(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Window Quartet, led by Czech-born composer-pianist Antonin Fajt, performs at Hudson Opera House on Saturday, April 30, at 7pm. In addition to Fajt, the members of Window Quartet are Carolyn Hietter, saxophone; Julian Lampert, bass; and Matt Norman, drums.
The members of the avant-jazz quartet met during their studies at Bard College in 2013 and have been working together ever since. Their music oscillates between ambient textures, singing melodies, and driving rhythms. Much of their inspiration comes from landscapes, especially the Hudson Valley countryside.
Antonin “Tony” Fajt is a Czech-born composer, pianist, and producer. He is the fortunate offspring of Bittova & Fajt, a legendary avant-garde duo featuring Czech avant-garde violinist, singer, and composer Iva Bittova and percussionist Pavel Fajt from the Czech rock group Dunaj.
Tony Fajt is a recipient of the Theodore Presser Award and Margaret C. Shafer Prize for Composition. As of late he has been exploring the possibilities of prepared piano and extended techniques, and has performed at Le Poisson Rouge, Merkin Hall, The Morgan Library, and the National Theater in the Czech Republic.
For further information and tickets, visit Hudson Opera House or call (518) 822-1438.