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ATLYS Album Release - 7pm | $10

  • uncommon ground (edgewater) 1401 W Devon Ave chicago United States (map)


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ATLYS, the classically trained, all-female string quartet pushes the boundaries of their genre with their soon-to-be-released debut album: ATLYS. Combining their world-class training from the top music conservatories in the country, ATLYS is a powerful force, and with encouragement from world-renowned cellist, Yo-yo Ma, the four women mix the latest technology with their centuries-old instruments to bring the sounds and melodies from around the world into their mesmerizing, cinematic soundscapes.

Since their founding in late 2016, ATLYS has performed nearly 1,000 concerts together, had their music featured on several collaborative albums and music videos, in motion pictures, and were selected to represent New York’s Lincoln Center in performances around the world, including a private performance for Oprah Winfrey.

Through this album, ATLYS explores an infinite world of possibilities for string quartet. Extending the traditional string instrument technique to include atmospheric and percussive textures, ATLYS creates twenty-first century symphonies from just their four instruments. Each track is an innovative re-imagination based on some of their favorite songs and many of the selections feature music by or about strong women. Playing this music allows them to amplify their voices and tell their stories.