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Mission

Music Starts From Silence (MSFS) facilitates the performance, publication, recording, and distribution of original works by exciting contemporary artists. See our store for vinyl, CD's, downloads, scores, and other merchandise. MSFS' releases and recording artists are listed below. Recent live events have included Loop 2.4.3, Erik Friedlander, Dafnis Prieto, John Amira, Jon Catler, Clogs, Sub-Verse, Gyan Riley, Lucio Menegan, Alex Vittum, and Jon Waldo (paintings and projections).

A broader sense of our activities can be seen by visiting the homepage of our flagship ensemble, Loop 2.4.3.

Music Starts From Silence's projects for Loop 2.4.3 are sponsored by the Brooklyn Arts Council. You can make a tax-deductible donation to further the mission of creation, performance, and sharing through educational outreach.

Services

The composers/performers on our roster have worked in theater, film, performance art, and dance, and are interested in collaborations and 'for hire' situations in a variety of mediums. Credits include work with Clogs, Newband (Harry Partch ensemble), Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement, John Jeserun, Alan Good Dance, Dafnis Prieto, Ben Verdery, Jon Catler, The National, Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), and others. See more info on our artists page.

For inquiries or more information, please contact Paul at info AT MusicStartsFromSilence.com

Press

"...intricate, energetic performances."
- The New York Times

"Batterie works best as foreground music...There are action adventures and reveries, and it all sounds like part of a well-thought-out tradition. Only the tradition has never existed until now."
- Fresh Air, NPR

"Transportive…"
- Boston Phoenix

"Batterie is not only an exercise in pure rhythm (and its endless subtleties) but a feast of gorgeous sounds...an almost perfect balance between compositional discipline and the crackling, what's-gonna-happen-next exhilaration of improvising on the fly."
- Lansing State Journal

"Almglocken Melodien...an almost prayer-like 6 minutes"
- Downtown Express

"Genre-exploding"
- Time Out New York

"Mesmerizing..stunning"
- Time Out Chicago

"..inhabits areas of tentative, quieted exploration and propulsive rhythmic excess."
- All About Jazz

Loop 2.4.3 is "a refreshing combination of rigor, complexity, and force."
- The Big City

★ critic's pick : "Loop 2.4.3, a fascinating percussion ensemble, plays richly detailed, hypnotic original music that will surely appeal to admirers of of So Percussion, Bell Orchestre and the like."
- Time Out New York

"exciting and vibrant music...[Batterie] showcases Loop 2.4.3’s explosive live performances."
- Exclaim