For our first concert of the 2023-24 season, the [Switch~ Ensemble] presents Sounds from the Periphery, a concert of four captivating quartets by composers Christopher Chandler, Victoria Cheah, Heather Stebbins, and Fausto Romitelli. Drawing from their April 2023 split disc Roots, Chandler’s still life (2022) and Stebbins’s Among Arrows (2021) feature vibrant, elemental, and intensely tactile electroacoustic music, creating a listening experience that hones into all the fine details of the sonic moment. In Cheah’s introspective We drank wine from the bottle on a rooftop next to god (2017), a monolithic microtonal sonic landscape intertwined with sine tones gradually unfolds. At the heart of our program’s sonic journey lies Fausto Romitelli’s mesmerizing Domeniche alla periferia dell’impero (“Sundays on the Periphery of the Empire”). Romitelli’s work celebrates the intricate interplay of timbre and texture, inviting you to delve into a world of profound sensory experience.