Thread Ensemble surprises and delights listeners by involving them directly in the creative process. Through its annual series of varied interactive events, Thread Ensemble adapts to each unique audience and environment with original music created in the moment. Thread Ensemble is the convergence of three unique voices: Abigale Reisman and Rachel Panitch on violins, and Andria Nicodemou on vibraphone and percussion.
Thread Ensemble is a 2018 recipient of The Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston grant. Their "Interaction Day" in 2017 was funded by a City of Boston and Boston Cultural Council award. Thread's successful Kickstarter campaign brought together 112 supporters whose stories, drawings, and pictures informed a concert of 12 new works.
Thread Ensemble has been commissioned to create pieces for a Sleeping Weazel production at Boston Center for the Arts and an anchor performance at Make Music Boston. They have also performed at Arnold Arboretum, Boston Children’s Museum, and the Outside the Box Festival.
Thread formed via an Ensemble Fellowship at New England Conservatory’s Community Performances & Partnerships Department in 2012 where they performed at community centers and schools around Greater Boston. Thread has since been chosen to represent NEC’s Contemporary Improvisation Department in a number of settings including a storytelling residency at Bridge Boston Charter School.
Thread Ensemble curates the connection between listeners’ lived experiences and improvised music.
You can find Thread's Creative Ground profile here. Thread Ensemble is NEST-eligible for New England States Touring Grants with the New England Foundation for the Arts.