yMusic is a six-piece chamber ensemble group from New York, founded in 2008 by Rob Moose and C.J. Camerieri.
What is chamber music?
Chamber music is a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments. Normally it would be a small enough group that it could fit into a palace “chamber”, or large room – hence the name. It’s one performer to an instrument, which in YMusic’s case would be:
- Rob Moose – violin
- C.J. Camerieri – trumpet
- Nadia Sirota – viola
- Alex Sopp – flute
- Hideaki Amori – clarinet
- Gabriel Cabezas – cello
What do they have in common with Bruce?
Much, particularly Rob Moose.
yMusic performed on four tracks on Absolute Zero: Never in this House, Voyager One, The Blinding Light of Dreams and Take You There (Misty). They return for Non-Secure Connection.
They toured with Bruce in 2019 and have also collaborated with the Staves (Never in this House) for The Way Is Read.
Rob Moose is also part of Bon Iver, featuring Justin Vernon (Over the Rise, Cast-Off, Meds) and has arranged music for Punch Brothers and Chris Thile.
Where can I hear more?
You can find their official website at ymusicensemble.com.
Their shows with Bruce from April 29 2019 and April 30 2019 shows are available for download on this site, and this pro-shot video is from the latter show, in New York City.: