Commissioned documentary for the Ciompi Quartet.¬†The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in its cultural life, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances. In a career that includes many hundreds of concerts and spans five continents, the Ciompi Quartet has developed a reputation for performances of real intelligence and musical sophistication, and for a warm, unified sound that is enhanced by each player’s strong individual voice. With a maturity and insight born of wide experience, the Ciompi Quartet projects the heart and soul of the music, in a repertoire that ranges from well-known masterpieces to works by today’s most communicative composers.

Short Documentary

Short promo commissioned to highlight Duke Listens, a program of Orientation Week at Duke University. The entertainment at DPAC was provided by Duke music professor and jazz artist John Brown, who has organized a new music appreciation program, “Duke Listens,” for incoming students. The program offers an overview of jazz, hip-hop and R&B history, interspersed with musical performances and live Q&A sessions with musicians. The Pitchforks, a men’s a capella singing group at Duke, opened the show.

Promotional video