The Anubis Quartet formed in 2007 by Allison Balcetis, Ryan Muncy, Sean Patayanikorn and David Wegehaupt.
is a new-generation modular saxophone ensemble committed to the creation, progression, and performance of new music. The quartet establishes a symbolic connection between Anubis, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, and the volatile yet sensual world of sound, color, and transformation which is vital to contemporary music. Musicians of Anubis Quartet regularly perform on all members of the saxophone family, resulting in engaging and varied performances which exponentially increase the possibilities of expression through sound.
Formed in 2007, the group has quickly gained regard as one of North America’s major contemporary saxophone ensembles, having performed as guests at Bowling Green State University, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and at the 2008 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial conference at the University of South Carolina. In addition to a Chicago debut performance at Nichols Concert Hall of the Music Institute of Chicago, engagements during the previous concert season included the presentation of new works at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand at the 15th World Saxophone Congress, and a performance at the NASA Region IX conference in Edmonton, Alberta. The quartet has commissioned and premiered works by major living composers including Thierry Alla, Philippe Laval, Mikel Kuehn, Claudio Gabriele and Vincent Bouchot. Currently, Anubis Quartet is the collaborating ensemble for Random Access Music, an NYC-based composers collective, and will present a concert of seven world premieres in New York, May 2010.