Bing and Ruth: City Lake

[25 April 2011]

By Ron Hart

Led by alt-classical young lion David Moore, Brooklyn’s Bing and Ruth have been making serious waves in the New York City creative music scene (or at least what’s left of it) for over four years now. They have performed at such prestigious local events as the Wordless Music Series, the WFMU Festival and Stochastic Brooklyn and alongside such prominent, like-minded figures as Mum, Max Richter and So Percussion. On the group’s third full-length, Moore and his 11-piece ensemble utilize their microtonal menagerie of strings, woodwinds and treated acoustic instruments to craft an atmospheric aural landscape that would be just as at home at Carnegie Hall as it is in the various meat lockers, chicken coops, abandoned apartments and rooftops the group has been known to commandeer as performance spaces. City Lake is a stunning testament to indie classical music’s growth as a movement entirely of its own.

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/137787-bing-and-ruth-city-lake/