Defined by human activities, places are ever-changing, ever-decaying, and always being reborn, often through collective action and collaboration. From Space to Place features projects from local, national and international artists and designers that reexamine place and one's relationship to it. The projects are a result of collaborative and individual efforts to interpret and investigate the phenomena of place and placemaking—the transformation of a space into that which has a distinct identity.
Featuring CookKIT from 7pm-10pm outside Regis
Parallel Hypothetical from 7pm-10pm at Rapson Hall
Identity of the Moment, a live performance by Anna Carlson & Joey Crane at 8pm at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery
I will be performing on the Identity of the Moment exhibit! It will be a performance art work for alto saxophone and soprano voice (Elizabeth Windnagel) of Joey Crane's piece Jewface in collaboration with fashion designer Anna Carlson. Come check it out!
Alex Richards and I will be playing a concert together next Saturday, May 11 at 2PM at the University of Minnesota. It will feature Louder than Words by Don Freund, Caravan by Tanya Anisimova and Dark Rain by Andy Scott. Dark Rain, a double concerto for two saxophones and wind ensemble, will be performed in a reduced version for piano, bass and drum set! Leah Siltberg (p), Lewis Heald (b), and Jeremy Johnston (d) will be helping us out!
Next Friday, May 10, I will be playing DMA recital #3! Come check out some great saxophone music including Jennifer Higdon's Sonata, Carlos Gonzalo Guzman-Munoz's Monologo en Tiempo de Joropo, Mark Oliveiro's Baayami: From the Sky, and David Biedenbender's Images. I will be assisted by the talented Jieun Kim on piano!
The U of M Saxophone Quartet will be doing a performance at Schmitt Music in Edina with Dr. Rousseau playing some fun saxophone quartet and quintet arrangements! Don't miss this! U of M Saxophone Quartet all play E. Rousseau Mouthpieces!
The University of Minnesota Saxophone Quartet (Benjamin Cold, David Kahn, Alexander Richards, and myself) will be guest soloists with the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, conducted by Craig Kirchhoff, performing William Bolcom's Concerto Grosso this week! Don't miss out! The concert is FREE!
Later this week, I will be heading to Minot, ND to perform at the NASA Region 3 Conference at Minot State University! Saturday 4/20 the University of Minnesota Saxophone Quartet will perform Ida Gotkovsky's Quatuor Mvt VI. Finale and Michael Torke's July! Then on Sunday 4/21, I will be playing a solo recital featuring Carlos Gonzalo Guzman-Munoz's Monologo en Tiempo de Joropo and Mark Oliveiro's Baayami: From the Sky! Hope to see some familiar faces there!
I have been very influenced by Marina Abramovic the last couple of months. She is a brilliant performance artist who can really engage with her audience on a personal level. I bought this film last week, which is a documentary on her latest piece The Artist is Present that was performed at MoMA in NYC along with a retrospective of her life's work. For the piece, there was a large space with a table and two chairs; she would sit in one chair and an audience member would sit in the other and they would share a moment of silence together. A simple concept, but one that created a profound experience for the audience. Below is a YouTube video of a talk Marina gave about art and the process of preparing to give a performance. Very much worth watching!
Come out next Tuesday and hear some great contemporary music by Luciano Berio and several premieres by student composers! I will be premiering a new work for two baritone saxophones by Jeremy Wagner!