The Flute View Magazine reviewed our Interactions CD in their May 2014 edition!
"The last work on this release is Peter John’s Asteroid Baptistina. This asteroid is the one that is believed to have brought about the end of the age of dinosaurs and the beginning of a new era. He relates this idea to the current status of classical music: how do classical performers relate to new technology? John answers this question by combining flute and saxophone sounds and remixing them to deliver a convincing work that is a nice closer to this album."
"If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of flute and saxophone repertoire or if you have such an ensemble, there is certainly plenty of inspiration here."
AVIDduo recently traveled to Iowa to play a few concerts at Luther College and Coe College. Read about it here. On that trip we premiered two new works Celebration of Flight by Sy Brandon and Platinum by Zach Zubow. The videos are finally up, so I hope you enjoy these two new pieces for flute and saxophone!
Check out the video from a recent performance at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA! is himself no more for tenor saxophone and super collider by Ted Moore.
Please come and join me Sunday, April 27, 2014 for my final DMA recital at the University of Minnesota. The concert will be held at 4PM in Ferguson Hall, Room 85 and I will be assisted by Ted Moore on laptop! The program will include:
Syrinx - Claude Debussy
Hear Again In Memory - Frederick Fox
Suite Rapsodica - Jindrich Feld
Naica - Viet Cuong
eclipse - Ted Moore
Next Wednesday in Ted Mann Concert Hall, 7:30PM. Don't miss out! I will be doing Kurt Schwitters' Ursonate! (Hint: it's not for saxophone....)
This past week, AVIDduo traveled with composer Ted Moore to Iowa to perform at Luther College in Decorah, IA and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. Many thanks to Brooke Joyce and Zach Zubow for hosting us! Following our trip to Iowa, AVIDduo and Orotund2 traveled to the University of Illinois for the NASA2014 Conference!
We are excited to head to Iowa next week to play two concerts in Decorah and Cedar Rapids! Our program will feature two world premieres by Sy Brandon, Celebration of Flight and Zach Zubow, Platinum. This concert will also include Sam Melnick's Tesseract, Mark Oliveiro's BAAYAMI: From the Sky, and will feature composer Ted Moore's works deepities, is himself no more, and of circumstance.
Download Asteroid Baptistina for free off the SPEARFISHER soundcloud page. AVIDduo and SPEARFISHER (Peter John) collaborated on this track from the Interactions album, and now you can download the whole thing for FREE! (Press the download button in the upper right below!) Check it out, and be sure to support SPEARFISHERS' music!
Recently, AVIDduo released our new album Interactions at a concert in Denton, TX. The program included all original works written for our duo by Anna E. Garman, Ted Moore, Mark Oliveiro, Kirk O'Riordan, Chris Reza, and a world premiere of a new piece by Sam Melnick. We were fortunate to have Jeremy Powell Photography there to take some pictures - which will be available shortly - but please enjoy a few shots of the event below in the meantime. To support AVIDduo, visit the Buy page for merchandise! Interactions is also available on iTunes and Amazon!
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