new music cabaret
Alyssa Anderson and I are presenting a program of new works for voice and saxophone at the Zeitgeist 7th Annual New Music Cabaret at Studio Z in Lowertown, St. Paul. Works by Joey Crane, Thomas Kessler, Lori Laitman, Philippe Leroux, Ted Moore, and Daniel Nass! Check it out!
Still have one more chance to come check out Spitting Image Collective's series push/bend/pull on June 11 at Dreamland Arts in St. Paul, MN. New works by Katherine Bergman, Joey Crane, Scott Miller, Ted Moore, and Daniel Nass performed by Erika Olson Blanco, James DeVoll, Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, Jeremy Johnston and Carlynn Savot.
AVIDduo @ Studio Z and Dreamland
This past weekend, AVIDduo gave the world premiere of four new works for flute, saxophone, and electronics at Dreamland Arts and Studio Z in St. Paul, MN. Read about the concert here. The program for this event was all digital - download here!
AVIDduo @ STUDIO Z
Join us April 10 for a FREE concert at Studio Z in St. Paul! We will have a pre-concert talk with composers at 7PM, followed by music at 7:30PM. Hope to see you there!
First movement of Jeremy Wagner's epic new work Zusammenfluss for alto saxophone + piano. This performance is from the world premiere on 6 March 2015 at Studio Z in St. Paul. Neil Nanyi Qiang, piano.
Zusammenfluss—a German word for “confluence” from the roots “Zussammen” (together) and “Fluss” (river, flow)—is a work conceived as a dialog between differing modes of temporal perception. Its central object is glimpsed on a multiplicity of time scales to form distinct streams of activity, combined and re-combined in turbulent flow, to explore notions of consonant and dissonant time. It is the fourth installment in a cycle of German-titled duos and trios that form the basis of a large-scale chamber cycle to be completed in 2015. Zusammenfluss was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Anonymous.
PERSEPHONE is (loosely) based on the spring maiden’s unwitting descent to the throne of the underworld. Straying from the original Greek mythology, our story finds Persephone on a quest. She (like many of us) is searching for something that can only be found by venturing into (and embracing) the unknown.
Come this next weekend to check out PERSEPHONE at the JSB TEKBOX in the Cowels Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in downtown Minneapolis! A completely original work, this production features an hour-long cycle of new music by composer Ted Moore for viola, saxophones, piano, percussion, and electronics. Direction and choreography by Hannah Holman. Lighting design by Courtney Schmitz-Watson. December 4-6. Buy tickets HERE!
New sounds! This piece agape.Closed for solo voice by Joey Crane was written for me and premiered earlier this month at the Contemporary Music Workshop concert in Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis, MN.
New Music USA Grant
Very excited to announce that Jeremy Wagner will be writing a new work for me funded by New Music USA! To visit the project page, click here.
New piece in the works for AVIDduo by Josh Clausen. Check out this demo video he put together - I am playing on the track! Looking forward to premiering it next season!
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