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!
I was happy to be back at the University of North Texas recently to play a recital with my friend Alex Richards of all saxophone duos (and one trio with piano)! Below are some pictures from the concert and the hang afterward. Thanks to everyone who came despite the icy weather, and be sure to check out the recording of Frederick Fox's piece Visitations below from the concert. Orotund2 will be playing that piece again at the NASA conference later this month, along with Jeremy L. Wagner's ...auf einer grunen Aue... You can also follow us on SoundCloud now!
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!
Check out the video from 3-Play at Skewed Visions Studio featuring Ted Moore's new multimedia work eclipse for improvising instrumentalist, live processing, and live video!
I am excited to announce that my new CD Images: American Sonatas is finally available! This album, which I recorded with the lovely EunHye Grace Choi on piano, features sonatas by William Albright, David Biedenbender, Sy Brandon and Jennifer Higdon. Contact me if you are interested in purchasing a copy!
Images is now available on CDbaby and iTunes! You can still buy a copy from me, but now you can also download a digital copy for (slightly) cheaper!
AVIDduo just recently finished recording our first CD together! We were able to use the amazing facilities at the Art Institute of Minneapolis with a great engineer, Brian Hallermann. Stay tuned for details as the project unfolds... everything should be ready by the end of the year! It will include some great original works for flute and saxophone, and we are very excited to share this music!
For those in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, come out to Studio Z on Saturday, September 21 at 7:30PM to hear some really fantastic original works for flute and saxophone by a wide collection of composers! The program will include:
We're from the Internet - Josh Clausen
Cracked Brick - Anna E. Garman
Interactions - Lenka Sturalova
deepities - Ted Moore
Ever Present - Alvin Lucier
BAAYAMI: From the Sky - Mark Oliveiro
Janus - Paul Hayden
We will be joined by special guest Peter John on piano!
The following week, we will be in the studio recording all of these works for an upcoming CD that will be released at the end of the year, so stay tuned for more details on this project!
A few months ago I performed at the Nash Art Gallery as part of the Space to Place art exhibit. The performance by the lovely Elizabeth Windnagel and myself was deemed Identity of the Moment. The piece performed was called Jewface by composer Joey Crane, in collaboration with fashion designer Anna Carlson. You can read my blog post here about the exhibit. Here is the video! Kevin Obsatz was the videographer.
(clockwise from left to right) rewind, play, fast forward by Shea Bartel; Into the Woods by Linnea Doyle; Extended Techniques by Jamie Winter Dawson.
This past weekend, Renegade Ensemble had our first ever ReneGALA, a gallery show/performance featuring works from this past season's Visual Artist Collaboration Series. We had a different visual artist come on stage with us during each concert series and create a new piece of art while we performed! The paintings were sold in an auction during the exhibit, along with some of the artist's other work. The ensemble performed a few highlights from the past season, as well as a few preview performances for next season!
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 on May 30! 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!
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