I will be teaching at the Areon Summer Flute Institute this July in Los Altos, California!
Applications for this fun day camp for flutists aged 9-collegiate are available now at http://areonflutes.com.
Scholarships as well as Camp Counselor and Teaching Assistant positions are also available.
The Mineral Kingdom is performing at FreqFestSF v2.0! We will be performing on the first night of this chiptune festival organized by 8BitSF and 8BitSF.
Fri & Sat, July 21-22, 2017
Doors @ 7pm, show @ 7:30pm [The Mineral Kingdom will be on at 9:30 on Friday, 7/21]
Codeword - 917 Folsom St, San Francisco
$11 per night advance; $20 advance two-night pass
$15 admision at doors each night
A/B Duo will be performing at the NMASS Festival in Austin this July!
We will be performing on July 15 in the evening, as well as July 16 in the afternoon.
Stay tuned! Or check out the NMASS website.
New Media Art & Sound Summit 2017
July 14, 15, 16 at Springdale Station
979 Springdale Rd Austin, TX 78702
A/B Duo will be performing a piece by Aaron Gervais at Composers Inc's show:
Saturday, May 13, 8:00pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Matthew Paul Finnigan Commissioning Award
Amaranth String Quartet
Shit Around the World
Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award
Amaranth String Quartet
Frank La Rocca, Ryan Rey, Allen Shearer, Nicholas Vasallo
[new work jointly composed by Composers, Inc.’s Artistic Directors]
Gabriela Lena Frank
Amaranth String Quartet
TBD Winner, !BAMM! Student Composers Competition winner
Areon Flutes at Santa Clara University
I will be performing a solo set of mostly electroacoustic music at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies in Berkeley.
Fractus III: Aerophoneme for flute and quadraphonic sound by Eli Fieldsteel
Flight of the Bleeper Bird for flute and Gameboy by Matthew Joseph Payne
Sometimes the City is Silent by Janice Misurell-Mitchell
Mercurial for flute and tape by Jay Batzner
Etude for contrabass flute and TI83+ calculator by Matthew Joseph Payne
1750 Arch St, Berkeley, California 94709
Tickets available at the door, cash only
$10 / $5 students
I'll be performing with Areon Flutes as they celebrate the release of their album Thrive.
November 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
A/B Duo will be playing a full recital at the San Francisco Presidio Officers Club! We will be playing pieces from our new album, Variety Show.
This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required.
More info and tickets/registration: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-sessions-ab-duo
A/B Duo will be performing at SF Music Day this year! Catch us at 2:45PM in the Atrium Theater inside the Veterans Memorial Building in San Francisco. We are one of several chamber /jazz/etc groups performing all day!
FREE. Details here: http://www.sffcm.org/sfmusic-day/
A/B Duo has an album coming out and we will be performing selections from the album on September 22 at 8PM at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. We will be splitting the show with fellow Aerocade Music artists and everyone's favorite Saxophone and Bassoon Duo, Post-Haste Reed Duo!
I'll be performing with Areon Flutes on Sunday August 14th at the NFA convention. We will be performing a fun piece by Danny Clay called Broken Birds.
"Multiple Flutes No. 3"
Royal Palm 4-5-6
I'll be performing with Areon Flutes during the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts 25h Anniversary Festival!
We are on at 1:30PM. FREE!
Presented by the City of Mountain View
Saturday, August 6 from 10 AM – 4 PM Celebrate 25 Years of awesome performances at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. With free performances including music, dance, comedy, theatre and film on all stages throughout the day, there is sure to be something for everyone. Food trucks and commemorative swag will be available.
I'm very excited to present my new piece, Blueprint, at the Soundwave Biennial.
Featuring the Meerenai Shim Quartet:
Michael Hernandez, soprano sax
Kassey Plaha, flute
Meerenai Shim, contrabass flute
Kris King, contraforte
Friday, August 5, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Soundwave is produced by MEDIATE Art Group, a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that creates meaningful, cutting edge art and music experiences through the activation of people, places and environments in the San Francisco Bay Area.
MEDIATE created Soundwave in 2002 as a festival that investigates a new idea through innovative sound, art and music every season. Renowned for its thoughtful curation and unique programming in diverse spaces and places, Soundwave brings together creators from across the sonic spectrum to discover new connections through sound-making and the sound experience.
Since I'm the curator for the New Music Open Mic shows at the Center for New Music, I don't usually perform on the New Music Open Mics but I'm making an exception this time to perform Dolce, Pureté for flute/voice/percussion by Janice Misurell-Mitchell.
Hope to see you there!
Friday, May 20, 2016
Center for New Music
I will be splitting a show with bassoonist Kris King. We have commissioned a piece for contrabass flute and contraforte from Joseph Columbo for this concert!
Toccata and Fugue in d minor by Johann Sebastian Bach (Arranged for contrabass flute and contraforte by Kris King)
Dolce, Pureté for flute/voice/percussion by Janice Misurell-Mitchell
Prelude from the c minor solo cello suite by Johann Sebastian Bach
Bachinanas Brasileiras No. 6 for flute and bassoon by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Strawocktopuss by Joseph M. Colombo
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1610690799254186/
I will be sitting in with Areon Flutes to play some new music for the Guerrilla Composers Guild!
A/B Duo recital at Framingham State University.
PRESIDIO SESSIONS – Friday Feb. 19 at 6 pm
In the intimate atmosphere of a house concert, experience jazz, contemporary, and classical music, and enjoy opportunities to converse with performers and each other.Offered in partnership with the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.
Noted for innovative programming and collaborations, Areon Flutes creatively engages its audiences with unique staging, theatrics, and choreography, using all members of the flute family. Their 2007 New York debut in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall received rave reviews: “These players know what kind of new music pleases audiences and critics alike” and “The group itself was memorable; they are a treat to all the senses” (Anthony Aibel, New York Concert Review). They were awarded the Bronze Medal at the 2008 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition – making them as the first prize-winning flute ensemble in the competition’s 35-year history.
Jill Heinke, Sasha Launer, Meerenai Shim, flutes
This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required. Please complete the registration process below. Please note that registering does not guarantee admission. Registered guests will be offered priority admission that will be honored until 15 minutes before the start of the event.
Free admission: reserve your seats.
This will be the 3rd New Music Open Mic night at the Center for New Music.
I will be performing Huge Blank Canvas Neck Tattoo by Gregory C. Brown. I will be bringing vegan goodies to the show. Since my album Pheromone comes out on the 13th, this will be a small CD release party too.
Other acts playing on the Open Mic include Adam Fong & Brent Miller and Cory Tiffin.