Katie Porter, Clarinet, Performances & Projects

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Upcoming shows & talks, etc 2019!!

Jan 4, 2019 7:30PM solo experimental bass clarinet @ Avant Vespers, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Provo, Utah

Feb 2, 2019 7:30PM  with Wild UP: We The People @ Kingsbury Hall, SLC, Utah

Feb 3, 2019 3-6PM with Sarah Hennies and Queer Trash @ MOMA PS1, NYC, New York

Feb 22, 2019 Katie Porter presents extreme and extended techniques for clarinet & bass clarinet in modern and experimental music @ Utah Clarinet Festival 2019, BYU, Provo, Utah

Feb 23 2019 Katie Porter solo experimental clarinet performance at Utah Clarinet Festival 2019, BYU, Provo, Utah

March 18 & 20, 2019 2PM Katie Porter guest talks about heightened and extended musical experiences at Phillip Bimstein’s RADICAL QUIET honors course, University of Utah, SLC, Utah

March 25 2019 7:30PM  Red Desert: The Edge of Music at Westminster College, SLC, Ut


Music into mountains, deserts, oceans

In 2019 I plan to send more music I love off mountains and into the desert and into the ocean. I spent some time in Madeira learning a Lois V Vierk piece, here’s a snip from my practice room!!! Happy New year all you inspiring people xo kp

Red Desert = Top Ten performances of the Utah Enlightenment in 2018!!

Our show at the UMFA this last September is listed as a top ten moment in the arts here in Utah.  We are thrilled!

“One of the most imaginative concerts of the year, Red Desert presented more than 80 years of experimental music in a continuous stream that ultimately comprised a one-hour composition. The Utah performance followed two recent appearances in New York City. The concert was presented in the Great Hall gallery of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts – a fitting venue.

As The Utah Review explained, “the order and the selected works were curated carefully. Experimentalism is not haphazard nor is it trivial nor a novel curiosity. Indeed, the Red Desert performance offered an enlightening perspective of how experimentalism shapes and affirms new sounds and techniques in the long game approach of reaching musicians and listeners.”


Lucie Vitkova’s FIVE from atop this cliff in Madeira, Portugal, Dec 15