I’ll be performing some party music!! World-premiere of Cloudseeding 4 for bass clarinet & electronics written especially for the occasion of the grand reopening party of the UMFA (Utah Museum of Fine Arts). Also on the program Giacinto Scelsi’s Preghiera per un’ombra for solo clarinet. FREE!
August 27, 2017
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Modern & Contemporary Gallery
Katie Porter, clarinet & bass clarinet
Giacinto Scelsi Preghiera per un’ombra for solo clarinet ’12
Devin Maxwell Cloudseeding 4 for bass clarinet & electronics ’30 * World premiere
FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! All reopening events here: https://umfa.utah.edu/reopening
I’ll be curating and performing a concert inspired by Luigi Nono’s Utopica Futura – in my mind experimental music that explores the recurring future by using sounds from the past. ELMS (Experimental Listening and Music) will feature presentations and music by Nomi Epstein (composer/piano), Jennie Gottschalk (composer), Ian Power (composer), Colin Tucker (composer/cello), D Edward Davis (composer), Erik Carlson (composer/violin) and Katie Porter (clarinet).
This summer we’ll be gathering again for our 3rd annual residency at our cabin. This year’s commissions feature more chamber music from the group, including a transcription of What Is The Sound Of One Flag for 9 piece chamber ensemble by G Douglas Barrett, a new piece by flutist Christine Tavolacci, ensemble conduction by Stephanie Richards, guest conductor Rei Hotoda, pianist and composer Quentin Tolimieri and movement improvisations with dancer/choreographer Jessica Gaynor. We will be recording several evenings of group improvisations, and 7 new chamber music pieces. It will be stellar.
In residence June 23-28, Tollgate Canyon, Utah: Christine Tavolacci (flute/composer, LA), Katie Porter (clarinet, UT), Kristin Olson (oboe, NYC), Nathan Herrera (Saxophone, Santa Barbara), Stephanie Richards (trumpet/composer, San Diego), Kevin Farrell (bass, NYC), Andrew Munsey (drums, San Diego), Devin Maxwell (composer/vibes, UT), Rei Hotoda (conductor, UT), Quentin Tolimieri (piano/composer, Brooklyn) and Jessica Gaynor (movement, Brooklyn). Additional commissions by André Cormier & G Douglas Barrett.
ALL ABOUT IT! https://listenspacemusic.wordpress.com/
Red Desert Ensemble (Devin Maxwell, percussion & Katie Porter, clarinet) will be performing three hours of music at the Sun Tunnels in the remote desert of Utah.
Hosted by the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, with music curated by Katie Porter, the concert will feature the music of the constellations, nature and the infinite, with solos and duos by Michael Pisaro, Devin Maxwell, John Cage, Tim Parkinson, André Cormier, James Tenney, Pauline Oliveros, Manfred Werner, Craig Shepard, Giacinto Scelsi, Anastassis Philippakopoulos and more..
One of the most famous works of Land art in the world, Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels is located approximately 4 hours from Salt Lake City, in the desert around Lucin, Utah. This performance will take place outside during a community event celebrating and exploring this work of art. For more information on the site, visit: http://umfa.utah.edu/suntunnels_selfguide
– Saturday, September 30 (between 1-4pm)
I’m excited to chair this year’s VU! On July 18 I am curating an entire day-long concert of electronic music, some historic, some premiers, some hours for the color blue, some hours for critical and protest music, some hours of pieces specifically designed for the acoustics of the Jim Santy Auditorium. In addition to curated works, there is an open call for music: https://vusymposium.org/
Next Ensemble at ALLEGED, Ogden, Utah, January 28, 2017
Tonight I’m performing Morris Rosenzweig’s 2005 and Counting: Katrina for solo clarinet and electronics with the Next Ensemble at Alleged in Ogden, UT. The piece includes the voices and stories of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, victims natural disaster, the gov, themselves. Protest music, critical music. Also a new percussion & electronics piece by Devin Maxwell, Cloudseeding 5, which is about lying about the weather, the fifth installment.