Red Desert in Santa Cruz

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https://www.indexical.org/events/2018-02-18-red-desert

red desert + catherine lamb’s muto infinitas


wind river
421 wild way, santa cruz

Red Desert is the duo project of clarinetist Katie Porter and composer/percussionist Devin Maxwell, who have been performing, commissioning, creating and championing interesting music for 17 years. Their program stems from the stripped-down, austere and crystalline beauty of Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Lucier, and extends to younger composers Lucie Vitkova and Devin Maxwell.

The program concludes with Catherine Lamb’s new composition muto infinitas, for bass flute and double bass, performed by Christine Tavolacci and Scott Worthington. Lamb’s work explores the elemental, physical aspects of sound, and of the room, and requires performers to adjust their tuning to the harmonic series of overtones found in every physical space, and every harmonic vibrating body.

program

Alvin Lucier Music for Snare Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator, and One or More Reflective Surfaces

Lucie Vítková FIVE for solo clarinet and cell phone

Phill Niblock Ottavio

Pauline Oliveros Single Stroke Roll Meditation

Devin Maxwell Cloudseeding 4

Catherine Lamb muto infinitas

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RED DESERT 2017/18

Several duo shows upcoming and in the works!!  INFO: http://www.reddesertensemble.org

Sunday Oct 8, 2017 7PM RED DESERT at Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah

Program:
Morton Feldman Bass Clarinet and Percussion (1981) Red Desert with Indigo Cook, percussion
Other works for percussion by the Westminster Percussion Studio
https://www.westminstercollege.edu/campus-life/events-and-performances/ensemble-performances

 

Saturday OCTOBER 21, 2017 7PM
RED DESERT AT CASPER COLLEGE, WYOMING 

Program:
Devin Maxwell Chord Toss 3 for bass clarinet, percussion and electronics (2013)
Lucie Vîtkovå Choral No. 13 for clarinets and percussion (2016)
André Cormier Sommeil for clarinet and percussion (2002)
Morton Feldman Bass clarinet and percussion (1981) Red Desert with Indigo Cook, percussion
http://www.caspercollege.edu/music-department

 

Thursday, NOVEMBER 16 2017 7:30PM
RED DESERT AT SALTY CRICKET’S MELANGE

Sugar Space Warehouse 132 South 800 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Program:
Devin Maxwell Chord Toss 3 for bass clarinet, percussion and electronics (2013)

 

Saturday JANUARY 20, 2018 7PM
RED DESERT AT NEXT ENSEMBLE

Alleged, Ogden, Utah
Program:
Devin Maxwell Cloudseeding 4 for solo bass clarinet & electronics 30′
Alvin Lucier Music for Snare Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator, and One or More Reflective Surfaces 8′
Daniel Goode Long Distance for solo clarinet 3′
Pauline Oliveros All Fours for drumset 4′
Lucie Vítková Solo Clarinet 5′
Iannis Xenakis Rebonds A 7′

 

Saturday FEBRUARY 17, 2018 7PM
RED DESERT (Katie Porter/Devin Maxwell AT INDEXICAL //Christine Tavolacci/Scott Worthington play Catherine Lamb

Santa Cruz, California
Program:
Catherine Lamb Bass Flute and Double Bass 60′
Pauline Oliveros All Fours for drumset 4′
Lucie Vítková Solo Clarinet 5′
Devin Maxwell Cloudseeding 4 for solo bass clarinet & electronics 30′
Alvin Lucier Music for Snare Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator, and One or More Reflective Surfaces 8′
Phill Niblock TBA for percussion and electronics

 

Sunday Feb 18, 2018 7:30PM Red Desert (Katie Porter/Devin Maxwell) //Christine Tavolacci/Scott Worthington play Catherine Lamb

CENTER FOR NEW MUSIC

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Pauline Oliveros All Fours for drumset 4′
Devin Maxwell Cloudseeding 4 for solo bass clarinet & electronics 30′
Alvin Lucier Music for Snare Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator, and One or More Reflective Surfaces 8′
Catherine Lamb Bass Flute and Double Bass 60′

Performing with Next Ensemble, Morris Rosenzweig’s 2005 and Counting: Katrina

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.

http://indieogdenutah.com/new-year-new-music-next-ensemble/

video of Shawnee, Ohio live at the Wexner Center and Tecumseh Theater

January 8, 2017

Live performance and Q&A excerpts are from the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio (October 27, 2016), and the Tecumseh Theater, Shawnee, Ohio (October 28, 2016).

Performers:
Jeremy Woodruff, Flute and Tenor Saxophone
Katie Porter, Bass Clarinet
Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Banjo and Violin
Liz Fisher, Violin
Jocelyn Hach, Viola
Jan Van Voorhis, Cello
Aaron Michael Butler, Vibraphone
Brian Harnetty, Piano and Electronics

Sound/Video Production:
Keith Hanlon, recording engineer, live sound engineer
Kevin Davison, videographer, video editor
Scott Austin, live sound engineer, Wexner Center for the Arts

Special thanks to:
Charles Helm, Wexner Center for the Arts
John Winnenberg, Sunday Creek Associates

Source: https://vimeo.com/198400547