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).
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..
Sun Tunnels Community Meet-Up
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 in Boston this weekend for the first ELM Sessions hosted by Nomi Epstein, Jennie Gottschalk and Ian Power. I’ll be talking about Listening/Communication/Interaction using three pieces we’ve commissioned recently by André Cormier, Lucie Vítková and Doug Barrett. AND we’re playing a concert!!!
We are listening to Devin Maxwell and the many percussionists play Inuksuit in an incredible sculpture park in no where land Montana. Art music! America!
Pictures of our commissioning project in Tollgate Canyon, Utah 2016- with Robert Jedrzejewski, Robin Streb, Jonathan Marmor, Kevin Farrell, Stephanie Richards, Devin Maxwell, Kristin Olson, Katie Porter, Andrew Munsey, Nathan Herrera, André Cormier, Carlo Dean, Christine Tavolacci, Gavin Ryan, Eric KM Clark, and a bunch of drums & children.