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).
Stephanie Richards and Katie Porter outside of the practice shed at the cabin- Listen/Space Commissions
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 Burning 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.
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, Lucie Vítková, Jürg Frey, 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.