presented by The New Ruckus
Formerly known as the American Composers Forum’s Tuesday Salon, Composer Nights are an opportunity for composers to present their work, chat with the audience, receive feedback, and connect with others with a passion for musical adventure. These events are friendly, fun, and always surprisingly varied. Come to share, come to ask, come to listen.
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This Composer Night features music by:
Alicia Renée Storkamp performs the last three songs she wrote in 2014: “Didn't Even Leave a Message,” “Try Baby, Try” and “I Like You.” Alicia is a vocalist from the Twin Cities, specializing in jazz, musical theater and Judy Garland tributes. She started writing piano/vocal music at the age of 14, and has a library of over a hundred tunes.
Kindohm (a.k.a. Mike Hodnick) will present Socket Lever, an improvised, live-coded performance of a track from his December 2014 release "I Am A Computer.”
Kindohm performs live-coded, algorithmic electronic music. Sounds range from glitchy ambient to bass-heavy IDM (and everything in between). Music is coded in real time using programming languages.
Aaron Kerr presents a live performance of new music from his last solo release, Dissonant Creatures. Raw, dissonant, electric music performed using NS Design electric cello with loop station and guitar pedals. Aaron Kerr is a local composer and cellist who will be playing the last Saturday of each month at The Underground Music Cafe in Falcon Heights. He performs original music with several different kinds of ensembles.
Sean Egan presents a spontaneous improvisation (or set of improvisations) on the clarinet. Sean Egan is a composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Saint Paul. His primary focus is clarinet improvisation. He is currently a member of the free improvisation ensemble Rhizosphere and the director of improvisation collective Semiconductor. He has worked with a number of Twin Cities artists and arts organizations, including poets Lynette Reini-Grandell and Kathryn Kysar, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, the International Novelty Gamelan Orchestra, and the James Sewell Ballet.