presented by Spitting Image Collective
April 30, 2022
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
$15 / $10 students
Spitting Image Collective presents Boston-based contemporary music trailblazers Transient Canvas in a concert featuring works by local Twin Cities composers Joshua Clausen, Daniel Nass, Katherine Bergman, and Jonathan Posthuma, plus music by Yiyang Wang and Mikhail Johnson.
Yiyang Wang - Converse II
Katherine Bergman - Superior
Jonathan Posthuma - Suite excentrique
Daniel Nass - Song of Unktehi
Joshua Clausen - Voight-Kampff (world premiere)
Mikhail Johnson - Ton yo han mek fashan
Boston-based contemporary duo Transient Canvas is on a mission to revolutionize the modern concert experience. Since 2011, their innovative performances have been praised as “superb” by the Boston Globe and “disarming” by Cleveland Classical, with the San Francisco Chronicle lauding “the versatile imagination they both display and inspire in others.” Bass clarinetist Amy Advocat and marimbist Matt Sharrock relish the creative potential of working with living composers, having amassed a varied repertoire of over 80 commissioned works in addition to working with hundreds of student composers from all over the world. Since 2017, they have hosted their annual paid Composer Fellowship Program that is free and open to composers of all ages. They maintain an active touring schedule with recent performances at the Charlotte New Music Festival, Music on the Edge, Red Note New Music Festival, and People Inside Electronics, among others. Recent educational residencies include the University of Southern California, University of Pittsburgh, North Carolina NewMusic Initiative, and Divergent Studio at Longy School of Music. They have three albums, Right now, in a second; Sift; and Wired; released on New Focus Recordings. Transient Canvas proudly endorses Henri Selmer Paris and Marimba One. For more information, visit www.transientcanvas.com.
Spitting Image Collective is a group of Minnesota composers that came together in 2013 to build a strong community of composers, performers and listeners in the Twin Cities metro area. Since then, the collective has commissioned numerous new works from local Minnesota composers and presented them in concerts throughout the Twin Cities featuring many of the area’s most talented new music performers and nationally-renowned visiting ensembles. Dedicated to community outreach and education, Spitting Image’s educational programs introduce learners of all ages to new music through listening, performing, and composing, including residencies at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Public Schools, and workshops for the public. Spitting Image Collective members are: Katherine Bergman, Joshua Clausen, and Daniel Nass.
Masks required inside the venue. Seating is limited to allow for social distancing. Reservations are recommended.
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