Anubis & RAM @ Secret Theatre

Date: May 21, 2010
Time: 8:00 pm

Friday, May 21, 2010, @ 8:00pm
Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY

Tickets $15 advance/$20 door
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Random Access Music presents a concert of works performed by the Chicago-based Anubis Saxophone Quartet. Works by Random Access Music member-composers Andrew McKenna Lee, David Fetherolf, Jonathan Pieslak, Erin Rogers, and B. Allen Schulz will be presented on the program, along with the winning work of RAM‘s 2010 call for scores Howling at the Wind by Dana Wilson. A reception, with composer and performer question-and-answer period, will follow.

RANDOM ACCESS MUSIC is a consortium of composers who pool their energy and resources to produce concerts of their own music. Founded in 2006, RAM works closely with both emerging and well-established new music ensembles throughout the United States and has presented 12 separate concerts of music by its member-composers. RAM‘s six member-composers have won almost every young composers’ prize in the book and have drawn critical acclaim from coast to coast and internationally, including the following excerpts from periodicals such as the New York Times and Time Out New York: “remarkably inspired,” “diverse and rousing,” “personal, moody and skillfully wrought,” “quirky, sparkling…fresh sounds,” “powerful and intense;” and the music “causes you to prick up your ears.”

Anubis Quartet is a new-generation modular saxophone ensemble committed to the creation, progression, and performance of new music. The four musicians of Anubis Quartet, Ryan Muncy, Allison Balcetis, David Wegehaupt, and Sean Patayanikorn, regularly perform on all members of the saxophone family, resulting in engaging and varied performances that exponentially increase the possibilities of expression through sound.

Formed in 2007, Anubis has quickly gained regard as one of North America’s major contemporary saxophone ensembles, having performed as guests at Bowling Green State University, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and at the 2008 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial conference at the University of South Carolina. In addition to a Chicago debut performance at Nichols Concert Hall of the Music Institute of Chicago, engagements during the previous concert season included the presentation of new works at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand at the 15th World Saxophone Congress, and a performance at the NASA Region IX conference in Edmonton, Alberta. The quartet has commissioned and premiered works by major living composers including Thierry Alla, Philippe Laval, Mikel Kuehn, Claudio Gabriele and Vincent Bouchot. Anubis Quartet includes two Fulbright Scholars, one Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Gold Medalist, one semi-finalist in the Adolphe Sax International Competition, five diplomas from major French conservatories, one collaborator on a first-round Grammy Award nominated album, and the 4th place winner of the 2008 Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition.

Posted on April 19, 2010 by erin

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