Invitational Performance at the Inaugural New Music Festival in Stony Brook, NY. January 17-19. We'll present Harvey Sollberger's "Gazzedolphylloni" for the first time with Debra's all-new 2020 improvistations, catch up and network with our new music colleagues, and promote our new Call for Scores to the composers attending.
Call for Scores! In collaboration with PARMA Recordings, we're asking composers to submit their inspired ideas for new music for the Silvert 1816 Laurent Crystal Flute and classical guitar. Selected composers will write works to be recorded by Duo Sequenza using this flute. "Yes...It's a (Fragile) Thing!" is slated for a 2021 release on the Navona Records label. Composers, read more about it here!
Project Listen Up!” By embedding Duo Sequenza’s musical artistry throughout the Lake Michigan South Shore Region with numerous informal, short, curated performances in multiple non-traditional venues, we create awareness and stimulate broad public interest in chamber music, especially new music. This outreach and education project was awarded an Arts Project Support grant for its second year from South Shore Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Performances such as 'Le Salon Concert,' 'The Hair (?!?) Salon Concert,' 'Musical Curiosities,' 'Road Trip,' 'Chamber Music on Tap,' 'Bach's Lunch Hour,' 'New at Noon,' 'Once Upon a Concert' and 'Plumbing the Depths,' taking place throughout March 2020 will be free to the public with community partners such as Ironwood Brewing, The Valparaiso Inn, Alley Kat's Curiosity Shoppe and more. This project reached more than 400 listeners in 2019 and aspires to reach even more in 2020! If YOU would like to host a Project Listen Up! event in YOUR place of business, contact us here!
The Hair (?!?) Salon Concert!
“Miller Borne: the Musical Residency of a Native Son”
In collaboration with the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District, Duo Sequenza is developing a composer residency to present the exquisite chamber music of Miller Beach native composer Jerry Owen. The residency will include outreach and educational activities throughout the three-county Lake Michigan South Shore Region in Indiana. Targeted for Fall 2020, the activities will culminate in a formal chamber music concert of Dr. Owen’s works and the World Premiere of a brand new piece written for Duo Sequenza based on the history of the Miller Beach community and honoring its continuing support of the fine arts. This project is presently available for major funding. Inquire here if you'd like to help make this project possible. Please be sure to mention that your gift is for "Miller Borne: the Musical Residency of a Native Son, Composer Jerry Owen" so that you are properly acknowledged!
"Composing the Collection: Sonifying the Lowe Art Museum's Musical Instruments & Art Works in Written Music & Live Performance"
In collaboration with the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, this project enables Frost composition students to advance their professional skills by creating new music inspired by objects from the Lowe's Musical Instruments and Art Works Collections and the UM Libraries Special Collections. Guided by Frost faculty whose own music transforms objects into sonic models, students will select two objects: an instrument and an artwork. Through research, digital recording, spectral analysis, and in consultation with Lowe and Library staff, students will obtain modern representations of their chosen instrument's sounds. Each student will then compose a new chamber or multimedia work inspired by their paired objects, utilizing individualized creative sonic approaches. Under the leadership of faculty composer, Dr. Dorothy Hindman, the finished works will be premiered, recorded, and videotaped in a student-organized public concert at the Lowe featuring Duo Sequenza as guest artists-in-residence, and student performers. The resultant audio samples, live recordings of the new works, and other sonic documentation of the source objects will form the basis of an audio companion to augment Lowe's Guide by Cell. Financial support by The Andrew W. Mellon CREATE Grants Program