The Corwin Chair presents Transient Canvas

Event Date: 

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Karl Geiringer Hall (UCSB)

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Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Transient Canvas
Transient Canvas: Amy Advocat (clarinet) and Matt Sharrock (marimba). Photo by Robert Torres.
The Corwin Chair will present Transient Canvas—Amy Advocat (clarinet) and Matt Sharrock (marimba)—in concert on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. The program, "Wired," is a portrait of technology’s integration into modern life. As people try to emulate computers and we build computers that emulate people, the question of who is controlling whom becomes ambiguous. With musical inspiration ranging from Aphex Twin to electronic dance music, this program features music by David Ibbett, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Dan VanHassel, and Kirsten Volness, as well as a world premiere of a piece by UCSB composition graduate student, Scott Perry. 
Peter Van Zandt Lane: Exergy Bubblebath (2015)                                                                     
Scott Perry: Hot Boredom (2018) WORLD PREMIERE   
Kirsten Volness: Year Without a Summer (2017)     
David Ibbett: Branches (2015)       
Mischa Salkind-Pearl: solm (2016)       
Dan VanHassel: Epidermis (2017) 
About Transient Canvas
Hailed as "superb" by the Boston Globe, and "nothing short of fabulous" by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Transient Canvas is elevating the roles of bass clarinet and marimba by commissioning new repertoire that expands the limits of their instruments and explores the seemingly limitless tapestry of color and character of their combination. TC has commissioned over 75 works by emerging and well established composers from all over the United States, and has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe. In August 2017, TC released their first album Sift on New Focus Recordings to rave reviews. KLANG New Music called it "one of the more refreshing things I've heard in recent years."
Dedicated to spreading their repertoire, Transient Canvas has performed across the United States and Europe. They have been presented by the Alba Music Festival (Alba, Italy), SoundNOW Festival (Atlanta, GA), Classic City New Music Festival (Athens, GA), New Music Gathering (San Francisco, CA), Moore Hall Recital Series (Pembroke, NC), New Music at the Short North Stage (Columbus, OH), Music on Madison (Evanston, IL), New Music Nights at Spectrum (New York, NY), Clocks in Motion (Madison, WI), First Fridays (Providence, RI), New Hampshire Music Festival (Plymouth, NH), Society of Composers, Inc. (Orono, ME), the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (New York, NY), the Guerrilla Composers Guild (San Francisco, CA), and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Indianapolis, IN). In Boston, they are regularly featured on the Equilibrium, Original Gravity, Opensound, and New Gallery concert series.
Equally dedicated to educating the next generation of performers and composers, Transient Canvas has presented masterclasses and composition workshops at James Madison, Rutgers, Northern Illinois, Franklin Pierce, Baldwin Wallace, Otterbein, Bowling Green, Kent State, and Kennesaw State Universities, the University of Maine, and the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and Madison. They have also held residencies with the composition departments at Harvard, Northeastern, Brandeis, and Tufts Universities, the University of Georgia, the Vermont College of Fine Arts, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and the Alba Music Festival Composition Program.
Transient Canvas proudly endorses Selmer clarinets and Marimba One marimbas and mallets.
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Transient Canvas (photo by Robert Torres)