The Corwin Chair presents Ignition Duo

Event Date: 

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 8:00pm

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
Ignition Duo
The Corwin Chair will present Ignition Duo (electric guitarists Ramon Fermin and David Gonzales) on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 8 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The duo returns to UCSB to perform selections from their repertoire, including UCSB composer Nick Norton’s epic fuzz madrigal In Ecclesia and other works from their debut album Ablaze Amidst the Horns.
Reverie (Dan VanHassel)
Two and Six (Danny Clay)
Badwater (Chace Wall)
Warmth (David Lang)
Obfuscated Ontogeny (Nick Bacchetto)
Double Negative (Ryan Brown)
In Ecclesia (Nick Norton)
Ignition Duo has set out to marshal a new and vital repertoire for two electric guitars via intensive collaboration with emerging composers. So far the duo has premiered eighteen pieces, eight of which are featured on their recently released, self-produced debut album ABLAZE AMIDST THE HORNS. The debut album features music written for the duo by Ryan Brown, Nick Norton, Dan VanHassel, Nick Bacchetto, Danny Clay, Nick Vasallo, Marc Evans, and Luke Taylor. ABLAZE AMIDST THE HORNS was engineered by Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden Recording Studio in East Palo Alto, and released through Bandcamp on January 30th, 2016.
During a ten month span in 2014-2015, the duo premiered sixteen new works written for them as the result of two intensive collaborations. The first of these - Loxodroming III - yielded eight new pieces from composers at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The second, a collaboration with the San Francisco based Guerrilla Composers Guild, saw the duo take on eight new works from Bay Area composers. Ignition Duo's first commission was Ryan Brown's Double Negative, which was premiered at the 2013 Switchboard Music Festival. The duo recently premiered Nick Vasallo's The Doorway at the 2016 Hot Air Music Festival.
Forged in 2011 by Ramon Fermin and David Gonzales, Ignition Duo has enjoyed an active presence in the San Francisco Bay Area's thriving new music scene including acclaimed performances at The Switchboard Music Festival, Hot Air Music Festival, and SF Music Day. Recent performances include an appearance at the 2016 Spoleto Festival USA. The duo has performed full length recitals at the Corwin Chair Presents Series at UC Santa Barbara, the Center for New Music in San Francisco, Seventh Avenue Performances, and the Ventura County Classical Guitar Society. 


Ignition Duo