An interactive sound and light sculpture debut
Join us for the much anticipated debut of our interactive compositional public art project, Sound Sculpture. This immersive, flexible interface allows particpants to create music, sculpture and light creations through placement of the blocks in space.
Yo-el Cassel's 360 Ensemble of dancers joins us each night for special vignette engagements with Sound Sculpture.
Boston Innovation & Design Building
21 Drydock Ave, Suite 110E, Boston
Evening events: April 28 and 29th, 7:30 - 11:00
Special family showing: April 29th, 12:00 - 2:00
Sound Sculpture was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation and with additional support from the Boston Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Boston Foundation.
Special Thanks to our donors, grantors and our host, The Innovation and Design Building.
An interactive sound and light sculpture debut
Kadence Arts presents the New England premiere of composer/performer Jason Treuting’s evening-length, multimedia, large ensemble work Amid the Noise on April 21, 2017. Pulsating drones, ambient noise textures, and subtly shifting rhythms bind this collection of nine pieces for mixed percussion, voices, and strings. Described as “a remarkably beautiful and atmospheric work” (All About Jazz), the performance would take place at Le Laboratoire Cambridge, steps from the Kendall Square MBTA stop.
Please join us for an opening reception featuring Contour 19’s newest artists Karim Badwan, Nancy Colella, Laura Harvey, Connie Kolman and emerging artist Deborah Baye , in collaboration with Masary Studios. Experience visual art and mixed media with live performance art and video image mapping in a setting with the gallery’s 15 original artists. Lite bites, beverages and beer by Zelus Beer Company will be provided.
Supported by a Boston Cultural Council Opportunity Grant, I will offer two Beat Bus workshops for FREE at CityPOP Egleston. Open to ages 7 - 16, please join us! Participants will learn about basic drumming technique and how to create music using the unique electronic bucket drumming system!
March 22, 5 - 6:30pm
March 24, 5 - 6:30pm
This week, I will be giving three presentations at the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference
3/9 @ 3:30 - 4:30pm
Make Music Boston: A Summer Celebration in Music
3/10 @ 4 - 5pm
The Beat Bus: Music Education on Wheels
3/11 @ 8:30 - 10am
Improvisation and Composition Clinic
An immersive site specific music and visual installation at the historic Cyclorama dissecting the repercussions of no
The human reaction to the word no is complex, emotional, and visceral. Whether told to a person, a group of people, a gender, a minority, or entire society, the effects the word can ignite a movement, empower grit, but also break one down. Know No. explores that reaction, that consequence, and that rise.
Masary Studios is Maria Finkelmeier, Sam Okerstrom-Lang & Ryan Edwards
Tickets are at bcaonline.org
Use discount code "MASARY" for $5 off!
Masary Studios is pumped to present and perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention this year! Our session, "Beyond the Concert Hall: Igniting the Collaborative Spirit," will give you a behind the scenes look into our projects, most notably Waking the Monster. We'll finish the talk with 20 minutes of new work featuring percussion and live projection o the convention room wall!
Indianapolis Convention Center
SPONSORS: Yamaha, Vic Firth, Grover Pro Percussion, Roland, Remo, Matt Nolan Custom
Tones, rhythms, and gestures entangle as you discover the maze of current Mills Gallery exhibition "Fertile Solitude". Percussionists Maria Finkelmeier and Drew Worden explore a collection of timbres—from swooshes to clangs, buzzes to waves—as you choose your own physical and sound path. The two musicians will have musical set ups throughout the gallery, producing sonic responses to the pieces surrounding you.
On June 12, the Arnold Arboretum and Kadence Arts host the Boston premiere of Inuksuit —a 75 minute work for percussion ensemble that is designed to heighten awareness of the sights and sounds that surround us every day.
Composed by Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams and performed in major cities around the globe, this production will feature nearly 90 New England-based musicians. The performers will be dispersed throughout the conifer collection of the Arnold Arboretum, and audience encouraged to wander the area. Inuksuit is deeply influenced by John Luther Adams’ belief that “music can contribute to the awakening of our ecological understanding. By deepening our awareness of our connections to the earth, music can provide a sounding model for the renewal of human consciousness and culture.”
This event is free and open to all. Enter through the Bussey Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum.
Kadence Arts Staff:
Producer: Maria Finkelmeier
Project Assistant: Greg Jukes
Artistic Director: Amy Garapic
The members of NEXUS have played a huge role in my development as a percussionist, artist, and critical thinker. I am honored to join them for their concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA! I'll be singing (yes, singing), and playing on Music for Pieces of Wood. Click here for more info.
I'm thrilled to return to my Undergraduate Alma Mater, THE Ohio State University to be a guest at their High School Percussion Festival. I will perform my piece, Hittade, along with students, and give my presentation "The DIY Percussionist."
Hub New Music makes its Jordan Hall debut with a portrait concert of longtime friend and colleague Kati Agócs, including a world premiere. Called "powerful" by Time Out New York, Kati's music is hailed for merging sensuous allure with lapidary rigor, and is performed by leading musicians worldwide. The New York Times has characterized her chamber music as “striking”, her orchestral music as “filled with attractive ideas”, and her vocal music as possessing “an almost Nineteenth-century naturalness.” Kati Agócs received the prestigious Arts and Letters Award in Music from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2014, and is also a recent Guggenheim Fellow. She serves on the composition faculty at the New England Conservatory in Boston. More info here
I'll be attending this year's NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) to talk projects and learn more about the industry! If you are in Anaheim - please let me know!
Journey through the Museum of Fine Art’s collection of works from Asia through the eyes of a percussionist. Hear the sounds that Buddhist sculptures, Japanese prints, and other works inspire.
Free with Admission (no tickets required)
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art
Program details to come. More info here.
I'm pumped to join multi-style cellist, Mike Block, on his show at Club Passim! Mike and I met at the Silkroad Global Musician Workshop (which he led flawlessly), and I look forward to creating some cello/percussion experiments. More Info Here.
About Mike: Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st Century", Mike Block is a pioneering multi-style cellist, composer, and educator living in Boston, acclaimed by the NY Times for his "vital rich-hued solo playing". While still studying at the Juilliard School, Mike joined Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, and shortly thereafter also joined Mark O’Connor’s Appalachia Waltz Trio, which he played in for over three years. Mike has also toured extensively with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings and The Knights orchestra. After becoming one of the first wave of cellists to adopt a strap in order to stand while playing, Mike was the first standing cellist to perform at Carnegie Hall, which the NY Times called "Breathless ... Half dance, half dare."
Female Composers Night
The Cambridge Phil is celebrating female composers! Enjoy 8 pieces by contemporary female composers, including 4 premieres!
Liz Anaya The Aura
Emma Flornoy/Clara Sinephro-Cool/Eva Gertz Little Bug (premiere)
Sara Corry The Three Solitudes
Emily Cooley Definition (premiere)
Audrey Harrer ___ (premiere)
Kirsten Volness *[asterisk] (premiere)
Fjóla Evans Hollywood
Carolyn Chen Oceans in Oceans
Urbanity Dance's annual Fall Show, a site-specific, "choose your own adventure" performance based on Pablo Neruda's "The Book of Questions." Creations unfold with original dance and music created by Urbanity dancers and by a team of musicians lead by Beau Kenyon, with guidance from Neruda scholars.
For this performance, Beau has infused pieces from my Sommar Solace Suite into one of his pieces. I also wrote and recorded a short piece entitled "Joy" for marimba and bass drum!