News

  • More excitement in 2014!

    2014 is looking like it's going to be a great year!  We have some very exciting news, including two more Boston concerts full of world premieres and two mini-residencies with composition programs in the area.

    First of all, we are very excited to announce that we will be working very closely with the composition students at Tufts University this spring.  Our residency includes a class on writing for bass clarinet, marimba, and the combination of the two, sessions with students composing short pieces for our duo, and finally recording the finished products. We will also be presenting a class for the composition students at the Berklee College of Music in early March. We are both so passionate about advancing the repertoire for our instruments, and every chance to expose young composers to our sound is always an adventure.

    In a little over a month, we'll be premiering Vestibule III by Curtis K. HughesTelephone: (careless whisper) by Victoria Cheah, and -8.34 by Brenna Noonan on a progam featuring David Rakowski's Two Can Play That Game and John McDonald's The Veldt of Night.  March 19 | 8pm | Davis Square Theatre

    Stay tuned for more adventures, including our June 9 premiere of works by Rudolf Rojahn, Mu-Xuan Lin, James Borchers, and Stephen Halloran and our trip down South in August to join Atlanta's new music heroes Chamber Cartel!

  • Upcoming Concert: "When the Smoke Clears" at DST

    Upcoming Concert: "When the Smoke Clears" at DST

    Sept. 24 -- 8:00pm

    We're playing a show filled with good music, good friends, and good drinks to kick off our 2013-14 concert season!  Sponsored by the Equilibrium Concert Series, we return to the Davis Square Theatre with special guests Lilit Hartunian, violin, Ashe Gordon, viola, and Dane Palmer, marimba.  The program is as follows:

    Untarnished Lucidity (2011) by Osnat Netzer

    Now and gone (2013) by Daniel T. Lewis ***world premiere***

    When the Smoke Clears (1995) by Barbara White

    Contemplating Duality (2013 by Jim Dalton ***worldpremiere***

    What She Saw There (1987) by Evan Ziporyn

    The Davis Square Theatre is located at 255 Elm Street beneath the Foundry on Elm and down the hall from Saloon in Davis Square in Somerville. 

  • Upcoming Performance: Residency at The Boston Conservatory

    We'll be presenting a free concert as part of our residency with The Boston Conservatory High School Composition Intensive.  The concert will feature some of our favorite commissions, most of which are by HSCI faculty.  We will be playing:


    Purge (2013) by John Murphree

    Origami (2012) by Marti Epstein

    Small World (2002) by Barbara White

    Canvas One: 'doppler' (2012/13) by Keith Kusterer

    Fabrication 10: Itch (2012) by Andy Vores


    Studio 401 - 8pm
    The Boston Conservatory Theater Building
    31 Hemenway Street
    Boston, MA 02215
  • Upcoming Performance: Mitosis

    Upcoming Performance: Mitosis

    Join the Fifth Floor Collective for the final concert of the 2012-2013 Season, an evening of new music performed by Transient Canvas and violin and marimba duo Balletik Duo, Natalie Calma and Laurel Black. These two duos are joining forces to present a concert of fantastic new music by Michael Boyd (Winner of the 2013 Call for Scores), Patrick Greene, Masaki Hasebe, Andrew Paul Jackson, Keith Kusterer, Mattia Maurée, and Andy Vores.

    Davis Square Theatre - 8pm
    255 Elm Street (Downstairs)
    Somerville, MA