TC 1.jpg
TC Center Rainbow - smaller.jpg
TC Mallets.jpg
TC 3.jpg
TC_Alba_mallets.jpg
TC 1.jpg

TC


Press Kit

Transient Canvas

SCROLL DOWN

TC


Press Kit

Transient Canvas

About TC

Photo by Robert Torres

Photo by Robert Torres

 

Boston-based contemporary duo Transient Canvas is on a mission to revolutionize the modern concert experience. Since 2011, their innovative performances have been praised as “superb” by the Boston Globe and “disarming” by Cleveland Classical, with the San Francisco Chronicle lauding “the versatile imagination they both display and inspire in others.” Bass clarinetist Amy Advocat and marimbist Matt Sharrock relish the creative potential of working with living composers, having amassed a varied repertoire of over 80 commissioned works in addition to working with hundreds of student composers from all over the world. 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." In November 2018, they released their second album, Wired, named a top ten local album of 2018 by The Boston Globe.

 
TC Center Rainbow - smaller.jpg

Latest Album


“nothing short of fabulous”

Latest Album


“nothing short of fabulous”

Latest Album

 
Album Art by Tina Tallon

Album Art by Tina Tallon

 

Wired

Transient Canvas releases their second recording on New Focus, "Wired", continuing to document their work commissioning music for bass clarinet and marimba, this time featuring works including electronics. This diverse collection includes works by Kirsten Volness, Peter Van Zandt Lane, David Ibbett, Lainie Fefferman, Rudolf Rojahn, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, and Dan VanHassel.

TC Mallets.jpg

Recent Acclaim


“ever communicative and poignant”

Recent Acclaim


“ever communicative and poignant”

 

Recent Acclaim

 
 
Photo by Robert Torres

Photo by Robert Torres

Cleveland Classical

“True to their name, Transient Canvas — the Boston-based duo of bass clarinetist Amy Advocat and marimba specialist Matt Sharrock — capture the spirit of today’s visual art scene in their performances, curating pieces and assembling them into diverse yet coherent collections.”

 
Cover Art by Tina Tallon

Cover Art by Tina Tallon

I Care If you LIsten

"Transient Canvas is a tour de force, and this record is a must-add to any new music-lover’s library, showcasing that a duo can be much more than two musicians."

 
Cover Art by Jeff Means

Cover Art by Jeff Means

Klang New Music

"I had the pleasure of listening through this album and find it one of the more refreshing things I’ve heard in recent years."

TC 3.jpg

Recent Videos


“fearless and unapologetic”

Recent Videos


“fearless and unapologetic”

Recent Videos

 

Transient Canvas at Times Two on June 30, 2018. Video by Scott Quade

Resonance Imaging by Crystal Pascucci

I was diagnosed with Lupus sixteen years ago and it has profoundly shaped my life, personality and perspective. My experiences in MRI machines have been musical ones. resonance imaging is a piece of reflection. The phrases unfold as a testimony to claustrophobia caused by both the experience of being held in an MRI, and the captive feeling caused by illness.

 

TC at Times Two on June 30, 2018. Video by Scott Quade

\very/ specifically vague by emily koh

Inspired by the use of the usage of Singlish in an r/Singapore discussion on Reddit, this piece has two protagonists engaged in a conversation and it is unclear whether they always understand each other.

TC at BOP STOP in Cleveland on June 7, 2018. Video by Nicole Parks.

Year without a summer by kirsten volness

On April 10, 1815, Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted, sending acplume of ash into the atmosphere that created a climate disaster the following year: temperatures fluctuated wildly, snow fell as far south as Virginia through August, and frost killed crops planting after planting in New England and Europe, leading to the most recent widespread food shortage experienced in the Western hemisphere. As climate change and conflict continue to cause hunger, will we tap our toes in the little cantina at the end of the world? 

TC_Alba_mallets.jpg

Concert Programs


"adventurous spirit”

Concert Programs


"adventurous spirit”

Touring Programs for 2020-21

These programs are subject to change. We also welcome curative projects!

Photo by Natalie Calma

Photo by Natalie Calma

WIred

Wired is a portrait of technology's integration into modern life and our social, political, and ecological environments. This electro-acoustic program confronts and explores the blurred dichotomies of digital/physical landscapes, processed/natural sounds, and artificial intelligence/human creativity.

Wired features music by Dan VanHassel, Jen Wang, Heather Stebbins, Kirsten Volness, Avik Chari, and Carl Schimmel.

Photo by Adam DeTour

Photo by Adam DeTour

Origami

Inspired by Marti Epstein’s delicately intricate music, Origami invites the audience to forge personal connections with abstract art. Each of the pieces on this program is like a distinct sculpture folded from the unique thoughts and experiences of an eclectic group of living composers, with inspiration ranging from visual art and poetry to scientific phenomena and coping with a terminal illness.

Origami features music by Marti Epstein, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Emily Koh, Clifton Ingram, Nicholas Denton-Protsack, Crystal Pascucci, and Keith Kirchoff.

Photo by Tina Tallon

Photo by Tina Tallon

Exposure

Exposure is an hour-long adaptation of Thomas Hardy's The Well-Beloved. Set in the New York art world of the 1970s, 1990s, and today, Exposure is a modern retelling of the novel from the feminine perspective confronting and examining different views of "consent.” With music by Daniel Felsenfeld and libretto / stage direction by theatrical provocateur Brittany Goodwin, this powerful (and portable) work pairs the indomitable sopranos Stephanie Lamprea and Rose Hegele of Peridot Duo with Transient Canvas for an intimate evening of contemporary opera.

semiosis-2.png
michael hall2.jpg

TRANSIENT CANVAS + SEMIOSIS QUARTET

This program celebrates the lush combination of Transient Canvas and string quartet with a new sextet by Elliott Miles McKinley paired with the mystical and evocative Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind by Osvaldo Golijov, and Gabriella Smith’s “knockout” (LA Times) marimba and string quartet work Riprap.

TRANSIENT CANVAS + MICHAEL HALL, VIOLA

Described by the New Music Connoisseur as “utterly masterful,” and Chamber Music Today as having “superb technique,” Michael Hall is a major player in the contemporary classical music world. We are thrilled to present a program with him featuring works by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Daniel T. Lewis, and new commissions TBA!