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Press Kit

Transient Canvas

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Press Kit

Transient Canvas

About TC

 Photo by Robert Torres

Photo by Robert Torres

 

Hailed as "superb" by the Boston Globe, and "disarming" by Cleveland Classical, Transient Canvas is elevating the bass clarinet and marimba by commissioning new repertoire that challenges expectations. As a duo, Amy Advocat and Matt Sharrock have commissioned over 80 pieces by emerging and well-established composers from all over the world, and they continue to tour extensively in the U.S. and abroad. 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." Their second album, Wired, releases on New Focus Recordings on November 2, 2018.

 
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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

Bass clarinet and marimba duo Transient Canvas release their second recording on New Focus, “Wired”, continuing to chronicle their tireless work commissioning composers to write for their instrumentation.

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 album includes music by Lainie Fefferman, David Ibbett, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Rudolf Rojahn, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Dan VanHassel, and Kirsten Volness.

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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.”

 
 Photo by Robert Torres

Photo by Robert Torres

Boston Musical Intelligencer

"Ever so soft throbs from a marimba synced with gentle soundings from a tantalizing bass clarinet. Every so often, an angular fragment of melody would surface. Halfway through this enchanting duet piece, more pointed, synced syncopations 'excited' though always in a much toned down way. ... Amy Advocat, bass clarinet, and Matt Sharrock, marimba were nothing short of fabulous continually leaning on the threshold of discernibility."

 
 Album Art by Jeff Means

Album 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."

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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? 

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Concert Programs


"adventurous spirit”

Concert Programs


"adventurous spirit”

Touring Programs for 2019-20

The 2019-20 season features commissions by Jennifer Jolley, Jonathan Bailey Holland, and a new OPERA by Daniel Felsenfeld!

 Photo by Natalie Calma

Photo by Natalie Calma

WIred / wired 2.0

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 includes music by Lainie Fefferman, David Ibbett, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Rudolf Rojahn, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Dan VanHassel, and Kirsten Volness.

Wired 2.0 draws on themes from our original Wired show, focusing on technology's ability to affect and encompass our social, political, and natural environments. Music by Aaron Cecchini-Butler, Marissa Hickman, David Ibbett, Brian Sears, Dan VanHassel, and Kirsten Volness.

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Photo by Adam DeTour

Collage

Embodying our mission to work with living composers while curating adventurous and culturally relevant concert experiences, Collage represents a cross-section of current musical trends with a constantly changing selection of repertoire.

Our 2018/19 Collage concerts draw on themes of visual art and political resistance.  Composers include Anthony Green, Stefanie Lubkowski, Lucy McKnight, Lansing McLoskey, Aaron Jay Myers, Osnat Netzer, Crystal Pascucci, Barbara White, and more.

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Photo by Liz Linder

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 Aliana de la Guardia and Emily Thorner with Transient Canvas for an intimate evening of contemporary opera.

This work was commissioned with the generous support of the Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston Grant.