Sift is an intimate and introspective concert experience. Performed without pause, the works in this 45-minute program draw inspiration from everything from poetry and paper sculpture to passing cars and Jacques Brel. Featured composers include Marti Epstein, Beau Kenyon, Keith Kusterer, Daniel T. Lewis, and John McDonald.
Looking Forward, Looking Back looks to the future by invoking the past. Works by David Coll, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Clifton Ingram, Beau Kenyon, Emily Koh, and Adam Roberts.
Wired is a portrait of the integration of technology 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 acoustic and electronic works by Lainie Fefferman, David Ibbett, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Rudolf Rojahn, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Dan VanHassel, and Kirsten Volness.
Collage is a collection of thoughts and stories from our musical travels. Featuring some of the newest pieces written for our duo along with some old favorites, this program acts as a cross-section of current trends in contemporary classical music. With a repertoire of over 70 commissioned works and counting, each Collage concert features a different group of composers.
Transient Canvas has presented classes and residencies at colleges, universities, and conservatories across the United States including Tufts University, Northeastern University, Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory, University of Georgia, and The Boston Conservatory.
Below are some class offerings.
Examining notation, extended techniques, and more
Workshop and discuss short pieces written by composition students, culminating in a recording session
Problem solving strategies for interpreting modern scores. Developing a toolbox of extended techniques for B-flat and Bass clarinets
Interactive class concerning strategies to absorb pitched music quickly and thoroughly
An open discussion on what it means to be an artist and our role in the creation of music
A dialogue about how to deal with life as a young professional who needs to pay the bills while starting a career in the arts