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Concert Programs


Concert Programs

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Concert Programs


Concert Programs

  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.

 
  Photo by Adam DeTour

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.

 

 
  Photo by Liz Linder.

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.

Scenes from Exposure will be previewed in our 2018/19 season, with the full production premiering in 2019/20. This work was commissioned with the generous support of the Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston Grant.

 

*working title

 
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Educational


Educational Programs

Educational


Educational Programs

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.

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Photo by Clint Needham.

Composition Students


Writing for Clarinet(s) and Marimba

Examining notation, extended techniques, and more


Workshop / Recording Session

Workshop and discuss short pieces written by composition students, culminating in a recording session

 
  Photo by Matt Sharrock.

Photo by Matt Sharrock.

Clarinet Students

Contemporary Clarinet Techniques

Problem solving strategies for interpreting modern scores. Developing a toolbox of extended techniques for B-flat and Bass clarinets

 
  Photo by Amy Advocat.

Photo by Amy Advocat.

Percussion Students

Learning to Learn

Interactive class concerning strategies to absorb pitched music quickly and thoroughly

Choices and Responsibilities

An open discussion on what it means to be an artist and our role in the creation of music

 
  Photo by Peter Van Zandt Lane

Photo by Peter Van Zandt Lane

Round Table Discussions

I Graduated! What Now?!

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