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Red Desert Ensemble performs Music for Clarinet and Percussion

  • Spectrum 121 Ludlow Street New York, New York (map)

Red Desert plays an evening of sounds floating between lines of modernity: birds, lovers, gongs, war drums, waves, sleeping, baseball and ancient lakes.

Red Desert:
Katie Porter, clarinet, bass clarinet
Devin Maxwell, percussion, electronics

Earle Brown - Four Systems (1954)
John Cage - c Composed Improvisation No. 2 (1990)
André Cormier - Sommeil (2002)
Alvin Lucier - Snare Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator, and One or More Reflective Surfaces (1990)
Devin Maxwell - Bonneville Park (2011)
Tim Parkinson - Drum Piece (2009)
Michael Pisaro - Turning (2001)
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Ein Vöglein singt an Deinem Fenster from Amour (1976)
Michael Vincent Waller - Arbitrage (2011)
Michael Vincent Waller - Arbitrage Deux* (2013)

*World Premiere

$10 general admission

While Red Desert is officially a new project, Devin Maxwell and Katie Porter have been performing, composing, and presenting interesting new music of all shapes and sizes since they met at CalArts in 2002. Collectively, they have premiered work by many composers including Jonathan Marmor, Quentin Tolimieri, Jason Ajemian, André Cormier, Tim Parkinson, Michael Pisaro, Craig Shepard, and Larry Polansky. Devin is currrently working on a PhD in music composition at the University of Utah while making new music for Svavar Jónatansson's photo documentary of the Utah Salt Flats, Jessica Gaynor Dance, and the Skyros Quartet. Katie's recent projects include performing in Arthur Russell's Instrumentals, Daniel Goode's Flexible Orchestra, Peter Gordon's Love of Life Orchestra and on recordings of Michael Pisaro's Asleep, Street, Pipes, Tones and Craig Shepard's On Foot Brookyn released by Wandelweiser Records. They live and work in Brooklyn, NY and Wanship, Utah.


Later Event: September 9
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