Known for their unique and imaginative concert programming (varying wildly in style and instrumentation from djembe and contrabass flute to Nintendo Gameboy and drum set), A/B Duo has been delighting their audiences all over the United States since 2013. The duo has performed at The Green Mill in Chicago, Spectrum in NYC, The Center for New Music in San Francisco, as well as the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and other diverse venues such as the video game and indie music festival Rockage 4.0.
Formed in Chicago, the bi-coastal duo (percussionist Christopher G. Jones from Rochester, NY and flutist Meerenai Shim from the San Francisco Bay Area) has commissioned works from the following 15 composers: Drew Baker, Zack Browning, Brooks Frederickson, Olivia Kieffer, Andrea La Rose, Jenna Lyle, Ned McGowan, Carolyn O’Brien, Matthew Joseph Payne, Brendon Randall-Myers, Ryan Ross Smith, Alan Theisen, Ivan Trevino, Francisco Castillo Trigueros, and Ken Ueno.
“Things We Dream About,” A/B Duo's rock and roll and Gameboy infused EP of compositions by Ivan Trevino and Matthew Joseph Payne was released in December 2013. The duo is currently recording their first full-length album, tentatively titled “Ricochet,” to be released in 2016.
A/B Duo is probably the only chamber group to design their own video game. Echoloquacious: the game can be played here.