Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Moscow, ID - with Ian Dicke at the U of Idaho

A/B Duo and Ian Dicke: pop/classical + acoustic/electric tour

Flute and percussion duo, A/B Duo, and composer/performer Ian Dicke are taking their joint concert of electro-acoustic works on tour. A/B Duo will be performing their collection of pop-classical crossover works for amplified flutes, drum kit, percussion, and Gameboy. Ian Dicke will perform his "Cowboy Rounds" song cycle for piano/vocalist and live electronic processing.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Auditorium - Administration Building - Main Campus, University of Idaho

Tickets available at the door, $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens.

A/B Duo - Echoloquacious for flute, percussion, and Gameboy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqr5WlaJhlE

Ian Dicke - About Cowboy Rounds (includes video): http://www.iandicke.com/portfolio/cowboy_rounds/


About A/B Duo:
Known for their unique and imaginative concert programming (varying wWednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 – 8:30pm

Auditorium - Administration Building - Main Campus, University of Idaho

Tickets available at the door, $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens.ildly 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.

The duo of percussionist Christopher G. Jones and flutist Meerenai Shim has commissioned numerous works from American composers including Drew Baker, Zack Browning, Andrea La Rose, Ned McGowan, Brendon Randall-Myers, Ivan Trevino, and Ken Ueno. Many of A/B Duo’s commissions can be heard on their album, "Variety Show" on the Aerocade Music label, and on their 2013 EP, "Things We Dream About."

A/B Duo is probably the only chamber group to design their own video game. Echoloquacious: the game can be played here.


About Ian Dicke:

Ian Dicke is a composer inspired by social-political culture and interactive technology. Active in a diverse array of genres and multi-media, Dicke’s music exhibits a clarity of expression while integrating acoustic ensembles with cutting edge audio processing techniques. Praised for his “refreshingly well-structured” (Feast of Music) and “uncommonly memorable” (Sequenza 21) catalogue of works, Dicke currently serves as an Associate Professor of Composition at the University of California, Riverside.

Dicke’s music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles and festivals around the world, including the New World Symphony, Alarm Will Sound, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, ISCM World New Music Days, and the Atlantic Coast Center Band Director’s Association. 

Dicke has received grants, awards, and recognition from the Barlow Endowment, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, New Music USA, New York Youth Symphony, ASCAP, and BMI, among others. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research interactive musical interfaces and environments in Stockholm, Sweden and has served as an artist in residence at various institutions, including the MacDowell Colony and Atlantic Center for the Arts.

In addition to his creative activities as a composer, Dicke is also the founder and curator of the Outpost Concert Series in Riverside, CA and is a former co-director of Fast Forward Austin, a music festival held annually in Austin, TX. Both organizations are dedicated to presenting adventurous music and fostering community engagement through key outreach initiatives and collaborative projects.

Dicke holds degrees from The University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A), University of Michigan (M.M.), and San Francisco Conservatory of Music (B.M.). 

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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Riverside, CA - Outpost Concert Series

We are thrilled to be part of the Outpost Concert Series this season!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7pm.

Culver Center of the Arts
3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501

The Outpost Concert Series presents virtuosic and dynamic performances of music that fearlessly explores groundbreaking territory. Our featured artists come from across the country and connect Riverside's musical culture with a larger, national scene.

Free admission for all concerts.

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May
13
8:00 PM20:00

Berkeley, CA - First Congregational Church - Composers Inc

We will be performing a piece by Aaron Gervais at Composers Inc's show:

!BAMM!

Saturday, May 13, 8:00pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

Ursula Kwong-Brown
[new work]
Matthew Paul Finnigan Commissioning Award
Amaranth String Quartet

Aaron Gervais
Shit Around the World
A/B Duo

Alyssa Weinberg
Parallels
Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award
Amaranth String Quartet

Frank La Rocca, Ryan Rey, Allen Shearer, Nicholas Vasallo
[new work jointly composed by Composers, Inc.’s Artistic Directors]
Elevate Ensemble

Gabriela Lena Frank
Leyendas
Amaranth String Quartet

TBD Winner, !BAMM! Student Composers Competition winner
[new work]
Performers TBA

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Somerville, MA - Aeronaut Brewing
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Somerville, MA - Aeronaut Brewing

We are looking forward to playing weird tunes, good times, and great beer at Aeronaut Brewing Co in Somerville, MA.

7PM: Diamond Machine and Bifflecup (Video game inspired music with Diamond Machine on gameboy and Bifflecup on violin.)

8PM: A/B Duo! We will be playing jamz by Ian Dicke, Olivia Kieffer, Ivan Trevino, Brendon Randall-Myers, and Matthew Joseph Payne.

Facebook event.

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Feb
6
to Feb 8

San Jose, CA - ROCKAGE4.0

We are so excited to be performing at ROCKAGE4.0, the three day video game and game music festival!

We will be playing the music to Echoloquacious while Matt Payne plays the video game we made to go with his music - Bit Brigade style!

WHO: The Thermals, Bit Brigade, Minibosses, Mega Ran, crashfaster, Danimal Cannon, The Megas, Curious Quail, Yulia, The Mineral Kingdom, Super Soul Bros., The Albert Square, Gnarb00ts, Cartoon Violence, Petriform, Grimecraft, Viking Guitar, Aloha Screwdriver, Zen Zenith, The Y Axes, Together We Are Robots, Hawk Jones, Piranha Party, 1000 Needles, Kevin Gnartinez (Wizwars), Lady Game Lyric, Boboso, Jean Baudin, Continuum Kingdom, A/B Duo, GnarBosses, DJ Mr Smith, DJ Coco… and more to be announced soon.

WHERE: San Jose State University, Student Union Ballroom – One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192

WHEN: Friday, February 6 – Sunday February 8, 2015

▪ Friday 3:00 PM – midnight
▪ Saturday NOON – midnight
▪ Sunday NOON – 8:00 PM

TICKETS: On sale Friday, November 28th at noon (PST) online at http://MAGFest.org

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Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

Center for New Music, San Francisco

A/B Duo presents "Ricochet" at the Center for New Music.

We are excited to play at the Center for New Music again. Last time we were there, the Civic Center Blog said that our concert was "one of the most charming concerts imaginable… The music was bouncy, strange, interesting and fun. The A/B Duo is worth seeking out…"

This time, we will premiere new works for contrabass flute and percussion by Andrea La Rose and Ned McGowan.

Excerpt of "Ricochet" for contrabass flute and percussion (2014) by Ned McGowan. Recorded June 9, 2014 at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. Official world premiere on October 11, 2014 in San Francisco.

This concert is made possible through the Musical Grant Program, which is administered by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and supported by the Heller Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation and Grants for the Arts|San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

$15/$10 for members. Tickets available at the door.

Facebook event page.

Center for New Music Event Listing.

 

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

NYC Spectrum

A/B Duo concert at Spectrum in NYC!  (2nd night, different set!)

Tickets: $15/$10

The A/B Duo will present some of their newly commissioned works and more at Spectrum.  The program will include Limb by Drew Baker, which the Chicago Classical Review described as “the most compelling music. At just 8-1/2 minutes, Baker distills a striking atmosphere of concentrated mystery with the shimmering of the gongs set against the lowing of the imposing contrabass flute and, later, piercing high piccolo notes.” Works by Carolyn O’Brien, Zack Browning, Ian Dicke and Steven Snowden will also round out the program of compositions written in 2012 and 2013.

 

Program:

Sol Moon Rocker for flute and vibraphone by Zack Browning

Nocturne for contrabass flute and djembe by Carolyn O’Brien

Long Distance for percussion and electronics by Steven Snowden

Isla for flute, vibraphone and live electronics by Ian Dicke

Limb for flute and percussion by Drew Baker

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Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

NYC Spectrum

A/B Duo concert at Spectrum in NYC! 

Tickets: $15/$10

The A/B Duo will bring their “Happy Hour” show to Spectrum on March 15th. The [San Francisco] Civic Center Blog calls this show "one of the most charming concerts imaginable. The music was bouncy, strange, interesting and fun. The A/B Duo is worth seeking out." The casual and amplified concert will include two works written by California chiptune artist Matthew Joseph Payne as well as compositions by Adam Cuthbért, Ivan Trevino and Iannis Xenakis.

 

Program:

Flight of the Bleeper Bird for flute and Gameboy by Matthew Joseph Payne

metalStaind for piccolo and percussion by Adam Cuthbért

Rebonds by Iannis Xenakis

Things We Dream About for flutist and percussionist by Ivan Trevino

Echoloquacious for flute, percussion and Gameboy by Matthew Joseph Payne

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Mar
13
8:00 PM20:00

Oberlin Conservatory

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Warner Concert Hall, FREE!

Program:

Sol Moon Rocker for flute and vibraphone by Zack Browning

Nocturne for contrabass flute and djembe by Carolyn O’Brien

Isla for flute, vibraphone and live electronics by Ian Dicke

Limb for flute and percussion by Drew Baker

Echloquacious for flute, vibraphone, drum set and Gameboy by Matthew Joseph Payne

Things We Dream About for flutist and percussionist by Ivan Trevino

 

 

 

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