Oct
13
7:30 pm19:30

CSU Monterey Bay

  • CSU Monterey Bay

We will be performing a short concert at CSU Monterey Bay for the students of Lanier Sammons. We will also stick around for a Q&A session after the concert. 

Open to the public!

FREE! (Parking is not free though)

Music Hall, Bldg. 30
Music and Performing Arts Department
CSU Monterey Bay

Facebook Event Page.

Oct
11
5:00 pm17:00

Center for New Music, San Francisco

  • Center for New Music

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.

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

Mar
12
2:00 pm14:00

Kendal at Oberlin

  • Kendal at Oberlin

We have been invited by Larry and Arlene Dunn to present a workshop called "Making Contemporary Music" at Kendal at Oberlin. 

We will lead a discussion about performing new works and will play/demonstrate some of the music we recently commissioned.

The event is open to the public but we ask that you tell Larry and Arlene (or us) in advance if you would like to attend, to make sure that there is seating for you.

AB Duo Workshop Flyer.jpg
Mar
10
8:00 pm20:00

Kent State University

  • Kent State University

Ludwig Recital Hall, Kent Campus - Music & Speech Center

We will be spending the whole day at Kent State working with compositions students and hanging out. Here's the program for our evening concert:

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

Dec
7
8:00 pm20:00

Brooklyn, NY

A/B Duo is making their New York City debut at the Brooklyn Conservatory! Come out for an exciting benefit show on the "Brooklyn's Own" series curated by Daniel Felsenfeld.

Program will include works by Drew Baker, Adam Cuthbert, Ian Dicke, Carolyn O'Brien, Matthew Joseph Payne, and Ivan Trevino.

Get tickets here: http://brooklynconservatory.ticketleap.com/abduo/

Dec
5
7:00 pm19:00

Rochester, NY - EP Release Show

The big day will be here shortly! We have worked tirelessly over the last few months. Traveling, recording, mastering, and all of those long hours will culminate in the release of our first EP, Things We Dream About. 

Come to our FREE(!) EP release show at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.

We will perform an all-amplified set from our "Happy Hour" show including, of course, the two pieces on our new EP: Echoloquacious by Matthew Joseph Payne and Things We Dream About by Ivan Trevino.  

CDs, digital download cards and A/B Duo t-shirts will be available for sale too! 

We cant be more filled with excitement and anticipation! If you're in the Rochester area, join us for a short concert. Dec. 5, 7pm @ Eastman School of Music, The Ray Wright Room. 

Here's the concert listing on Eastman's website.

Sep
27
6:00 pm18:00

San Francisco: Happy Hour with the A/B Duo

Join us for Happy Hour with genre-bending, face-melting, happy-making music and drinks at the Center for New Music

The bi-coastal A/B Duo (flutist Meerenai Shim from the SF Bay and percussionist Chris Jones from Rochester, NY) will premiere new works commissioned from Ivan Trevino and Matthew Joseph Payne in a cabaret-style setting.  Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks while you listen to the new and surprising works.  

We will premiere two new pieces: Echoloquacious for flute, percussion and Gameboy (LSDJ) by Bay Area chiptune artist and composer Matthew Joseph Payne and Things We Dream About  for flute and percussion by Ivan Trevino, rock drummer, composer and member of the cello rock band Break of Reality. Both of these pieces were written especially for A/B Duo in 2013. In addition, we will perform metalstaind for flute and percussion by Adam Cuthbert.

Come to the Happy Hour, listen to A/B Duo premiere the music, discuss the compositions with the artists and your friends and hang out at the Center for New Music.

Center for New Music (55 Taylor St., San Francisco) 

Tickets $20 ($10 for members) include drinks and snacks.

Here's a very short preview of a couple of the pieces we are preparing for this concert: