From djembe to Nintendo Gameboy to contrabass flute to drum set, A/B Duo’s no-limits instrumentation and imaginative concert programming has delighted audiences all over the United States since 2013. Made up of flutist Meerenai Shim and percussionist Christopher G. Jones, A/B Duo has made a mark for its “fresh, vibrant new music” and “commitment to widening the repertoire.” (Fanfare Magazine)
A/B Duo appears in concert throughout the United States, with performances at The Green Mill in Chicago, Spectrum in New York City, The Center for New Music in San Francisco, and the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta, in addition to the Eastman School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory. A group with notoriety beyond the classical and new music world, A/B also performed at the video game and indie music festival Rockage 4.0.
The acclaimed duo is proud to have commissioned new work from American composition’s best established talent and rising stars, including Drew Baker, Zack Browning, Andrea La Rose, Ned McGowan, Brendon Randall-Myers, Ivan Trevino, and Ken Ueno. Many of these commissions can be heard on their full-length album, Variety Show on the Aerocade Music label, and on their debut 2013 EP, Things We Dream About. Their albums and performances have enjoyed warm reviews from outlets across the United States, including Cleveland Classical, Chicago Classical Review, The Flute View, and ArtsATL, among others.
Among their many diverse projects, A/B Duo created a fully functional video game in lieu of a music video to accompany their game-themed commission from Matthew Joseph Payne, Echoloquacious. Play the game and learn more here.