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.
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.).