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The Syndicate for The New Arts presents:
Ogni Suono Saxophone Duo
Noa Even & Phil Pierick, saxophones
St. John's Ohio City
2600 Church Ave. in Cleveland
Free, donations are appreciated
My Manifesto and Me (2016) // Christopher Dietz (b. 1977)
dare-gale, speaks and spells (2016) // Zach Sheets (b. 1991)
Clamor (2016) // Erin Rogers (b. 1980)
Ototoi (2015) // Kate Soper (b. 1981)
Isto Ista (2016) // Ruby Fulton (b. 1981)
Ask (2015) // David Coll (b. 1980)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
SaxoVoce is a long-term commissioning project exploring the wide-ranging musical, dramatic, and theatrical possibilities inherent in the synthesis of saxophone and voice. Each piece takes on a life of its own. Join us for an adventurous program of new music full of bombast, humor, subtlety, and more!
Kate Soper’s Ototoi uses the two players, their instruments and their voices, to dramatize the dialogue between the terror of the future and the dread of the present expressed in Aeschylus' Agamemnon.
Full of instrumental racket, vocal noise, and sounds from somewhere-in-between, Erin Rogers’ Clamor is an oversaturation of human and instrument.
Inspired by the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Zach Sheets uses the contours of the performers’ voices as seeds from which the melodic shapes bloom in his dare-gale, speaks and spells.
In My Manifesto and Me, Chris Dietz maintains the structure of the “Rifleman’s Creed,” part of the U.S. Marine Corps doctrine, while changing much of the content.
The title of Ruby Fulton's Isto Ista comes from a Croatian saying for "same same." The music explores the vulnerable relationship between what is imagined (the vocal parts) and what is real (the saxophone parts), taking rhythmic inspiration from the Haitian Vodou drumming tradition.
The performers become actors in a quasi-nonsensical argument that devolves into absurdity in David Coll’s Ask.
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
Formed by American saxophonists Noa Even and Phil Pierick in 2009, Ogni Suono is committed to expanding and promoting repertoire for saxophone duo by commissioning and performing new works. Their album, Invisible Seams, features some of the duo’s first collaborations with composers. Supported by a grant from New Music USA, Noa and Phil launched SaxoVoce in 2015, a long-term project exploring the wide-ranging ways of synthesizing saxophone and voice. Contributing composers include Kate Soper, Felipe Lara, Ruby Fulton, and Chris Fisher-Lochhead.
Ogni Suono has appeared on concert series such as Permutations (New York City), Journeys in Sound (Boston), Outpost (University of California-Riverside), Switchboard Presents (San Francisco), SONICT (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Frequency (Chicago), Take 4 (University of Windsor), and ADJ-ective (Toledo). The duo’s international performances include the inaugural Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Romanian-American Musical Days Festival in Sibiu (Romania), Berlin University of the Arts, Felicja Blumental Music Center in Tel Aviv, Night of the Museums Festival in Budapest, Songkhla Rajabhat University (Thailand), and World Saxophone Congresses in Scotland and France.
Emphasizing the importance of education, Noa and Phil regularly supplement performances with clinics, master classes, community outreach programs, and presentations. They have been guest clinicians at many leading institutions, including Lawrence Conservatory, Stanford University, University of Houston, New England Conservatory, Western University (Canada), and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As recipients of a CMS Yamaha-in-Residence Fellowship, Ogni Suono presented outreach programs in the Iowa City, IA community. They have offered additional educational events at Lincoln Elementary School in Chicago, Orlat Orphanage in Romania, and School of Arts and Enterprise in Pomona, CA.
Please visit ognisuono.com for more information