Source: Fresh Sound Music.
All concerts at White Box Live Arts/Liberty Station
2590 Truxton Road, Studio 205 (corner of Truxton and Roosevelt)
San Diego, CA 92106
Contact: Bonnie Wright email@example.com 619-987-6214
Saturday, May 11th
Bent Duo is an emerging NYC-based duo project investigating the limits of chamber music for piano and percussion and the exciting innovations that happen at the outer fringes of this repertoire. Founded in 2015, the duo has performed at a wide variety of venues and is equally committed to works that exploit the performers’ virtuosic instrumental technique as to those that
are developing new performance techniques entirely. This broad terrain includes notated works for piano and percussion, instruction-based works for non-traditional instruments, and non-disciplinary performance works, as well as collaborative projects with other artists working in sound, technology, and other areas.
Bent Duo members Bill Solomon and David Friend are respected members of the NYC classical and new music scenes and frequently perform in NYC, across the country, and abroad with groups including Ensemble Signal, Grand Band, Talujon Percussion, Bang on a Can All-Stars, and the American Composers Orchestra. Bent Duo allows them an outlet to collaborate with creative artists who are working on the cutting edge of new compositional and performance techniques, to bring to attention existing repertoire for this underserved instrumentation, and to undertake the radical experiments in chamber music and performance that more conventional ensembles are unlikely to tackle.
Most recently, Bent Duo has performed at mainstream and underground venues including the Dimenna Center for Classical Music (NYC), the Center for New Music (San Francisco), and Betalevel (LA); commissioned and premiered major new works from artists including Sarah Hennies, Casey Anderson, and Jace Clayton; been invited to give residencies at the Hartford School of Art/Hartt School of Music and Tulane University; and been a featured performer at ‘Performing Indeterminacy,’ an international conference at the University of Leeds (UK).