Boston-based marimba and bass clarinet duo Transient Canvas performs new works by Bay Area composers Danny Clay, David Coll, Robert Nance, Brenna Noonan, Crystal Pascucci, and Jon Yu.
About Transient Canvas:
Praised by the Boston Globe as “superb”, the dynamic bass clarinet/marimba duo Transient Canvas (Amy Advocat, bass clarinet & Matt Sharrock, marimba) has been blazing its own trail in the world of contemporary music since 2011. In four short years, they have premiered over 40 new works, essentially creating an entirely new repertoire for their unique instrumentation. Fearless in their programming and hungry for new collaborations, TC has performed anywhere from microbreweries to Jordan Hall and actively seeks out new composers who will stretch their instrumentation to its limits. Transient Canvas performs almost exclusively works written for them. Their mission is to provide a blank slate or canvas for composers to explore while simultaneously making bass clarinet and marimba a new standard ensemble. They have worked with a wide variety of composers, including well established artists such as Marti Epstein, Curtis Hughes, John McDonald and Andy Vores and emerging voices such as Victoria Cheah, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Adam Roberts, and Tina Tallon.
About the Guerrilla Composers Guild:
Called the “new music impresarios of San Francisco” (Cy Musiker, KQED), the Guerrillas were founded in San Francisco in 2012 by a few unruly souls, and serve to keep their finger on the pulse of the new music scene and promote both creation and listening. They have worked with some of the best young talent in the Bay Area such as (Jarring Sounds, Phonochrome, and the International Low Brass Trio to name a few) and are active at the Center for New Music in San Francisco. They have commissioned and premiered over 35 new pieces from over 30 composers as well as advocated the repeat performances of new music, as both are vital.