Slice n Dice is a musical duo made up of pianist Phoebe Wu and percussionist Andrew Grossman. Formed in Ann Arbor, MI, they strive to expand the piano-percussion repertoire and broaden the definition of a chamber duo. Most recently, Slice n Dice attended the Yarn/Wire Institute, performing with members of the ensemble and premiering works by Yi-Ting Lu, Yalan Chan, and Richard An. Currently, Andrew is studying for his Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Phoebe is a freelance pianist and teacher in the Bay Area.
This concert will feature the premiere of a new work by Canadian/Icelandic composer Fjóla Evans. Her work explores the visceral physicality of sound while drawing inspiration from patterns of natural phenomena. With two instruments known for their dramatic sense of rhythmic drive, Fjóla Evans’ new work will explore how piano and percussion interact when the function of attack is removed. This concert will also include works by Ivan Trevino, Lansing McCloskey, and Timo Andres.