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.).
Areon Flutes will be performing works from our two innova releases, Thrive and No Era, at the annual innova label showcase!
May 5, 2019, 3-5PM
Center for New Music
(55 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA)
Inn-fest, the annual innova label showcase, is coming to the Bay Area, May 4-5, 2019 and will feature a smorgasbord of regional acts from its roster of visionary musical artists. Inn-fest is a two-day celebration that celebrates a range of groundbreaking music on the Minnesota-based label, tied to brand new and recently released albums. From daringly a cappella choral music, to dazzling flute trios, audacious string quartets, and breathtaking vocals with electronics, there will be much sonic tastiness to sample.
Innova, the record label of the non-profit American Composers Forum, has been called the premier label for American new music. Its catalog of over 650 titles encompasses diverse genres, concepts, and approaches — all somehow non-conformist, individualistic, and groundbreaking. More than just a record label, innova coaches artists throughout the process of releasing their work into the wider world. Artists keep 100% of all rights and income — the highest in the business. innova also produces annual live events such as Inn-fest, now in its fourth year having previously been at The Stone and National Sawdust in New York, and Studio Z in St. Paul.
Inn-fest 2019 kicks off with an album release event for the color of there seen from here, a new album — its fourth on innova — from Volti vocal ensemble, celebrating its 40th anniversary. Included are works by Forrest Pierce, Tonia Ko, Robin Estrada, Mark Winges, and Žibuoklė Martinaitytė.
The festival continues the next afternoon at the Center for New Music with a varied program of regional artists including:
• Friction Quartet performing selections from Spark, an album of works by members of Common Sense Composers’ Collective: Dan Becker, Marc Mellits, John Halle, Carolyn Yarnell, Belinda Reynolds, Melissa Hui, Ed Harsh, and Randall Woolf;
• Areon Flutes (Jill Heinke Moen, Kassey Plaha, Meerenai Shim) performing selections by Ryan Brown and Cornelius Boots from their albums NO ERA and Thrive;
• Volti ‘Singing Without a Net for 40 years’ vocal ensemble under the direction of Robert Geary, reprising selections from their new album the color of there seen from here; and
• Pamela Z, works for solo voice and electronics from her upcoming innova album, A Secret Code.
Flutist Diane Grubbe and I will be performing I Dream of Coloured Inks for two flutes and computer by Michael Rothkopf.
Center for New Music
55 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94012
April 14, 2018, 7:30PM
Guerrilla Composers Guild presents: Keyed Kontraptions
We will be premiering new works by Lily Chen, Sarah Wald, Bryan Lin, and Joseph M. Colombo. We will also be performing a recently composed piece by Yangfan Xu.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church
1329 Seventh Avenue
San Francisco, California 94122
My good friend Emily Sternfeld-Dunn is having a CD release show at the Center for New Music in San Francisco! I will be joining her for the San Francisco premiere of Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn’s Nasty Women, a song cycle for piano and chamber group that explores feminist and anti-feminist texts.
Thursday, March 29
Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, SF, CA 94102
Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members, Students
Keyed Kontraptions, my contrabass flute and contraforte duo will be performing at the Hot Air Music Festival at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.
We will be premiering a new work by Yangfan Xu as well as performing the very first piece written for us, Strawocktopuss, by Joseph M. Colombo.
Hot Air Music Festival
Session 2 (1:30-5:30pm)
Sol Joseph Recital Hall
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St. San Francisco, CA
I'll be opening for Cellist/Singer-Songwriter Wes Swing at The Lost Church in San Francisco. I'll be playing a ~30 minute solo set of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. See you there!
Buy tickets here!
$15 before and $20 day of show online and at the door.
The Lost Church
65 Capp Street San Francisco, CA, 94103
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is 12 and over.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7pm.
Culver Center of the Arts
3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
The Outpost Concert Series presents virtuosic and dynamic performances of music that fearlessly explores groundbreaking territory. Our featured artists come from across the country and connect Riverside's musical culture with a larger, national scene.
Free admission for all concerts.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building (Corner of Holloway Ave and Tapia Dr.)
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
We will be premiering a new interactive graphic score piece I made for A/B Duo at this concert!
Also on the program:
Sol Moon Rocker by Zack Browning
Breathing Bridge by Brooks Frederickson
October 24, 2017 at 7:00pm
Canterbury Parish Hall
5 Center Road, Canterbury, NH
Areon Flutes will play an intimate house concert in Oakland!
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8pm
Tickets are $20 general and $15 for the emerging artist discount, payable in cash at the door.
RSVP to Anne Rainwater for venue adress:
anne.rainwater at gmail.com
The Vernon Salon Series is a monthly contemporary art gathering, hosted by pianist Anne Rainwater, whose mission is to provide Bay Area musicians (and others who are visiting!) an informal setting to present and discuss new works with friends.
More info here.
I will be teaching at the Areon Summer Flute Institute this July in Los Altos, California!
Applications for this fun day camp for flutists aged 9-collegiate are available now at http://areonflutes.com.
Scholarships as well as Camp Counselor and Teaching Assistant positions are also available.
The Mineral Kingdom is performing at FreqFestSF v2.0! We will be performing on the first night of this chiptune festival organized by 8BitSF and 8BitSF.
Fri & Sat, July 21-22, 2017
Doors @ 7pm, show @ 7:30pm [The Mineral Kingdom will be on at 9:30 on Friday, 7/21]
Codeword - 917 Folsom St, San Francisco
$11 per night advance; $20 advance two-night pass
$15 admision at doors each night
A/B Duo will be performing at the NMASS Festival in Austin this July!
We will be performing on July 15 in the evening, as well as July 16 in the afternoon.
Stay tuned! Or check out the NMASS website.
New Media Art & Sound Summit 2017
July 14, 15, 16 at Springdale Station
979 Springdale Rd Austin, TX 78702
A/B Duo will be performing a piece by Aaron Gervais at Composers Inc's show:
Saturday, May 13, 8:00pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Matthew Paul Finnigan Commissioning Award
Amaranth String Quartet
Shit Around the World
Suzanne and Lee Ettelson Composer’s Award
Amaranth String Quartet
Frank La Rocca, Ryan Rey, Allen Shearer, Nicholas Vasallo
[new work jointly composed by Composers, Inc.’s Artistic Directors]
Gabriela Lena Frank
Amaranth String Quartet
TBD Winner, !BAMM! Student Composers Competition winner
Areon Flutes at Santa Clara University
I will be performing a solo set of mostly electroacoustic music at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies in Berkeley.
Fractus III: Aerophoneme for flute and quadraphonic sound by Eli Fieldsteel
Flight of the Bleeper Bird for flute and Gameboy by Matthew Joseph Payne
Sometimes the City is Silent by Janice Misurell-Mitchell
Mercurial for flute and tape by Jay Batzner
Etude for contrabass flute and TI83+ calculator by Matthew Joseph Payne
1750 Arch St, Berkeley, California 94709
Tickets available at the door, cash only
$10 / $5 students
I'll be performing with Areon Flutes as they celebrate the release of their album Thrive.
November 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
A/B Duo will be playing a full recital at the San Francisco Presidio Officers Club! We will be playing pieces from our new album, Variety Show.
This event is free but due to space constraints registration is required.
More info and tickets/registration: http://www.presidio.gov/events/presidio-sessions-ab-duo