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San Francisco, CA - Areon Flutes at Inn-fest

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)

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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.