HOCKET explores the virtuosity of two prepared pianos with a wide variety of materials including coins, screws, nuts & bolts, and more in John Cage’s seminal work, Three Dances for two prepared pianos. Alongside this groundbreaking work, HOCKET will be premiering companion pieces by Sarah Gibson for the same instrumentation and Peter S. Shin for two prepared pianos and electronics as well as works by Yoko Ono and others.
OSSIA takes its name from the score marking that indicates a musical alternative. This ensemble provides alternatives for the performance of new music at the Eastman School of Music, throughout the Rochester area and beyond.
The Eclipse Quartet consists of violinists Sarah Thornblade and Sara Parkins, violist Alma Fernandez and cellist Maggie Parkins.
This program features female composers: Sarah Gibson, Gabriela Lena Frank, Zenobia Powell Perry, Chen Yi, Vivian Fung, Jessie Montgomery, Alisson Krusmma, Julia Wolfe.
Departure Duo performs a concert of music by Sarah Gibson, Emily Koh, Mikhail Johnson, and Emily Praetorius.
Gibson performs works of conference composers and CSULB Musicians
MICHAEL FRAZIER blackportrait
STEPHEN HARTKE Meanwhile: Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays
SARAH GIBSON I prefer living in color
Talented AMFS students play chamber music in the artful, open-air space on the roof of the Aspen Art Museum.
"For LA: a celebration of resiliency"
Gibson: all ashore (performed by Eclipse Quartet)
Cutting edge piano duo HOCKET spent 2020 commissioning composers nationwide to write music about the pandemic experience. The result was the astounding #What2020SoundsLike. Now a celebratory 2-part program sees seven composers imagining #What2022SoundsLike — dedicated to a hopeful future emerging from the pandemic. This first concert takes place in Benaroya Hall's wildly innovative Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center. The program continues on the other side of the building with another concert at 10pm, [untitled] 2022.
Our new Octave 9 series stretches the boundaries of creative possibility, immersing you in new worlds through the fusion of music and technology.
The iconic composer-pianist Frederic Rzewski was to have given a Piano Spheres recital this coming February in a rare US appearance. On Saturday Feb 5, 2022, pianists Ursula Oppens and Lisa Moore join Piano Spheres core artists, Emerging Artists, and Guest Artists from the last 20 years in a celebration of Rzewski’s music. An open air, four-hour concert/celebration of his life and legacy on the Colburn Plaza starting at 4:00, includes many of his works for piano.
The following concert at Zipper Hall at 8:00 includes the world premiere of “Suite,” commissioned by Piano Spheres, the west coast premiere of “Amoramaro,” the two-piano version of “Winnsboro Cottonmill Blues” performed by HOCKET, and other works to be announced.
Hot on the heels of the 8pm performance of #What2022SoundsLike in Benaroya Hall's innovative Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center, this celebratory program continues across the building in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby. Seattle Symphony musicians join cutting edge piano duo HOCKET for the second concert in this two-part program dedicated to a hopeful future emerging from the pandemic. [untitled] 2022 features hints of jazz with new works by “powerfully inventive” (LA Times) composer Hitomi Oba and Jazz- and pop-influenced composer Jonathan Richards. HOCKET soloists Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff add another unique twist with two original compositions inspired by #What2022SoundsLike.
Boston Court presents HOCKET: The Composer/Performer Initiative
October 30, 2021
Boston Court Pasadena
70 N Mentor Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
With guest composer/performers Alexander Elliott Miller and Nicholas Bentz.
Featured pianists: Genevieve Feiwen Lee, Vicki Ray, Nelson Ojeda Valdés, Thomas Kotcheff, Aron Kallay, Steven Vanhauwaert, Yevgeniy Milyavskiy, Danny Holt, Mark Robson, Joanne Pearce Martin, Sarah Gibson, David Kaplan, Nadia Shpachenko.