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DEC 7: Brooklyn's Own Presents A/B Duo

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

Apr 2013

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Saturday, December 7, 2013, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Concert Hall at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, 58 Seventh Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217


Brooklyn's Own,a series of new music curated by composer Daniel Felsenfeld to support the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, presents the A/B Duo, an incredibly versatile contemporary music duo. Flutist Meerenai Shim and percussionist Christopher G. Jones are constantly pushing the envelope and limitations of their instruments through new works and commissioned pieces.

The Civic Center Blog (San Francisco, CA) describes a recent A/B Duo show as, "one of the most charming concerts imaginable... The music was bouncy, strange, interesting and fun. The A/B Duo is worth seeking out."

The A/B Duo will present a mostly amplified genre-busting program of "bouncy, strange, interesting and fun" compositions including those written by Drew Baker, Adam Cuthbert, Ian Dicke, Carolyn O'Brien, Matthew Joseph Payne and Ivan Trevino.

About A/B Duo:

The bi-coastal A/B Duo, comprised of percussionist Christopher G. Jones (Rochester, NY) and flutist Meerenai Shim (Campbell, CA), is committed to performing a variety of fun, intense and thought-provoking new works. Most of these compositions have been recently written for the A/B Duo and vary wildly in style and instrumentation from djembe and contrabass flute to Nintendo Gameboy and drum set.

Formed in Chicago, A/B Duo has been touring and commissioning new works since 2012. By the end of 2013, they will have performed in Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and New York. A/B Duo will proudly premiere 10 freshly commissioned works from Drew Baker, Zack Browning, Andrea La Rose, Jenna Lyle, Ned McGowan, Carolyn O’Brien, Matthew Joseph Payne, Ivan Trevino, Francisco Castillo Trigueros and Ken Ueno during the 2013-2016 seasons.

A/B Duo's first recording project is a rock and roll and Gameboy infused EP of compositions by Ivan Trevino and Matthew Joseph Payne. "Things We Dream About" will be released on December 5, 2013.

Tickets: Adults $20+2.00 FEE / Seniors&Students $15+$1.75 FEE

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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