A/B Duo (Rochester, NY / Campbell, CA)
9:00 pm Saturday, 7/15/17 ( Rockin night time set )
2:00 pm Sunday, 7/16/17 (“New Music” set)
Chris Jones (percussion) + Meerenai Shim (flute)
Since forming in 2013, the bi-coastal, multi-genre A/B Duo has cultivated a notable body of boundary-blurring chamber music. Comprised of percussionist Chris Jones and flutist Meerenai Shim, the Duo’s repertoire blends influences from inside and outside the academy, bringing math rock and video game soundtracks into conversation with contemporary composition. To this end, A/B Duo has commissioned several works from contemporary American composers, including Drew Baker, Andrea Rose, Ivan Trevino, and Matthew Joseph Payne, whose piece Echoloquacious may be the first chamber piece to inspire its own video game.
A/B Duo’s performances span the contemporary concert spectrum, from Oberlin Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music to San Francisco’s Center for New Music and Atlanta’s venerable avant-garde outpost the Goat Farm. The Duo will perform twice at NMASS: first on Saturday night and again on Sunday morning, which will reflect their more raucous and more refined sides, respectively.
Click here to listen to select tracks from the A/B Duo album Variety Show.
The A/B Duo performing Echoloquacious at the Rockage 4.0 festival in San Jose: