No Exit Presents: Transient Canvas and Emerging Composers




February 5, at 7:30 PM (EST)


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No Exit is delighted to have been working with the Boston-based marimba/bass clarinet duo Transient Canvas this season. One aspect of this collaboration has been a unique online residency with composition students currently studying at Cleveland State University, Kent State University and Baldwin Wallace University. The residency consisted of a series of workshops and reading sessions designed to work closely with these young composers in the development of a new work.

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Unknown Mysterium – Demarre M. Evans

Jamie’s Lullaby – Veronica Cator

the straits – Alicia Marie

Two Atmospheres – Dana Westfield

Wood Bark – Noah Taylor

do ur thnng – Joshua Arkangel

Boston-based contemporary duo Transient Canvas is on a mission to revolutionize the modern concert experience. Since 2011, their innovative performances have been praised as “superb” by the Boston Globe and “disarming” by Cleveland Classical, with the San Francisco Chronicle lauding “the versatile imagination they both display and inspire in others.” Bass clarinetist Amy Advocat and marimbist Matt Sharrock relish the creative potential of working with living composers, having amassed a varied repertoire of over 80 commissioned works in addition to working with hundreds of student composers from all over the world. Since 2017, they have hosted their annual paid Composer Fellowship Program that is free and open to composers of all ages. They maintain an active touring schedule with recent performances at the Charlotte New Music Festival, Music on the Edge, Composers, Inc., Music at the Forefront, and People Inside Electronics, among others. Recent educational residencies include the University of Southern California, University of Pittsburgh, North Carolina New Music Initiative, and Divergent Studio at Longy School of Music. They have two albums, Sift and Wired, both released on New Focus Recordings. Transient Canvas proudly endorses Henri Selmer Paris and Marimba One. For more information, visit