No Exit Presents Transient Canvas: Crossroads




October 10, at 7PM


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Transient Canvas opens its yearlong partnership with No Exit with a varied program that examines the crossroads of “live” and electronic performance. This concert features music written for Transient Canvas by Jen Wang, Marissa Hickman, Kitty Xiao, Yiyang Wang, and Michelle McQuade Dewhirst with a web premiere by Teerath Majumder.

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Crossroads (2020) – Teerath Majumder *Web Premiere

The Other Voice – Jen Wang

Emphysema feathered his appetites (2020) – Kitty Xiao

shenpa (2015) – Michelle McQuade Dewhirst

Anatomy of the Infinite Machine (2017) – Marissa Hickman

Converse II (2020) – Yiyang Wang

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