Boston Court | Pasadena, CA
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Boston Court | Pasadena, CA

HOCKET presents COMPOSER/PERFORMER, a program featuring newly written works performed and written by a few of Los Angeles’s most exciting composer/performers. This program is in conjunction with HOCKET’s Composer/Performer Initiative, a new annual commissioning project focused on cultivating new trios from composer/performers to write pieces that feature the commissioned composers on their instrument plus HOCKET. This program at Boston Court will feature the world premiere of two of these commissions by tenor saxophonist Hitomi Oba and percussionist Derek Tywoniuk. Additionally the concert will feature guest artists LA Signal Lab, an exciting new music collective of composer/performers.

Program:
Sarah Gibson — Aria
Andy Akiho — Karakurenai (with Derek Tywoniuk & LA Signal Lab)
Derek Tywoniuk — Byrd Cage (for vibraphone and piano four-hands — with Derek Tywoniuk, percussion)
Hitomi Oba — newly commissioned work (for tenor saxophone and piano four-hands — with Hitomi Oba, tenor saxophone)
Derek Tywoniuk — newly commissioned work for percussion, piano, toy piano, melodicas, and voice — with Derek Tywoniuk, percussion)
Thomas Kotchef — wgah’nahl fhtagn for piano four-hands & toy piano

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Other Minds Festival
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Other Minds Festival

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HOCKET heads to San Francisco, CA with Vicki Ray, Steven Vanhauwaert, and Donald Crockett to perform an all Ivan Wyshnedgradsky concert at Other Minds 24!

The late composer Ivan Wyschnegradsky (1893-1979) was a tireless explorer in the realm of quarter-tone, eighths-of-tone, 16ths-of-tone, and other microtonal [composition] circa 1935-1975. Other Minds presents the first-ever American retrospective of works by this Russian-born acquaintance of Alexander Scriabin’s who lived most of his life in Paris after 1920. Charles Amirkhanian, who met with the composer three times between 1972-1978, is curating a program that will include Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra, a four-movement 30-minute work for four grand pianos, two of them tuned down a quarter-tone, and other works for piano ensemble.

Martine Joste, director of the Wyschnegradsky Association in Paris, will perform the composer’s solo piano pieces and talk with Charles Amirkhanian about the spiritual and aesthetic world of the composer. She’ll be joined by the piano duo HOCKET from Los Angeles, along with soloists Vicki Ray and Steven Vanhauwaert, conducted by Donald Crockett, in the American premieres of works for four pianos by Wyschnegradsky.

More Info: otherminds.org/other-minds-festival-24

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The Cleveland Museum of Art
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Timothy Weiss conducts the next concert in our collaborative series with Oberlin CME which features HOCKET and includes works by composers-in-residence at Oberlin.

Gartner Auditorium

$10; CMA members free.

PROGRAM Sarah Gibson*, Prefer Living in Color (2017)
Thomas Kotcheff*, That in shadow or moonlight rises (2014)
Aliya Ultan, Title TBD (premiere/student composer)(2018)
Stephen Hartke, Sonata (2014).
Donald Crockett*, And the River (2018)

Season or Series: Performing Arts Series 2018–19

More Info: clevelandart.org/events/music-and-performances/OCME-2018-11

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Apr
29
to May 1

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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HOCKET will be artist in residency at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas! Events include student composer readings/workshop, lectures, masterclasses, and a concert including works by UNLV composition faculty. Details of the schedule will be announced soon!

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Tuesdays @ Monk Space
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesdays @ Monk Space

Hocket and Wiest/Lee: A Phenomenal Hum in Cracked Time

Two superb ensembles come together to present a concert featuring new art songs by Souther California composers and works for piano, toy piano, and synthesizer.

Set One
DAWN | Kirsten Ashley Wiest, soprano and Nic Gerpe, piano

Juhi Bansal – Begin (2016)
Jeffrey Holmes – Fragments (2010)
Bill Alves – A Sonatina (2016)
Jack Van Zandt – Apples and Time Crack in October (2015)
György Ligeti – Mysteries of the Macabre (1991)

Set Two
A LAND BETWEEN | Hocket (Thomas Kotcheff and Sarah Gibson)

Bryan Kostors – A Land Between for piano, moog synthesizer, keyboard, and toy piano *world premiere
Tonia Ko – Phenomenal Hum
Derek Tywoniuk - Byrd/Cage
Joseph Michaels – Together in Perfect Harmony for piano four-hands *west coast premiere

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Princeton Sound Kitchen
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Princeton Sound Kitchen

HOCKET will be performing a concert for two pianos, one tuned a quarter-tone lower than the other at Princeton Univeristy! The program includes world premieres by Princeton composers Noah Kaplan and Christopher Douthitt as well as preludes by Ivan Alexandrovich Wyschnegradsky.

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Los Angeles Philharmonic's "Noon to Midnight" Festival
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Los Angeles Philharmonic's "Noon to Midnight" Festival

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HOCKET performs on the Los Angeles Philharmonic's "Noon to Midnight" Festival!

"Experience L.A.'s most far-sighted ensembles in a day of pop-up performances throughout the various breathtaking spaces of Walt Disney Concert Hall." 
https://www.laphil.com/tickets/noon-to-midnight

Program:
Tonia Ko - Phenomenal Hum (world premiere)
Andy Akiho - Karakurenai
Tristan Perich - qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq (with Vicki Ray, toy piano)
Nina C. Young - [Typesetter] (LA Philharmonic co-commission and world premiere)
Thomas Kotcheff - wgah’nahl fhtagn

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People Inside Electronics
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

People Inside Electronics

People Inside Electronics (PIE) is a concert series devoted to the performance and promotion of live electroacoustic music in Los Angeles. Since its inception in 2009, PIEʼs events have been lauded by the LA Times, Sequenza21, LA Opus, the Huffington Post and KPFKʼ s Global Village.  PIE showcases ambitious and innovative uses of electronics in concert music, as well as classic works by electronic music’s early pioneers. Past events have included several world premieres, performances of rarely heard monumental works, and interdisciplinary collaborations with visual artists, dancers, writers, actors, scientists and engineers. PIE is dedicated to showcasing the vibrant community of local talent in southern California as well as being a destination for hosting internationally renowned artists.

TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3083692

PROGRAM:
Samuel Wells — The Lacuna for piano four-hands and audiovisual electronics (world premiere)
Tristan Perich — qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq for three toy pianos and three-channel 1-bit tones (with Vicki Ray)
Missy Mazzoli — Orizzonte for piano and electronics (Sarah Gibson, piano)
Thierry De Mey — Musique de Tables (with Vicki Ray)
Steve Reich — Four Organs (with Ray/Kallay Duo & Derek Tywoniuk)

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Piano Spheres
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

Piano Spheres

HOCKET piano duo (Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff) present Strange Aeons, a program of music that journeys beyond our world. Creatures and beings from the paranormal to an exploration of the universe are all examined in this exciting program for piano four-hands and two pianos. This program features four world premieres by A.J. McCaffrey (Piano Spheres commission) and HOCKET members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff as well as George Crumb’s 1979 masterpiece Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos Vol. IV)

More info: pianospheres.org/season_tickets/hocket

Program:
A.J. McCaffrey - Doppelgänger (world premiere)
Sarah Gibson - Outsider (world premiere)
Thomas Kotcheff - wgah'nagl fhtagn (world premiere)
George Crumb - Celestial Mechanics (Makrokosmos Vol. IV)

 

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University of California, Santa Barbara
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

University of California, Santa Barbara

The UCSB Corwin Chair presents HOCKET in concert on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Admission is free! HOCKET will present an exciting program of music for two pianos, piano four-hands, and toy pianos! The performance will include Mirror Smasher for piano four-hands and electronics by UCSB PhD candidate Nick Norton, One Wandering Night for two pianos and two melodicas by UCSB PhD candidate Marc Evans, Thomas Kotcheff's wgah’nagl fhtagn, Michael Laurello's Touch, Andy Akiho's Karakurenai, and George Crumb’s 1979 masterpiece Celestial Mechanics(Makrokosmos Vol. IV).

More info: http://www.music.ucsb.edu/news/event/1298

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University of Georgia, Athens
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

University of Georgia, Athens

HOCKET performs two concerts of works for piano four-hands and two pianos at the University of Georgia, Athens!

Mayke Nas — DiGiT #2
David Lang — gravity
David Lang — after gravity
Aphex Twin — Avril 14th (arr. HOCKET)
Aphex Twin — Nanou2 (arr. HOCKET)
Michael Laurello — Touch
Andy Akiho — Karakurenai
Alan Shockley —  wndhm (1785)
David Werfelmann — American Dreamcatcher

MORE INFO: www.music.uga.edu/calendar/item/42910/3/2017

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University of Georgia, Athens
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

University of Georgia, Athens

HOCKET performs two concerts of works for piano four-hands and two pianos at the University of Georgia, Athens!

PROGRAM:
Sarah Gibson — Aria
Tristan Perich — Duet
Derek Tywoniuk — Byrd/Cage
Arvo Pärt — Pari Intervallo
Alexander Elliott Miller — Clock Smasher
Jordan Nelson — Slow The Light
Ben Robichaux — Fantasy
Donald Crockett — Capriccio II

MORE INFO: calendar.uga.edu/index.php/detail/performance-hocket

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Webster University in St. Louis, MO
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Webster University in St. Louis, MO

HOCKET performs at Webster University in St. Louis, MO.

Program:
Mayke Nas — DiGiT #2
Alexander Elliott Miller — Clock Smasher
Aphex Twin (arr. HOCKET) — Avril 14th & Nanou2
Michael Laurello — Touch

Donald Crockett — Capriccio II
Andy Akiho — Karakurenai
Alan Shockley —  wndhm (1785)
David Werfelmann — American Dreamcatcher

TICKETS & INFO: http://events.webster.edu/event/special_guest_concert_hocket_contemporary_pian_duo

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Oh My Ears Marathon in Mesa, AZ
Jan
28
12:30 PM12:30

Oh My Ears Marathon in Mesa, AZ

HOCKET heads to Mesa, Arizona for the 4th Annual Oh My Ears Marathon

Website: ohmyears.com/category/events/
FaceBook event: facebook.com/events/1101793923297412/

Artists include:
Slender Loris (Tsone and Keith Kelly)

Jenna Dalby, cello
Λ∅n, modular synth
Devon Tipp, bassoon (NJ)
Jacob Adler, piano
Ashley Oakley, piano
Driftwood Quintet
BLACK AIR (Josh Bennett, clarinet)
Sarah Constant (Canada) and Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer, flute/black midi
Lauren Sarah Hayes
Ian Dicke, composer/piano/electronics (CA)
Tandem Duo
Trey Makler Trio (MO)
Petrichor Duo
Dionysis
HOCKET (CA)
Justine Aronson & Richard Valitutto (CA)
Valerie Kuehne and the Wasps Nests (NY/PA)
Jason Barabba, guest composer (CA)

Tickets are $20, student discount TBA, anyone 15 and under gets in free. 

Other events: Meet the Audience, Musical Maps, Snack Break, Outdoor Performances

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Synchromy
Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

Synchromy

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On November 5, Los Angeles Composers Collective Synchromy and experimental piano duo HOCKET join forces, along with twelve or so of their best friends, to present a staged version of Frederic Rzewski's rarely performed Crusoe.

The concert also features premieres from Jason Barabba, Alexander Elliott Miller, and Nick Norton, and music by Marc Evans and Mayke Nas.

Program:

Alexander Elliott Miller: Clock Smasher
Marc Evans: One Wandering Night
Nick Norton: Mirror Smasher
Jason Barabba: The Distance of the Moon
Mayke Nas: Digit #2
Frederic Rzewski: Crusoe

Performed by:

HOCKET - Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, pianos, toy pianos, and melodicas

Justine Aronson, soprano
Benjamin Phelps, percussion
Marc Evans, melodica and toy piano
Alexander Elliot Miller, guitar
Nick Norton, guitar and melodica
Isaac Schankler, accordion
Adrianne Pope, violin
Linnea Powell, viola
Federico Llach, double bass

Stage direction by Doug Oliphant

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Shpachenko & Friends Chamber Music Festival
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Shpachenko & Friends Chamber Music Festival

The Oct. 20 concert will feature two compositions for six pianists: Tom Flaherty’s “Igor to Please” (inspired by Igor Stravinsky) and James Matheson’s “Bagatelle” (inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven), which will be recorded by Shpachenko and Lee, HOCKET and Ray-Kallay Duo for Shpachenko’s upcoming album.

The concert will also feature Lee and the HOCKET Ensemble performing piano solo and duet compositions by Beethoven, Mayke Nas, Alexander Elliott Miller, Michael Laurello and Andy Akiho, as well as the West Coast premiere of an additional piece by Matheson titled “Alone, in Waters Shimmering and Dark.” The solo piano piece will be performed by Shpachenko and included on her upcoming album featuring new works inspired by buildings.

All events will be staged in the Music Recital Hall. Concert tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students.

MORE INFO: http://polycentric.cpp.edu/2016/10/grammy-nominated-music-professor-shares-stage-at-annual-festival/#.V_--HaOZOEJ

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