People Inside Electronics
Sep
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
12:30pm12:30pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Olivier Messiaen's "Catalogue d'oiseaux"
Oct
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Olivier Messiaen's "Catalogue d'oiseaux"

As part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Noon to Midnight event at Disney Hall, HOCKET joins the pianists of Piano Spheres in presenting a complete performance of Olivier Messiaen's "Catalogue d'oiseaux."

This event is part of: From Noon to Midnight — Immerse yourself in a full day of wonder, with a profusion of new music performed by multiple ensembles all around Walt Disney Concert Hall.

MORE INFO & TICKETS: http://www.laphil.com/tickets/noon-to-midnight

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LA Signal Lab
Sep
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

LA Signal Lab

HOCKET teams up with LA Signal Lab for a collaborative concert in Pasadena, CA

L.A. Signal Lab returns with the sounds of an underwater metropolis, echoes of the Louisiana bayou, unexpected encounters with Death, and old fishing melodies from northern Japan. Featuring HOCKET and Aperture Duo -- two pianos, two fiddles, three horns, and four world premieres.

Saturday, September 17th | 8pm

Steinway Piano Gallery, Pasadena | 150 E Colorado Blvd #101, Pasadena, CA 91105

Program:
Hitomi Oba - "Souranbushi 3" (World Premiere)
Noah Meites - "Water and Power" (World Premiere)
Dan Marschak - "Prelude to Ys" (World Premiere)
Nick DePinna - "Two Dreams" (World Premiere)
Andy Akiho - "Karakurenai"

Aperture Duo is Adrianne Pope (violin) and Linnea Powell (viola)HOCKET is Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff (pianos)

$15 suggested donation / all ages

Founded in 2015 by Dan Marschak, Hitomi Oba, Nick DePinna, and Noah Meites, L.A. Signal Lab is a creative music collective dedicated to commissioning, premiering, and recording stylistically diverse new works with a focus on bridging the divide between jazz and classical music. Inspired by the richly diverse musical culture of Los Angeles, LASL strives to bring together the city's varied musical communities through programs that showcase the talents of the city’s most exciting young performers.

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/659733007509363/

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The University of Southern California
Sep
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

The University of Southern California

Composition faculty member Sarah Gibson presents HOCKET, a piano-duo collaboration with alumnus Thomas Kotcheff, in a program featuring two world premieres by Thornton composers.

The program will feature the premiere of a new work by faculty composer Donald Crockett, music by Stephen Hartke, and more.

Admission is FREE!

More info: https://music.usc.edu/events/details/?event-id=710972

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Carlsbad Music Festival
Aug
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Carlsbad Music Festival

HOCKET returns to The Carlsbad Music Festival for a program featuring the world premiere of Michael Laurello's Touch and Alexander Elliott Miller's Clock Smasher.

Program:
Mayke Nas - DiGiT #2
Andy Akiho - Karakurenai
Michael Laurello - Touch (world premiere)
Sarah Gibson - Aria
Alexander Elliott Miller - Clock Smasher (world premiere)
Stephen Hartke - Sonata for Piano Four-Hands
Thomas Kotcheff - death, hocket, and roll

TICKETS: http://www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org/#tickets

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California State University, Northridge
Apr
6
12:00pm12:00pm

California State University, Northridge

HOCKET will present a concert of music for two pianos, piano four-hands, and toy pianos at California State University, Northridge.

Complete Program:
Mayke Nas - - DiGiT #2
Tristan Perich - - Duet
Sarah Gibson - - Aria
Alan Shockley - - wndhm (1785)
Jordan Nelson - - Slow The Light
Thomas Kotcheff - - death, hocket, and roll

 
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California State University Long Beach
Mar
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

California State University Long Beach

HOCKET will perform a program of music for piano four-hands, toy pianos, and two pianos at California State University Long Beach. 

PROGRAM:
Briana Harley - - Hella Hyped: The Reigning Piano (world premiere)
Cristina Lord - - Passages (world premiere)
Zaq Kenefick - - litany of those who would have could have been cats on a sundress (world premiere)
Alan Shockley - - wndhm (1785) (world premiere)
Jordan Nelson - - Slow The Light
Aaron Holloway-Nahum - - Remember Me?

INFO: web.csulb.edu/depts/music/events

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University of Las Vegas
Feb
10
to Feb 12

University of Las Vegas

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HOCKET will be in residence at the University of Las Vegas. In a series of performances, their repertoire will include the world premiere of Jordan Nelson's Slow The Light as well as works by Sarah Gibson, Thomas Kotcheff, Tristan Perich, Daron Hagen, and Aaron Holloway-Nahum. Additionally, HOCKET will be working with the composition department of UNLV and workshopping student works for two pianos.

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San Diego's Central Library Concert Series
Jan
24
2:30pm 2:30pm

San Diego's Central Library Concert Series

As part of the 60th Anniversary Season, join HOCKET at San Diego's Central Library Concert Series for a concert of eclectic and exciting contemporary music for piano four-hands and two toy pianos. The program will feature newly commissioned works by some of America’s leading young composers alongside contemporary masterworks from the repertoire.

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Encinitas Library
Jan
6
12:00pm12:00pm

Encinitas Library

Join HOCKET in Encintas, CA for a program of music for piano four-hands and toy pianos!

Program:
Sarah Gibson - Aria
Mozart -  Sonata in D Major, K. 381 

György Ligeti - Sonatina
Emily Cooley - Phoria
Thomas Kotcheff - death, hocket, and roll

Johannes Brahms - Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 - book 1

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HOCKET presents Alpha++: new commissions from London and New York
Nov
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

HOCKET presents Alpha++: new commissions from London and New York

HOCKET presents "Alpha++: new commissions from London and New York." Join HOCKET at the Brand Library & Art Center for an evening featuring new commissions for piano four-hands and two toy pianos! The program includes works from NYC based composers Alex Weiser, Ryan Harper, and Emily Cooley of Kettle Corn New Music alongside a 40-minute tour-de-force from London based composer Aaron Holloway-Nahum. 

Tickets are not required, admission is FREE!

Program:
Emily Cooley - - Phoria
Ryan Harper - - A 19
David Lang - - gravity
Alex Weiser - - water hollows stone

Aaron Holloway-Nahum - - Remember Me?

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Thomas Kotcheff solo piano recital @ The University of Southern California
Nov
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Thomas Kotcheff solo piano recital @ The University of Southern California

Join Thomas Kotcheff in Ramo Recital Hall at the University of Southern California for a solo piano recital of 20th century masterworks and new commissions!

Program:
Debussy - - Préludes Book 1 - - No. 3 & No. 8
Messiaen - - Preludes - - No. 1 & No. 4
Takemitsu - - Rain Tree Sketch II (In Memoriam Olivier Messiaen)

Ives - - III. “The Alcotts” from Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass., 1840–60
Jordan Nelson - - Four Interludes

Frederic Rzewski - - Cadenza con o senza Beethoven

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