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.
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