OSCILLATIONS: Keith/Larson Duo / Kikù Hibino

Hailing from Seattle and Denver, the Keith/Larson Duo (Leanna Keith, flute; Zachary Larson, guitar) will premiere new works by up-and-coming young composers Daniel Sabra, Sarah Perske, and Kevin Baldwin. The pieces challenge preconceptions of chamber music, incorporating physical movement, extended technique, improvisation, beat boxing and more.
 

The Keith/Larson Duo, consisting of flutist Leanna Keith and guitarist Zachary Larson, aims to explore and expand the horizons of the flute and guitar world through the commission and performance of new works and unique original arrangements of orchestral repertoire. Both original members of the Ensemble 768 modern music ensemble, the Keith/Larson Duo formed in 2012 while studying new music at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has performed in recital across the United States and Canada. Recent performance highlights include recitals in Denver, Seattle, Nebraska City, and Omaha, as well as being featured performers at the Omaha Under the Radar new music festival and the 2015 Canadian Flute Convention in Toronto, Ontario. Their latest recording, Dawn Till Dusk, features music from the 20th and 21st centuries for flute and guitar by Joaquín Rodrigo, Christopher Caliendo, and Toru Takemitsu. It is currently available for purchase on their website. Their current program consists entirely of works commissioned by the Keith/Larson Duo from up-and-coming composers.

Leanna Keith is a freelance flutist and composer in Seattle, Washington. She is also a Master of Music degree candidate at the University of Washington where she performs frequently as a soloist, orchestral member, and new music advocate. Her book, Journey to the East—a collection of Chinese dizi music transcribed for the standard flute—was published and released by ALRY publications in Spring 2015.

Currently based in Denver, Colorado, Zachary Larson is an ambitious guitarist dedicated to exposing audiences to the rare and under-performed music in guitar literature. In addition to the Keith/Larson Duo, Zachary performs frequently in the Modern Hue and Nebula modern music ensembles, and also in the Chimaera Guitar Trio. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at Denver University as a teaching assistant to Ricardo Iznaola and Jonathan Leathwood while also studying flamenco guitar with René Heredia.

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Japanese sound artist and songwriter Kikù Hibino will perform a work entitled Radial Categories, in which he employs concepts of cognitive linguistic theory to analyze, categorize, and remix his own past audio works into a new piece that includes live guitar and voice.

Japanese-born sound artist Kikù Hibino has been producing cross-genre music for nearly a decade. The Wire once described his music as “trying to cram in as many memories as possible before it all disappears," and “concerns itself with themes of capturing and preserving fleeting moments.” (2007, Issue 279) From acoustic chamber music for Mercedes Benz to digital microsound for Anti-Nuke protest, he collaborated with such a wide variety of artists and scholars from all over the world, including Kawaguchi Takao (Dumb Type, dancer), Curtis Roads (computer music), Theaster Gates (contemporary artist), and Norma Field (literary scholar). In 2015, he’s been working on an album focused on voice and singing. The acoustic version recently premiered at Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College in Ohio, as well as local NPR station WYSO this August. Besides his solo project, he’s also playing with percussionist (and former OSCILLATIONS artist) Mike Weis in his new quartet The Slow Bell.

Beer provided by Revolution Brewing