The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s fall concert series 6:30 Thursdays continues November 5 with “Travelogue” featuring the marimba/clarinet duo Transient Canvas. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at UW-Green Bay.
Transient Canvas is a unique duo with Amy Advocat on bass clarinet and Matt Sharrock on marimba. They have been blazing their own trail in the world of contemporary music since 2011 and have premiered over 50 new works in four years. They have been inspired by travel and influenced by the people they have met along the way.
“We love to travel. It’s really the best part about being a musician… meeting new people, seeing new sights, eating new food. After all, everyone — especially artists — are shaped by the people they’ve met, the places they’ve been, and the experiences they’ve lived.”
Transient Canvas performs almost exclusively works written for them. Their mission is to provide a blank slate or canvas for composers to explore while simultaneously making bass clarinet and marimba a new standard ensemble. They perform the works of living composers and are always looking for innovative ways to connect with new audiences.
UWGB Professor Michelle McQuade Dewhirst’s composition, shenpa, will be premeired in the November 5 concert. Other innovative composition titles include Fabrication 10: Itch, TELE, Branches, Lumba-Lumba Hijau, and Nostalgia Variations.
The 6:30 Thursdays concerts provide an innovative experience to connect the campus and community through music in meaningful ways. The 2015-16 series features a wide array of musical styles and guest artists. All 6:30 Thursdays are free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.
Remaining 6:30 Thursdays performances in 2015:
November 12 Piano Per Diem—30 Piano Pieces in 30 days: Pianists Holly Roadfeldt and Michael Rector
December 3 Dragons, Stones, Circuses: David Colson, composer, music performed by UWGB faculty and friends
The 1923 Fund is the generous sponsor of the 2015-16 season of 6:30 Thursdays. Contact Linda Parins or 920-465-2944 for more information.