The innovative duo known as Patchwork will present a guest recital at Baylor University on Wednesday, February 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Meadows Recital Hall, within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Performers are saxophonist Noa Even and drummer Stephen Klunk.
Patchwork is a Cleveland-based saxophone and drum-set duo that collaborates with composers to build an eclectic body of new music for their unique instrumentation. Since forming the group in 2013, Noa Even and Stephen Klunk have worked with Osnat Netzer, Erin Rogers, Hong-Da Chin, Jonn Sokol, Eric Wubbels, Nick Didkovsky, Charlie Wilmoth, Dan Tramte, and other composers whose music reflects diverse influences and styles.
Patchwork has appeared on many college campuses, such as Peabody Conservatory, Ball State University, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Washington University, and Kenyon College, where they frequently combine performances with composer readings, master classes, and presentations. Patchwork recently collaborated with Cleveland’s No Exit New Music Ensemble on two world premieres by Ohio-based composers.
Their Baylor recital will open with Fast Love by Erin Rogers, a work from 2018 that she describes as “Matters-of-the-heart through six historically important sections.”
… time was not passing … it was turning in a circle … was written in 2016 by Hong-Da Chin, who says humanity “keeps repeating itself in a circle, be it honorable or vicious.”
Eric Wubbels composed Axamer Folio in 2015. This is a modular network that ranges from tightly synchronized duo music to phasing loops, list structures, and free improvisation.
Osnat Netzer’s Zwang und Zweifel, from 2017, explores the inner tumult that happens when one tries to live with a choice between two equally difficult options.
The program will close with Dan Tramte’s G®¡ND. Dating from 2014, it explores the precise moment when the laws of physics choose between chaos or stability.
This recital is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.