After 5 years of awesome music and fun projects together, AM/PM members have decided to go our separate ways. We are each busy with our own projects and thought that it would be best to wrap things up.
To celebrate our past work together, take a listen to one of our favorite live recordings:
We had a great time playing outdoors earlier this week! The performance was part of Con Vivo’s new outdoors series organized through Jersey City’s Historic Downtown Special Improvement District. There was great supportive crowd and our two hour show really flew by. We recorded much of the show and plan to post things on YouTube (cars, sirens, and all that included haha). Many thanks to everyone who stopped to enjoy the music!
Today we are in Washington, DC for our 3rd concert in as many days! We are playing this afternoon at the Intersections Festival with Vivre Musicale. The festival is held at Atlas, a great old theater turned music venue. Our concert features Vivre Musicale performers and a dance troupe. Should be a great show!
Here’s a bonus photo from our Vivre concert last night:
We had a great concert at An Die Musik in Baltimore last night! This was the first of 3 concerts we are playing this weekend for Vivre Musicale. We’ll be in Arlington, VA tonight and at the Intersections festival in DC on Sunday.
Our first two concerts are titled SeNsuALitY and feature works by Ryo Noda, Evan Chambers, Kati Agócs, Astor Piazzolla, and the premiere performances of Miguel Bolivar’s 2nd sax quartet: Phases of Love.
Earlier this year we commissioned Eli Stine to create a video to perform with Kati Agócs’ piece Hymn at Red Room. We really loved Eli’s video so a few months ago we recorded Hymn during a practice weekend. Above is Eli’s video synced with the recording. Enjoy!
This weekend we are in Baltimore for two concerts presenting the music of Matthew Burtner, composer, performer and metasaxophone inventor. Matthew is a pioneer in electronic and multimedia compositions for saxophone. These concerts will share his music ranging from metasaxophone (sax with oodles of custom electronics), experimental turntablism and film improvisations to performances of two unprecedented compositions for nine acoustic tenor saxophones.
We’ll be performing Matthew’s Incantation S4-X and joining in for his tenor nonets Endprint and Portals of Distortion. All of his work is awesome and you should check this out.
After a few months off, AM/PM is getting in gear for some exciting projects!
We are going to be releasing a recording of Kati Agócs’ Hymn synced with commissioned video by Eli Stine on YouTube (screenshot above). This video was premiered at our Red Room concert last Spring and we’re pumped to finally make it available online.
AM/PM is also excited to be performing two concerts of Matthew Burtner’s music! We will be at MICA on Oct 14 and Pyramid Atlantic Art Center on Oct 15. AM/PM will perform Burtner’s Incantation S4-X and join more saxophonists for Burtner’s tenor sax nonets Portals of Distortion and Endprint.
We are also prepping a great program called SeNsuAlitY for Vivre Musicale. We will perform on two days (March 9 in DC and March 10 in Baltimore) and then perform on the third day (March 11) at the Intersections Arts Festival with Vivre Musicale. 3 days of performing is going to be great!
We had a great time playing at Red Room last night! Though they recently repainted and are now blue (but no name change). It was great to have a packed house and our thanks goes out to everyone who stuck it out sitting on the floor! We also want to thank our fantastic guest performers: Karin Kilper, Domenica Romagni, Esther Hae-In Choi, and Martha Morrison.
While there’s nothing on our official calendar we are busy planning:
-more performances of our multimedia concert
-a new (acoustic) program
-recording some pieces this summer
-performing Kathleen Bader’s awesome/huge work Tentative Embrace
Well, everything for our concert Saturday is finally coming together (yes, pun intended). We had a great set of rehearsals last weekend in Baltimore. Many thanks go out to our guest performers Karin Kilper, Domenica Romagni, Esther Hae-In Choi, and Martha Morrison for kicking butt on Coming Together (rehearsal pictured above). Eli Stine recently finished a stunning video to accompany Kati Agócs’ Hymn. Our DVD for Heartbreakers cracked in half and JacobTV was kind enough to quickly FTP us another copy. Plus Red Room installed a brand new projector that we get to use!