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Suffolk Spotlight, September 10, 2004

Sonic Journeys Continue for Open Ears

After a remarkable five-hour marathon concert last spring, in which thirty five guest performers and composers performed at Shea Theatre, the Open Ears concert series resumes this fall with two more concerts.

On October 6, 2004, Open Ears 26 will feature the highly acclaimed So Percussion Group. So (Douglas Perkins, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting, and Lawson White) is a captivating group, hailed for their "consistently impressive" performances by the New York Times. Formed in New Haven, CT in 1999, So has already made a name as one of the most exciting young ensembles in the country. Recently, they've been featured at the Bang on a Can Marathon, the BAM Next Wave Festival, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Joe's Pub, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Miller Theatre, Merkin Hall, The Roundtop Festival, and on WNYC's New Sounds and Soundcheck.

On October 27, 2004, Open Ears 27 will bring the revolutionary flutist Patti Monson to campus. Ms. Monson is flutist for the New York new music ensemble Sequitur and the Curiously Strong Wind Quintet. She is a frequent guest artist on several recital series dedicated to new music, and has been invited to give masterclasses on contemporary repertoire and extended sounds at many universities and conservatories. Guest performances include Pittsburgh’s Music on the Edge Series, New York's Bang On a Can Marathon and Summer Institute of Music, The Asia Society, Music At The Anthology, The Sonic Boom Festival, June in Buffalo, Festival in the Hamptons, Music from China, and the Lincoln Center Summer Festival. She is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, as director of the MSM contemporary ensemble TACTUS.


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