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May 17, 2014

Balcones Fault concert in Dallas @ CentralTrak

Filed under: composition,performance — travis @ 12:10 pm

May 3, 2014

NMC Presents: New Music from the Balcones Fault

Filed under: composition,new music co-op,performance,premiere — travis @ 12:09 pm

Brent Fariss

Bowing the bells

Travis & Chaz

February 15, 2014

New Music Co-op presents pianist R. Andrew Lee

Filed under: new music co-op,performance — travis @ 12:06 pm

December 7, 2013

New Music from Los Angeles

Filed under: new music co-op,performance — travis @ 12:05 pm

Performing “Divisions on a ground” by Sepand Shahab

October 18, 2013

Performing with Ellen Fullman at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston

Filed under: instrument building,performance — travis @ 12:04 pm

Projection sign

The Long string instrument fit perfectly into the space

Instruments set up

Ensemble!

September 11, 2013

Jessie Marino & Eric Wubbels perform on Willow Street

Filed under: new music co-op,performance — travis @ 12:00 pm

March 23, 2013

New Chamber Music on Bird Island

Filed under: composition,new music co-op,performance,premiere — travis @ 11:29 am

Excerpt from the program introduction:

“You might be wondering: why have a concert on an island? The space in which a concert unfolds has a profound effect on the musical experience. Whether its an abandoned power plant, a deconsecrated chapel, a neighborhood, or an island, careful attention to this aspect of performance practice has been a theme for NMC composers. When the idea was floated, it immediately clicked for the composers involved that the music should be in conversation with the place.”

“There is also something inspiring about this tiny urban oasis which may not be readily apparent. Although part of the City Parks system, the island has been unofficially adopted by anonymous volunteer custodians inspired to visit regularly and do things like water the grass with a water pump hooked up to a car battery. As a presenter of experimental music, I can relate to this sort of behavior.”

Photo by Thomas Fang

A pair of turns, a pause, in tandem

Steve Parker, trombone

March 2, 2013

Concerto Laguna

Filed under: composition,instrument building,performance,premiere — travis @ 11:24 am

Premiere of my piece “Concerto Laguna” featuring a cello soloist on row boat in the middle of Laguna Gloria. Audience is free to roam around the lagoon as an ensemble of 8 percussionists playing custom made steel bells accompany the soloist. The piece is audible acoustically as well as via lower power FM broadcast. Audience is provided with radios to hear the simulcast and a map of the environment.

Leanne Zacharias, cello

Audience listening with headsets

Map

One of the 8 percussionists

January 19, 2013

New Chamber Music

Filed under: composition,new music co-op,performance,premiere — travis @ 11:09 am

Chamber concert with works by Brent and me

“Turn on the Light” performed by Line Upon Line

“Unitard” by Brent Fariss

Steel bells made for line upon line

September 8, 2012

Cage100

Filed under: new music co-op,performance — travis @ 1:12 am

John Cage’s 100th Birthday performance. Had a great time curating this show with Michelle, Matt, and Brent.

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