Amsterdam-based saxophonist [>|Michael Straus] is responsible for the commissioning and premieres of over seventy compositions and can regularly be seen collaborating with composers, visual artists, turntablists, conductors, dancers and other instrumentalists around the world. His extensive performance career has led to concert appearances throughout the United States, Canada, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Ireland. He is the recent recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for studies in Amsterdam and and holds M.M. degrees in saxophone performance and computer music from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and a B.M. from Louisiana State University.

Program: Michael Straus presents What are you looking at? New music for saxophones, electronics and video...

- Quintet (2004) by Per Bloland
for alto saxophone and interactive electronics

- a sudden change in the consistency of snow (2006) by Peter V Swendsen
for alto saxophone, electronics and video

- tetramlemma (2009) by Ted Coffey
for tenor saxophone, video, live-interactive and fixed electronic sound

- SXueAk (2008) by Matthew Burtner
for soprano saxophone, squeaky toys and interactive electronics

- Aiael's Gold (2010) by Juraj Kojs
for tenor saxophone and interactive electronics

- Dorian Reeds (1964) by Terry Riley
for soprano saxophone, video and delay

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Sunday, February 21, 2010, 4:00am to 6:00am