Come for an exciting night with members of the Splinter Reeds ensemble in a continuation of their co-operative residency with CNMAT and UC Berkeley Graduate composers.

Points Against Fields (tombeau de Bernard Parmegiani) by Sam Pluta (world premiere)
De Profundis (2000) - Simon Steen-Andersen (b. 1976)
Fireflies in Winter by Peter V. Swendsen (world premiere)
Sour Helix (2015) - S. Howard Rubin (b. 1989)
of an implacable subtraction by Paula Matthusen
Dorian Reeds by Terry Riley

Praised for her diverse talents, bassoonist Dana Jessen is in high demand as a soloist, chamber musician, improviser and new music specialist. Dana is the founder of Splinter Reeds, a San Francisco-based reed quintet, and has performed with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Ensemble Dal Niente, Pamela Z, Lucky Dragons, Rushes Ensemble, Calefax Quintet, Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra, Amsterdam Contemporary Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort and Harvard Group for New Music, among others. As the founder and artistic director of the New Music Bassoon Fund, Dana spearheaded the commission of Rushes, an hour-long composition for seven bassoons by composer Michael Gordon. Her recordings can be heard on Cantaloupe, RIOJA, Evil Rabbit, Oberlin Music and the New World record labels.

David Wegehaupt is a saxophonist committed to the performance and promotion of contemporary music. As a soloist and as a founding member of Anubis Quartet (Chicago-based saxophone quartet), Splinter Reeds (San Francisco-based reed quintet), David has been active in commissioning new music for saxophone, participating in over fifty world premieres, along with numerous North American premieres. He has played recitals as a soloist and a chamber musician around the United States, in Mexico, Canada, Belgium, Greece, Germany, France, Italy, and Thailand. David is a new resident to the Bay Area, but has visited to perform regularly since 2010, including numerous solo recitals at CNMAT and CCRMA, as well as regular performances with Eco Ensemble and Splinter Reeds. His newest project is called ATHLETICS, a wide-ranging collaboration with Eric Wubbels (piano), Weston Olencki (trombone) and Nick Woodbury (percussion).

Clarinetist/bass clarinetist Jeff Anderle is currently enjoying an extremely diverse musical life as a member of Sqwonk, a bass clarinet duo, the bi-coastal ensemble REDSHIFT, Edmund Welles: the bass clarinet quartet, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the Paul Dresher Electro/Acoustic Ensemble. He is a co-director of the Switchboard Music Festival and faculty at the S.F. Conservatory of Music.

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Monday, March 9, 2015, 4:00am to 6:00am