Hey guys, so the International Low Brass Trio (www.internationallowbrasstrio.com) decided to reprise a few pieces from the GCG concert (those videos coming soon) last night at the Brass Chamber Music concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. We were really pleasantly surprised to hear that Stephen Smoliar with the Examiner was there, and went ahead and wrote about us!
Read the review here.
Here is the full set, with pieces by Nick Benavides, Eric Choate, and Danny Clay:
The interview you’ve all been waiting for… Danny Clay on working with the International Low Brass Trio! This group has it so together it is ridiculous, and we can’t wait for our show coming up next month.
I (Nick) love the photo at the very end of the post. I may or may not have been the photographer…
“However, something in Adès’ sound in those moments of faux-confusion is strangely charming, as though listening to someone with amnesia try to recollect the history of chamber music. And surely, just as the clutter is about to be overwhelming, there arrives a sudden, calculated moment of clarity.”
- Danny Clay
Guerrilla man himself Danny Clay wrote something for I care if you listen (.com) about Thomas Adès and you should definitely check it!
So the International Low Brass Trio interviewed me and did a nice little write up on our upcoming concert. If I were them I would have chosen at least a few really embarrassing pictures, but hey, they make me out to be a pretty nice guy.
They’ll be doing more write ups soon featuring all the composers involved in our project. Keep your ear to the ground!
Thanks for rocking our world with your submissions. Per usual it’s taking us a bit to truly decide as they are all so great, but expect an announcement in the next day or two! We are so excited to get these new pieces started, and can’t wait to see what happens.
So hold onto your butts. Soon… very soon…
Attention all composers/sound artists/aural engineers and audio illusionists! The Guerrilla Composers Guild
is proud to announce that our next project, in conjunction with the International Low Brass Trio
, will be a commissioning project for low brass trio! The application is now LIVE and if you want to be involved, all you have to do is check out the rules and fill out our (overly painless) 5 minute or less survey. The application closes on September 6th, so GAME ON.
We are opposed to the idea of you having to pay to apply, or even write a piece you may not be able to hear, so as usual there is no application fee and you don’t need the piece to be finished or even started, you just need an idea that makes us curious.They will be touring Canada in December, and would love to have some new pieces to show off. Per usual, we will be workshopping your music with you and you will get a performance on November 15th, right here in San Francisco!
Even if you are unable to participate this time, be sure to like us on facebook as we do events throughout the year, and would love for you to have all the inside info.Inquire within:http://goo.gl/nNvbQV
Hey Guerrilla Groupies,
The time is upon us for a concert of epic proportions. We asked six brave souls to write six pieces at a breakneck speed, and let me tell you: they delivered. We can only imagine the blood, sweat, tears, and coffee that went into the making of these pieces, and they are sure to blow your mind. Come check out our show at the center for new music, on April 18, at 7:30pm. Come help us decide who wins the prize of a studio recording of their piece! We will have beer and maybe wine available at the show.
Our featured composers are: Dennis Aman, Luis Escareño, Lucas Floyd, Kyle Hovatter, Kaito Nakahori, and Ryan Rey.
Our ridiculously killer performers will be: Mckenzie Camp, Matt Centanni, Elizabeth Hall, & Nick Matthiesen
The percussionists will also play a few pieces from their repertoire, including our very own Danny Clay’s Children’s Songs, Book 2, featuring the lovely soprano Lora Libby.
Shout out to Danny Clay for making the poster… as a teaser, we will say that he used some of the wonderful art work on one of our composers’ scores… can you guess which one? (Hint, look at the pictures on facebook from our workshopping evening).
The Center for New Music
55 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA
April 18th, 7:30pm
Tickets are $15 general, $10 student, and $8 for members of the CNM.
Hey Guerrilla Groupies,
So we’ve been neglecting the real website, and for that we’re sorry. Sort of. Mostly. I mean, enough to be political about it.
But we’re going to get this thing going! Many of you who know about us know that we put pretty much everything up on facebook, so get updates there. But! We wanted to give you a heads up with what’s going down these days. Basically we’ve selected our Seal Team Six of composers for our percussion project (as noted by Kurt Rohde, everybody wants to be the guy with the smokes), and they are hard at work. We’re going to be meeting with them in a few days to see what they’re creating and workshop the hell out of their music, and can’t wait to put on the show!
Our brave participants of the compositional arts will be:
Dennis Aman, Luis Escareño, Lucas Floyd, Kyle Hovatter, Kaito Nakahori, & Ryan Rey.
For the record I’ve never seen Seal Team Six. It’s just really catchy, like Fox Force Five, or The Wild Thornberrys.
Stay tuned, in a few days we’ll be announcing the actual event and all the juicy details.
“Hey man, what are you doing today?”
“Im going to start a war on emotionless, culturally detached music by organizing clandestine, amazing concerts full of soul and conversation. Oh, and pizza. You?”
“Well, I WAS just going to make pesto tonight and listen to ‘My heart will go on’, but I’m up for starting a war. Is there anything in particular I should bring?”
“Just your undying devotion to the arts, and maybe a bandana and camo pants.”
The Guerrillas are out to stuff your ears with some new sounds, presenting their first vocal music concert featuring pieces by local composers. With performers hailing from the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, and the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco, it will be a unique opportunity to hear some of the best up and coming singers in the Bay Area in an intimate setting at Musically Minded Academy (www.musicallyminded.com). You’ll be shocked and amazed by the wealth of vocal writing talent from around the Bay Area. You may be moved by the music you hear, and you might even find yourself with sudden and strange urges to hear more. Don’t worry, that’s normal… we think. Curious about what the composers or performers were thinking when writing and rehearsing this music? There will be opportunities for audience questions and a social hour (pizza unconfirmed) after the concert with the performers and composers.
Order tickets here –> http://guerrillacomposersguild.eventbrite.com
April 28th, 4:30pm!
- Elizabeth Kimble – soprano
- Danielle Reutter-Harrah – alto
- Winton White – tenor
- Nick Benavides – tenor
- Matthew Peterson – bass
- Anthony Porter – piano
With music by:
The Guerrilla Composers Guild is a bunch of Goons who organize all of the Guerrilla Gatherings and hold the thing together like Guerrilla Glue. By day they are presenters of new music, and by night they don their Guerrilla Garb and…are still presenters of new music. The Guerrillas believe there is a wealth of undiscovered talent in the Bay Area, and are on a mission to uncover passionate performers and composers and bring them together with their fans, the Guerrilla Groupies. With the primary goal of being a catalyst for collaboration, the GCG hosts listening parties, composition forums, and full fledged performances where musicians and audience members get together and make good stuff happen.
We know, it’s horribly lame our website doesn’t yet have anything on it, but we’ve been super busy writing and rehearsing music and taking tours of Alcatraz. We’re getting on it, promise, but for the time being check out the upcoming vocal music concert at Musically Minded Academy:
For you paranoid folks who don’t click links without checking the Kelly Blue Book first, here are the details:
April 28th at 4:30pm at Musically Minded Academy in Oakland, CA
the Guerrilla Composers Guild