Happy Valentine’s Day! We looooove our collaborators, and leading up to our Ignition Duo show, we will be writing about a few of our composers and performers! Anthony Porter told us a bit about himself in preparation for the big show at the Center for New Music.
Be sure to check out the show at the Center for New Music on February 27.
Tickets will be available at the door, and rest assured we will have Lagunitas beer present, as they have offered their generous support of the arts.
My name is Anthony, sometimes I go by Tones. I got my masters in composition at the SF Conservatory a handful of years ago, so I feel pretty fortunate to be in the company of so many creative and motivated individuals shaping the new music scene of the Bay Area today. I remember hearing Ignition Duo play Ryan Brown’s Double Negative at Switchboard a few years back and being completely transfixed by the sonic landscape and harmonic potential that was created out of just two guitars. But I’ve known David and Ramon since my days at the Conservatory. They are both fantastic musicians with amazing chops, but I’m really inspired by the unique niche they’re carving out for themselves: from the name and overall styling to the unique sounds they create, the overall package is exciting and new and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. Working with Ignition Duo has been incredibly rewarding; the guys are incredibly hungry for new music and genuinely enthusiastic about learning any number of notes in any number of possibilities. The inspiration for my piece came from our first session with the group, where we sat around in a group as they went through a whole buffet of sonic and technical possibilities. I remember asking David to try out a technique that I thought might be interesting — and he did — and it worked! and sounded great! That basically sums up the experience of working with Ignition and GCG: a seamless, easy experience where ideas are allowed to percolate freely and get realized rapidly, and of course — beautifully.
The Guerrilla Composers Guild is a fiscally-sponsored affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the service of chamber music in California.
Please consider making a donation to help us put on our future shows! We are proud to be fiscally sponsored by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and would love it if you considered donating. If you would like to donate goods or have a special request with a donation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
The show is also supported in part by Lagunitas, and we are so excited to feature their beers for your enjoyment!