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Off the Beaten Path Music Series

  • UDC Performing Arts Recital Hall Building 46-West 4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

Two Pieces for Double Bass and Lap Steel guitar
Zachary Crabtree, double bass; Lewis Krauthamer, lap steel guitar


NOA EVEN, saxophones
a t o m i c
Newly commissioned solo works for saxophone, interactive electronics & video

  • Christopher Biggs: Imprints in Time

  • LJ White: bodies immutable (video by Jason Charney)

  • Emily Koh: b(locked.orders) (video by Michiko Saiki)

  • José Martínez: Do I Regret? (video by Michael Bruner)

At a time when our society is particularly fragmented and politically polarized, Cleveland-based saxophonist Noa Even explores themes of human connection with "atomic," a commissioning project of four new works for solo saxophone, interactive electronics, and video. The impetus behind "atomic" is the idea that finding or cultivating common ground with individuals from diverse backgrounds leads us toward greater awareness, understanding, and empathy. We get to choose. We can choose to examine our own behavior, establish connections with strangers, and develop stronger relationships with those around us. In close collaboration with Noa, the composers and video artists of atomic focus on the following topics: the long-lasting affects of human interactions, the increasingly visible and thriving transgender community in the United States, silenced voices resulting from stricter American immigration laws, and regret, a universal human emotion.


Earlier Event: October 5
Inscape at BlackRock Center for the Arts
Later Event: October 13
Rock Creek Chamber Players