Holy Cross Music Department Presents The Bent Frequency Duo Project

February 20th, 2014 by Bridget Cass


The Bent Frequency Duo Project will perform works for saxophone, percussion and electronics at the College of the Holy Cross on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. in Brooks Concert Hall. Bent Frequency is a professional contemporary chamber music ensemble based in Atlanta, Ga., led by co-artistic directors Jan Berry Baker and Stuart Gerber. The concert is free and open to the public.

Founded in 2003, Bent Frequency has recently commissioned ten new works for the 2013-14 season, and will be premiering five of those new works at this concert: “Behemoth,” composed by Roshanne Etezady; “I Stood on the Shore and Looked Up at the Birds” composed by Jeff Herriott; “METTA,” composed by Robert Scott Thompson; and “Roulettes,” composed by Christopher Burns. The fifth piece to be premiered, “Oh, Popeye!” was composed by Chris Arrell, assistant professor of music at the College.

Saxophonist Jan Berry Baker is a native of Alberta, Canada and holds a D.M.A. from Northwestern University. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Scotland, England, Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic, and regularly performs with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Orchestra, and Atlanta Opera. Jan is assistant professor of saxophone at Georgia State University, and is a Selmer Paris and Vandoren performing artist.

Percussionist Stuart Gerber holds a D.M.A. from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Lauded as having “consummate virtuosity” by The New York Times, he has performed extensively throughout the US, Europe, Australia, and Mexico. He has performed and taught at the Stockhausen-Kurse in Germany, the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) at the New England Conservatory and has given master classes at many esteemed institutions worldwide. Stuart is currently associate professor of percussion at Georgia State University.

For additional information please contact the Holy Cross music department at (508) 793-2296.

For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.

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  1. NJM says:

    This performance was absolutely spectacular! Another home-run by the music department!

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