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Interactions

by Avidduo

This debut album from AVIDduo features a wide variety of exciting contemporary works for flute and saxophone.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. We're from the Internet
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2. Cracked Brick
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3. Interactions
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4. Deepities
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5. Ever Present
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6. Baayami: From the Sky
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7. Janus: I. Janua Coeli
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8. Janus: II. Janua Inferni
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9. Asteroid Baptistina
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
AVIDduo is a flute and saxophone duo dedicated to expanding the repertoire of this diverse instrumentation through the performance of new and contemporary music by living composers. Members Jeffery Kyle Hutchins and Brittany Primavera have performed together around the world, giving recitals in Asia, Europe, and across North America. Recent engagements include the Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference as well as international tours in Ostrava, Czech Republic and Seoul, South Korea. As advocates of new music, AVIDduo has added over a dozen pieces to the flute and saxophone repertoire through actively commissioning composers to write for their instrumentation. In addition, AVIDduo routinely presents educational and community engagement programs, including performances and masterclasses in local schools, universities, and community centers. Together, they have also served on the faculty of the 2013 Jae Young Summer Camp (Seoul, South Korea). Primavera holds the BM degree from the University of North Texas with additional studies at the Janacek Academy (Brno, CZ) and is a freelance flutist and educator in Dallas, TX. Hutchins serves as Instructor of Record at the University of Minnesota where he is completing the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree.

We’re from the Internet (2011) - Joshua Clausen (b. 1981)
We're from the Internet (from a larger project called Tangent) is a dual-style work with one foot solidly grounded in the tradition of chamber music composition and the other in beat-based electronic music. Spoken samples are at the heart of the project's narrative. They are lifted from radio programs, artist interviews, YouTube video logs, and lectures on philosophy and art. They are arranged to weave connections between the subjective experiences of the people being sampled. The contrasting contexts of each sampled source create a kind of conceptual moshpit from which surprising juxtapositions and resonances can emerge. This version of the work was adapted for flute and saxophone by AVIDduo.

Cracked Brick (2012) - Anna E. Garman (b. 1990)
Knowing that I would have dedicated musicians to perform Cracked Brick allowed me the freedom to compose much more difficult music than I would normally write. The result is a piece that centers around two themes, one jagged and hectic, the other rhythmic and dance-like. A slow, bare melody contrasts these themes, interrupting their frantic climb to the climax. Cracked Brick was commissioned by AVIDduo.

Interactions (2011)- Lenka Štůralová (b. 1985)
The main body of this work is focused on constant interactions between two elements, represented by the flute and the saxophone, whose coexistence is developing in a variety of ways which continuously change, but ultimately lead to an agreeable ending. Interactions was composed in the autumn of 2011 and is dedicated to wonderful friends and performers, AVIDduo.

...deepities (2013) - Ted Moore (b. 1987)
From rationalwiki.org: A “deepity” is a statement that is apparently profound but actually
asserts a triviality on one level and something meaningless on another. Generally, a
deepity has (at least) two meanings: one that is true but trivial, and another that sounds
profound, but is essentially false or meaningless and would be “earth-shattering” if true. ...deepities was commissioned by AVIDduo.

Ever Present (2002) - Alvin Lucier (b. 1931)
Ever Present is inspired by Robert Irwin's garden at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Tone waves in constant motion sweep up and down as the players sustain long tones across them, creating beating patterns at speeds determined by the closeness of the tunings. The title was taken from two inscriptions at the entrance of the garden: EVER PRESENT, NEVER TWICE THE SAME and EVER CHANGING, NEVER LESS THAN WHOLE.

BAAYAMI: From the Sky (2012) - Mark Oliveiro (b. 1983)
The ancients of prehistoric Australia were a mystic people, a nomadic culture rich in animistic reverence. In order to trace the footsteps of their forbears, the original inhabitants of Sydney, Australia, walked the lines of stars and song as homage to the elders with the promise of survival. Engravings of astrological maps, shamanistic symbology and petroglyphic markings are the final remnants of this aged guild of celestial worship. Baayami is a contemporary adaptation of a musical reading of the Sydney Rock Engravings, with respect to the real and the imaginary, this is a work of fictional historical recreation. This version of BAAYAMI: From the Sky was written for AVIDduo.

Janus (2002)- Paul Hayden (b. 1956)
The Roman god Janus was the guardian of gates and doorways and was associated with the beginnings of events (the month of January is named after him). Janus is often represented by a double-faced figured carrying two keys, one gold and one silver. The gold key unlocked the winter solstice gate (Janua Coeli, or “Gate of Heaven”), through which celestial beings passed. A silver key unlocked the summer solstice gate (Janua Inferni, or “Gate of hell”) through which humans passed. I chose the title Janus for this composition since it consists of two highly contrasting (“opposite facing”, if you will) pieces for flute and alto saxophone. The two pieces may be performed as a group or separately.

Asteroid Baptistina (2012) - Peter John (b. 1983)
This piece is named after the asteroid from the Baptistina family that is believed to have brought about the end of the age of dinosaurs. Though the event that killed the dinosaurs remains shrouded in mystery, Asteroid Baptistina represents the end of one era and the beginning of another. It seems that a similar age is upon us with the advent of technology; where is there room for classical performers in this modern age? I believe this art will survive this transformation with the melding of technology and classical instruments. It is the forward thinking of this new generation of classical musicians like AVIDduo that give technology a place in the concert hall and light the way for the future of this enduring art. In keeping with the spirit of AVIDduo I wanted only to use acoustic sounds for this piece - no synthesizers or other instruments. I took the sounds of the flute being gently puffed into and mutated it into the sounds of tribal drums pounding, turned a trill into a dense rain and took the wailings of the baritone sax to make the calls of dinosaurs calling through the storm. It is a project that combines
composition and remixing, challenging me to see my original composition through the lens of technology.

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