Yard Pears, April 8

Yard Pears (bass clarinet, amplified pears, electronics)
@ Exchange of Midwestern Collegiate Composers
Friday, April 8, 8pm – FREE
UMKC Student Union Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Brad Baumgardner, bass clarinet and fruit; Scott Blasco, electronics and fruit

More information:

UMKC Student Union
5100 Cherry Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64110


Program note:
“Yard Pears is a collaboratively composed structured improvisation for bass clarinet, electronics, and amplified pears from the backyard of a friend’s former neighbor. Brad and Scott have both been offered these pears in the past, which Scott ate and Brad gave away. Given that yard’s inaccessibility, the grocery store has provided our fruit instruments for tonight’s performance. The work itself explores gestural and timbral transformations at the nexus of live bass clarinet, live processing and sampling, and the amplification and abuse of fruit.”

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Composer of music and sonic art. Percussionist, guitarist, computer musician. Composition/theory/electronic music professor. Husband and father. Catholic. Food and beer enthusiast. Perpetually dissatisfied with the contents of my sock drawer.

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