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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Husband and father. Catholic. Amateur cook, general food enthusiast. Composer of electroacoustic and other neat sorts of music. Composition/music theory/electronic music professor at Washington State University. Electric guitarist, classical percussionist, frequent performer of live computer music. Lover of this messy, complicated, stressful, beautiful life.

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