Monday, November 23, 2009

The Loboe Project - What's It All About?

On October 1st, 2009, I was awarded an “Investing in Artists” grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation for an extended-range oboe. It is my intent to promote new works and transcriptions that feature this incredible instrument.

As a condition of the grant, I am currently working on several projects that will showcase the extended range of the new oboe. This particular model, by the Loree Factory out of Paris, will allow me to play one half step lower than the standard oboe and greatly increase the overall stability of the highest range.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 2006, I have been fortunate to work with many incredibly talented and creative people. In addition to posting updates on events related to my grant, it is my intent to also post information about important artistic activities around Los Angeles.

Loboe Project 2010:
1. Out of Context Tour I March 1st-10th, 2010 - Featuring:
o Concerts and masterclasses at several universities and chamber series
Performances in Colorado and Montana
New transcriptions for oboe, horn and piano
Featuring Sloan Hoffmann, Horn

2. Out of Context Spring Tour II April, 2010 - Featuring:
o A series of world premieres by composers Paul Coleman and David Plylar
Collaboration with the Proper Glue Percussion Duo
Special guest musicians including soprano Jamie Jordan and pianist Zuzanna Szewczyk
Performances in upstate NY

3. Solo Works for Extended Range Oboe
o Commissions and Performances starting in 2010