The Syndicate is pleased to present "six hours" by Douglas Farrand as part of our ongoing residency at St. John's in Ohio City. This event is free and open to all.
“six hours” is an extended duration work for cassette tapes, stones, objects, and whistling. The piece is an ongoing accretion of materials and detritus, born out of a daily practice of listening and composition. This is the third performance of the piece, following realizations in Buffalo (November 2016) and Pittsburgh (March 2017).
Douglas Farrand is a composer, musician, teacher, and learner. Having lived in and around Nottinghamshire (UK), Cork (Ireland), Singapore, Ohio and Upstate New York (US), he currently resides in Newark NJ and works in Orange NJ. He works as director and teaching artist with Sonic Explorations, a K-4 daily, free music program at Oakwood Avenue Community School, and with the music department of the University of Orange, a free people's urbanism school that builds collective capacity for people to create more equitable cities.
Douglas' primary interests are in music and teaching that invite us to explore our myriad processes of listening and embody a collective investigation of place, community, and personhood. His work has been realised in the USA, Canada, Belgium and Switzerland, and includes close collaborative work with fellow composers, performers, artists, educators, & students. Douglas studied composition privately with Craig Shepard and at Oberlin Conservatory with Josh Levine and Ashley Fure. Additional formative mentors in composition, musicianship, and education include Vic Rawlings, Tim Feeney, & Christopher Fox.