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The Syndicate presents Wolftone


  • St John's Ohio City (map)

Wolftone is a duo project comprised of Will Overcash (violin) and Ben Roidl-Ward (bassoon) that is collaborating closely with composers to create a bold new repertoire of works. With the goal of exploring and expanding the possibilities of the violin/bassoon pairing, this duo is especially interested in exploring the natural resonances and dissonances of their instruments as a framework for complex soundworlds created between only two voices. Ben and Will met as students at the Oberlin Conservatory, where they were frequent collaborators, notably as members of the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble and as founding members of the student-run contemporary music collective Semble N. In this capacity, they laid the seeds for their work as a duo by performing concerts in non-traditional spaces and forging new audiences for new music. Wolftone's first commissioning project, supported by the Sviatoslov Richter Fund for Music Outreach, has led to the creation of three new works for by composers Peter Kramer, Zach Sheets, and Judy Jackson. The duo has presented workshops in partnership with the Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and is also partnering with the Harmony School of Science in Sugarland, TX and Cleveland's Syndicate for New Arts in upcoming performances. Supported by the Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Traveling Fellowship in Music, Wolftone will be presenting concerts in Houston, Oberlin, Cleveland, Chicago, and New York this spring.

Earlier Event: March 19
Douglas Farrand's "six hours"