Bent Frequency duo to perform at BGSU September 25

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BOWLING GREEN, O. – Saxophone and percussion duo Bent Frequency will perform on Monday, September 25 at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. The concert is free and open to the public.

Percussionist Stuart Gerber and saxophonist Jan Berry Baker are The Bent Frequency Duo Project.  Stuart and Jan have commissioned over 20 new works for their duo and have given countless performances of this new repertoire across the US, Mexico, and Europe since 2014.

The first iteration of this project was truly international in scope, including commissions from seven American composers ( Robert Scott Thompson, Chris Burns, Devin Maxwell, Jeff Herriott, Roshanne Etezady, Kevin Schlei, and Chris Arrell) and two European composers (Vivienne Olive from Germany and Stefano Pierini from Italy). In 2014/15 they premiered works by Mark Engebretson (commission funded by a grant from the Barlow Foundation), Amelia Kaplan, Amy Williams, and Paul Elwood, giving numerous performances across the Midwest, Southeast and in Colorado. In 2015/16 they premiered works by Laurent Durupt (commission funded by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange), Dorothy Hindman, Olivia Kieffer, Adam Scott Neal and Lowell Fuchs. 2017/18 features commissions by Elainie Lillios, John Liberatore, and Zack Browning

Music at the Forefront is an annual concert series featuring performances by accomplished and innovative performers of contemporary music. For more information contact Kurt Doles at the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (419/372-2685 – kdoles@bgsu.edu).