Transient Canvas to perform at Clazel Theatre November 20


BOWLING GREEN, O. – Bass clarinet and marimba duo Transient Canvas will perform on Monday, November 20 at 8 p.m. at the Clazel Theatre (127 N. Main St.) in downtown Bowling Green 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.

Hailed as "superb" by the Boston Globe, and "nothing short of fabulous" by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Transient Canvas (clarinetist Amy Advocat and percussionist Matt Sharrock) is elevating the roles of bass clarinet and marimba by commissioning new repertoire that expands the limits of their instruments and explores the seemingly limitless tapestry of color and character of their combination. TC has commissioned over 75 works by emerging and well-established composers from all over the United States, and has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe. In August 2017, TC released their first album Sift on New Focus Recordings to rave reviews. KLANG New Music called it "one of the more refreshing things I've heard in recent years."

Dedicated to spreading their repertoire, Transient Canvas has performed across the United States and Europe. They have been presented by the Alba Music Festival (Alba, Italy), SoundNOW Festival (Atlanta, GA), Classic City New Music Festival (Athens, GA), New Music Gathering (San Francisco, CA), Moore Hall Recital Series (Pembroke, NC), New Music at the Short North Stage (Columbus, OH), Music on Madison (Evanston, IL), New Music Nights at Spectrum (New York, NY), Clocks in Motion (Madison, WI), First Fridays (Providence, RI), New Hampshire Music Festival (Plymouth, NH), Society of Composers, Inc. (Orono, ME), the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (New York, NY), the Guerrilla Composers Guild (San Francisco, CA), and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Indianapolis, IN). In Boston, they are regularly featured on the Equilibrium, Original Gravity, Opensound, and New Gallery concert series.

Equally dedicated to educating the next generation of performers and composers, Transient Canvas has presented masterclasses and composition workshops at James Madison, Rutgers, Northern Illinois, Franklin Pierce, Baldwin Wallace, Otterbein, Bowling Green, Kent State, and Kennesaw State Universities, the University of Maine, and the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and Madison. They have also held residencies with the composition departments at Harvard, Northeastern, Brandeis, and Tufts Universities, the University of Georgia, the Vermont College of Fine Arts, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and the Alba Music Festival Composition Program.

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 –

Updated: 12/01/2017 11:14PM