Virtuosic bassoonist Rebekah Heller comes to Austin for one night only to present an evening of electro-acoustic music, written for and with her by some of the most exciting compositional voices in music today. Featuring works by Michele Abondano, Mario Diaz de Leon, and more.
Rebekah Heller is a bassoon soloist, collaborative artist, educator and advocate for new music. As Co-Artistic Director and bassoonist of the renowned International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Heller has premiered hundreds of new works. Her two solo albums, 100 names and METAFAGOTE, exclusively feature world-premiere recordings of pieces written for and with her by a diverse group of contemporary composers.
The fall of 2018 saw Heller’s debut as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, playing the music of longtime collaborator Ashley Fure. She has also been a soloist with the Seattle Symphony the Nagoya Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony, and plays solo recitals all over the world.
Committed to fostering conversations around new ways music can be experienced and shared, Heller has been a featured panelist at the New York Philharmonic’s “Insights at the Atrium,” the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Miller Theater, Mannes School of Music, and the Abrons Arts Center. She has led workshops and given lectures and masterclasses at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Peabody Institute, Brown University, the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Michigan, Ensemble Connect, the New World Symphony, and many more. An alum of the Oberlin Conservatory and UT Austin, Rebekah lives in NYC.
Matt Steinke (with Rosalyn Nasky, dancer and volunteers)
1. Die Fracht
2. Stepper Rattle
Matthew Steinke is an American artist currently living in Austin, TX. His work explores the “inner voices” of objects portraying the construction of their identities through the intersection of sound, sculpture, and video.
Over the past two decades, Steinke’s installations and performances have been presented in museums, galleries, and festivals across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He holds an MFA in Art and Technology Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Upon graduation, he received The Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Interdisciplinary/Computer Art. He was a juror’s finalist and Seed Grant recipient for ArtPrize 2016 and a 2015 New Music USA Project Grant recipient. He received an award at the 2018 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition for his “Stepper Rattle” instrument. His work has been featured in Wired, Artweek LA, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Hackaday, and on the cover of Tape Op.
Kyle Evans performance for Augmented Didgeridoo
Kyle Evans (MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is a new media artist, sound designer, educator, and performer. Focusing on the intersection of art and technology, his work commonly explores concepts of hacking, technological failure, and digital media artifacts. He has produced and presented a wide range of tech-art performance and new media installation work throughout North America and Europe at venues such as MUTEK San Francisco, Transmediale in Berlin, the International Computer Music Conference at Columbia University, the Dallas Video Festival at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Dimanche Rouge in Paris, the Vancouver New Music Festival, the Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe, and the GLI.TC/H festival in Chicago. He is a founding board member and instructor at the creative coding institution dadageek, board member and composer of the spatial sound collective Rolling Ryot, and creator of the tech-art event curation organization CounterVolt. He is actively involved in multiple internationally recognized collaborative and solo new media projects including Cracked Ray Tube, Limited Hangout, and pulseCoder. His writings and work have been presented in several academic and popular publications including the Leonardo Music Journal, Computer Music Magazine, Neural Magazine, and Popular Science Magazine. He is currently an active artist and instructor of audio production, electronics, and creative coding in Austin, TX.
Crashbox is located at
5305 Bolm Rd. #12, Austin, TX 78721
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