Nebraska-based tubist/composer Aaron Hynds performs his own project, Transformer, a large-scale, evolving work for tuba and computer. This work relies on a series of improvisatory sections that are determined at the moment of performance, and which are realized in performance by the tuba and computer. It is inspired by the composer's life-long love of science fiction, and by the realization of the computer as an equal creative entity.
Patchwork, local saxophone and drum set duo, performs an action-packed program showcasing world premieres by composers Erin Rogers, Aaron Myers-Brooks, and Cleveland-based Jeremey Poparad.
Jeremey Poparad's Crisp Otter features tightly woven syncopated rhythms and exhibits strong influences of funk and jazz fusion. Aaron Myers-Brooks' Four Grids is a set of short, contrasting movements that draw heavily from metal and math rock. Erin Rogers' Fast Love "explores matters-of-the-heart" through the use of a variety of unconventional saxophone techniques. Osnat Netzer's Zwang und Zweifel "explores the inner tumult that happens when one tries to live with a choice between two options, both of which threaten to tear body and mind to shreds." Hong-Da Chin's ...time was not passing... it was turning in a circle... examines the "history of humanity [...] that keeps repeating itself in a circle, be it honorable or vicious."