Allerneueste Musik für Saxophon und Elektronik
Sa, 14.03.2009, 16:00
Eric Honour (USA): Saxophone & Live-Elektronik
Eric Honnour performing Sequitur VII by Karlheinz Essl
Essl Museum, 14 Mar 2009
Eric HONOUR (USA): Phantasm
D. Edward DAVIS (USA): sugar baby
Lou BUNK (USA): Luna
Zachary CROCKETT (USA): Fight to Flow Between
Karlheinz ESSL (Austria): Sequitur VII
Scott MCLAUGHLIN (UK): Whitewater
Christopher BIGGS (USA): Exterminate All The Brutes
Luigi CECCARELLI (Italy): Neuromante
In 2009, composer/saxophonist Eric Honour is touring Europe and
the USA with a challenging program of new music for saxophone
and electronics. The works explore the outer edges of saxophone
performance technique, from the exquisitely quiet microtones of
Lou Bunk's Luna and graceful lyricism of Ed Martin's Apparitions
to the screams of Chris Biggs's Exterminate All the Brutes
and virtuosic demands of Luigi Ceccarelli's Neuromante
and Zacahary Crockett's Fight to Flow Between.
As well, the program features a variety of compositional approaches,
from the chance-infused canons of Karlheinz Essl's Sequitur
to the improvisation of Scott McLaughlin's Whitewater and
the folk-music inspiration of D. Edward Davis's sugar baby.
Jazz and popular music inspire Massimo Biasioni's Il Cortile
di Charlie and Eric Honour's own composition Phantasm.
Eric Honour (b. 1970) is an associate professor of music and
director of the Center for Music Technology at the University
of Central Missouri. His compositions have been performed across
the United States, in Greece, Belgium, England, Northern Ireland,
Hungary, and Italy, including performances at many national and
international festivals and conferences.
His music has been published by Roncorp, Inc. and Northeastern
Music Publishing, and recorded on Capstone Records. He has won
widespread recognition in competitions for both composition and
performance, including the SCI National Composition Competition,
the MTNA Collegiate Artist (both woodwind & composition) competitions,
and the ASCAP Morton Gould Awards to Young Composers competitions.
His music has been performed by such notable artists as Quintet
Attacca, Q-02, Quintet of the Americas, Winston Choi, the Thelema
Trio, and Quartetto Musicattuale.
He is a member of the Athens Saxophone Quartet and a saxophone
soloist, especially known for performance of music for saxophone
and electronics. His composition teachers included M. William
Karlins, Stephen Syverud, John Anthony Lennon, Jay Alan Yim, and
Budd Udell. He completed the Doctor of Music degree in composition
and a Master's degree in saxophone and composition at Northwestern
University, studying saxophone with Frederick Hemke and Jonathan
Helton. He was awarded a bachelor's degree in saxophone and composition
with highest honors as well as the Performer's Certificate by
the University of Florida.