October 27, 2017
OME’S NEW MUSIC ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF CREATING AND SHARING NEW MUSIC
FRIDAY, OCT 27 @ 8PM
$20 ON BRAVO / $25 AT DOOR
Download the BRAVO TIP AND PAY app on your phone and search “OME” to get $5 off ticket price of the show! Tickets are $20 on the BRAVO app, $25 at the door.
OME is a new music presenting organization that grew from the annual Marathon Concert which was organized in 2013 and premiered in the spring of 2014. Founder Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer started this concert to connect local new music artists and composers with the broader Phoenix-metro community. The 2016 Marathon Concert was awarded a New Music USA Grant and a Creative Economy Fund Grant from the City of Mesa, AZ.
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2 VIP tickets to the 5th OME New Music Festival (Jan 2018)
Amber Walker, flute + electronics
Amber Walker is a freelance flutist and music educator based out of Phoenix, AZ. Ms. Walker has performed with the Longview Symphony in Longview, TX, the Flagstaff Symphony in Flagstaff, AZ, and in masterclasses for Alexa Still and Eugenia Zuckerman. She was the First Place recipient in the graduate/professional solo division of the 2015 Denise Jennings Solo/Ensemble Competition and the Third Place recipient in the undergraduate division of the 2012 Arizona Flute Society Competition.
Ms. Walker is most passionate about the performance of 20th Century and Contemporary music. An especially enthusiastic performer of works by living composers, Ms. Walker is endlessly fascinated by the opportunity to explore and experiment with the boundaries of sound and color. Ms. Walker is a founding member and former flutist of Quintessence–the student wind quintet at Stephen F. Austin State University–with whom she premiered the chamber works Through the Valley by composer Frank Sartain and Fluidity by composer and former Quintessence hornist, Will Williams. As a member of the Northern Arizona University Wind Symphony, she recorded portions of Michael Markowski’s score for season 2 of the web series Voyage Trekkers. Ms. Walker has also collaborated with composers in the creation of solo works for her instrument. Her most recent project of this kind was a unique, multi-disciplinary collaboration with composer and saxophonist Keaton Garrett. Inspired by a piece of flash fiction written by Ms. Walker, The Sparrow explores extended techniques, drone elements, and concepts of spatial music.
Ms. Walker received her Master of Music in Flute Performance degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX, where she studied with Dr. Christina Guenther. She also holds undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Music Performance from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, where she studied flute with Dr. Emily McKay. Ms. Walker is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Iota International Women’s Music Fraternity, and The National Flute Association.
Megyn Neff, violin
Information to come.
“There’s a woozy, heatstroke feel to the band’s innovative blend of surf rock, free jazz, mystical drone, and world music. Consistently recording and releasing material via self-distributed cassettes, the Trio’s sound mutates in concert, with fantastic flurries of distorted guitars butting up against mantric psychedelic saxophone runs and looping bass.” – Jason Patrick Woodbury
OME House Band
The OME House Band is the new resident ensemble for Oh My Ears. This rotating chamber ensemble of 15 members focuses on open score, instruction-based, and site-specific works that defy traditional concert experiences and expectations of traditional chamber ensembles.
The House Band has worked with The Museum of Walking and will begin a collaboration with the Phoenix Art Museum in November 2017.
OME Website, social media, etc
Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music. Some performances are pre-sale ticketed and some are at-door pricing. Your purchase will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.
The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center on 7th Street south of the traffic light at E. Highland Rd., tucked away from the street at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Additional parking is available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room Phoenix.