cello/percussion collaboration with Ashlee Booth
Two-way street is a cello/percussion collaboration between Ashlee Booth and Adam Lion. Working together as Graduate Teaching Assistants at the University of Tennessee, the group was formed through a shared desire to create new music and explore the sonic possibilities of cello/percussion music. Recent projects include performances at the Nief-Norf Summer Music Festival, the 2018 New Music Gathering at Boston Conservatory, and community outreach at Knoxville public schools. In the Summer of 2018 the duo will be in residence at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute, where they will be workshopping a newly commissioned work with composer Sarah Hennies. In the Spring of 2019, they will premiere the work at the University of Chicago.
Ensemble Knox and the University of Tennessee
graduate teaching assistant, percussion studies and contemporary music ensemble, 2016-2018
Ensemble Knox is the resident percussion ensemble at the University of Tennessee, directed by Andrew Bliss, and is devoted to performing, recording, and commissioning works for the contemporary chamber percussion ensemble. With this mission, the ensemble places an emphasis on collaboration with performers and composers alike. Their repertoire ranges from masterpieces of the post-1930s avant-garde to newer commissions and collaborations from today’s generation.
Specializing in works by North American and European composers, Ensemble Knox’s recent performances have included works by Christopher Adler, Beat Furrer, Peter Garland, David Lang, Alexandre Lunsqui, Thierry De Mey, Steve Reich, Steve Snowden, and Iannis Xenakis. In the Fall of 2012, the ensemble collaborated on the world premiere of Matthew Burtner’s telematic opera Auksalaq in Indianapolis, IN with performers from around the globe, in addition to giving a John Cage centennial celebration concert at home in Knoxville.
Left Edge and Southern Oregon University
Left Edge Percussion is a contemporary percussion group in residence at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, led by artistic director Terry Longshore. The group tours and performs throughout the Northwest and actively collaborates on innovative projects with composers and artists of various media. The members of the group have been featured around the globe at prestigious festivals, competitions, conferences, and workshops and bring a diverse array of influences and collective energy to the ensemble.
Recent Left Edge Percussion performances include the Center for New Music in San Francisco; Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University; Gold Lion Arts in Sacramento; Northwest Percussion Festival (Ashland, Eugene, and Bellingham, WA); Britt Music & Arts Festival; Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Shows; Hipbone Studio in Portland; Ashland World Music Festival; and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in addition to its series at Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University.
Flourish: fundraiser for the UT pride center