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Music for the Owl House

Music for flute & strings
by D'Arcy Reynolds
and Tessa Brinckman

performed by
Ensemble East West
and Sontonga Quartet

Includes short bio. on
outsider artist Helen Martins

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Duration: 33 min.

Price: $14.95

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Tessa Brinckman

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photo: © John Klicker, Julie Keefe

   New Zealand flutist Tessa Brinckman works in many orchestral, classical, festival and contemporary chamber ensembles around the Northwest, including the Oregon Symphony and Ernest Bloch Festival. She has received numerous grants and awards, including a Regional Arts and Culture Council grant for her Pacific Khyal project of commissions and performances of Western and Hindustani classical music. Recent recordings includes a flute and electronic media work on the CD Dog Star (North Pacific Music). She has continued to explore Indian raga and more recently tango during the last four years. Tessa is the founding director of the East West Continuo, a group which has been warmly received by Northwest audiences since its inception in 2003, incorporating other artistic media to reach an enthusiastic and diverse audience. East West Continuo is a flexible ensemble of flute and stringed instruments, both Western and non-Western, which continues its mission of exploring traditional and hybrid material, commissioning new works and reviving old ones.

D'Arcy Reynolds

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   D'Arcy Reynolds is a well known composer on the West Coast where her compositions have been premiered at numerous concert halls and music festivals. In recognition for her outstanding work D'Arcy has won several grants from such prestigious organizations as the American Composers Forum, the American Music Center and Meet the Composer. She received a 2004 Meet the Composer Global Connections grant for this project. Ms. Reynolds is featured in a Fall 2004 Newsletter and in news articles discussing her grants, commissions and concerts on the news page.

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      Miss Helen's Owl House   (short biography of Helen Martins) VIEW
      Glass Sky by Tessa Brinckman and Ensemble East West  (music video) VIEW
      Cloven Dreams by D'Arcy Reynolds - Sontonga Quartet  (music video) VIEW

Ensemble East West

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Tessa Brinckman & Ensemble East West (formerly East West Continuo) has been warmly received by Pacific Northwest audiences since its inception in 2003, often incorporating other artistic media to reach an enthusiastic and diverse audience. Founded by Ms. Brinckman, the flexible ensemble of flute and stringed instruments continues its mission to explore traditional and hybrid material, commissioning new works and reviving the old, from Western classical to non-Western music. The current instrumentation of the ensemble is modern and baroque flute and strings, harp, koto and tambura. The ensemble made its first critically acclaimed CD in 2005, Glass Sky – Chamber Music for Flute & Stringed Instruments (North Pacific Music LD021).

Sontonga Quartet

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Formed in 2002, the Sontonga Quartet was immediately engaged to tour internationally with "Confessions of Zeno," a multimedia collaboration between the renowned Handspring Puppet Company, the internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge, as well as Kevin Volans, one of South Africa's most lauded composers. Since the world premiere of "Confessions" in Brussels in 2002, the production has toured throughout Europe and South Africa, performing at arts festivals in all of the major European capitals. Since 2004, the quartet has continued its collaboration with William Kentridge, performing Philip Miller's soundtrack to his "9 Drawings for Projection" in such venues as the Old Fort at Constitution Hill (Johannesburg), the Barbican Centre (London), Central Park (New York) and the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne).