painting above – “Contrast”  by Tomas Belsky

Ebb & Flow Arts, Inc. (E&FA) is a 501 (c) (3) non profit presenter of modern music and multi media events. It is the only such presenter in Hawai’i, and was founded in 1999, by composer/pianist Robert Pollock. It aims to build bridges between the arts.


Mission Statement

The work of composers and artists is central for an enlightened culture. Ebb & Flow Arts enriches the soul of the community by educating the children and by presenting contemporary music, art and multi media on Maui, in Hawai’i, and around the world. Functioning in an international network, E&FA helps to provide a stage from which to inspire our culture to find new horizons.

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David Lewiston, famed musical explorer, passed away a few days ago.  E&FA were honored that he was a member of our Advisory Board.  He often attended our events, even when confined to a wheel chair, thanks to help by another Advisory Board member and devoted friend of David, Shannon Smith.  See two obituaries:

HERE

and HERE

Also, an essay by his friend and Executor of Lewiston archives, Brian Cullman

 

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FILM HONORING E&FA HONORARY PRESIDENT, DR. GEORGE WALKER

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VIOLIN SYNERGY FESTIVAL

AUGUST 4-6 – Music for four violins on Maui – more info to follow…………..
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                      (l to r) Sarn Oliver, Mariko Smiley, Melissa Kleinbart, Yun Chu

RECENT EVENTS

 

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Composer, Lou Harrison

 

*Friday, June 30, 6:15 -7:00PM – Gregory Walker, violinist/composer leads a master class, 7 – 7:30 – break, 7:30 – 8:15, informance. Maui Music Conservatory, Kahului.

*August 4-6, Violin Synergy Festival – Seabury Hall, Makawao Union Church, Keawalai Congregational Church –  Sarn Oliver, Mariko Smiley, two other violinists tba.  Commissions, premieres, convening, open rehearsals, recording (as per MIMM objectives). E&FA receives generous support from Makana Aloha Foundation.  makanalogo

*FALL – d&stbd – multi media presentation (pending funds). Tony Walholm’s libretto based on Plato’s “The Cave,”  a multi media stage composition based on stories from Jim Loomis’s book, “Tales from the Trees,” “Abstract Paintings” by Shinhee Park for piano with selected slides of abstract paintings by Maui-based artists – part of an ongoing musical-cultural exchange with Korea since 1990.

*free admission

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HPR INTERVIEW, April 11, with CHRIS van der Cook about Music of the Spheres

HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on Music of the Spheres

Talk Story with Cindy Paulos, Tuesday, February 20, about March 5th MACC presentation

“Ebb & Flow Arts –  Explorations,”  now available on Internet

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cover art by Peter Swanzy

 

Paul Janes-Brown “Curtain Call” review of July 29 Piano Synergy concert.

“Feldman in Hawai’i….You are working miracles.”

(Paul Griffiths, author, librettist, poet, former music critic for New York Times)

Founder and director of Ebb & Flow Arts turns 70                                          

Full house at Iao Theater, May 21, 2016

Full house at Iao Theater, May 21, 2016,  photo by Peter Swanzy

 

Ebb & Flow Arts again participated in FIC21 2015, a new music festival in Xalapa, Mexico, c/o University of Veracruz, Dr. Emil Awad, director.

On October 6, 2015, Robert gave a solo recital house concert at the home of James Carmichael, 6885 Chabot Rd., Oakland, CA.

(see slide shows below)

 

See more on our facebook page.

 


 

SARN OLIVER and FRIENDS – July 19, 2015

Seabury Hall, Makawao, Maui, Hawai’i

 

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SARN OLIVER and FRIENDS (l to r) Sarn Oliver, Mariko Smiley,  Margaret Tait,  Shinya Abe

 

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NOW AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET – SOLO AND CHAMBER MUSIC BY EDWARD T. CONE      


Ebb & Flow Arts co-produces CD, TANGLED FLOW, now available on Internet!


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LONG-RANGE PLAN – MAUI INSTITUTE for MODERN MUSIC (MIMM)

ABSTRACT
Maui Institute for Modern Music – MIMM – When our Board asks how to perpetuate the work of Ebb & Flow Arts, long term, a recent idea occurs that may offer a cogent answer: Maui Institute for Modern Music (MIMM). Our institute will occur annually during a four consecutive week time frame. MIMM is a hybrid of two organizations: Maui Classical Chamber Music Festival, and Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris). The former hosts mainland musicians for a week of concerts on Maui. The latter hires full time musicians to rehearse, record, and perform the most challenging modern music. MIMM is an evolution of Ebb & Flow Arts. In the past, E&FA presented ten, sprawling annual North South East West Festivals. MIMM will ensure the best of our work and personnel – glorious, full capacity audiences hearing uncompromising programs of modern music performed by expert professional musicians in Paradise! We will distill these in annual, concentrated celebrations of modern music and related multi media stage compositions. MIMM will further place Maui on the international map as a global center for innovative, cutting-edge music and culture. MIMM under the control of E&FA, is a worthwhile vehicle for continuity:  It helps to gain the participation of younger musicians; it retains its well developed audiences of overflow crowds on Maui; it commercially records its work for the world to hear through Internet; it educates the general public and public school children; it is statewide with concerts on other Hawaiian islands; it establishes an international touring ensemble which each year rehearses and performs cutting-edge music; it is manageable because of its predictable, confined time frame each year, its unique, distinct purpose, and its compelling, committed international network. The focus will be on the most challenging modern music, including large chamber ensemble. Works include Schoenberg, “Serenade” for voice and 7 instruments, Boulez, “Le Marteau sans Maitre” for voice and 6 instruments, Sessions, “Concertino”, for 21 instruments, Antheil, “Ballet Mecanique”  for 4  pianos and percussion, Charles Wuorinen “Concerto for flute and 10 instruments”. As MIMM evolves, we will seek out of state enrollment for master classes and private lessons. Eventually a MIMM Ensemble will tour and record commercially. Musicians and guest composers with whom we have worked will participate regularly; for example, Duo Diorama – Minghuan Xu, violin, and Winston Choi, piano (Chicago) – Sarn Oliver, violin (California), Scott Anderson, clarinet, and Joanna Morrison-Pernela, ‘cello (Honolulu), Adam Tendler, piano (NYC), and Jerry Kuderna, piano (Berkeley). E&FA’s multi media group – renowned musicians, painters, dancers from Maui – will also collaborate with the musicians to create original stage compositions at MIMM.  MIMM will comprise three public performances, several master classes, public informances, public school music lessons, many rehearsals (some open), and recording sessions.


 

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Photos from the June 27th 2009 Multimedia Extravaganza Photos from Summer Music Hawaii .  For more photos, see our photo page.


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