painting above – “Contrast”  by Tomas Belsky







Maya Hoover, mezzo soprano, Ignace Jang, violin, Robert Pollock, piano

December 6, 2015, 4PM  Studio 909, Honolulu


four Early Songs………………………………Ruth Schonthal

Page From A Diary for piano………………Edward T. Cone

Solfeggietto #3 for violin……………………Claude Ballif

Inscripties, Opus 6 for piano……………….Peter Schat

Voice,  Violin  and  Piano……………………Morton Feldman

Two Pieces for piano………………………….Robert Pollock

three Early Songs………………………………Alban Berg

From My Diary for piano…………………..Roger Sessions

Three Pieces for violin and piano………..Vivian Fine



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

E&FA director offered a two hour lecture and performed a solo recital on September 30, 2015. Featured works are by Mario Davidovsky, Roger Sessions, Jose Saldana (assistant director of FIC21), Robert Pollock, William Anderson, Peter Schat, Olivier Messiaen, Milton Babbitt, Edward T. Cone, and Vivian Fine.

In Xalapa, we met again with our long time partner, William Anderson, guitarist and composer. He and his wife, pianist Joan Forsyth,  gave a recital as well that also featured a guitar orchestra.

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)



Please see the Facebook page for FIC21 2015 and FIC21 2014.


Join us on MANA’O RADIO 91.7 FM

Sunday, November 22, 2015 (the fourth Sunday of a ‘five-Sunday’ month), 10AM-2PM.

Broadcast of heretofore unheard audio files from David Lewiston’s (of Nonesuch Explorer Series fame) archived recordings of indigenous music from around the world – Bali, northern India, northern Pakistan, northern Africa, and George (Russia).

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David Lewiston at Kula Bistro – October 29, 2015  (photo by Mirayam Licht)

Connections between the ancient and the modern – music by Arnold Schoenberg, Charles Wuorinen, Vivian Fine, Roger Sessions, Claude Debussy, Per Norgard, and others. Music from 20th and 21st centuries regains a spiritual connection with ancient and indigenous music. There has always been  “world music”.  But our western music from about 1650 until 1900 – world, classical, and popular –  sometimes became formally homogenized, harmonically stultified, and rhythmically commodified. Western music from this era affected all musics. Modern music protests these circumstances. It experiments with new forms, explores far-reaching realms of harmony, and breaks free from four-square rhythms. Modern music returns us to our spiritual, artstic roots – what Kandinsky called the Spiritual Triangle that moves slowly forward and upward.


Mahalo to Tony Novak-Clifford for his engineering assistance and his excellent stewardship of Mana’o Hana Hou Radio.


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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 AbeRPollock addresses audience

Robert Pollock addresses full house at A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center @ Seabury Hall,  July 19,  2015.


“Solo and Chamber Music by Edward T. Cone” – available on our web site. See menu above.
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 cd booklet
cone_hi-194x300                                                                              EDWARD T. CONE

Iggy Jang  Hana Hou! Magazine   Oahu  04.29.11                                                                             Ignace Jang, violin

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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

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

Scaling Haleakala, 5 lessons, K-5


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.



8/31/13  Music of the Spheres event photos Photos from the June 27th 2009 Multimedia Extravaganza Photos from Summer Music Hawaii 2009 Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, workshops at Kihei Elementary School. John Zangrando, workshop leader. Organized by Kihei Community Keiki Club for “furlough Fridays.   For more photos, see our photo page.

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