painting above – “Contrast”  by Tomas Belsky

 SCHEDULE:

Our third CD is due for release by January 1, 2017. Entitled “Ebb & Flow Arts –  Explorations”,  the album comprises:

 

“Perperikon” by Stuart Folse

Duo Diorama, violin and piano

Second Sonata (“Airplane”) by George Antheil

Sarah Cahill, piano

“Ritual” by Tania Leon

Sarah Cahill

“Trumpet of Angus Og” by Henry Cowell

Sarah Cahill

“Chamber Setting No. 2” by Robert Pollock

New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, Peter Jarvis, conductor

“Fouad” by Emil Awad

William Anderson, guitar

“Dialog” by Dina Boston

Joan Forsyth and Robert Pollock, pianos

“Solfeggietto No. 3” by Claude Ballif

Ignace Jang, violin

(pending funds) January, 2017, d&stbd – multi media presentation (pending funds). Tony works on a libretto based on Plato’s “The Cave.”  Also possible, 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 – part of an ongoing musical-cultural exchange with Korea since 1990.

March 5 – MACC presents E&F Ensemble – Program:

“Two Interludes” Jacques Ibert, flute, vln, piano

Prelude, recitative, and variations by Maurice Durufle for flute, viola, piano

“Metaphor” by Robert Pollock for flute, violin, viola, piano (premiere)

“Three Madrigals” by Bohuslav Martinu for violin and viola

“Duo” by Vivian Fine for flute and viola

“Genen” by Peter Schat for violin and piano

performers: Susan McGinn, flute, Ignace Jang, violin, Carlo Andreas Malanima, viola, Robert Pollock, piano

Spring – Music education for 3rd and 5th grades at Kihei Elementary School

April 1 – Music of the Spheres @ Hokulani Imaginarium (Kaneohe, Oahu) – works by Peter Swanzy, Sandra Sprecher, Otto Luening, others, part of annual Paliku Spring Arts festival at Windward Comm. College

May 20 – @ MACC Castle Theatre. Pianist Sarah Cahill (first half) – a celebration of composer Lou Harrison, Terry Riley; Tom Vendetti 3D film(s) including “The Tibetan Illusion Destroyer” and a short film based on Vendetti’s interview wit the Dalai Lama on the subject of happiness; short 3D film by Gary Greenberg with accompanying live music.

May 21 – Sarah Cahill, full length recital, @ Waki’i Ranch, Kamuela, Tim Bostock, owner. Works by Lou Harrison, Ruth Crawford, Terry Riley, Leo Ornstein, Johanna Beyer, George Antheil, others.

(pending funds) July 28 & 30 – Violin Synergy Festival @Seabury Hall and Makawao Union Church.  Sarn Oliver, Mariko Smiley, Duo Diorama, others. Commissions, premieres, convening, recording as per MIMM objectives.

 

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

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

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

 

LISTEN TO THIS BROADCAST

Tuesday, July 26, 2 – 3PM – KAOI, 1110AM, Cindy Paulos’s “Talk Story”

 

Founder and director of Ebb & Flow Arts turns 70

 

 

                                             PIANO SYNERGY FESTIVAL

                      Ebb & Flow Arts and Maui Institute for Modern Music present Piano Synergy Festival

                                                                               July 29-31, 2016.

                                                                             FREE ADMISSION

                                      COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS

                                               Photos by Peter Swanzy

 

Full house at Iao Theater, May 21, 2016

Full house at Iao Theater, May 21, 2016


 

 

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

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.


 

 

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 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.
Contact us for hard copies – ebbandflowarts2013@gmail.com

 

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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


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.


 

PHOTOS

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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