Ebb & Flow Arts

ebbflowensembleEbb & Flow Arts is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1999. It is directed by Maui composer and pianist, Robert Pollock.

Goals

  • GOAL #1 – To enrich the community by presenting international festivals of excellent quality contemporary music concerts and cutting edge multi media events.
  • GOAL #2 – To educate the children and the general public with school workshops and public performances.
  • GOAL #3 – To break down the barriers between the arts and bridge artistic expressions and cultures.

Now in its seventeenth season

E&FA serves a recognized and documented need in Hawaii’s community. Ebb & Flow Arts has presented one hundred twelve (112) concert/multi-media events in Maui, Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island, including performances of four hundred twenty-seven (427) works by one hundred fifty-three (153) composers, eighty-nine (89) world premieres, one hundred thirty-eight (138) Hawai’i premieres, eight (8) biennial presentations by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, eleven (11) international festivals, twenty (20) Hawai’i Public Radio broadcasts, forty-five (45) public informances and one thousand one hundred ten (1,110) public school workshops/music lessons. The total attendance of EFA events is estimated at 30,000, with an additional audience of several thousand through Hawai’i Public Radio broadcasts.

For more information call (808) 876-1854

Made possible in part by AHS Foundation, Hawai’i Community Foundation, Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts,  John R. Halligan Charitable Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation, BMI Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for  Music, Makana Aloha Foundation, Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music, Edward T. Cone Foundation, Kosasa Foundation (ABC Stores), Earle Brown Music Foundation, Central Pacific Bank Foundation, Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund, and private contributions. Web site service provided by Maui Web Designs.

Honorary President

• George Walker

Immediate Past President

• Brian Moto

Board Member Emeritus

• Gage Schubert

• Leah Tinkleman

Board of Directors
  • Tony Walholm, President
  • Gary Greenberg, Secretary
  • Peiling Lin, Treasurer
  • Pelarin Bacos
  • Paul McMahon
  • Terry Lynn Moore
  • Sarn Oliver

Board of Advisors

  • Scott Anderson
  • Renee Beauvais
  • Lisa Buell
  • Diana Dahl
  • Ignace Jang
  • Frances Ku
  • David Lewiston
  • Paul Marchetti
  • Karen Masaki
  • Richard Nelson
  • Hai Dai Nguyen
  • Shannon Smith
  • Lee Michael Walczuk
  • Robert Wehrman
  • Byron Yasui

Technical Producer

     • Peter Swanzy

Executive Director

  • Robert Pollock

International Festival Committee

  • William Anderson (New York)
  • Mitsuru Asaka (Japan)
  • Dr. Rashid Kalimoullin (Kazan  Russia)
  • Dr. Eugene Lee (S Korea)
  • Sarn Oliver (California)

EBB & FLOW ENSEMBLE REPERTOIRE LIST:

QUARTETS (clarinet, violin, ‘cello and piano)

  • Jeeyoung Kim……………Let’s Play (2000 – 12’)
  • Olivier Messiaen…………Quartet for the End of Time (1940 – 50’)
  • Robert Pollock…………….Mana Loa Quartet (2006 – 11’)
  • Eugene Lee………………Hawaiian Quartet (2006 – 10’)
  • Jon Magnussen…………Dances Ebb, Dances Flow (2006 – 12’)
  • Per Noergaard…………..Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Rocking (2008 – 15’)

QUARTETS (clarinet, violin, contrabass and piano)

  • Peter Askim………………..What You May Have Almost Forgotten (2000 – 12’)
  • Robert Pollock…………….Merci Madame (2000 – 10’)

TRIOS (clarinet, violin and piano)

  • Darius Mihaud…………Suite, Opus 157b (1937 – 10’)
  • Gian Carlo Menotti…..Trio (1996 – 12’)
  • Bela Bartok………………Contrasts (1937 – 17’)
  • Aram Khachaturian…….Trio (1932 -12’)
  • Tristan Keuris……………..Muziek (1980 – 10’)
  • Robert Pollock………….Trio #5 (2003 -10’) Ernst Krenek……………Trio (1946 – 10’)

DUOS (violin and piano)

  • Lou Harrison………….Grand Duo (1988 – 25’)
  • John Cage…………….Six Melodies (1950 -8’)
  • Anton Webern………Four Pieces (1910 – 6’)
  • Arnold Schoenberg……..Fantasy (1952 – 8’)
  • Astor Piazzolla (arr. Gubaidulina)…Grand Tango (1921/92 – 8’)
  • George Gershwin (arr. Heifetz)…Three Preludes (1926-40 – 5’)
  • Claude Debussy….Sonate (1917 – 12’)
  • Roger Sessions…….Duo (1942 -14’)
  • Eunhye Park……….Chockma (2007 – 6’)
  • Peter Swanzy……….Leo Palu Ko Kai (2006 – 9’)
  • Edward T. Cone…….Ballade (1971 – 10’)

DUOS (contrabass and piano)

  • Robert Wehrman……….. Fear and Loathing in America’s Airports (2002 – 10’)
  • Sofia Gubaidulina…………Pantomime (1977 -10’)
  • Peter Askim…………………..Eight Solitudes (2002- 12’)
  • Robert Pollock……………..Feeling Great (2002 – 9’)
  • Max Lifchitz…………………..Episodes (1976 – 8’)

DUOS (clarinet and piano)

  • Alban Berg……Four Pieces (1908 – 8’)
  • George Walker……..Perimeters (1972 – 10’)
  • Darius Milhaud……..Sonatine (1927 – 9’)
  • David Lewiston………Dialogue (2003 – 12’)

DUOS (clarinet and violin)

  • Rashid Kalimullin – Poem Fantasy (1986 – 8’)

DUOS (clarinet and contrabass)

  • Morton Gould – For Benny (10 duets for Benny Goodman) (1967- 10’)

DUOS (‘cello and piano)

  • Robert Pollock………..Mana (2005 – 10’)
  • Bohuslav Martinu…………Sonata #1 (1939 – 18’)
  • Claude Debussy – Sonate (1916 – 10’)

EBB & FLOW ENSEMBLE PERSONNEL LIST

  • Scott Anderson, clarinet/bass clarinet
  • Ignace Jang, violin
  • Mark Votapek, ‘cello
  • Peter Askim, contrabass/composer
  • Robert Pollock, piano/composer