Ebb & Flow Arts

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 twenty-first season

E&FA serves a recognized and documented need in Hawaii’s community.

To date, E&FA has presented one hundred forty-four (144) concert/multi-media events in Maui, Oahu, Kauai, the Big Island, Sacramento, Berkeley, and Oakland, California, Tokyo, Japan, Seoul, South Korea, and Jalapa, Mexico. These events included performances of  five hundred twenty-six (526) works by one hundred sixty-eight (168) composers, ninety-nine (99) world premieres,  one hundred eighty-two (182) Hawai’i premieres,  ten (10) biennial presentations by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, fourteen (14) international festivals, twenty-two (22) KHPR radio broadcasts, eleven (11), four hour Manao radio broadcasts, six-eight (68) informances, five (5) public library lectures, and one thousand two hundred sixty-seven (1,267) school music lessons. Audiences continue to grow. Often E&FA events fill their venues to capacity or SRO. Estimated total attendance: 33,000, not counting radio audiences – a total estimated 113,000 listeners. E&FA with its international profile and history of achievements, provides concert, education, and recording experiences that rival any on the mainland. Our substantial core audience of repeat attendees for modern music continues to grow.  Like few places on the planet, these magical islands of Hawai’i, inspire singular creations and performances that enrich the community. We attribute E&FA’s two decades of activity to our consistent quality, our laser-like focus on mission, and our guiding principle: Performance is a function of Composition.

      We released four commercial CD’s – “Tangled Flow,”  “Solo and Chamber Music by Edward T. Cone, ”Explorations,” and “20 Years of Ebb & Flow Arts.” Our fourth CD comprises music for violin, piano, guitar, vibraphone and electronic sounds. All four CD’s are available on the Internet.

For more information call (808) 876-1854

Made possible in part by AHS Foundation, Hawai’i Tourism Authority Community Enrichment Program, Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture & the Arts,  John R. Halligan Charitable Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, BMI Foundation, Amphion Foundation, Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music, Edward T. Cone Foundation, Kosasa Foundation (ABC Stores), Earle Brown Music Foundation, Korean American Foundation – Hawai’i, Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund, and private contributions. Web site service provided by Maui Web Designs.

Honorary President Emeritus (In Memoriam)

• George Walker

Immediate Past President

• Tony Walholm

Board Member Emeritus

• Gage Schubert

• Brian Moto

 
Board of Directors
  • Leah Tinkleman, President
  • Lollie Groth, Secretary
  • Tony Novak-Clifford, Treasurer
  • Peiling Lin
  • Fumiko Wellington

Board of Advisors

  • Scott Anderson
  • Renee Beauvais
  • Lisa Buell
  • Diana Dahl
  • Ignace Jang
  • Frances Ku
  • 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. Shinhee Park (S Korea)

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