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Patchwork and Dana Jessen @ BOP STOP

May 8 from 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Patchwork and Dana Jessen @ BOP STOP

Join us for Patchwork's Return to the BOP STOP! This time around they will perform along with Dana Jessen.

Dana is performing a program of works for bassoon and electronics:
Sam Pluta - Points Against Fields
Peter V. Swendsen - Fireflies in Winter
Paula Matthusen - of an implacable subtraction

Patchwork will be performing:
Nick Didkovsky - Preach Now / Spank not Death
Jason Charney - Interstitch
Eric Wubbels - Axamer Folio

Patchwork Bio: Mutually interested in exploring a wide range of contemporary genres, Noa Even and Stephen Klunk formed Patchwork, a saxophone and drum set duo that collaborates with composers to build an eclectic body of new music. Patchwork has performed on many college campuses, including Washington University, College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, Cleveland State University, Peabody Conservatory, Kent State University, Ball State University, and Miami University. Noa and Stephen have also appeared at the Bop Stop in Cleveland, Bright Box Theatre in Winchester (VA) and Tenri Cultural Center in New York City. In 2014, Patchwork presented at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference and in 2013, the duo performed at Bowling Green State University's annual New Music Festival.

Patchwork’s current concert season features a new piece by composer Eric Wubbels that was commissioned by the duo alongside a consortium of performers. Events include the Warner Concert Series at Kenyon College, Frequency Series at Constellation in Chicago, Omaha Under the Radar, and additional shows in Cincinnati, Columbus, Pittsburgh, New York, Boston, and Bowling Green (OH).

Dana Jessen Bio: Praised for her diverse talents, bassoonist Dana Jessen is highly active as a soloist, chamber musician, improviser and new music specialist. Dana is the founder of Splinter Reeds, a San Francisco-based reed quintet, and has performed with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Ensemble Dal Niente, Pamela Z, Lucky Dragons, Rushes Ensemble, Calefax Quintet, Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Orchestra, Amsterdam Contemporary Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort and Harvard Group for New Music, among others. As the founder and artistic director of the New Music Bassoon Fund, Dana spearheaded the commission of Rushes, an hour-long composition for seven bassoons by composer Michael Gordon. Her recordings can be heard on Cantaloupe, RIOJA, Evil Rabbit, Oberlin Music and the New World record labels. Dana holds a M.M. in bassoon performance from the New England Conservatory of Music and a M.M. in improvisation from the Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunst. She lived in Amsterdam for three years as the recipient of a J. William Fulbright Fellowship and a HSP Huygens Fellowship where she researched contemporary and improvised music. She is currently the Director for Professional Development at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

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