These works will also be performed on Saturday, December 7 at the Columbus Theater (270 Broadway, Providence) from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Bevin Kelley/ Blevin Blectum is an electronic music / multimedia composer, performer and sound designer, violinist and veterinary nurse. Her work can be heard in radio plays, electronic toys, theater spaces, film and television scores, advertisements, clubs, concert halls, headphones, and art spaces. Working solo and in collaboration (with Kristin Grace Erickson as Blectum from Blechdom), she has released a dozen or so records since 1998, on labels such as Tigerbeat6, Orthlorng, Phthalo, and Aagoo. Her fifth solo album (as Blevin Blectum) will be released December 4th 2013, on the Aagoo label. She plans to complete her Ph.D in MEME / Computer Music and Multimedia from Brown University in May of 2014. http://blevinblectum.com
Michael Kelley, composer and violist
Michael Kelley graduated from The Walnut Hill School for the Arts and has received degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School. His teachers have included Leonard Matczynski, Jeffrey Irvine, and Karen Tuttle. A prize winner at the Primrose International Viola Competition at the age of 18, Mike is currently violist of the Apple Hill String Quartet and has been an artist-in-residence at Apple Hill since 1996. He is the Music Coordinator for Apple Hill’s Summer Chamber Music Workshop, where he directs sessions, performs concerts, and coaches chamber music throughout the summer. An active composer, Mike has been a Teaching Fellow in Electronic Music at the Juilliard School, has written music for everyone from Madison Square Garden to Yale University, and frequently gives lectures/ demonstrations on the subject of creating electronic music. As disco-pop singer Kelley Polar, he has performed at major European pop-rock music festivals and in club venues worldwide, collaborating with many groups including the Junior Boys, Metro Area, and Bomb the Bass. His albums have recently been selected for the “best of the decade” lists of music magazines Stylus and Fact, and have been highly recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Spin, and the Guardian.
http://www.applehill.org/ http://www.kelleypolar.com/kp/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelley_Polar
Elise Kuder, violinist
Called “first rate” by the Boston Globe, Elise Kuder is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School. Her teachers and coaches have included Monica VanderBaan, Marilyn McDonald, Joel Smirnoff, David Takeno, Eugene Lehner, Felix Galimir, Gilbert Kalisch, Robert Merfeld, and Lenny Matczynski. She attended the Tanglewood Music Center, where she won the Kohn Award for outstanding musicianship and served as concertmaster of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. As a Fulbright scholar, Elise studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England, where she was first violinist of the Tate Quartet, which made its successful debut at Wigmore Hall in London. Beginning her association with Apple Hill as one of its youngest participants at age 12, Elise is currently first violinist of the Apple Hill String Quartet and has been an artist-inresidence at Apple Hill since 2001. http://www.applehill.org/
Marjorie Gere, performer / puppeteer
Marjorie Gere builds her life and work around meaningful, complex, long-term, collaborative projects with idealistic artists and thinkers from a wide variety of backgrounds. In collaboration with composer/pianist Dan Sedgwick, she has performed violin/piano recitals, composed puppet shows, pop songs and rounds, and organized An Exciting Event, a chamber ensemble of musician/puppeteers. She also performs as member of the Boston Public Quartet. She also teaches music, leads workshops in puppetry, music, and creative writing at the Charlestown Working Theater. Between 2002-2005, as a two-time fellow of the US State Department's Cyprus-America Scholarship Program and representative of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in New Hampshire, Marjorie conducted action research in reconciliation through music, as it applies to the Cyprus peace process. Marji received a Master’s in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Bachelor’s degrees in Music and English from the University of Iowa, where she studied violin and chamber music with Annette-Barbara Vogel, the Maia Quartet, and the late Leopold LaFosse.
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