Transient Canvas: Glitter on the Undersurface

Transient Canvas is Amy Advocat and Matt Sharrock

Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 7:30

Roussel Hall at Loyola University, New Orleans, LA


Versipel New Music presents the Boston-based contemporary duo Transient Canvas in Glitter on the Undersurface, a new program that explores the hidden sounds of everyday life and their effect on our state of mind. From the white noise of a hundred conversations on a crowded street to the clanging claustrophobia of an MRI machine, our lives are shaped and shadowed by our own personal soundtracks. Featuring music by New Orleans’s own Kari Besharse and Philip Schuessler with additional works by Jonathan Bailey Holland, Emily Koh, and Crystal Pascucci.Boston-based contemporary duo Transient Canvas is on a mission to revolutionize the modern concert experience. Since 2011, their innovative performances have been praised as “superb” by the Boston Globe and “disarming” by Cleveland Classical, with the San Francisco Chronicle lauding “the versatile imagination they both display and inspire in others.” Bass clarinetist Amy Advocat and marimbist Matt Sharrock relish the creative potential of working with living composers, having amassed a varied repertoire of over 80 commissioned works in addition to working with hundreds of student composers from all over the world. Since 2017, they have hosted their annual paid Composer Fellowship Program that is free and open to composers of all ages. They maintain an active touring schedule with recent performances at the Charlotte New Music Festival, Music on the Edge, Composers, Inc., Music at the Forefront, and People Inside Electronics, among others. Recent educational residencies include the University of Southern California, University of Pittsburgh, North Carolina NewMusic Initiative, and Divergent Studio at Longy School of Music. They have three albums, Sift, Wired, and Right Now, in a Second, all released on New Focus Recordings. Transient Canvas proudly endorses Henri Selmer Paris and Marimba One. For more information, visit

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