Founded in Santa Barbara, California in early 2012, the Now Hear Ensemble is a unique combination of double bass, percussion, clarinet, viola, and saxophone, who’s primary goal is the premier of new works by emerging composers. Now Hear Ensemble has performed at renowned venues such as REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, CCRMA at Stanford, CNMAT at UC Berkeley, and the Fisher Museum.
This album accompanies the Now Hear Ensemble's 2013 "Made in California" project, an exciting collaborative concert series with 11 composers throughout the state of California. The landscape of Californian music is rich and diverse, and as a part of this artistic realm, Now Hear Ensemble sought to create an accessible, uniform medium for the interchange of ideas between composers, performers and audiences. Made in California was presented at 7 venues throughout California in the cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
NOW HEAR ENSEMBLE:
Amanda Kritzberg // clarinet
Joel Hunt // saxophones
Anthony Paul Garcia // percussion
Jonathan Morgan // viola
Federico Llach // double bass
For more info about the album, including videos, pictures, and other extras please visit: www.nowhearensemble.com/MadeInCaliforniaAlbum
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