Noah Getz, saxophone
Nancy Snider, cello
William Brent, computer musician
About Two Squares, Brent/Snider/Getz
Phantom Limbs*, Brent/Snider/Getz
Hailed as a “highly skillful and an even more highly adventurous player” (Washington City Paper) with “virtuosity, sensitivity, and beauty of tone” (Fanfare), Noah Getz has performed and lectured worldwide, including appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Carnegie Hall, Zilkha Hall, The Phillips Collection and the Polish Woodwind Festival. An avid chamber musician, Getz received a first-round Grammy nomination with the New Hudson Saxophone Quartet, and has performed with the National Gallery New Music Ensemble, the 21st Century Consort and the Empyrean Ensemble. He is committed to commissioning and premiering new works, including recent collaborations with Stephen Hartke, Steve Antosca, David Amram and Ken Ueno. His premiere of Antosca’s “in every way I remember you” at the National Gallery of Art was acclaimed as “spectacular and wonderfully provocative” (Washington Post). He is a musician-in-residence at American University in Washington, D.C.
Cellist Nancy Jo Snider is s a member of the Opera Lafayette Orchestra and performs regularly in a variety of chamber and period instrument ensembles in venues ranging from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theatre and L'Opèra Royal de Versailles, to experimental stages and living rooms. In addition to her recording/performance projects with Opera Lafayette, performance highlights have included collaborations with Trisha Yearwood, Miřenka Čechová (Spitfire Company, Czech Republic), Modern Musick, Shakespeare Theatre, Folger Consort, Washington Early Music Festival, Washington Ballet, Washington Bach Consort and VERGE. She is a passionate advocate for new music and co-founded the new music collective INTERFERENCE with Steve Antosca and William Brent in 2015. Snider is proud to be the director of the music program at American University where she serves on the full-time music faculty.
William Brent is a computer musician and associate professor of audio technology at American University in Washington, D.C. His creative work is spread across the areas of experimental music performance, sound art and instrument design. His current lines of research include new methods for physical control of synthesized audio, signal analysis techniques for quantifying timbre, and aspects of human timbre perception. As a programmer, he has developed many software tools for interactive multimedia arts, including timbreID: an open source library for real-time timbre analysis.
* denotes World Premiere.