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MaXas

Chi Him Chik, saxophone
David Landon, composer


Improvisations for Saxophones and Live Electronics


Biography


The MaXaS Duo is made up of saxophonist Chi Him Chik and composer/performer David P. Landon. Chik and Landon met while studying at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and were inspired by their mutual passion for creating music. The duo blends the worlds of virtuosic instrumental improvisation and highly textural sound art via Chik’s dynamic sonic explorations on the saxophone and Landon’s innovative live processing and electronics. In doing so, they seek to expand the dialogue that occurs between musicians in duets to one of a rich, sonic experience that exists not just between performers, but also includes the audience. The group focuses on improvisation and the performance of new music by Landon and other living composers. The MaXaS Duo is based in Kansas City and endeavors to further the performance of new music in the greater Kansas City area and elsewhere.