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The Paul Dresher Ensemble Double Duo

The Bay Area debut of the Dresher Ensemble’s newest chamber music grouping—the Double Duo—features a program of challenging and exciting contemporary acoustic, electro-acoustic and invented instrument compositions by Paul Dresher, Sam Adams, and Martin Bresnick. The Double Duo features Dresher performing on electric guitar and his remarkable 15 foot-long invented stringed instrument, the Quadrachord, long-time Ensemble percussionist Joel Davel on the miraculous Marimba Lumina, virtuoso violinist Karen Bentley Pollick and pianist Lisa Moore, the noted contemporary music soloist and founding and long-time member of the Bang on A Can All Stars. Performing in various combinations of duo, trio and quartet, the Double Duo’s repertory highlights very recent works by Martin Bresnick (Bird As Prophet) and Sam Adams (John Adams’ very talented young son) composed specifically for Bentley Pollick and Moore, Dresher and Davel, performing their invented instrument duo Glimpsed From Afar (recently performed twice with the Los Angeles Philharmonic) as well long-time favorite Dresher compositions such as the trio Double Ikat, the duo Elapsed Time and a new quartet version of Chorale Times Two.

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