Bent Frequency Duo to present Sept. 27 recital on campus

The Western Carolina University School of Music will host a recital by the Bent Frequency Duo on Sunday, Sept. 27, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.

Bent Frequency Duo is Jan Baker (left) on saxophone and Stuart Gerber on percussion.

Bent Frequency Duo is Jan Baker (left) on saxophone and Stuart Gerber on percussion.

With Stuart Gerber on percussion and Jan Baker on saxophone, the new music duo will perform six commissioned works, including Engebretson’s “Oceans of Brightly Colored Broken Glass,” as well as Laurie Anderson’s “From the Air.” The concert is free and open to the public.

Gerber and Baker, both on the faculty of the School of Music at Georgia State University in Atlanta, formed the duo as a subset project to their larger new music chamber ensemble, Bent Frequency. They currently are on tour in the East, with scheduled concerts in North Carolina and South Carolina this fall, and Pennsylvania and New York in the spring. They will perform in France in January, including premieres of works by Laurent Durupt, commissioned by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange.

The duo has premiered nearly 20 new works since 2013 and is recording an album, with a first CD to be available next year.

For more information, contact the School of Music at 828-227-7242.