Author Archives: matthewmcbane

Entwined

Just got the CDs in the mail for my latest release: Jake Schepps Quintet’s Entwined. This album of new music for bluegrass string band includes my 25 min Drawn and great new works by Marc Mellits, Matt Flinner and Gyan Riley. Drawn was recorded by the … Continue reading

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May Premieres

May 3: Two pieces for flute, viola and harp, “Lift” and “Cycle,” commissioned by and premiered by Musical Chairs Ensemble in Staten Island. This is the culmination of my residency with this group all year. May 31: A new three … Continue reading

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Build, Victoire, itsnotyouitsme and Empyrean Atlas mega-show at Roulette

I’ve put together a mega-show/mini-fest on March 24 at Roulette with four like-minded bands: Build, Victoire, itsnotyouitsme and Empyrean Atlas. It’s going to be so fun to be playing with all these friends!

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Drawn

My new 24-min, 5-movement piece for bluegrass string band, “Drawn” was premiered a couple weeks back in Colorado by Jake Schepps and Expedition. We then spent 3 days in the studio recording for a commercial release slated for late 2014 … Continue reading

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10th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival

The Carlsbad Music Festival turns 10 this weekend! 50+ performances by some really awesome folks in 3 days. Come check it out. Also, we made the cover of the San Diego Union-Tribune:

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Commission for the Expedition Quintet

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been commissioned to write a new multi-movement 25 min piece for the awesome Expedition Quintet. This group is a traditional bluegrass string band instrumentation (fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and bass) led by Jake … Continue reading

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Carlsbad Fest Village Music Walk June 21

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New Build Video Premieres on Q2

Today, Q2 premieres the new music video for Build’s Ride by Ana Veselic and David Smoler. Check it out here: http://www.wqxr.org/#!/articles/q2-music/2013/feb/21/premiere-builds-ride/

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Build in CA March 23-24

We’re playing in 3 concerts in 2 days in Davis and San Francisco. Here’s a poster for the shows by Will Arnold:

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Three New Commissions

I am excited to announce three new commissions: two for soloists, one for large ensemble. The large ensemble piece is for the exuberant LA chamber orchestra, wild Up, which they will premiere on April 17 at REDCAT as part of … Continue reading

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