415 N. Fourth Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Founded in 2005 by saxophonist Michael Straus and bassoonist Dana Jessen, the EAR (Electro Acoustic Reed) Duo performs semi-improvised, experimental music that mingles jazz and electronic idioms. Their instrumentation includes MARIE, an ensemble of robotic wind and string instruments created for the duo by EMMI, a group associated with the University of Virginia music technology program. Tonight’s program includes Matthew Burtner’s Coral Attractions, EMMI’s Push for Position, Peter V. Swendsen’s Northern Circles, and a performance of Terry Riley’s epic Dorian Reeds that’s accompanied by Bruce Conner’s experimental film Looking for Mushrooms.

Added by D Jessen on January 23, 2012