Wild Up Conversations | Chris Rountree on Ornithology and the Rehearsal Process

Christopher Rountree talks about the rehearsal process and idea behind “Ornithology.” The music of: Messiaen, Ferneyhough, Charlie Parker and Andrew Bird. World premieres by: Mark Menzies, Chris Kallmyer, Christopher Rountree, Archie Carey, Michael Shapiro, and Richard Valitutto. Ornithology, January 14th, 2012 at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena… Read More

Wild Up Conversations | Brian Walsh on playing Ferneyhough

Brian Walsh speaks about playing Brian Ferneyhough’s clarinet concerto “La chute d’Icare”. A death-defying feat of acrobatics and counting and control. Brian is one of the most well rounded musicians any of us can imagine, he can read anything and perform with flexibility in situations wherein most people would be… Read More

Wild Up Plays Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques

On Saturday January 14th, 2012 we played a show called Ornithology at The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. It all came from the idea: what if we explored a topic? Thoroughly maybe, and from at least a half dozen angles in one night. Really, the way that we… Read More