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July

Hand Eye premiere and recording

  We headed to Great Lakes a few weeks ago to finally premiere the full acoustic version of Hand Eye on the closing concert of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Ted Hearne, Jacob Cooper, Andrew Norman, and Christopher Cerrone were able to be…

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July

Olagon

Last month we had another fun and productive workshop week for Olagon. Dan and Iarla joined us in the studio with some new music and mockups to try out. We were missing Michael, who was on the other side of the world playing with…

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May

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May

a fond farewell to Curtis

  A couple of weeks ago, we visited Curtis for the last official week of our three-year residency. It was a busy and exciting week with Steve Mackey in residence, and we pulled together a wonderful program of his music that was live-streamed on…

15

April

Countdown to Old Town

There are officially nine (9) days until our debut at Old Town School of Music! We’re really excited to finally perform at one of Chicago’s most venerable cultural institutions, and we have a lineup of our greatest hits in store, including a four-hand piano…

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March

Dear Istanbul

  Dear Istanbul, Though we only spent a few short days together, I hope you don’t think it too bold of me to declare my undying love for you. From the moment we met, you enticed every one of my senses with your colors…

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March

eighth blackbird announces new flutist

eighth blackbird announces new flutist Nathalie Joachim; Three-time Grammy winning ensemble also bids a fond farewell to departing flutist Tim Munro   photo credits: Tim Munro (left) by Joe Mazza; Nathalie Joachim (right) by Arthur Moeller After nine years, flutist Tim Munro will leave eighth blackbird at the…

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March

Bogotá

  We had a great time in Bogotá last week. Even though it was a long day of traveling to get there, there was only one hour of time difference so we didn’t have to deal with jet lag. The temperature and weather are perpetual spring,…

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