Caballito Negro: This Is Like Jazz! by Ivan Trevino

In 2015 composer Ivan Trevino was invited by the US State Department to perform and teach music for a week in Turkmenistan, with his cello-rock band, Break of Reality. Ivan wrote This is Like Jazz! as a response to hearing the rhythmic and metric complexities of traditional Turkmen music, and to time spent with young Turkmen musicians, who were not used to improvising. The contrabass flute grooves in a lyrical conversation with the marimba and spoken word, creating a narrative of Trevino’s time in Turkmenistan.  Commissioned by Caballito Negro, This Is Like Jazz! is a co-commission with Joe Perez, Ben Prima/Cathie Apple (Citywater), Dwayne Corbin/Ruth Polcari (Simpson University), Shane Reeves, and Tomm Roland/Christine Beard (Zephyrus).

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SOU Percussion Ensemble records Mark Applebaum’s “Clicktrack”

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Ashland, Oregon

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Terry Longshore, will record Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum’s Clicktrack, to be released on a forthcoming CD by the composer.

SOU Percussion Ensembles Concert

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Friday, December 2, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall

Stay tuned…it’s gonna be good!

Percussive Arts Society International Convention

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November 9-12, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana

I will be working with the New Music & Research Committee and looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues, taking in lots of amazing music, and connecting with prospective students.

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Caballito Negro/Left Edge Percussion – “resist” Northern California Tour

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Wednesday, October 26 – Saturday, October 29, 2016
Northern California Tour

Wednesday, October 26, 8:00pm
Gold Lion Arts
Sacramento, California
Presented By OUTSOUND PRESENTS

Friday, October 28, 8:00pm
Concert – Center for New Music
San Francisco, California

Saturday, October 29
2:00pm – Workshop & Master Class
7:30pm – Concert
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
CCRMA – Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

Other dates/locations TBA

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Flute and percussion duo, Caballito Negro, (with special guest Left Edge Percussion) presents “Resist”, a diverse concert program utilizing six flutes, a truckload of percussion, spoken word, film and images. Resist is a passionate interplay of contemporary chamber groove and creative narratives, defining the word’s meaning and freight from surprising sources. Caballito Negro is also conducting workshops at schools such as Stanford University, offering a fresh look into how to make chamber music. The duo, flutist Tessa Brinckman and percussionist Terry Longshore, perform intercultural work, in a fearless, ecstatic blend of modern and traditional aesthetics. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s poem, Canción de Jinete (1860), the duo collaborates with many prominent, innovative artists, creating contemporary music that pushes the flute and percussion repertoire to new heights, and always in the spirit of duende.

Caballito Negro

caballito negroFlutist Tessa Brinckman and percussionist Terry Longshore perform intercultural work, in a fearless, ecstatic blend of modern and traditional aesthetics. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s poem, “Canción de Jinete (1860)”, the duo collaborates with many prominent, innovative artists, creating contemporary music that pushes the flute and percussion repertoire to new heights, and always in the spirit of duende.

Visit caballitonegro.com!

 

An excerpt of our recording of William Kraft’s Encounters XVI:

Left Edge


Left Edge Collective is a new music organization founded and directed by David Bithell and Terry Longshore at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. We compose, perform, improvise, create interdisciplinary projects, and host an annual festival of contemporary performance which focuses on presenting and premiering new works by members of Left Edge, works by nationally recognized guest artists, and collaborations between artistic disciplines.

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Michael Gordon/Britt Festival premiere @ Crater Lake for National Parks 100th Anniversary

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July 29-30 & August 20, 2016
Crater Lake, Oregon (July 29-30)
Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, Oregon (August 20)

On July 29 and 30, Britt will celebrate the unique majesty of Crater Lake when members of the Britt Orchestra and Music Director Teddy Abrams perform at the national park. Abrams will lead approximately 40 Britt Orchestra musicians in the performances, with the dramatic panorama of the lake as the setting. The musicians will perform a world premiere composition by New York-based composer Michael Gordon, commissioned by Britt and inspired by Crater Lake. Gordon has visited Crater Lake throughout the past year, to draw on the park for inspiration for his composition.

Joining the Britt Orchestra will be 10 percussionists I am coordinating from the SOU Percussion Ensemble.

We will also perform the work at the Britt Festival Pavilion on August 20. Left Edge Percussion will open the show at 6:45!

Visit Britt’s site here for more information.

Caballito Negro at National Flute Association National Conference – San Diego

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Thursday, August 11, 2:30pm
National Flute Association National Conference
Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, California

Caballito Negro are delighted to share excerpts of their Songlines program with flutists at the National Flute Association National Convention in San Diego. They will be performing This Is Like Jazz! by Ivan Trevino, and their own composition That Which Colors the Soul. Caballito Negro gratefully acknowledges Yamaha’s donation of a marimba for this concert.

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Left Edge Percussion

Photo: Muuqi Maxwell

Left Edge Percussion is a contemporary percussion group in residence at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. Its artistic director is Terry Longshore, and the members are students in the Master of Music in Performance program at SOU, as well as select advanced undergraduate students. The group premiered Bryan Jeffs’ Contactual Constellations at the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) and actively collaborates with composers and artists of various media. The members of the group have been featured around the globe at prestigious festivals, competitions, conferences, and workshops and bring a diverse array of influences and collective energy to the ensemble.

Flamenco Pacifico

Based in the majestic state of Oregon, Flamenco Pacifico is a dynamic, professional performance group dedicated to bringing the art of flamenco music and dance to audiences in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Led by virtuoso flamenco guitarist and composer, Berto Boyd, the group’s guitar-driven performances feature original modern flamenco compositions rooted in the time-honored forms of traditional flamenco. With inspired dancing by Elena Villa, the passionate vocals and guitar artistry of guitarist/singer Grant Ruiz, and the percussion brilliance of Terry Longshore, Flamenco Pacifico takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of flamenco.

Visit flamencopacifico.com!

Flamenco Pacifico @ Oregon Country Fair

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July 9, 3:30pm
Gypsy Caravan Stage – Oregon Country Fair
Venita, Oregon

Flamenco Pacifico will perform a fiery set of flamenco music and dance on the Gypsy Caravan Stage at the notorious Oregon Country Fair! Free admission with fair admission.

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Flamenco Pacifico @ Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show

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June 9 & 12, 2016, 6:45pm
Ashland, Oregon

Flamenco Pacifico will present 2 performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show. Featuring an all-star lineup of flamenco performers including:

  • Berto Boyd – guitar (Corvallis)
  • Grant Ruiz – guitar and vocals (Ashland)
  • Elena Villa – dance (Portland)
  • Terry Longshore – percussion (Ashland)

All performances are free. Check back for classes in flamenco guitar and dance that will also take place this week.

Thursday, June 9 & Sunday, June 12 – 6:45-7:30pm
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show

Steve Reich’s “Drumming” Mini-Tour

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The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Terry Longshore, will present an Ashland mini-tour of Steve Reich’s epic minimalist masterpiece, Drumming, at the following dates and locations:

Thursday, May 26, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Music Recital Hall
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University
More info here

Saturday, June 4, 6pm
Ashland, Oregon
Lithia Park Bandshell
More info here

Wednesday, June 8, 6:45pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show
(note this will be a slightly shortened version)
More info coming soon

Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Terry Longshore, is dedicated to the performance of contemporary percussion repertoire and providing the members with a variety of percussive experiences. The ensemble frequently collaborates with notable composers on premieres of new works, and repertoire ranges from contemporary music to world traditions to jazz- and rock-inspired compositions. The ensemble gives several concerts every year at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University, as well as many performances throughout the Southern Oregon community and the Pacific Northwest, and was invited to perform at the 2013 and 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions (PASIC). The ensemble has self-released two CDs, “La Alma del Árbol – The Soul of the Tree”, and “Electric Rebel Poetry”. In 2015 the SOU Percussion Ensemble recorded the CD, “30”, by Stanford University composer Mark Applebaum, released internationally on the Innova Recordings label. The SOU Percussion Ensemble endorses Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets.

Rhett Bender Faculty Recital

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Friday, May 27, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Music Recital Hall
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University
More info here

I will join my colleague, Rhett Bender, on a faculty recital at SOU. Also featured will be our colleague, Alexander Tutunov, on piano. Check back for updates on repertoire.

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SOAR 2016

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Tuesday, May 17, 2:00pm
Ashland, Oregon
Southern Oregon University – Britt Hall Lawn

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble will premiere Colin Malloy’s Cascade at the Southern Oregon Arts & Research (SOAR) Conference 2016. Cascade is a piece for 3-channel audio and percussion ensemble, and was partially funded by a grant from the Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This eco-percussion work features field recordings from the monument and photographic musical scores created by Colin Malloy. The performance is free.

@ Percussion Podcast Interview

Sunday, May 15, 4pm EST

I am honored to have been invited by Casey Cangelosi to be a guest on his @ Percussion podcast co-hosted with Megan Arns, Laurel Black, and Benjamin Charles. It will be broadcast live and archived on the @ Percussion YouTube Channel, or can be listened to on the @ Percussion BlogSpot page.

Oregon Fringe Festival 2016

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Selection from Ashland, Oregon by Bryan Jeffs

May 9-14, 2016
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Fringe Festival 2016

I will be participating in 3 performances featuring 2 world premieres at the Oregon Fringe Festival 2016, a festival curated by students at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. The theme is “The New New” and emphasizes exploring new realities through artistic experiences.

Monday, May 9, 3:30pm
Schneider Museum of Art
Premiere of Bryan JeffsAshland, Oregon, commissioned by and performed with Adam Lion. Ashland, Oregon is a graphic score based on maps of iconic Southern Oregon locations.

Tuesday, May 10, 3:30pm
Southern Oregon University Campus – Stevenson Union Rock Circle

Performance of Erik Griswold’s Strings Attached by Left Edge Percussion.

Friday, May 13, 11:00am
Southern Oregon University Campus – Lawn between Britt Hall and SOU Bookstore

Premiere of Bryan JeffsCollective Resonance, for singing bowls and audience participation. Commissioned by the Oregon Fringe Festival.

Saturday, May 14, 6:30-9:00pm – ** Note Time & Location Change Due to Weather **
SOU Art Building and Meese Auditorium

Left Edge Percussion performs world premiere of Joseph Howe’s Shake it up! and Aurél Holló’s José / beFORe John5, as well as Erik Griswold’s In The Dream and Steve Reich’s Drumming Part 1 with sound-activated lighting designed by David Bithell and students.

Left Edge Percussion Oregon Tour

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May 4-7, 2016
Oregon

Left Edge Percussion will be on a short tour in Oregon from May 4-7. The students are all helping to plan and manage the tour which will include live music venues and educational outreach presentations at high schools. Check back for developing venue information:

Wednesday, May 4
Roseburg, Oregon
Roseburg High School

Thursday, May 5
Springfield, Oregon
Thurston High School

Friday, May 6
Sherwood, Oregon
Sherwood High School

Friday, May 6, 8:00 PM
Portland, Oregon
Hipbone Studio
A high-energy, mesmerizing full concert – free admission!

Repertoire for all performances will be drawn from:

  • Mark Applebaum – Catfish
  • John Cage – Third Construction
  • Joseph Howe – Shake It Up!
  • Thierry de Mey – Table Music
  • Erik Griswold – Strings Attached
  • Steve Reich – Drumming Part 1
  • Steve Reich – Music for Pieces of Wood
  • Steve Reich – Nagoya Marimbas
  • Aurél Holló – José / beFORe JOHN5
  • David Lang – the so-called laws of nature, part 3

Strings Attached – Erik Griswold

Erik Griswold‘s Strings Attached, performed by Left Edge Percussion – resident percussion group at the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University. Recorded in the SOU Music Recital Hall by the Digital Media Center @ Southern Oregon University.

The Shady Lady and the Rebel Frog – Bryan Jeffs

Bryan JeffsThe Shady Lady and the Rebel Frog, the latest work in his Rebel Frog series, performed by the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, featuring Tessa Brinckman on piccolo as the Shady Lady. Recorded at the Digital Media Center @ Southern Oregon University with audio by Oregon Sound Recording.

Washington PAS Day of Percussion

Photo: Greg Eliason

Photo: Greg Eliason

Sunday, April 24
Seattle, Washington
Washington Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion
I’m looking forward to performing and giving a clinic/master class at the Washington PAS Day of Percussion! I am especially excited to give the premiere performance of Erik Griswold‘s Twos and Threes for solo prepared vibraphone. Erik and I started working on the piece in August while I was in Australia and it was completed in November. We just worked on it together in Ashland in January and it is so cool! I can’t wait to play it!
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A huge thanks to Yamaha, Zildjian, Vic Firth, Remo, and Black Swamp for supporting my appearance, and to Melanie Voytovich and Larry Chamberlain of Yamaha.

Check back here for more information on the program, etc.

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Grants Pass High School World of Percussion Festival

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Grants Pass, Oregon
Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center

The SOU Percussion Ensembles will perform for the fourth annual Grants Pass High School World of Percussion Festival, directed by Evan Daggett. I will give a clinic and performances will start at 7pm and feature the Grants Pass High School and Middle School Percussion Ensembles, the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, and Left Edge Percussion. More info to come – check back!

Britt Arts & Music Festival presents Caballito Negro Residency and Concert

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April 11-14, 2016
Ashland & Medford, Oregon

Monday, April 11
Caballito Negro leads 2 workshops in schools in Southern Oregon.
Morning session TBA
2:30pm St. Mary’s School – Medford, Oregon

Thursday, April 14, 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University
Caballito Negro presents its geo-poetic, multi-media tour program, Songlines, at SOU’s Schneider Museum of Art.

Limited admission available. For reservations, email education@brittfest.org or call the Britt Education line at 541-690-3852.

Visit the Caballito Negro website also for more info.

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Caballito Negro – Songlines EP

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Songlines (2016)
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Songlines is Caballito Negro’s first recording, an EP released (via CDBaby) in conjunction with its Pacific Northwest Tour and Britt Music & Arts Festival Residency in Spring 2016. The EP is a recording of three compositions from Caballito Negro’s touring concert program: David P. Jones’ Music For South Africa, William Kraft’s Encounters XVI and This Is Like Jazz! by Ivan Trevino.

Preview and/or purchase at the link below, or through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and all major music online retailers. (For best sound – listen with good headphones/speakers with full bass sound.)

Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium – David Bithell/Terry Longshore – Penumbra

Video of our performance of our collaborative work, Penumbra, in Montreal at the 2015 Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium.

Third Coast Percussion at SOU


Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – 1:30pm and 7:30pm
Ashland, Oregon
Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University

I am excited to co-present Chicago’s wonderful percussion quartet, Third Coast Percussion. Co-presented by Britt Festivals Education and Engagement, Third Coast will visit schools in Southern Oregon and present a master class and concert at SOU.

Hailed by The New Yorker as “vibrant” and “superb,” Third Coast Percussion explores and expands the extraordinary sonic possibilities of the percussion repertoire, delivering exciting performances for audiences of all kinds. Formed in 2005, Third Coast Percussion has developed an international reputation with concerts and recordings of inspiring energy and subtle nuance.

These “hard-grooving” musicians (New York Times) have become known for ground-breaking collaborations across a wide range of disciplines, including concerts and residency projects with engineers at the University of Notre Dame, architects at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, astronomers at the Adler Planetarium, and more. The ensemble enhances the performances it offers with cutting edge new media, including free iPhone and iPad apps that allow audience members to create their own musical performances and take a deeper look at the music performed by Third Coast Percussion.

Master Class @ SOU – 1:30-3:30pm – Music Recital Hall

Concert “Points of Contact” @ SOU – 7:3pm – Music Recital Hall

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Northwest Percussion Festival

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Friday-Sunday, April 1-3, 2016
Eugene, Oregon
University of Oregon

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles will perform at the 31st annual Northwest Percussion Festival, hosted at the University of Oregon by Pius Cheung and Sean Wagoner. The event will feature ensembles from throughout the Northwest, guest artist Victor Mendoza, and performances by the directors. Our performances will be as follows:

Saturday, April 2, 8pm
NWPF Directors Recital
Caballito Negro will perform Ivan Trevino’s This Is Like Jazz! for contrabass flute, marimba, and spoken word
Bryan Jeffs will perform

Sunday, April 3, 2pm
Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles directed by Bryan Jeffs perform:
David Lang’s the so-called laws of nature, part 2
Amadeo Roldán’s Ritmica No. 5 and No. 6
Owen Clayton Condon’s Fractalia
Aurél Holló’s José / beFORe JOHN5
Austin Wrinkle’s Wart Hog #3
Bryan Jeffs’ The Shady Lady and the Rebel Frog, featuring Tessa Brinckman, piccolo
Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, arr. Bryan Jeffs