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Skrontch Music, a new work by Byron Asher

April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Byron Asher and guests will perform “Skrontch Music”, a new major piece of music for clarinet and large ensemble that explores and is in service to the New Orleanian Creole traditions of clarinet virtuosity and political radicalism, created during Asher’s time in residence at A Studio in the Woods. His writing process was aided by deep research, including an oral history project of collaborative design with his faculty partner, Sharlene Sinegal DeCuir (Xavier, History), which documents the experiences of the older generation of Creole and New Orleans musicians still performing today.

Asher will be accompanied in this performance by Reagan Mitchell, Ricardo Pascal, Aurora Nealand, Shaye Cohn, Emily Frederickson, Oscar Rossignoli, Steve Glenn, James Singleton, and Paul Thibodeaux. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion.

Wednesday, April 19, 6:30pm
2nd Floor Recital Hall
Blanche M. Francis Music Building
Xavier University
1 Drexel Dr. New Orleans, LA 70125


April 19, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Blanche M. Francis Music Building
Xavier University
New Orleans, LA


A Studio in the Woods
(504) 392-4460