“The Shady Lady & The Rebel Frog” for Piccolo & SOU Percussion Ensemble

Southern Oregon University faculty percussionist and composer Bryan Jeffs continues his “Rebel Frog” series of percussion pieces, with the new “Shady Lady & The Rebel Frog”. It features solo piccolo, performed by Tessa Brinckman, with Southern Oregon University’s percussion ensemble, directed by Terry Longshore, as part of their concert program “All The World’s A Drum”.

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Arts Midwest Tour – “Caravanserai: American Voices”

Caballito Negro has been invited to join and collaborate with master musician Ronnie Malley on the upcoming Caravanserai: American Voices Tour, sponsored by Arts Midwest and funded by the Doris Duke Foundation. The tour will visit Grand Forks ND, Fergus Falls MN and Traverse City MI, for one week each, performing concerts and educational outreach to local communities including schools, local civic organizations and private venues.

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Caballito Negro Residency at Britt Music & Arts Festival - Performance

Caballito Negro concludes its Britt Music & Arts Festival Residency with a performance of the Songlines program, a multi-media presentation of works by Howard Hersh, William Kraft, David P Jones, Mark Applebaum, Ivan Trevino, and Caballito Negro itself (Terry Longshore and Tessa Brinckman). Limited admission available. Please bring a cushion for comfort for seating amongst the […]

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“Gentle Numbers In Eternity” for Flute & Koto

Tessa Brinckman & Mitsuki Dazai come together for a repeat performance of this soulful and witty program, which is a celebration of American poetry and pan-contemporary music for flutes and koto, presented this time in Ashland OR by Mountain Meadows. Gentle Numbers In Eternity is a found title (harvested from the music titles in this […]

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“Gentle Numbers In Eternity” for Flute & Koto @ Eugene, OR

Tessa Brinckman & Mitsuki Dazai come together for a third concert of this soulful, witty program of contemporary music for flutes and koto. Produced by Broadway Avenue House Concerts Gentle Numbers In Eternity blends text and music, connecting thematically to the poetry of a lively, diverse group of American poets.

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Caballito Negro with Left Edge Percussion @ Southern Oregon University, OR

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. In lieu of admission to this concert (normally $10) the artists ask that audience members make a contribution to an organization of their choice, in the spirit of “resist”.

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Signals & Intersections: Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong, Tessa Brinckman & Friends @ C4NM, San Francisco CA

Writer/musician Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong leads Signals & Intersections in collaboration with musician/writer Tessa Brinckman, writers Javier Huerta, Evan Karp, Danny Thanh Nguyen, and musicians Gael Alcock, Jean Robertson and Miles Karp. Signals explores how our bodies meet with the codes, signs and signals of our technologies and politics, in a tender, experimental mix of music, words and more. Poets, writers, and acoustic musicians are welcome to join in this dialogue in an open mic.

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QCXCQ: Wandering Words @ Thèâtre de la Vieille Grille, Paris, France

A collaboration, with exciting new work by French composers Nicolas Vérin, Pascale Criton and flutist/composer Tessa Brinckman, that explores that polyvalent state of music and words. This concert (nearly all world premieres!) includes a new work by Tessa Brinckman, A Cracticus Fancie for piccolo & electroacoustics, which centers around the New Zealand poem, The Magpies, by Denis Glover.

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John Luther Adams “Inuksuit” | SF JAZZ @ Sutro Baths, San Francisco CA

Described by The New York Times as “the ultimate environmental piece” and lauded by eminent New Yorker critic Alex Ross as “one of the most rapturous experiences of my listening life,” Inuksuit is an innovative composition for up to 99 percussionists placed singly or in small groups throughout a large open-air space, led here by Doug Perkins for SFJAZZ Festival.

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Tessa Brinckman + Mitsuki Dazai: “Ocean Dust” @ Britt Music & Art Festival, Jacksonville OR

Flutist Tessa Brinckman and koto-player Mitsuki Dazai perform a poetic, dazzling program of music by composers who draw on traditional music from all over the world. This flute and koto concert opens for the Britt Orchestra’s program Eastern Inspiration. The orchestra performs Shanghai Overture by Bright Sheng, Le Chant du Rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale) by Igor Stravinsky & Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) by Gustav Mahler.

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“When Flutes Had Words”: Okta Series @ Gallagher Academy Performing Arts, Waikato University, New Zealand

Waikato University’s contemporary music ensemble Okta presents flutist Tessa Brinckman with taonga puoro player, Horomona Horu & pianist Katherine Austin, in an exploration of narrative and music. This event includes the world premiere of Waiata Hou by Martin Lodge, and a new work, A Cracticus Fancie by Tessa Brinckman (based on The Magpies by Denis Glover)…

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“Living With the (Un)Reliable Narrator” @ Waikato University Conservatorium of Music, New Zealand

Tessa Brinckman is an Academic Visitor and visiting artist to Waikato University’s Conservatorium of Music from August 28 to September 10, 2017. She will be teaching two workshops on the theme of “The (Un)Reliable Narrator” and growing skills and confidence as composers and performers. This is the second workshop in the series. Here, we examine living […]

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