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12th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival
12th Annual Festival of "adventurous music by the beach"Created By: Carlsbad Music Festival
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HOCKETLos Angeles, CA
HOCKET is a cutting edge piano duo based in Los Angeles. Brought together by their passion for sharing exciting and eclectic chamber music with the world, members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff are both pianist-composers dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary music. They have both been featured performers of The University of Southern California’s Thornton Edge for many years and have performed in some of the most exciting venues in Southern California. Together, they have premiered dozens of chamber and solo piano works and have collaborated with the premier, new music ensemble eighth blackbird. HOCKET is a recipient of a Presser Foundation Award to fund two upcoming commercial recordings and has been a selected artist in Firebird Ensemble’s Outstanding Young Artists Initiative. HOCKET is a performing artist on the Schoenhut Piano Company Artist Roster.
HOCKET started the current 2015/2016 season as fellows at The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA followed immediately by a residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute where they collaborated with Kettle Corn New Music composers Alex Weiser, Emily Cooley, and Ryan Harper on three new commissions. The 2015/2016 season will also include performances in San Francisco, The University of Las Vegas, California State University Long Beach, Carlsbad Music Festival, and the recording of HOCKET’s debut album.
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Aaron Holloway-Nahum: Remember me? for piano four-hands and two toy pianos
Commissioned by and written for HOCKET
Makrokosmos Vol. IV, Celestial mechanics
George Crumb: Makrokosmos Vol IV, Celestial Mechanics
Performed by HOCKET as a Satellite Artist on the Piano Spheres series in Los Angeles May 2017