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The Evolution Of The Arm

Buffalo, NY         

The Evolution of the Arm (Megan Kyle, oboe; Evan Courtin, violin; Katie Weissman, cello; and Michael McNeill, piano) performs both composed and improvised music, as well as music that blurs the boundaries between both of those worlds, drawing from its members’ interests and experiences in classical music, jazz, free improvisation, theater, and art rock music. A foundational principle of The Evolution of the Arm is that we only perform music written by our members. Over the past two seasons, we have collaboratively developed a set of pieces that are specific to our quartet’s unique personality, creating performances that run the gamut from wild, high-energy improvisations to delicate, precise notated works while maintaining a cohesive thread of ensemble identity.

2018 EPK

EPK for our 2018 mini-tour, featuring clips from our debut performance in November 2017.

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Jackrabbit’s Palace (Series 1 A)

“Jackrabbit’s Palace” by Michael McNeill (composed 2017)

Megan Kyle, oboe
Evan Courtin, violin
Katie Weissman, cello
Michael McNeill, piano

Recorded live at the Cass Project
Buffalo, NY
August 1, 2018

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City Juice

“City Juice” by Evan Courtin (composed 2018)

Megan Kyle, oboe
Evan Courtin, violin
Katie Weissman, cello
Michael McNeill, piano

Recorded live at the Cass Project
Buffalo, NY
August 1, 2018

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