My Awarded Projects
New works for flute and piano: collaboration, commission, and concert tour
Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu present a recital program of new works by some of today's finest emerging composersCreated By: Zach Sheets
Transience: [Switch~] commissions Anna-Louise Walton
The [Switch~ Ensemble] commissions "Hapax legomenon" for mixed sextet to be premiered in New York City with a subsequent 4K digital release.Created By: the [Switch~ Ensemble]
4 New Commissions for Saxophone & Piano
Phil Pierick & Kurt Galván present 4 new works by emerging American composersCreated By: Phil Pierick
The [Switch~ Ensemble] Upstate New York Tour: Concerts, Residencies, and Recordings
A 5-concert tour featuring a new work by Matt Sargent and celebrating upstate New York’s long-time pioneering spirit.Created By: the [Switch~ Ensemble]
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Zach SheetsBoston, MA
Zach Sheets enjoys a multifaceted career as a composer, chamber musician, orchestral flutist, and advocate for new works & arts education. He has performed with Spoleto Festival USA, Talea, Ensemble Signal, the Boston Ballet, Slee Sinfonietta, and many more, including as part of the Klangspuren, TIME:SPANS, June in Buffalo, ManiFest, and Aldeburgh Festivals. A founding member of the [Switch~ Ensemble] and Duo Axis, Zach has held a variety of fundraising and administrative leadership roles.
Light on Water
“Light on Water” by Rand Steiger
Performed by Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu in October 2014 in Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music.
dare-gale, speaks and spells
This work for saxophone duo was commissioned by Phil Pierick and Noa Even of Ogni Suono, as part of a Saxovoce—a project exploring the saxophone and the human voice. The players also whistle, sing, whisper, and speak. The architecture of dare-gale, speaks and spells is inspired by two poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the harmonic and melodic language took shape based on audio recordings of Phil and Noa reading the two poems. Their personality, tone of voice, and speaking cadence are thus woven even into the work’s most elemental ideas.
[Switch~ Ensemble] led a Community Survey about the habits, preferences, and interests of concert-goers for livestreams. We are pleased to provide a summary of the responses, as well as recommendations...