The New Music Co-op Presents:
Willow Street Spring Concert Series
Holland Hopson, saxophone, banjo and electronics
A fairly new arrival to Austin from New York city, Holland will be performing solo pieces for banjo and saxophone which incorporate the live electronic manipulation of sound.
Holland Hopson is a composer, improviser, and electronic artist. As an instrumentalist he performs on soprano saxophone, banjo, boomboxes, and metronomes. He hopes someday to play the musical saw. Holland has performed with Thomas Buckner, George Lewis, Neil Rolnick, and LaDonna Smith, among others. He has held residencies at STEIM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Experimental Music Studios, Krakow and Katowice, Poland; Sonic Arts Research Studio, Vancouver, Canada; and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts, New York. In 1993-1994 Holland recorded environmental sounds on four continents and in over a dozen countries as a fellow of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. Holland is currently developing a sound installation based on Marcel Duchamp's "With Hidden Noise", recording the sounds of planes flying overhead, and whittling down the last World Series broadcasts to one sustained roar of the crowd.
He will be joined by Chris Cogburn on percussion and Travis Weller on violin and electronics for duo improvisation.