Website of Composer and Guitarist Sam Krahn

2017 events:

May
New work for The Gregorian Singers in Minneapolis, MN

February
New work for Fonema Consort in Minneapolis, MN

Montana Premiere of String Quartet No. 1 by the Cascade Quartet

2016 events:

TBD – (2016 season) Selections from Missed Connections for soprano and piano performed by Ensemble for These Times

December 1
New work for Bill Solomon and Mike Truesdell at Studio Z in St. Paul, MN.

October 28
New work for Duo Gelland, location TBD

May 9-13
Guest curator on the website In Media Res to present my dissertation work, Poems from Guantánamo as a part of a weeklong panel dedicated to research on Guantánamo. The post can be found here

May 6 and 8
Concerts with the Strains New Music Ensemble at Studio Z in St. Paul, MN. Premiere of migration figment for cello, alto/tenor saxophone, flute/piccolo, and vibraphone. May 6 concert at 7:30PM and May 8 concert at 4:00PM including a pre-concert discussion starting at 2:30PM.

April 3
113 residency with Duo Gelland. Premiere of Butoh Study #1 for violin duo. 4:00PM at Grace University Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN.

March 17
46th Annual Ball State Festival of New Music at Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Performance of flux mirror #2 by Benjamin Cold.

March 10
2nd Performance of the complete flux mirror for saxophones and electronics by Benjamin Cold.

February 5 and 7
113 presents Without Fear of Wind or Vertigo: New Music for Flute and Clarinet. February 5th 7:30PM at Grace University Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN. February 7th 4PM at Studio Z in St. Paul, MN. Premiere of Per/i/scope for flute/piccolo and Bb clarinet/bass clarinet.

2015:

December
An Evening with Krampus premieres on multiple dates at the Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis, MN. The musical comedy celebrating the story of Krampus.

Saturday, December 5th at 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 9th at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 12th at 5:00pm
Sunday, December 13th at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 20th at 2:30pm

November 6 and 8
flux mirror #1 performed by Benjamin Cold at Studio Z in St. Paul, MN as part of the 2015-2016 concert series by Minneapolis based composer group, 113. Nov. 6 concert at 7:30PM, Nov. 8 concert at 4:00PM

October 5-30
Artist Residency

September 15-25
Artist Residency

September 10-12th
Root Signals Electronic Music Festival 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. Performance of Cascade/Noise Generator by percussionist Tony Steve. September 12, 8PM Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville  University.

July 27-29th
Residency and Concert with Ensemble Dal Niente at the University of Minnesota and Studio Z. Premiere of Face to Face with the Beautiful One on the Eve of Daito’s Commemoration Ceremony for soprano, harp, viola, oboe, and horn.

July 9-14th
17th World Saxophone Congress and Festival in Strasbourg, France. Performance of flux-mirror #2 by Benjamin Cold

June 23rd
2015 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Performance of flux-mirror #2 by Benjamin Cold

May 30th
Complete performance of 35-minute flux-mirror for saxophone and electronics at Studio Z in St. Paul, MN. Performance by Benjamin Cold. Supported by a grant from New Music USA with more details on our project page:
https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/flux-mirror-for-saxophone-and-electronics/

May 28th
An Evening with Krampus workshop with the Phoenix Theater at the University of Minnesota

Mar. 14th
NASA Region 3 Conference at Drake University. Performance of flux-mirror #2 by Benjamin Cold

Feb. 20th
Benjamin Cold Guest Recital at the University of North Texas. Performance of flux-mirror #2 for baritone saxophone and tape

Feb. 14th
Guest Composer at the Oregon Conference for Graduate Musicians. Performance of fluidity as riddle for string quartet
Schedule and information here

Feb. 11th
The New Ruckus Composer Night Series. Performance of slow/noise/tone for solo electric guitar at Studio Z, St. Paul.

Feb. 8th
Bill Solomon Guest Residency at the University of Minnesota. Premiere of Cascade/Noise Generator for vibraphone and electronics

Jan. 20th
Performance of Missed Connections for soprano, viola, clarinet, and piano on a recital by soprano Victoria G. McKean. 2:30PM in Lloyd Ultan Hall at the University of Minnesota. Featuring Francesca Tortorello, piano; Maria Ritzenthaler, viola; Kristina Meanley, clarinet

2014

Dec. 9th
CMW presents the music of Cornelius Cardew

Dec. 3rd
Benjamin Cold Guest Recital at Kansas State University. Performance of flux-mirror

Nov. 4th
CMW performance at Ted Mann Concert Hall at the UMN. Premiere of slow/noise/tone for solo electric guitar. Performed by the composer.

Aug. 3rd
Source Song Festival premiere of revised version of Missed Connections for piano and voice at Antonello Hall, Minneapolis, MN. Performed by Christina Baldwin and Lara Bolton

July 6th
70th Cheltenham Music Festival in Cheltenham, England. Premiere of Trio by the Fidelio Trio

Apr. 22nd
Contemporary Music Workshop performance at Ted Mann Concert Hall at the UMN. Premiere of Poems from Guantánamo for two violas, narrator, and TV. Performed by Emma Hughey, Maria Ritzenthaler, and Justin Spenner.

Apr. 18th
MATA Festival in New York City. Reading session of fluidity as riddle for string quartet by Ensemble Uusinta.

Mar. 29th
Premiere of fluidity as riddle for string quartet by the Lux String Quartet in Minneapolis, MN