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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Glen Gillis

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Name: Glen Gillis
Website: http://glengillis.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018 2:00 PM
Presentation Venue: 3250 MEH
Presentation Title: Total Eclipse for Didgeridoo and Saxophone (2017)
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 12

Glen Gillis is Professor of Saxophone, Conducting, and Music Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Having performed at many NASA and World Saxophone Congresses, he hosted the 2013 NASA Region 9 Conference and is currently the director of Region 9. As a Conn-Selmer Artist/Clinician he has also presented at equally important conferences such as CBDNA, WASBE, TMEA, British Forum for Ethnomusicology, and The Midwest Clinic. He released SaxSpectrum ©2009 (MSR Classics) and SaxSpectrum 2 ©2014 (MSR Classics - nominated in 2015 for a Western Canadian Music Award) highlighting his compositions and commissioned works for saxophone. His career has spanned over three decades in the realms of classical, contemporary, and jazz, having performed in North American, Europe, and Asia. He has several published compositions for saxophone through Eighth Note (Alfred Music). He received degrees from the Universities of Saskatchewan, Northwestern, and Missouri. You can visit his website at glengillis.com.  

Ensemble Bio: The Gillis Cunningham Duo is an avant garde electro-acoustic ensemble comprised of Dr. Glen Gillis (saxophone, University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. James E. Cunningham (didgeridoo, conch trumpet, percussion, and electro-acoustic computer processing, Florida Atlantic University). They have been composing and performing their own brand of original music since 1999 at music conferences and festivals. Their most recent international performances include appearances at the 2015 World Saxophone Congress and SaxOpen in Strasbourg, France, the 2016 NASA Biennial and 2017 Region 9 Conferences, the 2016 STRATA New Music Festival in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and the 2017 British Forum for Ethnomusicology in Sheffield, England. The current direction of the duo involves the use of real-time captured digital convolution reverb and high-speed computer processing with the goal of integrating acoustic instruments, pre-recorded source material, and video in a live interactive performance environment.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
James E Cunningham electro-acoustic didgeridoo James E. Cunningham, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music at Florida Atlantic Univer . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Total Eclipse for Didgeridoo and Saxophone (2017) Glen Gillis and James E. Cunningham 12