Coriolis Duo

New York City-based Coriolis Duo (Catherine Boyack, flute, and Oliver Xu, percussion) seeks to bring contemporary repertoire to audiences with vitality and nuance. Boyack and Xu were each awarded the Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant by The Juilliard School upon graduation in recognition of their talent, promise, creativity, and potential to make a significant impact in the performing arts. The duo’s debut concert took place in January at Tenri Cultural Institute, one of New York City’s most important new music venues. While the duo is dedicated to bringing existing 20th and 21st century works to audiences with revitalized interpretations, the duo is actively commissioning new works from award-winning composers such as Juri Seo and Hannah Ishizaki. The members of the duo each hold graduate performance degrees from The Juilliard School and have successfully competed as soloists in the Kobe International Flute Competition and the Geneva International Music Competition. Boyack and Xu each enjoy versatile careers as in-demand performers and educators, and have performed with groups such as the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Classical Players. Named after the natural phenomenon that influences weather patterns, Coriolis Duo is the result of their shared passion for expanding audience interest in contemporary music through engaging chamber performances.

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OX Percussion Premieres Bundle

A Community in Collaboration

With the support of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music, I commissioned four composers whom I befriended at Eastman to write pieces for solo percussion. These new pieces were workshopped extensively in a collaborative process that included many edits and revisions to ensure that each composer's musical vision could be conveyed in an idiomatic manner. I'm really excited to share these new works with the percussion community and I hope that each work is adopted by many more performers.

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Hidden Surfaces by Amy Nam

for 5 octave marimba and 4 almglocken

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Liberate by Victor LaBozzetta III

for 5 octave marimba

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space[create] by Mina Esary

for vibraphone and metal percussion setup

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Nocturne I by Erin Graham

for vibraphone

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Drumming: an algorithmic approach

This project uses an algorithmic approach to explore the concept of resultant patterns, as used by Steve Reich in his composition, Drumming (1971). I created an interactive website that allows you to see and hear different patterns that are generated based on musical parameters that you can adjust. Special thanks to NEXUS & Sō Percussion for hosting this project on their Drumming at 50 website, and to Alex Kessaris for developing the user interface.

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Music Production

Interactive Music Technology