Omaha Under the Radar

Omaha Under the Radar

Omaha Under the Radar is an intermix of experimental music, dance, and theatre from around the United States. Event 5 at The Slowdown will be a plugged in, noisy, ambient evening featuring Evan Williams (Memphis), Elliot Lupp (Chicago), and The Wires (Kansas City).

The Wires

The Wires are an alternative exploration in string sound. Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, The Wires compose and perform original music for violin and cello. Inspired by a myriad of genres and eclectic sounds, The Wires are not your typical strings group. The project encompasses a blend of wide-ranging styles, from tango to gypsy, jazz to rock and infused with the precision of classical form. Created, composed and performed by Laurel Morgan (violin) and Sascha Groschang (cello). The Wires released their debut album in 2013, have been creators and executive directors of Wired In – Creative Strings Workshop – a summer program for string players interested in learning new styles and techniques, and will release their sophomore album in 2019.

Elliot Lupp

Elliott Lupp is a composer, improvisor, visual artist, and sound designer whose work invokes images of the distorted, chaotic, visceral, andabsurd. This aesthetic approach as it relates to both acoustic and electroacoustic composition has led to a body of work that, at the root of its construction, focuses on the manipulation of extreme gesture and shifting timbre as core musical elements. Thisstyle of writing has found a home with a variety of chamber ensembles, solo performers, performer(s) with live electronics, and fixed media. Elliott is currently finishing his master's degree in composition at Western Michigan University, where his primaryinstructors include Dr. Christopher Biggs and Dr. Lisa Renee Coons. He plans to begin pursuing a PhD in composition and music technology this coming fall, 2019.

Evan Williams

Evan Williams is a composer and trombonist based in Memphis, Tennessee. His music has been performed across the country and internationally by members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the International Contemporary Ensemble, Quince Ensemble, Fifth House Ensemble, and at festivals such as SEAMUS, the New Music Gathering, the Electroacoustic Barn Dance, and the New York City Electronic Music Festival. Williams holds a DMA in Composition with a cognate in Orchestral Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he also served as a teaching assistant in electronic music. He also holds degrees from Bowling Green State University and Lawrence University. Williams serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities at Rhodes College, where he teaches composition, music technology, and leads the Rhodes Orchestra. He previously held teaching positions at Lawrence University, Bennington College, and at the Walden School.



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