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Fast Forward and Toby Twining

An evening of performance organized by Margaret Leng TanFAST FORWARD is a New York based English composer and performer who is well known for his in depth musical explorations of the Trinidadian 'pan' and his music theater works for diverse instrumentation. In addition to his own music, he has produced music and musical events for several other companies. He has toured extensively as a guest composer and musician for The Merce Cunningham Dance Company. In conjunction with The Wooster Group, he curated The Accident, nine evenings of performance music at The Performing Garage in New York City in 1993. He has composed and performed music for numerous dance companies and choreographers, including the music for Channels, the dance theater work by Parisian based choreographer, Mark Thompkins. His cooking concert, Feeding Frenzy was recently performed at The National Gallery in Berlin and it has been running at the Kitchen in New York for the last three seasons. His work has been honored with several awards and commissions, including a composing fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council's Japan–United States Arts Program, the Tenjin Barca festival in Osaka, Japan, residencies from the Kunstlerprogram des D.A.A.D. in Berlin, music commissions from the New York State Council on the Arts, Meet the Composer and a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

TOBY TWINING, composer and Singer, is renowned as an innovator in the field of vocal music. Twining made his first a cappella compositions by multi-tracking his voice at Pogo Records in Champaign, Illinois. These early recordings became popular with modern dance choreographers including Gus Solomons, Viola Farber and Ruth Currier. Twining premiered the opera roles of Lorenz in Chaos by Michael Gordon and the Architectural Historian/Building Manager in Carbon Copy Building by Michael Gordon, Julia Wolf and David Lang. Twining has been honored with several grants, awards and commissions, including an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and music commissions from Bang on the Can and Anita Feldman Dance. He has been Artist-in-Residence at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Moorhead State University and Solomon's Company Dance.

Toby Twining Music, which started as a quartet in 1991, is redefining the boundaries of a cappella music with a repertoire of world vocal techniques and precision tuning in Just Intonation. The quartet has performed in major halls and festivals throughout the world and enjoyed frequent radio broadcast on John Schaefer's New Sounds Live and Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. The troupe performed the world premiere of Chrysalid Requiem at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in November 1999 and the American premiere at the Miller Theater in New ork in May 2000 as a production of Bang on the Can and WNYC's New Sounds Live.

Performances will begin promptly at 8 p.m.