Versatile saxophonist performs world premieres of newly-commissioned multimedia works.
Cleveland-based saxophonist and Kent State faculty member Noa Even will premier atomic, a long-term commissioning project featuring solo works for saxophone, interactive electronics, and video that explore themes of human connections.
"The impetus behind atomic is the idea that finding or cultivating common ground with individuals from diverse backgrounds leads us toward greater awareness, understanding, and empathy. We get to choose. We can choose to self-examine our own behavior, establish connections with strangers, and develop stronger relationships with those around us". In close collaboration with Even, the composers and video artists of atomic focus on the following topics: the long-lasting effects of human interactions, the increasingly visible and thriving transgender community in the United States, silenced voices resulting from stricter American immigration laws, and regret, a universal human emotion.