About OFF THE BEATEN PATH MUSIC SERIES
OBPMS, based in Washington, DC, is a performance series whose focus is unconventional, adventurous and experimental forms of musical composition. Due to practical (financial) constraints, we have to date been limited to one annual concert - but we are determined to grow in the coming years.
The mission of Off the Beaten Path Music Series (OBPMS) is threefold:
1. To serve as a liaison between the DC-area community and the New Music scene.
The University of the District of Columbia, where our first performances will be held, is one of the great historic centers of musical/cultural life in DC, where community involvement has always played a central role. We are dedicated to forming connections not only among ourselves, but with all creative-minded people, regardless of age, background, career-path, etc.
2. To encourage and provide an outlet for experimentation and collaboration amongst music students who may be interested in exploring new music composition.
Many music students, especially those at local universities/colleges where arts funding is low, have little to no outlet to see their creative projects (such as those done for an orchestration or composition class), realized by real live musicians. Students whose creative work has shown a high level of technical and artistic achievement may be invited to submit work to be performed as part of an OBPMS concert.
3. To bring to DC a voice for genuinely new, alternative, adventurous, oft-neglected or experimental forms of music creativity in composition.
April 9th, 2016, 2pm UDC Performing Arts Recital Hall
Charles Ives (arr. L. Krauthamer): "Chorale" from 3 Quarter-Tone Pieces, arranged for mixed ensemble
Lewis Krauthamer: Four Virginian Ballads on Themes of Human Weakness for solo guitar accompanied by spoken/recorded text by French poet Combor.
- performed by Thomas Schuttenhelm
Josť Elguezabal: Interlude for microtonal keyboards, from his new Solche Konfrontationen
Tom Licata: Not once, but... for solo clarinet performed by Laura Armstrong
Thomas Schuttenhelm: Six Moments Musicaux for Clarinet and Guitar
Tom Johnson (arr. L. Krauthamer): Rational Melodies Nos. 4 and 10
Tom Johnson: Failing, performed by Zachary Crabtree
Performers: Laura Armstrong, Clarinet; Zachary Crabtree, Contrabass; Thomas Schuttenhelm, Guitar; Jibrael Malik, Guitar; Lewis Krauthamer, Keyboards, Lap Steel.; Andrew Pendergrast, Keyboards.
Make a tax-deductible contribution to OBPMS!
Checks should be made-out to The Contemporary Music Forum, with “OBPMS” indicated in the “memo” line.
Please send this form, along with your check, to the following address:
The Contemporary Music Forum
c/o Lewis Krauthamer
3910 Havard St.
Wheaton, MD 20906