Jan Berry Baker — soprano and alto saxophone
Tania Maxwell Clements — viola
Robert Scott Thompson — Filigree and Shadow
Carolyn O’Brien — Coil, Recoil
(11:00, Thursday 12 July, St Salvator’s Chapel)
Jan Berry Baker — Soprano and Alto Saxophone; Tania Maxwell Clements — Viola
Bent Frequency is a professional contemporary chamber music ensemble based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Founded in 2003, the group brings the avant-garde music tradition to life in Atlanta through adventurous programming, the promotion of New Music, and a creative synthesis of music and media.
Saxophonist Jan Berry Baker is a native of Alberta, Canada. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed throughout North America, France, Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. As an orchestral saxophonist, she regularly performs with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic and the Atlanta Opera. Dr Baker is Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Georgia State University. She holds a Doctor of Music degree in saxophone performance from Northwestern University and is an endorsed Selmer performing artist.
Violist Tania Maxwell Clements studied with James Durrant at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and with Alberto Lysy and Johannes Eskar at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland. She has held positions with the Camerata Lysy, Switzerland, the Seville Symphony Orchestra, Spain and was the assistant principal violist with the BBC Philharmonic in England. Since 1998 she has taught at Georgia State University where she currently holds the position of Lecturer in Viola.
XVI World Saxophone Congress St Andrews 2012