Sonic Escape features Maria Millar (violin) and Shawn Wyckoff (flute), a pair of Juilliard graduates whose blend of hyper-instrumentals, stories, dance moves and original works is "wonderfully imaginative... with a wide-ranging, anything-goes sense of fun.” (The Washington Post)
We’re delighted to announce that Maria was awarded a grant from Canada Council for the Arts to create Four Seasons Rising: The Symphony! The project involves going to four corners of Canada and the US – Nunavut, Nova Scotia, Florida and California – to research, shoot footage and compose the double concerto for flute, violin and orchestra. So excited!
Maria put together this video to explain what we’re all about. Please enjoy!
We’ve experienced a lot of winter storms on the East Coast of late and, rather than grumble about it, decided to pack our skis, flute & camera and head to Vermont! A few tips:
- Downhill speed ≠ getting a sound
- Stick to the top octave (preferably with one hand to get in some dance moves)
- Below freezing temperatures might get you stuck to your flute
- Stop playing and throw the flute if you’re going to crash!
Hope you enjoy the video