Skrontch Music

Byron Asher's Skrontch Music is a new work for 10-piece ensemble that explores and is in service to the New Orleanian Creole traditions of clarinet virtuosity and political radicalism, created during Asher’s time as artist-in-residence at New Orleans' A Studio in the Woods. The writing process was aided by deep research, including an oral history project of collaborative design with Xavier University historian and project partner, Professor Sharlene Sinegal DeCuir, which documents the experiences of the older generation of Creole and New Orleans clarinetists still performing today. 

The ensemble includes:
Byron Asher, reeds and composition
Reagan Mitchell, reeds
Aurora Nealand, reeds
Ricardo Pascal, reeds
Ricio Fruge, trumpet
Emily Frederickson, trombone
Jenna McSwain, piano
Steve Glenn, sousaphone
Martin Masakowski, bass
Paul Thibodeaux, drums

Tickets for this performance are $12.50, available at the door or online.