October 7, 2016

Wrought Iron

Featured in: Variety Show by A/B Duo

A/B Duo’s eclectic mix of flute and percussion instruments makes this a true "Variety Show" of an album. Math rock, pop remixes, avant-garde, and everything in between can be found in this American duo’s first full-length album.

Ricochet*by Ned McGowan is scored for contrabass flute, floor tom, 3 suspended cymbals, 3 woodblocks, triangle, and flexatone.

Islaby Ian Dicke is scored for flute, vibraphone, and live audio processing. This piece is a remix of “Isla de Niños” by Elisa Ferrari and was commissioned by the Peterson/Hayes Duo.

Wrought Ironby Andrea L. Reinkemeyer is scored for flute, vibraphone, bongos, tambourine, triangle, china cymbal, and splash cymbal. This piece was commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Limb*by Drew Baker is scored for contrabass flute, piccolo, vibraphone, Thai gong (E), Wind Gong, and 3 crotales (D, Eb, F).

Sol Moon Rocker*

by Zack Browning is scored for flute and vibraphone.

This piece weaves together different narratives based on Man/Woman, Sun/Moon, and Ying/Yang.

Breathing Bridge*

by Brooks Frederickson is scored for flute with Glissando Headjoint®, glockenspiel, and vibraphone. If you’re ever in Brooklyn, listen to or imagine this piece while walking on pedestrian bridges around Red Hook.


by Brendon Randall-Myers is scored for flute, vibraphone, and drum set. Chris performs this piece while playing vibraphone with his left side and drum set with his right side. What the what?!

*commissioned by A/B Duo

... is hauntingly melodic and fun, dancing and almost running its way forward. There may even be a little Zappa in the syncopation and in the whimsical handling of modes.

- Marc Medwin, Fanfare Magazine
There is an intricacy to the players' interaction that seems, to the present writer at least, to invoke or reflect some physical design. Ensemble between the two players needs to be particularly tight in this piece, and the result is indeed magical

- Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazin
. . . clever, funky, jazzy and virtuosic

- Geraldine Freeman, Daily Gazette