So Much Hot Air
Zach Pulse, oboe/ english horn/ fabulous
Jennifer Beattie, mezzo-soprano/ words/ screams
So Much Hot Air: an oboe & voice duo that uses their instruments, training and sense of humor to make weird, beautiful, unconventional, and heart-felt collaborations with all kinds of people who have all kinds of skills. We met at the New Music on the Point festival in Vermont, where we connected through a love of nature, silliness, and the sound of our instruments together. Our projects range from performing graphic scores created by visual artists, four-year-olds, and conservationists, to creating Mahler arrangements for small chamber ensemble, to premiering pieces written especially for our instrumentation composed by exciting and dynamic classical composers. Due to the portable nature of oboe and voice, we love to make music in outdoor spaces, and hope to play the outdoor amphitheaters of as many of our nation's national and state parks as possible!
Below is a video of SMHA performing Talan Livengood's "aa everyday" graphic score live at the San Francisco Center for New Music:
Live in LA, Nov 2016: