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  • Raven Chacon


    Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation whose practice centers in sound. Chacon is one of the three members of the interdisciplinary arts collective Post-commodity, along with Cristobal Martínez and Kade L. Twist. As a solo artist and in collaborations, Chacon has exhibited or performed at Whitney Biennial, documenta 14, REDCAT, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, and The Kennedy Center. Every year, he teaches 20 students to write string quartets for the Native American Composer Apprenticeship Project (NACAP). He is the recipient of the United States Artists fellowship in Music, The Creative Capital award in Visual Arts, The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation artist fellowship, and the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Toronto, ON.

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  • Robert Taylor

    Musician and Director

    Robert Taylor is Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of British Columbia, where he conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and serves as Chair of the Woodwind Brass and Percussion Division. With a career in music education spanning over twenty-five years, previous appointments include the University of Puget Sound in the state of Washington and Eureka High School in northern California, where ensembles under his direction earned recognition by Downbeat Magazine, the Selmer Corporation and Grammy Signature Schools.

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  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble


    Led by Robert Taylor, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble is comprised of the wind and percussion students in the UBC School of Music and is dedicated to the performance of the finest wind repertoire, regardless of the period or size of ensemble and is distinguished by its high-level of performance, creative thematic programming and commitment to contemporary music through commissions, premieres and composer residencies. The performers at this concert included Renz Adame (oboe), Erica Binder (trumpet), Henry Cao (alto saxophone), Madeleine Davis (horn), Jesse Guo (percussion), Kristiāns Jautaiķis (percussion), Yuri Kuriyama (clarinet), Sam Paige (tuba), Allan Perpose Jr. (percussion), Emily Richardson (flute), Emmanuel Rihl (baritone saxophone), Kristofer Siy (percussion), Gage Sippel (tuba), Dana Sullivan (trombone), Hanna Van Inwegen (horn), Siliang Wang (flute), Katelynn Whittle (oboe), Allan Xu (tenor saxophone), Mo Yan (clarinet) and Anican Yu (melodica), with Jay Pahre as the woodchopper.


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