Sonic Escape is a flute-violin-cello trio of Juilliard graduates who’ve soloed at Carnegie Hall, fiddle-danced in Riverdance and played rock clubs across NYC. Songs, stories, dance moves and signature hyper-instrumentals combine to make Sonic Escape’s shows “wonderfully imaginative… with a wide-ranging, anything-goes sense of fun.” (The Washington Post)
After a magical summer away (more about that soon) WE ARE BACK! We’re putting together some videos from our performances and adventures… here’s the first. The theme from one of Maria’s favorite childhood movies – Tonari no Totoro - with a twist at the end!
We’re really looking forward to our line up of concerts, workshops and residencies starting in September 2014 – we’ll be touring the South for the first time in addition to returning to the West Coast, Rockies, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, East Coast and (way) up North! Keep an eye on our calendar as we’ll be posting dates over the next few weeks…
The Telegraph Herald caught wind of Shawn and Maria’s 20-concert, tri-state residency hosted by the Dubuque Arts Council and featured it on their front page! Read the full story or check out their video with interview & performance clips. (Article & video by Mary Nevans-Pederson / photos by Jessica Reilly)
“Wonderfully imaginative,” “smile-inducing,” “impressive” and “designed to entertain” – just some of what Stephen Brookes of The Washington Post had to say about Sonic Escape’s performance & original works! Click the logo for the full review.
Our streak of playing for AWESOME Ontario audiences continues! We’ve now performed in Toronto, Ottawa, Clarendon, Ingersoll, Elora, Sioux Lookout, Kenora and, just last night, Sarnia. Thanks to the Sarnia Concert Association for reminding us we’ve gotta move here! Click the pic for a full-size view.
Paul Morden of the Sarnia Observer recently interviewed Shawn about Sonic Escape’s love affair with all things Ontario. Keep an eye out for the premiere of our vocal/instrumental rendition of The Log Driver’s Waltz – a Canadian folk favourite – this coming Wednesday at the Imperial Theatre in Sarnia!
A mid-concert photo op with the wonderful audience in Mathews, VA! Thank you to Concerts by the Bay and sound engineer, George, for a delightful afternoon. It’s always a pleasure to perform when the sound and company are great! Click the pic for a full-size view.
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
The 2014 Composers Now Festival begins today, and Sonic Escape is proud to be taking part! Maria recently went on camera to discuss her composition process, encourage aspiring composers and invite audiences to Sonic Escape’s Festival performance at Wave Hill. Click the link above for more information about tomorrow’s concert!
After a happy whirlwind month on the road, we got to enjoy some downtime and design our new site! Now all those photos, videos and recordings from our travels & concerts have a home!! We look forward to sharing our world with you… thanks for stopping by.