Gleb Kanasevich (b. 1989) is a musician, whose work is concerned primarily with issues in learning processes, performance pedagogy, notation methodology, and politics of performance. He was born in Minsk, Belarus and has been living in the United States since 2001. Kanasevich has garnered international acclaim as a clarinet soloist, composer, and harsh noise/drone musician. His solo albums “Asleep” and “Subtraction” came out in January, 2019 to great critical acclaim in experimental and heavy music magazines and blogs.

As a clarinetist, he has appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Belarus National Philharmonic, Ensemble Cantata Profana, soundSCAPE Ensemble, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and more. His works have been interpreted by Ensemble Intercontemporain, International Contemporary Ensemble, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, The Lydian String Quartet, Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Cantata Profana, Sound Icon, Miranda Cuckson, and many more. He also appeared as a resident artist on stages of Spoleto Festival USA, SICPP Festival at New England Conservatory, soundSCAPE Festival for Contemporary Music (as guest artist faculty in 2013/14/15), Audeamus International Music Festival in Zagreb, MusicArte Panama, and was one of the headlining artists at Dark Music Days in Reykjavik, Iceland in January 2018. He was a visiting artist at various educational institutions, like University of Oxford, University of New Mexico, University of California San Diego, Peabody Conservatory, Frost School at University of Miami, Rice University, Brandeis University, University of Northern Arizona, University of Alaska Anchorage, Tulane University, and many more.

Since 2013, Kanasevich has been a core member of Ensemble Cantata Profana – a group based in New York City and the recipient of the 2016 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music – and has recently been promoted to position of Associate Artistic Director. The ensemble has since garnered significant critical acclaim from publications like the New York Times, New Yorker, Boston Globe, and has established a strong foundation with its sister project – Heartbeat Opera. He has also joined groups like Nunc Players, Callithumpian Consort, Ludovico Ensemble, Lunar Ensemble, and the Lydian String Quartet for new music residencies, conferences, and festival concerts.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020, 8:00pm to 10:00pm
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