Known for their “dramatic persona,” “diverse color palette,” and “incredible energy,” the Resound Duo combines history’s two oldest instruments to create a standard repertoire for soprano and percussion, unashamedly embracing art from both secular and sacred sources. They are committed to commissioning and performing new, socially relevant works as well as writing pieces of their own.
Resound most recently premiered Scott McAllister's highly dramatic Little Jagged Jesus. Inspired in part by Alanis Morisette's Jagged Little Pill, the piece catalogues the spiritual journey through a battle with cancer, exploring angry emotions, questioning of God, inner struggle through medical procedures, suicidal thought, and eventually peace.
The duo is also highly active in free improvisation. In the past, they have worked with renew music group in Waco, Texas to create Casting, an interdisciplinary dialogue through live painting and interpretive improvisation. They are now members of the newly created Unbound Ensemble in Miami, Florida, an ensemble that continues to break the fourth wall between audience and performer through improvised music.
Resound has premiered several works over the last few years at several different venues, including time as Ensemble-in-Residence at the soundSCAPE music festival in Maccagno, Italy and the Emerging Composers Concert featured on Festival Miami. Resound's past performances include venues such as Fast Forward Austin Music Festival, Baylor University, the soundSCAPE Festival, the University of Miami, and Florida Atlantic University to name a few.
Both members of the duo are concluding their doctoral studies at the University of Miami. They continue to perform and commission new and sacred works, incorporating the act of worship into experimental music.