2016 House Programs La Belle et La Bête - Page 10

ELEONOR SANDRESKY Keyboard ANDREW STERMAN Woodwind Described by Houston Arts as “fresh” and “beautiful” with a “delivery that is captivating and true,” Eleonor’s music has been featured in film and on radio, and is available on Koch International, One Soul Records, ERM Media, and Albany Record labels. Her music is performed around the world and has been featured on a wide range of festivals, from the Philadelphia Fringe Festival to the Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth. Much of her recent works, both with and without electronics, are for choreographed musicians, a genre that she has created to enlarge the musical and emotional meaning of the music through a hybrid form that merges and expands the choreography of playing with the actual music-making. In addition to creating the choreographed musician genre, she has invented the Wonder Suit, a wearable wireless sensor system that triggers electronic events and processes in her choreographed pieces. A founding member of the improvising composer-driven Ensemble 50, She is at the same time one of New York’s preeminent new music pianists, with performances and premieres of new works by a wide range of composers from Egberto Gismonti to Philip Glass. She has recorded for CRI, Nonesuch, One Soul Records, New World Records, Mode Records, and Orange Mountain Music, and plays concerts throughout the world. She is currently managed by Price Rubin & Partners. www.esandresky.com Andrew is a flutist, saxophonist, clarinetist and composer, whom the The New York Times praised for “beautiful and sensitive playing”. He first appeared in some of the best big bands around; those of Buddy Rich, Louis Bellson, Gil Evans, Toshiko Akiyoshi and many others. Always a fan of great jazz singers, while very young he played with many of the all time masters, including Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra,