Biography

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Gleb Kanasevich is a clarinet soloist, composer, experimental/electronic musician, and chamber music collaborator. He currently works primarily with feedback, noise, modified instruments, and live electronics, taking his work for solo clarinet and electronics “Subtraction” to a number of contemporary music series and festivals in 2017/18 season. "Subtraction" will be physically released by Flag Day Recordings in September, 2018, and will be followed by a new solo noise/electronic album "Asleep" on January 1, 2019. Kanasevich also works as a curator/video maker for the online new music database and audio/video/score resource ScoreFollower/Incipitsify.

He has appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Belarus National Philharmonic, soundSCAPE Ensemble, Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and more. As a resident artist, Kanasevich has been featured on the stages of Spoleto Festival USA, soundSCAPE Festival for Contemporary Music (guest artist faculty in 2013/14/15), 50th SCI National Conference, Audeamus International Music Festival in Zagreb, MusicArte Panama, and has presented guest recitals, lectures, and masterclasses at Rice University, University of Oxford, Peabody Conservatory, University of Alaska, Brandeis University, Northern Arizona University, Montclair State University, and 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. 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, soundSCAPE Faculty Ensemble, Lunar Ensemble, and the Lydian String Quartet for new music residencies, conferences, and festival concerts. In 2017, Kanasevich has been performing with Ulysses Ensemble, a new music group comprised of outstanding emerging young professionals and organized by Ulysses Network in Europe. Together, the ensemble has performed feature concerts under Heinz Holliger, Jean-Philippe Wurtz, and others at ManiFeste 2017 in Paris, Aldeburgh Festival, and the Royaumont Foundation.

His works have been interpreted by Ensemble Intercontemporain, International Contemporary Ensemble, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Lydian String Quartet, Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Cantata Profana, and many more. Currently in pursuit of a PhD degree in Composition and Theory at Brandeis University in Boston, MA, Kanasevich holds a Masters Degree (2013) in clarinet from the Yale School of Music (studied with David Shifrin), and a Bachelor of Music Degree (2011) in clarinet from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied under New York Philharmonic's principal clarinetist Anthony McGill.

email:  glebkanasevich@brandeis.edu


Selected repertoire

This is a list of works I have performed numerous times throughout the past decade, and it includes my current touring repertoire as well as some works that have been recorded but not yet performed live.
*click on the underlined titles to hear/watch my performance of the piece*

SOLO WITH ELECTRONICS

Boulez, Pierre – Dialogue de l’ombre double
Burke, Christine – *new work* to be premiered in Spring 2018
Camci, Alican – Eklenip eklemlenmeyen zaman
Cheah, Victoria – to be kind
Cuong, Viet – Naica (bass clarinet)
Davis, Nathan – Dowser (bass clarinet)
Kanasevich, Gleb – Subtraction
Lou, Michelle – Telegrams
Poliks, Marek – lamina hollow volume
Radulescu, Horatiu – inner time II (performed with six speakers)
Randall-Meyers, Brendon Nausea
Reich, Steve New York Counterpoint
Steiger, Rand Cyclone
Tipp, Devon – Augury III
Ueno, Ken I screamed at the sea until the nodes swelled…
Wang, Fay – Inside Insides (e-flat, b-flat, and bass)

SOLO WITHOUT ELECTRONICS

Bach, Johann Sebastian – Flute Partita in a minor
Barrett, Richard – CHARON (bass clarinet)
                              Knospend-Gespaltener (c clarinet)
Berio, Luciano – Sequenza IXa
                           Gesti (soprano recorder)
Boulez, Pierre – Domaines
Bussad, Rodrigo – Ignis Fatuus
Camci, Alican – Bosluk ve telafi
Cuong, Viet – Zanelle
Dang, Khoi – Sky Nocturne
Denisov, Edison – Sonata
Donatoni, Franco – Clair
Erber, James – Strange Moments of Intimacy (c clarinet)
Ferneyhough, Brian – Time and Motion Study I
Finnissy, Michael – Marrngu (e-flat clarinet)
                                Uzundara
Harrison, Bryn – Open 2
Hasanova, Rahilia – Agog
                                 Penetrations (bass clarinet)
Hernandez, Carlos – Linea (bass clarinet)
Kanasevich, Gleb – [BROWN]d (soprano recorder)
Koskelin, OlliExalte
Lachenmann, Helmut – Dal niente
Lim, Liza – Sonorous Body
McBride, Nigel – Douzieme Journee (bass clarinet)
Power, Ian – swathe
Radulescu, Horatiu – inner time
Rapaport-Stein, Jeremy – A Ramblin’ Fool
Saunders, Rebecca – Cerulean (bass clarinet)
Silvestrov, Valentin – Misterioso (clarinet and piano, single player)
Telemann, Georg Philipp – XII Fantasies
Tiết, Tôn-Thất – Bao La

CLARINET AND PIANO

Bach, Johann Sebastian – Sonata for Flute and Keyboard No.5 (e-flat clarinet)
Barrett, Richard – Flechtwerk
Beethoven, Ludwig van – Sonata Op.17 (on bass clarinet or basset horn)
Berg, Alban – Vier Stucke
Birtwistle, Harrison – Verses
Brahms, Johannes – Sonatas No.1 and No.2
Eckardt, Jason – Rendition (bass clarinet)
Finnissy, Michael - Sonata
Harvey, Jonathan – Transformations of “Love Bade Me Welcome”
Klatzow, Peter – Sonata
Maxwell-Davies, Peter – Hymnos
Muczynski, Robert – Time Pieces
Poulenc, Francis – Sonata
Prokofiev, Sergei – Flute Sonata Op.94
Saint-Saens, Camille – Sonata
Schumann, Robert – Drei Romanzen
                                  Fantasiestucke 
Yun, Isang –
Riul

WITH STRING QUARTET

Allas, Daniel – 3562768%ERROR
Brahms, Johannes – Quintet
Denisov, Edison – Clarinet Quintet
Feldman, Morton – "Clarinet and String Quartet"
Kim, Matthew NamHoon – Wasserfarbe
Koskelin, Olli *new work title TBD*
Lindberg, Magnus – Clarinet Quintet
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Quintet
Weber, Carl Maria von – Quintet

CONCERTANTE

Adams, John – Gnarly Buttons (for clarinet and large ensemble)
Berio, Luciano – Concertino
Copland, Aaron – Concerto
Corigliano, John – Concerto
Crussell, Bernard Henrik – Concerto No.3 for clarinet and orchestra
Ferneyhough, Brian – La Chute D’Icare (for clarinet and ensemble)
Globokar, Vinko – Ausstrahlugen (concerto for an indeterminate soprano woodwind instrument and 22 players)
Hoffmeister, Franz Anton – Concerto for clarinet and orchestra in E-flat Major
Kanasevich, Gleb – Cycle (for clarinet, ensemble, and tape)
Kim, Solbong – Concerto for clarinet and orchestra
Molter, Johann Melchior – Concerto No. 1 in A major for D clarinet and orchestra
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Concerto in A Major, K.622
Nielsen, Karl – Concerto for clarinet and orchestra
Scelsi, Giacinto – Kya (for clarinet and ensemble)
Stamitz, Johann – Concerto No.4 for clarinet, violin, and orchestra
Spohr, Louis – Concerto No.1
                        Concerto No.4 for A clarinet and orchestra
Telemann, Georg Philipp – Concerto for two chalumeaux and strings
Toyotomi, Devon – Krev/Sanglots (concerto for bass clarinet and chamber ensemble)
Weber, Carl Maria von –  Concertino
                                         Concerto No.1
                                         Concerto No.2
Yeats, Marc – Shapeshifter (concerto for E-flat clarinet and chamber ensemble)
                       Liquid Music (for clarinet and large ensemble)
Xenakis, Iannis – Echange (concerto for bass clarinet and large ensemble)

DUETS

Billone, Pierluigi – 1+1=1 (two bass clarinets)
Carter, Eliot – Espirit Rude/Espirit Doux (with flute)
Cheah, Victoria – Telephone: Careless Whisper (with marimba)
Lim, Liza – Inguz (with cello)
Furrer, Beat – Apoklisis (two bass clarinets)
Haas, Georg Friedrich – Phantasien (with viola)
Jolivet, Andre – Sonatine (with flute)
Kanasevich, Gleb – time enough at last (with cello)
Muczynski, Robert – Duos (with flute)
Pavia, Marcela – Amancay (with guitar)
Poulenc, Francis – Sonata for two clarinets
Scelsi, Giacinto – Ko-Lho (with flute)
Stockhausen, Karlheinz – Ave (with alto flute)
Tiensuu, Jukka – Plus II (with cello)
Villa-Lobos, Heitor – Choros No.2 (with flute)
Wanamaker, Gregory – Duo Sonata (with alto saxophone)
Xenakis, Iannis – Charisma (with cello)

TRIOS

Aperghis, Georges – Seven Sins of Love
Bach, Johann Sebastian – Trio Sonata from “The Musical Offering”
Bartok, Bela – Contrasts
Beethoven, Ludwig van – Trio Op.11
Brahms, Johannes – Trio Op.114
Bussad, Rodrigo – Early Yang (with cello and piano)
Denisov, Edison – Ode (with percussion and piano)
Furrer, Beat – Aer (with cello and piano)
Gardiner, William – Hebbian Theory (with violin and piano)
Gorecki, Henryk Mikolaj – Lerchenmusik (with cello and piano)
Hasanova, Rahilia – Pulse
                                  Zarra
Khachaturian, Aram – Trio (with violin and piano)
Kurtag, Gyorgi – Hommage a R. Schumann (with viola and piano)
Lachenmann, Helmut – Trio Fluido (with viola and marimba)
                                       Allegro Sostenuto (with cello and piano)
Milhaud, Darius – Suite for violin, clarinet, and piano
Muczynski, Robert – Fantasy Trio (with cello and piano)
Puts, Kevin - …And Legions Will Rise (with violin and marimba)
Schumann, Robert – Fairy Tales (with viola and piano)
Tajcevic, Marko – Seven Balkan Dances (with cello and piano)
Ustvolskaya, Galina – Trio (with violin and piano)


List of works

*click on the underlined titles to hear/watch a representative recording of a piece*

2018

Impedance – for 11 saxophones.   11'
3/3/2018 - commissioned and premiered by the Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra, First Church in Boston, Boston, MA.

Climacteric Torpidity – for bass clarinet, marimba, and fixed media.   13'
3/15/2018 - premiered by Transient Canvas at BEAMSfest, Brandeis University.

2017

your fortress – for string quartet and live electronics.   16'

Subtraction – (ongoing project with frequent revisions, additions, and edits) a new performance practice for clarinet and electronics.   45' or 36'
4/26/2017 - premiered by Gleb Kanasevich, Boston Sculptors Gallery.

Gnawfor a sustaining instrument, two electric guitars, and live electronics.   17'
1/27/2017 - premiered by International Contemporary Ensemble, Brandeis University.

2016

Songfor amplified prepared piano.   32'
4/26/2017 - premiered by Jared Redmond, Brandeis University.

Soilfor computer-generated feedback, live processing, and 8 speakers.  27'
11/4/2016 - premiered at Brandeis University.

Solo – for bass clarinet, trombone, viola, cello, and prepared piano with optional fixed media.   7'
7/1/2016 - premiered by Ensemble Intercontemporain at ManiFeste 2016, Le Centquatre, Paris.

Frailfor flute/piccolo, electric violin, and percussion with optional electronics.   18'
Commissioned and premiered by Raoul Cho (flute), with support from the Royal School of Music, Toronto, Canada. 5/6/2016 – premiere by Raoul Cho, Andrea Tyniec, and Dave Burns at the Royal School of Music, Toronto, Canada. 

2015

time enough at last - for clarinet and cello with optional amplification.  45'
Commissioned by Audeamus International Music Festival. 11/25/2015 – premiered by Gleb Kanasevich and Dorotea Racz at the opening concert of the inaugural Audeamus International Music Festival, Zagreb, Croatia.

[BROWN] - for solo soprano recorder.  14'
5/4/2015 – premiered by Gleb Kanasevich, Brandeis University.

verpflichtet II - for 14 players16'
6/3/2016 – premiered by Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC.

Suono infinito - for cello and prepared piano doubling melodica.  24'
3/8/2015 – premiered by David Russell and Geoffrey Burleson, Brandeis University.

...she was but an apparition... - for string quartet.  20'
7/29/2015 – premiered by Miranda Cuckson, Yuri Namkung, Lois Martin and Joshua Gordon at Wellesley Composers Conference, Wellesley College, MA.

2013

installazioni/moduli/versi - for cello and piano.   14'
12/27/2013 – premiered by Racz/Samogray Duo at Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Croatia on December 27, 2013.

[PINK] - for amplified clarinet, viola, percussion and synthesized sound.   20'
Commissioned and recorded by Lunar Ensemble in October, 2013. Public live performances of this work are allowed only in extremely large and reverberant spaces (at least 8-second decay).  The original CD recording is the only other permissible means of presentation.

Moment d'extase/concatènation – for oversized symphony orchestra.  6'
11/17/2013 - premiered by Zephyrus Orchestra Project, Yale University.

Fields - for solo piano (2010, recomposed in 2013).   23'
3/29/2015 – premiered by Illya Filshtinskiy, Spectrum, NYC.

Plastiques - for cello and double bass.   13'
Commissioned by Fundacion Musica AntiquaNova, Argentina. 7/12/2015 - premiered by Felix Fan, cello and Matt Kline, double bass at soundSCAPE Festival, Maccagno, Italy.

Romanze per me - for solo classical or electric guitar.   12'
4/17/2013 - premiered by Alexander Milovanov, Yale School of Music.

2012

DUDK*=*FLOT - for solo flute.   14'
9/26/2013 – premiered by Lisa Cella, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

skrip/\viol - for solo violin.   40'

naturel/primitif - for basset horn in F and guitar.   11'
5/2/2012 - premiered by Gleb Kanasevich on basset horn and Alexander Milovanov on guitar, Yale School of Music. 

2011

Cyclefor clarinet, guitar, percussion, and tape.   24'
10/27/2011 – second half premiered by Gleb Kanasevich on clarinet, Alexander Milovanov on guitar and Victor Caccese on percussion, Yale School of Music. 5/4/2011 – first half premiered by Gleb Kanasevich and performance fellows at Peabody Conservatory.