The piano and percussion duo Synchronicity is comprised of brothers Garah and Gregory Landes. The ensemble fuses classical and jazz music into an exciting and highly visual experience. Synchronicity commissions, composes, and transcribes music that suits their unique instrumentation.
Synchronicity premiers a diverse range of new music by established and emerging composers including Matthew James Briggs, Edmund Cioneck, Paquito D'Rivera, Ken Eberhard, Minimum Security Composers Roshanne Etezady and Adam Silverman, John Lampkin, Garah Landes, Scottish-based composer, Richard Michael, New Zealand-based composer, John Psathas, Elliot Schwartz, Roland Vazquez- Carolyn Yarnell and J.J. Hollingsworth.
In 2001, Synchronicity made their San Francisco debut followed by a twelve-day tour of California. Since 2001, Synchronicity has made a New York debut at Merkin Hall, performed nationally, and conducted masterclasses, workshops, and educational programs. Garah and Greg were awarded inclusion to the artist roster for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Artists-in-Education residency program. Synchronicity returned to San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma for a concert tour in November of 2003.
Synchronicity’s debut CD titled “Like Minds,” was featured on National Public Radio. WNYC-FM in New York interviewed the duo on “Soundcheck,” and NPR affiliates in Northern California broadcast two concerts from their recent tour. WNYE TV in New York featured Synchronicity on their program “Bright Lights, Big City.”
Synchronicity was featured at the 2004 Bar Harbor Music Festival in their 21st Annual New Composers Forum and Concert. The New Voices Collective presented Garah and Greg at New York's Symphony Space in the fall of 2004.
Garah and Greg joined Paquito D'Rivera for the opening of the 2009 Tanglewood Jazz Festival and performed the world premier quartet version of Paquito's Conversations with Cachao joined by Bang on a Can bassist Robert Black. Other concert highlights included a double concerto concert on January 29th, 2010 with the Carbon Fiber String Chamber Orchestra at the Calhoun School's Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center in New York City. Synchronicity joined the PIT STOP PLAYERS,http://RosenblumMusic.com , which presented its inaugural concert on Monday, February 1, 2010 at Symphony Space in New York City. This same group will perform in September of 2010 with premiers by Joshua Rosenblum and Michael Starobin. In the summer of 2010 Synchronicity will premier their Stravinsky/Trio project with Paquito D'Rivera at the Incontri in Terra di Sienna chamber music festival at the La Foce Estate in Tuscany, Italy, http://itslafoce.org. Later that summer the trio will perform in Rockport Massachusetts, http://rcmf.org and the Moab Music Festival in Moab Utah, http://moabmusicfest.org.
In February of 2011 Synchronicity will perform their transcription of the Danzas Argentinas, by Alberto Ginastera on the PIt Stop Players http://rosenblummusic.com/pitstop.html February 7th concert at New York City's Symphony Space Thalia http://symphonyspace.org. In April of 2011 Synchronicity will travel to Sioux Center, Iowa to perform their concerto version of Alborada Del Gracioso, by Ravel with The Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra http://niso.dordt.edu. They will also perform recitals at both Buena Vista University http://bvu.edu and Northwestern College http://nwciowa.edu.
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