ABOUT

Formed by American saxophonists Noa Even and Phil Pierick in 2010, Ogni Suono is committed to expanding and promoting repertoire for saxophone duo by commissioning and performing new works. Their debut album, Invisible Seams, features some of the duo’s first collaborations with composers. Supported by a grant from New Music USA, Noa and Phil launched SaxoVoce in 2015, commissioning works that explore the wide-ranging musical, dramatic, and theatrical possibilities inherent in the synthesis of saxophone and voice. From haunting whispers to nonsensical shouts, each composer uniquely integrates the human voice. Many of these works can be found on the duo's 2018 album, SaxoVoce, on New Focus Recordings.

 

Ogni Suono has appeared on concert series such as Permutations (New York), Journeys in Sound (Boston), Frequency (Chicago), Sonic Circuits (Washington, DC) Outpost (University of California-Riverside), Switchboard Presents (San Francisco), nienteForte (New Orleans), Interference (Flagstaff), and SONICT (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater). The duo’s international performances include a 2019 tour through China and Taiwan, the inaugural Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Romanian-American Musical Days Festival in Sibiu (Romania), Berlin University of the Arts, Felicja Blumental Music Center in Tel Aviv, Night of the Museums Festival in Budapest, and World Saxophone Congresses in Scotland and France.

 

Emphasizing the importance of education, Noa and Phil regularly supplement performances with clinics, master classes, community outreach programs, and presentations. They have been guest clinicians at schools around the country, including Portland State University, New England Conservatory, Lawrence Conservatory, Arizona State University, and Tulane University. As recipients of a CMS Yamaha-in-Residence Fellowship, Ogni Suono presented outreach programs in the Iowa City, IA community. They have offered additional educational events at Lincoln Elementary School in Chicago, Orlat Orphanage in Romania, and School of Arts and Enterprise in Pomona, CA.