A/B Duo

A/B Duo: Chris Jones (percussion) and Meerenai Shim (flutes)

Photo credit: Human Artist Photography

Known for their unique and imaginative concert programming (varying wildly in style and instrumentation from djembe and contrabass flute to Nintendo Gameboy and drum set), A/B Duo has been delighting their audiences all over the United States since 2013. The duo has performed at The Green Mill in Chicago, Spectrum in NYC, The Center for New Music in San Francisco, as well as the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and other diverse venues such as the video game and indie music festival Rockage 4.0.

The bi-coastal duo (percussionist Christopher G. Jones from Rochester, NY and flutist Meerenai Shim from the San Francisco Bay Area) has commissioned numerous works from American composers including Drew Baker, Zack Browning, Andrea La Rose, Ned McGowan, Brendon Randall-Myers, Ivan Trevino, and Ken Ueno. Many of A/B Duo’s commissions can be heard on their upcoming full-length album, Variety Show on the Aerocade Music label, and on their 2013 EP, Things We Dream About.

A/B Duo is probably the only chamber group to design their own video game. Echoloquacious: the game can be played here.

WEBSITE: abduo.net

Aerocade release: Variety Show, coming in October 2016!