Featured Performer – Treva Offutt
Treva Offutt is a singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and visual artist. Over the years, Treva has had the honor of working with many dynamic dance/theater/music ensembles from around the world including The Urban Bush Women, Remote Control Productions, Adishakti, Roger Guenveur Smith’s Iceland, and Fred Ho’s Big Red Media.
As a vocalist, she has performed with: Jamaican sacred/folk music ensemble Ancient Vibrations, the African Pop group Afro-Blue, South African ensembles-Shyingoma, Osha, and Lucky Ngema and Friends, Mexican vocal project Choro Tajin, Phillip Hamilton, the David Murray Big Band, Sabir Mateen and Jeff Shurdett, Hammiett Blueit, Craig Harris, Dan Zanes and Friends, her own 8 member ensemble, a duo with guitarist Barry Salmon, and her trio Lulutoy with Andy Ezrin and Jean Baptiste Boclé.
Featured Performer – Stéphane Tétreault
Stéphane Tétreault, 18 years old, was the First Prize winner in the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life-OSM 2007 Competition as well as semi-finalist at both the 2008 Stulberg International String Competition and the 2009 Johansen International String Competition. Stéphane was also selected to participate in the 2008 Geneva International Cello Competition, the prestigious 2009 Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris and recently, the Tchaikovsky International Competition which took place in Moscow, Russia. Stéphane was also the youngest participant – personally selected by Michael Tilson Thomas – to participate in the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2010, he shared the stage with the legendary violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov for I Musici de Montréal’s Gala Concert – a performance which garnered great critical acclaim from the Montreal press. Last June, he was named Révélation Radio-Canada in classical music, a title lasting throughout the 2011-2012 season. Stéphane began playing the cello at the age of 7 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Montreal with Yuli Turovsky.
Composer – Barry Salmon
Barry is the Chair of the Graduate Program in Media Studies at the New School, where he is also an Associate Professor. He has composed scores for numerous films, as well as music for dance, theater, radio, and video art. Festivals, installations, honors, and awards include CINE Golden Eagle, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Sundance, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals; Chicago Museum of Broadcasting, Museum of Modern Art. He is also a performing and recording guitarist, and record/CD producer.
Sound Designer & Mixer – John Plenge
John is an ASCAP, OBIE, and NYSCA award winning composer, sound designer, and music producer who runs ToneFactory in NYC. His film scores have played in festivals throughout the US and Europe, including Cannes, The Solento International Film Festival, and the Turkish Biennial. He is on the Graduate Faculty in Media Studies at the New School, where he teaches Music and Audio Production for Film, and Music Production and Sound Design in the 21st Century
Featured songs include:
Written by Treva Offutt and Barry Salmon
Performed by Treva Offutt
“Prelude to Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV 1007″
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Stéphane Tétreault