Cellist/curator Ben Larsen and I met in 2010 as students at Manhattan School of Music. We played in various projects together, and in 2016 Ben got the bright idea to start a commissioning project for flute and cello duo. Entitled Pieces of Eight, we have thus far commissioned 8 composers to write for us, performing up and down the East Coast over the last few years (Rhode Island, Connecticut, Baltimore, and of course our beloved NYC). We'll be expanding our pool of pieces to include 8 more composers in 2021 from around the world; stay tuned for just intonation, improvisation, graphic scores and much, much more.
In addition to his freelance career, Ben is also curator of Concerts on the Slope (Lower East Side and Park Slope, Brooklyn) and a brilliant educator. Interested in a 2021 house concert or funding a commission directly? Email Martha to learn more!