Stusek+Estoppey+Sax = STACKS
Reinventing the saxophone recital, STACKS concerts are a seamless stream of saxophones, electronics, and video.
Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, STACKS has been presenting concerts in the US since 2011. In February 2015, STACKS will tour from North Carolina to Florida, performing 10 shows. "Our repertoire consists primarily of pieces dedicated to the duo. In addition we collaborate with video artists who create films from and for our compositions, student composers, and performance and improvisatory workshops for young artists. Our concerts are typically presented without interruption and bring spectators into a visual and auditory trip." STACKS is also part of COLLective for hAPpy SoundS (COLLAPSS), a collective of musicians, composers, dancers, and visual artists based in Greensboro. A DVD of the duet will be published in France by Thödol and released in February 2015. "It's the most fun you can have with 8 saxophones, three computers, video and dancers."
STACKS is American saxophonist Steven Stusek and Swiss saxophonist Laurent Estoppey.
Laurent Estoppey After studying saxophone at the Conservatory of Lausanne, where he received a « License de Concert » degree in 1994, Laurent Estoppey devoted himself entirely to contemporary music. Numerous collaborations with composers have led him to create at least one hundred works. Now Estoppey’s musical activity is divided between written music and improvisation. He performs throughout Switzerland, many European countries, as well as Canada, USA, Argentina, Guatemala and South Africa. Estoppey works with many orchestras, has founded several chamber ensembles and has recorded a dozen CDs. He teaches saxophone, contemporary music and improvisation to students of all ages and levels, from beginners to graduates. www.laurentestoppey.blogspot.com
Steven Stusek is the professor of saxophone at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, where he has taught since 1999. He has studied at Indiana University with Eugene Rousseau and the Paris Conservatory with Daniel Deffayet. Other teachers include, Joseph Wytko, Larry Teal, Jean-Yves Formeau, Jean Ledeau, David Baker and Leroy Wolter. He is a founding member of the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet and the Eastwind Reed Quintet, and has given performances throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and China. In addition to being a past-President of the North American Saxophone Alliance, he is a performing artist for Vandoren and Yamaha. www.SteveStusek.com
NASA - March 20, 2014
UNCG - September 20, 2014
UNCG - February 15, 2015
UNCC - February 22, 2015
Westminster Academy - February 23, 2015
Georgia State - February 23, 2015
Georgia Southern - February 24, 2015
University of North Florida - February 25, 2015
University of Florida - February 26, 2015
University of Central Florida - February 27, 2015
Stetson University - February 28, 2015
University of Miami - March 1, 2015