HOCKET is a cutting edge piano duo based in Los Angeles. Lauded as “brilliant” by Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times and as an "adventurous young ensemble" by The New Yorker, members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff are both pianist-composers dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary music. They have performed in some of the most exciting festivals and venues across the country including The Bang on Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA, MATA Festival in New York City, The Center for New Music in San Francisco, and the Carlsbad Music Festival. Together, they have premiered over one hundred chamber and solo works and have collaborated with the premier, new music ensembles eighth blackbird and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. HOCKET has received grants from the Presser Foundation and The Earle Brown Music Foundation and has been a selected artist in Firebird Ensemble's Outstanding Young Artists Initiative. HOCKET is a performing artist on the Schoenhut Piano Company Artist Roster.
Samuel Wells — The Lacuna for piano four-hands and live, interactive electronics (world premiere)
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Tristan Perich — qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq for three toy pianos and three-channel 1-bit tones (with Vicki Ray)
Missy Mazzoli — Orizzonte for piano and electronics (Sarah Gibson, piano)
Thierry De Mey — Musique de Tables (with Vicki Ray)
Steve Reich — Four Organs (with Ray/Kallay Duo & Derek Tywoniuk)