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Time Canvas rediscovers classical chamber music by exploring three often forgotten genres: early music, new music, and improvisation. The trio’s instrumentation of violin, cello, and guitar lends itself to intimate concerts recalling a time when chamber music was performed predominantly in the living room for friends and family. At the heart of the ensemble is a common desire to create beautiful music and deliver it in a manner in which the audience may engage both the music and their own selves with a fresh, reflective perspective. In contrast to an age filled with busyness and distraction, Time Canvas hopes to encourage the audience to rediscover the value of engaging art in a purposeful manner.

 

The musicians of Time Canvas find themselves irresistibly drawn to both Renaissance and Baroque music, as well as new contemporary compositions by living composers. They have enjoyed discovering just how similar these two seemingly distant eras really are. One of the many connections bringing early and new music together is the use of improvisation. The three musicians of Time Canvas share a love of spontaneously composed music, and have been performing free improvisation together since founding the ensemble in 2012.

 

Time Canvas’ musical curiosity has culminated in performances throughout Northeast Ohio, where they reside, in addition to performance spaces across the east coast of the United States and in Bangkok, Thailand. Recent musical adventures include “The Bach Project”, which paired the music of J.S. Bach with free improvisations inspired by the music of today, “North American Voices” featuring the contemporary music of American Composers, a quintet collaboration with world percussionist Anthony Taddeo titled “Explorations in Improvisation”, and a collaboration with a string quartet to create a musical conversation between a Haydn string quartet and improvised music, among others. They also frequently collaborate with Classical Revolution Cleveland. While the ensemble loves performing in traditional concert halls, they are equally comfortable performing for attentive audiences in a wide variety of venues. They have previously been found performing in parks, coffee shops, churches, bars, garages, bookstores, and art galleries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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chamber music outside the lines

 

 

Time Canvas rediscovers classical chamber music by exploring three often forgotten genres: early music, new music, and improvisation. The trio’s instrumentation of violin, cello, and guitar lends itself to intimate concerts recalling a time when chamber music was performed predominantly in the living room for friends and family. At the heart of the ensemble is a common desire to create beautiful music and deliver it in a manner in which the audience may engage both the music and their own selves with a fresh, reflective perspective. In contrast to an age filled with busyness and distraction, Time Canvas hopes to encourage the audience to rediscover the value of engaging art in a purposeful manner.

 

The musicians of Time Canvas find themselves irresistibly drawn to both Renaissance and Baroque music, as well as new contemporary compositions by living composers. They have enjoyed discovering just how similar these two seemingly distant eras really are. One of the many connections bringing early and new music together is the use of improvisation. The three musicians of Time Canvas share a love of spontaneously composed music, and have been performing free improvisation together since founding the ensemble in 2012.

 

Time Canvas’ musical curiosity has culminated in performances throughout Northeast Ohio, where they reside, in addition to performance spaces across the east coast of the United States and in Bangkok, Thailand. Recent musical adventures include “The Bach Project”, which paired the music of J.S. Bach with free improvisations inspired by the music of today, “North American Voices” featuring the contemporary music of American Composers, a quintet collaboration with world percussionist Anthony Taddeo titled “Explorations in Improvisation”, and a collaboration with a string quartet to create a musical conversation between a Haydn string quartet and improvised music, among others. They also frequently collaborate with Classical Revolution Cleveland. While the ensemble loves performing in traditional concert halls, they are equally comfortable performing for attentive audiences in a wide variety of venues. They have previously been found performing in parks, coffee shops, churches, bars, garages, bookstores, and art galleries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Improvisation No. 10

Improvisation No. 7

Improvisation No. 4

The Bach Project

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Joshua Stauffer

Guitar, Executive Director www.joshuastauffer.com

 

Guitarist Joshua Stauffer enjoys a diverse career performing classical, jazz, and improvised music. He is a founding member and executive director of Time Canvas, a Cleveland-based trio performing new, early, and improvised music. He also is a member of the new music ensemble Five One Experimental Orchestra. In addition to his work with various ensembles, Joshua performs extensively as a freelance guitarist throughout northeast Ohio. 

 

Joshua is currently a student of Jason Vieaux at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he is pursuing a Masters of Music. He graduated with honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance. He has performed throughout the Northeastern United States, in both Asia and Europe, and has worked on cruise ships in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. He has also performed live on the Cleveland radio station WCLV. Joshua holds a faculty position at the Aurora School of Music, and lives in Cleveland with his wife, violinist Chiara Fasani. Joshua performs on a 2007 Gary Southwell A-Series.

 

 

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Joshua Stauffer

Guitar, Executive Director www.joshuastauffer.com

 

Guitarist Joshua Stauffer enjoys a diverse career performing classical, jazz, and improvised music. He is a founding member and executive director of Time Canvas, a Cleveland-based trio performing new, early, and improvised music. He also is a member of the new music ensemble Five One Experimental Orchestra. In addition to his work with various ensembles, Joshua performs extensively as a freelance guitarist throughout northeast Ohio. 

 

Joshua is currently a student of Jason Vieaux at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he is pursuing a Masters of Music. He graduated with honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance. He has performed throughout the Northeastern United States, in both Asia and Europe, and has worked on cruise ships in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. He has also performed live on the Cleveland radio station WCLV. Joshua holds a faculty position at the Aurora School of Music, and lives in Cleveland with his wife, violinist Chiara Fasani. Joshua performs on a 2007 Gary Southwell A-Series.

 

 

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Chiara Stauffer

Violin, Artistic Director www.chiarafasani.com

Violinist Chiara Fasani traverses musical boundaries with passion and authenticity. Her classical repertoire covers music from baroque through the twenty-first century, and her musical voice includes improvisation, particularly in the style of jazz. In 2009 she was a founding member of the Halo Ensemble, a conductor-less chamber orchestra and chamber music group. In 2012 she co-founded Time Canvas, a Cleveland based chamber music group committed to bringing innovative music to people across a broad section of society. In addition to her duties as a violinist, Ms. Fasani serves as the artistic director of the ensemble. With these groups she has toured across the United States, Europe and Thailand. Since relocating from her native Switzerland to Cleveland in 2012, Ms. Fasani has been busy as a freelancing musician, performing both classical and jazz in venues as diverse as Severance Hall, the State Theater, the Happy Dog, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She joined the faculty at the Aurora School of Music in August 2012, and maintains a private studio on the side. In 2013 Ms. Fasani joined the new music group FiveOne Experimental Orchestra. As an orchestral player Ms. Fasani has performed with the Erie Philharmonic and the Erie Chamber Orchestra. Additionally Ms. Fasani has been a part of numerous orchestras across Switzerland, including the Jura Symphonic Orchestra and the Basel University Orchestra, where she served as concertmaster. She was also regularly invited to perform with the Mannheim Philharmonic in Germany, including an extensive concert series across China. Ms. Fasani received a BM in Violin Performance and a MM in Violin Pedagogy from the Basel University of Music, where she studied with Adelina Oprean and Alexander van Wijnkoop. In addition to her studies in modern violin, Ms. Fasani completed a minor in Baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

 

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Chiara Stauffer

Violin, Artistic Director www.chiarafasani.com

Violinist Chiara Fasani traverses musical boundaries with passion and authenticity. Her classical repertoire covers music from baroque through the twenty-first century, and her musical voice includes improvisation, particularly in the style of jazz. In 2009 she was a founding member of the Halo Ensemble, a conductor-less chamber orchestra and chamber music group. In 2012 she co-founded Time Canvas, a Cleveland based chamber music group committed to bringing innovative music to people across a broad section of society. In addition to her duties as a violinist, Ms. Fasani serves as the artistic director of the ensemble. With these groups she has toured across the United States, Europe and Thailand. Since relocating from her native Switzerland to Cleveland in 2012, Ms. Fasani has been busy as a freelancing musician, performing both classical and jazz in venues as diverse as Severance Hall, the State Theater, the Happy Dog, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She joined the faculty at the Aurora School of Music in August 2012, and maintains a private studio on the side. In 2013 Ms. Fasani joined the new music group FiveOne Experimental Orchestra. As an orchestral player Ms. Fasani has performed with the Erie Philharmonic and the Erie Chamber Orchestra. Additionally Ms. Fasani has been a part of numerous orchestras across Switzerland, including the Jura Symphonic Orchestra and the Basel University Orchestra, where she served as concertmaster. She was also regularly invited to perform with the Mannheim Philharmonic in Germany, including an extensive concert series across China. Ms. Fasani received a BM in Violin Performance and a MM in Violin Pedagogy from the Basel University of Music, where she studied with Adelina Oprean and Alexander van Wijnkoop. In addition to her studies in modern violin, Ms. Fasani completed a minor in Baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

 

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Robert Nicholson

Cello

Cellist Robert Nicholson has been invited to perform and teach across the globe. As a founding member of the Halo Ensemble, he has performed in Europe, Asia, and North America. Robert has been Artist-Faculty at the UNC Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop and Introductory Chamber Music Program, and has held for many summers and orchestral assistantship at the MasterWorks Festival in Indiana. In the summer of 2012, he joined the faculty of the CODA Mountain Academy in West Virginia.When not engaged in itinerant summer projects, he lives in Cleveland, OH. On faculty at the Cleveland Music Settlement and in frequent demand by orchestras across the region, he is a member of the Erie Philharmonic, and can be heard as principal cello on the Ohio Philharmonic’s recording of Greig’s Holberg Suite and Piano Concerto, and Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin.Growing up near Tampa, FL, Robert studied with Lowell Adams. He holds degrees from Peabody Conservatory and the Orchestral Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music, studying with Alan Stepansky.

 

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Robert Nicholson

Cello

Cellist Robert Nicholson has been invited to perform and teach across the globe. As a founding member of the Halo Ensemble, he has performed in Europe, Asia, and North America. Robert has been Artist-Faculty at the UNC Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop and Introductory Chamber Music Program, and has held for many summers and orchestral assistantship at the MasterWorks Festival in Indiana. In the summer of 2012, he joined the faculty of the CODA Mountain Academy in West Virginia.When not engaged in itinerant summer projects, he lives in Cleveland, OH. On faculty at the Cleveland Music Settlement and in frequent demand by orchestras across the region, he is a member of the Erie Philharmonic, and can be heard as principal cello on the Ohio Philharmonic’s recording of Greig’s Holberg Suite and Piano Concerto, and Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin.Growing up near Tampa, FL, Robert studied with Lowell Adams. He holds degrees from Peabody Conservatory and the Orchestral Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music, studying with Alan Stepansky.

 

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Upcoming Dates

2015-2016 concert season

We are thrilled to present three unique programs this concert season. All three will feature a balance of new music, early music, and improvisation,

however in each concert a particular focus will be given to one of our specialties. The first program in December of 2015 will feature more heavily baroque music,

the second in February of 2016 will highlight improvisation, and the third in May of 2016 will draw heavily on contemporary compositions.

PROGRAM 1: EARLY MUSIC

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18TH 2015

7:30PM @ GroupMuse Cleveland

For more information visit: GroupMuse.com

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19TH 2015

3pm @ Hudson Library and Historical Society

96 Library St Hudson, OH  44236

Free Admission

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20TH 2015

3pm @ Judson Manor

1890 E 107th St Cleveland OH 44106

Free Admission

 

program 2: improvisation

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH 2016

7:30om @ Groupmuse Cleveland 

RSVP at www.groupmuse.com

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH 2016

7pm @ The Aurora School of Music

 211 S Chillicothe Rd, Aurora, OH 44202

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH 2016

8pm @ The Bop Stop

2920 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

 

Program 3: New Music

THURSDAY MAY 5TH, 2016

7pm @ Heights Arts

2175 Lee Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH 2016

7:30pm @ Groupmuse Cleveland

RSVP at https://www.groupmuse.com/events/3680

 

SUNDAY, MAY 8TH 2016

3pm @ Judson Manor

1890 E 107th St Cleveland OH 44106

 

 

 

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Time Canvas is a 501(c)(3), and your donation is tax deductible! We rely on donors large and small to continue bringing free or low-cost programming to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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