Larry Ochs, saxophones
In his thirty-plus years in Rova Saxophone Quartet, Larry Ochs has created roughly two dozen compositions for saxophone quartet as well as other pieces for Rova in extended ensembles, many of which are recorded, and some of which were commissioned by Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation and Meet the Composer. He has been acting executive director of Rova:Artssince 1987. In addition Ochs currently composes for and leads Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core(with Scott Amendola, Don Robinson, Satoko Fujii, and Natsuki Tamura and Kihnoua (with vocalist Dohee Lee, Scott Amendola and special guests. He is performing in collective bands:East-West Ensemble (with Didier Petit, Sylvain Kassap, Miya Masaoka, Xu Fengxia), Jones Jones (with Mark Dresser and Vladimir Tarasov), Maybe Monday (with Masaoka and Fred Frith),Shelton-Ochs Quartet (with Aram Shelton, Kjell Nordeson and Scott Walton). Details on tours andrecordings, and several interviews at www.ochs.cc.