In addition to my work as a composer and audio engineer, I am a saxophonist, specializing in contemporary music and works for saxophone and electronics. I have performed widely across the United States and Europe, including performances at festivals like the International Computer Music Conference, Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival, Society of Composers National Conferences, and many others. I studied saxophone with Frederick Hemke and Jonathan Helton at Northwestern University, Kandace Brooks at the University of Florida, and privately with Edward Fraedrich. I have been pleased to work with saxophone students and to present lectures on extended saxophone techniques and performing with electronics at many institutions. I am currently the baritone saxophonist with the Athens Saxophone Quartet, based in Athens, Greece. Please visit the ASQ site for information on our recordings, upcoming performances, and booking information.
I am always available for touring performances, with a program of music for saxophone and electronics, and am always interested in discussing possible performance opportunities. I am happy to provide public lectures, masterclasses, or other ancillary activities in conjunction with a concert performance, and many academic hosts have asked me to meet with their composition students, or provide a lecture on music technology or audio engineering in addition to meeting with their saxophone students. In non-academic settings, at the host's discretion, I can offer pre-concert talks on various topics (e.g. the intersections of technology and music), or meet with audience members or patrons. If you are interested in discussing booking, please contact me via email.
In March-April 2009, I toured Europe and the USA with a challenging program of new music for saxophone and electronics. The workson that program explore the outer edges of saxophone performance technique, from the exquisitely quiet microtones of Lou Bunk's Luna to the screams of Christopher Biggs's Exterminate All the Brutes and from the graceful lyricism of Ed Martin's Apparitions and William Coogan's Fantasy for Saxophone to the virtuosic demands of Luigi Ceccarelli's Neuromante and Zachary Crockett's Fight to Flow Between. As well, the program featured a variety of compositional approaches, from the chance-infused canons of Karlheinz Essl's Sequitur VII to the improvisation of Scott McLaughlin's Whitewater and the folk-music inspiration of D. Edward Davis's minimalist sugar baby. Jazz and popular music inspired Massimo Biasioni's Il Cortile di Charlie and Honour's own composition Phantasm. The tour included concerts in Greece, Austria, Italy, and England, as well as eleven performances across the USA.
The tour program is featured on my album Phantasm, which was released by Ravello Records and is now available at digital distributors everywhere.