Southeastern schedules guest artists Amy O’Dell, Caleb Herron

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Professional contemporary music duo Amy O’Dell and Caleb Herron will perform a concert of modern music for piano and percussion at Southeastern Louisiana University on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
     The concert will take place in the Pottle Music Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Both O’Dell and Herron are founding members of the Chamber Cartel, an Atlanta-based ensemble dedicated to finding the rare, imaginative, and beautiful in contemporary music.  They specialize in the performance of 20th and 21st century piano-percussion combinations.
     According to Philip Schuessler, instructor of music theory and composition, the duo will perform works by some of the most active and forward-thinking composers from the United States and the world.
     O’Dell, known as the quirky, energetic keytarist and keyboardist in the Clibber Jones Ensemble, has recently become more involved in the New Music scene in Atlanta as the adventurous, imaginative pianist of the Chamber Cartel.  She received her master’s degree from Georgia State University with an emphasis on chamber music.
     Herrron was born with an ear for unique sounds and combines this innate sense with his passion for contemporary music. He is a founding member of several contemporary music groups including Cerberus Percussion Group, The Devil May Care Duo, Ensemble 64.8, and Chamber Cartel.  He currently teaches percussion studies at Georgia Perimeter College while working on his debut solo album featuring numerous composers, including Andy Akiho, Michael Finnissy, Marc Yeats, and Anthony Donofrio.

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