Based in Columbus, Ohio, the contemporary music flute and saxophone duet, Tower Duo (flutist, Erin Helgeson Torres and saxophonist, Michael Rene Torres,) has been performing together since 2007 and focuses on the music of living composers. Tower Duo's performances are innovative and narrative driven and often explore improvisation, multi-media, and collaboration with other arts. The Duo has since performed all across the United States at schools, conferences, arts venues, and festivals, including artist residencies at several universities (30+). Highlights include the Omaha Chamber Music Society’s Eko Nova series, the Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project’s Re:Sound New Music Festival, the Brevard Music Center Festival and Institute, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Society of Composers, Inc. conferences, North American Saxophone Alliance conferences, as well as guests artist appearances during the contemporary music festivals of Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Ball State University, and Capital University. Tower Duo recently recorded their debut album, Crosswind, which features the Duo’s favorite collaborations with composers from the first decade of their artistic work. Crosswind was released by Ravello Records under the PARMA Recordings label in January of 2019. In April 2024, Tower Duo is set to premiere “Mountains upon Mountains Like Waves Upon Waves” for Flute, Saxophone, and Orchestra by award winning composer, Evan Williams, as soloists with the Lima Symphony Orchestra.
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