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 Steve Norton – upcoming work & appearances

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Performance/presentation archive with media


Read my MFA thesis, entitled From Harmony to the Field.


Press (“The First Art Newspaper on the Net”) posted a brief article about the Unbearable Beauty show at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech in which Requiem can be heard, through April 24, 2021. (January, 2021)

Museum of Design Atlanta’s Environmental Programs and Education Coordinator, Malaysia Marshall, took an interview with me about Requiem. It can be found on MoDA’s website in their Designing RE Climate Change on-line section. (April, 2020)

Writer Deirdre Fleming’s article/interview about Requiem is in the Portland Press Herald’s “Outdoors” section. (January 26, 2020)

Maine Audubon director Melissa Kim’s article/interview about Requiem is included in the Winter 2019–20 issue of Maine Audubon’s HABITAT magazine. Scroll to the bottom of the Habitat page to find the Winter 2019–20 issue, and see page 8. (December, 2019)

Writer Hadley Green’s article/interview with me about Requiem is on the “ARTery” pages on the WBUR website. (March, 2019)

Jazz writer Gordon Marshall’s interview with me is at at (April, 2010)


Musical biography / discography




Recent sound work – My recent electroacoustic work is up on my soundcloud page.

Solo improvisation – For a full description, see this page.

Duck That – This group was formed to focus on game calls (!) as a sound source. I play saxophones, large clarinets, percussion and game calls with Angela Sawyer (electronics, voice, game calls), Jesse Kenas-Collins (cornet, clarinet, objects, game calls) and, occasionally, Josh Jefferson (alto sax, bass clarinet, game calls).

Endguys, the working title of my 20-plus-year collaboration with Matt Samolis. [ more ]

Kilter, with Curt Newton on percussion and me on reeds. Straight-up free improv, building on our 20+ years of playing together. [ more ]

Symptomatic, with Vic Rawlings on analog electronics and me on reeds. Obstinate strata; solid blocks of texture. [ more ]

Ricochet, with Noell Dorsey, voice and myself on reeds. Delicate filigree and woodland animal sounds. Can be very quiet. [ more ]

LMNo!, with Lucio Menagon on guitar and me on reeds; both of us on electronics. Shifting, evolving sonic mayhem. [ more ]

Farmhands, wherein Arkm Foam and I take on wheelbarrows, manure rakes, piano harps and a whole lot of reeds. [ more ]

Grizzler is an improvising large ensemble lead by Dave Gross. Numbering anywhere between 9 and 13 (and sometimes more!) players, Grizzler concentrates its energies on the layering of individual voices and the intersection of the ensemble and the space. I primarily play baritone saxophone and bass clarinet. The group has no Web site yet, but Dave Curry (our violist) wrote a nice blog entry about the band here.

Steve Lacy’s Tips: The trio of Noell Dorsey (voice), Matt Samolis (flute) and myself on bass clarinet gathered for a period to perform Steve Lacy’s epigrammatic opus, Tips. [ more ]

Glacier Harvest (An MP3 album by Steve Norton & Matt Samolis)

Means of Production This is my on-line and CD-R label.

debris (my band for 12 years, 1986 – 1998)