Back to All Events

Concert: Martin Escalante, Matthew Mottel, Sarah Hughes


Sonic CIrcuits presents..
Tuesday, February 27th 2018 @ 8:00 pm         ~ $10

Martín Escalante - Photographer, filmmaker and musician. In 2012 he started his record label Sploosh Records where he releases his solo work and collaborations as well as that of other artists from México, USA, Chile, Norway and Perú. His main instrument is the alto saxophone which he has slightly modified in order to produce a wide variety of noises, multi-phonics and voice extensions.

Matthew Mottel is an internationally recognized musician and artist, performing most notably with Talibam! since 2003. He has worked with Karole Armitage, Rhys Chatham, Cooper-Moore, Yasuano Tone and many others.

Sarah Hughes is an alto saxophonist, composer, and music educator from Pasadena, Maryland. She is a free improviser who enjoys creating within and on top of many genre frameworks including jazz, swing, blues, folk pop, and rock.  On the collegiate level, Sarah studied first with the classical saxophonist, Dale Underwood, at the University of Maryland. She received a bachelor’s degree in instrumental music education in 2008 and taught beginning band and strings programs for Prince George’s County for five years.  In 2013 Sarah left the DMV to pursue a master’s degree in jazz saxophone performance from the England Conservatory in Boston. There, she studied with Jerry Bergonzi, Ran Blake, Anthony Coleman, and Donny McCaslin. She recorded with Anthony Coleman on his album "You", as well as in performed with him at The Stone and Roulette in New York.  She received her degree in 2015 and returned to the DMV in 2016.  Since graduating, Sarah has toured Sweden as part of their first annual Women in Jazz Festival, and has shared the bill, opening for great free improvisers such as Joe Morris, Nicole Mitchell, Fay Victor, William Parker, Hamid Drake, and Ken Vandermark.  She performs regularly in solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble formats at such local venues as Rhizome, An Die Musik, and Mobtown Ballroom.  She serves as adjunct faculty at Towson University and McDaniel College.