Ryan Nestor + Meerenai Shim
multimedia & improvisatory works for contrabass flute and percussion
Multimedia works by percussionist Ryan Nestor with solo contrabass improvisation set from Meerenai Shim, plus post-concert conversation with Charissa Noble.
Ryan Nestor is a percussionist specializing in contemporary music. As a performer, Nestor has commissioned and premiered numerous solo and chamber works. He is a former member of the percussion ensemble Red Fish Blue Fish and has performed alongside groups such as the International Contemporary Ensemble and The Bang on a Can All-Stars. Nestor earned the DMA degree from the University of California, San Diego, the MM from Stony Brook University, and the BMME from the University of Kentucky.
Flutist Meerenai Shim promotes contemporary work through myriad channels, including as a solo performer, her chamber ensembles, her record label, and her own discography of three albums. Shim has performance credits across the United States, including within the Soundwave Biennial in San Francisco, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the National Flute Association’s annual Conventions, and numerous universities. Shim holds degrees from San Francisco State University (M.M.) and DePaul University (B.M.).