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Alaska Electronic Orchestra

Join us in the HCOA gallery for a unique and unforgettable performance by the Alaska Electronic Orchestra as Rick Zelinsky and  Yngvil Vatn Guttu  collaborate to bring Homer a one of a kind musical experience. Rick, showcasing his mastery of various saxophones and the electronic wind synthesizer, and Yngvil, captivating with trumpet, flutes, and guitar, blend elements of classical, jazz, nature, and electronic music, transcending genres. Their unique exploration of sound is electrifying and wholly their own.

Pre Concert discussion- 6pm

Anyone curious about electronics and music, come to AEO’s pre-show demo where Rick and Yngvil talk about the inspirations for their compositions, the creative and technical process to bring those ideas to fruition, and demonstrate how the gear works !

Saturday, June 15th at 7pm in the HCOA Gallery

*suggested donation $15-$30 

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Learn more about the musicians:

Rick Zelinsky 

Rick is a saxophone & woodwind artist. He teaches band and jazz band in the Anchorage School District and is a volunteer Buddhist meditation teacher, teaching Sunday classes Sep-May. Rick has been in Alaska for the last 27 years dedicating his life to performing and teaching.

 In 2021, Rick performed in the Alaska World Arts Festival duo with Yngvil Vatn Guttu, Spenard Jazz Festival and published five original compositions in the publication “Alaska Real Book.” Rick performs regularly in Alaska and is founder and director of the state’s popular summer band program, Alaska Band, celebrating it’s 20th anniversary (2020). Rick regularly plays soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, bass and alto clarinets; flutes, midi wind controller and enjoys playing both jazz and classical music.

In 2022-23 Rick created the Alaska Electric Orchestra ensemble (AEO) and concert series supported, in part, by a grant from the Atwood Foundation, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts

Yngvil Vatn Guttu 

Norwegian – born musician and composer Yngvil is a spirited, multi-talented stage performer and band leader. Yngvil plays the trumpet, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards and willow flute – a Norwegian overtone instrument – and occasionally breaks into song… She runs a jazz festival in Alaska a free improv group in New York City and a “Purpose Built Orchestra ” in Oslo , Norway

Yngvil Tours with her one-person jazz project “POCKET JAZZ” and does artist residencies across the USA and beyond.