Aperture Duo



Adrianne Pope & Linnea Powell

Aperture Duo brings violin and viola chamber music into focus in the Los Angeles area. Violinist Adrianne Pope and violist Linnea Powell met in 2014 while performing in the LA-based modern music collective wild Up. After discovering a shared alma mater and a mutual hunger for rarely performed chamber music, they began exploring violin and viola repertoire and formed Aperture Duo in early 2015.

With programs ranging in style from baroque to new complexity, Aperture Duo aims to curate concert experiences that juxtapose the old and the new, foster musical connections, and jump-start conversations. Committed to exploring new sounds and pushing the limits of the violin and viola, Aperture Duo actively commissions new works to expand the already existing duo repertoire.




Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017 


Pacific Session, Recital Hall


Orange Grove Session, Recital Hall

Dr. John Koegel, 2017 Keynote Address 

“Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot”: (Re)Imagining California’s Musical Lives

Redwood Session, Recital Hall 

Maverick Session, rm. 120

Discussion Panel, moderated by Leslie La Barre and Elisse La Barre

Featuring: Annie Gosfield, Sarah Bell Reid, Pamela Madsen, John Koegel, Cory Hills, Vanessa Tomlinson, and Adrianne Pope and Linnea Powell of Aperture Duo

Eureka! Concert, Aperture Duo

6:35–7:45: Deep Listening Project

8:00pm: CSUF New Music Festival Concert, Meng Concert Hall

Vanessa Tomlinson, percussionist
Cory Hills, percussionist (Los Angeles Percussion Quartet) 

Kate Neal: Self Accusation
Vanessa Tomlinson:  Still and Moving Paper 
Paola Prestini: Walk Forward
Pamela Madsen: there will come soft rains (world premiere work)
Sarah Belle Reid (world premiere work)
Pamela Madsen:  There will be stars
(a commissioned work for percussion duo and deep listening in memory of Pauline Oliveros)

2017 Conference

The 2017 Eureka! Musical Minds of California will be presented in collaboration with the 16th Annual CSUF New Music Festival on February 25, 2017: "...to the ends of the earth" sounds from Iceland to Australia and Beyond, directed by Dr. Pamela Madsen

The 2017 conference continues to facilitate the unprecedented environment established in 2015 that showcased the diverse work created in California graduate music institutions. We look forward to presenting music created at the edge of the Pacific. 

The conference will conclude with a performance by the Eureka! 2017 Ensemble-in-Residence, Aperture Duo.