Molly Barth released a new, surreal, music video this week of Philippe Hurel’s Loops. The video was filmed on location at the McKenzie Pass Lava Fields in Central Oregon by Blue Dot Productions, and directed by Jack Ryan.
Barth is assistant professor of flute at the University of Oregon (2008-present) and has taught at Willamette University (2006-08) and held residencies at the University of Chicago (2000-06) and at the University of Richmond (2004-06).
Described as “ferociously talented” (The Oregonian), Grammy-Award winning flutist Molly Barth is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, specializing in the music of today. As a founding member of the new music sextet eighth blackbird, Barth toured extensively throughout the world, recorded four CDs with Cedille Records, won a 2008 Grammy (“Best Chamber Music Performance””), and was granted the 2000 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, first prize at the 1998 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the 1998/2000/2002 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, first prize at the 1997 Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and first prize at the 1996 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Currently, as co-founder of the Beta Collide New Music Project, Barth collaborates with individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines such as music, art, sound sculpture and theoretical physics. In addition to her work with eighth blackbird and Beta Collide, Barth has performed chamber music with Fear No Music (Portland, OR), Third Angle New Music Ensemble (Portland, OR), MusicNow, the Fulcrum Point New Music Project, and Contempo Performances (Chicago, IL). Orchestral experience includes principal flute with the Salem Chamber Orchestra (Salem, OR), acting second flute with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra (Portland, OR), acting second flute with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra (Eugene, OR) and substitute principal flute with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (Cincinnati, OH).