Due East

Due East (Erin Lesser, flutes, and Greg Beyer, percussion; DeKalb, IL) actively promotes new music and seeks to expand the flute and percussion duo genre through frequent commissions and premieres. The duo has performed in China, Brazil, Europe, Canada and the USA at venues such as the Beijing Modern Music Festival, the Warsaw Crossdrumming Festival, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the SEAMUS conference. Due East has given multiple performances at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention and won first prize in the 2008 National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition. Due East has performed Alex Mincek’s Double Concerto with The Knights (Bargemusic, NYC), as well as with the Northern Illinois University New Music Ensemble. Their first recording, Simultaneous Worlds, is available on Albany Records. Their second recording, Drawn Only Once, is a multi-media CD/DVD now available on New Amsterdam Records. The duo has on multiple occasions been ensemble-in-residence at Yellow Barn. Past Yellow Barn musicians (Erin: 2002-2003, 2005, 2012; Greg: 2005, 2012)