photo by Aleksandr Karjaka

photo by Aleksandr Karjaka

Mutually interested in exploring a wide range of contemporary genres, Noa Even and Stephen Klunk formed Patchwork, a Cleveland-based saxophone and drum set duo that collaborates with composers to build an eclectic body of new music. Since forming the group in 2013, Noa and Stephen have commissioned over a dozen works for their unique instrumentation. Patchwork has appeared on many college campuses, and they frequently combine performances with educational events such as composer readings, master classes, and presentations. Their recent tours included shows at Array Space in Toronto, the Bop Stop in Cleveland, Constellation in Chicago, Spectrum in New York City, and Omaha Under the Radar. Patchwork will be in residence at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute to collaborate with Hong-Da Chin on a new work during the first week of August 2017.


"The extended timbral range of Noa Even’s tenor saxophone allowed her
to blend with the sensitive varieties of attacks in Stephen Klunk’s drum
set, creating the effect of a hybrid solo instrument more than a duo."

- Jason Charney, I Care if you Listen