About Logarhythmic Collective
Logarhythmic Collective is a new music ensemble that is focused on bringing the fusion of Classical music and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) to new audiences. This trio of voice, saxophone, and trombone combines live instruments with EDM tracks and performs in a variety of music scene venues such as: classical concerts, clubs, and music festivals (classical or EDM).
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Larson's love for EDM has always found its way into his classical compositions in some form, but what he is doing with Logarhythic Collective is a true fusion of Classical and EDM. Combining acoustic classical instruments and fixed media has been done before, but never like this. Most works that include fixed media tracks either serve as accompaniment or are ambient in nature. The electronics generally aren't interesting and could not stand alone. They need the live instrument(s) to make them relevant.
Larson's fixed media tracks are filled with colorful melodies, timbres, and textures that are currently not within the classical arts. With a clear storyline for each work, his orchestration of the live instrument(s), and the counterpoint he creates between the live instrument(s) and the fixed media track; he is bringing the classical genre into a new age of possibilities. He has entitled this subgenre, "New Wave Classical Art Music" (NWCAM, pronounced nuke-um), and is the medium that Logarhythmic Collective plays.
Composer & Vocalist
Benjamin Morris is a Miami-based saxophonist whose multifaceted musical abilities have resulted in myriad opportunities during his promising career. Since 2017, Morris became one of three saxophonists on the New World Symphony (Michael Tilson-Thomas, artistic director) roster, with recent performances of works by Bernstein and Prokofiev. Previously, Morris completed a Master of Music degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While there, Morris won the 2017 Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition. During his time in Pittsburgh, he performed with the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, the Butler Symphony Orchestra, the Balcony Big Band, and the Tuesday Night Big Band. Morris is a founding member of the Bridges Saxophone Quartet, a modern professional sax quartet focused on bridging the gap between classical and jazz chamber music and expanding the repertoire in both genres. Currently, Morris is enrolled as a Doctor of Musical Arts student at the University of Miami where he is studying with Dale Underwood.
Thomas Edward McKee is a classically trained tenor trombonist, private instructor, composer/transcriber and self-producer currently based out of Miami, FL. Whether he’s performing the likes of romantic trombone works, creating strange noises of the contemporary variety, swinging through the jazz genre or experimenting in turning his instrument into the sound of a guitar, Thomas enjoys playing all things trombone.
Originally from the city of Pearland, TX just south of Houston, Mr. McKee attended Pearland High School where he took private lessons from Brian Logan. From there he found enjoyment in performing trombone when he auditioned for the Houston Youth Symphony and won a spot in the top ensemble where for two years he performed famous works like Shostakovich’s Symphonies 1 & 9, “Till Eulenspiegel”, Holst’s “Planets” and Wagner’s “Ride of The Valkyries” and “Siegfried.” He was also part of Texas Music Festival’s week long summer Jazz Big Band camp where he was a featured soloist for 2 years. By his senior year Mr. McKee had advanced to Texas All-State where he placed 11th chair and had the opportunity to perform in the Philharmonic Orchestra.
Out of high school Mr. McKee attended Louisiana State University where he studied with Steve Menard for 3 years and with Hana Beloglavec for the final year. Highlights at LSU included performing as a soloist alongside Wycliffe Gordon, touring with the LSU Wind Ensemble across the states of Louisiana and Texas, leading a high school master class for the “Stately Oaks” wind camp as well as performing as a featured soloist with the LSU Jazz Ensemble for the tune “Blue Cellophane.” While at LSU Mr. McKee often performed as a substitute trombonist with the Baton Rouge Symphony and Acadiana Symphony. Outside of LSU Thomas regularly performed with professional live bands “After 8,” “Boucoup Boogie,” and “Souled Out.” He also had the opportunity to perform with the “Cool Winter Nights Big Band” lead by Brian Shaw for 3 years where he recorded a Christmas album in the winter of 2016.
Mr. McKee is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Trombone Performance at the University of Miami’s highly acclaimed Frost School of Music studying with Professor Tim Conner. Since he began fall of 2017, he has performed as a principal trombonist with the Frost Wind Ensemble and Frost Symphony Orchestra and around the Miami area with his Graduate Brass Quintet. He has also led a high school master class for the Frost’s wind ensemble camp and conducted his own music arrangement for the Frost Trombone Choir. When he is not on campus shredding through orchestra excerpts or solo repertoire he can be found bingeing the latest shows on Netflix, messing around with his audio recording equipment or attempting to cook food recipes he finds on Pinterest.
Mr. McKee thanks his family for everything they have done and continue to do to make him the best man he can be.