Press Release

Transient Canvas

November 8, 2017 – by Cole Hatcher

Transient Canvas, a duo of clarinetist Amy Advocat and marimbist/percussionist Matt Sharrock, will perform a free concert Nov. 16 at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum. (Photo courtesy of Transient Canvas)

Ohio Wesleyan to Host Free Nov. 16 Performance by Acclaimed Bass Clarinet/Marimba Duo

DELAWARE, Ohio – The Boston-based duo of Amy Advocat and Matt Sharrock, performing as Transient Canvas, are “nothing short of fabulous” with innovative performances that “invite new sounds, fearless and unapologetic,” proclaims The Boston Musical Intelligencer. 

The musicians will visit Ohio Wesleyan University on Nov. 16 for two free community events. 

At 3:15 p.m., Advocat and Sharrock will hold a master class during which five OWU students will perform music that they have been composing specifically for Transient Canvas since fall semester began in August. This event will begin at 3:15 p.m. in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. 

Then at 7 p.m., Transient Canvas will perform at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum for an evening of both aural and visual art. The museum is located at 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. 

The duo, featuring clarinetist Advocat and marimbist/percussionist Sharrock, began performing together in 2011. Since then, Transient Canvas has premiered more than 75 works in performances across the United States and Europe. 

The musicians released its first album, “Sift,” in August, with KLANG New Music deeming it “one of the more refreshing things I’ve heard in recent years.” Learn more about the duo and hear music samples at

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Music, including its composition classes, at and more about the university’s Ross Art Museum at

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at