Projects & Discography
"Pear Tree & Partridge"
Artisan Music Duo & Music and Lifestyle Blog
Laura Randall and Mary Vanhoozer, a duo of Renaissance women who love to make music, engage in rich conversation and share the gift of beauty in the everyday through a variety of creative outlets. Our shared passions have led us to Pear Tree and Partridge: more than simply a music duo, our musical and creative collaboration also represent a way of living. Our goal is to share this creative journey with you, as well as the beauty, meaning, and joy that can emanate from engaging with art in the ordinary to make life extra-ordinary. www.peartreeandpartridge.com Launced December 2017
"Wires & Woods"
A Period Performance Band
Join Laura, Nelli Jabotinsky (violin), Andrew Koutroubas (cello), and Kevin Devine (harpsichord & hurdy-gurdy) and explore music of yesteryear yet sometimes nearer, both highbrow and low, in this fun and never too grand period performance band. Spring 2016-Present
"Fullness of Time"
Cross-genre, collaborative project with illustrator Deborah Alexander
Fullness of Time is a set of 25 illustrations by Deborah Alexander tracing the stories of Advent from Genesis to Revelation. Project concept includes commissioned music inspired by select illustrations from the 25, a concert program presented in a gallery display of the complete set, and a recording and illustrated book production. Project in progress.
Chamber music and theater project with actress Faith Whitacre
Title TBD. The Vignettes project will explore the juxtaposition of chamber music with theater vignettes strung together by a common narrative or theme. Project in progress.
"The Artsy Entrepreneur"
Career development and arts entrepreneurship blog for musicians
Blog concept includes interviews with artists from different disciplines, a “bookshelf” of career development resources complete with reviews of the contents, articles on launching projects, practice tips, audition tips, marketing, the multi-faceted lifestyle of artists in the 21st century, and bridging the gap between college and career. Project in Progress
Contemporary Improvisation Band
Broken Barriers is a collaborative contemporary improvisation band dedicated to raising awareness of social justice issues through music, spoken word, visual art, and sound design founded by Yui Kitamura (BU School of Music, BM Piano Performance/MM Music Education), Aubrey Dube (BU School of Theatre, MFA Sound Design), and Laura Randall (BU School of Music, DMA Historical Performance). Spring 2016
"Essence of a Carol"
Recording project & CD
Featuring the arrangements of Stephen Burks. Includes 3 Bonus Tracks of original Christmas Carols by Stephen & Laura Nealy Burks. Proceeds to benefit the East Asia Arts Partnership, GoodCity Arts and the Halo Ensemble tour and arts outreach activities in Thailand. Fall 2012.
International artist collaborative and chamber orchestra.
Founder and Director. The Halo Ensemble's mission is to create engaging, communicative events that transform lives through chamber music collaboration, large ensemble and self-conducted orchestra projects, cross-genre initiatives, and community programs. Highlighted activities include a tours to Finland in 2009 and performances in the Helsinki Festival in 2010, a tour to Thailand in January 2013 and collaborations with Xaris Dance and the Time Canvas chamber music improvisation project. 2009 - 2013.
Various Outreach and Aesthetic Education Projects
United States, Canada, & Europe
Performed, organized and created content for community music concerts and education projects. Collaborations include From the Top (Boston, MA), Enoch Pratt Children’s Library (Baltimore, MD), Brookshire Nursing Home (Brookshire, TX), and Arkadian Yhteislyseo (Upper Secondary School, Klaukkula, Finland). 1995-Present.