Mostly Modern Festival
Jun
9
to Jun 29

Mostly Modern Festival

Thrilled to be participating in the Mostly Modern Festival this summer in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Working with members of the American Modern Ensemble, and performing in the American Modern Orchestra, I will be premiering new works for orchestra and chamber ensemble as well as standards from the contemporary repertoire.

More info about the festival can be found here.

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Don Pasquale with the Berkshire Opera Festival
Aug
24
to Aug 30

Don Pasquale with the Berkshire Opera Festival

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From the Berkshire Opera Festival’s website: “We are Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF), a fully-producing summer festival that opened in 2016. Adhering to the highest standards of artistic excellence, we are committed to restoring fully-staged opera to a place of prominence in the Berkshire community.  Each summer, we present musically and dramatically compelling operatic productions, in addition to recitals and other related musical events.”

I’m very excited to join the BOF as 2nd flute/piccolo for this summer’s production of Don Pasquale by Donizetti.

Performances in Great Barrington, MA at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, August 24th at 1:00 pm and August 27th and 30th at 7:30 pm.

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Contemporary Music for Flutes at Manhattan School of Music
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Contemporary Music for Flutes at Manhattan School of Music

Join the flutists of MSM's Contemporary Performance Program in a self-curated program of contemporary music for flutes. Featuring Paul Mizzi ('19), Stefanie Proulx ('20), and Joshua Weinberg ('20) performing solos, duos, trios, and quartets with special guests Jon Clancy ('19) and Francesca Leo (Classical Flute MM '20), this evening will feature compositions by Matthew Burtner, Carolyn Chen, Mario Diaz de Leon, Thea Musgrave, Kaija Saariaho, Idin Samimi Mofakham, and Toru Takemitsu.

The performance will be in Bossi-Comelli Studio on the 7th floor of Manhattan School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave, New York, NY.

Event is FREE and open to the public!

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World Premiere of "Four Elements" for Flute and Harp
Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

World Premiere of "Four Elements" for Flute and Harp

Karen Baumgartner, flute/piccolo and Mallory McHenry, harp will premiere my new work “Four Elements.”

Each movement is an homage to an extremely influential composer. Pauline Oliveros, Kaija Saariaho, Katherine Hoover, and Shulamit Ran have each written pieces that have shaped the way I perform and write music.

Looking forward to hearing these stellar musicians perform my music in my hometown of Minneapolis, MN!

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World Premiere of "The Wasteland" for the dream songs project in Minneapolis
Mar
8
to Mar 9

World Premiere of "The Wasteland" for the dream songs project in Minneapolis

The Waste Land: Seventh Annual Concert of New Music for Voice and Guitar

Featuring the world premiere of The Waste Land by Joshua Weinberg, the Minnesota premieres of The Lone Tenement by Erin Rogers and Grapheme II after Cy Twombly by John Arrigo-Nelson, and more!

Tickets:
$15 general
$10 seniors and students

Available at the door.

Friday, March 8 at 7:30 pm- Fallout Arts, 2601 2nd Avenue S, Minneapolis
Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 pm - Studio Z, 275 4th Street, Saint Paul


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Lowertown Listening Session at Studio Z
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Lowertown Listening Session at Studio Z

Join The Dream Songs Project (Alyssa Anderson, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Spoelstra, guitar) and composer Joshua Weinberg for a preview and discussion of a new song cycle by Weinberg. Set to premiere March 8-9, the new song cycle for TDSP is a setting of poetry from T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land

Lowertown Listening Sessions invite curious listeners to enjoy adventurous sounds and insightful conversation with the music-makers of our time. Held at Studio Z, Zeitgeist’s performance space in Lowertown St. Paul, this monthly happy hour series brings guest artists from all genres of new music (jazz, classical, world music, folk, and more) for performances and informal discussion in an after-work setting with food and beverages from Lowertown eateries.

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CPP at MSM: 10th Anniversary Showcase
Feb
11
7:30 PM19:30

CPP at MSM: 10th Anniversary Showcase

Performing Ursula Mamlock’s Haiku Settings for flute and soprano with Shannyn Rinker as part of the Contemporary Performance Program 10th Anniversary celebration.

The concert also features performances by Contemporary Performance Program alumni ensembles: MIVOS String Quartet, loadbang, andPlay, the Rhythm Method, and TAK.

Ades Performance Space
Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Ave. (just north of W. 122nd St.)
New York, NY 10027

This event is FREE and open to the public. Tickets required.

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Beauty of Innuendoes
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Beauty of Innuendoes

I do not know which to prefer,

The beauty of inflections

Or the beauty of innuendoes,

The blackbird whistling

Or just after.

- Wallace Stevens from Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Join soprano Alexandra Porter, pianist Daniel Schreiner, and flutist Joshua Weinberg for an intimate evening exploring the sonic ramifications of “inflection” versus “innuendo”. Defined by Merriam-Webster as a “change in pitch or loudness of the voice,” inflection is direct expression, mediated and manipulated, yet nonetheless purposeful; by contrast, an innuendo is “an oblique or veiled allusion, hint, or insinuation” -- in other words, the antithesis of directness. How does this dichotomy between expression and suggestion play out in composed music, where the passage of time constantly warps and re-contextualizes our perception of the present moment? And how do we interpret the seemingly “direct” expressions of the natural world (like birdsong, for instance) without any trace of human subjectivity?

 Joined by percussionist Jon Clancy, we will perform Lukas Foss’s 1978 masterpiece Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, based on Wallace Stevens’ poem of the same name. Also included on the program are: Psalm 2 for solo snare drum by Sarah Hennies, selections from Olivier Messiaen’s extensive works based on birdsong, including Le Merle Noir (The blackbird) for flute and piano and Petites esquisses d'oiseaux (Little bird sketches) for solo piano; Kaija Saariaho’s Dolce Tormento for solo piccolo; and finally, Kate Soper’s theatrical and virtuosic duo Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say for soprano and flute.

Program

13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (1978) for soprano, flute, percussion, and piano - Lukas Foss [16’30”]

Psalm 2 (2010) for snare drum - Sarah Hennies [6’00”]

Le Merle Noir (1952) for flute and piano - Olivier Messiaen [6’32”]

Petites Esquisses D’Oiseaux (1985) for piano - Olivier Messiaen [12'00]

Dolce Tormento (2004) for piccolo - Kaija Saariaho [6’00”]

Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say (2012) for soprano and flute - Kate Soper [12’00’]

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NYC songSLAM World Premiere
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

NYC songSLAM World Premiere

The flagship event for Sparks & Wiry Cries, the NYC songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

My piece Kiwi Herring for soprano and piano will be premiered by Shannyn Rinker, soprano and Daniel Schreiner, piano, with words by poet Brynn Bogert.

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Footprints - presented by KnoxTrio
Jan
9
8:00 PM20:00

Footprints - presented by KnoxTrio

KnoxTrio presents "Footprints," an immersive, interdisciplinary concert program exploring sonic representations of the natural world from 1971 to the present. From George Crumb’s seminal trio Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) to Matthew Burtner’s atmospheric Snowprints (2001) to two brand new works by Victoria Romano, Ernest Ling, and Alex Ring Gray, Footprints examines changing conceptions of humans’ precarious place within the environment, and the role of music in shaping these perspectives. About 70 minutes in length, the concert will feature five musical works interspersed with thoughtfully-curated video clips, sound clips, and theatrical elements designed to heighten a sense of “narrative synesthesia”. With Footprints, KnoxTrio aims to highlight paradoxes between the often lush, sublime beauty of environmental music and the harsh realities of environmental abuse and impending climate change.

About the artists: 
KnoxTrio is an emerging flute, cello, and piano trio dedicated to experimental music. Comprised of Boston-based cellist Brianna Tagliaferro, Manhattan-based flutist Joshua Weinberg, and Brooklyn-based pianist Daniel Schreiner, KnoxTrio aims to increase the visibility of emerging femme+, trans, POC, and queer composers. Additionally, KnoxTrio seeks to re-imagine the contemporary music canon by re-framing seminal 20th-century works by incorporating visual, theatrical, and narrative elements. Brianna, Joshua, and Daniel met at the nief-norf Summer Festival in June 2017, where their interest of experimental and interdisciplinary work converged into the creation of a new chamber ensemble. Footprints will be the debut performance of KnoxTrio’s inaugural season. 

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Harvey Sollberger 80th Birthday Celebration
Oct
21
5:30 PM17:30

Harvey Sollberger 80th Birthday Celebration

Harvey Sollberger is a composer, conductor and flutist who has been active in many world musical centers. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 1938, and holds degrees from the University of Iowa and Columbia University. Performers of his music have included Pierre Boulez, Gunther Schuller, Bruno Maderna, the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, Tanglewood, and a wide array of contemporary music ensembles and international festivals. Sollberger has received support in the form of the Award of the American Institute of Arts and Letters, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and various commissions (Koussevitzky, Naumberg, Fromm, NEA). He co-founded the Group for Contemporary Music in 1962, and subsequently led new music ensembles at the Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University and the University of California, San Diego in addition to being Music Director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus from 1997 to 2005. As a performer he has given premieres of works by Babbitt, Carter, Davidovsky, Felder, Martino, Perle, Reynolds and Wuorinen, and the American premieres of music by Feldman, Holler, Risset, Scelsi, Schnittke, Stockhausen, Tiensuu and Xenakis. His published discography currently stands at over 130 items. 

I will be performing with 23 other flutist from the New York Flute Club for the world premiere of Sollberger’s Symphony “Breath.”

More information at https://www.nyfluteclub.org/calendar/NY-Flute-Club/view/Harvey-Sollberger-80th-Birthday-Celebration/2018-10-21%2017:30:00/

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Footprints - presented by KnoxTrio
Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

Footprints - presented by KnoxTrio

KnoxTrio presents "Footprints," an immersive, interdisciplinary concert program exploring sonic representations of the natural world from 1971 to the present. From George Crumb’s seminal trio Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) to Matthew Burtner’s atmospheric Snowprints (2001) to two 2018 world premieres (Victoria Romano, Ernest Ling), Footprints examines changing conceptions of humans’ precarious place within the environment, and the role of music in shaping these perspectives. About 70 minutes in length, the concert will feature five musical works interspersed with thoughtfully-curated video clips, sound clips, and theatrical elements designed to heighten a sense of “narrative synesthesia”. With Footprints, KnoxTrio aims to highlight paradoxes between the often lush, sublime beauty of environmental music and the harsh realities of environmental abuse and impending climate change.

About the artists: 
KnoxTrio is an emerging flute, cello, and piano trio dedicated to experimental music. Comprised of Boston-based cellist Brianna Tagliaferro, Manhattan-based flutist Joshua Weinberg, and Brooklyn-based pianist Daniel Schreiner, KnoxTrio aims to increase the visibility of emerging femme+, trans, POC, and queer composers. Additionally, KnoxTrio seeks to re-imagine the contemporary music canon by re-framing seminal 20th-century works by incorporating visual, theatrical, and narrative elements. Brianna, Joshua, and Daniel met at the nief-norf Summer Festival in June 2017, where their interest of experimental and interdisciplinary work converged into the creation of a new chamber ensemble. Footprints will be the debut performance of KnoxTrio’s inaugural season. 

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EASTWIND: A Farewell Flute Recital
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

EASTWIND: A Farewell Flute Recital

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Flutist Joshua Weinberg presents his last public performance (for awhile) in Minnesota before moving to New York City to pursue a Master's in Contemporary Flute Performance at Manhattan School of Music. Assisted by Michael Betz, piano.

For friends outside of Minnesota there will be a Facebook LIVESTREAM! 

Program:
D’un matin de Primtemps [1918] - Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) 

Pastorela [1947] - William Grant Still (1895-1978)

Kokopelli [1990] - Katherine Hoover (b. 1937)

First Lines (2006) - Amy WIlliams (b. 1969)

Intermission

Eastwind [1987] - Shulamit Ran (b. 1949)

Suite op. 34, for flute and piano [1877] - Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

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The Member of Some Gods by Impossible Salt
Aug
3
to Aug 12

The Member of Some Gods by Impossible Salt

AT THE MN FRINGE FESTIVAL
Friday, August 3, 7pm
Saturday, August 4, 2:30pm
Monday, August 6, 7pm
Thursday, August 9, 7pm
Friday, August 10, 7pm
Saturday, August 11, 2:30 & 7pm


Casket Arts Building
681 17th Avenue NE
Performance begins behind the building near the sculpture garden. Lot, street, and bike parking are available.

Welcome! We've got good news & bad news. The bad news: you're dead. The good news? You can live forever! 
It's confusing, but we'll guide you through it. Watch out for crocodiles, & whatever you do,
DON'T DIE AGAIN!

Click here for tickets & more info!

Emilia Seay Allen, director
Joshua Weinberg, music director & composer
Parker Genné, Sean Hansberry, Gregory Parks, & Amber Lee Olivier, ensemble
Ashley Burdash & Amber Lee Olivier, designers
Frances Olson, Nick Omeish, Joshua Weinberg, instrumentalists
Nick Omeish, Arabic Language, Music, & Culture Consultant
Tom Northenscold, photography

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Banff Centre for the Arts - Ensemble Evolution
Jun
18
to Jul 7

Banff Centre for the Arts - Ensemble Evolution

Featuring a faculty of performers drawn from the ranks of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), along with an extraordinary group of composers, improvisers, and scholars, Ensemble Evolution explores a full range of ensemble playing. 

Participants will perform established repertoire—featured in 2018 will be Olivier Messiaen’s Des Canyons aux Étoiles and Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s In the Light of Air—along with world premieres by composers George Lewis, Vivian Fung, Sabrina Schroeder, and Peter Evans.  

Over the course of the residency, participants will take over the responsibility for programming, rehearsing, and producing the concerts, resulting in a completely participant-driven day long festival at the culmination of the program. 

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Encore Wind Ensemble at Orchestra Hall
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Encore Wind Ensemble at Orchestra Hall

Join Encore Wind Ensemble as we perform in the beautiful Orchestra Hall before the Minnesota Orchestra performance of Schumann and Britten.


Program:

Old Wine in New Bottles
      Gordon Jacob
Fervent Is My Longing/Fugue in G minor
      Johann Sebastian Bach/Lucien Calliet
Suite of Old American Dances
      Robert Russell Bennett
Porgy and Bess
      George Gershwin/Ralph Herman
      David Davis, saxophone
Slavic Farwell
      Vasilij Ivan Agapkin

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St. Paul Classical Music Crawl
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

St. Paul Classical Music Crawl

RenegadeEnsemble is excited to be back at the largest Classical Music Crawl in the Twin Cities! Featuring Alyssa Anderson, mezzo-soprano and Joshua Weinberg, flute, RE will be performing at Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar in Lowertown St. Paul between 1-3 pm. Same 15 minute program will be repeated every half hour. 

Program:

Quantum Sheep for flute and mezzo-soprano - Stephen Downing

Her Disappearance for two voices extended/transformed by PVC Pipe - Bethany Younge/Kayleigh Butcher

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An Evening of Song
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Song

Performing with soprano Natalia Salemmo (www.nataliasalemmo.com) and tenor Christopher Colmenero in a recital of great works for voice, piano, and flute. 

Works will include "Bird-Song" by Michael Head and "Variations on a Swedish Folktune" by Ingolf Dahl. Tickets are donation based, pay what you want or can!

Email nataliasalemmo@gmail.com for more information.
 

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Coffee Rings (ft. German visual artist Robert Stokowy)
Apr
20
6:30 PM18:30

Coffee Rings (ft. German visual artist Robert Stokowy)

Join RenegadeEnsemble for a special music performance with German sound artist Robert Stokowy. 

From the artist's website: "[Coffee Rings] consists of relief prints that were produced by the artist. Following a written score, specifically framed for the production of this series, monotypes were made as part of an ongoing research process. I investigated the sonic potential of forms that result from indetermined production. The visual artifact becomes a silent sonic piece while it also can be read and interpreted as a visual score for further productions (sound installations, performances in dance & sound). Here the circularity of the score is used as a chance to entering [german: eindringen - to get through, to reach, to urge] the form in order to explore its structure's inner details."

Featuring performers from RenegadeEnsemble:
Joshua Weinberg, flutes
Matt Clark, percussion/electronics
Michael Betz, synthesizer

6:30 pm Coffee Talk
7:00 pm Performance
8:00 pm Social Hour/Discussion

Robert's prints will be available for sale at the event. More information about his work can be found at www.robert-stokowy.de

More information about RenegadeEnsemble at www.renegadeensemble.org 

Coffee generously provided by SIP Coffeebar

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Encore Wind Ensemble - Remembrances
Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

Encore Wind Ensemble - Remembrances

Encore Wind Ensemble
     Remembrances
Jerry Luckhardt, Conductor

Old Wine in New Bottles - Gordon Jacob
      The Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies
      The Three Ravens
      Begone, Dull Care
      Early One Morning
Fervent Is My Longing/Fugue in G minor - J.S. Bach/Lucien Calliet
Lux In Tenebris Lucet (Light Shines in the Darkness)-Darren Schmidt
     2017 Charles B. Olson Young Composer Contest Winner
Suite of Old American Dances - Robert Russell Bennett
      Cake Walk
      Schottische
      Western One-Step
      Wallflower Waltz
      Rag
Porgy and Bess - George Gershwin/Ralph Herman
Amazing Grace - traditional/William Himes
Slavic Farwell - Vasilij Ivan Agapkin

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RenegadeEnsemble presents "new mediations"
Apr
6
to Apr 7

RenegadeEnsemble presents "new mediations"

All musical experience arises from various types of mediation: an instrument mediates physical motion, a score mediates the communication of musical ideas, hearing music mediates the perception of time. The composers on this program all expand and alter various sites of mediation in new music as a means to create novel materials. You will see and hear instruments played in new ways, the voice altered, the use of video and theatrical movement, and music which invites you to experience time in a subtle manner.

Program:

sometimes/not without 1 for alto flute - Jack Langdon (2018) World Premiere  

her disappearance for two voices extended/transformed by PVC Pipe - Bethany Younge/Kayleigh Butcher (2015)

what do i do now (self-portrait) for 2vox+ens+vid - Jack Langdon (2018) World Premiere

Xerox Rock for pno/gtr/marimba - Celeste Oram (2015)

choeurs d’ombres (choir of shadows) - Eva-Maria Houben (2012) 

Performances are on April 6th and 7th at 7:30 pm
Tickets can be purchased online here

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Zeitgeist Early Music Festival featuring composer Julius Eastman
Mar
22
to Mar 25

Zeitgeist Early Music Festival featuring composer Julius Eastman

Zeitgeist’s 8th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of African American minimalist composer Julius Eastman. Eastman’s vibrant, virtuosic, and rhythmically aggressive music, and the racially and sexually charged nature of his work challenged the musical establishment and anti-establishment alike in the 1970s and 1980s, greatly impacting the trajectory of American minimalism. Lost after his death in 1990, Eastman’s music has been recently recovered is asserting its influence once again. 

Julius Eastman (1940-1990) was a composer, vocalist, and pianist. He was among a small number of 20th century African American composers who found their voice through the American experimental music tradition. Highly regarded as a performer and composer, Eastman was a member of the Creative Associates at SUNY Buffalo from 1968-1975 and part of the “downtown” NYC music scene of the late 70s and 80s. He created high-powered minimalist works, and was among the first to infuse minimalism with a pop music sensibility. He made bold social statements through his compositions, addressing bigotry and non-inclusion of African Americans and LGBTQ communities with his use of provocative titles (Evil N….rGay Guerrilla) and unconventional performance practice. A series of misfortunes and personal struggles left Eastman homeless in the mid 1980s, with much of his music confiscated when he was evicted from his home. Eastman died in Buffalo in 1990 at age 49.

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Love, Art, and the Deepest Desire
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Love, Art, and the Deepest Desire

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Join me at the Murphy Institute for an evening of song and celebration featuring soprano Elena Stabile performing two contemporary classical song cycles: Passing Melodies, Samuel Barber’s composition based on the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, and The Deepest Desire: Four Meditations on Love, Jake Hegge’s music based on the meditations of activist and author (Dead Man Walking), Sr. Helen Prejean. I will be accompanying Elena on flute for the Heggie song cycle. Also featured is Michael Betz on piano

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SongSLAM Minneapolis
Jan
11
8:00 PM20:00

SongSLAM Minneapolis

Presented by Source Song Festival in conjunction withSparks and Wiry Cries, SongSLAM! is a unique opportunity for emerging classical music composer/performer teams to premiere new art songs and compete for cash prizes. When approached by baritone Eric Broker to participate I was enthused by the idea of writing a new song for baritone and piano with the text Invictus by William Ernest Henley. This new song will be premiered next to 11 others by local Minnesotan composers on January 11th at the wonderful venue Icehouse. The audience will be voting on their favorite compositions, and the winners will be awarded $900 in cash prizes. If you're in the area on the 11th I would appreciate your support!

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