Glatter/Hubbard is the collaborative ensemble of composers/percussionists/electronic musicians Curtis Glatter and Nathan Hubbard. The duo began in 2001 when Glatter moved from Detroit Michigan to San Diego California. The main focus of their work involves new music for silent films and the duo has presented a series of concerts and a CD documenting this music. Glatter/Hubbards pieces are collaboratively composed, using percussion, sampled material, electronics and voice. They also work in a free improvisation context, both as a duo and in collaborations with percussionists Marcos Fernandes, Nate Atwood and James Burton, woodwind players Ellen Weller and Jason Robinson and turntablist Jon Calzo. Glatter/Hubbard also works together in larger contexts like the Skeleton Key Percussion Ensemble, Nathan Hubbard Skeleton Key Orchestra, the trio Troikastra and Glatters large improvising collective Ensemble Pacifique.


Curtis Glatter is an American composer, improviser and percussionist born on February 20, 1972. Glatter was raised in Dearborn Heights, Michigan and began performing at the age of eight. In 2000, Glatter graduated with a B.A. in Music Composition from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. In the past ten years, members of the Trummerflora Collective, Detroit Symphony, Pontiac Oakland Symphony and Camarada Ensemble have premiered his compositions. Glatter relocated to study in Vienna in 1999 and later the following year he was invited to study at Carnegie Hall. He has studied composition as well as classical and African percussion techniques at Henry Ford Community College, Interlochen Arts Academy and Oakland University thus affording him the luxury to utilize a wide variety of possibilities when composing and improvising. In the past 6 years, Glatter has been an invited guest to the Edgefest-Ann Arbor, Big Sur Experimental Music Festival, Spring Reverb (2005 and 2008) and December Nights Concert at Balboa Park and a featured guest on WCBN, WKPBS, WHFR, KSDS as well as given lectures on music at Coronado School of the Arts and San Diego Community College. The list of collaborators and improvisers Glatter has collaborated with includes James Cornish, The Dearborn Percussion Ensemble, Lisle Ellis, Hans Fjellestad, Marcos Fernandes, Emily Hay, Nathan Hubbard, Mike Khoury, Piotr Michaloswski, Jason Robinson, Justin Grinnell, Jules Ryan, DJ Tenshun, Al Scholl, Ellen Weller, Will Sonderberg/Defenestra, Tracy McMullen, Mark Ephram (NYC Shorebirds), Detroit's Climax Divine (1995-2000) and Joscha Oetz. Glatter is currently an active member ASCAP, a member of the TRUMMERFLORA COLLECTIVE, Founder and Co-Artistic Director for the new music concert series NEW SOUNDS DOWNTOWN in San Diego, California, a composer/performer in the collaborative ensemble Glatter/Hubbard, a member of both Nathan Hubbard Skeleton Key Orchestra and the splinter group Skeleton Key Percussion Ensemble, an affiliated member of the Center for the Promotion of Contemporary Composers and has written for the San Diego New Music Newsletter. Recordings of Glatter can also be found on the distinguished Circumvention Music, Accretions Records, White Rose, Cohort Records and the Castor And Pollux Music record labels.
Percussionist/Composer/Instrument Builder Nathan Hubbard works in many different fields, but in general his work shows a decided interest in exploring the possibilities of sound and embracing the passing of time. This interest in sound can be seen in everything from his extended sound language as an improvisor to his homemade and found instruments. The different rates of passing time become relevant as both a rhythmic impetus and defining element in his compositions and their changing definitions of form, shape and outcome. Musically his explorations range from solo improvisations through small group collaborations to large scale compositions for his twenty-six member large ensemble, Skeleton Key Orchestra. As a composer his works range from solo pieces to medium scale works for a variety of ensembles, works for tape, electronics and acoustic instruments, large works for orchestras, creative orchestras and traditional big bands as well as pieces involving text, voice and other media. In the last several years Hubbard has been more involved with musical situations incorporating acoustics, enviroments and field recordings. His work as an artist can be seen on several of his CD covers and his work as an engineer and producer can be heard on almost all of his recordings. His current projects include solo performances, collaborations with Curtis Glatter (Glatter/Hubbard), and ARC Trio, as well as leading his own quintet (Nathan Hubbard/Passengers) and the large ensemble Nathan Hubbard Skeleton Key Orchestra. In addition to all this work, Hubbard has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Roger Aplon, Martin Blume, David Borgo, Castanets, Alex Cline, Anthony Davis, Michael Dessen, Tim DuRoche, Brad Dutz, Harris Eisenstadt, Justin Grinnell, Vinny Golia, Phillip Greenlief, Rick Helzer, Bill Horist, Mike Keneally, Paul Kikuchi, Ted Killian, Steuart Liebig, George Lewis, Doug Lunn, Noah Phillips, Garth Powell, Jason Robinson, Tim Root, Scott Rosenberg, Jim Ryan, Moe! Staiano, GE Stinson, Kris Tiner, Bertram Turetzky, Phillip Wachsmann and Scott Walton.