Central Ohio native Matt Sharrock and clarinetist Amy Advocat make up Transient Canvas, formed out of the pair's shared interest in framing the idea of just what contemporary classical music is and providing an outlet for new work by contemporary composers. "Our concerts are a cross-section of what's happening in contemporary music," Sharrock said. Columbus native Adam Roberts is among the composers to be featured on the Nov. 11 concert, sponsored by the Johnstone Fund for New Music.

Central Ohio native Matt Sharrock and clarinetist Amy Advocat make up Transient Canvas, formed out of the pair's shared interest in framing the idea of just what contemporary classical music is and providing an outlet for new work by contemporary composers.

"Our concerts are a cross-section of what's happening in contemporary music," Sharrock said.

Columbus native Adam Roberts is among the composers to be featured on the Nov. 11 concert, sponsored by the Johnstone Fund for New Music.

Sharrock said the duo started "by accident." As a freelance percussionist in Boston following his graduation from Boston Conservatory (where he currently serves on faculty), Sharrock said he was looking for ways to carve out a portion of his musical career that was self-determinant.

"I love chamber music. I was asking everyone I knew or met if they wanted to read music together. Amy took me up on it."

Transient Canvas has premiered 50 new works in its history.

"There's a misconception about what's modern," Sharrock said. "These works represent today's climate in 'classical' music."