Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Seattle Harmonic Voices perform some beautiful harmonic (overtone) singing improvisation games new and old, as well as Heart and Mind Arches, a loop based vocal improvisation, by Jim Cole director of the Spectral Voices – a piece transcribed for six overtone singers.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Cellist Caroline Stinson was born in Edmonton, Canada and lives in New York City. Known for her expressive and personal interpretation of new works, Ms. Stinson is sought after for performances of both traditional and contemporary repertoire. This program of works for solo cello includes John Harbison's Suite, Steven Stucky's Dialogi, Elliott Carter's Figment, and Le Nom (Upperline), written for her by Andrew Waggoner, interspersed with movements of Bach's Suites in E flat and C Major.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Seattle composer and pianist S. Eric Scribner presents four pieces from the StormSound Cycle. A recent set of aleatory/improvisational compositions for various instruments and prerecorded sound, the Cycle is based on processed ambient nature sounds originally recorded by Jonathon Storm, and uses graphic scores that resemble landscapes. With Mary Kantor, clarinet; Stuart Dempster, trombone; Neal Meyers, guitar; and Dean Moore, gongs.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Pianist Gust Burns leads a 15-member chamber orchestra in the newest in a series of compositions - duration, disjunction, relation. The pieces explore timbre, duration, silence, structure/form, and the way these are created and dealt with in an improvising context.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Duo Juum is an electro-acoustic improvisation ensemble founded in 2006 by Hugo Solís (piano, electronics) and Gabriela Villa (viola, voice, text). Both musicians, native Mexicans, share interdisciplinary interests and education which include music, music technology, digital media and speech. Tonight they present Conjuration of the Memory, a new work based on a text by Villa.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Flutists Jennifer Rhyne and Paul Taub perform an exciting and varied program of contemporary works, using amplified flutes, alto flutes, piccolos, distortion and delay pedals, prerecorded sound, and spatial movement. Works by Higdon, Yun, Dahl, Glass, Takemitsu, Kyr, a premier by Tacoma composer James L. Brown, and more.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
November 1 - 15; presented by Wayward Girls Productions. Seattle Times review; Sally Anderson's review on Paul Dorpat's blog. Good Shepherd Center resident artist Mary Welch curates this group installation of life-sized, bio-degradable coffins suspended from the ceiling of the Good Shepherd Center chapel. Participating artists include Baltic Telegraph Company, Maisoui Barham, Clay Blankenship, Alex Branch, Johnny Chalapatas, Julie Custer, Ben Darby, Kathleen Doherty Goldfarb, Michael Dunlop, Jill Foote-Hutton, Christiana Hedlund, Wendy Lawrence, Matthiu Mendieta, Barbara Menele, Teresa Redden, Connie Sabo, Jere Smith, Joshua Waddell, Mary Welch, Mark Willson, with sound by Steve Peters.