|Jack Straw Cultural Center 2019 Artist Support Program residencies
2019 Jack Straw Artist Support Program
Artists/Teams selected for the 2019 Artist Support Program are:
Dakota Camacho: Guma' Matao, an inter-disciplinary ritual activation exploring inter-cultural responsibility and ancestral knowing.
ings: Produce an 8-song album of lullabies for children and adults, focusing on universal themes of self-acceptance, kindness, and joy.
Briggan Krauss: CLAP, a suite of seven compositions written for the "String and Reed Quartet" featuring Krauss, Wayne Horvitz, Beth Fleenor, and Dylan van der Schyff.
Natasha Marin: Black Imagination: A series of recording circles featuring diverse representations of Black Joy--stories, testimonies, and dynamic soundscapes that explore the vastness of the Black Imagination.
SassyBlack: Recording tracks for her third album, Ancient Mahogany Gold, which dissects her journey in the world as a Black Queer woman.
Seattle Art Song Society: Create recordings of each of the 5 recitals taking place for their 18-19 season, "One Voice."
Seattle Modern Orchestra: Record a range of contemporary and 20th century works for chamber ensemble, showcasing the group's versatility.
Mako Willett: Recordings of Okinawan music, both folk and classical, on the sanshin.Julie Cascioppo: I Love Being Abroad audio podcast: Record her memoirs, 10 specific stories, as a spoken and musical podcast.
James Falzone: T'ien Ti Jen (heaven, earth, people): Three pieces for clarinets, Native American flutes, piano, ritual bells, and shruti box that explore themes of Taoist contemplation.
C.R. Grimmer: Audio support for the Poetry Vlog, a YouTube channel and podcast designed to build social justice coalitions through poetry and pop culture discussion.
Dylan Hayes: The Hayes/Lecouturier/Knapp Collective will record their first album since the original band's (Jim Knapp Orchestra) 2002 album.
Inverted Space Ensemble: Produce a studio recording of five new works from Seattle composers written within unconventional, microtonal tuning systems.
Gregg Miller: The Improvised Event: Racer Sessions recorded: Record on-location and edit four Racer Sessions at Cafe Racer, plus follow-up participant interviews at Jack Straw --a query into the nature of collective improvisation.
O/TYPONEXUS: Nuclear Recitals, Vol. I: Lubomyr Melnyk: Edit, master, and arrange audiovisual recordings of original, site-specific, en-plein-air performance by world's fastest pianist at nuclear site for global release of multimedia environmental art compilation.
Sharon Park: Songs for No Words: Original solo piano compositions on acoustic piano.
Tom Varner and the "Sound Vespers" Mixed Ensemble: A meditative sound collaboration of four field recording artists, five trumpets, French horn, trombone, and percussion.
Tekla Waterfield: Record and produce an album of all original new music.
2019-20 Jack Straw New Media Gallery Program
The Jack Straw New Media Gallery is one of the world's only exhibition spaces focused primarily on sound art. Artists from various disciplines can present installation works in which sound is an integral or exclusive element, and the program enables artists to experiment with sound and to develop new skills and ideas in a supportive setting. Artists/teams are selected to receive 20 hours of free studio time with an engineer to realize the sound component of their project, and to exhibit their completed project in our gallery for 6-10 weeks. Gallery exhibitions include an opening reception, artist talk/workshop/performance, and other events. This year our panel chose four artists to show in the gallery in 2019-2020.
Artists selected for the 2019-2020 New Media Gallery Program:
Luann Bice: eng(aging) change: a multiple media installation
Cameron Perry Fraser: Transductive Long Wire Arrays
Julia Freeman: Snakes in the Grass
Yun Mi Her: Boooooooooooooooooooooooooorrrring (working title)
2019 Artist Support Program Panelists
Angelina Baldoz has been performing inside and out of theaters, cafes, music clubs, concert halls, churches, parties, festivals, backyards and the beyond for 30 years and has worked extensively with choreographers for over 22. Since 2014 Angelina in collaboration with Katherine Cohen founded Mother Tongue Arts, a two headed Art making machine, and has created exciting new works in visual arts , performance, songwriting and video works. Her main instrumental focus has been 30 plus years on the trumpet, over a decade with electric bass, has worked extensively with electronic instruments and more recently vocals. Playing electric bass she toured through Europe and America with the visionary rock band Earth also featuring the brilliant cellist Lori Goldston. Angelina was the sole composer for 8 years for Salt Horse, a performance company led by Angelina, Corrie Befort and Beth Graczyk, creating multiple evening-length works around the northwest, and beyond. Education of her discipline and craft have been a crucial aspect to her artistry studying with such luminaries as Deborah Hay, Stuart Dempster and the legendary Carol Kaye, amongst many other brilliant artists.
Knox Gardner is the publisher of Entre Ríos Books, a queerly run poetry press in Seattle. He organized the Jackson Street Jazz Walk for its first four years. He was a Jack Straw Artist Support Program artist in 1999.
Ha-Yang Kim creates new music as a composer and cellist, regularly collaborating with ensembles and artists in festivals and performance venues throughout the world. Drawing from a breadth of western classical music, American experimentalism, rock, electronic, noise, avant-improv, to non-western sources, Kim's music is inspired by acoustic phenomena, ritual ceremonial processes, and characterized by an organic visceral lyricism of sound influenced by the East Asian sense of space and emptiness. Monograph recordings of compositions released on Tzadik Records. Worked with diverse range of artists including Cecil Taylor, Meredith Monk, John Zorn, Beyoncé, Terry Riley, indie rock band The National, Kronos Quartet, Louis Andriessen, and Bang on a Can. Has been Artist-In-Residence at NYC’s Roulette Intermedium and ISSUE Project Room, Harvard, Princeton, Brandeis Universities, Dartmouth College. Grants, awards and fellowships from Jerome Foundation, Hemera Foundation, ASCAP, Meet the Composer, American Music Center, Argosy Foundation. Dedicated to cross-cultural exchange, social transformation, and education, Kim has conducted workshops with Berber youth communities in Morocco, performed at youth detention centers in the Bronx, performed alongside gamelan orchestras in Bali, and performed for the UN Humanitarian Aid Campaign. She teaches music at Cornish College of the Arts.
Riz Rollins is a DJ (live and on the radio at KEXP 90.3 FM) and writer who has been a key part of Seattle's cultural landscape since the late 1980s. He was a 1997 Jack Straw Writer, in the inaugural year of the Jack Straw Writers Program.
2019-20 New Media Gallery Panelists
Nina Bozicnik is associate curator at the Henry Art Gallery, at the University of Washington. At the Henry she has organized the exhibitions Between Bodies (2018), Martha Friedman: Castoffs (2018), The Time. The Place. Contemporary Art from the Collection (2017), MOTHA and Chris E. Vargas present: Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects (2016), and Michelle Handelman: Irma Vep, The Last Breath (2015), among others. Before joining the team at the Henry, she held curatorial positions at the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire and at the deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts. She holds an MA in Art History and Museum Studies from Tufts University.
Michelle de la Vega is a multidisciplinary, installation, and social practice artist in Seattle. Her large-scale ventures endeavor to push social and aesthetic boundaries through community dialogue, concept driven materiality and community investment on a wide scale. Michelle was recently commissioned to create a permanent outdoor sculpture for Sound Transit’s Light Rail Station at the new Kent / Des Moines location, and she is excited to be a guest curator for the 2019 Bellwether Grand Connection exhibition. Michelle was named as an Artist of the Year in 2017 by City Arts Magazine, facilitates a women’s art program in the King County Jail in partnership with The Organization for Prostitution Survivors, and is a beekeeper.
Juan Pampin is Professor of Music Composition at University of Washington and founding faculty member of the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), for which he currently serves as Director. He received an MA in Composition from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon, France, and a DMA in Composition from Stanford University, where he studied with composer Jonathan Harvey. Juan Pampin's work explores the concepts of site, memory, and materiality using algorithmic strategies to produce aural phenomena. His sound installations –consisting of site-specific and immersive sonic environments– have been exhibited at many international venues and festivals. Juan Pampin's music compositions –including pieces for instrumental, digital, and mixed media– have been performed around the world by world-class soloists and ensembles. His “Percussion Cycle” –recorded by Les Percussions de Strasbourg– has been recently released on CD by Sargasso Records, London.