A co-presentation by Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum
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Kevin often performs his own work in both instrumental improvisation and interactive chamber music and has performed in Europe, Japan, and throughout North America. The Aphasia Project, a multi-media performance art duet with visual artist Carmen Montoya, integrates video, interactive and generative environments, and performance art in both a concert and instillation setting. "The audio and video components of Aphasia Project form intertwined frameworks for interpretation. Mutually dependent on each other for meaning, the sounds and visuals of Aphasia Project pieces form a semiotic synergy that comes alive in performance" (The WIRE, 11/4/05) His most recent project, GrayCode, combines electronic instrument design, machine improvisation with experimental jazz practice in collaboration with percussionist Frederick Kennedy and clarinetist and composer Butch Rovan.
Kevin's music and ideas have been presented at the Electronic Music Studies (EMS) International conference in Beijing, China, and the Visiones Sonoras festival in Morelia, Mexico, among many. His work in the development of a notation system for interactive chamber music will be published this fall by the British journal Organised Sound. Kevin holds a Master of Music degree in jazz studies and composition from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts Degree from Brown University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in electronic music and multimedia composition at Brown University.
Listen to music by Kevin Patton at his Myspace.
Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum present
Transport Concert Series
Thursday, December 13, 7:30pm
The Reeds Concert continues the Transport series of performances by international and local artists. Clarinetist Sean Osborn will premiere Chaconne by Seattle composer Keith Eisenbrey, Clarinet Sonata by English composer Michael Finnissy, and Dante Dances (Danzi d'Inferno) by University of Texas composer Dan Welcher. Rhonda Kline will accompany on piano.
Greg Sinibaldi will premiere works for saxophone and electronics, including Cracked Across the Brow by Kevin Patton, and 101-46 by York University composer Renée Walrafen.
The evening includes recorded music chosen from a call for scores and accompanied by video created by Northwest filmmakers ForeignAmerican Pictures, as part of Washington Composers Forum's Interval series.
Photo by Jessica Oyanagi
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The Composer Spoltight series is presented by Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum (WCF). This series of talks and performances of new music highlights an innovative composer or performer every second Wednesday of each month at Jack Straw Productions. If you are a composer and would like to present at a Composer Spotlight event, please conatct arts manager Van Diep.
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