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Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum present

Composer Spotlight Series


Jack Straw Productions
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
FREE

Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum present Composer Spotlight, a series of talks and performances by composers, musicians, and scholars of new and innovative music every second Wednesday of each month.

Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composer Forum present

Composer Spotlight:
JESSE CANTERBURY
Vertigo

Wed, December 8, 7:30pm

Jesse Canterbury will discuss the process of composing and recording music for his latest Jack Straw-supported album (recorded through his 2009 Jack Straw artist residency), Vertigo, which features the talents of Joanne de Mars (cello), Chris Stover (trombone), and Tom Baker (guitar). The discussion will touch on the subjects of the album’s unique instrumentation as well as the challenge of crafting a coherent and cohesive CD’s worth of music. Recorded musical examples, both from the finished album and from outtakes, will be played to illustrate the process.

Clarinetist Jesse Canterbury has worked in new music spanning modern classical music, improvisation, and avant-jazz. He has performed some of the masterworks of the modern literature, such as the Quartet for the End of Time and Pierrot lunaire, and has participated in many premieres of new works by Pacific Northwest composers. He has recorded a critically acclaimed album of music for two clarinetists in collaboration with William O. Smith, titled collage/décollage, which features several world-premiere recordings of Smith’s music, as well as commissions from Tom Baker and Canadian composer and clarinetist François Houle. Additionally, he is a member of several “avant-jazz” ensembles, most notably the Tom Baker Quartet, the Tom Varner Tentet, and Andrew Boscardin's Zubatto Syndicate. His most recent work can be heard on the album Vertigo, released in October 2010 on Present Sounds Records. Canterbury is currently working on music for a new project, called Crosstalk. He can be heard on Present Sounds, Capstone, Omnitone, and New World Records.

Next Composer Spotlight: Wednesday, January 12, 7:30pm
Malic Amalya and Jac Nelson: Drifting

About Composer Spotlight

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 contact us at arts@jackstraw.org.


About Washington Composers Forum

The Washington Composers Forum is a non-profit arts organization that nurtures the creation, performance, and dissemination of new music by composers living in Washington State. Since its founding in 1984, WCF has produced concerts, readings, and lectures in the U.S. and Canada, representing many composers in the region. Visit their website for more information.
Composer Spotlight History
Below is a complete listing, by year, of all past presenters in the series.
2010
Garrett Fisher
Curtis Taylor
Samantha Boshnack & Reptet
Rachel Matthews
Tiffany Lin
Cynthia Dillard
Huck Hodge
Phillip Arnautoff
Urtaa Gantulga
Ryan Hare
2009
Emily Doolittle
Randal Bays
Christopher Roberts
Marcus Oldham & Chenoa Egawa
Michael Nicolella
Donald Craig
Srivani Jade
Christopher DeLaurenti
Munir Beken & Gus Denhard
Susie Kozawa, Esther Sugai, & Serge Gregory
Aono Jikken Ensemble
Lesley Sommer
2008
Gust Burns
Hope Wechkin
Dennis Rea
Anna Homler
Bill Smith (William O. Smith)
Tom Baker
Tom Varner
Bruce Hamilton
Joshua Kohl & Jeff Huston
Michael Owcharuk
Sean Osborn
Richard Johnson
2007
Sarah Bassingthwaighte
Ryan Hare
Brad Sherman
Wally Shoup
Steve Cavit
Paul Rucker
Martin Bresnick
Tim Root
Dean Moore
Eric Lanzillotta
Brandon Pettit
Kevin Patton
2006
Douglas Kahn
Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)
Alan Lechusza
Patrick Stoyanovich
Gabriela Lena Frank
Wayne Horvitz
Arun Chandra
Donald J. Stewart
Kotoka Suzuki feat. Eric Rynes
Evan Flory Barnes
Joe Colley
Bonnie Miksch and Christopher Penrose
2005
Joe Diebes
Karen Thomas
Doublends Verts: Tom Swafford, Adam Diller, Annie Lewandowski
S. Lyn Goeringer
John Mackey
Dempster, Domingues, Weikel
Arun Chandra
Joshua Parmenter
Eric Mandat
Richard Karpen
Christopher DeLaurenti
Joel-Francois Durand
2004
Ken Benshoof
Gerhard Samuel
Wrick Wolff
Steve Layton
Robert HP Platz
Degenerate Art Ensemble
Laura Kaminsky
Keith Eisenbrey
Adam Diller
Wayne Horvitz
Linda Waterfall
Lesli Dalaba
2003
Ela Lamblin & Leah Mann
Trimpin
David Mahler
Christi Denton & Celeste Hutchins
Steve Roden
Tom Baker
Nate Brown with Gary Fukushima
Ray Holman
Peter Seibert
Robin Holcomb
Curtis Taylor
Amy Rubin
2002
Ela Lamblin & Leah Mann
Trimpin
David Mahler
Christi Denton & Celeste Hutchins
Steve Roden
Tom Baker
Nate Brown with Gary Fukushima
Ray Holman
Peter Seibert
Robin Holcomb
Curtis Taylor
Amy Rubin
2001
Present Sounds Recordings
Janice Giteck and Judith Roche
Cindy McTee
Mina Miller
Benjamin Boretz
Bob Barraza and KT Niehoff
Jin Hi Kim
Munir Nurettin Beken
Sean Osbourn
Marcos Carmona
Koo Nimo
Jay Clayton
Carolyn Graye
2000
Jovino Santos Neto
Kevin Goldsmith
Michael Shannon
Jim Knodle
Janice Giteck
Mark Polishook
Chen Yi and Robert Sirota
Yu Ping Chen
Lynette Westendorf
David Paul Mesler
Musicians Accord
Elizabeth Falconer
1999
Suzie Kozawa
Samuel Jones
Gerhard Samuel
Christopher DeLaurenti
Christopher Shainin
Mathew Sperry
Gavin Borchert
Keith Eisenbrey
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