Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum present
Composer Spotlight Series
Jack Straw Productions 4261 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA98105
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. For more information about Composer Spotlight artists and the series, click here.
Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composer Forum present
Composer Spotlight: Curtis Taylor Abstract Change Pleasure
Wed, February 10th,
Curtis Taylor is a narrative filmmaker. In Seattle he operated the underground theater Vodvil from 1996 to 2006, and under these auspices created original folk operas, cabarets, recitals and sound art installations. His recent work has combined mannered musical languages (murder ballads, sacred choir and opera) with historic stage traditions (ballet, vaudeville and burlesque) to consider themes of art, life and time. He is currently in residency at New City Theater in Seattle, at work on a project that explores flying dreams and suicide.
His talk will feature a screening of two short music films made possible by Jack Straw’s Artist Support Grant (Bachianas No. 5 and Church Weather). He will also present a brief lecture on, variously, the incompatible vocabularies of cinema and opera, the compatible vocabularies of cinema and automobiles, and a mystery in music that cannot be penetrated.
Coming Up: Wednesday, March 10th, 7:30pm: TBA
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.