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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:
MALIC AMALYA and JAC NELSON
Drifting

Wed, January 12, 7:30pm

Filmmaker Malic Amalya, a Jack Straw Resident Artist, and musician Jac Nelson, of Black Tail Dear, will speak about their collaboration on the film Drifting (16mm / 2010), which was supported by Jack Straw’s Artist Support Program. The presentation will include a live performance by Black Tail Dear, accompanying a screening of the 16mm print.

Drifting is both an homage to and a polemic on nostalgia for Americana. Shot on an optical printer, Drifting re-photographs frames from 8mm home movies that would have otherwise been thrown out due to broken sprocket holes, melded frames, light leaks, and jittering frame lines.

Black Tail Dear is the solo project of Jac Nelso, a genderqueer musician, writer and scholar who uses melody and dissonance, resonance and silence, a piano and a few tricks to create music that might be like the slow opening of heavy, creaky doors.

Shooting through window frames, reworking found footage, constructing alternative viewing apparatuses, and exposing the properties of his media, Malic Amalya creates passageways in which perceptions shift.

Malic's films have screened across North America, including the TIE Cinema Exposition in Montreal and Milwaukee, the Olympia Film Festival, and the Around the Coyote Gallery in Chicago. Malic holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA from Hampshire College, and has been a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center and Blue Sky Project in Dayton, Ohio.

Next Composer Spotlight: Wednesday, February 9, 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 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
Jesse Canterbury
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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