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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. For more information about Composer Spotlight artists and the series, click here.

Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composer Forum present

Composer Spotlight:
SRIVANI JADE
Composing Indian Music in the Pacific Northwest

Wed, July 8, 7:30pm

2008 Jack Straw Artist Srivani Jade will discuss and play selections from her Artist Support Program project.

Traditional Indian music is inherently creative in nature. The ensemble co-creates the music afresh each time through a process of structured improvisation. The structure comes in the form of a composition, often set to a specific melody (raaga), rhythm (taala) and poetry. Vocals tend to play a prominent role as "keepers of the vision" for the overall piece and guide and shape the music as it progresses.

Srivani Jade is a Hindustani classical singer. She specializes in the classical form of Khayal and other traditional and folk-inspired music from various regions of North India. Srivani has performed regularly on stage, radio and television in India from the age of five and continues to maintain a busy concert schedule here in the USA. Srivani has a Fellowship Award from Washington State Arts Commission this year for her work in maintaining cultural traditions of Indian music in the Pacific Northwest, through teaching and performance.


COMING SOON:
Wed, August 12, 7:30pm
CHRISTOPHER DELAURENTI: The New Phonographers

Composer, improviser, and phonographer Christopher DeLaurenti will detail the exploration and modification by artists of the venerable turntable, from record players made of cardboard (the CardTalk player and the flap-o-phone) and TinkerToys to lathe-like devices such as the Palimpsest, "Paper Record Player," and other conceptual and so-called "Anti-Records." Includes a performance and hands-on demonstration of the flap-o-phone.

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.
2009
Emily Doolittle
Randal Bays
Christopher Roberts
Marcus Oldham & Chenoa Egawa
Michael Nicolella
Donald Craig
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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