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
Composing Indian Music in the Pacific Northwest
Wed, July 8,
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 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.