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: Samantha Boshnack and Reptet How to Commit Agendacide
Wed, March 10th,
For the past six years Samantha Boshnack has been composing heavily for the modern-jazz sextet Reptet. That band is composed of Boshnack on trumpet, slide trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn; Izaak Mills on tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, flute; Nelson Bell-trombone, tuba; Chris Credit on alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, clarinet; Tim Carey on upright bass, electric bass; and John Ewing on drums, percussion. Reptet regularly tours the U.S. and Canada, performing in a variety of venues, from rock to jazz clubs and festivals, to concert halls, even school auditoriums.
Boshnack, a Bard College graduate, will talk about methods she uses in composing for this unorthodox jazz instrumentation. She will also discuss how the pieces grow and morph, along with the members of Reptet, as the works are rehearsed, toured, and then recorded. She will also talk about the new Reptet 7" vinyl, 'Agendacide,' which features two of her compositions (made possible by a Jack Straw's Artist Support Grant). Reptet will play the songs featured on 'Agendacide,' and some other new works composed by Boshnack since then.
While becoming a part of the Seattle music scene, composer/trumpeter Samantha Boshnack has been creating music of her own since 2003. She paints from a broad palette, including jazz, rock, hip-hop, Balkan, and contemporary classical music, in building her music, receiving acclaim from music critics around the world. She has received support from 4Culture, Jack Straw Productions, ASCAPlus, and the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Coming Up: Wednesday, April 10th, 7:30pm: Rachel Matthews
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.