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: Tiffany Lin, Tom Baker, Colin Ernst, Hugo Solis, and Joel Kikuchi This Old Piano
Wed, May 12th,
This Old Piano is a transformation, where single pianos are deconstructed and designed into new instruments. Headed by pianist Tiffany Lin and wood worker Joel Kikuchi, This Old Piano has commissioned two instrument designers and two composers to collaborate and design, develop, compose for, and exhibit two new instruments. Each instrument is built from the constituent parts of a single free piano.
The current team of designers are Colin Ernst and Hugo Solis. These new creatures will then have original musical works created for them by composers Jherek Bischoff and Tom Baker.
Tiffany Lin began studying classical piano at a young age. She continued her piano studies at Valencia's California Institute of the Arts and earned her bachelor's in music at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Settling in the Pacific Northwest, Lin has performed the complete John Cage Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano on KEXP 90.3 FM and has earned a Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs CityArtist Projects Grant, a Jack Straw Artist Support Program residency, and a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has performed in venues including Consolidated Works (Seattle), the Roy O. Disney Performance Hall (Valencia, CA), the Seattle Art Museum, and the Mannes College Concert Hall (NYC).
Coming Up: Wednesday, June 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 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.