Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composers Forum present
Composer Spotlight Series
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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: Joshua Kohl & Jeff Huston
Creating the music for c(H)ord with inkBoat
Wed, September 10,
Joshua Kohl and Jeff Huston will discuss the process of creating the music for San Francisco-based dance theater company inkBoat's new work c(H)ord. The music for this project was created by recording hours of source material on home made instruments and then taking that material and "remixing" it through software created by Huston.
Kohl is a founding member of Degenerate Art Ensemble and has worked as music director, composer and performer since the beginning. His compositions have included works for dance, silent film, concert ensembles, classico-punk-big-band and street performances - always striving to expand the possibilities of multi media art. He is also the conductor For DAE's orchestral work.
Jeff Huston is a Seattle based guitarist, composer and improviser. In the past few years he has been recording his own music, performing in Seattle, Minneapolis and Philadelphia with choreographer Paige Barnes, and experimenting with many different ways of organizing sound. Jeff earned a Bachelors of Music from Cornish College of the Arts where he studied with Dave Peterson, Julian Priester, Jim Knapp and Chuck Deardorf.
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 Christopher Shainin.
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.