Artist of the WeekThe Jack Straw Artist of the Week Podcast highlights work created through the Artist Residency Programs at Jack Straw Cultural Center.
Chanee Choi New Media Gallery Interview
Jack Straw artist Chanee Choi talks with Whitney Lynn about her Jack Straw New Media Gallery installation Remembrance: Magma.
Artscape - Jovino Santos Neto
This Artscapes radio piece was produced at Jack Straw in 1996 as part of a series highlighting the work of Jack Straw’s resident artists. Jack Straw artist Jovino Santos Neto talks about the music of his mentor Hermeto Pascoal and its impact and influence on his career and his own compositions.
Tomo Nakayama - The Feelings Song
Jack Straw Artist Tomo Nakayama wrote “The Feelings Song,” inspired by the poetry of 2nd graders at Concord International Elementary School, as part of our 2022 Concord Poetry and Song project.
Mary Coss - Ghost Timbre
Jack Straw Artist Mary Coss introduces her public sculpture Ghost Log, and its companion audio piece Ghost Timbre, produced through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.
Hear more about this project in Mary’s podcast series, Timber Lines: marycoss.com/series/timberlines
Amy D. Rubin - Blood Sisters (excerpt)
An excerpt from Amy D. Rubin’s essay in the audiobook version of the book Unmuted, produced by GenPride in the studios at Jack Straw Cultural Center. In this anthology, fourteen LGBTQIA midlife and older adults share the struggles and triumphs that shaped their lives. Visit genprideseattle.org/unmuted for more information, excerpts, and purchase options.
Storme Webber - All My Daddies Were Butches
A selection from Storme Webber‘s project Blues Divine, “an ancestral mixtape and tribute,” produced at Jack Straw through the Artist Support Program. The book and audiobook CD can be purchased through Goldenrod Music.
Hye-Jin Chang & Maria Seo - Sanjo
This piece, performed by Hye-Jin Chang and Maria Seo on kayagum and janggu, was recorded at Jack Straw as part of their 1996 Traditional Artist Support Program residency.
Eyvind Kang - Theme from 1st NADE
Eyvind Kang recorded “Theme from 1st NADE” as part of his Jack Straw Artist Support Program residency in 1994 – the first year of the program. This piece and others recorded during his residency are included on his album 7 NADEs, available from Tzadik Records.
Tom Varner - Sound Vespers Ensemble
An excerpt from a live improvisation by Tom Varner‘s Sound Vespers Ensemble, recorded at Jack Straw Cultural Center as part of the Artist Support Program. You can hear the full set via the Wayward In Limbo Music Series. Samantha Boshnack & Greg Kelley, trumpet; Ray Larsen, cornet; Jim Knodle, flugelhorn; Haley Freedlund, trombone; Tom Varner, French horn; Greg Campbell, percussion and tuba; Steve Barsotti & Steve Peters, field recordings/electronics.
Kitty Junk - Wetch
Jack Straw Artists Kitty Junk just released their new single “Wetch,” produced through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program. They’ll be returning to the studio at Jack Straw soon to continue work on a full-length album.