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REVIEW – Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music – R. Andrew Lee, Piano

Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music R. Andrew Lee, piano Will Robin, program note Irritable Hedgehog Records 1) Drawing No. 5 (Triangles) 2) Drawing No. 3 (Slow Title) 3) Drawing No. 4 (Triangle, Broken Horizontal and Vertical Lines, Rectangles, and Parallelograms)

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REVIEW – Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music – R. Andrew Lee, Piano

Paul A. Epstein: Piano Music R. Andrew Lee, piano Will Robin, program note Irritable Hedgehog Records 1) Drawing No. 5 (Triangles) 2) Drawing No. 3 (Slow Title) 3) Drawing No. 4 (Triangle, Broken Horizontal and Vertical Lines, Rectangles, and Parallelograms)

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REVIEW – Realign the Time – Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

Realign the Time – Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble October 2014 ––––––– Three Madrigals – Max Grafe Bantams in Pinewood Tea Fabliau of Florida 4. Squarepushers – Amanda Feery 5. Le Salève – Jonathan Sokol 6. Decantations for voices – Ravi

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REVIEW – Realign the Time – Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble

Realign the Time – Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble October 2014 ––––––– Three Madrigals – Max Grafe Bantams in Pinewood Tea Fabliau of Florida 4. Squarepushers – Amanda Feery 5. Le Salève – Jonathan Sokol 6. Decantations for voices – Ravi

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THE BOX IS EMPTY PRESENTS – Andrew Lee, piano – In his own words

We are very excited to be presenting pianist R. Andrew Lee performing Dennis Johnson’s proto-minimalist masterwork November. The piece is spare and meditative, and an astonishing four hours Long. It also holds the unique and auspicious place in American music

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THE BOX IS EMPTY PRESENTS – Andrew Lee, piano – In his own words

We are very excited to be presenting pianist R. Andrew Lee performing Dennis Johnson’s proto-minimalist masterwork November. The piece is spare and meditative, and an astonishing four hours Long. It also holds the unique and auspicious place in American music

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REVIEW – “Orchestral ‘mer’ Rewards Meditative Listening” by Sally James

* * * The sounds tumbled and drifted during a mesmerizing chamber orchestra piece by John Teske at its premiere in Seattle Saturday. Rather than take the audience on a narrative drive, the composer set loose his twenty-six chamber musicians

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REVIEW – “Orchestral ‘mer’ Rewards Meditative Listening” by Sally James

* * * The sounds tumbled and drifted during a mesmerizing chamber orchestra piece by John Teske at its premiere in Seattle Saturday. Rather than take the audience on a narrative drive, the composer set loose his twenty-six chamber musicians

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AUDIO – Evan Smith plays “Two Old Ghosts” by Nat Evans

Last Friday Evan Smith played the very first solo recital presented by The Box Is Empty. From that show, here is Nat Evan’s Two Old Ghosts. Be sure to click the links to visit their Artists Page on this site

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AUDIO – Evan Smith plays “Two Old Ghosts” by Nat Evans

Last Friday Evan Smith played the very first solo recital presented by The Box Is Empty. From that show, here is Nat Evan’s Two Old Ghosts. Be sure to click the links to visit their Artists Page on this site

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Hotel Elefant: An Interview with Mary and Leaha

According to Executive Director Mary Kouyoumdjian, “Hotel Elefant sparked from a love of composition, which sparked from a teenage obsession with film scores, specifically the movie Rudy (yes, the football movie).”   She and Hotel Elefant Artistic Director Leaha Maria Villarreal,

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Hotel Elefant: An Interview with Mary and Leaha

According to Executive Director Mary Kouyoumdjian, “Hotel Elefant sparked from a love of composition, which sparked from a teenage obsession with film scores, specifically the movie Rudy (yes, the football movie).”   She and Hotel Elefant Artistic Director Leaha Maria Villarreal,

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A Note From The Box Is Empty

Hello, all, and welcome back to the Blog. We have been away for a few weeks now preparing for our new format, which is now up for you to enjoy. We will continue to provide you with up-to-date performance information

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A Note From The Box Is Empty

Hello, all, and welcome back to the Blog. We have been away for a few weeks now preparing for our new format, which is now up for you to enjoy. We will continue to provide you with up-to-date performance information

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On Electro-Acoustic Music: Reich and Risset – Introducing Giverny McAndry – Part 2

In her last post, Giverny dealt with some of the problems of defining electronic music, and dove into Grisey’s Les Espaces Acoustiques III: Partiels (1974).  Now a discussion of Reich’s Three Tales Act III – Dolly (2002) and Risset’s Eight Sketches: Duet

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On Electro-Acoustic Music: Reich and Risset – Introducing Giverny McAndry – Part 2

In her last post, Giverny dealt with some of the problems of defining electronic music, and dove into Grisey’s Les Espaces Acoustiques III: Partiels (1974).  Now a discussion of Reich’s Three Tales Act III – Dolly (2002) and Risset’s Eight Sketches: Duet

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On Electro-Acoustic Music: Grisey – Introducing Giverny McAndry – Part 1

There’s a new voice here on the blog.  Her name is Giverny McAndry, and she’ll be contributing some UK-based articles, reviews, and write-ups to The Box Is Empty.  By means of introduction to her and some of her thoughts on

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On Electro-Acoustic Music: Grisey – Introducing Giverny McAndry – Part 1

There’s a new voice here on the blog.  Her name is Giverny McAndry, and she’ll be contributing some UK-based articles, reviews, and write-ups to The Box Is Empty.  By means of introduction to her and some of her thoughts on

PREVIEW – whateverandeveramen’s #TwitterCommission

Saturday September 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Washington Cultural Center Theater, $10 in advance or at the door. This Saturday, new Seattle choral ensemble whateverandeveramen present the newest of their innovations: The #TwitterCommission. Composers from around the

PREVIEW – whateverandeveramen’s #TwitterCommission

Saturday September 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at the University of Washington Cultural Center Theater, $10 in advance or at the door. This Saturday, new Seattle choral ensemble whateverandeveramen present the newest of their innovations: The #TwitterCommission. Composers from around the