THE BOX IS EMPTY’S TOP PICK:
Emerging composer and bassist extraordinaire John Teske has put together an outstanding chamber orchestra for the next in his series of performances that began earlier this summer. His new work, showcased this week at the Chapel, will surely leave a lasting mark on the new/experimental/the-way-it-should-be classical music scene in Seattle. Teske writes,
Murmur explores through sound the subtleties of human consciousness, awareness, and experience. As our society becomes more interconnected, it can feel as if time is accelerating, and the sense of self, of authenticity and intention, can be lost in a scattered existence. By slowing the experience of time through music, the listener’s attention is brought to detail. This focus can open a door to a deeper awareness of the environment, sensations in the body, and other people.
The Broken Bow Ensemble is a 26-piece orchestra dedicated to performing original contemporary classical music. The bows are broken, as are the expectations — starting anew and moving forward with the fragments that remain. This new ensemble features local musicians, including Tari Nelson-Zaglar, Brianna Atwell, Jessie Polin, and Greg Campbell, and features The Box Is Empty members Alina To, Alisyn Christensen, and Natalie Hall.
This is a show that is certainly deserving of support, so go to the concert and listen, and if you are so inclined, view Broken Bow’s Kickstarter video and give some cash. You’ll find it to be well worth the time and money.
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HAPPENING THIS WEEK – 9/24/2012-9/30-2012 – Seattle
- John Teske – Broken Bow Ensemble performs new works for chamber orchestra. The Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA. September 29, 2012. 8:00 p.m..
HAPPENING THIS WEEK – 9/24/2012-9/30-2012 – Elsewhere
- Amanda DeBoer Bartlett – I Vapor Breath, Solo album release. October 2012.
- Seattle Modern Orchestra – Special performance with Paul Taylor Dance Company. Meany Hall, Seattle, WA. October 4-6, 2012.
- John Teske – Composer Spotlight. Jack Straw Productions, Seattle, WA. October 10, 2012.
- Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble – Bowling Green New Music Festival. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. October 17-20, 2012.
- Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble – Fall Tour. Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha. October 21-26, 2012.
- Amy Beth Kirsten – Sibelius Dreams (Concert Prelude). New Haven Symphony, New Haven, CT. October 25, 2012, 6:30-7:00.
- Scott Gendel – with Jamie-Rose Guarrine in recital. University of Wisconsin School of Music, Madison, WI. October 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m..
- Hotel Elephant – Dia de los Muertos. DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, NY. November 1, 2012, 8:00 p.m..
- Seattle Modern Orchestra – John Cage Festival. The Chapel, Seattle. November 9, 2012, 7:00 p.m..
- Lindsay Kesselman – Premiere of a new works by Sarah Gibson and Amy Beth Kirsten. USC, Los Angeles, CA. November 16-18, 2012.
- John Teske – New Works for Choir. The Chapel, Seattle, WA. November 17, 2012.
- Jerry Hui – Eliza’s toyes. The Chazen Art Museum, Madison, WI. November 25, 2012, 12:30 p.m..
- Ryan Keebaugh – Frequency: New Music in the Valley. Shenandoah Valley, VA. Summer 2013.