Multiple Composers Featured on Seattle Symphony's Inaugural Season of Octave 9
Mar. 01, 2019
Music by a number of our composers is heard in the Seattle Symphony's Inaugural Contemporary Music Marathon at the recently opened Octave 9 Raisbeck Music Center on March 23-24. Guest soloists perform alongside the Seattle Chamber Players in an eclectic and exciting 24 hours of new music. Soprano Maria Männistö performs Kate Soper's Ipsa Dixit mvt. II: Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say and Agata Zubel's Unisono I. Annie Gosfield's Long Waves and Random Pulses is performed as part of a set featuring violinists Mikhail Shmidt and Elisa Barston. Harpist Varlerie Muzzolini performs Hannah Lash's Stalk, followed by performances of Christopher Cerrone'sDouble Happiness, and Chaya Czernowin's Sahaf, featuring pianist Conor Hanick. Finally, baritone Charles Robert Stephens performs Mary Kouyoumdjian's "Everlastingness" from Gorky and Tansy Davies's Aquatic.
Named in honor of Seattle philanthropists James and Sherry Raisbeck, Octave 9's state-of-the-art technology will offer an immersive environment for inventive performances to take place and serve as the new home for the Seattle Symphony's education programs and community engagement. We wish our friends at the Seattle Symphony much success in this exciting new programming initiative.
Listen to Kate Soper's "Only the Words Mean What They Say" from IPSA DIXIT (2010-11):
(Kate Soper/"Only the Words Mean What They Say" from IPSA DIXIT/Kate Soper, soprano and Erin Lesser, flutes)
Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say (2010-2011)
from IPSA DIXIT
for soprano and flute (piccolo, c flute, and bass flute)
Unisono I (2003)
for voice, percussion, and computer
Double Happiness (2012)
for electric guitar, percussion, and electronics
for saxophone (or clarinet), electric guitar, piano and percussion
duet for cor anglais and percussion