Composer Spotlight

Composer Spotlight on Hold
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Composer Spotlight is on hold for the next few months as we reconfigure the series and plan for new presentations. Thanks for your patience.

Composer Spotlight: Chris Jeffries and Harold Taw
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Chris Jeffries and Harold Taw collaborate on an original, one-act musical for the 5th Avenue Theatre entitled The Missed Connections Club. Join Chris (music/lyrics) and Harold (book) for a lively performance and discussion about how a contemporary musical is developed.

Composer Spotlight: Jason Staczek and Ela Lamblin
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Ela Lamblin and Jason Staczek will share details of their most recent effort, the creation of "Heavy Metal DëVices", a 90-minute work for invented instruments played by eight musicians and dancers. The piece will debut at the Moore Theater on December 14, 2013.

Composer Spotlight: Derek M. Johnson
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Making Sounds That Mean Something

Composer Spotlight: Beth Fleenor
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Beth Fleenor presents her recent project entitled SILT, a meditation that seamlessly grows, climaxes, and diminishes over a 7-30 minute exploration of 8 interlocking parts.

Composer Spotlight: Thomas Makucevich
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Thomas Makucevich will speak about computer music, its history, and how it applies to his most recent work with examples of music produced with the program Logic Studio. He will present some new, unreleased and several world premier pieces. He will discuss the inspiration, techniques, and creative processes that go into forming his music.

Composer Spotlight: Amy Denio
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Composer and improviser Amy Denio will discuss her participation in the international 'Immersion Composition Society'.

Composer Spotlight: Off for July
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Composer Spotlight is off for July. Check back in for the next presentation on Wednesday, August 14 @ 7:30PM.

Gregory Yasinitsky: Jazz Meets Classical Music
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Greg Yasinitsky will discuss how his work is informed by his studies in classical music and jazz and how these genres have intersected in recent pieces.

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens: August Ruins for Solo Cello
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Peter Vukmirovic Stevens will present selections from his set of six works for solo cello, August Ruins, created in collaboration with cellist Paige Stockley.

Nolan Stolz: An Improvisatory Approach to Composition
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:30 pm

The composer will talk about how his experience as a jazz and rock drummer has influenced his compositional approach.

Rinus van Alebeek
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 7:30 pm

When Rinus van Alebeek arrives in Seattle, he will just have concluded a period of forty days on a ranch in Sonoma county. He can tell those present at the Composers Spotlight if he succeeded in writing the book, and how it was to work on it. He will present some themes he wanted to write about: on how language came into existence, or on how to experience sound.