Composer Spotlight: Jason Staczek and Ela Lamblin

Composer Spotlight: Jason Staczek and Ela Lamblin

Date: 
Wednesday, December 11 - 7:30 pm

Compositions for Heavy Metal DëVices

Composer Jason Staczek and Instrument Inventor Ela Lamblin share their collaborative process and the resulting compositions created for unique instrumentation. The pair will discuss the joy and challenges of creating new music for a menagerie of one-of-a-kind instruments. Over a span of twenty years, Ela has produced a collection of (often) large musical devices designed to delight the ear and eye. You'll meet the Rumitone, the Metalphor, the Longwave, the Violcano, the Pollenphone, the Stamenphone and the Shrimp Platter, among others. Ela and Jason will speak about their earliest collaboration on a film score for Guy Maddin's Keyhole and how that experience led to further explorations for live performance. They 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.

Music category: 
chamber
presentation
Presenter or Series: 
Composer Spotlight
Ticket price: 
$0.00
Tickets available: 
Free - no ticket needed
Venue: 
Jack Straw Productions
Address: 
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
United States