Bay Area composer Zachary James Watkins is joined by outstanding Seattle musicians – guitarists Tom Baker & Michaud Savage, violinists Austin Larkin & Tari Nelson-Zagar, violist Heather Bentley, bassist Darth Nielsen, and trombonist Greg Powers – for an evening of compositions exploring site specificity and just intonation.
A bit out in the future, but an interesting and diverse set of former UW composers conspiring for some music-making in the spring. More info as it becomes available.
Two nights, May 24th and 25th.
Plus you get to watch us destroy these fellas to the left in a rowing competition!
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of my first guitar composition, The Green Guitar. We are celebrating this milestone with a concert featuring performances of by guitarists Michael Partington (with soprano Cherie Hughes), Mark Hilliard Wilson, Michael Nicolella, and Satchel Henneman.
Matrio is a new improvising ensemble featuring James Falzone (clarinets, piano, bells and shruti box), Greg Campbell (percussion, horn, cheap electronics and kitchen appliances), and Tom Baker (guitars, electronics, and theremin).
The Sound Ensemble will be performing Three Songs (2006) on a program called "Page to Stage" - musical works that respond to literary impulses. These three songs - Shine, Down, and Loss - are settings of poems by Margaret Atwood.
Tom Baker: guitars, theremin, electronics
Greg Campbell: percussion, horn, cookware
James Falzone: clarinets, bells, piano and shruti box
"Three Movements" for solo guitar (Slalom, Butoh, REM) will be premiered at the Seattle Composers' Salon by guitarist Satchel Henneman.
Free to the public
The Cornish Live-Electronics Ensemble (CLEE), directed by Tom Baker, will be performing and improvising in small groups and as a 12-piece laptop orchestra as part of the Scores of Sound Cornish Student Music Festival.
$5-$15 pay-what-you-can [Youth Free]
Tom will be performing his piece The Cage Elegies for electric guitar, loops, and the powerful recorded voice of Mr. Cage. Events are happening simultaneously all around the space; The Cage Elegies should start around 9 PM.