Peter Nelson-King: The Magpie’s Shadow

New music multi-instrumentalist and rabble-rouser Peter Nelson-King presents the world premiere of The Magpie’s Shadow, a large-scale cycle of piano miniatures inspired by the poetry of Yvor Winters. Winters’s poem sequence The Magpie’s Shadow is a gem of early American modernist verse, assembling 28 aphoristic poems to create an effect of dreamlike mystery and wonder, and Nelson-King’s piece sets … Read More


Daniel Corral: Polytope

Polytope by Los Angeles composer Daniel Corral is a multimedia microtonal performance for MIDI quartet. Performed entirely in darkness, four live musicians operate colorful glowing MIDI controllers. It’s a mesmerizing dance of silhouettes, captured on live feed video and projected large and bright as a moving, visual score.

Polytope is rhythmically charged in the vein of musical minimalists such as … Read More

NOW Festival week 3 REDCAT 8-3-2016

Keith Eisenbrey: Études d’exécution imminent (as it stands)

Seattle composer/pianist Keith Eisenbrey will present the first 11 parts of his large-scale work-in-progress Études d’exécution imminent, including the complete Second Thoughts, Corollaries and the three sightings of Ghosting Doubles (after Amy Denio). In this work, which he began in 2013 and which at one point precipitated a year-long sabbatical from writing music down, Keith seeks to re-imagine the … Read More

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Ancient to Future *

With Special Guest Julian Priester – Mr. Priester will play a short solo set and guest with Tiny Ghost

Tribute to Muhal Richard Abrams – Seattle musicians pay tribute to the founding father of the AACM, who passed in 2017. Muhal’s vision of creativity was widely diverse, and he supported and nurtured young musicians from a wide range of disciplines … Read More

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THINGS THAT BREAK is a multidisciplinary concert experience in the realms of new music, stop-motion animation, storytelling, visual art, and theatrical performances centered around the theme of “breaking”. Jessi Harvey, composer; collaborated with Becky Joy Aitken, animator; Sonya Harris, storyteller and photographer; and Aimee Hong, performer. This group of Seattle-based female artists combined their abilities to create this unique … Read More

Flowers Break

Adam Briggs

Composer/percussionist Adam Briggs presents an immersive musical landscape with the premier of his first string quartet as well as a large work for split percussion and orchestra, both aimed at the exaltation of unity and the expulsion of the past and future.

His music stems from the friction between his early training as a percussionist and his more recent experiences … Read More

Adam Briggs