Jesse Myers: To Sober & Quiet the Mind

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Seattle pianist, Jesse Myers, presents an evening of spacious solo piano works from the masters of time and space— Arvo Pärt, Morton Feldman, and more. In a reference to the aesthetics of John Cage, this program is meant to bring mental clarity. The audience is encouraged to get comfortable, bring a mat or pillow, and forgo the chairs. So, hit reset on your brain, close your eyes, and become entranced by the magical sounds of the Chapel’s extensive resonance.

Jesse Myers is an adventurous explorer of music that expands the possibilities of the piano. With a strong interest in performance that pushes piano music into new realms, Myers frequently performs music for prepared piano, new music for piano and electronics, as well as traditional classical literature. He is a performer, educator, and composer with a goal of giving the audience a fresh perspective of the piano and an imaginative understanding of the music. His solo concerts have been featured on City Arts Magazine, KingFM’s Second Inversion, Seattle Weekly, The Live Music Project, Seattle Weekly’s “35 Things You Must Do This Fall,” and were a part of The Stranger’s Best Concerts of 2017 for three seasons. His recent work with the prepared piano and electroacoustic music has led to tours across the country including artist residencies and guest performances at Cornish College of the Arts, Capital University Conservatory of Music, Bowling Green State University, Lewis University, and Carlsbad Music Festival.

Program:

David Lang – Cage
John Cage – In a Landscape
Carl Vine – Threnody
Beat Furrer – Voicelessness, The Snow Has No Voice
Morton Feldman – Palais de Mari
Arvo Pärt – Für Alina