For her first solo recital since 2016, Leanna Keith presents Aeros ex Machina/Air from the Machine, a recital of newly commissioned works for flute and electronics. Pedalboards, tape tracks, live processing, bass flute, standard flute, and a great deal of air. Compositions include world premieres of local composers Kaley Lane Eaton’s GEO –, Heather Bentley’s Become Dragon, and Philadelphia-based composer Nebal Maysaud’s Al Wahdat Al Wujud.
A freelance flutist, artist, improviser, and composer in the Seattle area, Leanna Keith (she/they) delights in creating sound experiences that make audiences laugh, cry, and say: “I didn’t know the flute could do that!” Her performance artworks have focused on cultural connection and the breaking of audience/performer boundaries. Leanna is co-founder of the 501(c)(3) arts organization Kin of the Moon and is co-artistic director and flutist of the ensemble. They explore sonic rituals, promote cross-pollination of genres, and celebrate the creativity that multiplies itself through the collaboration of performers and composers. She is dedicated to playing music by composers who are still living, and advocates for the usage of music as social activism. Leanna is the professor of flute at Cornish College of the Arts.