Wayward in Limbo #53: Jenny Ziefel

Jenny Ziefel is a Seattle-based clarinetist and saxophonist with diverse performing interests. Her activities range from orchestra, ballet, and pit orchestra to jazz, free improvisation, new music, and chamber orchestra. She has performed regularly with Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra (Bellevue Philharmonic), Spiritus Winds, Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, Blackwood and Silver, Neum (with Jesse Canterbury and Paul Hoskin), and other Seattle area ensembles.

This piece was inspired by the events of 2020 and the passing of William O. (Bill) Smith and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In a time of great upheaval, there are moments of grace, of action, of reflection, and of unraveling. Each of these pieces is a reflection of these shifting frames of perception.

(00:00) In Memoriam (for Bill Smith and Ruth Bader Ginsberg)
(12:27) Uncertainty and New Realities
(19:10) Clarion Call
(24:15) Prayer and Hope for the Future

With the Chapel closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of previously unreleased material.