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SUPPORT: PAUL BUDRAITIS/SPLINTER GROUP – THE SALESMAN IS DEAD AND GONE

SPLINTER GROUP: The Salesman is Dead and Gone

by Paul Budraitis

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A non-verbal, image and action based theatre piece imagining the afterlife of Willy Loman from Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”.

“The Salesman is Dead and Gone” is a highly-choreographed, non-verbal, image and action based theatre piece which explores the imagined afterlife of Willy Loman, the central character from Arthur Miller’s classic play “Death of a Salesman.” In creating this work, SPLINTER GROUP hopes to free this iconic character from the original context of Miller’s play, both to see him from a new perspective, as well as to understand his continued relevance.

SPLINTER GROUP’s production begins where the original play leaves off, with the car crash that ends Willy’s life. He finds himself in an indeterminate place where time is irrelevant, and where a second, miniature house that closely resembles his home receives audio transmissions that cause him to re-experience moments from his life. Through these transmissions, he grapples with the ramifications of his choices, trying to make sense of his life and his place in the universe.

SPLINTER GROUP self-produced three workshop performances of this project at Fremont’s “West of Lenin” space in September 2011 to  excellent audience and critical response. Our final production will be taking place at the Richard Hugo House on Capitol Hill from December 5th – December 21st.

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SUPPORT: SUMI TONOOKA’S “FOR MALALA”

For Malala- A Jazz Concerto For Piano Trio and Symphony Orchestra

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From the Artist: “For Malala is a new musical endeavor inspired by and dedicated to the young Pakistani student activist, Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head for her advocacy of educating girls and all children in her home country. Her story has moved me to action by composing a special musical work as a form of musical advocacy. The new work will be premiered and recorded during the 2014-2015 season by the NorthWest Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Anthony Spain, and I will be the piano soloist.

I am sharing this project at an early stage of its development in the hopes you might be interested in supporting the work. If you can support this project in any capacity, together we can make this idea a reality.”

Click here to learn more about the project and for the opportunity to help realize For Malala.

SJCE COMPOSER CHAT 3: WAYNE HORVITZ

The Seattle Jazz Composer’s Ensemble presents: Composer Chat! SJCE talks with Seattle composers in their environments about music and the music making process. And we have coffee.

Episode 3: We talk with the great composer, pianist, electronic musician, and bandleader: Wayne Horvitz.

Featuring Music composed by Wayne Horvitz

1. Julian’s Ballad – performed by Sweeter Than the Day
2. 55 in Concrete #1 – part of the new project 55: Music and Dance in Concrete
3. Fond Farewell – performed by Gravitas

www.waynehorvitz.net

www.seattlejazzcomposersensemble.com

SJCE COMPOSER CHAT 2: BETH FLEENOR

Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble CoDirector Michael Owcharuk interviews Seattle composer, improvisor, clarinetist, vocalist, and arts advocate Beth Fleenor.

Music on this video is by Beth Fleenor, heard in this order:

1. Push Thru – Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band
2. Crazy Lady – Figeater
3. SILT – Beth Fleenor: Workshop Ensemble

www.bethfleenor.com
www.thefrankagency.org

www.seattlejazzcomposersensemble.com

(((( WATCH )))) BETH FLEENOR: WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE AT EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Beth Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble at the Earshot Jazz Festival presented by Nonsequitur, featuring Brian Bermudez (tenor sax), Michael Owcharuk (piano), Michele Khazak (voice), Chris Credit (bass clarinet), Samantha Boshnack (trumpet), Naomi Siegel (trombone), Geoff Larson (bass), Adam Kozie (drums), Greg Campbell (percussion), and Beth Fleenor (clarinet).

more information: www.bethfleenor.com

SJCE COMPOSER CHAT 1: SAMANTHA BOSHNACK

The Seattle Jazz Composer’s Ensemble presents: Composer Chat! SJCE talks with Seattle composers in their environments about music and the music making process. And we have coffee.

Episode 1: featuring composer/trumpeter/band leader Samantha Boshnack

www.boshnackmusic.com

AMY O’NEAL AND LINDY WEST TALK IN THIS MONTH’S CITY ARTS

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city-arts-logo   SECRETLY, I HAVE A POINT

“Lindy West is a comedian and Jezebel columnist who’s notorious for writing about thorny cultural topics in a brazen style. She recently found herself at the epicenter of a media brouhaha after a televised debate about rape jokes. Amy O’Neal is a dancer and choreographer whose most recent full-length work synthesized a lifetime of pop influences with confrontational ideas about power, gender and race. This spring she was featured in Vox Mod’s “Iridescent Asteroid Mists” video and this summer she’s choreographing Intiman’s Lysistrata and finishing a video with comedian Reggie Watts, amid a packed schedule of classes and residencies. O’Neal and West got together to talk at West’s house in Mount Baker.”

Read full article: http://cityartsonline.com/issues/seattle/2013/07/secretly-i-have-point