New Memoir by Diane Thome

Diane Thome has released her memoir, “Palaces of Memory” with Friesenpress Publishing.

“Palaces of Memory is the story of a pioneer in the music world – the first woman to graduate from Princeton University with a PhD in Music and the first woman to compose computer-synthesized music. Much has been written about Dr. Thome, now professor emerita and former chair of the composition program at the University of Washington School of Music. But this is Diane Thome’s highly personal story about her lifelong journey in music.”

For more information, please see the Friesenpress website.  Watch for a copy of this newly released memoir to be added to the Music Library collection soon!

A Seattle Composer Staged The Ultimate ‘Unplugged’ Concert In An Empty 2-Million-Gallon Water Tank

“When Stuart Dempster learned about the empty two-million gallon water tank on the Olympic Peninsula, he had one thought: he had to make music there. Dempster is a well-known composer and trombonist, an emeritus professor at the University of Washington with a longstanding interest in recording music out in unusual spaces.”

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What It’s Like To Perform Through The Rainy Season At Pike Place Market

“Chances are, you’ve seen him perform. Come rain or shine, Jonny Hahn has been playing piano at Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market for 28 years as tourists and shoppers rush about.

With the rainy season settling in, we asked him: What’s it like to brave the weather and perform year-round? Listen to his 90-second answer:”

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