It’s hard to fathom the music that has been lost in the ether of history, but Seattle-based musician Paul Kikuchi oversees a unique project at the crux of this idea. Read the rest of the article here.
Seattle Bach lovers! Thank you for celebrating Bach’s birthday with your performance. Please see our listing of available venues. You can sign up your own performance, or e-mail the contact person provided for our special performances.
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This week, a score composed 200 years ago by a Prague pharmacist is finally being played for an audience — and the pharmacist’s descendants, local musicians, made it happen.
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!
The UW houses a unique collection of instruments designed and built by American composer Harry Partch — constructed from wood, bamboo, glass, found objects and more — and will host a concert with them on April 26.
For the full story, please see the Seattle Times.
“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.”
Read the full story at KPLU.org.
The Harry Partch Instrument Collection takes up residency at the University of Washington School of Music. Read more here.
“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:”
See KPLU.org for the full story!
See the full list of winners at the Seattle Times.