~ April 5, 2012, 7:30pm ~
Moisture Festival presents:
The Sound of Silents with a Side of Schtick
in collaboration with SIFF, the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble, and the Seattle Composers Alliance
For one night only, travel back to a bygone era when cinema and vaudeville shared the same bill. Revel in in 6 exceptional examples of early cinema accompanied by newly composed scores and performed live by the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble. In between films, the Moisture Festival presents a carefully curated collection of vaudeville acts presided over by MC Kevin Joyce.
Films and composers:
The Hearts of Age, 1934, dir. Orson Welles, composer Michael Owcharuk Symphonie Diagonale, 1924, dir. Viking Eggeling, composer Catherine Grealish Policeman’s Little Run, 1907, dir. Ferdinand Zecca, composer Eric Nielsen Golden Beetle, 1907, dir. Segundo de Chomón, composer Beth Fleenor The Great Train Robbery, 1903, dir. Edwin S. Porter, composer Nate Omdal The Dragonfly and the Ant, 1913, dir. Ladislaw Starewicz, composer Del Engen
Magician Jay Alexander Magician Alfredo Fettuccine Physical Comedian Bill Robinson
4/5/12, 7:30pm $15 / $12 SIFF Members / No Vouchers SIFF Cinema at the Uptown 511 Queen Anne Ave North Tickets: http://www.siff.net/cinema/detail.aspx?FID=242&id=45073
~ April 27 & 28, 2012, 8pm ~
Confluence/Influence: A Composer/Choreographer Pairing
The Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble has joined forces with Karin Stevens Dance to produce an evening of new work created through an idiosyncratic Composer/Choreographer pairing. Four composers have been paired with four choreographers to generate the new work, together, from the ground up. Unlike most collaborations between the mediums of music & dance, the works created through this project do not start with either medium independent of the other. Instead the artists create the entirety of the work alongside each other – conceiving, sculpting, and developing their creation side by side. Through this highly in-depth process, each work will become something else entirely – not music for dance, or dance with music, but rather a more holistic synthesis of the two.
Music performed live by a 9-piece ensemble:
Cynthia Mullis, Brian Bermudez, Chris Credit – saxophones and woodwinds; Samantha Boshnack – trumpet; Greg Campbell – French Horn; David Marriott – trombone; Jacques Willis – vibraphone; Adam Kozie – drums
4/27 & 4/28/12, 8pm, All Ages The Chapel Performance Space The Good Shepherd Center 4649 Sunnyside Ave N $15 / $7 students & seniors
Tickets avaialble here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/238736