~ 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.

Featured Artists:

Karin Stevens Dance + Michael Owcharuk                                                          UMAMI Performance + Beth Fleenor                                                                           Amy Weaver + Catherine Grealish                                                                            Khambatta Dance Company + Stephen Fandrich

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



About seattlejazzcomposersensemble

SJCE was first conceived by co-directors Michael Owcharuk and Nate Omdal in 2007. Their love of large ensemble music instilled a desire to create an infrastructure that provides opportunities for other local composers and musicians to create and perform new large ensemble music. Since then, SJCE has commissioned 15 composers, featured over 30 musicians, produced several large concert events a year, and performed many grassroots concerts; all sustained through community support. SJCE has received support from 4Culture, The Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and has garnered media attention from the Seattle Times, The Stranger, and 94.9fm KUOW. SJCE is an partner artist program of the non-profit fiscal sponsorship and consultation company Shunpike, a 501(c)(3).

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