Cornish College of the Arts Music Faculty Showcase
A concert of music by Cornish Faculty at the NEW Cornish venue Raisbeck Auditorium at the Ivey.
Including improvisations, klezmer tunes, original songs, premiere compositions, and more by current Cornish faculty members.
Come out and check out this new venue and hear some new music. Hope to see you!
8pm showtime. All Ages. Free.
(There is paid public parking is available in the surrounding blocks).
About Tom Baker
Tom Baker is a composer, guitarist, improviser, and electronic musician who has been active in the Seattle new-music scene since arriving in 1994. He is the artistic director of the Seattle Composers’ Salon, co-founder of the Seattle EXperimental Opera (SEXO), and founder of the new-music recording label Present Sounds Recordings.
"...the acoustical rendition of a Jackson Pollack painting."
— Twenty-First Century Music
Tom’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He writes chamber music, opera, and electronic music, as well as music for percussion, chamber orchestra, dance, film, and chorus. His work traverses themes of grief, loss, redemption, and perseverance, through a combination of sound exploration, electronic improvisation, and musical form and structure. He has been in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Montalvo Arts Center, and his music is published by Frog Peak Music.
"…a delicate, eccentric compositional sense and a tendency
toward unruly improvisation."
— Time Out New York
Tom is also a scholar and educator and has recently presented work to the Society for Minimalist Music in Wales UK, and to the International Conference on the Arts in Society in Vancouver BC. He is a Professor of Music at Cornish College of the Arts where he teaches composition, music theory, and electronic music. His most recent article was published in Perspectives of New Music in July, 2020.
"Alarmingly restrained, yet evocative,created with great care
and structured structurelessness. The space is the music."
— ADD Reviews
Tom is active as a performer and improviser, specializing in fretless guitar and live-electronics. His band TRIPTET recently released its fourth album, Slowly, Away, on Engine Records. His electronic-interactive-arts collaboration with visual artist Robert Campbell called Manifold2 was was featured in the MoxSonic festival in 2019 and excerpts from their new opera-in-progress called The Language of Change were featured in the Current’s New Media festival in 2020.
"Tom Baker’s music plies the shadowy territory between
form, isolation, and silence."
— The Stranger
About Leanna Keith
A freelance flutist, artist, improviser, and composer in the Seattle area, Leanna Keith (she/they) delights in creating sound experiences that make audiences laugh, cry, and say: "I didn't know the flute could do that!" Her performance artworks have focused on cultural connection and the breaking of audience/performer boundaries. Leanna is co-founder of the 501(c)(3) arts organization Kin of the Moon and is co-artistic director and flutist of the ensemble. They explore sonic rituals, promote cross-pollination of genres, and celebrate the creativity that multiplies itself through the collaboration of performers and composers. She is dedicated to playing music by composers who are still living, and advocates for the usage of music as social activism. Leanna is the professor of flute at Cornish College of the Arts.http://leannakeithflute.com
Seattle, WA 98121