Ewa Trębacz Premieres

“Over a decade of my Ambisonic recordings sessions will culminate in two very different premieres in Seattle – on Feb.22 at Cornish College of the Arts featuring the Kin of the Moon ensemble, and on Feb.28, at the Meany Center for the Performing Arts as part of DXARTS / Music of Today concert series.

We’ve recorded underground with Josiah Boothby (French horn) and Anna Niedzwiedz (soprano) in the otherworldly Fort Worden Cistern (45 sec. reverb!) and WW| era bunkers, at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle with Mirta Wymerszberg (bandoneon, flute) and Joseph Anderson (concertina), climbed stairs and ladders with Josiah Boothby and Leanna Keith (flutes) at Satsop Nuclear Plant, made all kinds of noises with Heather Bentley (viola), Leanna Keith and Kaley Lane Eaton (soprano) in a secret hallway at the University of Washington campus. These recordings are now incorporated into the electronic layers of both pieces, with rehearsals under way. I played the violin in some of the recordings but will be taking the driver’s seat at the mixer for the concerts.”

-Ewa Trębacz, Facebook

 

A New Phase: Faculty Concert Featuring Kin of the Moon

The Kin of the Moon ensemble featuring Cornish College of the Arts faculty members Kaley Lane Eaton, electronics and voice; Heather Bentley, viola; and Leanna Keith, flute will utilize acoustic and electronic sounds to craft improvised sound worlds. They will be performing the world premiere of Ewa Trębacz’s Winter After Times of Fire. The work is a surround-sound collage of improvisations from the Fort Worden Cistern and Bunkers, Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, Thomson Hall at the UW and the Missionaries Church in Krakow, Poland. It was commissioned by Kin of the Moon through a grant from King County’s 4Culture. In live performance, it features improvised responses to the audio collage.

This program explores three ways of improvising by responding to pre-recorded sound, to a graphic score and forgotten sounds, and to the moving imagery of an original film. Violist/composer Heather Bentley’s new graphic score Amage #2 will begin the program, followed by Daniel Husser’s stunning new film Synthetic Evolution depicting urban and natural landscapes in juxtaposition.

Event Details

Friday, February 22, 2019 | 8:00 PM
World Premiere of Ewa Trębacz’s Winter After Times of Fire

PONCHO Concert Hall (Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts)
710 E. Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98102
For inquiries, email at tickets@cornish.edu
For tickets, visit brownpapertickets.com

 

Music of Today. DXARTS: Until Spring

The DXARTS – Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media and the University of Washington School of Music are pleased to produce this event in Holographic Higher Order Ambisonic surround-sound.

Brand new Ambisonic works from Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) and School of Music composers Ewa Trębacz, Daniel Peterson, Wei Yang, Clayton Kinney and James Kenlee Wenlock are presented along with Morton Subotnick’s classic work of analog synthesis, A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur (1978).

Program

A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur | Morton Subotnick (8-channel tape)
Three Changes* | James Wenlock (Ambisonic soundtrack)
Splang* | Clayton Kinney (Ambisonic soundtrack)
Vanishing Portals* | Daniel Peterson (Ambisonic soundtrack)
Panta Rhei* | Wei Yang (Ambisonic soundtrack)
Inanna Descending* | Ewa Trębacz (Ambisonic sound and variable ensemble)

* World premiere

Performers

Mirta Wymerszberg | bandoneon
Josiah Boothby | French horn
Kin of the Moon ensemble | Heather Bentley (viola), Kaley Lane Eaton (soprano), and Leanna Keith (flute)

Event Details

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 7:30 PM
DXARTS: Until Spring feat. premiere of Inanna Descending 

Meany Center for the Performing Arts, Gerlich Theater
4040 George Washington Lane Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105
For more information, visit dxarts.washington.edu
Tickets: $15 regular / $10 student and senior