RECORDINGS

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Nourishment

Contemporary music for gamelan by composers Philip Glass, Jessika Kenney, Stephen Fandrich, Lou Harrison, Jarrad Powell, and Al. Suwardi.
Performed by Gamelan Pacifica, Jarrad Powell, artistic director

with Jennifer Caine, violin; Sally Singer, cello; Jessika Kenney, voice; special guest, Hari Purwanto

This CD was released in 2015 by Gamelan Pacifica and Blind Stone Records. Recordings available from CD BabyiTunesAmazon and other web outlets. Also available in record stores.

 
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Lou Harrison: Scenes from Cavafy

Contemporary music for gamelan by the great American composer Lou Harrison.
Performed by Gamelan Pacifica, Jarrad Powell, artistic director; with John Duykers, voice; Adrienne Varner, piano; Jessika Kenney, voice; Gamelan Pacifica Chorus.

This is the world-premiere recording of three major works in authoritative performances by Gamelan Pacifica, which had a long association with the composer, performing and giving the Northwest premieres of all his major works for gamelan.

This CD was released in 2010 by New World Records. Recordings available from Amazon and other web outlets. Also available in record stores and on iTunes.

 
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Trance Gong

New music for extended gong/chime percussion orchestra
Performed by Gamelan Pacifica
Directed by Jarrad Powell

Includes works by John Cage, Jon Keliehor, Jeff Morris, and Jarrad Powell, plus two collaborative compositions by Signy Jakobsdottir, Jon Keliehor, Tom Fallat, and Jarrad Powell.

This CD was originally released in 1994 by What Next? Recordings. The CD is currently out of print. Downloads available from Amazon and from CD Baby. Also available on iTunes.

 
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Stonehouse Songs by Jarrad Powell

This release by composer Jarrad Powell is a record that defies categorization. With vocals by Jessika Kenney and some of Seattle's best instrumental performers. Jessika Kenney (vocals, sruti box), Eyvind Kang (viola), Adam Diller (clarinet), Annie Lewandowski (accordion), Tom Swafford (vioin), Jarrad Powell (metharmonium, spoken voice), Stephen Fandrich (vocal)

Gamelan Instrumentation: Jesse Snyder (gender), Julija Gelazis (siter), Michelle Doiron (slenthem), Stephanie Helm (slenthem), Jarrad Powell (gambang & kendhang), Stephen Fandrich (ketuk & kenong), Stephen Parris (kempul & gong)

This CD was released in 2007 by Present Sounds Recordings. Recordings available from Amazon and from CD Baby. Also available on iTunes.

 
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Natural Selection by Jarrad Powell

This CD by composer Jarrad Powell focuses on electroacoustic music. Most of the pieces on this recording were created to accompany the chroeography of Mary Sheldon Scott and were premiered with the Seattle-based contemporary dance company Scott-Powell Performance.

This CD was released in 2007 by Present Sounds Recordings. Recordings available from Amazon and from CD Baby. Also available on iTunes.

 

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Stonehouse Songs by Jarrad Powell
from Gamelan Pacifica on Vimeo.

Jessica Kenney, vocal; Eyvind Kang, viola/electronics
Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, Oct. 8, 2011
Nonsequitur Wayward Music Series

Text: from "The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse," translated by Red Pine, published by Empty Bowl, 1986. Used by permission of Empty Bowl Press


Prelude from Gamelan Pacifica on Vimeo.

music by Jarrad Powell; Adrienne Varner, piano; Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, Oct. 8, 2011; Nonsequitur Wayward Music Series


"Flock" - trio for strings by Jarrad Powell
from Gamelan Pacifica on Vimeo.

Brandon Vance, violin; Eyvind Kang, viola; Brad Hawkins, cello; Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, Oct. 8, 2011; Nonsequitur Wayward Music Series

 


Delta of C16H22O4 from Robert Campbell on Vimeo.

Image: Robert Campbell
Music: Jarrad Powell


Eidolon from Robert Campbell on Vimeo.

Eidolon (2004) sets animation by Robert Campbell to an electro-acoustic score by composer Jarrad Powell to create a melancholy “sound/image poem.”
Running time: 3'26"


Jarrad Powell, Beth Graczyk
John Cage's STEPS (Re-Interpretation)

Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, 2013

Created by Jarrad Powell, Beth Graczyk, and Robert Campbell; Directed by Jarrad Powell; Movement score by Beth Graczyk; Set design and construction by Reilly Sinanan

Movement performers: Beth Graczyk , Corrie Befort, Shannon Stewart, Alia Swersky, Mary Margaret Moore

Musicians: Angelina Baldoz, trumpet; Stuart Dempster, trombone; Julio Lopez, violin; Roger Nelson, piano; Jarrad Powell, percussion; and Paul Taub, flutes, with Jessika Kenney, conductor

Music: Atlas Eclipticalis (1961) with Winter Music (1958) by John Cage

Titles of the three paintings created: Disintegrating Loop; 12 Parameters; 24 Breaths

Special thanks to: Steve Peters and Nonsequitur; Cornish College of the Arts; Ray Kass and The Mountain Lake Workshop