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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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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
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