Composer's Salon: Friday, November 7, 2014

Seattle Composers' Salon
What: An evening of music and discussion with Seattle composers:

           Jacob Zimmerman
           Nat Evans
           Keith Eisenbrey
           S. Eric Scribner

When: Friday, November 7, 2014, 8:00 PM

Where: Chapel Performance Space (link), 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th Floor

How Much: $5-15 donation

Composer's Salon: Friday, September 5, 2014

Seattle Composers' Salon
What: An evening of music and discussion with Seattle composers:

           Paul Gillespie
           Jessika Kenney
           Jim Knapp
           Angelique Poteat

When: Friday, September 5, 2014, 8:00 PM

Where: Chapel Performance Space (link), 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th Floor

How Much: $5-15 donation

July 2014 Salon is Cancelled

Due to the July 4th holiday weekend, the July Salon is cancelled. The next Salon will be held on September 5, 2014 at the Chapel Performance Space.

New curator, John Teske

At the recent Salon in May, Tom Baker announced he will be stepping down as curator. Tom will still be involved as a board member and I (John Teske) will be taking over the Salon hosting, booking, and communications. I am excited to step into this role and look forward to continuing Tom's great work fostering the development, presentation, appreciation of new music in our community. If we haven't met and you'd like to have a piece on a future Salon, feel free to send me an email or catch me after a Salon. Also, if you're not familiar with my work, there are many listening samples on my website.

Tom and I thought it would be nice at this transition to give a recap of the Salon history: The Seattle Composers' Salon was first hosted by Christian Asplund in in the summer of 1999. He moved away shortly thereafter and Tom Baker became the host in the fall. The Salon was first held at the Mennonite Church in Lake City, then moved to Soundbridge at Benaroya Hall, and is now in residence on the Wayward Music Series at the Chapel Performance Space. Over the years, there have been more than: 80 salons, 300 compositions, 700 performers, and 130 individual composers. The Salon has commissioned new work, sponsored concerts, and held events such as Phil Kline's Unsilent Night, the New Music Holiday Office Party, and the Is That Jazz? Festival. The Salon has featured local, regional and national composers including John Adams, Gabriela Lena Frank, Joel-Francois Durand, Wayne Horvitz, and Martin Bresnik.

Composer's Salon: Friday, May 2, 2014

Seattle Composers' Salon
What: An evening of music and discussion with Seattle composers:

           William O. Smith
           Tom Baker
           John Teske
           Keith Eisenbrey

When: Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:00 PM

Where: Chapel Performance Space (link), 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th Floor

How Much: $5-15 donation

Composer's Salon: Friday, March 7, 2014

Seattle Composers' Salon
What: An evening of music and discussion with Seattle composers:

           Clement Reid
           Coreena
           Aaron Keyt
           Jay Hamilton

When: Friday, March 7, 2014, 8:00 PM

Where: Chapel Performance Space (link), 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th Floor

How Much: $5-15 donation