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September Salon previews

Matthew James Briggs


Radiant Light, for two violins and cello with recorded natural soundscape audio

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Jeremy Shaskus


Transference, a collection of 10 pieces that are based off of drum patterns from electronic dance music, hip hop, and other pop music in a chamber setting. This concept was conceived in 2013 after realizing my dream of being a commercial composer. Like many millennials I grew up listening to hip hop and EDM as well as jazz and classical music. When I returned to Seattle after my stay around New York, I wanted to find a way to capture the sound of my generation and expose my friends that don't play or study music to modern, less mainstream art music. What will be performed is what I have finished of this project which is roughly 4 movements.”

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Jay Hamilton


“Jay Hamilton with Maurice Colasurdo and Gordon Frazier as the Turtling Dithers will present 3–4 'songs' from their next 'musical', Nothing is What it Seems. The theme is libraries/books/searching and as the title says, the songs chosen are slightly different from our 'usual' folk/blues style and we hope will show various influences from the musical past.”

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Michael Owcharuk

"I will be presenting a few recent band compositions in solo piano versions. I have been working towards developing a vocabulary that strives to reflect emotional information in a genuine way. The challenge is navigating the myriad of ways people perceive emotions in instrumental music."

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