Indie filmmaker Bill Morrison, known for his riveting collages of archaic footage with original scores, joins forces with the famed Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon for a one-of-a-kind evening. Morrison surfaces archival footage from Seattle’s history as a backdrop for Gordon’s electrified concerto for virtuoso pianist and multimedia artist Tomoko Mukaiyama.
Then Brooklyn-based composer William Brittelle offers up a new work that features his intoxicating blend of Classical artistry and indie-pop charm and Seattle artists Fly Moon Royalty perform their unique mix of blues, hip-hop and electronica with new orchestral backdrops.
Tomoko Mukaiyama will be signing at intermission. Fly Moon Royalty will be signing merchandise after the concert.
Pablo Rus Broseta studied composition and saxophone at the Conservatory of his native Valencia, carrying out further studies in conducting in Lyon, and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Universität der Künste Berlin.
Tomoko Mukaiyama, winner of the first prize of the Dutch Gaudeamus competition in 1991, has been engaged by prestigious orchestras and ensembles.
Dichotomy in a partnership is always tricky, but not for Seattle’s Fly Moon Royalty. Bleeding with all the heart and soul of blues and r&b, combined with the contemporary aesthetics of modern day electronica and hip hop, the collaboration of the Seattle-based duo is a perfectly fitting contradiction.
The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.
Love Letter for Arca (World Premiere)
The Unchanging Sea for Piano and Orchestra, with Film by Bill Morrison (World Premiere)
“Piece Of Me”
“In The Woods”
“Grown Man” / arr. Elliot Cole
“I Miss Her” / arr. Elliot Cole
“DNA” arr. William Brittelle
“In The Air Tonight” arr. William Brittelle
“RX” / arr. Ryan Brown
“Higher” / arr. Ryan Brown
Sonic Evolution: This is Indie! is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, which is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music WORKS features commissions, concerts and educational activities that use composition as a catalyst for collaboration and engagement in music.