[H&R] Tactile Harmony II: the Vocal Music of Stephen Fandrich
jonmitten at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 10:14:38 PST 2007
says Oct. 26th. is that a typo?
On Nov 9, 2007 9:23 AM, Joseph Gray <josephgray at grauwald.com> wrote:
> > Wallingford
> > Friday, November 9th, 8:00 P.M.
> > The Chapel Performance Space at The Good Shepherd Center,
> > 4649 Sunnyside Avenue N.
> > Jim Cole will not be present for this concert
> > About the artists
> > Jim Cole began practicing harmonic overtone singing in 1991. He
> > Spectral Voices in 1996. Jim received an artist fellowship award from
> > Connecticut Commission on the Arts, which supported the production and
> > release of Spectral Voices' debut CD Coalescence. Jim has collaborated
> > Steve Roach, Mathias Grassow and many other musicians.
> > Stephen Fandrich, a member of the Monktail Creative Music Concern
> > (monktail.com), is an artist with a unique perspective. As part of a
> > of piano innovators, he has been surrounded by the piano all his life,
> > however, his interest in music was not apparent till about the age of
> > thirteen. He began learning music at the piano by ear from recordings
> and by
> > rote from his father Darrell Fandrich, a gifted pianist and renowned
> > technician. Fandrich attended Cornish College of the Arts as a jazz
> > under Randy Halberstadt, as a classical pianist under Peter Mack and
> > finished with a degree in music composition under Jarrad Powell. In 2003
> > Stephen Fandrich gave his debut concert as a classical pianist at the
> > Art Museum playing his own works amid a classical program of Bach,
> > Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff. Quietly, word of Fandrich's pianism has
> > throughout the Northwest in classical and jazz circles though his
> > appearances have been scarce. Viewed by his peers as an incredible
> > performer, interpreter and improviser at the piano, surprisingly it is
> > voice that has brought him the most acclaim. His skill as a vocalist,
> > overtone-singer and composer for voice, has brought him all around the
> > Sound area and the Northwest, Alaska, New York, Hawaii, Canada, Central
> > and Bali. Fandrich has dedicated much of his study and composition to
> > evolution of his voice as a member of Gamelan Pacifica (A traditional
> > Indonesian percussion orchestra with a rich tradition of vocal music),
> > Waterman/Fandrich collaborations in music and poetry and as founder and
> > director of the Seattle Harmonic Voices ( seattleharmonicvoices.com).
> > Gamelan Pacifica has performed extensively in the Pacific Northwest, as
> > as Canada and other parts of the U.S. Originally formed in 1980, Gamelan
> > Pacifica is among the finest ensembles devoted to the performance of
> > for gamelan in the U.S. It is an active and adventurous ensemble, with a
> > reputation for creating diverse productions merging traditional and
> > contemporary musical forms with dance, theater, puppetry, and visual
> > They have been guest performers on The Smithsonian Institute's Festival
> > Indonesia, New Music Across America Festival, Vancouver New Music
> > On the Boards, Walker Art Center, Performing Arts Chicago, many others.
> > the Northwest they perform regularly and have appeared at the University
> > Washington, Seattle University, Town Hall, Cornish College of the Arts,
> > Seattle Art Museum, Evergreen State College, Centrum, Bumbershoot
> > Arts in Nature Festival, University of Orgeon, Whidbey Institute,
> > CenterStage, and many, many others. Visiting artists have included some
> > the most notable artists of Indonesia, including Sutrisno Hartana, Wayan
> > Sinti, Didik Nini Thowok, Sri Djoko Rahardja, I Made Sidia, Endo Suanda,
> > Dedek Wahyudi, Goenawan Mohamad, and Tony Prabowo. Gamelan Pacifica's
> > Trance Gong has received international acclaim and is available from O.O
> > Discs. Gamelan Pacifica is directed by noted composer and Cornish
> College of
> > the Arts Professor Jarrad Powell.
> > "With an air of timelessness, Gamelan Pacifica has done an unparalleled
> > of taking gamelan music to new heights, while remaining respectful to
> > roots and cultural significance of its instruments."
> > - SOMA Magazine
> > The Seattle Harmonic Voices is an a capella vocal ensemble dedicated to
> > expanding the possibilities of the human voice through overtone singing,
> > technique widley touted as a vocalists ability to sing multiple tones
> > simultaneously.
> > SHV, directed by Stephen Fandrich, was founded in the fall of 1999, and
> > produced a two CD set titled Harmonic Voice, developed notated scores,
> > presented many of its own intimate performances and workshops in the U.S
> > and Canada. SHV is honored to have been featured at Town Hall Seattle
> > Every Voice, and Dempster Diving), Bainbridge Performing Arts Center, On
> > Boards, the Center for Spiritual Living (1st annual Seattle Sacred Music
> > Festival), the Cornish Series at Cornish College of the Arts, the
> > Foundation at Fort Warden State Park, the mason County community concert
> > association, the Whidbey Institute, the Arts in Nature Festival, Samadhi
> > Yoga, KBCS, KUOW, and live for Sonarchy Radio (produced by Jack Straw)
> > KEXP, an award winning international webcast station.
> > The music of the Seattle Harmonic Voices, composed by Stephen Fandrich
> > primarily slow, meditative and focused resonance with reverence to
> > forms of overtone singing, to musical elements of other cultures,
> > music, free and structured improvisation, mimesis, and to the crafted
> > of just-intonation.
> > Performers for these two evenings will include:
> > Scott Adams, Stephen Fandrich, Jeppa Hall, Joseph Gray, Jarrad Powell,
> > Roger Nelson, Maeg O'Donoghue Williams, Gretta Harley.
> Harvard & Roy Arts Council
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