Crystal Beth

Biography

Crystal Beth unleashed her first full-length studio record, PUSH THRU, in October 2019 – a solo incarnation using wailing vocals, amplified clarinet, beat-boxing and electronics to weave a sonic universe all her own. She has been described as “world music from an imaginary planet..quite compelling & magical” (Seattle Times), ”a supremely versatile and virtuosic maverick” (The Stranger), and “one of the most fearless and innovative musicians in Seattle…” (Earshot Jazz). Known for crafting aural rituals that encompass industrial chants, alien disco breaks, heart gushings, and robot love songs, Crystal Beth redefines the possibilities of the voice and clarinet in tight experimental pop songs and undulating, cathartic noise cries. Crafting moments that ricochet between meditation and a full body purge, she is an electric, adrenaline inducing performer voted Seattle’s Best Classical Musician and nominated for NW Vocalist of the Year. Under her full name, Beth Fleenor, she has been featured on recordings with polymaths including Wayne Horvitz, Jherek Bischoff, and Julie Slick, among many others (check full bio for lots of names of awesome people). PUSH THRU is now available through 7d Media.

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Upcoming Performances

Sunday, May 30th at 4:00 pm PDT

Music for Paul: A Concert in Memory of Paul Taub

Please join us for the memorial of flutist Paul Taub, who passed away on March 13.

Paul Taub was one of today’s leading interpreters of contemporary music. He was a long-time Professor of Music at Cornish College of the Arts and a presenter of innovative concerts with repertoire ranging from Bach to Takemitsu to Peteris Vasks. He performed widely across North and Central America, Europe, and Asia, appearing in many storied venues on those continents.

Taub’s passion for new music remained incandescent to the end. He had been planning to perform a world premiere at the spring festival held by the Seattle Flute Society, where he served as director-at-large; he had twice been president of the organization in previous years. He had also been on the boards of directors of Chamber Music America and the National Flute Association.

For more than twenty years he was the flutist and Executive Director of the Seattle Chamber Players, commissioning over 100 new works and performing in many major European cities as well as presenting over 100 concerts in Seattle. Throughout his life he touched many people with his infectious musical presence and spirit. Please join us as we remember him through multiple performances by Seattle artists, many of whom have written pieces for Paul.

Performers will include:
Members of Seattle Chamber Players
Seattle Modern Orchestra
Laurie DeLuca
Dave Sabee
Mikhail Schmidt
Byron Schenkman
Angelique Poteat
Kin of the Moon (Heather Bentley, Leanne Keith, Kaley Eaton)
Cristina Valdes
Beth Fleenor
Chuck Deardorf
Wayne Horvitz
Jarrad Powell
Jovinos Santos Neto
Michael Partington
Agata Zubel
Claire Chase
And many more…

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