Kin of the Moon (Seattle) and Strange Interlude (LA) team up for the first of an ongoing series of collaborations titled STRANGE MOON, featuring six newly commissioned works for flute, viola, cello, harp, vox/piano, and electronics.
Back in 2019, Kin of the Moon and Strange Interlude hatched a plan to commission some of our favorite composers to write ten minute works featuring our combined ensemble of flute, viola, cello, harp, vox/piano, and electronics. Things went globally sideways, and instead of unveiling our STRANGE MOON new repertoire in Fall of 2020, we are well into 2022 with even more excitement and appreciation for these gorgeous creations.
Composers Wayne Horvitz, Sarah Bassingthwaighte, Nebal Maysaud, Michaud Savage, Abbey Blackwell, and James Falzone have crafted exquisite pieces for this performance that represents Kin of the Moon’s return to the live Seattle stage. All the works contain through-composed as well as improvised elements. We are thrilled by these texts, and the sonic, textural, and architectural imagination lying within these compositions, and we can’t wait to share these new pieces with everyone! This program is STRANGE MOON I – next in the series will take place in Los Angeles in May with different repertoire.
Kin of the Moon is Leanna Keith, flutes; Heather Bentley, viola; Kaley Lane Eaton, vox/keyboard. Strange Interlude is Lily Press, harp, and Simon Linn-Gerstein, cello.
Presented by Nonsequitur.