Six Marimbas | Marcy Stone-Francois & Evergreen | Arx Duo
Six Marimbas is a beautiful fever dream featuring six fearless marimba players, paired with Evergreen, featuring the virtuosic Arx Duo playing a nature-inspired mallet duet in an enchanted forest.
Six Marimbas was commissioned by Erin Jorgensen and features original music written by Benjamin Marx & Brian Lawlor. Music performed by musicians Garrett Arney, Storm Benjamin, Erin Jorgensen, Rebekah Ko, Bonnie Whiting, & Mari Yoshinaga.
Evergreen features the music of American composer Robert Honstein, performed by Garrett Arney and Mari Yoshinaga of ArxDuo.
4pm record listening
Intentional Record Listening with Nordra (Monika Khot)
Let's listen to a record together – no cell phones allowed. Each artist has written a short blurb on why they chose a particular record. We'll read this together, and then hit play. Reduce your screen time while expanding your musical knowledge. Win-win.
Nordra is the project of London/New York based multi-instrumentalist and producer Monika Khot. The project lives as a means of bringing to the surface emotions of a nuanced nature.
Nordra’s masterful ability to deconstruct musical structure in a language of industrial music and noise alongside the alchemy of her live performance has led to her sharing the stage with artists of a psychotropic nature like beak>, Demdike Stare, SUMAC, Anthony Braxton, Yves Tumor, Puce Mary, and OXBOW.
Nordra has just finished work on her debut studio album “Time Did What Laughs”, produced by multi-faceted extreme, experimental and film score producer Randall Dunn. In between her touring-duties as bass player for Zola Jesus and her focus of scoring film and dance works, Nordra is playing select shows comprising works off past releases and songs from her new record.
Understanding Understanding with David Mitsuo Nixon
In this presentation, Dr. Nixon will attempt to explain what it means to understand something, and why, for example, AI bots like Chat-GPT don't understand a damn thing, even though they might sometimes look like they do.
Dr. David Mitsuo Nixon is a philosophy professor at the University of Washington (Bothell branch) where he teaches a variety of classes including Philosophical Explorations of Science Fiction, Ethics and Parenting, Philosophy and Music, as well as introductory Computer Science courses. He is also an artist and performer, and he plays the banjo in the bands The Half Brothers and "Awesome." He is also the parent of an amazing 10-year-old kid named Jules. DavidMitsuoNixon.com
*please note, the Half Brothers performance originally scheduled at this time slot is postponed to 2024
Ian Arthur Williams
Ian will be performing a set primarily on the harmonium, drawing from both original songs and lyrics, as well as deep cuts and alternate versions of recognizable songs, all tied together by themes of existentialism and time.
Ian Arthur Williams is a singer/songwriter, composer, and arranger residing in Seattle, WA. Ian is the co-songwriter, lyricist, and guitarist/vocalist with chamber-folk duo Glass Heart String Choir (with Katie Mosehauer), and has toured around the USA, Canada, and New Zealand. Ian’s theatre work has been performed at NYC’s Public Theatre, San Diego’s Old Globe, and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. They’re the recipient of the 2008 Richard Rodgers Award (Kingdom, words by Aaron Jafferis).