Counterpoint | Phase: Music of Steve Reich Feb 2, 2016

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Pre-sale tickets for this event are sold out. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

Join us for a hypnotic evening of music in a non-traditional setting from the American master of minimalism. Seating is limited.

Nagoya Marimbas: Erin Jorgensen & Memmi Ochi
Cello Counterpoint: Rose Bellini
New York Counterpoint: Rachel Yoder
Violin Phase: Luke Fitzpatrick/Marcin Pączkowski

Conceived by OtB Ambassador James Holt.
Learn more about composer Steve Reich.

Cellist Rose Bellini is an avid performer of a wide variety of music, especially contemporary and experimental music. She regularly performs with classical music ensembles, modern dance companies, folk and rock bands, and chamber and orchestral groups from Seattle to New York City to San Francisco. A founding member of the mixed chamber ensembles REDSHIFT and Hotel Elefant, Rose plays with the Seattle Modern Orchestra and has recently appeared with the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Wordless Music Orchestra, Ensemble Signal, FLUX Quartet, Orchestra of St. Luke's, at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, and in venues from ranging from neighborhood bars to Carnegie Hall. 

Luke Fitzpatrick is a violinist, composer and improvisor.  In 2014 he performed Luigi Nono's La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura with both André Richard and Marcin Pączkowski.  He is a founding member and performs frequently with Inverted Space, the University of Washington's Modern Ensemble.  Additionally, he has performed with Deltron 3030, The Penderecki String Quartet, inauthentica, The Parnassus Project, The New Century Players, and as a guest artist with The Argento Chamber Ensemble for the West Coast premiere of Helmut Lachenmann's Mouvement (-- vor der Erstarrung).  His world premiere recording of Vera Ivanova's Quiet Light for solo violin was released on Ablaze Records in 2011.  Luke holds degrees from California Institute of the Arts and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  He is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Washington where he studies with Ron Patterson. 

Erin Jorgensen is a musician who also works at On the Boards.

Marimbist / Conductor / Multi-Media Artist, Memmi Ochi, has diverse musical interests and vast performance experience.  As a concert marimbist, Ms. Ochi has presented concerts and recitals in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. Both her experience with colored-hearing synesthesia and her growing up with Eastern and Western cultures gave her unique sensitivity, and her multi-media performances explore magical intersections between music and other senses.  She is a Doctoral Candidate in Percussion Performance at the University of Washington School of Music, where she also serves as a Teaching Assistant for the Percussion Program under the guidance of Tom Collier.

Marcin Pączkowski is a composer, conductor, and digital artist, working with both traditional and electronic media. He received his Masters' degrees from the Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland (composition and conducting), and from University of Washington in Seattle, Washington (composition). Currently he is a doctoral candidate in the Center for Digital Arts And Experimental Media (DXARTS). His current research is focused on motion tracking interfaces used for creating and controlling musical structures, as well as engaging computer media in improvisation. As a conductor and performer he is involved in performances of new music. His compositions were performed on many composers workshops and concerts in Poland and United States. He was a recipient of grants from Polish Institute of Music and Dance and Lesser Poland Scholarship Foundation Sapere Auso.

Rachel Yoder is a versatile clarinetist and teacher based in the Seattle area, currently performing with the Seattle Modern Orchestra, Madera Wind Quintet and the Odd Partials clarinet/electronics duo. Rachel is editor of The Clarinet, journal of the International Clarinet Association, and works as adjunct professor of music at the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA. She has performed and presented throughout the United States, including appearances at International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest conferences and Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) conferences. She earned her doctorate in clarinet from the University of North Texas, and also holds degrees from Michigan State University and Ball State University.