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Presentations by Drew Swatosh and Elizabeth Blachly-Dyson – Cancelled

March 9 @ 7:30 pm


Cancellation Details:
A greater number of board members than usual were unavailable and we made a late decision to hold the meeting online. After all was said and done it turned out that nobody from Portland was going to be there. We’re very sorry because this should have been an avoidable issue, but we had to cancel because nobody from the board would be there to open and close the room and to facilitate. We will consider how to better handle this situation in the future.

Free and open to the public!

Watch from anywhere in the world! The presentations are streamed live at the time of presentation on our facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/CascadiaComposers/. For more details, see below.

Room 221 (Please note room change!),
Lincoln Hall at Portland State University. 
(1620 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97201)

 Social time ~7:15 PM
First presentation 7:30 PM
Second presentation (if there are two) 8:15 PM

1st: Drew Swatosh

Drew’s presentation is going to be on the 5 movement secular requiem they wrote for their Master’s thesis at Western Oregon University, where they received a Master of Music (with a focus in composition) in 2019. They are looking forward to the opportunity to share this work with more people.
For more information on Drew, please check out: http://drewswatosh.com/

2nd: Elizabeth Blachly-Dyson

Elizabeth will present her piece “Burning Foliage” for viola and piano, which won Fear No Music’s 2017 local composers’ contest. She will talk about how she combined a dodecaphonic tone row with the centuries-old chord progression, La Folia, to create the piece.
For more information on Elizabeth, please check out: https://blachly-dysonmusic.com/

Streaming Information:
At the time of the presentation, go to the Cascadia Facebook Page:  Scroll down past the “Photos,” “Recommendations,” “Videos” (these are older, saved videos), and “Upcoming Events” sections, and you should see the live video. It will say “Cascadia Composers is Live Now” and there will be a red “LIVE” icon at the top left hand corner of the video. Click on the video and it will open it up in a larger window. Be a little patient if you don’t see it right away–sometimes we are letting the presenter get set up and so the video may not begin exactly at 7:30 pm. The order of the sections like “Photos,” “Recommendations,” etc, may look slightly different depending on your computer/phone/browser.

As a reminder:
Generally, the doors to Lincoln Hall will be locked EXCEPT for the Broadway Entrance.  Please use the Broadway Entrance.  (If there is another event happening in the building, other doors might be unlocked; in which case we can use any unlocked door.)

For additional information, contact Liz Nedela.


March 9
7:30 pm


Lincoln Hall, Room 221, Portland State University
1620 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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