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October 2020

In This Together (1:30PM performance time, livestreamed)

October 25, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Keller Fountain Park, SW 3rd Ave. & Clay St.
Portland, OR OR United States
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In This Together concert

The Halprin Landscape Conservancy and Cascadia Composers present In This Together A performance bearing witness to change, protest, revolution and the power of rebirth in the 50th year of the historic Keller Fountain DATE: Sunday, October 25th, 2020 VENUE: Keller Fountain Park, SW 3rd Ave. & Clay St., Portland OR TIMES: 2 shows! 12 noon & 1:30 PM (PDT) This one-hour, socially-distanced concert honors renewal and connection in a time of uncertainty and turbulence. Join us in person or online…

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November 2020

Presentation by Lisa Neher

November 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Lisa Neher: Composing for Singers University-trained composers typically study instrumental writing and orchestration for two or more terms, walking away with at least one of the major textbooks on the subject to use as a reference. In contrast, courses in composing for singers and published references are rare. Composer & new music mezzo-soprano Dr. Lisa Neher will share an overview of effective writing for singers, including topics such as range, tessitura, voice types, text setting, pitch and harmonic support, notation…

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December 2020

Presentations by Charles Rose and Jeff Rosick

December 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

1st - Charles Rose  In this presentation I will discuss the contents of my articles on the New Polish School published in the most recent issue of Subito and consider what lessons we can learn from them as Portland composers in 2020. The questions they asked themselves are still relevant to us today: what is the role of the composer in society? How can we innovate aesthetically and technically? How do we write music that is both relevant to the…

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January 2021

Presentation by Adam Eason

January 11 @ 7:30 pm

January 11th, 2021: Adam Eason -- Music based on LaFollett mode   I'd been writing music using Alex LaFollett's vast mode catalogue, so the talk would be about my experience navigating and using those scales. (Note from Liz)-(Alex gave a program last year to present his mode catalogue.) For information on Adam Eason, please visit: https://www.adameasonmusic.com/ These presentations are part of a monthly series by our members. They are typically held the second Monday of every month.

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February 2021

Presentation by Paul Safar

February 8 @ 7:30 pm

Free and open to the public! Watch from anywhere in the world! Zoom link (go here at time of presentation): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86997739502 Meeting ID: 869 9773 9502 February 8th, 2021: Paul Safar -- Musical Projects My personal experience as a composer-performer-teacher in the time of Corona. I will summarize some of the musical projects that have occurred for me since the pandemic began. Mostly I will talk about some unexpected compositions, improvisations and collaborations that have come about, often as a…

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