Earshot Jazz Festival presents Samantha Boshnack: Seismic Belt
Friday October 12, 7:30pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S., Seattle
$20 adults, $18 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military.
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This eight-movement work is an exploration of seismic activity along the Ring of Fire through musical composition, experimenting with the friction of geographic shifts to create a new harmonic topography. The music examines our relationship with the earth we live on, and the element of risk and faith in that uneasy cohabitation. Movements of the work draw on influences and stories from some of the cultures and people living on the Ring in places such as Chile, Japan, Alaska, Western Samoa, and Russia.
I wrote “Seismic Belt” during a 3-month residency at 18th Street Arts Center earlier this year, through their annual Make Jazz Fellowship in Los Angeles. This award is sponsored by the Herb Alpert Foundation to support promising, emerging composers. The music was debuted in two concerts in LA with an all-star band I assembled. This Earshot Festival performance of “Seismic Belt” debuts an incredible line-up of Seattle musicians joined by one special guest from my Los Angeles band – Lauren Elizabeth Baba.
Seismic Belt is:
Samantha Boshnack – trumpets
Chris Credit – tenor & baritone saxophones
Begin Scarseth – violin
Lauren Elizabeth Baba – violin & viola
Alex Chadsey – piano
Troy Schiefelbein – upright bass
Max Wood – drums
Samantha Boshnack’s Seismic Belt Live in Santa Monica will be released in March 2019 on Orenda Records!