On Friday October 26, 2018 composer/pianist Wayne Horvitz returns to Port Townsend to introduce two recently released projects. “The Wayne Horvitz Trio/The Snowghost Sessions” and “These Hills of Glory.”
The Snowghost Sessions may look like a traditional jazz piano trio, but with the addition of electronics, samples, and Horvitz’ signature compositions, it is as much about sonic exploration as it is is about swing. The Snowghost Sessions refers to a recording studio in Whitefish Montana where the music was first created. It will be released in October on the Songlines label.
These Hills of Glory combines a classical string quartet, in 4 movements, with an improvising soloist. Performed by four of Seattle’s finest and in demand string players, they are joined by clarinetist Beth Fleenor, a long time collaborator of Mr. Horvitz. This piece will also be released on CD in October on the National Sawdust label. The piece will be paired on the release with Those Who Remain: Concerto for Orchestra and Improvising Soloist. This composition was commissioned and premiered by the Seattle Symphony in 2015, conducted by Ludovic Morlot and featuring guitarist Bill Frisell.
What – Wayne Horvitz featuring two unique ensembles
Where – Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2333 San Juan Avenue Port Townsend
When – 7pm Friday October 26th
Horvitz has a long-standing relationship as an artist working with Centrum, however this is not a Centrum event. Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/