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Robin Holcomb/Kelsey Mines: Compost:People
November 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
Friday, November 4
Town Hall Forum
In-person* and livestream
The treasured, mesmerizing pianist Robin Holcomb, performs solo to celebrate her new CD and book of poetry and lyrics. Born in Savannah Georgia, Holcomb made her name in music in New York alongside Cecil Taylor, John Zorn, Bill Frisell, and Butch Morris among others. With numerous recordings under her belt, Holcomb has composed works for orchestra and is also the founder and co-director of The New York Composers Orchestra and the Washington Composers Orchestra. Now a longtime resident of Seattle her two-volume set of recordings for solo piano and voice, titled, One Way or Another will be released in October 2022 on the Westerlies Records label.
Also appearing: Kelsey Mines. The Earshot Golden Ear Emerging Artist of 2019, premieres her Festival-commissioned work Compost:People which addresses the toll of fossil fuels and petroleum products. Compost:People is a project of reimagining. The music reflects a dreamed, collective transition from petroleum products and fossil fuels, towards the organic, compostable and renewable. Visions of regeneration are conjured in this eight-piece chamber music work, by way of improvised, through-composed, and visual storytelling.
Joining composer and bassist Kelsey Mines are Aleida Gehrels on viola, Leanna Keith on flute, Walter Cano on trumpet, Jun Iida on trumpet, Beserat Tafesse on trombone, Jona Brown on piano, Greg Campbell on drums and percussion, as well as Ella Gomez on visuals and Colin Katagiri on visuals too. Ella Gomez is an Art Director and ceramicist based in Seattle.
*Earshot Jazz COVID-19 Policy: Earshot recommends that all ticket holders be vaccinated. Masks are strongly encouraged indoors unless actively eating or drinking. Policy subject to change. Full policy here.
Kelsey Mines photo by Sydnie Couch and Robin Holcomb photo by Peter Gannushkin