Two distinctive Seattle composers present works for large ensembles:
Trumpeter Samantha Boshnack‘s alt-chamber orchestra B’shnorkestra recently released Go to Orange (Present Sounds Recordings). Featuring Alex Guy, Paris Hurley, Jherek Bischoff, members of Jim Knapp and Eyvind Kang’s Scrape, members of the SRJO, bassist Tim Carey, and drummer Greg Campbell, the The B’shnorkestra ’s bold and undulating blend of horn lines, strings and percussion is conducted by Joshua Kohl, co-founder of the Degen erate Art Ensemble.
Clarinetist Beth Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble (WE) presents exploratory scores grounded in Fleenor’s 20 Etudes for Blindfolded Musicians; WE also performs conduction, sonic meditation and Fleenor’s cross-stitched graphic scores. WE are Michele Khazak (voice), Kate Olson, Brian Bermudez, Chris Credit (reeds), Boshnack (trumpet), Naomi Siegel (trombone), Michael Owcharuk (piano), Paul Kemmish, Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), Campbell (percussion/horn), Adam Kozie (drums) and Fleenor (clarinet, voice, composition).