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Black Music Matters At PONCHO

Wonderful events taking place this semester as part of our newly minted Black Music Matters course taught by Johnaye Kendrick. Beauty everywhere. This semester, Creative Corridor’s

The Live Music Project

John Cage started converting pianos while working at Kerry Hall. Jesse Myers returns to the idea's birthplace next week.

In 1940, while a faculty member at The Cornish School, John Cage devised methods of converting the piano into, as he described, “a percussion ensemble under the control of a single player. On Friday February 17, at the same Cornish where it all began, Jesse Myers will be performing Cage’s 'Sonatas and Interludes' for prepared piano. Curious? Here's our preview. (Cornish Presents: Jesse Myers, 8pm at PONCHO Concert Hall at Cornish College of the Arts)

A few photos from last week's wonderful workshops with Chemical Clock and Harris Eisenstadt's Old Growth Forest. The Cornish Music Department continues to bring in incredible artists to work with our students.

old growth forest "redwood"

Today we welome Harris Eisenstadt's "Old Growth Forest" to the PONCHO Stage for a workshop at 12noon. Free and open to the public. In addition to Harris on drums, the group features Tony Malaby on saxophones, Jeb Bishop on trombone, and Jason Roebke on bass. Please joins us.

jeb bishop, tony malaby, jason roebke, the stone, september 1, 2015

Bad Habitat, by Chemical Clock

Tonight: The Cornish Music Department and Cornish Presents is very pleased to welcome Racer Sessions and Chemical Clock. 7:30 in Room 114 of Kerry Hall. Check out this great track from Chemical Clock's 2014 release, Bad Habitat.

10 track album

NUMUS Northwest Debuts At Kerry Hall

NUMUS Northwest kicks off Saturday at Cornish's Kerry Hall! A day-long event dedicated to the creation, performance, and experience of new music in Seattle comes to Cornish College of the Arts.

Cornish News

Cornish's Music Department is stepping into an exciting weekend of almost non-stop music. Tonight (1/27) we celebrate 42 years of the great James Knapp with his Scrape Ensemble. Saturday (1/28) Cornish will host NUMUS Northwest, a day-long celebration of new music in Seattle and Monday (1/30) we look forward to our continued partnership with Racer Sessions by presenting their great work in a workshop, Racer at Cornish Details at the Cornish main website.

Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto: Vai e Vem

A wonderful new video from Cornish Music Department faculty member Jovino Santos Neto, featuring faculty members Chuck Deardorf, Ben Thomas, and Mark Ivester.

Composition and arrangement by Jovino Santos Neto Jovino Santos Neto, piano Ben Thomas, vibraphone Chuck Deardorf, bass Mark Ivester, drums Jeff Busch, percu...




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