Archive for January, 2012

John Seman’s Lil Coop Quartet Live at the Comet


Billy Monto – tenor sax

Mark Ostrowski – drums

John Seman – bass, composer

Stephen Fandrich – piano

Jack Straw / Monktail Composer Spotlight: Stephen Parris

Jack Straw Productions and Washington Composer Forum present

Composer Spotlight:
Monktail Creative Music Concern

Wednesday, January 11, 7:30pm – Jack Straw Productions

Saturday, January 21, 8:00pm – Good Shepherd Chapel, Monktail Composers Series Vol. 8

Friday, March 9, 8:00pm – Good Shepherd Chapel, Monktail Composers Series Vol. 9

Stephen Parris will share his recent works that delve into allowing a higher level of interpretation and freedom by the performer, and aleatoric contraptions for improvising musicians. We encourage you to bring an instrument of preference to try out one of these pieces if you are so inclined. These compositions will be recorded in 2012 as part of the Monktail Creative Music Concern’s Jack Straw Artist Residency and presented at the Monktail Composers Series at the Good Shepherd Chapel January 21 and March 9.