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Children’s Games (Seth Nehil)

Ling long bling a ling ling!

The program for composer Seth Nehil’s new “sonic cinematic performance” lists 19 sources: “Phylogenetic Thinking in Biology and Historical Linguistics,” “On the Limitations of the Iconog   More
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 BRETT CAMPBELL


Bleeps and bloops aren’t just for boys.

In 1995, Mills College student Heather Perkins was surprised to find herself one of the few women in a graduate electronic-music class. Mills, one of America’s most prominent undergraduate women   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 BRETT CAMPBELL

Fall Arts Guide 2011: Bring On the Rain

Dayglo landscapes, feral children, killer choruses and more art to keep you sane this fall.

Cover Story
The day is coming, not long from now, when you will have to go inside.

TBA Diary: The Hidden Life of Bridges

Hidden Life of Bridges, 9/8/11 Hawthorne Bridge, 2011 Time-Based Art Festival

The first big success of this year’s Time-Based Art Festival is Portland sound artist Tim DuRoche and Brooklyn video artist Ed Purver’s bridge project. Over the weekend, the south side of the Morrison Bridge piers boasted video projections inspired by its surprisingly beautiful hidden spaces, along with a slideshow of the faces of the engi...   More
Monday, September 12, 2011 by BRETT CAMPBELL

TBA Diary: Abraham.In.Motion, The Radio Play

abraham.in.motion radio show

New York choreographer Kyle Abraham found a rich concept—African American radio station sounds from the 1970s forward, recalled from his Pittsburgh childhood—and used that music (from quiet storm soul to funk to pop to hip hop, along with some original electronica), talk show banter and even the between-the-stations static as you turn the dial (remember radio dials?) as inspiration for his som...   More
Monday, September 12, 2011 by BRETT CAMPBELL

TBA Diary: Ten Tiny Dances

ten tiny dances 2011

TBA's annual late-night Ten Tiny Dances show didn’t get going till after 11 pm this year, but was worth the wait. This was a greatest hits show reprising earlier 10TD performances, all of which force the choreographers and dancers to use a small stage and a short time slot. Danielle Ross’ opening dance was further constrained by a virtual cage of bright green beams, and every time she touched ...   More
Monday, September 12, 2011 by BRETT CAMPBELL

Classical Departures

Third Angle Plays Thailand; Cappella Romana Plays Greece and Katie Taylor Leaves Opera Theater Oregon


Third Angle New Music Ensemble is performing in Chiang Mai at the Thailand International Composition Festival. After playing in Poland last week, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony is now in Vienna. And ...   More
Monday, July 18, 2011 by BRETT CAMPBELL

Open Spaces: Voices From The Northwest

Wonks gone wild.

Edited by former natural resources lawyer Penny Harrison, Open Spaces magazine has always struck me as an odd duck, an uneasy hybrid of general interest journalism and policy wonkery, poetry and pro   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 BRETT CAMPBELL

Oregon Bach Festival In Portland

The once Eugene-centered Oregon Bach Festival ventures north.

The Oregon Bach Festival began as a small conducting workshop at the University of Oregon, and has grown into one of America’s premier classical music festivals, featuring major concerts with mus   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 BRETT CAMPBELL

Klezmocracy Saturday, June 11

Music Stories
[ICONOKLEZMIC] “The title isn’t a coincidence,” says pianist and co-founder Ralph Huntley about Klezmocracy’s dizzyingly varied new CD, Reach. While the quintet—a first-rate jazz band tha   More
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 BRETT CAMPBELL
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