Cornish Presents in Collaboration with the 33rd Seattle Improvised Music Festival Featuring Tomeka Reid
Chicago-based cellist, composer and educator Tomeka Reid, equally adept in classical and jazz contexts, will be in residence from February 12-16 and will also perform in concert on February 15 in collaboration with the 33rd Annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival with Amelia Coulter '16 (trombone), Ruby Dunphy '18 (drums), Stephen Fandrich (piano), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), Ha-Yang Kim (cello), Katie Levine (piano), Carmen Rothwell (bass), Paul Rucker (cello) + dancers.
The Seattle Improvised Music Festival (SIMF) is the longest-running festival in the US dedicated solely to music that is completely improvised: no scores, no plans, no safety net. This is truly "music of the moment," allowing artists from diverse musical backgrounds to meet up in an atmosphere of spontaneity, intuition, playfulness, and discovery.
This project received support from Washington State Arts Commission; WESTAF, The Western States Art Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.