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Cornish Music Series Presents You Won’t Have This Avatar of Vishnu to Kick Around Anymore

April 03, 2009

SEATTLE, WA – This year’s Cornish Music Series concludes with a recital of electro-acoustic works by faculty member John Burrow. The performance will feature the premiere of You Won’t
Have This Avatar of Vishnu to Kick Around Anymore
, a light-hearted alternative ending to the great Hindu epic the Ramayana, for voices, electronics, and rhythm section. The program will feature works such as Intro (Boogie Shoes), One-liner Medley, and FFTbone.  In addition, clarinetist Beth Fleenor will remount the 2004 Burrow commission Tennessee Mermaid for solo improvised clarinet and processing.

You Won’t Have This Avatar of Vishnu to Kick Around Anymore
Saturday, April 18, 8pm

PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 East Roy Street, Seattle
Tickets: $15 general, $7.50 students, alumni & seniors

For information on how to purchase tickets, please visit or call 206.726.5011.

For additional information or to request images please contact Meike Kaan or Beth Fleenor.

About the Performers

John Burrow is a composer of electro-acoustic and instrumental music for film, video, dance and installation. Burrow originally studied music at the University of Hawaii, and then completed his degree in jazz piano at Cornish (B.F.A., 1990). He is currently a faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts, as well as holding the position of music technical director. He also keeps himself busy as an audio recording engineer of music spanning multiple genres. He will be featured on voice, keyboards and electronics.

Other performers will include:

Eli Clark (trombone), Greg Larson (trombone), Beth Fleenor (clarinet), Dawn Clement (voice, keyboards, electronics), Chuck Deardorf (bass), and Brad Gibson (drums and percussion).

About Cornish College of the Arts
Cornish College of the Arts is nationally recognized as a premier college of the visual and performing arts offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in dance, theater, art, design and performance production, and a Bachelor of Music degree. A pioneer in arts education, Cornish College of the Arts sprang from the remarkable vision of Nellie Cornish, a woman determined to cultivate the arts in Seattle when it was scarcely more than a frontier town. Her philosophy of educating the artist through exposure to all the arts was progressive at the time, and continues to be innovative today.