by Maggie Stapleton

JACK Quartet

The members of the JACK Quartet are no strangers to Second Inversion’s playlists – their recordings of Xenakis, Amy Williams, Ken Thomson are in regular rotation on our stream. On Saturday, March 15, they conclude a week-long residence at the UW School of Music and UW World Series with TWO performances at Meany Studio Theatre.

The “Early Show” at 7:30pm features world premieres by UW composition faculty: Juan Pampin’s “Respiración Artificial” (2014) for bandoneon, string quartet and electronics and Richard Karpen’s “Elliptic” (2014) for traditional Vietnamese instruments, electric guitar, and string quartet.

The “Late Show” at 10pm features improvised music with UW faculty musicians Cuong Vu (trumpet), Ted Poor (drums), Richard Karpen (piano), and Juan Pampin (live electronics), Stomu Takeishi, bass, and the members of the JACK Quartet.

This collaboration between the University of Washington and JACK Quartet really aligns with their mission to broaden and diversify the potential audience for new music through educational presentations designed for a variety of ages, backgrounds, and levels of musical experience. We highly recommend this event, and hope to present a broadcast of this concert in the coming months. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear them in Seattle!

And if you’re going to the early show, be sure to say “hello” to Seth Tompkins at the KING FM table – he will be representing KING and Second Inversion as part of our community outreach!

3 thoughts on “JUMPING JACKS AT UW

  1. Not only are they “dancing their name” – The “J” is John, the “A” is Ari, the “C” is Chris, and the “K” is Kevin….. : )

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