Marc Mellits makes music you can groove to. Funky rhythms, catchy riffs, and pulsing melodies—his music bursts with energy.
Tight Sweater is a prime example. Composed for the unlikely trio of cello, piano, and marimba, the piece dances through one restless and infectious groove after another, each with its own distinctive color and sound.
We’re thrilled to premiere our in-studio video of Mellits’ Tight Sweater performed by cellist Rose Bellini, pianist Brooks Tran, and marimbist Melanie Sehman.
For more music of Marc Mellits (including performances by marimbist Melanie Sehman), check out Good Vibes Only: a concert of minimalist music for vibraphones and marimbas this Friday, Aug. 30 at Washington Hall.
We hope to see you at NUMUS Northwest this Saturday, January 28 at Cornish College of the Arts!We shared the full schedule last monthand lately the NUMUS Northwest team has been giving you some close-ups and fun facts about the performers and presenters on social media. We’ll recap those below, but first, a few quick and friendly reminders:
NUMUS Northwest, a day-long event dedicated to the creation, performance, and experience of new music in Seattle, has announced their full schedule of sure-to-be inspiring performances, panels, talks, and community building!
Tickets are on sale here! $20 general admissions and students are free with ID at the door.
More about NUMUS Northwest
Where: Cornish College of the Arts, Kerry Hall
When: Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9am-10pm
Who:You! Students. Friends. Colleagues. Musicians. Artists. Creators. People who don’t know they like this kind of music (yet!)
Kerry O’Brien (Nief-Norf)
Jim Holt (Seattle Symphony)
Kevin Clark (New Music USA)
Shaya Lyon (Live Music Project)
James Falzone (Cornish College of the Arts)
Maggie Stapleton (Second Inversion/Classical KING FM)
Why: Inspired by theNew Music Gathering, the leadership team (many of whom have attended at least one NMG) has a strong desire to recreate the community-building, collaborative-natured, and artistically-stunning event with a focus on musicians and artists in the Northwest.
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Continuing our series of “Steve Reich videos around Seattle,” we’re pleased to share Rose Bellini’s performance of Cello Counterpoint at On the Boards!
This is our second of threeSteve Reich videosin collaboration with On the Boards Ambassador James Holt, who is presenting a concert dedicated to the music of Steve Reich on Tuesday, February 2 at 8pm:
Counterpoint | Phase– A hypnotic evening of music in a non-traditional setting from the American master of minimalism.
LINEUP: Nagoya Marimbas: Erin Jorgensen & Memmi Ochi Cello Counterpoint: Rose Bellini New York Counterpoint: Rachel Yoder Violin Phase: Luke Fitzpatrick/Marcin Pączkowski
Pre-sales for this event are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
CellistRose Belliniis an avid performer of a wide variety of music,especially contemporary and experimental music. She regularly performs with classical music ensembles, modern dance companies, bands, and chamber and orchestral groups from Seattle to New York City to San Francisco.
A founding member of mixed-chamber ensemblesREDSHIFTandHotel Elefant, Rose also regularly appears with theSeattle Modern Orchestraand Seattle Rock Orchestra. Other notable appearances include with the Wordless Music Orchestra, Ensemble Signal, FLUX Quartet, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, East Village Opera Company, Phoenix Ensemble, folk and rock bands, and in venues from ranging from neighborhood bars to Carnegie Hall.
Rose frequently collaborates with living composers from around the world and often premieres and records new works for cello and for chamber ensemble. A doctoral graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington, her primary teachers were Emilio Colón and Janos Starker.
As an arts entrepreneur, Rose has established herself as a resourceful fundraiser and leader in the music and arts community working in development for a variety of organizations. Rose serves on the board of theSwitchboard Music Festival in San Francisco, CA.