2017/2018 Season Overview

Return and Renewal

Welcome to Sound of Late’s second season! These casual, one-hour concerts feature innovative collaborations with composers and artists in unique formats. This season we’re excited to bring you concerts exploring cycles of change, ritual and rebirth, featuring three world premieres by American composers.

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Steelworks – October 21 & 28

A new season begins with an exploration of life and memory, including the haunting and evocative music of Japanese minimalist composer Somei Satoh and the strikingly beautiful and poignant music of Sarah Kirkland Snider, co-founder of New Amsterdam Records. The centerpiece of the evening is Anna Clyne’s Steelworks, accompanied by a video collage created by visual artist R. Luke DuBois.

Saturday, October 21 at 8pm (Portland)
Saturday, October 28 at 8pm (Seattle)

Book of the Dark – March 3 & 10

Sound of Late presents the winners of its first call for collaborators with the world premiere of Alan Shockley’s Book of the Dark, along with Alexander Miller’s Short Stanzas and Adriana Verdié’s Confluencia. Inspired by composers past, catch glimpses of John Dowland, Benjamin Britten, and Ruth Crawford Seeger in this concert exploring the juxtaposition of old and new.

Saturday, March 3 at 8pm (Seattle)
Saturday, March 10 at 8pm (Portland)

Rituals – May 10 & 19

Making coffee in the morning, blowing out the birthday candles, or throwing spilled salt over our shoulders: we have a collective compulsion to make and follow rituals. Beginning with Sequences by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Sound of Late starts an exploration of the actions, traditions and superstitions that bind us together.

Saturday, May 10 at 8pm (Seattle)
Saturday, May 19 at 8pm (Portland)