Wayward Music Series presents the concert “Luke Fitzpatrick: The Light Strikes” with violinist Luke Fitzpatrick. The program with solo works fusing violin, electronics and voice includes newly commissioned works by composers Kerrith Livengood, Sam Krahn, Marcin Pączkowski and Luke Fitzpatrick. The concert will also feature a “golden” classic: a work for violin and electronics written for Luke by Jeff Bowen.
Pączkowski’s composition, “Softly Shall You Sleep” is a musical piece for violin, voice, and live electronics that draws on inspiration from a variety of sources, from great contemporary artists, through rock bands of the 1970s, all the way back to the 19th century art song. It takes the listener on a journey through different times and styles, where real and imagined artifacts appear and disappear. The piece was commissioned by and written for Luke Fitzpatrick, who will premiere it in this concert.
Marcin Pączkowski is a composer, conductor, digital artist, and performer, working with both traditional and electronic media. As a composer, he is focused on developing new ways of creating and performing computer music. His pieces involving real-time gestural control using accelerometers have been performed in the United States, Poland, Canada, and South Korea. As a conductor he regularly works with Evergreen Community Orchestra, presenting concerts of diverse repertoire to local communities. He is also involved in performing new music and has led premieres of numerous works in Poland and in the United States.
He received his Ph.D. in Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) from the University of Washington in Seattle where he also worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar. He holds Masters’ degrees from the Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland, and from the University of Washington. He received grants and commissions from Seattle Symphony, eScience Institute, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, and from Polish Institute of Music and Dance.
Tickets: $15 suggested donation at the door