Composer Wayne Horvitz presents an evening of two of his newest works, both of which appear on recordings released in the Fall of 2018. The Snowghost Sessions features music created at Snowghost Studios in the spring of 2015 with long time collaborators Eric Eagle (drums) and Geoff Harper. Taking advantage of a week’s free studio time at a state of the art studio in Whitefish Montana, the sessions were devoid of any advance plan or expectation to even create a final outcome. Augmented by electronics, live processing, and keyboards, the piano trio then continued to work back in Seattle, finalizing the mixes in the winter of 2018.
Originally composed in 2004, These Hills of Glory is the fourth string quartet by Horvitz, and the second quartet to include improvising soloists. In 2008, These Hills of Glory received the NEA American Masterpieces prize. With funding from the NEA, a series of 8 concerts were presented, featuring the odeonquartet with various soloists, including Ron Miles, Bill Frisell, Eyvind Kang, Beth Fleenor, Peggy Lee, and violinist Carla Kihlstedt. The work will be released in October of 2018, featuring soloist Beth Fleenor on Clarinet, and released alongside Those Who Remain: Concerto for Orchestra and improvising soloist, featuring guitarist Bill Frisell.