Permainų muzika, 2016, Klaipedos, Lithuania

On September 22, 2016, Karen Bentley Pollick performed "Cluck Old Hen Variations", with video by Fred Kolouch at the Permainų Muzika festival 2016, in Klaipedos, Lithuania (on the west coast). Further info here.


Baltic Times interview/review: "Composer pays tribute to his homeland, Vilna (Vilnius)"

The Baltic Times, the leading English language news source for the Baltic States, published the following review/interview on Sept. 7. 2016, written by Aiste Ptakauske. The original is on line here or click below to see article expanded.

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Upcoming Events - details

Thursday, May 28, 2016, 7pm wine/beer Reception, 8pm concert. Bruce Beasley's Sculpture Studio, 323 Lewis St. Oakland, CA. "Congregations," for eight cellos, performed by Celloscape Collective: A Contemporary Music Cello Ensemble in SF Bay Area. Please avoid parking in front of houses on Lewis St. We recommend you park on 3rd St. $20 tickets (drinks included); $25 at the door. Also works by Klein, Rubin, Sollima, Patzneg and Requcera.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm - Tytuvenai Festival, Lithuania.
World Premiere of Violin Concerto "How Did It Get So Late So Soon?"(2016), Karen Bentley Pollick, Violin; Lithuanian National Opera & Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Robertas Šervenikas, conductor.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm - Permainu Muzika/Music of Changes Festival, Klaipėdos koncertų salė, Šaulių g. 36, Klaipeda, Lithuania. Karen Bentley Pollick performs Violin, Viola & Video Virtuosity 2016, includes "Cluck Old Hen Variations" with film by Fred Kolouch, and other works.

Wednesday, November 9, University of Colorado Composer Seminar lecture, Boulder, Colorado

Friday, November 11 & Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Boulder, Colorado. US Premiere of violin concerto "How Did It Get So Late So Soon? - an homage to Dr. Seuss" (2016), Karen Bentley Pollick, Violin, Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Bahman Saless, conductor.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm - Karen Bentley Pollick performs Violin, Viola & Video Virtuosity 2016, includes "Cluck Old Hen Variations" with film by Fred Kolouch, and other works. Seattle, Washington, Chapel of Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, 4th Floor, corner of 50th Street in Wallingford, Seattle.


List of Events, 2013-2015

While the most recent events are on the front page of the web site, older events are periodically archived.

Here are the events from 2013-2015:

— Events in 2015: Yi David Yang and Jack Van Geem perform "Library of Babel," S.F. Conservatory of Music (Feb. 22); Lecture/concert at CCRMA, Stanford University (March 4); New Music Works performs "Dybbuk" (Oct. 24); Lecture/concert on Mills College's Songlines series (Nov. 23), including performance of "Cluck Old Hen Variations."

— Events in 2014: US premiere of "Fox Hollow," in Lafayette, Danville and Berkeley, California (Feb 21-24); "Cluck Old Hen Variations" performances: Vilnius, Lithuania (June 16), SPECTRUM in New York, with premiere of film by Fred Kolouch (Oct 5), Detroit Institute of Arts (Oct 10), CCRMA, Stanford (Nov 20); World premiere of "Eight O's in Woolloomooloo" for baroque strings and voice, S. F. Early Music Society, Berkeley, California (Dec 4).

— Events in 2013: Lectures at U.C. Berkeley (March) and Sonoma State (April); premiere of "NotomotoN Unstrung", for mandolin and computer-controlled percussion, at U.C. Irvine (April); World premiere of "The Library of Babel," at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Arcata, California (July); University of Victoria Orion Fellow for 2013, with World premiere of "Fox Hollow" for string quartet and Canadian premiere of "The Space Between Us," "May All Your Children Be Acrobats," and 8 other works (November), Victoria, B.C., Canada.


Robots are at it again... Music in the Space Between Us 

Write up and interview about March 5th (2016) Seattle concert by Jill Kimball in Second Inversion.

Recommendation from MEMETERIA by Thomas May

If you find yourself in the upper left hand corner of the country, hope you can join us and our mechanical friends in... "Music from the space between us," a concert performed by humans and robots featuring the Lafayette String Quartet, Robotic instruments by Trimpin, radiodrum soloist Andrew Schloss and Luminaries from Seattle to Lithuania; with music by Dimitri Shostakovich, Rebecca Clarke and David A. Jaffe.

Chapel Performance Space, 7:30 PM, March 5th. $15 on-line, sliding scale at the door (free for robots). At the Historic Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., 4th Floor, Seattle WA (corner of 50th St. in Wallingford)

Presented by Nonsequitur. Thanks to Yamaha USA. The Space Between Us, for 8 strings, and robotic percussion instruments was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit the project page

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