This October the wonderful musicians of my orchestra, the Northwest Sinfonietta, recorded a piece I composed for last April's "Art for Art's Sake" program, under the direction of David Lockington. My piece, Hot Shop, (linked to Soundcloud) was inspired by the concert collaboration with the Tacoma Museum of Glass and reminiscences of my sons' time learning how to blow glass in a very hot workshop.
In June 2017 I developed this homage to the elements of earth, water, fire, air and aether with Kaley Eaton, composer/vocalist/improviser/programmer. Using SuperCollider tech, Kaley programmed responses from the viola signal plus processed samples to create this 28 minute journey. Leanna Keith, flutist/improviser and all-around genius expands the work with her dazzling imagination. Atmokinesis is the ability to psychically control the weather. Photo credit: Daniel Husser
Beth Fleenor - opening audio from The Ballad of Ishtar
An excerpt from my 2015 opera The Ballad of Ishtar: opening featuring the utterly incomparable Beth Fleenor as the very pissed off goddess Ishtar.
Here's the first track of my good friend Wayne Horvitz's magnificent album 55: Music and Dance in Concrete. Trio Pardalote recorded this music in a cold, dark bunker at Fort Worden a few years back. Good memories.
Letters From Iraq with Rahim AlHaj
New Album! Collaboration with Steve Layton - Meeting Point
During the month of April 2015 I made a series of improvisations on the viola and piano and sent the files to my composer friend Steve Layton, also from Seattle, who mashed and combined and processed them in various and sundry ways. The result is our new album Meeting Point, available as a free digital download on Bandcamp on Steve's page. Enjoy!!
bach - goldberg variations arr. sitkovetsky
Trio Pardalote played live at the Classical KING FM studio in January 2013.
music as a sound sauna
From KUOW's studio in 2011 - interview with Heather featuring music of John Luther Adams and Osvaldo Golijov
jean cras string trio excerpt
From our inaugural Club Shostakovich event at the Royal Room - July, 2012.
Brahms sextet in g
From the May 4th, 2014 Vashon Chamber Music Season Finale. With Artur Girsky and Natasha Bazhanov, violins; Timothy Christie and Heather Bentley, violas; Douglas David and Rowena Hammill, cellos.