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Fire ∴ Refire

Oct 5, 8pm - Chapel Performance SPace

 

“Kin of the Moon is an experimental chamber troupe with an ear for the eclectic. A power trio with classical roots and sprawling musical tastes, their intimate performances blend classical music with sonic ritual, dissolving genre and erasing boundaries between performer and audience.”

– Maggie Molloy, Second Inversion

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What is kotm

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Music, movement, artistic creation, scholarship, or any kind of curiosity

 
 

Kin of the Moon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation

- founded by a trio of performer/improviser/composers who have created a resonant space where their individual musical inspirations are amplified by the vast possibilities that collaboration fosters. 

KOTM extends the spirit of collaboration to connections with artists within the Seattle community, along the West Coast corridor, and through technology, to like-minded artists around the globe. Acknowledging that ideas are nurtured by community, KOTM seeks out artists and organizations to partner with in service to the concept of promoting ever-expanding programs fueled by circles of involvement and manifesting unique local identity. 

The music of the KOTM ensemble is fully informed by classical music, world music, new music, and contemporary jazz,  with deep inquiry and ongoing involvement with the role of technology in creating new performance soundscapes. Their commitment to exploring sonic communication through a broad approach to improvising is woven into their original composed works, audience participation rites, and spontaneously created pieces. 

Ensemble members - violist Heather Bentley, flutist Leanna Keith, and vocalist/composer Kaley Lane Eaton - are conservatory trained musicians who each serve in the faculty of the Cornish College of the Arts where they bring their commitment to deeply disciplined individual work combined with an open minded commitment to fostering communities and a lifelong collaborative spirit to the next generation of musicians. 

KOTM believes that the pursuit of higher vibrational states, whether through Music, movement, artistic creation, scholarship, or any kind of curiosity, is the destiny of humanity, and is the birthright of every person on this beautiful planet. 

 
 
 

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HIGHER VIBRATIONAL LEVELS

Kin of the Moon is an improvisation-centric, technology-friendly chamber music series incubated in Seattle's rich musical scene. Headed by violist/improviser Heather Bentley, composer/vocalist Kaley Lane Eaton, and flutist/improviser Leanna Keith - Kin of the Moon explores sonic rituals, promotes cross-pollination of genres, emphasizes the communicative power of specific performance locales and celebrates the creativity that multiplies itself through the collaboration of performers and composers. The artists of Kin of the Moon devote their lives to reaching higher vibrational levels through sound creation.

 

THE CAT AND THE MOON

by: W.B. Yeats (1865-1949)


THE cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon,
The creeping cat, looked up.
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet.
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?
Maybe the mooon may learn,
Tired of that courtly fashion,
A new dance turn.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
From moonlit place to place
The sacred moon overhead
Has taken a new phase.
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
Will pass from change to change,
And that from round to crescent,
From crescent to round they range?
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.