Community update: November 2016

Dead music revival
Dead music revival buzzer bonanza. Improv was had, and it was spectacular.

In this edition: A dead music project, a new intern, local media & grant deadlines, and more!

LMP news

We played Boothoven and Ghotzart!
Back in September, LMP board chair Kevin Clark half-joked that it might be fun to do a Halloween fundraiser for the Live Music Project called the Dead Music Project, where we’d program new pieces arranged in the style of long-decomposed composers. Thanks to the generosity and hard work of a few Seattle artists, we were able to make it happen this weekend. Several Seattle composers (very much alive) met the challenge and prepared modern arrangements of music written hundreds of years ago, as well as new works interlaced with old, familiar themes. Our intrepid ensemble performed these works with gusto, and we brought the evening to a close with a ridiculous, rousing, fantastic improv session compete with buzzers and kazoos. Thank you to all who created, performed, attended, and supported us as part of the Dead Music Project!

We welcomed our first intern!
Joining us this fall is communications intern Brendan Howe. Brendan enjoys building and strengthening musical communities and strongly believes in their capacity to enrich lives. His reviews, previews, and interviews can be found on the Live Music Project, KING FM 98.1’s Second Inversion, and VAN Magazine. At the LMP, he’ll be learning about tools for communicating and organizing information. He’ll also be heading up our Spontaneous Free Tickets program, so if you hear from him, please give him a warm welcome!

You lifted us up!
A heartfelt thank you to our donors this month: Jessica Fredican, Mike Holzinger, Emma Lynn, Bill Manos, John Reale, and two anonymous heroes! Thanks also to the Steinway Gallery of Seattle for the generous donation of space. And to our volunteers: Brendan, Donna, Emily, Jon, Josh, Kevin, Kiesha, Mike, Nick, and Spencer. You make everything possible! (Hey, do you love the LMP? Join us as a volunteer or a donor!)

Community announcements

  • Join the conversation about the future of King Street Station on Nov. 5 (and enjoy a pancake breakfast) as they unveil the design and explore the possibilities for the community art space.
  • The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Town Hall will present a free interactive workshop on Nov. 7 for arts and cultural organizations to create their own Emergency Action Plan.
  • New Music Happy Hour returns on November 30, 5:30 pm at Queen Anne Beerhall.
  • The Office of Arts and Culture announced a new Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute facility grant to celebrate, nurture, present and preserve African American and Diaspora performing arts and cultural legacies.
  • The Quinton Morris Project is proud to launch the Key to Change violin studio in South King County, which will serve middle and high school students of color and lower economic backgrounds in Renton, Kent, Auburn, Maple Valley, and Federal Way neighborhoods.
  • Announcing NUMUS Northwest, a day-long event dedicated to the creation, performance, and experience of new music in Seattle; more details + call for submissions at the link!
  • The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is hiring an artist selection panel coordinator.
  • KING FM is hiring!
  • KEXP is hiring an events producer, donor services manager, and more.
  • Seattle Music Partners is seeking volunteer music tutors.

Notable deadlines

  • November 2 – City Arts calendar (Holiday Issue) submission deadline
  • November 2 – The Stranger: Seattle Art & Performance (winter issue) submission deadline
  • November 5 – Seattle Magazine February print calendar submission deadline
  • December 1 – City Arts calendar (Future List Issue – January 2017) submission deadline
  • December 1 – Omaha Under the Radar application deadline
  • December 15 – Upstream Music Festival submission deadline
  • January 12 – New Music USA Project Grant application deadline
  • Rolling – 4Culture Open Arts Grant; apply at least 6 weeks prior to event date
  • Rolling – Seattle Times calendar (digital and print); submit 14 days in advance
  • Rolling – Seattle Met digital calendar; submit 2-4 weeks in advance
  • Rolling – LMP calendar submission deadline is 1 week prior to performance date; deadline for weekend digest is Wednesdays @ 5pm
  • Rolling – Spontaneous Free Tickets may be donated up to 1 day prior to performance date

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