The Sound Wired Series begins its first complete season with Drivin&rsquo a recital constructed around contemporary music that draws from other genres such as jazz, funk, Cuban music, rock, pop and blue-grass. The title of this recital is derived from Evan Chambers&rsquo piece Come Down Heavy. This piece is based on four folk songs including &ldquo Steel Drivin&rsquo Man&rdquo , a movement that begins with a gritty, blues-inspired saxophone solo that evolves into chaos. The other three movements are equally emotionally driven, including the beautifully tender &ldquo Gave My Love a Cherry&rdquo , and &ldquo Oh, Lovely Appearance of Death&rdquo .
Nightlife is driven by the juxtaposition of structure and free improvisation. Like walking through New York or Chicago on a late Friday night, one can turn a corner to enter the craziness of a popular shopping district, or turn down a dark street where music can be heard seeping out the back alley door of an underground nightclub.
Google the term &ldquo Hold &lsquo em&rdquo and you will find endless websites with tips on winning this popular card game however, the players performing the piece&rsquo s namesake are not competing for tangible winnings. Hold &lsquo em by Roshanne Etezady has sections which are influenced by a rock n&rsquo roll pulse and dynamic extremes which create an intense energy throughout.
In Transit is an impressionistic landscape inspired by the dense fogs of Seattle as a starting point followed by a trip to Miami. The first two movements are performed on this concert, Red Walls and Mango each movement reflecting back on this cross-country journey with the second movement representing a scherzo in a salsa style.