3:45 PM15:45

SIFF panel: Scoring For and Against Expectation

A panel discussion on when to score a scene to empower the action or emotional undercurrents, and when to score against that expectation. Panelists will include composers working in film, transmedia, advertising, and video games.

Panelists: Guy Whitmore, Ron Jones, Sammy Applegate, and Susan Maughlin Wood
Moderator: Brad Hawkins

Sponsored by Seattle Composers Alliance

running time: 75 minutes

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6:00 PM18:00

Spectrutoh: multimedia performance

Juicy! Studio Current at Capitol Hill Art Walk, feat. "Spectrutoh"

Thursday April 13, 2017 ~7:15pm, 20 minutes; stay for entire event 6:30-8:30

This is Studio Current's monthly Art Walk Showcase (now in its new location!) featuring work by some of Studio Current's artists in residence. Performances include Susan Maughlin Wood’s 20-minute, multidisciplinary Spectrutoh with dance performed by Erica Akiko Howard (choreographer) and Ivan Daniel Espinosa and live violin by Susan Maughlin Wood. Other featured artists during the evening will include Ben Goosman, Jordan Macintosh-Hougham, Vanessa DeWolf, Corina Dalzell, and kt shores. Please check back closer to the performance date for updated schedule info for the evening.

Studio Current

1100 E. Pike St.

Seattle, WA 98122

Entrance on 11th Ave.

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4:30 PM16:30

Spectrutoh: multimedia performance

Shoreline Community College


This is the final in a series of gallery shows leading up to the Seattle Butoh Festival Mainstage shows at the SCC Theater. Witness live performances and peruse captivating images of butoh performers, including photography by Bruce Clayton Tom and paintings by Ruthie V. Performances include the premiere of Susan Maughlin Wood’s multidisciplinary Spectrutoh with dancers Erica Howard and Ivan Daniel Espinosa, and live violin by Susan Maughlin Wood. Other performances by Lela Besom Trio and Vanessa Skantze.

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7:00 PM19:00

Spectratta @ McMinnville Short Film Festival Screening: McMinnville, OR

Pacific Northwest Premiere of "Spectratta"

Join us for the second of 3 screenings at this year's McMinnville Short Film Festival! The 2nd screening selections are as follows (but not in the final order):

Chateau Sauvignon: terroir (Brooklyn, NY), David Maire, Director
Shanghai Faders (Portland, OR), AJ Gordon, Director
Gorilla (France), Tibo Pinsard, Director
Kids for Kidnapping (Portland, OR), Justin Zimmerman, Producer
The Dishwasher (Canada), Matt David Johnson, Director
Stripes (France), Tibo Pinsard, Director
Carbon (Boise, ID), Christian Lybrook, Director
Spectratta (Seattle, WA), Susan Maughlin Wood, Director
Harold the Hitman (Newberg, OR), Cosmo Spada, Director
After Her (Aloha, OR), James Kim, Director

Tickets are $10 each for per screening only and $20 each for the Awards Dinner and Keynote Presentation. You can then purchase them at the festival or by emailing to reserve will call tickets.

An all-event pass (3 screenings plus dinner) will be available for $45 each (awards dinner seating is limited so this pass only available until seating is filled).

An all-screening pass (3 screenings only) will be available for $25 each.

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to May 26

Guest Lectures at Centralia College

Photo credit: Erin Caton

Photo credit: Erin Caton

Acchio Musica Thematicus! 

The fourth installment in the Harry Potter film franchise was a bridge between established composer legend John Williams and others who took up the wand. Explore the ways in which Patrick Doyle retained beloved musical themes and introduced new ones in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, with specific examples for analysis of how they relate to what is happening on-screen. Alohomora the hidden magic of musical language in film!

Charts Alive

Recording budgets can be tight, but it can take just one live instrument to bring a computer-based project to the next level. Susan recently began learning how to play violin as an adult, all the better to write for it, and it quickly became an obsession in and of itself. Hear excerpts of a recent work along with demos of how intimate knowledge of an instrument can inform a composer’s writing. Whether recorded by a full live orchestra, an expert soloist, a virtual instrument or something in between, composition benefits from the composer opening new doors of learning.

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3:00 PM15:00

Sonatina Festival

Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 1:30 pm (Second Session: 3pm)

Composer Susan Maughlin Wood and Pianist Karin McCullough perform Susan's new Sonatina for Violin and Piano, "Parallel Plaid" to be performed during the session beginning at 3pm. 

New works mingle with standard sonatina repertoire. Freewill donation; suggested $5.

Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, NE Seattle


8008 35th Ave NE 
Seattle, WA 98115

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7:30 PM19:30

SCA Call for Scores Finalists' Concert

The NOCCO String Quartet performs pieces by the ten finalists in the Seattle Composer Alliance‘s Second Annual International Call for Scores. The program features composers from the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Canada and beyond, as well as local contributions from Seattle and throughout the United States.


Chapel Performance Space

4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

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String Quartet Concert: Competition Winners
7:30 PM19:30

String Quartet Concert: Competition Winners

My string quartet piece "Mirasteros" was one of ten works selected by blind jury in the Seattle Composers Alliance first-annual International Call for Scores Competition!

The ten winning works will be performed by the Saint Helens String Quartet at The Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle as part of the Wayward Music Series.

$5-$15 general admission, free for SCA members

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