A flower playing a cello, and trees and mountains inside a piano

In Good Hands 2022

Cascadia Composers Presents: The annual In Good Hands Concert featuring student performers playing Cascadia Composers works!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. for one of Cascadia Composers favorite yearly traditions, the In Good Hands recital. Talented student performers from the Portland area will play new music written by Cascadia Composers members…

butterfly and cocoon on end of a cello

Collaborations 2022: Re/emergence

Cascadia Composers proudly presents Collaborations 2022: Re/emergence. Strive… dream… wake… flourish! Our present moment in music, poetry, image & dance. Cascadia Composers Spring Concert showcases the variety and depth we are known for as we continue to artistically process the times we live in and reemerge, revitalized and reenergized!

Please join us on Saturday, May 14th, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hall, Room 75 on the Portland State University Campus…

Crossing Paths

Crossing Paths

Video now available! Cascadia Composers is excited to announce the opening concert of its 2021-2022 season: Crossing Paths—New Music of Healing and Renewal. This unique concert experience was our first live event in many months and took place at the Leach Botanical Garden (6704 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236-5037) on Sunday, September 26th.

Promo Reel music clips (by members of Cascadia Composers), in order of appearance

1. “4 Silhouettes” for flute and viola, mvt. 1 by David Bernstein
2. “Diversions and Interactions” for percussion by Greg Steinke
3. “50/50” for piano and hurgy gurdy (improvisation) by Ted Clifford and Paul Safar
4. “Two Canons for 14 Pianos” by Tomas Svoboda
5. “You Cannot Liberate Me, Only I Can Do That For Myself” for amplified harpsichord, 2 EBows and live cymatics display by Jennifer Wright
6. “La’ah” for fixed media and dancer by Mei-Ling Lee
7. “Tango Con Lo Desconocido” by Cynthia Gerdes
8. “Flowed Land (Only When I’m Ready)” for fixed media and dancer by Renée Favand-See
9. “The Sun Never Says” for choir by Jeff Winslow
10. “NeuroCantos” for fixed media and dancer by Susan Alexjander
11. “Songs of Silent Sorrow” for voice, flute and piano by Jan Mittelstaedt
12. “X Chromosome” for 5 toy pianos by Jennifer Wright
13. “Listen to the Earth” for fixed media by Daniel Brugh, video by Jennifer Wright
14. “Solstice” for fixed media and didgeridoo by Bonnie Miksch
15. “Surface” interactive sound installation by Jennifer Wright
16. “Welcome to the Future, Citizen #2406” for fixed media, dancer and live-operated aerial drone by Jennifer Wright
17. “Fever Dream” for chamber ensemble by Elizabeth Blachly-Dyson
18. “Obscure Terrain” for Skeleton Piano and electronics, mvt. 1 by Jennifer Wright
19. “Bleecker Street” for piano by Nicholas Yandell
20. “Inflight Movie” for piano duo by Paul Safar
21. “Song of Sanshin” for chamber ensemble by Bonnie Miksch

A toast to these intrepid imagineers as Cascadia comes of age in its eleventh year!

Brian Cutean

The Southeast Examiner, Portland

If you’re accustomed to thinking of contemporary music programs as wildly heterogeneous mixes of the accessible, the abstruse and the alarming, you’d likely have found Wednesday’s opening concert of the National Association of Composers/USA conference surprisingly cohesive and consonant

James McQuillen

Oregonian

Inquietude

by Greg A Steinke (composer), Amelia Lukas (flute)

The Cascadia Composers are a welcome addition to the Portland new music scene with a healthy blend of compositional styles and individual takes on musical forms

Aaron Berenbach

Northwest Reverb

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