BODY/LANGUAGE festival of multicultural music, art & dance

Enjoy a family-friendly festival celebrating multicultural art, music and dance! A host of live performances will make this an afternoon to remember. Enjoy delicious bites from our food vendors, browse art, goods and jewelry made by Native artisans from NAYA's Native...
tomas svoboda in nature


Cascadia Composers is honored to share that founding member and longtime co-director Tomáš Svoboda (1939-2022) will be remembered at a special concert of his works: Saturday October 21, 2023 @ 3:00 PM Lincoln Recital Hall (LH 75), 1620 SW Park Ave. in Portland, Oregon...

Crossing Paths 2023

Cascadia Composers is excited to announce the FIRST concert of its 2023-24 SEASON!   Crossing Paths 2023: New Music with Friends Sunday, September 10th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Leach Botanical GardenUpper Gardens, 6704 SE 122nd AvenuePortland, Oregon 97236-5037  ...

In Good Hands 2023

Cascadia Composers is proud to announce the ninth concert of its 2022-23 season:   In Good Hands Teaching tomorrow’s musicians about today’s music Saturday, July 15, 2023 @ 4:00pm Lincoln Recital Hall, Room 75 @ Portland State University FREE ADMISSION! It was a...
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



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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