Monthly Presentations

Join us for a series of presentations by our members —
Free and open to the public!


Typically held the second Monday of every month (unless otherwise noted below).
Social Time: ~7:15PM (PDT)
Presentation Time: 7:30-9:00PM


May 9, 2022: David Haney — Circadian World Clock

David Haney playing piano

Meeting ID: 869 9773 9502

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2. Audio presentation with commentary
3. Q and A


David Haney, composer & piano with EBows & mallets Dave Storrs multiple instruments; Bernard Purdie drums featuring – The Circadian Consort

CIRCADIAN WORLD CLOCK from David Haney and Big Round Records is a captivating exploration of nature’s musical landscape. In this groundbreaking recording project, Haney challenges participants from around the world to submit 2-3 minute field recordings, each recorded at the specific hours of the day prescribed by the monastic Liturgy of the Hours. These field recordings from the United States, Russia, Brazil, and many other locales make a powerful statement about our interconnectedness as a species. The soundscapes are interpreted by Haney and his fellow musicians with piano, mallets, EBows, drums, percussion, didgeridoo, and an assortment of brass and reed instruments, offering performances the likes of which inspire reverent contemplation.

David Haney studied composition with Czech-American composer Tomas Svoboda and piano with jazz pianist Eddie Wied. The following artists have worked and recorded with David: Roswell Rudd, Julian Priester, John Tchicai, Steve Swell, Roy Campbell, Bud Shank, Wolter Weirbos, Han Bennink, Andrew Cyrille, Bernard Purdie, Marvin Bugulu Smith, Gerry Hemingway, Dylan Van de Schiff, Buell Neidlinger, Dominic Duval, Adam Lane, Michael Bisio, Paul Blaney, Perry Robinson, Vinny Golia, Daniel Carter, Kirk Knuffke, Johannes Bauer.


Upcoming Presentations:

June 13, 2022: Dr. Walter Saul — “Quiltings”


Past Presentations (video now available):

April 11, 2022: Adrienne Albert — My Life in Music

March 14, 2022: Open Discussion — Leading off with Dr. David Bernstein

February 14, 2022: Dr. David Bernstein — Orchestra TV Presentation on PBS

January 10, 2022: Dr. Lisa Neher — Designing Collaborative Processes

December 13, 2021: Daniel Brugh — “An Elephant Concert” (video coming soon)

November 8, 2021: Liz Nedela — Tone Portraits of Two Cultures — Contrasting But Similar — Portrayed by Music (video coming soon)

October 11, 2021: Mark Vigil — Gamelan Music

September 13, 2021: Arthur Breur — The Community Connection

2020-2021 Season
June 14, 2021: Dawn Sonntag — Opera: “For Life” (video no longer available)

May 10, 2021: Drew Swatosh — Chamber Opera || Elizabeth Dyson — Music for One

April 12, 2021: Andrew Lewinter — Writing for Horn

March 8, 2021: Kirsten Volness — Two Operas || Mark Vigil — Woodwind Quintet

February 8th, 2021: Paul Safar — Musical Projects

January 11th, 2021: Adam Eason — Music based on LaFollett mode

December 14th, 2020: Charles Rose (New Polish School) || Jeff Rosick — Composing for Music Licensing in Media

November 9, 2020: Lisa Neher — Composing for Singers

October 12, 2020: Dr. Greg A Steinke — Composing for Harp and other topics

September 14, 2020: Liz Nedela — Archiving and Protecting Our Compositions || Dr. Greg A Steinke — Music Licensing in a Digital World


For additional information, contact Liz Nedela.