Nat Evans, together with Jeremiah Cawley, will present a new non-narrative theatrical work for percussion, electronics, field recording and tenor composed by Nat Evans. The ideas for the piece will be drawn from Evans' time walking the 2600-mile Pacific Crest Trail over the course of five months in 2014.
Seattle sound artist and composer Nat Evans creates site-specific events that fuse nature, community and subjectivity of experience, electro-acoustic works for interdisciplinary projects, as well as concert works for chamber ensembles. His work is regularly presented across the United States and has also been performed in Europe, South America, Australia and China. Evans has received numerous commissions including the Seattle Percussion Collective, the Harrison Center for the Arts, The Henry, Odeon Quartet, The City of Tomorrow, Portland Cello Project, ALL RISE, The Box Is Empty, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among others. His music has been featured on a number of radio stations in the United States, WNYC's New Sounds with John Schaefer, as well as BBC3, and in the 2011 Music Issue of The Believer. He studied music at Butler University with Michael Schelle and Frank Felice.
Jeremiah Cawley is a conductor and tenor whose interests and performance experience extend from the music of the Renaissance to contemporary art music. Jeremiah has conducted multiple world and US premieres, including music by Steve Reich, David Lang, and Louis Andriessen, and Michel Van Der Aa. He founded the Seattle-based new music ensemble The Box Is Empty, and has worked closely with contemporary groups including The Riot Ensemble (London, UK) and Chamber Cartel (Atlanta). Jeremiah has served as music director for the Seattle-based Vespertine Opera Theater, with whom he most recently conducted Benjamin Britten’s Rape of Lucretia.