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1250 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

Nat Evans

The Lowest Arc, a newly commissioned site and time specific sound installation by Seattle composer Nat Evans

Nat Evans’ The Lowest Arc

Date: Sunday, December 21 (rain or shine)
Performance Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Performance Location: 1250 Denny Way, Seattle

The Lowest Arc, a newly commissioned site and time specific sound installation by Seattle composer Nat Evans, will be installed beginning December 21 for an indeterminate exhibition period at ALL RISE. A one-night performative element will kick off the project on the winter solstice, December 21 from 4:00 – 5:30pm.

The Lowest Arc installation is written for six speakers, each with music drawn from a different natural element -the arc of the sun during the winter solstice, the moon, tidal data and other natural phenomenon. On December 21st, performers will join the installation with custom music boxes emitting tones representing constellations visible during the winter due to the tilt of the earth. These notes will be formed by superimposing constellations on a music staff.

Ultimately, the work will be experienced by moving around the 90,000 square foot ALL RISE site. On December 21 both audience and performers will create variable experiences of sound and space.

Seattle composer Nat Evans writes music for concerts, dance, films and site-specific music events that fuse nature, community and subjectivity of experience. His music is regularly presented across the US and internationally. Evans has received numerous commissions including the Seattle Percussion Collective, The City of Tomorrow, The Box is Empty and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among others. His music has been featured on WNYC's New Sounds, the BBC, and in The Believer. He studied music at Butler University.

Read a 10/21/14 Article about site-specific works - including Lucier, Cage, Satie, John Luther Adams, and Nat Evans in Bachtrack

Listen to The Lowest Arc here