sound, history and mexican dance – staff picks

Sonic Bench Presentation
Recommended by Heather Dwyer, Arts 4Culture
December 14, 2009 ~ Noon
Monorail Station, Seattle Center

Composer Amy Denio and engineer Kim David Hall will present their musically interactive public bench at the Monorail Station on the grounds of the Seattle Center. It can seat 3 people, and has a total of 24 tones – 6 groups of 3 tones, for 6 hands to play at the front of the seat – and 6 bass tones along the back of the bench. Denio’s original score is clearly embossed on the sculpture, a melody which was written to go from left to right or right to left. It will be installed at the Seattle Center for one year. The Sonic Bench was created with partial support from 4Culture’s Individual Artist Projects program.


Princess Angeline
Recommended by Eric Taylor and Heather Dwyer
December 12, 2009 ~ 6PM
Duwamish Longhouse
4705 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle
$10 Donation

Seattle-based filmmakers Sandy & Yasu Osawa have completed their much anticipated new work about Princess
Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle. This project was funded by both 4Culture’s Heritage Special Projects and Individual Artist Projects programs. This video explores the story of the Duwamish and their unrecognized tribal status primarily through the life of Princess Angeline.


Bailadores de Bronce: A Cultural Treasure
Recommended by Eric Taylor and Heather Dwyer
December 17, 2009 ~ 4:30PM
Sammamish High School
100 104th Ave. SE, Bellevue
Free

Mario Zavaleta and Martha Sanchez have completed Bailadores de Bronce: A Cultural Treasure, a documentary about the most prominent Mexican folkoric dance group in the Pacific Northwest. This project was funded by both 4Culture’s Heritage Special Projects and Individual Artist Projects programs.