Guest Blogger: Maria Garcia, pianist- Made in Italy

Maria Garcia
Have you ever heard the adage that says the music world is a small world? It’s true. Let me prove it to you.

Three years ago I traded a life of “excitement” in NYC for Portland. I mean that sarcastically… I wouldn’t change a thing. This is one of the most fun, vibrant cities I have ever lived in (and I’ve lived in a few), a place that gets business done but doesn’t take itself too seriously, allowing for more creativity and openness… Learn More » »

Made in Italy

Made In Italy
is Third Angle’s third collaboration with our friends at the Portland Art Museum, presented as part of the museum’s incredible exhibit, Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945. If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to go…now! In addition to the spectacular collection of vintage clothes, the exhibit is a brilliant journey through post-war Italy, telling the story of how an industry is created from the rubble of war, and a timely… Learn More » »

Guest Blogger: Catherine Olson, soprano—Made in Italy

Catherine Olson headshot
At our upcoming Made in Italy collaboration with Portland Art Museum, we’ll feature Catherine Olson, a talented soprano and new music guru who joins Third Angle for the first time. Recognized for astute dramatic and evocative vocal performances ranging from Italian Baroque monody to contemporary opera and theatre, she has recent performances under her belt including Crumb’s Madrigals III with Northwest New Music, Young Camille in… Learn More » »

Guest Blogger Charles Noble: Mozart, Revisited

peoplemoverDo you remember the People Mover from Future World at Disneyland? It was a wonderful idea. Little trains of self-contained cars that were envisioned to whisk 1950’s nuclear families to their destinations in style, while allowing them to read, nap, or just enjoy the scenery, free of the onerous duty of driving. Steven Mackey’s 1997 piece Humble River is much like that now defunct People Mover. Mackey himself described the piece, which is… Learn More » »

Blown Opportunity

This week, we are going to try to blow it, big time…with three trios for horn, violin, and piano in music that spans three centuries and three continents. Our program highlights that evolution in reverse chronological order, starting with Vedanā, by Narong Prangcharoen, a work Third Angle commissioned in 2011 for the Thailand International Composition Festival (see below for snake farm story during that trip). Vedanā is defined as… the… Learn More » »

Afield… Listen

Listen….can you hear it? The sounds in your room, in your car, on neighborhood walks, these sounds create a constant soundscape that accompanies your life.

Composer and soundscape artist R. Murray Schafer explains it very well…

Listen by David New, National Film Board of Canada

Last summer, I had the pleasure of hiking in the Wallowa Mountains, a place I hadn’t visited since church youth group trips in high school. This time, I… Learn More » »

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