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May 2014
After working with her last year in the Zeitgeist Composer Workshop, we are pleased to welcome Duluth composer Kathy McTavish back to Studio Z this month for the world premiere of her fascinating new multimedia work h�le in the skY. 
H�le in the skY

Join Zeitgeist and Duluth composer/cellist/environmentalist Kathy McTavish for the world premiere of her new chamber work Hole in the Sky. Featuring electronic and acoustic music, video, and an interactive exhibition, Hole in the Sky explores a pre-apocalyptic world where extinction is imminent and our ecosystem is on the verge of collapse. Drawing on McTavish's past work in ecosystem modeling, the work considers the delicacy of ecosystems, our human quest to recover those systems, and what it might mean to be the last of a species left alive.

H�le in the skY
May 16-17, 7:30 p.m.
May 18, 2 p.m.
Studio Z

$10 Friday & Sunday; $20 Saturday
Zeitgeist's Jazz Commissions Project
Zeitgeist is commissioning four new works from local jazz artists Chris Bates, Steve Kenny, Zacc Harris and Davu Seru to be premiered at the 2014 Twin Cities Jazz Festival. We're reaching out for your support to raise the final $3,000 by May 31st to bring these new works to life. We have $2,145 left to raise, and three weeks to go! 

Please help us reach our goal with a gift of any size. Your donation will allow new music to develop and flourish, and will contribute to the vitality of our local music community. Thank you for your support!
ACF Showcase: From Landmark to Lowertown
Join Zeitgeist and the American Composers Forum for the inaugural ACF Showcase! Zeitgeist has chosen and will perform works by: 

  • Gene Pritsker (New York, NY)
  • Bruce Reiprich (Flagstaff, AZ)
  • Joshua Harris (Denton, TX)
  • James May (Amery, WI)

Thursday, May 22, 2014
7 p.m.

Landmark Center, Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
75 W 5th Street, Saint Paul

more info
Zeitgeist Pianist Position
Zeitgeist is seeking a classically trained pianist with strong chamber music and improvisational skills to perform with our ensemble. Please see our website for details and share the job posting with the pianists in your network.


Upcoming Events at Studio Z
  • Scotty Horey: Letting Go, May 9, 7:30 p.m. A solo concert by percussionist Scotty Horey with special guest Preston Duncan. Scotty will perform a solo concert that reflects his musical direction as a solo artist since his last summer journey of Perpetual Searching. $5
  • Jazz at Studio Z: Yohannes Tona, May 10, 7 p.m. (Free workshop at 6 p.m.) Electric bassist Yohannes Tona presents music from his 'Made In Abbysinia' project, a bass & drum duo performance rooted in the traditional African grooves and melodies. $10
  • Tribute to Mothers feat. Rachel Frazin, May 11, 7 p.m. Rachel Frazin and band members Rick Nair and Ted Godbout present a cabaret show on the challenges of parenting teens and young adults in the 21st century. All proceeds will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness. $15 in advance / $17 at the door
  • The New Ruckus Composer Night, May 13, 7 p.m. Formerly known as the Tuesday Salon, Composer Nights are an opportunity for composers to present their work, chat with the audience, receive feedback, and connect with others with a passion for musical adventure. These events are friendly, fun, and always surprisingly varied. Come to share, come to ask, come to listen. This Composer Night features music by Katherine Bergman, Catherine Dalton, Justin Busch, and Zack Kline. Free
  • Struck Percussion: Local/Thread, May 31, 8 p.m. Struck Percussion presents the premiere performance of a quartet by Troy Strand, James Holdman's all-percussion soundtrack to a 1908 silent film by Segundo de Chomon, and Threads by Paul Lansky. $5
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