Hailed as “a supremely versatile and virtuosic maverick” (The Stranger) and voted “Seattle’s Best Classical Musician” (Seattle Weekly) – Crystal Beth is gearing up for a solo performance at Benaroya Hall FRI, Nov. 3 opening for Hauschka…a sonic ritual not to be missed…
Crystal Beth (solo) spins sound using voice, clarinet, loops and effects, weaving a participatory aural ritual that encompasses urban chants, alien disco breaks, heart gushings, and robot love songs.
Believing that “art is the discipline of being,” Crystal Beth seeks to use sound to open the channels of communication between and within individuals and environments.
MORE ABOUT HAUSCHKA: The sonic landscapes created by German pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann — better known as Hauschka — sound like the work of a whole ensemble, so it is an astonishing sight to see just one lone figure onstage. Hauschka achieves these otherworldly effects through careful curation of a prepared piano, employing everything from ping pong balls to aluminum foil. His latest release, What If, is an irrepressible outpouring of creativity, and reinvents piano music in a dramatic and exceptional fashion.
Live @ Benaroya Hall concerts are presented by the Seattle Symphony.