I'm looking forward to two composer-in-residence gigs this spring. In May I will be in residence at the Visby International Centre for Composers on the island of Gotland in Sweden. Then I will spend the month of June in Chelva, a small midieval village in Eastern Spain. After the residencies I will travel to Lisbon for the International Association of Schools of Jazz annual meeting, returning to Seattle in early July with new music to rehearse and perform!
Where: the Plestcheeff Auditorium at Seattle Art Museum
Daniel Barry’s Celestial Rhythm Orchestra will debut as part of the 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival. CRO combines colorful orchestral writing with the free-blowing spirit of jazz, all grounded in rhythmic structures from Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Romania and beyond. The 20-piece orchestra is Daniel Barry (composer/conductor); Steve Treseler, Gordon Brown, Mark Taylor, Paul Gillespie, James DeJoie (saxophones); Steve Mostovoy, Mike Mines, Al Keith, Thomas Marriott (trumpets); Scott Brown, Naomi Siegel, Nathan Vetter, Dave Bentley (trombones); Dennis Rea (guitar); Jovino Santos Neto (piano); Chris Symer (bass); Greg Campbell (drums); Ben Thomas and Chris Monroe (percussion).
"During the last 5 years I've been honored to conduct performances of my jazz orchestra compositions in Iceland, Norway, Peru,Brazil and Denver. I am really looking forward to sharing this work so much closer to home, and with such an elite roster of musicians! We will present the world premeire performance of my composition the "Lovely Silver Goddess" alongside pieces written over the last two decades. A nice mix of old, recent and brand spanking new."
Thanks to the Fulbright Foundation, 4Culture, Artist Trust and Earshot Jazz.
Washington State University Concert
Artist Trust Fellowship 2014
This merit based award will allow me to accomplish some artistic dreams that have been on the back burner. I'm deeply honored and looking forward to creating new music and developing relationships with new performers.
Composer in Residence at the Visby International Centre for Composers
This residency will begin in May, 2015
4Culture Grant 2013
This award will help me to debut the Celestial Rhythm Orchestra in a concert of my compositions as part of the 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival.
Return from Brazil
When I wasn't traveling or performing I was writing and I have a brand new project that I will launch in Seattle towards the end of the summer. Photos of my experience in Brazil can be found here.