FREE with NOW Membership, Donations gratefully accepted (donate here). The workshop includes October 1 as well as workshops on Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18. Find out about all of the workshops by clicking here.
Since 1978, the New Orchestra Workshop Society (NOW) has presented music improvisation workshops, offering space for exploration and participation. Our workshops are for improvisers of all levels of ability and ranges of experience, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race or religion. We protect privacy in our workshops and adopt the We Have Voice Collective Code of Conduct. Read more about NOW workshop policies here.
A freelance flutist, artist, improviser, and composer in the Seattle area, Leanna Keith (she/they) delights in creating sound experiences that make audiences laugh, cry, and say: “I didn’t know the flute could do that!” Their works focus on spontaneous sound creation, timbre-shifting, the mixed-race experience, queer theory, and the breaking of performer/audience boundaries. She is dedicated to playing music by composers who are still living, and advocates for the usage of music as social activism. Leanna is the professor of flute at Cornish College of the Arts. She is currently in the process of recording her second album, “A Body of Breath”, which features new works for bass flute, as a part of their Jack Straw residency. Her latest project – “Rice, Blood, Sugar” a piece that explores the experience of heritage language loss, premiered in fall of 2023 as part of the Nonseq series.