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CompLab: Steven Mackey and Garrett Arney

Friday, February 2, 2024 - 12:30pm
  • Composer Steven Mackey
    Composer Steven Mackey

Composer Steven Mackey and Garrett Arney of arx percussion duo visit CompLab. They are in town for two performances of Mackey’s work Memoir at the Octave 9 venue in downtown Seattle. 


Steven Mackey

Steven Mackey is a GRAMMY-winning composer of works for chamber ensemble, orchestra, dance, and opera—commissioned by the greatest orchestras around the world, and winner of several awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Kennedy Center Friedheim Award. Bright in coloring, ecstatic in inventiveness, lively and profound, Mackey’s music spins the tendrils of his improvisatory riffs into large-scale works of grooving, dramatic coherence.

arx duo

arx duo is dedicated to the expansion of the percussion chamber music repertoire through the creation and presentation of new works, the educating and inspiring of young artists, and   exciting performances inviting audiences to engage with new works and artists from all over the world. They have had premiere performances throughout the globe, conducted workshops on three continents, and worked with a variety of composers and artists to bring new creations to life for communities everywhere.