March 8 (Friday), 8pm, at Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St, Portland OR: The Free Marz String Trio will perform ten new 60-second rewrites of 'Rite of Spring' (including mine) as part of March Music Moderne.
Christi Denton is a Portland based composer and sound installation artist who works with found sounds, electronics, and homemade and modified instruments. She graduated from Mills College in 2000 with a degree in Music Composition and obtained a graduate certificate from the Centre for Composition of Music Iannis Xenakis in France in 2004. She's worked on installations in San Francisco including building giant wind chimes in the Castro district (as part of the Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival), and amplifying exhibits in the Exploratorium. Her piece merge was played at the Spark Festival of Electronic Arts and Music in 2008, and is featured on flasher.com. Her music is also included as part of the exhibit "Six Seconds Around Me" in the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples Italy. In 2011, she played in the Time Based Art Festival as part of the Ten Tiny Dances/25 concert. In February, she competed in the 2012 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. She's currently working with choreographer Danielle Ross on 'The Loveliest Landscape' (which premiered in July at Conduit Dance) and 'For Tourists' (which will premiere in 2013) and is collaborating on 'Between Two Points,' an interactive piece with composer Heather Perkins and dancer Renee Sills that will be performed as a work in progress at the 2013 Time Based Art Festival. She likes taking on projects that are way too big and complicated and she's played in every Electrogals festival since 1995.