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Charles Rose
Charles Rose is a composer, writer and sound engineer born and raised in Portland, Oregon. In 2023 he received a masters degree in music from Portland State University. During his tenure there he served as the school's theory and musicology graduate teaching assistant and the lead editor of the student-run journal Subito. His piano trio Contradanza was the 2018 winner of the Chamber Music Northwest’s Young Composers Competition. He also releases music on BandCamp under various aliases. You can find his writing at Continuousvariations.com.

 

45th Parallel Universe: Lost in Deep Time

With great music and visuals and a fantastic performance, a warehouse concert creates an artistic evocation of vast geological disruptions and troubling environmental times.

The North Pole Cello Sextet with drummer Sergio Carreno at Mississippi Studios for 45th Parallel Universe's 2023 Holiday Pub Crawl. Photo by James Shields.

Spontaneity and improvisation: 45 Parallel’s Holiday Pub Crawl featured a pair of singer-songwriters, a jazz trio, klezmer violin and clarinets, a cello sextet, and a warning from the fire marshall

45||’s four-venue evening sprawled across Mississippi Avenue in North Portland, featuring: singer-songwriters Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk; clarinetists James Shields, Mark Dubac, and new executive director Lisa Lipton, plus violinist and outgoing ED Ron Blessinger; the all-star jazz trio of John Nastos, Clay Giberson, and Christopher Brown; the North Pole Cello Sextet; and some fancy footwork.

Patrick Castillo discussed his piece "ephemera" at the Armory Lobby for CMNW 2023. Photo by Shawnte Sims.

Twitchy energy: New@Night number three

Last Wednesday’s concert in the Armory–the second-to-last in Chamber Music Northwest’s series of midweek new music programs–presented young-people-friendly music by Magnus Lindberg, Patrick Castillo, Lembit Beecher, and Edvard Bagdasaryan.

MusicWatch Monthly: ‘The Flood is Following Me’

In which we discuss Niel DePonte’s chair change, Aminé with Oregon Symphony, Caroline Shaw at The Reser, PCSO premieres Nicole Buetti, Cappella Romana premieres Robert Kyr, Young Composers Project alumni with FNM and MYS and PYP, Dvořák galore, and more.

MusicWatch Monthly: October Surprises

Classical mainstays move into their seasons, a choir dissents, new music sounds out, electronica and rock get experimental, plus jazz and post-punk.

Third Angle New Music Fresh Air Fest at Topaz Farm. Photo by Sara Wright.

Third Angle on the farm: If else, go out

Third Angle is coming out swinging for the return to live music, kicking off on July 11 at Topaz Farm with the three mini concerts of Fresh Air Fest. It was a much-needed retreat up to Sauvie Island for a midsummer Sunday

MusicWatch Monthly: Reopening the Rubicon

In the opening remarks at last week’s Makrokosmos festival, pianist and co-Artistic-Director Saar Ahuvia said, “live music is finally back.” That is true, with an asterisk.

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