Sunday 20 January 2013

ASL 2013:Kaley Lane Eaton (Saklikar & Eaton)

Composer Kaley Lane Eaton sees music as a window into our past: through
it, we retain our cultural roots, and looking deeper, we find the principles of
sound that have guided us through the evolution of life and culture. As both
a singer and composer, Eaton seeks to explore this through socially
relevant creations and collaborations. Recently, her chamber
ballet ""Eva and Emmy"" – a collaboration with acclaimed choreographer Gabrielle Orcha – was deemed “anthropomorphic in gesture,” “deeply emotional” and “cathartic” after its June 2012 premiere with the Across the Ages Dance Project. Shortly beforehand, her wind trio “Cluster@#$#” was one of four finalists for the inaugural Radius Ensemble Commission Competition 2012. Eaton’s other works have received numerous performances in Boston and been called “compelling” and “truly American,” with roots in blues and appendages in experiments. 2012-2013 will see many exciting opportunities for Ms. Eaton, among them, the Boston New Music Initiative performance of her string quartet ""Highway 12,"" and numerous performances around Boston - notably with the Longy School of Music of Bard College Voice Department Showcase - of her own song cycle, ""Red White, and Black."" Eaton is a vocalist of many styles from 17th century opera to blues, and also an accomplished classical and jazz pianist, blues guitarist, Renaissance lute player, and Senegalese sabar dancer. She holds a B.A. in vocal performance and music theory, summa cum laude, from Whitman College, and will graduate with an M.M. in Voice from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in May 2013.