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Town Music Artistic Director Joshua Roman returns to Seattle (the “last place he truly felt home”) for a 10-week residency!

Join Joshua and special guests for a behind-the-scenes deep dive into the creative mind behind some of your favorite Town Hall musical moments, all captured and shared through our Digital Stage via livestreams, digital shorts, interviews, and more!

Joshua’s residency is part of our Town Music series. Get access to exclusive residency content with a Town Music subscription.

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10/23/2020
Joshua is back in the building after quarantining after his trip to Florida! He shares how excited he is to be back and also gives us a peek at the progress of construction on the building next door.
10/22/2020
Joshua talks about his collaboration with Noah Luna and Mighty Mike McGee on the Widespread Orchestra project and expresses his gratitude for being able to commission and work with living composers in this "Fermata" setting.
10/19/2020
Joshua has composed a new Cello Quartet and used the grand acoustics of the Great Hall to perform all four parts himself. Layering the tracks together reveals the full breadth of the new piece, "Offshoot".

In the digital short below (available only to subscribers until 10/26) Joshua talks about how his composition process has evolved since becoming Town Music Artistic Director in 2012. He explores how, sometimes, mistakes or frustration can lead to moments of inspiration and motivation and how being a performer and being a composer stretch different creative muscles.

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10/19/2020
Joshua talks about his time in quarantine and how the difference between inspiration and motivation helps him move forward creatively.
10/15/2020
Joshua talks about our recent subscriber happy hour as well as some history about his involvement in Town Music throughout the years and wants to know what YOUR favorite Town Music moments are!
10/12/2020
Joshua is back in Seattle! Fresh from his work with the Tallahassee Symphony, Joshua is now in quarantine after his plane trip. He talks about how he'll attempt to collaborate while he's hunkered down.

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10/12/2020
Joshua, in Florida for his collaboration with Talahhasse Symphony, talks about how he's staying in touch with the Fermata Residency while he's away.

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10/08/2020
Now landed in Florida, Joshua takes a jog around Lake Eola and chats about his warm welcome to Tallahassee.

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10/08/2020

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10/08/2020
Joshua is traveling to Florida to work with the Tallahassee Symphony. He'll be updating us through his travels until he returns to Town Hall in a few days. In this update, Joshua talks about mask compliance at SEA-TAC airport, why he's glad Town Hall is not producing in-person concerts at this time, and why he's thinking about his mom today! Town Music Artistic Director Joshua Roman returns to Seattle (the “last place he truly felt home”) for a 10-week residency! Join Joshua and special guests for a behind-the-scenes deep dive into the creative mind behind some of your favorite Town Hall musical moments, all captured and shared through our Digital Stage via livestreams, digital shorts, interviews, and more! More info and updates at thsea.org/fermata



10/08/2020
Joshua recorded multiple tracks on his cello in The Great Hall (see the backstage footage here) and stitched them together into this composition. This multi-track test is in preparation for other collaborative, multi-track work with Fermata collaborators.

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10/07/2020
Joshua tests out the sound setup in preparation for some multi-track recording he'll be doing.
10/02/2020
Joshua gives a short tour of where and how he'll producing work during his time at Town Hall.
09/28/2020
Our Town Music chamber series has returned! In this age of COVID-19, the season has been transformed. Town Music, in the coming weeks and months, will explore how digital spaces can enhance our experience of art, rather than simply remind us of what we are missing.

Joshua Roman, Town Music’s Artistic Director, has spent much time in quarantine thinking about what a season of concerts can be without a concert hall for everyone to gather in. He sat down with correspondent Jonathan Shipley to discuss what it means to be a curator in this day and age and what silver linings there may be in a pandemic.
09/23/2020
Town Music Artistic Director Joshua Roman returns to Seattle (the “last place he truly felt home”) for a 10-week residency! Join Joshua and special guests for a behind-the-scenes deep dive into the creative mind behind some of your favorite Town Hall musical moments, all captured and shared through our Digital Stage via livestreams, digital shorts, interviews, and more!

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