S176. Stellarondo & Rick Bass: Scored Short Stories and Music

Ballroom E, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Saturday, March 1, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

 

Stellarondo, a Montana band named for the character in Eudora Welty’s story, "Why I Live at the P.O.," has composed original scores to accompany Rick Bass’s award-winning stories, read by Bass himself. Luminous, graceful, and hypnotic in sweep and timing, the collaboration is like no other spoken word performance. The group has been invited to perform at the Ryman in Nashville with Emmylou Harris’s Music Saves Mountains campaign.


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Rick Bass is the author of thirty-two books. His work has been collected in Best American Short Stories, Best Spiritual Writing, Best American Science and Nature Writing, Best American Travel Writing, and elsewhere. He has taught at the University of Texas, Beloit College, Montana, Iowa State, and Stonecoast.

Caroline Keys has performed with Rick Bass and Stellarondo at Get Lit! Festival, Whitefish Review events, and Humanities Montana Festival of the Book. Her scoring work can be heard on several recent regional films including the screen adaptation of James Welch's novel Winter in The Blood.

Travis Yost has performed with Rick Bass and Stellarondo at Get Lit! Festival, Whitefish Review events, and Humanities Montana Festival of the Book. Her scoring work can be heard in recent regional films including the screen adaptation of James Welch's novel Winter in The Blood.

Bethany Joyce plays cello as a member of several symphonies and ensembles in Western Montana. With Rick Bass and Stellarondo, she has performed at Get Lit! Festival, Whitefish Review events, and Humanities Montana Festival of the Book.

Gibson Hartwell has performed and recorded music in the Northwest for twenty-five years. He plays the pedal steel guitar. He has toured, recorded, and performed with Rick Bass and Stellarondo for the past two years.

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