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Karin Stevens returns to the stage June 2 in the first iteration of Lily

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1377509845605415/
Lily poster

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

TICKETS: $5-15 at door: a portion of donations will go towards the International Rescue Committee (https://www.rescue.org/) in honor of the brave men and women who have made this country great for generations

Lily explores the psyche and heart of Lily Isabel Bunny, Eaton’s great-grandmother, an orphan who fled England at the start of WWI in 1915, alone, 25, female. She took a ship to Montreal and then a train, which she rode to the end of the railroad, arriving at Cascade Tunnel east of Everett, WA.
Kaley Lane Eaton presents Lily, an electroacoustic “opera” for voice, live electronic processing and sensors, violas, saxophone, electric harp, piano, choreography, and projected imagery with an original libretto by Felicia Klingenberg.

Through terrifying, vast electronic soundscapes, intimate instrumental meditations, eerie and intertwining spoken words, and raw melodies that span the range of Eaton’s classical and jazz vocal inflections, this piece imagines Lily’s grief, exhaustion, joy, and transformation. With Klingenberg’s text, full of transcendent clarity and soul, along with the superb skill of some of Seattle’s best performers and improvisers, we invite you in to the enormously complicated experience of migration that unites our species.


Kaley Lane Eaton, voice, electronics
Heather Bentley, viola
Gwen Franz, viola
Steve Treseler, saxophones and clarinets
Carol Levin, electric harp
Wei Yang, piano
Karin Stevens, choreography performance
Rian Souleles, projected images

photo by Arthur Allen

poster design by Alexandra Allen

Artist Statement

Movement is the impetus as life is the content. Through layers of movement is the thread of truth; the sole story, the shape and texture of feeling and meaning. Beneath the motion is etched the lines of our grief and grandeur in this 21st century imperfect, moving human art form. The purpose of our relationship to creation is revealed. Beautiful. Infinite. Moving. Live. Turbulent. Grace.

“Karin is the consummate artist professional: easy to work with, warm, enthusiastic, imaginative, and above of all, supremely competent. The result… a memorable experience for performers and audiences alike.”

-John Zoltek Music Director, Glacier Symphony and Festival Amadeus Whitefish, Montana 

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