Kaley Lane Eaton
 Composer & Sound Artist

www.kaleylaneeaton.com

 

 
 

Dr. Kaley Lane Eaton is a composer and soprano currently based in Seattle, WA. Her work has been performed across the US and internationally, in venues ranging from Hong Kong concert halls, to the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Eaton's work crosses genre boundaries, exploring how the voice, body, and unconscious world of the performer can provide musical narratives through live digital processing, machine listening, sensors, and improvisation. Her “disconcertingly lovely” (Seattle Magazine) compositions are quickly gaining notoriety for combining innovative digital technology with ancient performance practices.

In addition to frequently performing her own work as a vocalist and laptop wizard (usually at the same time), she is an avid collaborator, enjoying both traditional commissions and unconventional creation with choreographers, solo artists and chamber ensembles across the country. With flutist Leanna Keith, Eaton is co-founder of Stack Effect, a flute and voice duo. Also with Keith and violist Heather Bentley, Eaton co-directs Kin of the Moon, an improvisation-centric and technology-friendly chamber troupe in Seattle. Both Stack Effect and Kin of the Moon have been recent features at new music festivals such as Oh My Ears! in Phoenix,  NUMUS NW in Seattle, and the National Flute Association Convention.

Eaton holds a DMA in composition from the University of Washington and is Director of Music Technology at Cornish College of the Arts.

 

Photo by Shaya Bendix Lyon


LISTEN/WATCH

lily [bloom in my darkness] begins at 00:38. Performed October 11-14, 2018 at The Erickson Theatre Off Broadway in Seattle, Washington. Libretto by Felicia Klingenberg. Choreographed & performed by Karin Stevens Music. Performed by Kin of the Moon & Strange Interlude (Heather Bentley - viola; Kale Lane Eaton - soprano & electronics; Simon Linn-Gerstein - cello; Lily Press - harp; Rachel Yoder - clarinets).


Subtle Energy begins at 07:34. Commissioned and performed by Strange Interlude (Lily Press, harp, and Simon Linn-Gerstein, cello).


LUNG begins at 17:32. Premiered October, 2018 at The Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, Seattle, WA. Concept by Kaley Lane Eaton & Karin Stevens. Music composed by Kaley Lane Eaton and performed by Kin of the Moon & Strange Interlude (Heather Bentley - viola; Kaley Lane Eaton - electronics; Leanna Keith - flutes; Simon Linn-Gerstein - cello; Lily Press - harp; Rachel Yoder - clarinets). Choreographed & performed by The Indigo / Amelia Love Clearheart & Karin Stevens. Costume design: Sarah Mosher. Lighting design: Meg Fox.


wilderness begins at 25:20. Below is the binaural version for headphones, and the video of the installation version. Premiered 11.18.2017 by Kin of the Moon.