A Coquitlam composer will be featured in the upcoming Sonic Boom Festival.
Evan Watkins' piece, Tracing Shadows, will be performed on Saturday, March 24 at the Western Front (303 E. 8th Ave., Vancouver) at 7:30 p.m.
The piece will be played by The Woodward Band, with Paolo Bortolussi on flute, Colin MacDonald on alto saxophone, Roderick Murray on trombone and Meaghan Williams on contrabass viol (bass).
"A shadow is only a temporary indication of an object's presence," Watkins wrote in his artist's bio. "The orchestration...lends itself to a wide palette of soft timbres, which are firmly taken advantage of. The saxophone acts as a way of stitching together the timbres of the trombone and flute."
Watkins has attended SFU's School for the Contemporary Arts since 2008.
Prior to becoming a composer, Watkins' passion for music was expressed through clarinet performance, in both jazz and chamber music settings.
Fellow Tri-City resident and musician Gene Emerson is in Sonic Boom's master class led by SFU's Owen Underhill.Visit www.vancouverpromusica.ca for more information.