VIDEOS
 

Liquid Voices
Music: Liquid Voices (2013) for violin and viola/ Composed by Melia Watras/Performed by Michael Jinsoo Lim (violin) and Melia Watras (viola)
Video: Directed and edited by Ha Na Lee/ Cinematography: Martin Jarmick/Woman: Leah O'Brien/Production Assistant: Robert Twomey/ Visual media © 2017 Ha Na Lee

Strings Sessions presents Melia Watras and Michael Jinsoo Lim live at the Strings studio, Richmond, CA, June 9, 2017. Watras: Lament (2016); Watras: Luminous Points (2014); Atar Arad: Esther (2007). Audio/ Video Production by Joey Lusterman, Hugh O’Connor, Stephanie Powell, Megan Westberg and Olivia Wise.

Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim performs the world premiere of Melia Watras's William Wilson for voice and violin (2016). Text by Edgar Allan Poe. Recorded live at Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle, WA on March 28, 2018. Videography by Jerry Morrison.

Violinist Yura Lee and violist Melia Watras perform Bruno Maderna's Ständchen für Tini for violin and viola (1972). Recorded live at Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle, WA on May 27, 2018. Videography by Jerry Morrison.

Violinist Yura Lee and violist Melia Watras perform the world premiere of Melia Watras's Lontano for violin and viola (2017). Recorded live at Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle, WA on May 27, 2018. Videography by Jerry Morrison.

Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim performs the world premiere of Melia Watras's Doppelgänger Dances for violin solo (2017). Recorded live at Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle, WA on March 28, 2018. Videography by Jerry Morrison.

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir performs Melia Watras's Prelude for cello solo (2014). Recorded live at Brechemin Auditorium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA on May 13, 2017. Videography by Bill Mohn.

Second Inversion's On Demand Videos:
Violist Melia Watras embraces the composer-performer role in this video, alongside her husband Michael Jinsoo Lim, for a performance of Watras' Berceuse, recorded here in our studios on April 3, 2016.

Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim and violist Melia Watras improvise on a passage from Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata. Recorded live, from the debut concert of Frequency (www.frequencyensemble.com), on Oct. 23, 2016, University of Washington, Meany Theater, Seattle, WA. Bill Mohn, videographer.

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir performs Melia Watras's Vetur öngum lánar lið for voice and cello (2016). Text by Bjarni Jónsson. Filmed at Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA on June 21, 2016. Videographer/Editor: Ryan Geoffrey Walker; Audio by Seattle Music, Inc.: Audio Producer: David Sabee, Audio Engineer: Kory Kruckenberg

Morton Feldman's Rothko Chapel performed by the Seattle Modern Orchestra, Julia Tai (conductor), Melia Watras (viola), Stephen Olsen (celesta), Brian Yarkovsky (percussion) and Sarah Marroquin (soprano). Recorded live at the Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA on May 19, 2012. Videography by Bill Mohn and Matt Holmes.

The University Symphony in rehearsal for its end-of-year concert, Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. at Meany Theater. With faculty artist Melia Watras, featured soloist on the Penderecki Viola Concerto (1983).

Harry Partch: The Street; Charles Corey, harmonic canon II and voice; Melia Watras, bass marimba. Performed on Harry Partch’s original instruments at the University of Washington. Filmed by Second Inversion.

Preview for Crime and Punishment, directed by Sheila Daniels, Intiman Theater, 2009. Music from Melia Watras’s album Viola Solo.

Luciano Berio: Black is the color...
Galia Arad, mezzo-soprano; Melia Watras, viola; Valerie Muzzolini Gordon, harp
From the album Melia Watras: Ispirare available from Sono Luminus

Harry Partch: The Wind; Charles Corey, harmonic canon II and voice; Melia Watras, bass marimba. Performed on Harry Partch’s original instruments at the University of Washington. Filmed by Second Inversion.

Garth Knox: Viola Spaces No. 1: Beside the bridge (sul ponticello); Garth Knox and Melia Watras, violas; filmed at DXARTS, University of Washington.

Garth Knox: Viola Spaces No. 2: Ghosts (sul tasto); Garth Knox and Melia Watras, violas; filmed at DXARTS, University of Washington.

Garth Knox: Viola Spaces No. 3: One finger (glissando); Garth Knox and Melia Watras, violas; filmed at DXARTS, University of Washington.

Garth Knox: Viola Spaces No. 4: Nine fingers (pizzicato); Garth Knox and Melia Watras, violas; filmed at DXARTS, University of Washington.

Garth Knox: Viola Spaces No. 5: Rapid repeat (tremolo); Garth Knox and Melia Watras, violas; filmed at DXARTS, University of Washington.

Garth Knox: Viola Spaces No. 6: Harmonic horizon (harmonics); Garth Knox and Melia Watras, violas; filmed at DXARTS, University of Washington.

Garth Knox: Viola Spaces No. 7: In between (quarter tones); Garth Knox and Melia Watras, violas; filmed at DXARTS, University of Washington.

Garth Knox: Viola Spaces No. 8: Up, down, sideways, round (bow directions); Garth Knox and Melia Watras, violas; filmed at DXARTS, University of Washington.

Shulamit Ran and Melia Watras discuss their work on Perfect Storm, the solo viola piece Watras commissioned from Ran. Video by Elena Guobyte.

Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim and violist Melia Watras perform the world premiere of Richard Karpen's Bicinium. Recorded live at Meany Theater, University of Washington, Seattle, WA on January 13, 2014. Videography by Bill Mohn.

Violist Melia Watras improvises a piece live at the University of Washington on January 11, 2012. Video recorded by Latona Arts.

An excerpt of Melia Watras's world premiere performance of Juan Pampin's Nada, for viola and live electronics at Meany Theater at the University of Washington on October 23, 2006, Seattle, WA. Video by DXARTS, University of Washington.