Coming to Seattle


From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

Bad Luck + Tomo Nakayama
Wed., Oct. 1, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Bad Luck (drummer Chris Icasiano + saxophonist Neil Welch) release their third full-length record Three, available through local record label Table & Chairs, or free with a $15 donation tonight. Opening the show will be songwriter Tomo Nakayama of Grand Hallway.

James Knapp & SCRAPE!
Fri., Oct. 3, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Scrape returns to the lovely acoustic of the Chapel Performance Space stage with new tunes by James Knapp and a premiere by guest composer Brendon Williams. Gorgeous sonorities characterize this improvising string orchestra’s sound. With soloists Gregg Belisle-Chi, Chris Symer and Julian Smedley, plus others.

Broken Bow Ensemble
Thur., Oct. 2, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
min is a new piece for chamber orchestra by Seattle composer John Teske, the third in a series of works dealing with human consciousness. The theme is “intention,” specifically on where individuals and groups place their focus and how they make choices. min will be premiered by the Broken Bow Ensemble, a 26-piece group of strings and woodwinds, each with an individual part.

MON. 10/6 – Don Berman, Greg Campbell, Chris Icasiano, & Gregg Keplinger‘s Drum Night

FRI. 10/10 – Nonsequitur presents San Francisco vocal/electronic artist Pamela Z

SAT. 10/11 – Earshot Jazz Fest presents Greg Belisle-Chi + John Seman’s Lil Coop

WED. 10/15 – Earshot Jazz Fest presents Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeiman’s Oliver’s Cinema

FRI. 10/17 – Inverted Space ensemble performs new works by UW composers

SAT. 10/18 – Nonsequitur & Earshot Jazz Fest present music of William O. Smith

FRI. 10/24 – Seattle Composers’ Alliance presents ten new works for String Quartet from a call for scores

SAT. 10/25 – Paul Kikuchi presents works for woodwinds, strings, and percussion

The Cornelia Street Cafe in October


Mark Helias

Cover of Mark Helias

From New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe:

Thursday, Oct 02 – 8:30PM
REVERSE BLUE, CD RELEASE
Mary Halvorson, guitar; Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums

Friday, Oct 03 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
REVERSE BLUE, CD RELEASE
Mary Halvorson, guitar; Chris Speed, tenor sax, clarinet; Eivind Opsvik, bass; Tomas Fujiwara, drums

Saturday, Oct 04 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
KRIS DAVIS’ CAPRICORN CLIMBER
Kris Davis, piano; Mat Maneri, viola; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor sax; Trevor Dunn, bass; Tom Rainey, drums

Friday, Oct 10 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
MICHAËL ATTIAS TRIO
Michaël Attias, alto sax; John Hébert, bass; Tom Rainey, drums

Saturday, Oct 11 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
OPEN LOOSE
Mark Helias, bass; Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Tom Rainey, drums

Monday, Oct 20 – 8:30PM
SARAH BERNSTEIN QUARTET W/ KRIS DAVIS, STUART POPEJOY, CHES SMITH
Sarah Bernstein, violin/composition; Kris Davis, piano; Stuart Popejoy, electric bass; Ches Smith, drums

Thursday, Oct 23 – 8:30PM
THE TOMAS FUJIWARA TRIO
Tomas Fujiwara, drums, comp.; Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Brandon Seabrook, guitar

Friday, Oct 24 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
TONY MALABY, TAMARINDO TRIO
Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Michael Formanek, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums

Saturday, Oct 25 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
TONY MALABY, TAMARINDO TRIO
Tony Malaby, tenor sax; Michael Formanek, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums

Portland in October


From Portland’s Creative Music Guild:

Outset Series Programming
October 2014
Revival Drum Shop, 2045 SE Ankeny
All shows begin 8 PM (ends by 10)
Sliding Scale $5-$15. All ages.
October 1 – Brumes and Douglas Detrick
October 15 – Warm Trash and ABSV

Brumes

Brumes is an experimental duo formed by roommates Susana Feliz and Desiree` Rousseau in 2012. Originally Brumes began as a solo looped based ambient project and has evolved into orchestrated atmospheric sounds including keys, guitar, harp and vocals. They will be debuting their third album, Sounding in Fathoms, later this summer. (http://brumes.bandcamp.com)

Douglas Detrick

Douglas Detrick is a Portland, Oregon-based composer, trumpet player, and arts consultant whose work in these diverse areas is distinguished by its quiet thoughtfulness and its embrace of good ideas from unconventional sources. He was awarded the 2011 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works and Presenting Jazz grants for his work with his chamber-jazz quintet Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble, and the commissioned work “The Bright and Rushing World” was premiered at New York’s Jazz Gallery in 2012 and performed throughout the United States. He is currently the Executive Director of the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, and performs in Oregon as well as touring nationally. (www.douglasdetrick.com)

Warm Trash

Jason (Warm Trash) started his musical career as a solo performer in 2001 with the first live shows of the idiosyncratic routine recording project. It soon became clear that one person’s worth of sound was just not enough. Flash forward 12 years, several pedals, and as many bands(drowning dolphins, chrome wings, cat fancy!, best supporting actress, k-tel, the bedrooms, others…) and luck has brought looping into the picture, and all the sudden, there is much MORE SOUND…and signing and playing drums just takes a little patience, and suddenly, playing live alone seems like a more viable option. (www.facebook.com/warm.trash)

ABSV

Jason Morales is ABSV. Chance Operations. Rhythm and Noise. Musique concrète in Dub. Found Sound, Feedback, Synthesis. Reverb, Filter, Delay. (https://soundcloud.com/absv)

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos


From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

September 27, 2014
xNoBBQx, ISSUE Project Room
Nick Dan Matt Earle

September 27, 2014
At IPR, ISSUE Project Room
Loren Connors

September 27, 2014
Keiji Haino Solo Percussion, ISSUE Project Room
Keiji Haino

September 27, 2014
X Wave, ISSUE Project Room
Matt Earle Bonnie Hart Ryko Kalinko Kelly Keating Nicola Morton Adam Sussmann

September 26, 2014
Peter Evans Quintet, JACK
Jim Black Tom Blancarte Peter Evans Sam Pluta Ron Stabinsky

September 26, 2014
Evan Parker & Peter Evans, JACK
Peter Evans Evan Parker Sam Pluta

AMN Reviews: Spectrical – Emergent Forms [cnv79]


cnv79The air is full of electromagnetic signals undetectable to the naked ear. With the proper equipment this ordinarily unheard soundworld can be made audible, recorded and cultivated into musical objects. For Emergent Forms, Australian sound experimentalist Timothy Allen used a JrF induction coil pickup to record signals from a variety of everyday sources—household appliances and fixtures, computers, and the like. The recordings were then arranged and processed in order to allow their latent pitches and harmonics to emerge. And in this hour-long single track of mutating textures and timbres one can hear a kind of elemental musicality asserting itself out of the raw sonic material of buzzes, crackles and humming drones. The piece is heavily textured–almost tangibly so, as much of the pitch aspect of the sound is fused into its timbres. These latter make for a thick weave of rough and burred and—somehow visual imagery comes to mind—shimmering, iridescent layers of sound. When pitches do emerge they tend to move slowly, singly or in vertical stacks; the harmonies are often static and suspended, though occasionally resolving. Allen’s extracted sounds can be heard mimicking the voices of a pipe organ, tubular bells, or other pitched percussion. The signals’ periodicity is brought out in the variable rhythms of clicks, chirps and beat-frequencies that run throughout like a kind of subterranean sound stream. Evocative stuff from the ostensible silence that surrounds us.

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