Some upcoming shows in Portland:
2/14/08: Rives/Matthews Duo
StÃ©phane Rives and Wade Matthews Duo
8PM Thursday, February 14th, 2008
Tickets $12.00 / $9.00 for CMG members and students with ID. All ages.
STEPHANE RIVES & WADE MATTHEWS DUO
StÃ©phane Rives is a French soprano saxophonist who is considered a master of extended technique. His solo release, Fibres, features the use of overtones at the top range for his horn, whistling squeals, multiphonics, triple tonguing and circular breathing. He has been called a revolutionary player in recognition of his saxophone capabilities.
Wade Matthews is an American composer, musician and author who has been living in Spain for nearly 20 years. He has appeared at festivals around the world performing on bass clarinet, alto flute and electronics. Matthews has appeared on 12 discs, two of which are solo releases. Matthews conducts workshops on improvisation and has written several articles about improvisation and other arts for various publications. His many collaborators include John Butcher, Peter Kowald, and Jack Wright among many others.
The StÃ©phane Rives and Wade Matthews duo promises to provide a night of exploratory music that will appeal to experimental music fans as well as those interested in outstanding musicianship.
2/7/08: Hammer of Hathor, Shane
Thursday, February 7th at 8pm
Hammer of Hathor
Steve Shane Schneider
1/31/08: Imagine the Sound
IMAGINE THE SOUND
Director: RON MANN
Thu Jan 31 7:00 PM Whitsell Auditorium, Northwest Film Center
IMAGINE THE SOUND remains one of the best documents of free jazz ever made. Ron Mann and Coda Magazine editor Bill Smith profile four artists who were influential in the evolution of jazz into a free-form musical art beginning in the early 60s. The film catches pioneering pianists Cecil Taylor and Paul Bley, tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp, and trumpet player Bill Dixon in dynamic performances and fascinating interviews shedding light on their approaches to music and life and the history of this unique musical genre. 90 min