Upcoming Portland Eye and Ear Control Shows

Update on 10/15/08: Do to a conflict at Worksound, the Paul Lytton, Nate Wooley (w/ Pete Swanson), Creative Music Guild show has been moved to October 24th. All other details are the same.

From Portland Eye and Ear Control:

10/25: Wooley, Lytton w/ Swanson
SATURDAY, October 25th 8pm

at Worksound
820 SE Alder

$10 general / $8 members and students

Lytton/Wooley Duo
Paul Lytton drums, percussion, electronics – legendary London improviser
Nate Wooley trumpet – Oregon born, and now an established NYC improviser

The duo will be joined in the second set with local guest Pete Swanson electronics/tape – of Portland s acclaimed Yellows Swans

about the Duo:

Two musicians of different backgrounds share passion for improvisation and redefining their instruments.

Genres are meant to be bent. That s what legendary British percussionist, Paul Lytton and New York trumpeter Nate Wooley believe. The two musicians, from seemingly different backgrounds and musical circles met up in 2006 to record their eponymous debut LP for Detroit s Broken Research Records.

Paul Lytton, known primarily in the US as the drummer for the ground breaking Evan Parker Trio, has been forging new ground as a free jazz percussionist, electronicist, and maker of instruments for example, the lyttonophone for almost 40 years. Along with Paul Lovens, Tony Oxley, and John Stevens, he is firmly entrenched in the British tradition of experimental improvisers who have gone beyond the jazz tradition to deal with a new way of improvising. Over the years, he has played with such improvising luminaries as Parker, Barry Guy, Marilyn Crispell, and Ken Vandermark.

Nate Wooley is a relative newcomer to improvised music circles, breaking into that public s consciousness with his solo recording, wrong shape to be a storyteller Creative Sources Recordings two years ago. Growing up in a small fishing town in Oregon, Nate got a solid jazz education from his father in a northwest coast dance band, but eschewed the tradition of jazz trumpet to concentrate on extreme sound, touring and recording with such hard noise and rock groups as Melee, Graveyards, and Akron/Family. He is currently working in New York with everyone from Drag City s David Grubbs to new music composer/bagpiper Matthew Welch.

The two met at a birthday concert for experimental jazz tubist, Carl Ludwig Huebsch in Cologne, Germany last year. Wooley remembers, The whole group was playing very quietly, lots of silence. I love that kind of playing, but really prefer a wide dynamic range. Out of the blue, there was this huge crash in the corner. I think Paul had thrown all his percussion on the ground, just to shake things up. I went nuts. I thought, this is a real improviser.

10/10: Cooper-Moore!
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, storyteller, instrument-builder and educator Cooper-Moore comes to Portland for a solo show at Gallery Homeland, October 10th at 8PM.

This is perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a founding member of the American jazz avant-garde in Portland.

Date: October 10, 2008
Time: 8PM
Location: Gallery Homeland
2505 SE 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
503 819-9656
Price: $10 $8 for students & members – 2 sets Contact: The Creative Music Guild: 503-867-0942

10/8: Portland New Music Society Show
Then, Wednesday 10/8 at Jace Gace,

2045 se belmont

Jeremy Martin: electro-acoustic music
Ben Kates and Reed Wallsmith play Following game, a new song by Adam Reese
and a new piece by Brandon Conway performed by Jonathan Sielaff, Tyler
Wilcox, Ben Kates and Brandon Conway with recitation by John Niekrasz.

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