Anthony Braxton will be performing in all three upcoming Irondale Ensemble Project shows:
April 15, 16, 17, 18 | 7:30PM
The Walter Thompson Orchestra will perform the world premiere of a WTO-commissioned work by renowned composer Anthony Braxton. Thompson will use his much-heralded Sound Painting conducting language to shape the composition.
Anthony Braxton, one of music’s most original composers and instrumentalists, has composed a new work in collaboration with Soundpainter Walter Thompson and the Walter Thompson Orchestra. Mr. Thompson will combine Mr. Braxton’s Language Music System with Soundpainting – the multidisciplinary live – composing sign language created by Mr. Thompson. The concerts will feature performances by Anthony Braxton, a woodwind virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist and the fifteen musicians and actors of the Walter Thompson Orchestra.
Prices: Adult $20.00 | Student with ID $15.00
Senior $15.00 | Working Artist $15.00
- Workin’ for the CCC (thebrewingluminous.blogspot.com)
- Firehouse 12’s 2009 Spring Jazz Series Begins March 20th (improvisedcommunications.wordpress.com)
Michael Bunsen: “Square Waves in Nature” (electronics)
Trillium Voices: Chamber Choir performs original works by Portland composer Giles Buser-Molatore and Veljo Tormis
Adam Reese: “Live Mixing”
Thursday April 16th @ 8pm
Free (donations gladly accepted)
Enterbeing, 1603 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR
Michael Bunsen is a musician/maker and a new import to Portland. He works with DIY electronics and will be presenting a fantastic music program with us in his first appearance at a Portland New Music Society event.
Giles Buser-Molatore is a composer and 2009 graduate of Portland State University. He and his ensemble will be sharing some of his recent works for chamber choir. Beautiful and haunting!
Adam Reese is a regular contributer to the Portland New Music Scene. As an anthropology student at Reed College, Reese brings inspiration from cultures and musics the world over (including a special proclivity for African music). Adam will be performing a piece involving live re-working of recorded material.
* Coming Up:
May 7th @ Enterbeing:
Derek M Johnson
Brandon Conway and Abusive Delay
And (Scott Brazieal, Drew Adams, Kelvin Pittman)
Mr. T’s Bowl in LA will be the scene for an event:
Vinny Golia Sextet, Slumgum, and Axis Trio
April 15th, 9pm
Mr T’s Bowl
5621 1/2 Figueroa St., Highland Park
A triple bill featuring LA jazz legend, Vinny Golia! A virtuoso improviser on dozens of woodwind instruments, Vinny has been a featured performer with other avant-garde masters such as Anthony Braxton, Bobby Bradford, and John Zorn. At Mr. T’s he will perform with his electric sextet. Expect explosive solos driven by a psychedelic hurricane from the rhythm section!
Slumgum performs original music that is packed with unbridled imagination. A jazz quartet overflowing with spontaneity, their live shows are volatile and pumped with energy. With a rare band dynamic abounding in vitality, their joy on stage is contagious.
The Axis Trio is a drums/bass/rhodes ensemble with roots in Pakistan, Morocco, and Iran. In an intoxicating whirlwind, they consistently push the boundaries of a traditional piano trio. With compositions ranging from dreamlike dirge to blazing groove, their performances are kaleidoscopes of sonic color.