Upcoming Seattle Shows

From Seattle’s Wayward Music:

WED. 5/6, 7:30 – Subtext Reading Series presents Beverly Dahlen & Ezra Mark

THU. 5/7, 8:00 – Seattle Occultural Music Festival presents the Phonographers Union, Jason Kopec, Graham Banfield

FRI. 5/8, 8:00 – Nonsequitur presents Bay Area pianist Sarah Cahill performing selections from 18 recently commissioned works envisioning peace

SAT. 5/9, 7:00 – Jack Straw Productions presents Seattle composer Marcus Oldham with Native American singers/drummers/storytellers Chenoa Egawa & Alex Turtle.

COMING UP:

FRI. 5/15, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Chicago composer Olivia Block, new works for field recordings and acoustic ensemble

FRI. 5/22, 8 PM – WA Composers Forum presents Michael Nicolella, guitar

SAT. 5/23, 7 & 8:30 PM – Nonsequitur presents Deep Listening Band with Stuart Dempster, David Gamper, and Pauline Oliveros (reservations strongly suggested – please specify which show and how many in your party)

SAT. 5/30 – Oana Rusu-Tomai (piano) with Julie Cho (cello), Natalie Lerch (soprano), and Victoria Parker (violin) – music of Gabriela Lena Frank and Argentinian composers Piazzolla, Guastavino, Buchardo, and Cassadó

WED. 6/3, 7:30 – Subtext Reading Series

FRI. 6/5 – Simon Wickham-Smith and Santiago La Torre, electro-acoustic music

SAT. 6/6, 2 PM – Keith Eisenbrey, piano

SAT. 6/6, 8 PM – Pran – Greg Powers & Stuart Dempster play Dhrupad music on trombone and dijeridu

THU. 6/11, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Harold Budd, celebrating new book of poems and duos with bassist Keith Lowe

FRI. 6/12 – Gregory Campbell, percussion

SAT. 6/13 – Wally Shoup, alto saxophone

FRI. 6/19 – Briana Jones, butoh performance

SAT. 6/20 – Affinity, contemporary chamber ensemble

THU. 6/25 – Nonsequitur presents Novi_Sad, electro-acoustic composer from Greece

FRI. 6/26 – Clifford Dunn, flute

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Jessica Pavone & Mazz Swift at RUCMA

From New York’s RUCMA:

Start: 05/18/2009 – 7:30pm
End: 05/18/2009 – 11:00pm

First set begins @ 7:30
Jessica Pavone – solo viola

Second set begins @ 9:00
Mazz Swift – violin

The Local 269
269 East Houston
at the corner of Suffolk Street
F to Second Avenue

Admission $10 / $15 both sets
Students & seniors $7 / $5 both sets

The Freedom of the City Festival Reviewed

This recent London fest is reviewed.

The London Improvisers Orchestra was assembling in all its anarchic (in the best sense) glory – over thirty musicians (too lazy to count them all) on the stage and in ranks in front of the stage – reeds, brass, strings, percussion, laptops, electric guitars and more – I think I spotted a sarod in the front row. They performed a selection of ‘conductions’ – ‘a type of structured free improvisation where… an improvising ensemble [is directed] with a series of hand and baton gestures’ (quoted from here ) – five separate pieces, the last being a kind of 21st ‘Concerto for Cootie’ featuring the redoubtable Brit jazz trumpeter, Henry Lowther, ending on an all-in free improvised piece.

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Paul Giallorenzo’s Get In to Go Out Coming Soon on 482 Music

From 482:

This high-voltage aggregate features Giallorenzo’s alternately fiery and contemplative pianism in the company of saxophonist Dave Rempis, cornetist Josh Berman, bassist Anton Hatwich and Frank Rosaly on drums. Get In to Go Out presents controlled fire music born of an homage to experimental jazz of the late 1950s and blazing trails into territory illuminated by the music’s pioneers.

Musicians: Josh Berman (cornet), Paul Giallorenzo (piano), Anton Hatwich (double bass), Dave Rempis (saxophones), Frank Rosaly (drums)

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