Upcoming Seattle Shows

From the Wayward Music Series:


FRI. 5/22, 8 PM – WA Composers Forum presents Michael Nicolella, guitar – music by Nicolella, Octavio Vasquez, Steve Reich, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Leo Brouwer, and Jimi Hendrix

SAT. 5/23, 7 & 8:30 PM – Nonsequitur presents Deep Listening Band with Stuart Dempster, David Gamper, and Pauline Oliveros (reservations strongly suggested – email gscchapel@gmail.com and be sure to specify 7 PM or 8:30 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 presents Jim McCrary and Paul Nelson

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

SAT. 6/6, 2 PM – Keith Eisenbrey, works for 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 Quartet – WS, alto sax; Gust Burns, piano; Paul Kikuchi, percussion; Bob Rees, drums & vibes

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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Umbrella Music Through May 28

Gino Robair
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Jason Adasiewicz Solo
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
11:00PM | Breakway
Paul Giallorenzo – synthesizer
Brian Labycz – electronics
Marc Riordan – percussion
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Jeff Thomas spins The Tritone

Thursday, 21 May 2009
10:00PM | Streifenjunko
Eivind Nordset Lønning – trumpet
Espen Reinertsen – tenor saxophone, flute
11:00PM | Robair/Branch
Gino Robair – drums
Jaimie Branch – trumpet

Sunday, 24 May 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Mike Reed‘s People, Places and Things
Greg Ward – alto saxophone
Tim Haldeman – tenor saxophone
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Reed – drums
two sets

Wednesday, 27 May 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Urs Leimgruber Solo
Urs Leimgruber – saxophone
11:00PM | Leimgruber/Roebke/Hunt
Urs Leimgruber – saxophones
Jason Roebke – bass
Steve Hunt – drums
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets: Jeff Kimmel spins Clarinets and Other Favorites

Thursday, 28 May 2009
10:00PM | Leimgruber/Hunt
Urs Leimgruber – reeds
Steve Hunt – percussion
11:00PM | Leimgruber/Giallorenzo/Malozzi/Zerang
Urs Leimgruber – reeds
Paul Giallorenzo – piano/electronics
Lou Malozzi – turntables
Steve Hunt – percussion

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Take Five With Steve Lehman

Steve Lehman profiled:

Named a Rising Star on the alto saxophone in 2006, 2007, and 2008 by the Down Beat Magazine International Critics Poll, Steve Lehman is a saxophonist and composer whose work resides on the frontier of contemporary music. He has been recognized as one of today’s truly original creative voices by The Wire, The New York Times, and Down Beat Magazine, as well as by National Public Radio and the BBC. A former student of both Jackie McLean and Anthony Braxton, he has performed and recorded throughout the United States and Europe with his own ensembles, and with those led by Anthony Braxton, Dave Burrell, Meshell Ndgeocello, Mark Dresser, Vijay Iyer, Oliver Lake, and High Priest of Anti-Pop Consortium.

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Sonomu Reviews

From Sonomu:

Samara Lubelski, Parallel Suns (The Social Registry)
Music with flowers in its hair. A new name to me, but according to her thick resumé Samara Lubelski has worked with (either as musician or engineer) Jackie-O Motherfucker, Thurston Moore, MV & EE, Hall of Fame, and fellow-German experimental collective Metabolismus. For this album, she laid… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:48, 18 May 2009

Anonymeye, Anonymeye Motel (Half/Theory)
Like an old vinyl album of country picking mysteriously infested with viruses from Oval´s skipping CDs and someone else´s radio frequencies. Half theory and half execution is key to appreciating what it is offering as it celebrates the resistence of roadside culture and mom-and-pop capitalism to… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:39, 18 May 2009

Tibetan Red, Ritual Breathing (Antahkarana Records)
An artistically and spiritually challenging record, of the air and instruments which depend on it for their voice, like the shakuhachi and didgeridoo. The opening, title track rumbles with the sound of God´s heavy breathing as he sleeps – always the Creator, he only exhales, long, drawn-out, and… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:30, 18 May 2009

Lena, The Uncertain Trail (Soundsaround)
Third album by Mathias Delplanque as Lena. He is otherwise most celebrated for his still-standing avant ambient recordings under his christian name. Compilation of unreleased tracks produced between 2004 and 2006. Trail referred to is the collection he has made of his transglobal travels, from… [read]
Posted by Stephen Fruitman at 07:49, 15 May 2009

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