Portland’s Creative Music Guild in April and Beyond

English: ICP Orchestra - Han Bannink
English: ICP Orchestra – Han Bannink (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From creativemusicguild.org:

Confluence: The Instant Composers Pool Orchestra on April 5

On April 5, the CMG will present the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra at the Redeemer Lutheran Church (5432 NE 20th Ave). The evening starts with an artist talk at 7pm by members of the ICP followed by a concert by this amazing 9 piece. Tickets to this all ages event are sold on a sliding scale from $8-20 at the door. Advance tickets (with reserved seats at the front of the house) are available here at Brown Paper Tickets.

The ICP is a legendary music collective started in 1967 by Willem Breuker, Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink. For this tour the ICP is composed of Han Bennink, Ab Baars, Tobias Delius, Ernst Glerum, Thomas Heberer, Tristan Honsinger, Michael Moore, Mary Oliver and Wolter Wierbos.

Featuring Marc Smason, André St. James and Tim DuRoche

Wednesday, April 17, 7–9 pm
Camellia Lounge, 510 NW 11th Avenue, Portland
$5-15 sliding cover

Friday, April 19, 8 pm
Piano Fort, 1715 SE Spokane Street in Sellwood
$15 general; $10 Creative Music Guild & PDX Jazz members
Cosponsored with Creative Music Guild, with promotional support from PDX Jazz
Also featuring a screening of the film MOLDAVIAN BLUES: A FILM OF BURTON GREENE, directed by Malcolm Hart

The Outset Series:

April 3: The Tenses and MSHR
Revival Drum Shop 1465 NE Prescott
Wednesday, April 3, 8 pm (ends by 10)
Sliding Scale $5-$15
All ages.

Performer Biographies:

The Tenses are Ju Suk Reet Meet and Oblivia – longtime members of the legendary Smegma.

In 2008, The Tenses began a new Live Act using Musical Concepts developed with Smegma. The Tenses are a more intimate ” Live ” experiment ,that is GREATLY INFLUENCED by the room/audience “feel”. Moving Images that reflect our influences and creative patterns are projected on or behind us. Our creative intent is only one aspect. We Attempt to collaborate in” The Moment “.

The Tenses have performed successfully in Portland, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Cork, London, Brighton, Helsinki, Brussels, Paris , Geneva and others , so far.

Ju Suk Reet Meate- Founding Smegma and core LAFMS member since 1973: Lap Steel Guitar, Pocket Trumpet , Electronics, Toys, ect.

Oblivia (Rock and Roll Jackie) Smegma Member Since 1981: Record Player, Electronics, Toys, ect.

MSHR is an audiovisual project by Brenna Murphy and Birch Cooper of Oregon Painting Society.

April 17:
John C. Savage – flutes (CD Release show!)
Marisa Anderson (guitar) / Lori Goldston (cello) duo

John C. Savage is a local flute and saxophone player whom the Willamette Week called “a baddass, knock-down-drag-out force to be reckoned with” and plays in local groups The Demolition Duo, Red #40, lie very still and others. This show marks the release of John’s solo CD “A Moment in Mythica”.

Marisa Anderson’s guitar playing has been called “rustic, earthen and deep” by Signal to Noise. Marisa has played in The Evolutionary Jass Band and collaborated with Mirah, Tara Jane O’Neil and others. Her 2011 record The Golden Hour, released on Mississippi Records, was called “utterly fabulous” and “spellbinding” by Signal to Noise. Her next record, Mercury, will be out on Mississippi Records in June.

Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher based in Seattle. She has played and collaborated with Earth, Mirah, David Byrne, Nirvana, Cat Power, Laura Veirs, Secret Chiefs 3, Portland Cello Project, Vanessa Renwick and Lynn Shelton. She is co-founder of the Black Cat Orchestra, and has toured the U.S. and Europe with Earth, and recorded Angels of Darkness Demons of Light, Parts 1 & 2; in 2010 she opened as a soloist on tour with Earth and Wolves in the Throne Room.

Her work has been commissioned by and/or performed at the Kennedy Center, TBA, WNYC, Northwest Film Forum, On the Boards, Frye Art Museum, Seattle International Film Festival, Bumbershoot, Museum of Fine Arts, Joe’s Pub, the Stone, Wayward Music Series, Oregon State University, University of Chicago Film Studies Center and One Reel Film Festival. She has received awards from Meet the Composer, Artist Trust, 4 Culture and Seattle Arts Commission, and has taught at the University of Washington, EMP, Idyllwild Arts Academy, the Vera Project and the Bush School.


Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1
Sandbox Studios
(420 NE 9th ave)
$12-$18 – single day, $20-40 for both day
All Ages.

William Hooker (from NY) & the PDX large ensemble, Why I Must Be Careful Big Band, Battle Hymns & Gardens, Daniel Menche, Linda Austin, Danielle Ross, Doug Theriault, Eet, Elfin Elephant (members of AU!), 1939 Ensemble, The Experimental Film Festival, Cinema Project, Golden Retriever, Grammies, Gregg Bielemeier, Gulls, HITS, Jim McGinn, John Gross Trio, John Niekrasz, Like a Villain, Noelle Stiles, Tere Mathern, Thollem McDonas