Coming to Seattle

Stuart Dempster
Stuart Dempster

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

THU. 1/23, 7:30 PM – Crochets, Quaivers…and Silicon Parchment: a two-night festival of electronics, video, and interactive media in surround sound; new works by Ewa Trebacz, Robert Blatt, Joshua Parmenter, Hector Bravo Benard, Sergio Luque

FRI. 1/24, 7:30 PM – Crochets, Quaivers…and Silicon Parchment continues with new works by Ha Na Lee/Shih-Wei Lo, Josiah Boothby/Olivier Messiaen, Donald Craig, Alexis Eggertsen, Steve Escoffery, Don Craig/Eunsu Kang/Josiah Boothby

SAT. 1/25 – Nonsequitur presents Matthew Shipp (piano)/Michael Bisio (bass) duo

TUE. 1/28 – Instead Of (Torben Ulrich, Lori Goldston, Angelina Baldoz, Jaison Scott) with friends Stuart Dempster, Susie Kozawa, Kyle Hanson, Steve Peters, and dancer Beth Graczyk

FRI. 1/31 – Nonsequitur presents Florida composer/pianist Elizabeth Baker performing original works for piano and electronics + music by Pärt, Glass, Hovhaness

WED. 2/5 – Seattle Phonographers Union celebrates release of their new LP; group improvisation with unprocessed field recordings

THU. 2/6 – Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Matt Ingalls (solo clarinet); Joe Morris/Bill Horist/Jeffrey Taylor (guitars); Matt Ingalls/Paul Hoskin/Beth Fleenor/Jenny Ziefel (clarinets)

FRI. 2/7 – Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Joe Morris (solo guitar); Andrea Neumann/Gust Burns (modified autoharp/piano); Bonnie Jones/Jonathan Way/Naomi Siegel (electronics/trombone)

SAT. 2/8 – Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Joe Morris/Jacob Zimmerman/Gust Burns (guitar/alto sax/piano); Matt Ingalls/Greg Campbell/Paul Kikuchi (clarinet/percussion); Bonnie Jones/Andrea Neumann (electronics/modified autoharp)

CTM Festival for Adventurous Music and Art

Pierre Schaeffer at the Studio 54 desk adjusti...
Pierre Schaeffer

The Festival for Adventurous Music and Art takes place January 24 – February 2 in Berlin. A sampling of featured artists include:

Beatriz Ferryera[AR]
Bernard Parmegiani[FR]
Charlemagne Palestine[US]
Christian Zanési[FR]
Edgard Varèse[FR]
Eli Keszler[US]
Jim O’Rourke[US]
Mika Vainio[FI]
Moritz von Oswald Trio with Tony Allen[DE/NG]
Phill Niblock[US]
Pierre Schaeffer[FR]
Rune Lindblad[SE]
Sven-Åke Johansson[SE/DE]
Thomas Ankersmit[NL]

Every Contact Leaves a Trace Label Launch

Bang the Bore writes about the new CDr label Every Contact Leaves a Trace:

Every Contact Leaves a Trace is a new CDr label launching Monday 20th January 2014. There are four initial releases available for purchase, stream and download – a process edit of field recordings made inside 20th Century Fox’s 1965 film The Sound of Music, by Henry Collins; a reworking of concert performances by Dominic Lash and Will Montgomery; a collision of broken instruments and field recordings by Ignacio Agrimbau; and four recordings made in the field – but not of the field – by Seth Cooke.

 

Fred Frith and Nels Cline Create New Soundscapes

English: Fred Frith performing in Wallingford,...
Fred Frith

From NYTimes.com:

When the guitarists Fred Frith and Nels Cline played their first public duet on Saturday night at Subculture, it didn’t always sound like guitar music. It sounded, at times, like a sanitation truck’s trash compactor, like an orchestra tuning up, like a brawl between flocks of geese, like a creaky water pump, like a collapsing carillon and like a slowed-down train wreck.

Fifth SoundOut festival to bring something different to Canberra

Canberra, Australia hosts this year’s Fifth SoundOut Festival:

Beyond the edges of jazz, electronic and new music is a world of sound that defies easy classification. It’s a genre that pushes musical boundaries, explores the unknown and challenges our perceptions of what we understand as music. This is the rationale behind SoundOut 2014, a celebration of “free improvisational, free jazz and experimental music“, which begins at Theatre 3 on January 23.