From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:
MAGMA Fest: Harry Smith Tribute
Thur., March 20, 7 PM; $12 advance/$15 door
Honoring the Northwest’s “seminal experimental animator, trickster anthropologist, psychedelic pioneer, self-taught scholar in a dozen fields, editor of the most important recorded collection of American folk music ever, occult master, legendary parasite, curatorial genius, shaman, [and] Skid Row drunkard.” Climax Golden Twins, Jessika Kenney, Susie Kozawa & Dean Moore, Michael Wohl, and Swil Kanim.
John Teske & Andrew C. Smith
Sat., March 22, 8 PM; $5 – $15 sliding scale
Composer John Teske presents an evening of music about navigating space. Local musicians premier his topographies, a new series of graphic scores which requires performers to navigate through contour maps composed of musical symbols. In Andrew C. Smith‘s Topology (A/∀), four electric guitars in the corners of the room sustain pitches with e-bows or pick polyrhythms, as a violist moves around the room.
Moraine + Michael Owcharuk Trio
Friday, March 21, 8 PM; $5 – $15 sliding scale
Moraine is a shape-shifting quintet that has built a reputation as one of the most electrifying and original instrumental bands anywhere, winning over listeners around the globe with its unique amalgam of art rock, forward-thinking jazz, Asian-inspired music, and more. The Michael Owcharuk Trio performs original instrumental music that bombastically moves through genre and style with healthy doses of improv.
Ann La Berge & Tom Baker
Mon., March 24, 8 PM; $5 – $15 sliding scale
Amsterdam-based flutist Ann La Berge and Seattle guitarist Tom Baker improvise solo and together. La Berge displays a ferocious and far-reaching virtuosity, a penchant for improvising delicately spun microtonal textures and melodies, and a wholly unique array of powerfully percussive flute effects, and electronic processing. Baker is known to Seattle audiences for his fretted and fretless guitar playing.
Upcoming Events (subject to change)
THU. 3/27 – Lori Goldston, solo cello, improvised and not
SAT. 3/29 – The Box Is Empty presents Nat Evans & Leaha Villareal
THU. 4/3 – Nonsequitur presents Doug Wieselman + Syrinx Effect