Seaprog Festival in Seattle June 20-22

From Seaprog:

The second annual Seaprog festival of progressive/art rock will take place Saturday-Sunday June 21-22 at the historic Columbia City Theater, with a free kickoff event on Friday, June 20 at the Royal Room. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/588202.

Friday, June 20 – The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Avenue S – Free
Autumn Electric (8 P.M.)
Fang Chia (9 P.M.)
Badwater Fire Company (10 P.M.)

Saturday, June 21 – Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Avenue S
Spontaneous Rex (2 P.M.)
Spacebag (4 P.M.)
The Mercury Tree (7 P.M.)
Miriodor (9 P.M.)

Sunday, June 22 – Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Avenue S
Zubatto Syndicate (2 P.M.)
Being John McLaughlin (4 P.M.)
Corima (7 P.M.)
Midday Veil (9 P.M.)

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DMG Newsletter May 23rd, 2014

Mats/Morgan Band
Cover of Mats/Morgan Band

From DMG:

John Zorn//Stepehen Gosling/Greg Cohen/Tyshawn Sorey! Paul Shapiro/Marc Ribot/Brad Jones! Tisziji Munoz/Paul Shaffer Quintet! Friedlander/Wamble/Dunn/Sarin! Haggai Cohen-Milo! Ingrid Laubrock NY/UK Octet!

Tony Malaby Tamarindo! Angles 9! Satoko Fujii NY Orchestra! Thurston Moore/Gabriel Ferrandini/Pedro Sousa! Squakk: Michael Greiner/Rudi Mahall! Gato Libre! Microscopic Septet! Richard Pinhas/Tatsuya Yoshida/Oren Ambarchi/Merzbow!

Parallax Ensemble: Ken Vandermark/David Grubbs et al! Helton Core Trio & Matt Shipp! Akira Sakata/Lonberg-Holm/Nilssen-Love/Gutvik! Mats/Morgan Band! Peter Van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask! Rodrigo Amado/Peter Evans! Joe Sachse & Nils Wogram!

Jacques Coursil & Alan Silva! Nate Wooley/Chris Corsano/Hugo Antunes! Joelle Leandre & Nicole Mitchell! Ajemian/Malaby/Mazurek/Taylor! Lester Bowie/William Parker/Phillip Wilson!

Fripp & Eno Ltd Ed LPs! Officer: Mick Hobbs/Tom Cora/Tim Hodgkinson/Catherine Jauniaux! Brahja Waldman Quintet! Miki Vainio/Arne Deforce! Jon Collin!

Michael Flower/Neil Campbell! Adam Bohman! Inryo-Fuen! Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers! Percy Jones/L Shankar! Linda Perhacs! Gong DVDs!

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The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, May 25th:
6pm: NU DUO: CHERYL PYLE & BERN NIX – Flute & Guitar!

Sunday, June 1st Double-Header :
6pm: NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC/SAMUEL/BLAIS/AKIRA ISHIGURO!
7pm: PASCAL NIGGENKEMPER/SEAN ALI/DAVID GROLLMAN/MICHAEL EVANS!

Rare Friday Event – June 6th:
6pm: GIANNI MIMMO & ALISON BLUNT – Soprano Sax & Violin!

Sunday, June 8th Double-Header :
6pm: MICHAEL LYTLE/ANDERS NILSSON/LUKAS LIGETI!
7pm: MORTEN POULSON & KIRSTEN CAREY – Drums & Guitar!

Sunday, June 15th:
No In-Store During the Vision Festival!

Sunday, June 22nd Double-Header :
6pm: OMAR TAMEZ & ANGELICA SANCHEZ – CD Release Set!
7pm: GENE MOORE/GENE JANAS/DAVE TAMURA/MATT LUCZAK!

Sunday, June 29th Double-Header :
6pm: MACROSCOPIA Returns! Featuring: KEN SILVERMAN/DANIEL CARTER/CLAIRE De BRUNNER/TOM ZLABINGER!
7pm: BEN GOLDBERG/KIRK KNUFFKE/BILLY MINTZ!

Musique Machine Reviews

Current 93
Cover of Current 93

From Musique Machine:

Sissy Spacek – Wreck
Sleep of Ages/Where is This – History is Written by the Handsome
Nightmare Castle – Potential Psycho
Lethe – Vomit In The Shallows
Die Reitenden Leichen – Furor Necroticus
Vomir – Ennui
Luctíssono – Noite e Neblina
Aube – Stared Gleam (digital reissue)
Current 93 – I am the Last of all the Field That Fell

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

From DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET:

May 18, 2014
Dafna Naphtali, Chuck Bettis, Levy Lorenzo, Hans Tammen, JACK
Chuck Bettis Levy Lorenzo Dafna Naphtali Hans Tammen

May 18, 2014
Chris Pitsiokos & Stuart Popejoy, JACK
Chris Pitsiokos Stuart Popejoy

May 18, 2014
Louise D.E. Jensen, Ron Stabinsky, Mike Pride, Andrew Drury, JACK
Andrew Drury Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen Mike Pride Ron Stabinsky

AMN Reviews: Peter Batchelor – Kaleidoscope [pogus 21073-2]

Peter Batchelor’s Kaleidoscope is an acousmatic work meant to model in sound the kinds of dynamic patterns visible through a kaleidoscope. The five pieces that make up the work were composed for a listening environment situated in the middle of eight speakers arranged in a circle; listening to the recording can only approximate the spatial effects obtainable in such a setting, and to that extent is something like listening to a reduction for piano of an orchestral work. Still, there’s much to like when these pieces are listened to just for the way they organize sound.

For the first four tracks, Batchelor arranges digital samples to trace the trajectory of things breaking apart, the pieces diverging and converging again. Drawing on a variety of sound sources, including field recordings of natural and artificial phenomena, and using looping, repetition, and granular manipulation, Batchelor juxtaposes similar and contrasting sound colors of varying intensities, density and dynamics to achieve his aim. Though the identity of the sound sources is for the most part obscured by manipulation—this is acousmatic music, after all—sometimes, as in Fuse’s recognizable samples of rainfall, they reveal themselves. The final piece, an aural portrait of a gaming arcade, evokes its subject through chirps, beeps and buzzes that will elicit memories in anyone who’s ever played a game of Space Invaders in a public space.

Kaleidoscope comes as a two-disc set. A DVD-ROM contains the work in its full, original eight channel format, while a stereo CD is included as well.

http://www.pogus.com

Coming to Seattle

Luciano Berio
Cover of Luciano Berio

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

Leviathan Worship Service
+ Nico Sophiea
Fri., May 30, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

LWS believes in total freedom of sound. We do not discuss what we are going to play, nor do we talk about whether past shows were “good” or “bad;” we are only concerned with what is happening in the moment. Nico Sophiea opens.

Monica Lopez Lau & Hector Bravo Benard
Sat., May 31, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Music for recorders and electronics, including world premieres of two pieces written especially for Monica Lopez Lau by Matthias Kranebitter and Hector Bravo Benard. Also on the program are pieces by Luciano Berio, Giorgio Tedde, Agostino Di Scipio, a transcription of a Bach Partita.

Upcoming Events (subject to change)

THU. 6/5 – Christian Pincock Quintet, new chamber compositions
FRI. 6/6 – Steve Barsotti + Dave Knott, electro-acoustic sound transformed by spaces and materials
SAT. 6/7 – Thollem McDonas (piano), improvised duos with drummers Greg Campbell & Paul Kikuchi
THU. 6/12 – Luke Fitzpatrick, music for violin and electronics
FRI. 6/13 – Seattle Modern Orchestra plays music by Brown, Durand, Donatoni