Portland in August

From Portland’s Creative Music Guild:

OUTSET SERIES
Marcus Fischer / Corey Fuller & Ian Christensen Trio
August 6, 2014 — 8PM (ends by 10PM)
$5 – 15, sliding scale
Revival Drum Shop
2045 SE Ankeny

Marcus Fischer (b.1977) is a musician & multimedia artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. Field recordings, chance, and DIY instruments, coupled with acoustic instrumentation and visual art, define what has become Marcus’s minimal signature. In recent years he has also been involved with projects and performances for Art organizations such as the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, SASSAS, Dublab and Berklee College of Music.Past musical releases include “Monocoastal” (12k, 2010), “Arctic/Antarctic” (Luxus-Arctica, 2010), contributions and remixes to various compilations + net labels as map~map, “For Friends This Winter” (dustbreeding.com, 2009), various untitled ltd 3” CDRs, and two CDs as part of the duo Unrecognizable Now. Marcus’ music + visual art has found it’s way onto sites such as MAKE, create digital music, Swiss Miss +Apartment Therapy and the public radio show Radio Lab. (http://www.mapmap.ch)

Born in the US and raised in Japan, Corey Fuller is a musician and multimedia artist from Tokyo, Japan. Growing up between several different cultures and traveling extensively as a child have made geography and a sense of place major components of Fuller’s music. His work is a slow and gradual music composed of infinitesimal details comprised of processed and delicately treated acoustic instruments, field recordings, and other sound sources. In addition to his work as a solo artist, Fuller finds his collaborations with other artists invaluable. Besides his work with Date, he is currently collaborating with Mathieu Ruhlmann, Tyler Wilcox and Chihei Hatakeyama of Opitope. Fuller also belongs to a trio with Hatakeyama and Date called KUUKOKA. The trio’s debut album is scheduled for release in 2012 from Celer’s label, Two Acorns. Hatakeyama and Fuller have a full-length album entitled “euphotic” scheduled for release on Infraction Records in 2011. In December 2009, Fuller released his first solo album, Seas Between on Dragon’s Eye Recordings to critical acclaim. (http://illuha.com)

Saxophonist and Composer Ian Christensen is equally at home in the worlds of Jazz, Rock, and Improvised Music. Inspired by the works of Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Albert Ayler, Claude Debussy, and Elliot Smith, Ian strives to cultivate a new and honest approach, anchored by a strong melodic sensibility and a passion for the unknown. Ian has studied music in New York City, at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, under the likes of Reggie Workman, Jane Ira Bloom, Andrew Cyrille, Tony Malaby, and Bill McHenry, and in Portland, OR under David Valdez, Renato Caranto, Tim Bryson, Ben Medler, Michelle Medler, Thara Memory, Randy Porter and Alan Jones. Ian has had the honor of playing with such luminaries as Mel Brown, Ron Steen, Terrell Stafford, Red Holloway, John Stowell, Javon Jackson, Dave Glasser, and many others. In March of 2010, Ian was invited to play at the Bern International Jazz Festival in Bern, Switzerland, with a group from the New School.Ian also remains an active composer, having written extensively for small and large groups. He performs alongside bassist Andrew Jones and drummer Scott Cutshall.

OUTSET SERIES
Blue Lighters & Sam Boshnack Quintet
August 20, 2014 — 8PM (ends by 10PM)
$5 – 15, sliding scale
Revival Drum Shop
2045 SE Ankeny

Prolific composer/trumpeter Samantha Boshnack is based in Seattle, where she leads three ensembles of her own music, including the Sam Boshnack Quintet, which features piano, clarinets, trumpet, bass & drums. This performance features Sam Boshnack on trumpet, Beth Fleenor on clarinets & voice, Dawn Clement on piano & keyboards, Isaac Castillo on bass, and Max Wood on drums. In March 2014, the Sam Boshnack Quintet released the critically-claimed “Exploding Syndrome.” Boshnack earned a BA in Music Composition from Bard College in 2003. While at Bard, she studied classical composition with Joan Tower and jazz composition with Erica Lindsay. She has receive support and commissioning funds from New Music USA, Meet The Composer, 4Culture, Artist Trust, Jack Straw Productions, ASCAPlus, Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, New York Foundation of the Arts, and Earshot Jazz. Boshnack has toured Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada, and extensively in the US. These tours have included international festivals, colleges, grade schools, concerts, theaters, studio, and club performances. She has performed or recorded with artists such as Butch Morris, Eyvind Kang, Oliver Lake, Los Campesinos, Bobby Previte, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Stuart Dempster, Skerik, Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Jherek Bischoff, Tom Varner, Sumi Tonooka, Jessica Lurie, Amy Denio, Joshua Kohl, Paul Kikuchi, Evan Flory Barnes, Paul Rucker, Orkestar Zirkonium, among others. (http://samanthaboshnack.wordpress.com)