Coming to Seattle (Nov. 18, 2014)

Dennis Rea (photo: Anne Joiner)
Dennis Rea (photo: Anne Joiner) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

Gordon Mumma talks @ Cornish
Tue. Nov. 18, 1 PM; FREE
Not much happening at the Chapel this week and nothing at all next week. We recommend this free lecture/demonstration by Gordon Mumma, a pioneer of live electronics and Cage/Cunningham collaborator. PONCHO Hall on the Capitol Hill campus of Cornish College. Go if you can.

Empty Boat + New Art Trio
Thu. Nov. 20, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Empty Boat is a quintet of Seattle creative music veterans (Don Berman, drums; Geoff Harper, bass; Jim Knodle, trumpet; Dennis Rea, guitar; Dick Valentine, flutes and saxophones) performing original compositions. Opening is saxophonist/composer Kenny Mandell’s New Art Trio, featuring Curtis Dahl, keyboards and Tim Volpicella, guitar. An evening of Seattle Creative Music at its finest.

THU. 12/4 – an evening of new opera, sound, and performance by Angelina Baldoz, Stuart Dempster, Kathleen Hunt, Maria Mannisto, and others

FRI. 12/5 – Zero-G Concerts: Triptet w/ Stuart Dempster & Bill Smith, a unique cross between the hypnotic ambient and avant-garde jazz’s complex and dissonant harmonies

SAT. 12/6 – Cornish Electronic Music Ensemble

TUE. 12/9 – Electronic music by RM Francis, Timm Mason, and Matt Shoemaker

WED. 12/10, 7:30 PM – Composer/clarinetist Sean Osborn presents four new eclectic chamber works

THU. 12/11 – Nonsequitur & The Frank Agency present People. Make. Awesome. #3: Music & Moving Image, curated by Beth Fleenor (artists TBA)



November 9, 2014
Plays the Crystal Singing Bowls, Minoriten, Wels
Frédéric Nogray

November 9, 2014
Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Noid, Tamara Wilhelm, Medien Kultur Haus, Wels
Arnold ‘Noid’ Haberl Kazuhisa Uchihashi Tamara Wilhelm

November 8, 2014
Elektro Guzzi & Mats Gustafsson, Schl8hof, Wels
Bernhard Breuer Mats Gustafsson Bernhard Hammer Bernhard Hammer Jakob Schneidewind Jakob Schneidewind

November 8, 2014
Jaap Blonk, Lasse Marhaug, Maja Ratkje, Schl8hof, Wels
Jaap Blonk Lasse Marhaug Maja Ratkje

November 8, 2014
The Thing & Ken Vandermark, Schl8hof, Wels
Mats Gustafsson Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Paal Nilssen-Love Ken Vandermark

November 8, 2014
Till by Turning, Schl8hof, Wels
Erica Dicker Emily Manzo Katherine A Young

November 8, 2014
Savina Yannatou & Barry Guy, Minoriten, Wels
Barry Guy Savina Yannatou

November 8, 2014
Spielen Nicht Spielen, Stadtpfarrkirche, Wels
Christoph Herndler

Transparent Productions December and January Shows

From DC’s Transparent Productions:

7PM & 8:30 Sets / $15 Advance
$20 at the door

(Sunday, December 21st)
The Jeff Cosgrove Trio
Jeff Cosgrove (drums)
William Parker (bass)
Matthew Shipp (piano)

A Few Other Upcoming Performances in 2015:

11th – Matt Mitchell (piano) & Ches Smith (drums)

18th – Jason Hwang’s SING HOUSE
Andrew Drury (drum set)
Ken Filiano (string bass)
Chris Forbes (piano)
Steve Swell (trombone)
Jason Kao Hwang (composition, violin, viola)

Paul Giallorenzo’s Gitgo Quintet In Pittsburgh

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Mars Williams 

From Pittsburgh New Music Net:

Thu Nov 20 8 pm 21+ show $15 adv/$20 door
Thunderbird Café, 4023 Butler St, Lawrenceville

Featuring Mars Williams on sax (Vandermark 5, Liquid Soul, Psychedelic Furs, Hal Russell/NRG Ensemble/Luttenbachers, Brotzmann Tentet etc), Jeb Bishop on trombone (Vandermark 5, Brotzmann Tentet, Luttenbachers etc), Anton Hatwich on bass & Quin Kirchner on drums

tickets on sale now at:
Acoustic Music Works, Caliban Books, Sound Cat Records, Dave’s Music Mine and 720 Records and online at

Paul Giallorenzo is a Chicago-based improviser, composer, and sound designer using piano, synthesizer, and electronics in a wide variety of groups and contexts, ranging from jazz and improvised music to electro-acoustic / noise. He has been funded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Swiss Benevolence Society, and has performed in Europe, Brazil and throughout the US, including a 2010 appearance at the Chicago Jazz Festival. He is also the producer, organizer, co-founder, and director of the art gallery/music venue Elastic, producing hundreds of creative music concerts in Chicago since 2001.

Tonight, Giallorenzo will be performing with GITGO, a quintet featuring Mars Williams on saxophone (Vandermark 5, Hal Russell NRG Ensemble, Liquid Soul, Brotzmann Tentet, etc.), Jeb Bishop on trombone (Vandermark 5, Flying Luttenbachers, Brotzmann Tentet, etc.), Anton Hatwich on bass and Quin Kirchner on drums. The group has three releases: one on Giallorenzo’s own 482 label, “Emergent” on Leo Records in 2012, and the latest album, “Force Majeure” which came out on Delmark in May.

A Birthday Bash for Terry Riley at the Ecstatic Music Festival


An 80th birthday concert for Terry Riley, a program of new works performed by the Bang on a Can All Stars and a concert of John Zorn’s music are among the highlights of the fifth Ecstatic Music Festival, which will run from Jan. 15 to April 16.

The festival, a collaboration between the Kaufman Music Center and New Amsterdam Presents, the new-music organization, specializes in indie classical programs and presents concerts that typically include two or more ensembles, which are encouraged to collaborate on stage.