5049 Records Podcast: Craig Taborn

From 5049 Records:

Craig Taborn is an absolute master and virtuoso of the highest order. He plays the piano with an attention to detail and an intensity that we can all learn from. He’s not just a great musician- he’s also a great guy, and for this talk we trace his Mid-Western roots up to the current day. A great talk with an incredible musician.



December 14, 2014
Fred Frith & Nels Cline, The Stone
Nels Cline Fred Frith

December 14, 2014
Fred Frith & Iva Bittová, The Stone
Iva Bittová Fred Frith

December 9, 2014
Haribo, ISSUE Project Room
Raúl De Nieves Jessie Stead Nathan Whipple

December 12, 2014
Janel and Anthony, IBeam
Janel Leppin Anthony Pirog

December 12, 2014
Anthony Pirog Trio, IBeam
Michael Formanek Anthony Pirog Ches Smith

December 9, 2014
Matmos perform Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives, ISSUE Project Room
Isabel Castellvi Drew Daniel Clarice Jensen Jen Kirby Caroline Marcantoni Adam Markiewicz Britton Powell M.C. Schmidt Davindar Singh Leigh Stuart

December 8, 2014
Frank Gratkowski Solo, IBeam
Frank Gratkowski

December 8, 2014
Frank Gratkowski, Devin Gray, Pascal Niggenkemper, IBeam
Frank Gratkowski Devin Gray Pascal Niggenkemper

Newsbits: Rene Baker Release / Kenneth Kirschner Multimedia Project / Lost Civilizations in DC / Gammelsaeter and Marhaug Release

Pan y Rosas has a new release out from Rene baker.

New at Tokafi: Imperfect Forms, an expansive multimedia project about the work of Kenneth Kirschner, a composer and sound artist from Brooklyn, New York. The project includes a 180-page ebook with essays, interviews and analyses and a selection of Kirschner’s music on Bandcamp, as well as a 20-track remix compilation.

On December 21, Jerry Busher, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project and Utenzil will perform in the Indie Adams Morgan series (http://www.indieadamsmorgan.com/) at the Black Squirrel’s Tap Room (http://www.blacksquirreldc.com/), located at 2427 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, (202) 232-1011. Opening for that evening will be a solo performance by percussionist Jerry Busher and Mike McMorris/Utenzil will present the closing set. The evening starts at 8 pm; admission is free and open to all ages.

The Runhild Gammelsaeter & Lasse Marhaug Quantum Entanglement LP is available now on Utech Records.

Seattle Scene: December 15 – January 2

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center
4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)
Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences. All ages are welcome. All shows 8 PM, $5 – $15 sliding scale at the door unless otherwise noted (check individual listings).

Seattle Rock Orchestra
Thu. Dec. 18, 8:00 PM; $10 – $15 in advance
Seattle Rock Orchestra + special guest singer Tamara Power-Drutis presents the third in its New Works series, with PNW composers Iain Emslie, Willow Goodine, Whitney Lyman, Aaron Otheim, Wes Price, Michaud Savage, Emily Westman.

Christian Pincock Group
+ The Sky Is a Suitcase
Sat. Dec. 20, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Christian Pincock Group plays pieces that redefine the roles of instruments within a jazz ensemble and explore the intersection of composition and improvisation. Christian Pincock, valve trombone; Levi Gillis, tenor sax; Jon Hansen, tuba; Evan Woodle, drums. Christian also performs solo pieces on valve trombone and electronics. The Sky is a Suitcase is a jazz quartet whose songs range from bombastic energy pieces to quiet, pastoral ballads.

Campbell/Clayton + Lori Goldston
Fri. Dec. 19, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Greg Campbell (drums, tuba) and Frank Clayton (bass, drums) present a set of new composed and improvised music with guest collaborators. Seattle cellist and composer Lori Goldston plays new solo compositions and improvisations.

FRI. 1/2 – saxophonist Briggan Krauss