Lawrence English + Stephen Vitiello :: Fable (Dragon’s Eye)
Anenon :: Sagrada (Non Projects)
Igorrr & Ruby My Dear :: Maigre EP (Ad Noiseam)
Odour Sonour :: Earth Burial (Exabyss)
Francesco Giannico & Porya Hatami :: Double review (Time Released Sound)
Driftmachine :: Eis Heauton EP (Umor Rex)
NUTIMBRE – CYCLES (CD by Den)
STEFANO FERRIAN & SIMONE QUATRANA – A–S E P T i C (CD by Den)
LUCA PISSAVINI & DALILA KAIROS– A SPECTRAL WORK (CD by Bunch Records)
GUSTAVO COSTA & STEFANO FERRIAN – KINEMATICS (CD by Bunch Records)
ARTIFICIAL MEMORY TRACE – ORGANFISH (CD by and/Oar) *
FREDERIC NOGRAY & YANNICK DAUBY – PANOTTI AURICULARIS (CD by Universinternational) *
PHILIPPE PETITGENET & FRANCOIS MARTIG – P.A.S. (3″CDR by Universinternational) *
NICKOLAS MOHANNA – PHASE LINE (CD by Run/Off) *
MASSIMO MAGEE – POUSSEZ (CD by Copy For Your Records) *
OTHER VULTURES – INTENSIFY YOUR INTERESTS (cassette by Copy For Your Records)
ANDREW CHALK – THE CIRCLE OF DAYS (LP by Faraway Press)
ELODIE – MINIATURES PERSANES (LP by La Scie Dorée)
REGLER – REGEL #1/REGEL #2 (LP by 8mm Records)
KOSTIS KILYMIS – CRYSTAL DROPS/GROUND LOOPS (7″ by Dischi Del Barone)
LEA BERTUCCI – LIGHT SILENCE, DARK SPEECH (7″ by Dischi Del Barone)
AREK GULBENKOGLU – THE REOCCURRENCE (CDR, private) *
THE DANGEREUX FAMILY – RAVE DAYS ARE OVER (CDR, private) *
ARCANDE DEVICE – NOISE MATRIX MANTRAS/MODULAR WAVES (2CDR by Pulsewidth) *
STAR TURBINE – SANDWICH MUSIC (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
MARTIN KREJCI & SEBASTIAN GIUSSANI & KEIKO UENISHI – COUNTING SHEEP WON’T CAUSE TO ENCOUNTER A DREAM OF STRAY DOG (OR WILL IT?) (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
COMPEST – DANACH (CDR by Attenuation Circuit) *
FAKE ART I.D. ZINE (CDR and magazine)
John Zorn‘s renowned THE STONE presents Guy Klucevsek‘s A 40 Year Composer Retrospective – a weeklong residency performed and curated by composer/accordionist Guy Klucevsek. For six consecutive nights, some of today’s top artists from both the jazz and new music scene join Klucevsek in performing his pieces written over the past four decades (1972-2014), including three world premieres and seven New York premieres.
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).
The Ballad of Ishtar
Jan. 22, 23, 24, 8 PM; $5 – $15 advance tickets
An electro-acoustic, semi-improvised opera that responds to our world-wide rape culture crisis. Its contemporary language is shaped by its particular musician creators, whose backgrounds all include improvisation and composition. Creator/violist Heather Bentley is joined by a stellar cast of musicians, including singers Beth Fleenor, okanomodé, and Jimmie Herrod. They are directed by Wayne Horvitz, and joined by dancer Paris Hurley.
Beth Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble
Tue. Jan. 27, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door
Workshop Ensemble (WE) celebrate the release of SILT – a 16 minute sonic meditation which has been embraced by Bunny Blasto Records. SILT will be available as a limited edition 5.5 x 7.25 print by artist Ollie Glatzer, a visual meditation serving as the physical vehicle of the sonic work, in tandem with a private download of the music itself. SILT will be available for purchase in person at live events, or online via Bunny Blasto Records.
FRI. 1/30 – Ivan Arteaga’s Neijing Ensemble, music for saxophone quartet, 3 basses, and voice
This was a smart booking by Colston Hall, giving us Anthony Braxton’s first UK appearance with his own group for ten years. A bold one too, perhaps, when it transpired that the only show here on a brief tour of Europe was in a provincial city, and not the largest.
Any risks taken were richly rewarded, with a near full-house in the smaller of Colston’s two spaces hearing two unbroken sets of deeply absorbing music. This was Braxton’s Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet, on this date featuring Mary Halvorson on guitar, Taylor Ho Bynum on assorted trumpets, and James Fei on reeds.
For another review of the same concert, look here.