Creative Music in DC

Ned Rothenberg at Appleby Jazz Festival 2007

EVENTS at UNION ARTS DC
Every Monday @ 7pm
Creative Music Workshop
The Creative Music Workshop brings together some of DC’s most dedicated Creative Musicians together. Each session features an opportunity to explore various aspects of improvised music and experimentalism.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Every 2nd Sunday of the Month
CapitalBop’s DC Jazz Loft
The DC Jazz Loft showcases and stimulates the talent and forward-focused creative thought that is occurring in the DC Jazz community. On the second Sunday of every month, at Union Arts DC, a variety of idioms and approaches to Jazz are presented by members of the diverse local scene.
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Friday, September 11 @ 9pm
Cloud Becomes Your Hand :: Cigarette Laughing Man :: Dura :: Kevin Greenspon
Cloud Becomes Your Hand (Indie Prog for video games, NYC)
Cigarette (Spacey, reverb-drenched avant pop, DC)
Dura (Naptime, DC)
Kevin Greenspon (Ambient Guitar, LA)
Laughing Man (Art Punk, DC)
Admission $8
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Wednesday, September 16 @ 8pm
Sun Speak :: Ian McColm Ensemble :: Bove/Garrett/Schaffer/Scheible
Sun Speak (Progressive Jazz, Chicago)
Ian McColm Ensemble (Progressive Jazz, DMV)
Bove/Garrett/Schaffer/Scheible (Improvised Music and Dance, DMV)
Admission $8
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Thursday, September 17 @ 7pm
Quintron’s Weather Warlock
The venerable NOLA artist Quintron sets up a weather-controlled synth, and plays a Warlock guitar with a slew of DC-based improvisers. The Weather Warlock is a musical instrument which is played by the weather. The weather sensors are mounted to a post and detect temperature, wind, sun, and rain. This all analog synthesizer produces a wide range of tones and harmonics based around a consonant E major chord with special audio events occurring during sunrise and sunset.
Additional Performances by:
Olivia Neutron John (Post Bro, DC)
Escape-Ism (Found Sound Wonderworld, DC)
Laughing Man (Art punk, DC)
DJ Baby Alcatraz (Spinning Oldies, DC)
Admission $10
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE

Saturday, September 26 @ 8pm
Evan Parker/Ned Rothenberg Duo
Multi-reedists Evan Parker and Ned Rothenberg have spent their careers challenging the accepted notions of jazz and music in general. It isn’t a crusade or rebellion, but rather a personal search manifested in their vast and varied discographies.
Evan Parker (Multi-Reeds)
Ned Rothenberg (Multi-Reeds)
Admission $15
Union Arts DC
411 New York Ave NE
Enter through the loading dock off the corner of 4th and Penn Street NE