September 17, 2016
Dre Hocevar Coding of Evidentiality, IBeam
Dre Hocevar Charmaine Lee Weston Olencki Elias Stemeseder Michal Wróblewski

September 17, 2016
Past Present featuring Andrew D’Angelo, IBeam
Jim Black Andrew D’Angelo Simen Kiil Halvorsen Alexander Hoholm Elias Stemeseder Yuma Uesaka

September 15, 2016
Hear Here!, ShapeShifter Lab
Christopher Cantillo Sofia Jernberg Okkyung Lee Ida Lundén Mårten Nilsson David Stackenäs Lisa Ullén

September 13, 2016
Steve Buscemi & Elliott Sharp, ISSUE Project Room
Steve Buscemi Elliott Sharp

September 13, 2016
James Ilgenfritz & Cecilia Corrigan, ISSUE Project Room
Cecilia Corrigan James Ilgenfritz Sarah Krasnow Elliott Sharp Stephanie Sleeper

September 8, 2016
Oren Ambarchi Solo, ISSUE Project Room
Oren Ambarchi

September 8, 2016
Zeena Parkins & Brian Chase, ISSUE Project Room
Brian Chase Zeena Parkins

Creative music in DC

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Tuesday, September 20, 8p
Performance, featuring Robert Beatty (Lexington, KY) & Luke Stewart (DC)
Marshall Trammell
Chief Investigator at Music Research Strategies
Bay Area-based interdisciplinary artist + percussionist, Marshall Trammell founded Music Research Strategies (MRS) as a platform for ethnographic investigation, culturally situated design, political education and social engagement. Through his varied work an advocate, analyst, researcher, or community organizer, in California, he utilizes research justice tools in his interdisciplinary arts practice.He was an Electronic Arts fellow at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY (2004-2006), studying under Ron Eglash, Pauline Oliveros and Tomie Hahn. Mr. Trammell performs in specific projects and with the electro-acoustic duo Black Spirituals, featuring Zachary James Watkins. His performance and recording resume includes John Tchicai, India Cooke, Roscoe Mitchell, Genny Lim, John Jang, Dohee Lee and Francis Wong. He is the new Music Instructor for Urban Promise Academy in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, CA.
Suggested Donation $10
6950 Maple Street NW
Located in downtown Takoma Park in DC

Thursday, September 22 @ 7:30pm
The Few, featuring Ken Vandermark
Presented by the Maplehouse Collective
Ken Vandermark (born September 22, 1964) is an American jazz composer, saxophonist, and clarinetist. A fixture on the Chicago-area music scene since the 1990s, Vandermark has earned wide critical praise for his playing and his multilayered compositions, which typically balance intricate orchestration with passionate improvisation. He has led or been a member of many groups, has collaborated with many other musicians, and was awarded a 1999 MacArthur Fellowship. He plays tenor saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and baritone saxophone.
The Few brings together three of the most dynamic string players from the latest generation of Chicago’s storied improvised music community – Macie Stewart (violin / voice), Charlie Kirchen (bass), Steve Marquette (guitar) – forming an improvising, acoustic trio that seamlessly blends their wide ranging influences into a singular whole.
Suggested Donation $10
6950 Maple Street NW
Located in downtown Takoma Park in DC

Friday, September 23 @ 7pm
12th Annual John Coltrane Birthday Celebration
Presented by UBC (United Black Community)
12th Annual “A Love Supreme” Musical, Poetic Birthday Tribute to “Ohnedaruth” John Coltrane, presented by the United Black Community, a local non-profit coalition of community-based Pan-Afrikan organizations and institutions.
Ancestral Ensembles, a three-part performance:
– Solo Bass Interpretation of Coltrane’s “Peace on Earth”
– Ancestral Duo, Divine Sonic Healing
– Organix Trio, Trancendent
Jamal Moore – Reeds, Percussion
Luke Stewart – Bass, Percussion
Aaron Martin Jr. – Alto Saxophone
Jeron White – Bass
Warren Crudup, III – Drums
Other Performances by:
Nasar Abadey Quartet
Free & Ayana Gregory
Ka’Ba and Abeeku
Presentations by:
Nubia Kai
Zatiti Ema
Sabrina Johnson
Doc Powell and Obasi

Saturday, September 24 @ 9pm
Jean-Paul Bourelly Trio
Jean-Paul Bourelly – Guitar
Luke Stewart – Bass
Nasar Abadey – Drums
Jean-Paul Bourelly’s musical output spans a diverse array of variations of funky otherness — often fiery solo exchanges, harmonic textures, and sound constellations, characterized by a spontaneous flow of rhythmic energy. Jean-Paul Bourelly is an innovative and experimental guitarist composer who excels at blending and bending various musical styles into cohesive expression. His music is informed by the migrant community of Haiti and the southern culture of Chicago’s south side where he grew up.
Admission is FREE
Blagden Alley
926 N street NW (rear)

Seattle Scene: September 22 – October 15, 2016

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 all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Timm Mason + Will Smith + Skerik
Thu. Sept. 22, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Site-specific electroacoustic compositions and improvisations from Seattle artists Timm Mason, Will Smith, and Skerik. All three are frequent collaborators with many artists as instrumentalists and engineers and will bring their individual sensibilities to new works made specifically for the Chapel. Expect involved use of the resonance and surround space available in this venue.

Asplund/Wheeler Duo & friends
Fri. Sept. 23, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Canadian-American composer-performer Christian Asplund and emerging composer/ vocalist Stuart Wheeler, both currently based in Utah, are joined by Tari Nelson-Zagar for a set of newly composed experimental folk, followed by a set with the trio plus Tom Baker and the father-son percussion duo of Greg & Thomas Campbell.

Jeff Greinke & Friends
Sat. Sept. 24, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

A Seattle pioneer of ambient electronics now based in Tucson, compooser Jeff Greinke returns for a solo set + a set with local musicians Lesli Dalaba on trumpet, Lori Goldston on cello, Greg Campbell on percussion, vibes, French horn, and Jim DeJoie on clarinets, saxophone, and flutes, with master shape-shifter Rob Angus on surround sound. Presented by Nonsequitur.

Donoso + Hall + bardo:basho
Fri. Sept. 30, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Further Records hosts an evening of electronic music: Brazilian composer Ricardo Donoso builds immersive sound worlds under a chain of progressive rhythms, cinematic textures, and elegant melodicism; Patricia Hall (ex-Soft Metals) creates a diverse array of synth music; bardo:basho blends the haunting spirituality of new age with swooping downtempo beats, ghostly clouds of drones, and ethereal vocals.

SAT. 10/1 – Casey Jones

THU. 10/6 – Kara-Lis Coverdale + Mark Van Hoen + Marcus Fischer

WED. 10/12 – Earshot Jazz Fest presents German pianist Georg Graewe

THU. 10/13 – Loop 2.4.3 with Thomas Kozumplik and percussionists Denali Williams and Melanie Voytovich

FRI. 10/14 – Earshot Jazz Fest presents saxophonist Ingrid Laubrach and drummer Tom Rainey

SAT. 10/15 – percussionist Melanie Voytovich performs works she’s commissioned by Ivan Trevino, Benjamin Marx, Bradley Hawkins, Elliot Cole, David Molka Hall, Bardo:Basho