Seattle Scene: November 29 – December 10, 2016

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

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.

Pauline Oliveros (5/30/32 – 11/24/16)
Tue. Nov. 29, 7-9 PM; FREE

Pauline Oliveros – composer, improviser, electronic music pioneer, accordionist, Deep Listener, teacher, mentor, friend – passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Nov. 24, 2016 at the age of 84. Tonight we honor and remember her with silence and sounding. Enter and exit as you wish, but please do so quietly. Chairs are provided, but if you prefer to sit on the floor, bring a cushion. All are welcome.

Rahikka
Thu. Dec. 1, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Rahikka (aka Carson Rennekamp), is a Seattle sound and video artist who creates meditative and abstract color field projections and organic electronic sounds that focus on color, repetition, and movement. Influenced by the works of Brian Eno, William Basinski, Oneothrix Point Never, and Mark Rothko, Rahikka evokes the feelings of tranquility and patience.

Wayne Horvitz: Factotum
Fri. Dec. 2, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

In remembrance of the centennial of the Everett Massacre, the first half of the evening features selected songs from Horvitz’s Smokestack Arias, plus songs from Joe Hill, and songs based on texts by Pablo Neruda and Mark Twain. Second set is music for piano and electronics. With soprano Maria Mannisto and pianist Cristina Valdes, and Wayne Horvitz, electronics. Presented by Nonsequitur.

Brian Fergus & Rob Angus
Sat. Dec. 3, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Brian Fergus will perform abstract compositions featuring surprising sounds from unusual electronic, acoustic, and acousmatic instrument sources. Rob Angus constructs kinetic ambient-industrial soundscapes using a variety of acoustic instruments and toys to generate sounds that are manipulated, layered, and sent out into a multi-channel surround-sound system.

THU. 12/8 – Kyle Hanson aka The Murkies, beautiful solo accordion

FRI. 12/9 – Zero-G Concerts presents Jan Koekepan + Fejj + Steve Fisk + Tempered Steel

SAT. 12/10 – Evil Genius + Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand

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The Music of Mark Trayle this Weekend at REDCAT

English: Photo of Mark Trayle at the Sea and S...

Source: REDCAT.

The superbly imaginative, sonically expansive work of composer and sound artist Mark Trayle (1955–2015) is the subject of this tribute by friends, colleagues and former students in The Hub and Bitpanic. Co-founded by Trayle in 1986, The Hub emerged out of the Mills College scene to become the most influential improvising electronic ensemble since Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV). Known for using networked electronic and digital systems of its own devising, the Bay Area group currently consists of John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Tim Perkis, Scot Gresham-Lancaster, Phil Stone and Matt Ingalls. Adding to the computer music lineage pioneered by The Hub is the recently formed collective Bitpanic. Based in Los Angeles, it comprises Casey Anderson, Scott Cazan, Clay Chaplin, David Paha and Stephanie Smith—all one-time students of Trayle at CalArts.

Program in Program Order:

The Hub:
Trayle: In My Room (2010)
Improvisation (2016)
Trayle: Simple Degradation (1987)

BitPanic
Trayle: Pins and Splits (2005)
Trayle: Paper (2013)
Improvisation (2016)

DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET Photos

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET.

November 26, 2016
Chris Pitsiokos, Joe Morris, Tyshawn Sorey, The Stone
Joe Morris Chris Pitsiokos Tyshawn Sorey

November 26, 2016
CP Unit, The Stone
Tim Dahl Chris Pitsiokos Brandon Seabrook Weasel Walter

November 22, 2016
Jamie Saft, Jaap Blonk, Damon Smith, The Owl Music Parlor
Jaap Blonk Jamie Saft Damon Smith

November 11, 2016
Circus Debre Berhan, Schl8hof, Wels
Biniyam Behailu Habtamnesh Behailu Dawit Berhane Ashenafi Dereje Zekarias Kefelw

Interview with Joëlle Léandre

English: Joëlle Léandre Français : Joëlle Léandre

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

We agreed to have a Skype interview, and even though my questions were duly prepared, the grand lady of the bass has so much drive and energy that the interview does not need questions. She speaks like her music, her music is like she is: passion personified.

She lets me know that she is flattered by the attention she is getting, not only from us, but also from the record labels who bring out new material by her, from the labels who offer her a concert (today!) in a church (Eglise Saint Eustache) in Paris to celebrate her 40 years on the road, together with Mat Maneri, Maggie Nicols and Christiane Bopp. She is flattered by the long article in Le Monde, the leading – and very respectable – French newspaper.

The Cornelia Street Cafe in December

Mark Helias at Cornelia street cafe Pnoto: Cla...

Source: New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe.

Thursday, Dec 01 – 8:00 & 9:30pm
DAN WEISS TRIO
Dan Weiss, drums; Jacob Sacks, piano; Thomas Morgan, bass

Sunday, Dec 11 – 8:30PM
JANE IRA BLOOM EARLY AMERICANS
Jane Ira Bloom, soprano sax; Mark Helias, bass; Bobby Previte, drums

Friday, Dec 16 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
JOHN HEBERT QUARTET
John Hebert, bass; Jen Shyu, voice; Ben Monder, guitar; Billy Drummond, drums

Tuesday, Dec 27 – 8:00 & 9:30pm
ERI YAMAMOTO TRIO
Eri Yamamoto, piano; David Ambrosio, bass; Ikuo Takeuchi, drums

Friday, Dec 30 – 9:00PM & 10:30PM
TOM RAINEY TRIO
Mary Halvorson, guitar; Ingrid Laubrock, tenor saxophone; Tom Rainey, drums

The Stone in December

English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010

Source: New York’s Stone.

12/1 Thursday (AK)
8 pm
SOLO IMPROVISATIONS
Marc Ribot (guitars)

10 pm
MARC RIBOT TRIO
Marc Ribot (guitars) Henry Grimes (bass) Chad Taylor (drums)

12/2 Friday (SK)
8 pm
SOLO: SONGS
Marc Ribot (guitars, voice)

10 pm
Susie Ibarra, Dave Douglas, Marc Ribot
Susie Ibarra (drums) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Marc Ribot (guitar)

12/3 Saturday (NB)
8 pm
SOLO IMPROVISATIONS
Marc Ribot (guitars)

10 pm
Milford Graves, Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot
Milford Graves (drums) Shahzad Ismaily (bass) Marc Ribot (guitar)

12/4 Sunday (ICS)
8 pm
SOLO GUITAR RECITAL: CASSEUS/ZORN/CAGE
Marc Ribot (guitar)

10 pm
Ceramic Dog
Marc Ribot (guitar) Ches Smith (drums) Shahzad Ismaily (bass)

12/6 Tuesday (RK)
8 pm
Ches Smith, Fred Frith and Mary Halvorson
Ches Smith (drums) Fred Frith, Mary Halvorson (guitars)

10 pm
Ches Smith, Ikue Mori and Fred Frith
Ches Smith (drums) Ikue Mori (laptop electronics) Fred Frith (guitar)

12/7 Wednesday (HM)
8 pm
Gyan Riley and Fred Frith
Gyan Riley (guitar) Fred Frith (guitar)

10 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier and Fred Frith
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Fred Frith (guitar)

12/8 Thursday (DDT)
8 pm
Ikue Mori and Fred Frith
Ikue Mori (laptop) Fred Frith (home-made instruments)

10 pm
Clara Weil, Ikue Mori and Fred Frith
Clara Weil (voice) Ikue Mori (laptop) Fred Frith (home-made instruments)

12/9 Friday (RK)
8 pm
Laurie Anderson and Fred Frith
Laurie Anderson (keyboard, violin, voice) Fred Frith (guitar, objects)

10 pm
Ava Mendoza, Okkyung Lee and Fred Frith
Ava Mendoza, Fred Frith (guitars) Okkyung Lee (cello)

12/10 Saturday (HM)
8 pm
Fred Frith and Zeena Parkins
Zeena Parkins (harp. el. harp) Fred Frith (piano, guitar)

10 pm
Yuka C. Honda, Yoshimio and Fred Frith
Yuka Honda (synthesizer, electronics) Yoshimio (drums, voice) Fred Frith (piano, guitar)

12/11 Sunday (HW)
8 pm
Nate Wooley, Tania Chen and Fred Frith
Nate Wooley (trumpet) Tania Chen (piano, electronics) Fred Frith (guitar)

10 pm
Tania Chen, Nava Dunkelman and Fred Frith
Tania Chen (piano, electronics) Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Fred Frith (guitar)

12/13 Tuesday (AV)
8 pm
IMA + Brian Chase + Chuck Bettis
Brian Chase (drums) Chuck Bettis (electronics) Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Amma Ateria (electronics)

10 pm
MICHAEL NICOLAS SOLO CELLO
Michael Nicolas (cello)

12/14 Wednesday (AM)
8 pm
IMA + Shayna Dunkelman + Ava Mendoza
Shayna Dunkelman (drums) Ava Mendoza (guitar) Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Amma Ateria (electronics)

10 pm
DUOS AND TRIOS
Craig Taborn (piano) Joe Morris (guitar) Michael Nicolas (cello)

12/15 Thursday (JA)
8 pm
IMA + John Zorn + Ikue Mori
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Amma Ateria (electronics)

10 pm
QUARTET
Ikue Mori (electronics) John Zorn (sax) Michael Nicolas (cello) plus a special guest

12/16 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
IMA
Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Amma Ateria (electronics)

10 pm
DUOS AND TRIOS
Ches Smith (drums, vibes) Kenny Wollesen (drums, vibes) Michael Nicolas (cello)

12/17 Saturday (NB)
8 pm
IMA + Erik Friedlander + Pauchi Sasaki
Erik Friedlander (cello) Pauchi Sasaki (violin) Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Amma Ateria (electronics)

10 pm
DUOS, TRIOS AND QUARTET
Mark Feldman (violin) Michael Nicolas (cello) Mark Helias (bass) Trevor Dunn (bass)

12/18 Sunday (AP)
8 pm
IMA + Annie Lewandowski + Zeena Parkins
Annie Lewandowski (piano) Zeena Parkins (electric harp) Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Amma Ateria (electronics)

10 pm
TRIO
Nava Dunkelman (percussion) Amma Ateria (electronics) Michael Nicolas (cello)

12/21 Wednesday (HW)
8 pm
SIMULACRUM
John Medeski (organ) Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Kenny Grohowski (drums)

10 pm
MATT HOLLENBERG—NEW PROJECT!
Matt Hollenberg (guitar)

12/22 Thursday (HW)
8 pm
SIMULACRUM
John Medeski (organ) Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Kenny Grohowski (drums)

10 pm
MATT HOLLENBERG—NEW PROJECT!
Matt Hollenberg (guitar)

12/23 Friday (HW)
8 pm
SIMULACRUM
John Medeski (organ) Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Kenny Grohowski (drums)

10 pm
MATT HOLLENBERG—NEW PROJECT!
Matt Hollenberg (guitar)

12/28 Wednesday (BS)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) and many special guests

12/29 Thursday (AR)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) and many special guests

12/30 Friday (AR)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) and many special guests

12/31 Saturday
8 pm
THURSTON MOORE—NEW YEAR’S IMPROV CONCERT
Thurston Moore (guitar) Okkyung Lee (cello) Ikue Mori (electronics) John Zorn (sax) William Winant (percussion)