Seattle Scene: November 30 – December 9, 2017

English: Fred Frith, moers festival 2010

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.

Semi-Formal
Thu. Nov. 30, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

An improvising duo featuring Satchel Henneman (guitar) and Nicholas Mackelprang (piano), Semi-Formal spontaneously creates short, formally cohesive pieces that together form a fluid and varied concert experience.

Gregg Skloff + Cyclopsycho + Raica
Fri. Dec. 1, 8 PM; $5 – $15 donation at door

Gregg Skloff‘s contrabass + electronics and objects evokes swirling storms and sweeping vistas through the exploration of electro-acoustic ambient drone. Cyclopsycho (vocalist Ashley Shomo) uses voice, words, syllables, and electronics to manifest adventures into the wild. Raica is electronic musician Chloe Harris improvising with machines and boxes.

THU. 12/7 – Inverted Space explores the music of Fred Frith, John Luther Adams, Kurt Weill arranged by Morton Feldman and Lou Harrison

FRI. 12/8 – Eveline Müller & Klang Quintet

SAT. 12/9 – Nonsequitur presents Chicago cellist Seth Parker Woods playing works by Edward Hamel, Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Alvin Singleton, and George Lewis

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December at the IBeam Brooklyn

Cameron Brown playing at Iridium on December 9...

Via IBeam Brooklyn.

Paz / Novoa / Jiménez / Rainey
Friday, December 1st 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Hery Paz, tenor saxophone
Eva Novoa, piano
Kenneth Jiménez, bass
Tom Rainey, drums

Lena Bloch Quartet
Saturday, December 2nd 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Lena Bloch (tenor saxophone)
Russ Lossing (piano)
Cameron Brown (bass)
Billy Mintz (drums)

Matterhorn, Innocent When You Dream, Wing Walker Orchestra
Friday, December 8th 8:00 PM $15 Suggested Donation
8pm: Matterhorn
John Blevins – trumpet, effects, compositions
Drew Williams – bass clarinet, tenor, microbrute synth, effects, compositions
Jeff McLaughlin – electric guitar, effects
Jesse Bielenberg – electric bass, effects
Nathan Ellman-Bell – drums
9pm: Innocent When You Dream
Aaron Shragge – Dragon Mouth Trumpet/Shakuhachi
Ryan Anselmi – Tenor Saxophone
Nico Soffiato – Guitar
Alexi David – Bass
Deric Dickens – Drums
10pm: Wing Walker Orchestra
Brad Mulholland – alto saxophone
Eric Trudel – tenor saxophone
Drew Williams – bass clarinet
John Blevins – trumpet
Danny Gouker – trumpet
Nick Grinder – trombone
Karl Lyden – trombone
Jeff McLaughlin – guitar
Marta Sanchez – piano
Marty Kenney – bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell – drums

Sperrazza / Drye / Roberts / Doxas + Oscar Noriega
Saturday, December 9th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Oscar Noriega Quartet 8:30 pm
Oscar Noriega- drums
Eva Novoa- piano
Simon Willson- bass
Tim Berne– alto sax
Sperrazza / Drye / Roberts / Doxas Quartet 9:30 pm
Brian Drye – Trombone
Vinnie Sperrazza – Drums
Hank Roberts – Cello
Chet Doxas – Saxophone

Thomas Morgan solo / Emi Makabe Quartet
Thursday, December 14th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
8:30pm
Thomas Morgan solo
Thomas Morgan (double bass, computer, compositions)
9:30pm
Emi Makabe Quartet
Ches Smith (drums)
Thomas Morgan (double bass)
Vitor Gonçalves( Piano/Accordion)
Emi Makabe (voice/shamisen/compositions)

Mike McGinnis’s Roadtrip
Friday, December 15th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation

Shoko Nagai/ Satoshi Takeishi’s Vortex
Saturday, December 16th 8:30 PM $15 Suggested Donation
Shoko Nagai( compositions, piano, accordion)
Satoshi Takeishi ( compositions/ drums)

5049 Records Podcast Episode 140 – Anna Webber

Via 5049 Records.

Anna Webber is a composer/performer, saxophonist/flautist who has been living in Brooklyn since 2008. Originally from British Columbia, her playing is marked by a subtle virtuosity and keen sense of rhythm. Her band Simple Trio, with John Hollenbeck and Matt Mitchell, is one of the best and most original in the current Brooklyn scene. She’s worked with Jen Shyu, Dan Weiss, Harris Eisenstadt and others. Anna studied music at McGill University in Montreal before moving to New York City in 2008. She holds master’s degrees from both Manhattan School of Music and the Jazz Institute Berlin.

Eight Artists on the Legacy of Pauline Oliveros

Oliveros (right) playing in Mexico City in 2006

Via The Vinyl Factory.

From her years as Director of Mills College’s Tape Music Centre, as a teacher at USCD, as founder of The Deep Listening Institute, and from a back catalogue of musical collaborations that is as varied as it is vast, Pauline Oliveros leaves behind her a legacy that is enduring and unmistakable.

To reflect on and celebrate this boundless influence, we spoke to several people who worked with her, learned from her, or were inspired by her in some way. From her contemporaries in experimentation, to those pushing the boundaries in dance music, the following gives an insight into just some of the ways Pauline Oilveros’ legacy lives on and how it will continue to do so for years to come.

Best of Bandcamp Contemporary Classical: November 2017

Via Bandcamp Daily.

The taxonomy of contemporary classical music—new music, contemporary music, whatever you want to call it—is a thorny issue. But every two months, we’ll take a look at some of the best composer-driven music to surface here on Bandcamp, that which makes room for electronic experimentation, improvisation, and powerful takes on old classics.