Seattle Scene: April 6-21, 2018

English: Aaron and Bryce Dessner rehearsing an...

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.

Fri. Apr. 6, 8 PM; $15 – 15 donation at door

A multidisciplinary concert experience in the realms of new music, stop-motion animation, storytelling, visual art, and theatrical performances centered around the theme of “breaking”. Composer Jessi Harvey, animator Becky Joy Aitken, storyteller/photographer Sonya Harris, storyteller and photographer, and performer Aimee Hong explore fragmentation as a form of connection and unity between people.

The Sound Ensemble
Sat. Apr. 7, 7 PM; $5 – $15 advance/at door

The Sound Ensemble presents You Didn’t Know They Composed, a program of compositions by musicians known mainly for their pop and indie rock careers: Murder Ballads by Bryce Dessner of the National; three world premieres by James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens, the Album Leaf); selections from Beck’s Song Reader; and Stephen Rush‘s Woodwind Quintet.

FRI. 4/13 – Come take part in an immersive musical landscape with the premier of Adam Briggs’s first string quartet and his percussion concerto

SAT. 4/14 – Seattle Modern Orchestra plays music by Ferrer, Ligeti, and a premiere by Orland Jacinto Garcia featuring UW faculty violist Melia Watras

THU. 4/19 – Dr. Voxoid’s Next Move is Dutch vocalist and sound poet Jaap Blonk‘s current voice and electronics performance

FRI. 4/20 – Kin of the Moon’s What Better Than Call a Dance is inspired by the relationship of dance to music – how music informs dance and dance informs music

SAT. 4/21 – Drone Cinema Film Festival + San Francisco composer Kim Cascone‘s ensemble work Khem 1

Coming to Boston

Source: Non-Event.

CLEO MIAO at Café Fixe
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Friday, April 20, 2018

Sonic Section Perspectives
(For Paul Rudolph)
CVPA at UMass Dartmouth
Friday, April 27, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Thursday, May 10, 2018

JAKOB ULLMANN, Müntzer’s Stern
ANDRE CORMIER, Sol Branche Feuille Pluie
ECC at the Korean Church of Boston
Monday, June 4, 2018

First Parish of Cambridge
Friday, June 8, 2018

Wadada Leo Smith Interviewed about the CREATE Festival 

Source: Jazz Right Now.

Jazz Icon and five decade long AACM collective member, Wadada Leo Smith has curated the second annual CREATE Festival which he founded in April 2017. The Two day, New Haven, CT based festival which will take place at Firehouse 12, will feature five separate ensembles over two evenings and include an exhibit of Smith’s Ankhrasmation Symbolic Language Scores.

New Releases From Clean Feed Records

Source: Clean Feed Records.

Benoit Delbecq 4 – SPOTS ON STRIPES

Sara Serpa – CLOSE UP

Samo Salamon, Tony Malaby & Roberto Dani – TRAVELING MOVING BREATHING

Frode Gjerstad Trio + Steve – BOP STOP

Matt Piet & His Disorganization – RUMMAGE OUT

Tyler Higgins – BLUE MOOD

Jonas Cambien Trio -WE MUST MUSTN’T WE

Turbamulta – TURBAMULTA


Mattias Risberg – STAMPS

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

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Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Keiji Haino and Konstrukt – A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire (Karlrecords, 2017) ****

Keiji Haino & John Butcher – Light Never Bright Enough (Otoroku, 2017) ****

Keith Jarrett – After the Fall (ECM, 2018) ****

FMP. The Living Music; Berlin 3/14/18 – 3/21/18; The Concerts

The End – Closer To The Sun (Petit Label, 2017) ***½

Marc Edwards & Mick Barr Duo – The Bowels Of Jupiter (Gaffer, 2017) ***½

Ballrogg – Abaft The Beam (Clean Feed, 2017) ****

Dead Neanderthals – The Depths / Womb of God / Organ Donor

Coming to Philadelphia’s Bowerbird

Source: Bowerbird.

performs Kagel’s “Acustica”
Venue: University Lutheran (UniLu)
3637 Chestnut Street
Thursday, April 12, 8pm

Featuring Mauricio Kagel‘s “Zwei Mann Orchester”
Venue: Pearlstein Gallery
3401 Filbert St
Exhibition: May 3 to May 31

Mauricio Kagel’s “Ludwig Van”
Venue: The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Friday, April 20, 8pm

Anthony Coleman and Dan Blacksberg
Venue: University Lutheran (UniLu)
3637 Chestnut Street
Saturday, May 12, 8pm

Erik Ruin’s “Long / Gone”
Venue: The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Friday, May 18, 8pm

Music of James Tenney
with Arcana New Music Ensemble
Venue: Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catherine Street
Friday, June 8, 8pm

Moondog II
with Arcana New Music Ensemble
Venue: University Lutheran (UniLu)
3637 Chestnut Street
Saturday, June 30, 8pm