Seattle Scene: August 30 – September 8, 2018

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.

End of Summer Sound Vespers
Thu. Aug. 30, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

French horn player Tom Varner is joined by seven brass players, four members of the Seattle Phonographers Union (field recordings), and a percussionist for the fourth concert in a series featuring different instrumental combinations. These concerts have been, frankly, magical — you might hear some gorgeous muted brass long tones meeting up with crackling ice, insects, or sounds of a totally unknown origin!

Rest & Digest
Fri. Aug. 31, 7 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

An evening of experimental music and poetry. Guests are invited to bring blankets and repose for the sets. No one turned away for lack of funds. Artists include Ashley Eriksson Project (Whidbey Island), MeriAnanda SoundBath (Gig Harbor), Nick Toombs (Whidbey Island), Dog Sister (Lauren Moore & Vida Rose), mmuumm (Brit Ruggirello).

THU. 9/6 – Karen Bentley-Pollick performs works for violin & electronics by David Jaffe, Constantin Basica, Nina Young, Christopher Jette, Chris Lortie, Milica Paranosic, and Melanie Mitrano

SAT. 9/8 – Seattle Composers’ Alliance presents percussionist/composer Kelsey “Cacaphonie” Tamayo

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Vinny Golia, Henry Kaiser, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, Damon Smith & Weasel Walter – Astral Plane Crash (Balance Point Acoustics, 2018) ****

Salim Washington – Dogon Revisited (Passin’ Thru Records, 2018) ****½

Samara Lubelski & Bill Nace (Relative Pitch, 2018) ****

Schlippenbach and Schubert Duo @ Kunststation Kleinsassan 8-25-18

Cecil Taylor & Sunny Murray – Corona (FMP/Destination Out), 2018) ****

Cecil Taylor ‎– Poschiavo (Black Sun, 2018) ****½

Akira Sakata & Chikamorachi featuring Masahiko Satoh – Proton Pump (Family Vineyard, 2018) *****

Darren Johnston & Tim Daisy – Crossing Belmont (Relay Digital, 2017) ****

Best of Bandcamp Contemporary Classical: August 2018 

Source: 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.

The Stone in September

Source: New York’s Stone.

9/4 Tuesday (NB)
8:30 pm
Duos
RJ Miller (drums) Michael Blake (saxes, flute, piano)

9/5 Wednesday (AR)
8:30 pm
New Music for Quartet
Chris McCarthy (piano) Simon Willson (bass) Eli Rojas (drums) Michael Blake (saxophones)

9/6 Thursday (RB)
8:30 pm
String Theory
Charlie Burnham (violin) Erik Friedlander (cello) Ryan Blotnick (guitar) Tony Scherr (bass) Jerry Granelli (drums) Michael Blake (saxes, flute)

9/7 Friday (SZ)
8:30 pm
Quartet
Frank Kimbrough (piano), Ben Allison (bass), Rudy Royston (drums), Michael Blake (saxes, flute)

9/8 Saturday (HM)
8:30 pm
Baby Tank Brass Band
Steven Bernstein (trumpet) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Matt Wilson (drums) Michael Blake (saxes, flute)

9/11 Tuesday (FM)
8:30 pm
Hyperunderstanding
Matt Mitchell (piano, modular synth)Chris Tordini (bass) Kim Cass (bass) Kate Gentile (drums) Wendy Eisenberg (tenor banjo, acoustic guitars, electric guitar) Joanna Mattrey (viola) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Ben Gerstein (trombone) Jeremy Viner (bass clarinet)

9/12 Wednesday (DT)
8:30 pm
Chamber Music
Matt Mitchell (piano) Miranda Cuckson (violin) Mariel Roberts (cello)

9/13 Thursday (RK)
8:30 pm
Extended Fiction
Matt Mitchell (piano) Ches Smith (drums) Anna Webber (flute) Jeremy Viner (clarinet) Dustin Carlson (guitar) Kim Cass (bass)

9/14 Friday (SZ)
8:30 pm
Quartet
Matt Mitchell (piano) Chris Speed (tenor sax, clarinet) Chris Tordini (bass) Dan Weiss (drums)

9/15 Saturday (SK)
8:30 pm
DISDAIN
Matt Mitchell (piano, modular synth, prophet 6) Kim Cass (bass) Kate Gentile (drums) Wendy Eisenberg (electric guitar) Jon Irabagon (sopranino and tenor saxes) Ed Rosenberg (tenor and bass saxes)

9/18 Tuesday (DT)
8:30 pm
Duo
Graham Haynes (cornet, electronics) Harris Eisenstadt (drumset, bata drums)

9/19 Wednesday (FM)
8:30 pm
Poschiavo 50
Kaoru Watanabe (flute, fue) Jason Mears (clarinet) Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) Graham Haynes (cornet) Vincent Chancey (french horn) Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) Sam Bardfeld, Erica Dicker (violins) Jessica Pavone (viola) Adam Hopkins (acoustic bass) Jonathan Goldberger (electric guitar) Emery Damon, David Font Navarette, David Ambrosio (bata drums) Harris Eisenstadt (conductor, composer)

9/20 Thursday (RB)
8:30 pm
Poschiavo 50
Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) Erik Friedlander (cello) Harris Eisenstadt (drums, compositions)

9/21 Friday (NB)
8:30 pm
Poschiavo 50
Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) Ikue Mori (electronics) Dan Peck (tuba) Harris Eisenstadt (drums, compositions)

9/22 Saturday
8:30 pm
Aberikula
David Ambrosio, Emery Damon, Javier Diaz, David Font Navarette, Sebastian Lopez (bata drums, coro)

THE STONE RESIDENCIES
PAMELIA STICKNEY
SEPT 25–29

9/25 Tuesday (SK)
8:30 pm
Solo Theremin Orchestra
Pamelia Stickney (theremin) Danny Tunick (mallets) Chris Mannigan (sax)
PREMIERE: Jatakas (for these times).

THE STONE COMMISSIONS
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26: SYLVIE COURVOISIER
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS
In collaboration with National Sawdust The Stone presents a series of World Premieres the last Wednesday of every month through 2018.
7pm at National Sawdust in Williamsburg. For details check https://nationalsawdust.org/event/jazz-stone-commissioning-series/

9/26 Wednesday (AR)
8:30 pm
Jazzical Pamsportation (wah wah wah…)
Gerry Gibbs (drums) Leon Gruenbaum (samchillian) Stuart Popejoy (keys) Pamelia Stickney (theremin) Bizarre Humor (all of us)

THE STONE AT RUSS AND DAUGHTERS CAFE!
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27: BRIAN MARSELLA
ONE SET AT 8PM—ADMISSION FREE!
The Stone is proud to present music at Russ and Daughters Cafe at 127 Orchard Street the last Thursday of every month! Drop by for smoked fish, pickles and great music!

9/27 Thursday (RK)
8:30 pm
Duo Improv
Erik Friedlander (cello) Pamelia Stickney (theremin)

9/28 Friday (HM)
8:30 pm
Trio Improv
Ingrid Laubrock (sax) Susie Ibarra (drums, percussion) Pamelia Stickney (theremin)

9/29 Saturday (JD)
8:30 pm
Transcendental Dissonance Quartet — “Soundtrack to a Silent Film”
Sarah Bernstein (violin) Stuart Popejoy (piano, keys) Danny Tunick (mallets) Pamelia Stickney (theremin)