Seattle Scene: April 4-13, 2019

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.

Skinespheres: Somatic Ecologies in a More Than Human World
Thu. Apr. 4, 7:30; $20, $15 students/seniors

Influenced by Butoh, contact improvisation, environmental science and somatic studies, choreographer Iván Espinosa and sound artist Rocco Strain present a striking integration of Deep Ecology, electroacoustic sound art and experimental dance, inviting the audience to consider the connection between sensorium and ecosystem, and how other-than-human beings illuminate our understandings of embodiment.

Bodies.Space.Time.Sound Vol. 3: Aléa
Fri. Apr. 5, 8 PM; $15 at the door

Created and curated by Alia Swersky and Tom Baker, an evening of improvisation consisting of 4 sound + 4 movement artists meeting in sets of chance occurrences. Groupings will be determined by aléa (French for indeterminacy), picking out groups of players and durations of time as they are to begin. Tom Baker, Greg Campbell, Jesse Canterbury, Brian Cobb; Tamin Totzke, Matt Drews, Fox Whitney & dancer TBD.

James Falzone: The Already & the Not Yet
Sat Apr. 6, 8 PM; $15 at the door

Reflecting on 3 years living in Seattle, clarinetist and composer James Falzone presents his meditative solo work, Sighs Too Deep For Words, plus new compositions for his Tao Trio, featuring James alongside pianist Wayne Horvitz and bassist Abbey Blackwell.

Thu. 4/11 – The Big Band at the End of the World (15 musicians + words + images) takes on the issues of our times: the returning vogue of fascism and border walls, global warming and the death of species, the creep of ubiquitous surveillance, the mood of futility against same.

Fri. 4/12 – Experimental electronic group, YOU DIED! celebrates their new release I WENT THROUGH THE WILDERNESS. + Tree Cathedral, & Bit Graves

Sat. 4/13 – new contemporary classical trio Onomatopoeia, with Rebecca Olason on horn, Cassie Lear on flute, and Soren Hamm on saxophone

Coming to Boston 

Source: Non-Event.

Korean Church of Boston
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

performing a new evening-length work (premiere)
Come Down to Earth Where Sorrow Dwelleth

ECC at Korean Church of Boston (Children’s Chapel)
32 Harvard Street (entrance on Holden Street)
8pm | $15 gen / $10 students & Non-Event members

MAGNUS GRANBERG is a composer and performer working at an intersection between contemporary chamber music and improvisation. He is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Yard (John Hancock Tower)
Friday, April 12, 2019

The Yard (John Hancock Tower, 6th Floor)
120 St James Avenue (use St James Ave. entrance)
Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm
$15 | $10 students & Non-Event members

BYRON WESTBROOK has been presenting experimental sound work internationally in contemporary music and art venues since 2008. His recorded releases on Umor Rex, Root Strata and Hands in the Dark take a sculptural approach to electronic composition shaped by visual art studies and a history of working with multi-channel sound installation. Recent projects have included a commission for the Walker Art Center, performances at MoMA PS1, Akousma Festival, Berlin Atonal and residencies with ISSUE Project Room, EMS Stockholm, Civitella Ranieri Foundation and Banff Centre for the Arts. A new cassette/digital release Voice Damage, is out March 2019 on Psychic Troubles Tapes. Westbrook is currently based in Los Angeles.

GUDINNI CORTINA is a media artist, based in México. Cortina uses different approaches to transform space such as live sound performances, photography and installation. ANNE-F JACQUES is a sound artist based in Montreal, Canada. She is interested in amplification, oblique interactions between materials and construction of various contraptions and idiosyncratic systems. Her particular focus is on low technology, trivial objects and unpolished sounds. She has presented several sound installations and live performances in South and North America, Europe and Japan. Anne-F is also involved with Crustacés Tapes, a postal sound distribution project. Together Cortina and Jacques use various idiosyncratic implements and contraptions to explore stillness, fractures and friction through sound. This will be the last show of their first tour as a duo.

SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN is a Montreal-based duo featuring the hollowed-out sounds of Elizabeth Millar and Craig Pedersen on amplified clarinet and trumpet, Sound of the Mountain comes from a strong history of improvisation and extended performance techniques, offering their audience long-form deep listening experiences through the sculpting of vitalized breath.

ANIMAL HOSPITAL is often Kevin alone constructing music from scratch w/ an array of sounds containing enough parts to employ – at times – many musicians referencing many familiar aspects of rock and pop as well as more conceptual perceptions of what people consider music. As of 2011, Animal Hospital has explored new avenues for live performance in large ensemble formats and sound installation.

SMFA Anderson Auditorium
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

SMFA Anderson Auditorium
230 The Fenway
8pm / $15 general admission / $10 members + students / FREE for SMFA students

Eventbrite – Nadah El Shazly
NADAH EL SHAZLY is a Cairo-based producer, vocalist, and composer. Her acclaimed solo debut Ahwar (the title translates as marshlands) is a culmination of two years of writing and studio work split between Cairo and Montreal. Meticulously orchestrated, the album was composed and arranged in close collaboration with Maurice Louca and Sam Shalabi, two members of The Dwarfs of East Agouza trio, along with Alan Bishop and members of Cairo’s experimental music scene. Accompanying El Shazly (vocals, buzuq, laptop, & keyboards) on her US debut will be Cherif El Masri (fretless guitar & synthesizers), Elsa Bergman (contrabass),and Konrad Angus (drums).

tK is THALIA ZEDEK on abstract guitar and clarinet; HEATHER KAPPLOW on pling plong, vocals, and banging; and PHIL MILSTEIN on loops, drones, and more banging. tK causes situations in which everyday aural experience is distended from its natural function. By applying arbitrary manipulations, new functions and contexts are undertaken. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is mutilated and all possible interpretations are quashed.

JOSEPH ALLRED is a Boston-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, experimental composer, and visual artist who is originally from Jamestown, Tennessee. A large portion of their musical output falls into the American Primitive school of original guitar and banjo music, drawing especially from the folk traditions of the southeastern United States as well as from avant-garde and minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, Charlemagne Palestine, Terry Riley, and Henry Flynt.

The Free Jazz Collective Reviews

Source: The Free Jazz Collective.

Frode Gjerstad, Ståle Liavik Solberg, Sten Sandell – Spor (Hispid, 2018) ****½

A Perspective of Big Ears 2019

Ivo Perelman – Strings 4 (Leo, 2019) ****

Fire! And Madalyn Merkey @ Clemente Soto Velez on March 28, 2019

Meet the Israeli Expats

Wadada Leo Smith & Sabu Toyozumi – Burning Meditation (No Business, 2018) ****

Hatcher / Maunu / Kirshner – The Raven & the Dove (JAKI, 2018) ****½

Pak Yan Lau & Lionel Malric – Duo Pour 454 Chordes (El Negocito, 2018) *****

Anna Webber – Clockwise (Pi Recordings, 2019) ****½

Matthew Shipp Stone Residency, May 7-11 

Source: Matthew Shipp.

The New School Glass Box Theater is at 55 West 13th Street in Manhattan. All shows start at 8:30 p.m.

5/7 Tuesday: Matthew Shipp Trio
Matthew Shipp (piano), Michael Bisio (bass), Newman Taylor Baker (drums)

5/8 Wednesday : Matthew Shipp-Ivo Perelman Duo
Matthew Shipp (piano), Ivo Perelman (tenor sax)

5/9 Thursday: Matthew Shipp Quartet
Matthew Shipp (piano), Rob Brown (alto sax), William Parker (bass), Whit Dickey (drums) with special guest Steve Dalachinsky (poetry)

5/10 Friday: Matthew Shipp-Darius Jones Duo
Matthew Shipp (piano), Darius Jones (alto sax)

5/11 Saturday: Matthew Shipp Trio
Matthew Shipp (piano), Michael Bisio (bass) Newman Taylor Baker (drums)

Orenda Records New Releases and Tours

Source: Orenda Records.

Available Now
Samantha Boshnack’s Seismic Belt // Live in Santa Monica
Bryan McAllister // Very Stable Genius

Upcoming Releases
Daniel Rosenboom // Trio Subliminal (feat. Jake Vossler and Tina Raymond)
Walt Weiskopf // European Quartet Worldwide
Nick DePinna // Nexus Music Vol. 1
Tim Conley // The Art of Unfolding, Vol. 1 (feat. Elliott Levin, Daniel Rosenboom, and Matt Mayhall

Upcoming Happenings by Orenda Artists

04/04-04/05: Daniel Rosenboom with DR MiNT // Hitomi Oba with Nick DiPenna, Gene Harris Jazz Festival, Boise State University

04/12: Daniel Corral performs Comma (New York Premiere), Mata Festival

04/13: Summits (Daniel Corral, Joanna Wallfisch, The Koan Quartet), Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA

04/14: Anderies/Warren/Leckie, Battery Books, Pasadena, CA, 8pm

04/14: Daniel Rosenboom with Logan Kane Ensemble, bluewhale, LA

04/25: VDE Big Band, Vitello’s Supper Club, Toluca Lake, CA

04/26: Zach Teran Group with House of Waters, The Loving Cup, Reno, NV

04/27: Trevor Anderies “Samsara” at the South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival (with Gavin Templeton on sax), Pasadena, CA, free

Extended Techniques NYC Calendar April 2019 

Source: extended techniques.

8 PM An Evening with Terry & Gyan Riley
ADMISSION: $20 – $30

Wednesday, April 3
8 pm Nate Wooley & ElSaffar – Fujiwara – Mathisen Trio
Nate Wooley (trumpet) and ElSaffar (trumpet), Fujiwara (drums), Mathisen (saxophone)
VENUE: Fridman Gallery

7PM Elliott Sharp; Quiet City; Heroes Toolik
VENUE: Areté Venue and Gallery

FRIDAY, April 5
8 PM Aizuri Quartet: Intricate Machines
Works by :
Katherine Balch
Sky Macklay
Phil Taylor
Daniel Temkin
Nina Young
VENUE: DiMenna Center

TUESDAY, April 9
7:30 PM Bergamot Quartet + Claire Chase, flute
Bergamot Quartet (Ledah Finck and Sarah Thomas, violins; Amy Tan, viola; and Irène Han, cello)
Real Book of Fake Tunes by Anthony Cheung, ft. Claire Chase
a painting in various frames by Sam Torres
Voodoo Dolls by Jessie Montgomery
Dig Deep by Julia Wolfe
VENUE: Spectrum

TUESDAY, February 9
8 pm An Evening With Luigi Lai Master Of The Launeddas
Luigi Lai (launeddas) Mauro Palmas (mandola)
Discussion at 8pm and concert at 8:30
VENUE: The Stone

7:00 pm Julia Den Boer, piano
Giacinto Scelsi, Action Music IV, VI, VII and Aitsi
Giulia Lorusso, Deserts (2018)
Claudia Jane Scroccaro, (S)toccata (2019)
Luigi Nono, …Sofferte Onde Serene…
VENUE: The Italian Academy

SATURDAY, April 13
7.30pm + 9.30pm Crump/Laubrock/Smythe
Channels Album Release Concert
Stephan Crump -bass
Ingrid Laubrock -saxophone
Cory Smythe -piano
VENUE: Jazz Gallery
ADMISSION: $10 -35

SATURDAY, April 13
8PM Freeing of Speech: Victoria Hanna
VENUE: 123 Cambridge Pl, Brooklyn

SUNDAY, April 14
5 PM George Crumb at 90: Part I
Performers: Chamber Music Society, featuring Gilbert Kalish
Crumb Selections from Three Early Songs for Voice and Piano (1947)
Crumb Four Nocturnes (Night Music II) for Violin and Piano (1964)
Crumb American Songbook III: Unto the Hills for Soprano, Amplified Piano, and Four Percussionists (2002)
Crumb Processional for Piano (1984)
Crumb Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for Three Masked Players (1971)
Crumb KRONOS-KRYPTOS for Percussion Quintet (CMS Co-Commission, World Premiere) (2018)
VENUE: Alice Tully Hall
ADMISSION: $32–$75

MONDAY, April 15
8:00 pm Levy Lorenzo & Peter Evans
Levy Lorenzo—percussion, live electronics, compositions
Peter Evans—trumpets, compositions
VENUE: Roulette
ADMISSION: $18 – $25

TUESDAY, April 16
7:30 PM George Crumb at 90: Part II
Performers: Chamber Music Society, featuring Gilbert Kalish
Crumb The Ghosts of Alhambra (Spanish Songbook I) for Voice, Guitar, and Percussion (2008)
Crumb Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) for Electric String Quartet (1970)
Crumb Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) for Two Amplified Pianos and Percussion (1974)
VENUE: Alice Tully Hall
ADMISSION: $32–$75

TUESDAY, April 16
8:30 pm Sylvie Courvoisier Solo
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
VENUE: The Stone

8:30 pm Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori, Mary Halvorson
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Mary Halvorson (guitar)
VENUE: The Stone

FRIDAY, April 19
8:30 pm Quartet
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Mark Feldman (violin) Ingrid Laubrock (sax) Tom Rainey (drums)
VENUE: The Stone

TUESDAY, April 23
8:30 pm Quintet
Cory Smythe (piano) Jeanann Dara (viola) Brandon Lopez (bass) Okkyung Lee (cello) Ches Smith (drums)
VENUE: The Stone

SATURDAY, April 27
8:30 pm Quartet
Ches Smith (drums) Brandon Lopez (bass) Ganavya Doraiswamy (voice) Okkyung Lee (cello)
VENUE: The Stone

April 26—27 at 8pm, April 28 at 3pm
Wadada Leo Smith: Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs
VENUE: The Kitchen
ADMISSION: $35 – $25

SATURDAY, April 27
8:00 PM The Stone Series: Jon Irabagon (solo reeds)
VENUE: happyluckyno1