Performances Reviews

You Won’t Find These Poisson Rouge Performers in the 45s Section


At the early concert, Rachel Grimes, a pianist and composer who writes in a charming if lightweight Impressionistic style, played the 14 vignettes from her recent “Book of Leaves” disc on a split bill with the new-music pianist Sarah Cahill. Ms. Cahill performed selections from “A Sweeter Music,” a series that brings together new works about war and peace and will no doubt become a recording.

The late show was a collaboration between the cellist Matt Haimovitz and the composer Du Yun. They played most of Mr. Haimovitz’s new recording, “Figment,” a challenging collection of harmonically and rhythmically complex works by Elliott Carter, Ana Sokolovic, Luna Pearl Woolf, Steven Stucky, Gilles Tremblay and Ms. Du, linked here by quirky improvisations in which Ms. Du provided electronic sound and spoken texts.

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Coming Shows at Wayward Music

From Seattle’s Wayward Music:


FRI. 4/17, 8 PM – 60 x 60 – touring “tape music” concert of one-minute electro-acoustic works by 60 different composers

SAT. 4/18, 2 PM – Music of Remembrance presents Steve Reich‘s “Different Trains” + Daniel Asia‘s “Breath in a Ram’s Horn”, FREE ADMISSION!
(this concert is not part of the Wayward series, but should be of interest to our audience)


THU. 4/23 – Fragments publication event with Jeffrey Taylor (of Climax Golden Twins), Sokai Stilhed, Chet Corpt, The Cursory Design Realms of the Dreaming Mind, Apparent Movement + others TBA

FRI. 4/24 – Matt Ingalls, Bay Area clarinetist – compositions and improvisations, solo and with Jesse Canterbury and other Seattle artists TBA (note: due to visa problems, Seattle Chamber Players were forced to cancel this date)

SAT. 4/25, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Fred Frith, guitar improvisations

THU. 4/30 – WA Composers Forum presents electro-acoustic music by Morton Subotnick

FRI. 5/1 – Seattle Composers’ Salon, artists TBA

SAT. 5/2 – Andrew Boscardin, guitar

WED. 5/6 – Subtext Reading Series presents Beverly Dahlen & Ezra Mark

THU. 5/7 – Seattle Occultural Music Festival presents the Phonographers Union, Jason Kopec, Graham Banfield

FRI. 5/8 – Nonsequitur presents Bay Area pianist Sarah Cahill performs selections from eighteen recently commissioned works envisioning peace

SAT. 5/9 – Marcus Oldham, Seattle composer presents a retrospective of solo and chamber works from 1982 – 2008

FRI. 5/15 – Nonsequitur presents Chicago composer Olivia Block, new works for field recordings and acoustic ensemble

FRI. 5/22 – Michael Nicolella, guitar

SAT. 5/23 – Nonsequitur presents Deep Listening Band with Stuart Dempster, David Gamper, and Pauline Oliveros

SAT. 5/30 – Oana Rusu-Tomai, piano

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