Upcoming Seattle Shows

From Wayward Music:

THIS WEEK:

FRI. 8/14, 8 PM – Seattle Percussion Collective – music by Keiko Abe, John Cage, Mauricio Kagel, and Stuart Saunders Smith

SAT. 8/15, 8 PM – Seattle Improvised Music presents Portland saxophonist Kelvin Pittman, in duos, quartets, and sextets with saxophonists Paul Hoskin, Tyler Wilcox, and Wilson Shook and bassists Mark Collins & John Teske

COMING UP:

FRI. 8/20 – Seattle Improvised Music presents Bonnie Jones, Vic Rawlings, Bryan Eubanks, and Chris Cogburn

SAT. 8/21 – Seattle Improvised Music presents Bonnie Jones, Vic Rawlings, Bryan Eubanks, and Chris Cogburn (night 2)

SAT. 8/22 – Rob Angus + Rich Mack, electro-acoustic – with Lesli Dalaba, Greg Powers, Dean Moore

SAT. 8/29 – AnyWhen + Wayne Horvitz, interesting chamber jazz group from Eugene, OR + solo piano by Horvitz

WED. 9/2 – Subtext Reading Series – Martin Corless-Smith + Brandon Shimoda

FRI. 9/4 – Seattle Composers’ Salon, artists TBA

SAT. 9/12 – Danse Perdue/Death Posture, butoh performance

FRI. 9/18 – David Haney Quintet, new jazz

SAT. 9/19 – Dean Moore, gongs & percussion

FRI. 9/25 – Gamelan Pacifica, music by Jessika Kenney & Lou Harrison

SAT. 9/26 – Steve Peters, 50th birthday concert w/ Gamelan Pacifica, Robin Holcomb, Stuart Dempster, & more

WED. 9/30 – ArtsLaunch, artists TBA

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New on Deep Listening

From Deep Listening, three new releases.

DVD:
IO AND HER AND THE TROUBLE WITH HIM
A dance-opera in primeval time

Written and directed by Ione
Music and sound design by Pauline Oliveros

A collaborative venture among artists of all types, this “dance-opera” is a multimedia panorama of experimental theatre and technical virtuosity that includes aerial ballet, masks, video projection, a sinister thousand-eyed monster, and a highly imaginative electronic soundscape.

http://www.deeplistening.org/site/catalog/Ione

CD:
STEPHAN MOORE – TO BUILD A FIELD

Stephan Moore has spent the last five years touring with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as a core member of their live band. At the same time, he has been collaborating with a number of younger choreographers to create sound scores for their performance works. To Build A Field collects the best of these pieces, drawn from six of his commissions by four very different choreographers. The CD’s title refers to Moore’s view of his role in these collaborations: designing and executing sonic structures that define the emotional and rhythmic topography of time. Each track negotiates a balance between acoustic sound sources and electronics, live performance and studio composition, and human vs. algorithmic control of sound materials. Time is continually bent into new shapes, challenging the listener, and his collaborators, to think beyond the easy comforts of a regular tempo, and confront rhythm as texture instead of a reliable grid.

http://www.deeplistening.org/site/catalog/Moore

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD:
TRIPLE POINT

The trio Triple Point was founded by Jonas Braasch, Pauline Oliveros, and Doug Van Nort in 2008 and complemented by Stuart Dempster for this recording. The band derives its name from the thermodynamical point in the phase diagram where all three phases of water exist. Figuratively, this is where the trio operates exploring musical spaces and boundary conditions where contrasting ideas and streams can co-exist, while expanding the vocabulary of musical instruments acoustically (Braasch on soprano saxophone) and electronically (Oliveros, digital accordion and Expanded Instrument System, EIS, Doug van Nort on laptop and GREIS).

http://tinyurl.com/triplepointdownload

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Upcoming Seattle Shows

From the Wayward Music Series:

THIS WEEK AT THE CHAPEL:

FRI. 5/22, 8 PM – WA Composers Forum presents Michael Nicolella, guitar – music by Nicolella, Octavio Vasquez, Steve Reich, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Leo Brouwer, and Jimi Hendrix

SAT. 5/23, 7 & 8:30 PM – Nonsequitur presents Deep Listening Band with Stuart Dempster, David Gamper, and Pauline Oliveros (reservations strongly suggested – email gscchapel@gmail.com and be sure to specify 7 PM or 8:30 show and how many in your party)

COMING UP:

SAT. 5/30 – Oana Rusu-Tomai (piano) with Julie Cho (cello), Natalie Lerch (soprano), and Victoria Parker (violin) – music of Gabriela Lena Frank and Argentinian composers Piazzolla, Guastavino, Buchardo, and Cassadó

WED. 6/3, 7:30 – Subtext Reading Series presents Jim McCrary and Paul Nelson

FRI. 6/5 – Simon Wickham-Smith and Santiago La Torre, electro-acoustic music

SAT. 6/6, 2 PM – Keith Eisenbrey, works for piano

SAT. 6/6, 8 PM – Pran – Greg Powers & Stuart Dempster play Dhrupad music on trombone and dijeridu

THU. 6/11, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Harold Budd, celebrating new book of poems and duos with bassist Keith Lowe

FRI. 6/12 – Gregory Campbell, percussion

SAT. 6/13 – Wally Shoup Quartet – WS, alto sax; Gust Burns, piano; Paul Kikuchi, percussion; Bob Rees, drums & vibes

FRI. 6/19 – Briana Jones, butoh performance

SAT. 6/20 – Affinity, contemporary chamber ensemble

THU. 6/25 – Nonsequitur presents Novi_Sad, electro-acoustic composer from Greece

FRI. 6/26 – Clifford Dunn, flute

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Coming up in Seattle

From Wayward Music:

THIS WEEK AT THE CHAPEL:

Only one concert this week, but it’s a good one…

FRI. 5/15, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Chicago composer Olivia Block performing Untitled for piano and electronics, and Stupid Afternoon, a new piece for chamber ensemble with Tiffany Lin, Paul Taub, Jesse Canterbury, Tari Nelson-Zagar, Sarah Bass, Lori Goldston, and Julia Tai.

COMING UP:

FRI. 5/22, 8 PM – WA Composers Forum presents Michael Nicolella, guitar

SAT. 5/23, 7 & 8:30 PM – Nonsequitur presents Deep Listening Band with Stuart Dempster, David Gamper, and Pauline Oliveros (reservations strongly suggested – email gscchapel@gmail.com and specify which show and how many in your party)

SAT. 5/30 – Oana Rusu-Tomai (piano) with Julie Cho (cello), Natalie Lerch (soprano), and Victoria Parker (violin) – music of Gabriela Lena Frank and Argentinian composers Piazzolla, Guastavino, Buchardo, and Cassadó

WED. 6/3, 7:30 – Subtext Reading Series

FRI. 6/5 – Simon Wickham-Smith and Santiago La Torre, electro-acoustic music

SAT. 6/6, 2 PM – Keith Eisenbrey, piano

SAT. 6/6, 8 PM – Pran – Greg Powers & Stuart Dempster play Dhrupad music on trombone and dijeridu

THU. 6/11, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Harold Budd, celebrating new book of poems and duos with bassist Keith Lowe

FRI. 6/12 – Gregory Campbell, percussion

SAT. 6/13 – Wally Shoup, alto saxophone

FRI. 6/19 – Briana Jones, butoh performance

SAT. 6/20 – Affinity, contemporary chamber ensemble

THU. 6/25 – Nonsequitur presents Novi_Sad, electro-acoustic composer from Greece

FRI. 6/26 – Clifford Dunn, flute

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Coming up in Seattle

Upcoming shows from Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:

TUE. 4/27 – UW’s DX ARTS presents new music with electronics and video by Joshua Parmenter, Don Craig, Stelios Manousakis and Stephanie Pan

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 – Nickel & Brass Septet CD release concert

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 performing selections from 18 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) with Julie Cho (cello), Natalie Lerch (soprano), and Victoria Parker (violin) – music of Gabriela Lena Frank and Argentinian composers Piazzolla, Guastavino, Buchardo, and Cassadó

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2009 Seattle Occultural Music Festival

The lineup from the 2009 Seattle Occultural Music Festival, an event I’d never heard of before, is available:

Friday, May 1 @ 8pm – All ages
The Art Church
2051 NW 61st St @ 22nd
Soriah [Portland]
Stuart Dempster
Vox Vespertinus
Seattle Harmonic Voices
Hanna Benn

Saturday, May 2 @ 8pm – All ages
Gallery 1412
1412 18th Ave
Robin Holcomb
Amy Denio
Sokai Stilhed
Christopher Greenchild

Thursday, May 7 @ 8pm – All ages
Good Shepherd Center Chapel Performance Space
649 Sunnyside N
Seattle Phonographer’s Union
Jason Kopec
Graham Banfield

Friday, May 8 @ 10pm – 21+ w/ID
Rendezvous Jewelbox Theatre
2322 2nd Ave
Voodoo Israel [San Francisco]
Joy Von Spain
Matt Shoemaker
Midday Veil

Saturday, May 9 @ 10pm – 21+ w/ID
Rendezvous Jewelbox Theatre
2322 2nd Ave
Barn Owl [San Francisco]
Bill Horist
Dr. Jones
Riding the Slow Wave of Death

Thursday, May 14 @ 8pm – All ages
Gallery 1412
1412 18th Ave
Wayne Horvitz
Gust Burns & Tyler Wilcox
Michal Szostalo

Friday, May 15 @ 10pm – 21+ w/ID
Rendezvous Jewelbox Theartre
2322 2nd Ave
Holy Experiment [New York]
At the Head of the Woods [Portland]
(a) Story of Rats
Paintings for Animals

Friday, May 1 @ 8pm – All ages
The Art Church
2051 NW 61st St

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Coming Up From the Wayward Music Series

Elliott Sharp
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From Seattle’s Wayward Music:

Saturday, January 24, 2009
Eric Glick Rieman & Lung Tree
8:00 PM; $5 – $15 sliding scale donation at the door. Presented by Nonsequitur. (Photo: Peter B. Kaars)

Lung Tree is a trio of Bay Area composer/improviser Eric Glick Rieman (prepared Rhodes Electric Piano and piano) and Seattle musicians Lesli Dalaba (trumpet), and Stuart Dempster (trombone.) Brought together by Glick Rieman in 2004, the trio has released one CD on the ReR Megacorp label and performed sporadically since then. Coming from the subtle edges of post-modern Jazz and New Music, Lung Tree’s members have worked (as individuals) with artists as diverse as Fred Frith, Elliott Sharp, Cecil Taylor, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Troupe.

With a wealth of brass tacts and several different keyboards, these three tone-painters sketch Ambient images out of silence and onto empty space. Often, Dalaba’a yearning trumpet tones hover above Dempster’s deep, foggy trombone drones, as Rieman layers in ominous synth washes or chromatic piano lines. Mutes and mouthpiece manipulations vary the brass voices, and ‘prepared’ electric piano bristles and chimes percussively. Working within a controlled, narrow range of gestures, they overlap fugitive pitches that color the air before they mutate into new shapes or gradually evaporate. — Art Lange, The Wire

Friday, January 23, 2009
Affinity Chamber Players
8:00 PM; donations taken at the door

Washington Composers Forum presents Affinity, performing new works received in response to a call for scores for a reading, rehearsal and inclusive conversation on the compositional and collaborative process. Composers Matthew Fields, Christopher Gainey, and Helena Michelson will discuss their work with audience members in a workshop style.

Thursday, January 22, 2009
Is That Jazz?: Elliott Sharp Triptet
8:00 PM; $15 suggested donation.

The Seattle Composers’ Salon announces the first annual IS THAT JAZZ? festival, taking place on three Thursday nights, January 8, 15, and 22. Local and national acts come together for six inspired and compelling sets. The festival also invites artists and audience members to explore the underlying question: Is that jazz? Meet the artists and discuss the music at informal receptions after each concert, and participate in an on-line discussion blog to begin a conversation about music and art in the twenty-first century.

Elliott Sharp (NYC)
The Is That Jazz? Festival is very happy to welcome Elliott Sharp to Seattle for this rare Pacific Northwest solo show. Elliott has been for the past 20 years one of New York’s most influential and prolific musicians. His performances are visceral and powerful, raw and full of urban energy. Don’t miss this chance to see a true genius and pioneer of 21st century experimentalism.

Triptet (Seattle/NYC)
Grungy, groovy and free. First playing all together in a Sun Ra Tribute band earlier this year, these three musicians all bring a sense of composition and organic form to their improvisations. Saxophonist Michael Monhart recently re-located to New York City from Seattle, but he is in town tonight for this performance with guitarist Tom Baker and percussionist Greg Campbell.

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Coming up from Seattle’s Wayward Music Series

Elliott Sharp
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From Wayward Music:

THIS WEEK AT THE CHAPEL

FRI. 1/2, 7 – 10 PM – Seattle Composers Salon kicks off its 10th season and the new year with a New Music Holiday Office Party for Seattle area composers and performers (and devoted listeners) of experimental and adventurous music. DJ Snoopy Santa + door prizes + other stuff. Free admission (bring food and non-alcoholic beverages)

COMING UP:

WED. 1/7, 7:30 PM – Subtext Reading Series & Nonsequitur present Kurt Schwitters‘ epic sound poem Ur Sonata, performed by Kristen Loree and with visuals by artist Jack Ox; + Loree performs By Language Embellished by composer Stuart Saunders Smith

THU. 1/8, 8 PM – Is That Jazz? Festival: Christian Asplund + Cipher

FRI. 1/9, 8 PM – Dale Speicher, percussion

SAT. 1/10, 7 PM – Ong Ong #5 zine release party with various musical guests; Mr. Rogers’ Bubbleland Opera! Tom Carroll jumps through a wall! The Sisters Carnahan shadow play! Stefan Gruber draws your spiritual incarnation! Clyde Peterson trips the light effect fandango! Queen Shmooquan hosts! Lucy M. and Willow Fox do something! Reesey tap dances! Sing-a-long!

THU. 1/15, 8 PM – Is That Jazz? Festival: Krispen Hartung + Radiosonde

FRI. 1/16, 7:30 PM – WA Composers Forum presents MAD Trio

SAT. 1/17, 8 PM – Seattle Improvised Music benefit concert; one minute solos by many local musicians, poets, and dancers to raise funds for the 2009 Seattle Improvised Music Festival

THU. 1/22, 8 PM – Is That Jazz? Festival: Triptet + Elliott Sharp

FRI. 1/23 – Affinity Ensemble, contemporary chamber group plays scores received in an open call

SAT. 1/24, 8 PM – Nonsequitur presents Eric Glick-Rieman w/ Stuart Dempster and Lesli Dalaba, improvisations

SAT. 1/31 – EQLateral Ensemble, chamber electronica

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Musique Machine Reviews

Boredoms at the 2006 Intonation Music Festival...
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From Musique Machine:

Alan Courtis – Unstringed Guitar & Cymbals
Alan Courtis is an experimental musician perhaps most widely known for his involvement in the now defunct band Reynols. Yet he has has collaborated with a litany of others including such heavyweights as Lee Renaldo Sonic Youth , Eddie Prevost AMM , Pauline Oliveros, Yoshimi and Yamamoto Boredoms , Damo Suzuki Can , and seemingly countless others. Both alone, with bands and collaborations, he has issued over two hundred recordings in just over a decade, a massive body of work by anyone s standards.

Beaks Plinth – Kai Kohola Leo
Beaks Plinth is the new project from the highly productive turntable-list/ musician Jared Blum Blanketship, Vulcanus 68,ect . With this project he homes in on a sort of doomy, nightmarish and woozy take on exotica & easy listening.

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Roulette in October

From left to right: Zeena Parkins, Dagmar Krau...
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From New York’s Roulette:

ROULETTE presents
20 Greene St (between Canal and Grand St)
Admission $15 Students $10 MEMBERS FREE
TICKETS/RSVP: 212.219.8242
contact: doron@roulette.org http://www.roulette.org/

10/2 8pm – INTERPRETATIONS: Myra Melford / Henry Threadgill
10/3 – Trio Croch, DK and poet Richard J Rizzi, USA
10/4 – Creative Opportunity Orchestra – Tina Marsh
10/16 8pm – INTERPRETATIONS: Ted Mook performs Ezra Sims & Daniel Rothman
10/17 – Chris Forsyth / Alex Temple
10/20 & 10/27 – Adam Rudolph’s GO Organic Orchestra
10/23 – Jennifer Stock / Lainie Fefferman
10/24 – Deep Listening Band (Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, David Gamper)
10/25 – 10/26 – Zeena Parkins (Commissioned with funds from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust)
10/30 – Anthony Coleman
10/31 – Jeffrey Schanzer

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