Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ask the Ages

Ask the Ages is a Seattle based avant-jazz band comprised of Greg Campbell (drums and percussion), Steven Bell (Vibraphone ), Brian Heaney (guitar), Kate Olson (sax/woodwinds) and John Seman (bass). Influences are Sonny Sharrock, Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Richard Webb & Mari Matsutoya

Richard Webb is a NYC based sound artist and musician usually playing and composing for the ensemble Lullabies for Falling Empires; Mari Matsutoya is a conceptual sound artist based in Berlin. Recent Transmissions, a Whisper and a Thief is a new work that is part song, part video, and part transmission, as Mari will play her parts via satellite from NYC.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Epos Nemo Latrocinium: Album Release

noisepoetnobody (analog synths & stringboard) celebrates his new CD Epos Nemo Latrocinium (Latin: Epic Nobody Mercenary) with comrades Tom Swafford, violin; Dean Moore, percussion & resonant metals;  Joy Von Spain, voice & piano; Vanessa Skantze, butoh performance. Also: butoh performance by Alex Ruhe with sound by Sisiutl.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night + Party!

Presented by Seattle Composers' Salon, Nonsequitur, and Joshua Parmenter.

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night is a free outdoor participatory sound sculpture of many individual parts, recorded on cassettes, CDs and MP3s, and played through a roving swarm of boomboxes carried through city streets every December. People bring their own boomboxes and drift peacefully through a cloud of sound which is different from every listener's perspective. Since 1992, this 45-minute work has grown into a worldwide annual communal event that has become an essential part of many winter holiday celebrations.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gust Burns: REAL BOOK

Pianist Gust Burns hosts this fundraising concert for REAL BOOK, his recent collection of scores made by erasing material from popular jazz songs in The New Real Book. First Set: Burns plays solo piano. Second Set: quartet w/ Paul Kikuchi, Carmen Rothwell, Jacob Zimmerman.

Friday, December 14, 2012

John Cage: STEPS + Fontana Radif

John Cage’s STEPS: A Composition for a Painting to be Performed by Individuals or Groups (1989) receives a rare performance and Seattle premiere thanks to important performance notes provided by Ray Kass and the Mountain Lake Workshop where Cage created the original realization in 1989. This performance of STEPS is a collaboration of Seattle artists Jarrad Powell, Beth Graczyk and Robert Campbell, with assistance from Reilly Sinanan, Danielle Allinice, Matthew Matsuda, and dancers Corrie Befort, Shannon Stewart, Alia Swersky, Mary Margaret Moore.

Fontana Radif, created and performed by Jessika Kenney, is a vocal realization of Cage's graphic score Fontana Mix. Cage originally used Fontana Mix in 1958 to create a tape piece of the same name, but subsequently used the score to create several other pieces. Here Cage’s score provides a lens through which to experience in a new way the memory and practice of the classical Persian musical system known as radif or "row," consisting of over a hundred melodic patterns which express and symbolize an ancient tradition of the art of mode and melody.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Robin Holcomb + Eric Barber

This evening will feature two intimate solo sets by new music performer/composers Robin Holcomb (piano, voice) and Eric Barber (saxophones and electronics). Robin will perform songs, improvisations, and compositions for piano. Eric will perform solo improvisations and compositions as well as large saxophone compositions for live performer and CD from an upcoming release.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lori Goldston & Friends

Vocalist Jessika Kenney, electric guitarist Dylan Carlson, percussionist and horn player Greg Campbell, and cellist Lori Goldston perform improvised works about love, longing, unity, wildness, mystery, etc.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Amy Denio & Thollem McDonas

A collaboration by two multi-faceted improvisers: Amy Denio is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and international collaborator. Her main instruments are voice, accordion, alto saxophone, clarinet, electric guitar, and bass. Thollem McDonas is a pianist, vocalist, collaborator and facilitator. He is currently touring as a soloist, in collaboration with many other individuals and groups, as well as leading large ensemble free improvisation/collaboration workshops