Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rob Angus + Stuart Dempster & Susie Kozawa

Rob Angus creates ambient-industrial soundscapes using acoustic instruments to generate sounds that are manipulated, layered, and sent out into a 4-channel surround-sound system. Stuart Dempster and Susie Kozawa explore space with small instruments, sound toys and re-purposed objects.
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Eric Barber's MetriLodic + Bad Luck

Eric Barber's MetriLodic is a freely improvising trio that breaks most of the rules of groove-based ensembles. Featuring Eric Barber on sax and electronics, with longtime collaborators PK on electric bass and Byron Vannoy on drums, this band take rhythm, meter, groove, and melody in a new direction. Bad Luck (drummer Chris Icasiano + saxophonist Neil Welch) use live loops and pedals to create an astounding range of sound, quickly shifting into fierce improvisations, sound art, and carefully constructed harmonic palettes.
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Monktail Composers Series, Vol. 7

Monktail Creative Music Concern presents a performance of their improvising big band Non Grata. This season's performance features conduction, spontaneous composition, and full group improvisations featuring Bill Monto, Darian Asplund, Paul Hoskin, Bill Jones, Stephen Fandrich, Steven Bell, Mark Ostrowski, Bill Horist, Stephen Parris, David Milford, Paul Kemmish, John Seman and more.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Last Minute: electroacoustic music

Electroacoustic music and digital video by UW alumni and students associated with the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) and the UW School of Music. The concert includes a digital video work, Symphony By Numbers, by Donald Craig and three surround sound pieces: Risonanza for computer-realized sound by Joshua Parmenter, Heat by Pete Moss, and Minotaur for horn and surround sound by Ewa Trebacz, with horn player Josiah Boothby. It will also include two works for viola and computer-realized sound: Retro by Douglas Niemela, and a new work by Donald Craig titled November 16, featuring violist Brianna Atwell.
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Danse Perdue + Joy Von Spain Ensemble

Danse Perdue (Alex Ruhe, Vanessa Skantze): Butoh dance/movement performance, with live improvised music by: Joy Von Spain - piano, voice/other and friends Will Hayes - prepared guitar/other, Joe Eck - percussion, Count Constantin - violin, Jacob Herring - trombone.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Transport: Solstice Quintet

Presented by Jack Straw Productions & Washington Composers Forum, with assistance from 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. The Solstice Quintet arrives from across the mountains to perform Gregory Yasinitsky's Wooden Miniatures, Oliver Knussen's Three Little Fantasies, Carl Schimmel's Towns of Wind and Wood, Ryan M. Hare's Mythos: Five Legends for Wind Quintet, and Ruth Crawford Seeger's Suite.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Neil Welch: Solo + Sleeper CD release concert

Saxophonist and composer Neil Welch celebrates the release of two new albums. Iron Creek was recorded live at various performances throughout 2010 and early 2011. A player of subtle and abrasive techniques alike, this acoustic, unedited album captures the unique style and fervent energy of Welch's live shows. Sleeper is Welch's first recorded major ensemble work, composed in response to a Human Rights First Report chronicling the death of an Iraqi inmate during the war in Iraq. The Sleeper Ensemble includes Neil Welch, saxophones; Ivan Arteaga, saxophones; Greg Sinibaldi, bass clarinet; Vincent LaBelle, trombone; David Balatero and Natalie Hall, cello.
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Malcolm Goldstein: Alone & Together

Presented by Nonsequitur and Earshot Jazz Festival. Known for radically expanding the sonic, tonal, and expressive possibilities of the violin, Malcolm Goldstein has been a key figure of the American avant garde since the 1960s. This concert features his improvisations (Soundings) and compositions for solo violin, plus two ensemble works, Configurations in Darkness and Two Silences, performed with Seattle musicians Eric Barber (saxophones), Stuart Dempster (trombone), Beth Fleenor (clarinet), Lori Goldston (cello), and Esther Sugai (flute).
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Seattle Composers' Salon

8:00 PM; $5 - $15 sliding scale suggested donation at the door.

The Seattle Composers’ Salon fosters the development, performance and appreciation of new music by regional composers and performers. At bi-monthly, informal presentations, the Salon features finished works, previews, and works in progress. Composers, performers, and audience members gather in a casual setting that allows for experimentation and discussion. Everyone is welcome! Join us this month for an evening of music and discussion with Seattle composers Nelda Swiggett, Conan McLemore, Scott Adams, and Yvonne Hoar.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Seattle Chamber Players + Ivan Sokolov: Marriage at the Eiffel Tower

Presented by Seattle Chamber Players. Jean Cocteau's Marriage at the Eiffel Tower serves as the basis for two works on the program. One of them, a collective work by Henry Cowell, John Cage and George McKay, was choreographed and produced by Bonnie Bird at the Cornish School in Seattle in 1939. Only several movements of the score (and only the works by Cowell) have since been published and performed. Ten years after the premiere of the Cowell/Cage/McKay piece, Bonnie Bird commissioned another work with the same title from composer Lou Harrison. Tonight, SCP presents both versions, along with Lou Harrison's Music for Remy, with guest pianist Ivan Sokolov and choreographer Paige Barnes.
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