Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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 project has grown into a worldwide annual communal event that has become an essential part of many winter holiday celebrations. Please join us for this unusual sonic celebration of the Winter Solstice and the Seattle experimental music community.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Vance Galloway & Friends: Resonant Planes

Vance Galloway and Charles Stanyon present an evening of music and experimental sound based on the concept of resonance. Environmental video and light by artists Peter Bill and Killing Frenzy. A multi-channel bath of sound generated by electro-magnetic, electro-mechanical, and traditional acoustic means with extensive real-time processing. Swaths of color and light, abstract imagery and shifting geometries provide a visual component.
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Friday, December 16, 2011

Neal Meyer: Gradus: Three Rungs

GRADUS for Fux, Tesla and Milo the Wrestler is Neal Meyer’s piano composition-in-perpetual-progress. The nutshell version of the score is: “Learn to play the piano one note at a time.” Since January 2002, Neal Meyer has been systematically realizing GRADUS through extended improvisations on each individual piano tone, and all possible combinations of piano tones.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Trey Gunn & Beth Fleenor

Longtime friends Beth Fleenor (clarinets, voice & electronics) and Trey Gunn (touch guitar) come together with a host of other found objects for this special, one-night only improvised performance.
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Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Tiptons Sax Quartet + Drums

Presented by Nonsequitur. The Tiptons (Amy Denio - alto saxophone, clarinet, voice; Jessica Lurie - alto and tenor saxophone, voice; Sue Orfield - tenor saxophone, voice; Tina Richerson - baritone sax, voice; John Ewing - drums) perform original compositions and arrangements of world music on saxes, clarinet, voices and drums/percussion, creating some of the wildest sounds ever to come out of a sax quartet.
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Friday, December 9, 2011

Michael Nicolella

Michael Nicolella performs music for classical and electric guitar written from 1945 to the present by Francis Poulenc, Elliott Carter, Steve Reich, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Joaquin Nin-Culmell, Robert Beaser, Laurence Crane, Jimi Hendrix, and Michael Nicolella.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hell's Bellows + James Hoskins

Hell's Bellows accordion quartet is a 21st century ensemble with the radical idea that the accordion is just another instrument. Scott Adams, Amy Denio, Marchette DuBois, and Eli Kaufman have been creating original work for the accordion since 2006, and you will be amazed at the variety of sounds they can get out of the instruments. James Hoskins is a gifted cellist and improviser based in Boulder, CO since 1991. He plays in the Balkan/Middle-Eastern musical groups Sherefe and Barbelfish, the jazz group County Road X, and in a duo with Akemi Iwase that plays Japanese folk-inspired music.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011


A new project featuring Brian Kinsella (piano), Chris Symer (bass), and Chris Icasiano (drums), Fluke plays primarily the music of Seattle composer Jim Knapp, as well as music from films and original compositions. Fluke utilizes a traditional jazz trio instrumentation - acoustic piano, acoustic bass, drum set - but its music is in the realm of free improvisation, noise, and pop classicism.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Estuary: a merging of sound & dance

Briana Jones (butoh dance) with music by Sentient Explosive (gongs with analog modular synthesizer); Victoria Jacobs (flamenco/modern/fusion) with music by Sataray with Celadon (dark sirenic vox & harmonium with industrial/ambient sound); Jessica Ludescher & Christian Swenson (dance movement and voice) with music by Ahmad Yousefbeigi & Andrew Sorkin (Iranian percussion w/ beat box).
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Darin Gray + Alchimia

Darin Gray (St. Louis) is best known as Jim O’Rourke’s go-to bassist for nearly 20 years, as half of the duo On Fillmore, and as the bassist for Grand Ulena, Dazzling Killmen, and Brise-Glace. As an improviser he has performed and recorded with Loren Connors, Masami Akita (Merzbow), Josh Abrams, Jason Roebke, Axel Dorner, Kevin Drumm, Alan Licht, Thollem Mcdonas, and Jim O'Rourke. He has toured extensively in the United States, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Russia and Europe. Alchimia (Dawud Mateen: sax, flute, percussion, voice; Brad Smarjesse: violin, keyboard, percussion, voice; Robert Iwanik: bass, voice) is a trio of Seattle improvisors exploring jazz, ambient and avant territories.
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