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Doug Wieselman + Syrinx Effect

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Doug Wieselman has been an integral part of a number of different and occasionally overlapping musical worlds – from playing in New York’s “downtown scene” of the 1980s and 1990s – notably with Anthony Coleman, Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Butch Morris, Marc Ribot, Eyvind Kang, Bill Frisell, Lounge Lizards; to composing and arranging for theater …

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Celebrating 25 Years!

Has it really been a quarter of a century? Sure enough: Nonsequitur was registered as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of New York on May 4, 1989. Our first two releases came out in March 1990, and that October we were granted Federal non-profit status. We’re not sure how to mark this major anniversary …

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Launching New Web Sites!

Speaking of our 25th anniversary… We thought it was about time for a facelift. Composer and web designer Yann Novak has done a beautiful job on new web sites for both Nonsequitur and the Wayward Music Series. We also want to acknowledge the generosity of photographer Daniel Sheehan, who allowed us to poach from his EyeShotJazz site for …

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Tom Baker: Deeply Lodged

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Presented by Nonsequitur. Composer Tom Baker premiers three recent chamber works: Invisible Cities (2011) is loosely based on stories by Italo Calvino, found in his novella of the same name, wherein Marco Polo describes to Kublai Kahn the fantastical, magical and improbable cities in his vast kingdom. The Seattle premiere is performed by the Corigliano …

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Annette Peacock

Seattle Asian Art Museum This is the first-ever West Coast performance by groundbreaking composer, pianist, and chanteuse Annette Peacock, an artist of complex harmonic language and vocalist of singular style who has been pivotal in creative music for 40 years. (For a longer profile, see the September issue of Earshot Jazz magazine; or listen to …

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Dempster Diving

Town Hall, Seattle Dempster Diving is a tribute to world renowned trombonist, composer, didgeridoo player, aural provocateur, beloved teacher and mentor, and master punster Stuart Dempster on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Dempster has been an inspiring presence in Seattle for 40 years, an intrepid supporter of several generations of adventurous musicians of all …

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Matthew Shipp

Poncho Concert Hall, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle Still New York’s most fascinating piano iconoclast, Matthew Shipp has thrilled listeners with his collaborations with David S. Ware and other vanguardists. His new album, One, is “brave and beautiful,” according to Dream magazine. Seattle-based pianist, improviser, and composer Gust Burns is one of the most …

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Claire Givanniello & Steve Peters: Emanations

Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque Giovanniello’s white paintings wrapped in gauze and geometric sculptures made of roofing nails and aluminum bars, with 4-channel sound installation by Peters made of very quiet feedback.

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Christine Wallers & Steve Peters: Alchemy

Historic San Ysidro Church, Corrales, NM Originally titled Alchemy of Desire, this collaborative installation with visual artist Christine Wallers was first presented in September 2000 as a site-specific installation at the historic San Ysidro Church in Corrales, New Mexico. The sound is derived from the whispering voices of 32 people reading written responses we received …

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Some Things in the Air

Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque; curated by Steve Peters A month of week-long sound installations by Ellen Band, Thomas Ashcraft, Steve Peters, Ann Racuya-Robbins.

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Various Artists

Desde el Otro Lado: electroacoustic music from Latin America
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Steve Peters

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Ear as Eye: Drawings by Sound Artists

Nonsequitur Music Gallery, Albuquerque Curated by Steve Roden & Brandon LaBelle

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Jeffrey Krieger

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Annea Lockwood

The Glass World
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