Concerts

Rob Angus et al: Hidden Room

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Known for his stunning video projections and beguiling soundscapes, Rob Angus directs his latest full-length evening work with well-known collaborators Jeff Greinke (electronics) and Joan Laage (Kogut Butoh) with dancers Kaoru Okumura and Shoko Zama. Rob Angus builds kinetic ambient-industrial soundscapes using a variety of acoustic instruments and toys to generate sounds that are manipulated, …

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SIMF: Odeya Nini + Blackwell/Mines duo

$5 – $20 donation at the door

Originally booked as part of the 34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival in February, which was rescheduled due to snow. Odeya Nini is a Los Angeles-based experimental vocalist and composer with work spanning solo voice to chamber music and collages of musique concrète. As a vocalist she is devoted to redefining vocal interpretation and song through …

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Clarice Assad

The extraordinary Brazilian-American composer, pianist, and vocalist Clarice Assad deftly spans the worlds of the classical, jazz, and Brazilian music. For this concert, in addition to performing solo works for piano and voice, she will also present three works for string quartet (Seattle stars Brandon Vance, Sarah Pizzichemi, Heather Bentley, Gretchen Yanover): Synchronous (2015), for …

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Steve Peters: Canções Profundas (Deep Songs)

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Canções Profundas (Deep Songs) is an evening-length work by Seattle composer Steve Peters. Inspired by research into his family history in the Azores, a chain of nine volcanic islands in the mid-Atlantic, this evocative sonic poem explores themes of migration, diaspora, memory, identity and emotional/cultural ties to place. (See project blog for more info.) Combining …

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John Teske: vectorscores

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Seattle composer John Teske presents a new suite of graphic and generated works for any ensemble as part of his ongoing vectorscores project. Since 2016, John has been writing music with vectorscores, which uses web technologies to generate and render scores. The shape of each piece is composed, with some flexibility in the details, so …

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Holland Andrews + Bardos/Miranda

$5 – $20 donation at the door

Originally scheduled as part of the Seattle Improvised Music Festival in February, but cancelled due to snow. Holland Andrews (Portland, OR) is an extended-technique vocalist, composer, and performer who combines complex vocal layerings to create all-encompassing cathartic soundscapes. Their vocal style traverses a vast terrain of textures ranging from opera and throat singing, to noise …

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SIMF: Improvised Dance + Music

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(Originally scheduled for Feb. 9 as part of the 34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival, but cancelled due to snow.) Seattle Improvised Music Festival presents a performance of Dance & Music, curated by Stephanie Skura. Scruffy & determined, with fierce eyes, sharp beaks, & hearts melting! Nine deep-diving, life-long-improvising, shamanic music/dance mavens come together for the …

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Lori Goldston: Rivulet

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Seattle cellist and composer Lori Goldston, joined by a broadly skilled ensemble of local collaborators, premiers Rivulet, a new piece created especially for this concert about collective strength and imagination, and extra-linguistic memory moving in music and water. Composed with graphic and traditional notation, the score tests and dwells in brackish margins between musical conventions. …

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Beth Fleenor: Straight to the Heart

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Tiny pies & delectable treats, meditation, and catharsis combine with live music, video, and light in a two hour ritual experience. Created by Beth Fleenor (voice / amplified clarinet / sound & food composition) with Scott Keva James (video art), David Verkade (lighting), this will be an evening of taste, breath, listening, motion, and being. …

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Ensemble MidtVest

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Founded in 2002, Denmark’s Ensemble MidtVest consists of a string quartet, a wind quintet and a pianist. Understanding that classical music is a living tradition, rooted in the past, but as relevant today as it has been for centuries, therefore, it is their credo to make the most beautiful music of the past 500 years …

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Ha-Yang Kim: TERMINALS

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Ha-Yang Kim’s TERMINALS is a full-length meditative audiovisual work inspired by the peripatetic quality of contemporary life; arrival and departure points, the constant states of flux both in exterior locations and interior realms, sojourns through dense tech-centric cosmopolitan urbania to vast natural landscapes, the extreme degrees of human connection-communion-discord-solitude. Through contrasting seamless sections of sonic …

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Stephen Fandrich

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Composer Stephen Fandrich presents improvisations and compositions for just-intoned piano along with a program of unusual musical pairings, with very special guests Gamelan Pacifica and Del Sol String Quartet. Stephen Fandrich will perform compositions and improvisations at the piano in an “8 series” just intonation, and will present two unusual instrumental combinations with Javanese gamelan. …

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An Evening with Mother Tongue

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Enjoy an evening designed by Mother Tongue’s Angelina Baldoz, and Katherine Cohen with music, movement, and poetry. Special guests poet Omar Willey, dancer Ezra Dickinson, and trumpeters Greg Kelley and Ray Larsen will join for this one-night-only special offering. Mother Tongue is a two-headed art making machine specializing in post-disciplinary creation, formed in 2015 by …

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SIMF: Paul Hoskin Tribute

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(Originally scheduled for Feb. 9 as part of the 34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival, but cancelled due to snow. The original artist line-up has since changed somewhat due to the number of participants and their conflicting schedules.) A large group of veteran Seattle improvisers gather to pay tribute to SIMF founder Paul Hoskin, who passed …

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34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival, Feb. 6 – 10

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2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE (all events subject to change) Wed. 2/6, 8 pm @ Gallery 1412 1412 18th Ave. (Capitol Hill) • duo: Abbey Blackwell, bass + Ebony Miranda, cello • duo: Haley Freedlund, trombone + Chris Icasiano, drums • duo: Marc Seales, piano + Tom Varner, horn • featured solo + ?: Patrick Shiroishi, sax …

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