Concerts

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Ancient to Future *

$5 – $15 donation at the door

With Special Guest Julian Priester – Mr. Priester will play a short solo set and guest with Tiny Ghost Tribute to Muhal Richard Abrams – Seattle musicians pay tribute to the founding father of the AACM, who passed in 2017. Muhal’s vision of creativity was widely diverse, and he supported and nurtured young musicians from …

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Daniel Corral: Polytope

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Polytope by Los Angeles composer Daniel Corral is a multimedia microtonal performance for MIDI quartet. Performed entirely in darkness, four live musicians operate colorful glowing MIDI controllers. It’s a mesmerizing dance of silhouettes, captured on live feed video and projected large and bright as a moving, visual score. Polytope is rhythmically charged in the vein …

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David Stout: The Janus Switch

$5 – $15 donation at the door

The Janus Switch v.2 (2016) is a digital performance work merging live cinema and electronic sound in a poetic exploration of generative audio-visual feedback structures. Janus, the two-headed Roman god, was notable for his ability to look in two directions at once. He was known as the god of doorways and passages. The Janus Switch …

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33rd Seattle Improvised Music Festival

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Feb. 10 – 17, 2018 The Seattle Improvised Music Festival (SIMF) is the longest-running festival in the US dedicated solely to music that is completely improvised. This is truly “music of the moment,” allowing artists from diverse musical backgrounds to meet in an atmosphere of spontaneity, intuition, playfulness, and discovery. This year’s visiting improvisers – …

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Seth Parker Woods

$5 – $15 donation at the door

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Jovino Santos Neto & Martin Kuuskmann

Seattle-based pianist and three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto blends energetic grooves, deep harmonies, and lyrical Brazilian melodies. He teams with Grammy-nominated, Estonian-born Martin Kuuskmann, an “amazing bassoonist” (NY Times) who pushes the instrument’s possibilities. Serenata Brasileira is their program dedicated to music by Brazilian composers, featuring the music of Santos Neto, Antonio Carlos …

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Todd Barton + Jason E Anderson

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Todd Barton is a composer, sound designer, multimedia performer, and analog synthesist specializing in Buchla, Serge and Hordijk modular systems. After four decades of exploration Barton is still delving deeply into the ever-expanding frontiers of musical expression: from his DNA derived Genome Music to his innovative scores for plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; from …

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Aki Onda & Akio Suzuki

Though they differ in generation and performance practice, the NYC-based Aki Onda (b. 1967) and the Kyotango-based Akio Suzuki (b. 1941) share an astonishingly inventive, open-ended, and spontaneous approach to the infinite and variegated possibilities of sound. Since initiating a collaborative relationship in 2005, the duo have embarked on a number of tours in Europe …

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Sahba Sizdahkhani + Ivan Arteaga

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Iranian multi-instrumentalist Sahba Sizdahkhani serves as a unique crossroad of East meets West. Inspired heavily by 1960’s free-jazz and Persian Traditional Music, he constantly channels the fire-energy and longing for connectivity that these two stormy histories represent. Sahba has recorded with artists on the imprints of Dischord Records, Southern Lord, and Drag City, and has …

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Janet Feder & Fred Frith

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Denver-based prepared guitarist and composer Janet Feder and legendary British guitar wiz Fred Frith finally get around to celebrating their 2006 duo recording Ironic Universe here in Seattle. Come for the incredibly lovely compositions, stay for the wildly inventive improvisational interplay. Presented by Nonsequitur.

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Thea Farhadian & Ewa Trębacz

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Thea Farhadian is a composer based in San Francisco and Berlin. She comes from the background of new contemporary music and works primarily with free improvisation, and live electronic processing. Her solo work integrates extended techniques, microtonality, and sound-based material in what Touching Extremes calls “..fumes of disassembled harmony and dissonant refractions.” Tectonic Shifts, released …

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Laraaji

Recognized as a new age visionary sound artist, Laraaji performs new music with modified electric zither/harp, voice, kalimba, and electronics. The music tends toward celestial, trance inducing, uplifting. He is accompanied by longtime collaborator healing sound musician Arji OceAnanda, who shares her heart space through a variety of gentle percussion and electronic instruments. Laraaji’s classic …

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Chris Brown: Six Primes

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Six Primes (2014), for piano in 13-limit just intonation is a suite of six pieces that use the six prime numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13 to govern both the tuning and rhythmic structure of the music, including the harmony and rhythmic subdivisions. The piano is re-tuned in a just intonation in which …

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Zachary James Watkins

$5 – $15 donation at the door

Bay Area composer Zachary James Watkins (half of the duo Black Spirituals) is joined by outstanding Seattle musicians – guitarists Tom Baker & Satchel Henneman, violinists Austin Larkin & Tari Nelson-Zagar, violist Heather Bentley, bassist Darth Nielsen, and trombonist Greg Powers – for an evening of compositions exploring site specificity and just intonation, among other …

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Drone Cinema Film Festival

$5 – $15 donation at the door

The Drone Cinema Film Festival, now in its third year, showcases cutting-edge, minimalist works of ethereal beauty that bring sonic drones into the visual realm. This year’s festival, whose theme is GOLD, takes place again Vrijplaats in Leiden, Netherlands, as well as at the Good Shepherd Center Chapel in Seattle. Drone Cinema draws its inspiration …

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