Concerts

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Elizabeth A. Baker, solo piano

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Florida-based pianist and composer Elizabeth A. Baker brings a solo concert of modern works spanning a dynamic range of styles and emotional content. Blending acoustic piano with electronics, the recital features music of Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, and the rarely-played Visionary Landscapes by Alan Hovhaness, as well as original works composed by Ms. Baker, including …

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Michael Bisio/Matthew Shipp duo

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Seattle Times preview. Matthew Shipp has played piano since he was 5 years old. He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music with saxophonist Joe Maneri and cut his teeth working with saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell and David S. Ware and bassist William Parker. Shipp holds two enduring label relationships with Hatology and Thirsty Ear, …

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Wayne Horvitz: Music in Other Rooms (55 Redux)

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur. Wayne Horvitz draws from the large body of audio samples recorded at Ft. Worden in Port Townsend for 55 – Music and Dance in Concrete to create a live performance score that uses that material as its foundation. Writing for the phenomenal pianist Cristina Valdes and Trio Parladote, Horvitz has generated a …

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R. Andrew Lee: Dennis Johnson’s November

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by The Box Is Empty and Nonsequitur. PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME November will be presented in its entirety with no breaks or intermission. Due to the length of this performance, the audience is welcome to quietly come and go as desired. R. Andrew Lee performs the Northwest premiere of Dennis Johnson’s proto-minimalist masterwork November. The …

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Paul Kikuchi: Bat of No Bird Island

presented by Nonsequitur & Earshot Jazz Festival with support from Chamber Music America. Seattle-based percussionist, composer, educator and instrument inventor Paul Kikuchi presents the premiere of his song cycle for chamber jazz ensemble, inspired by the memoir and 78 RPM record collection of his great grandfather, Zenkichi Kikuchi, a 1901 Japanese immigrant to the Yakima …

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B’shnorkestra + Workshop Ensemble

Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival and Nonsequitur. Two distinctive Seattle composers present works for large ensembles: Trumpeter Samantha Boshnack‘s alt-chamber orchestra B’shnorkestra
 recently released Go to Orange (Present 
Sounds Recordings). Featuring Alex Guy, Paris Hurley, Jherek Bischoff, members of Jim Knapp and Eyvind Kang’s Scrape, members of the SRJO, bassist Tim Carey, and drummer Greg …

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Byron Au Yong: Welladay! Welladay!

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur, with thanks to the Frye Art Museum and Historic Seattle. Performed in the historic Good Shepherd Center on the wooden stairs leading to the fourth-floor and inside the Chapel itself, Welladay! Welladay! sweeps through 36 James Joyce love poems. Singing children, soprano Betsy Baeskins, and a piano trio (violinist Tari Nelson-Zagar, cellist …

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Ostrowski/Theriault + Gyre

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Matthew Ostrowski: Glove controlling Max/Msp-electronics + Doug Theriault: Guitar controlling Max/Msp-electronics. Expect to hear electronic transformations of acoustic and electronic sound sources and manipulation of those transformations live without an escape route… Matthew Ostrowski (NYC) is a pioneer in live electronic arts, having worked as a composer, performer, and installation artist for over 20 years, …

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Vance Galloway + Charles Stanyan

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Seattle electronic guitarist Vance Galloway presents Triptych, a three-part suite for solo electronic guitar, signal processing and field recordings based on the shifting perceptions of time and place, familiarity and belonging that occur when traveling: A disorienting wash reveals itself to be nothing more than a common sound heard through the filter of a new …

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David Dunn

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Composer and sound artist David Dunn presents works highlighting complexity in natural and human-made systems. These compositions reveal and amplify hidden auditory features of the natural world, sounds outside of normal human perception, interactions between artificial intelligence systems and living creatures, and models of chaotic change endemic to the kinds of forces currently shaping our …

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Two Cellos: Yanover + Rucker

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur. An evening featuring solos (and maybe a duo or two) by two of Seattle’s more unusual cellists — totally different, yet somehow complimentary. Gretchen Yanover uses looping devices to perform tonal compositions and improvisations, including some favorites from her CD Bow and Cello, as well as material from her upcoming EP to …

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Girma Yifrashewa + Amy Rubin

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur & Unseen Worlds. Girma Yifrashewa is Ethiopia’s most famous living pianist and composer. Using traditional tunes as a foundation, Yifrashewa’s compositions combine the ecstasy of Ethiopian harmony with the grandeur of virtuoso piano technique into an effortlessly enjoyable, heady mixture. Born in 1967, Yifrashewa’s life in music began at a tender age …

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Stuart Dempster & Dennis Rea: Double Tanabata Birthdays!

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Seattle composers Stuart Dempster and Dennis Rea celebrate their shared birthday that falls on July 7, which is also Tanabata, a Japanese festival that celebrates the only day of the year when two lovers cross the Milky Way to meet. (Although this concert is on the 6th, it will already be Tanabata in Japan.) Dempster …

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East-West Collective + Harth/Mueller duo

Presented by Nonsequitur, Earshot Jazz, & Polestar. Tonight’s double bill begins with the duo of German saxophonist/multimedia artist Alfred 23 Harth and the Vancouver-based, German 5-string bass player Torsten Mueller, both of whom have illustrious histories of collaboration with a host of international improvisers. The East-West Collective is a trans-national collaboration exploring the intersection of …

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French-American Peace Quartet

Presented by Nonsequitur & Earshot Jazz. The cultural threads connecting France, New Orleans, and New York are explored by this ensemble, featuring a new suite of music by 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award recipient William Parker. The powerful and elastic duo of bassist Parker and drummer Hamid Drake teams up with the venerable New …

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