Concerts

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Eyvind Kang: Time Medicine

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

(photo: Daniel Sheehan/ Eyeshotjazz.com) Genre-defying violist/composer Eyvind Kang presents new work with an ensemble of local greats: Stuart Dempster, trombone, percussion; Ahmad Yousefbeigi, Greg Campbell, and Dave Abramson, percussion; Moriah Neils, double bass; Taina Karr, oboe, English horn; Mary Riles, cello; Paul “Che Oke Ten” Wagner, Native flute. In the writing of musical time, every …

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Polarity Taskmasters + Magda Mayas

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Video samples here, here, and here. Flutist/vocalist Emily Hay, pianist Motoko Honda, and percussionist Brad Dutz are all major players in the Los Angeles experimental/improvised music scene. As the trio Polarity Taskmasters they create abstract experimental soundscapes through intense improvised ensemble interaction combined with electronic effects, jazz idioms, extended classical techniques, primal vocals, and stories …

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Rova Saxophone Quartet

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

For over 30 years,  Rova Saxophone Quartet has explored the synthesis of composition and collective improvisation, creating exciting, genre-bending music that challenges and inspires. Founded in 1978 and inspired by a broad spectrum of musical influences – from Ives, Varese, Messiaen, Xenakis, and Feldman to Art Ensemble of Chicago, Coltrane, Braxton, Lacy, Taylor, Sun Ra …

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Cat Lamb & Bryan Eubanks

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Composer/performers Cat Lamb and Bryan Eubanks present solo compositions as part of a North American tour. Lamb will perform Shade/Gradations (2012) for viola and filtered oscillators and Eubanks will perform (test)Spectral Pattern (2012) for soprano saxophone, feedback, and digital synthesis. Catherine Lamb (b. 1982, Olympia, WA) is a composer/ violist exploring sound through intimate ensembles …

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Fred Sturm plays Federico Ibarra

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur. New Mexico-based pianist Fred Sturm has specialized in the music of Latin America for over twenty-five years, most recently focusing on the music of Mexican composers, and Federico Ibarra in particular, performing all of Ibarra’s works over a series of concerts devoted to music of Mexico and Spain. In addition to his …

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Chris Cochrane + Climax Golden Twins

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

One of downtown NYC’s great, unsung guitar heroes, Chris Cochrane has a long-standing record of work in bands such as early Knitting Factory-era prog/post-rock outfits No Safety (with Zeena Parkins) and George Cartwright’s Curlew, the proto-queercore Suck Pretty, and collaborations with everyone from Fred Frith, Mark Ribot, Derek Bailey, and Ikue Mori to T Bone …

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Novi_sad

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Fans of Spanish sound artist Francisco Lopez or Portland’s Daniel Menche will appreciate Novi_sad‘s approach to atmospheric electro-acoustic music that draws on a wide range of sources, from processed field recordings and planetary radio frequencies to analyzed data from world financial markets. His 2009 concert at the Chapel was a revelation of dramatic breadth and …

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Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur. Period costume encouraged! An all-star ensemble of thirty-plus Seattle avant musicians commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy with an epic version of The Sinking of the Titanic (1969), by acclaimed British composer Gavin Bryars. The “score” consists mainly of Bryars’ hand-written notes speculating on the musical and sonic aspects of …

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Magma Festival: 3 x 4

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Hollow Earth Radio and Nonsequitur. Seattle’s favorite online community radio station, throws this annual love fest for the local music community, presenting all kinds of music in venues all over town throughout the month of March. This concert features four sets of eclectic improvised music by trios of similar instruments: Angelina Baldoz, Samantha …

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Electro-Gals

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur. Electro-Gals is an organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring electronic music and digital art by women. For this show, collective members Christi Denton (Portland), Briana Marela (Olympia), and Heather Perkins (Portland) will employ a wide variety of instruments and techniques, including hand-built electronic instruments, cassette-deck-loopers, vocoders, electric guitar, hand-coded music software, and …

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Adam Tendler: Cage’s Sonatas & Interludes

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

John Cage was working at Cornish College in Seattle in 1940, when he was asked by dancer Syvilla Fort to score a new dance called Bacchanale. Cage was mainly involved with percussion music then, but the stage was too small to accommodate his large array of instruments. Inspired by this limitation, he opted to explore …

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2012 Seattle Improvised Music Festival

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

All concerts start at 7 PM.  Presented by Seattle Improvised Music and Nonsequitur. Made possible in part by support from the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Now in its 27th year, the Seattle Improvised Music Festival is the longest running festival of its kind in North America, an annual meeting place for …

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Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night + Party!

FREE!

6:30 PM meet up/prep 7:00 PM procession 8:00 PM 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 …

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The Tiptons Sax Quartet + Drums

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

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 Based in New York and Seattle, the Tiptons (formerly Billy Tipton Memorial Sax Quartet) perform original compositions and arrangements of world music on saxes, …

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Malcolm Goldstein: Alone & Together

Presented by Nonsequitur and Earshot Jazz Festival. Interview here. Known for radically expanding the sonic, tonal, and expressive possibilities of the violin, Malcolm Goldstein has been a key figure of the American avant garde since the 1960s. As a co-founder of the seminal Tone Roads Ensemble with composers Philip Corner and James Tenney, he helped …

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