Concerts

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Leslie Ross

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

NYC-based bassoonist and instrument builder Leslie Ross performs a series of pieces for micro-amplified bassoon and quadraphonic speakers, with/without laptop. Working with fifteen microphones placed directly on the tone holes of the bassoon, the signals are directed to four or more speakers around a room, while the acoustic instrument remains a presence. This set up …

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Spontaneous Conduction: Butch Morris Tribute

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur (photos: Daniel Sheehan/EyeShotJazz) This tribute to the brilliant Butch Morris, who passed away earlier this year, features two of his closest friends and musical colleagues – Wayne Horvitz (Seattle) and JA Deane (New Mexico) – using the conduction techniques developed and pioneered by Morris with the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble. Employing …

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Rinus van Alebeek + Paris Hurley

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Dutch artist Rinus van Alebeek (Berlin) is a writer, lo-fi sound artist, and Director of Staaltape, the cassette offshoot of esteemed label Staaplaat. Paris Hurley (Seattle) is known primarily as a violinist (Degenerate Art Ensemble, Jherek Bischoff, Kultur Shock) and increasingly as a dancer and performance artist. Tonight they each present work for multiple cassette …

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Carver Audain + Rafael Anton Irisarri

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur. New York-based composer Carver Audain creates immersive sound environments using digital signal processing and editing techniques on a variety of environmental and instrumental recordings. His recent works continue to explore harmonic structures comprised of slowly shifting sound fields that merge and transform within their physical surroundings. Tonight he presents three works:   …

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Seattle Improvised Music Festival

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Seattle Improvised Music and Nonsequitur. The longest running improvised music festival in North America celebrates its 28th year, presenting a series of four concerts over three days. This year, festival organizers Gust Burns, Paul Hoskin, and Greg Campbell have made a concerted effort to broaden the Seattle aspect of the festival, bringing together …

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Amy Denio & Friends: Mythunderstandings

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur, supported in part by 4Culture.  This work-in-progress presentation features dialog with the audience after each performance. Seattle’s omni-musical treasure Amy Denio collaborates with the Tiptons Saxophone Quartet & Drums, Coast Salish storyteller and Native American flutist Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner, visual artist Aric Mayer, and director Lisa Halpern. This award-winning creative …

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Amy Denio & Friends: Mythunderstandings

$5 - $15 (Sliding Scale)

Presented by Nonsequitur, supported in part by 4Culture.  This work-in-progress presentation features dialog with the audience after each performance. Seattle’s omni-musical treasure Amy Denio collaborates with the Tiptons Saxophone Quartet & Drums, Coast Salish storyteller and Native American flutist Paul “Che oke ten” Wagner, visual artist Aric Mayer, and director Lisa Halpern. This award-winning creative …

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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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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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