Saturday, June 28, 2008
Nonsequitur presents Wayne Horvitz' Gravitas Quartet. One Dance Alone, the group’s second release on the Songlines label, magnifies the group language that has evolved through exploring Horvitz’ compositions for this unique ensemble consisting of Horvitz on piano; Peggy Lee, cello; Ron Miles, trumpet; and Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Rafael Anton Irisarri's music combines rustling static, haunting piano melodies, beautiful ambient guitar, field recordings, and electronics. His compositions range from electro-acoustic works that incorporate organic, electronic and non-conventional instruments to melancholic pieces that can be both epic and subdued.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Composer/guitarist Andrew Boscardin premiers Nickel and Brass, a series of new works combining elements of jazz, rock, new music and improvisation and featuring a unique ensemble. Along with Boscardin on guitar, the band features Chris Stover on trombone, Ben Thomas on vibes, Clark Gibson on saxophones, Tom Varner on French horn, Jon Hamar on bass, and Brad Gibson on drums.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Death Posture presents a special reunion performance of the complete original ensemble, plus special guest drummer Greg Campbell. Death Posture was formed in New Orleans in 2001 by dancer Vanessa Skantze and guitar ravishers Donald Miller (of Borbetomagus fame) and Rob Cambre. Alex Ruhe joined the following year. Skantze and Ruhe moved to Seattle in 2004 and continue to collaborate with many local and international dancers and musicians.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Local clarinetist Jesse Canterbury leads an all-acoustic ensemble in a mix of chamber music, improvisation, and tune-oriented melodic material informed and inspired by the music of clarinetists Louis Sclavis and Michael Moore. The group includes guitarist Tom Baker, cellist Lori Goldston, and trombonist Chris Stover.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Presented by Washington Composers Forum with Jack Straw Productions. Local ensemble Affinity performs music by Northwest composers: Sarah Bassingthwaighte’s The Corruption of Tellus, Brad Sherman’s Mood Swings, Chamber Concerto by Ryan Hare, and robotala! by Chris Stove, plus works chosen from an international call for scores, including Simon Martin’s Downfall, Marc Jensen’s Imaginary Line, and Garrett Hope’s Flibbertigibbet. The Interval series presents video by filmmakers Dena DeCola and Karin Wandner accompanying music by composer Jay Hamilton.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Nonsequitur presents two fine pianists: Larry Karush (Los Angeles) is a composer/improviser with roots in jazz, 20th century classical, African-based percussion, and the music of North India. Dawn Clement (Seattle) has toured with the Sabella Consort, the Rubin/Clement Piano Dialogues, and Jane Ira Bloom. Her recent CD, Break, is on Origin.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
DoubleSharp & Nonsequitur present the distinguished Russian piano duo of Olga Skorbyashchenskaya and Konstantin Uchitel perform a program dedicated to the centenary of the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music: music of Grieg, Leonid Desyatnikov, Mikhail Milner, Konstantin Uchitel, Brahms, Ravel, Yurii Krasavin, Schubert, Yulii Engel, Goldfaden-Milner, and Mikhail Gnesin.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Subtext Reading Series. Janet Sarbanes is the author of the short story collection Army of One (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions 2008), and is currently completing a novel entitled This Land: The Adventures of the President's Daughter. She teaches narrative writing and theory in the CalArts MFA Writing Program, and cultural studies in the School of Critical Studies. She has recently published in Popular Music and Society, Utopian Studies, Black Clock, Afterall, and the anthologies Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography and the Noulipan Analects. Doug Nufer writes prose and poetry as a rule, some of which he performs alone or with musicians or dancers, some of which has appeared in Bird Dog, Golden Handcuffs Review, and Monkey Puzzle. His novels include Never Again (Black Square), Negativeland (Autonomedia), On the Roast (Chiasmus), and The Mudflat Man/ The River Boys (soultheft). His recent book is a collection of Oulipian poetry, We Were Werewolves (Make Now).