Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Presented by The Frank Agency and Advocates for Abundance through Action in the Arts. An evening of performance and discussion surrounding Beth Fleenor’s expanding compositional series: Movement Exercises for Blindfolded Ensemble. A 9-piece ensemble featuring Fleenor (clarinet) with Michele Khazak (voice), Craig Flory (reeds), Chris Credit (reeds), Samantha Boshnack (trumpet), Andy Coe (guitar), Michael Owcharuk (piano), Paul “PK” Kemmish (bass), and John Ewing (drums), will present Movement Exercises No. 1 - 4.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Guitarist Rik Wright's group Fundamental Forces is a revolving consortium of players whose explorations center around a set number of loosely defined charts and guidelines. Stylistically, all preconceptions are out the door. Iron Kim Style is an explosive Seattle-based jazz-rock improvisational quintet who gleefully blend structure and abstraction, lyrical melodies and scalding noise, wicked funk and weightless balladry, jazz phrasing and bracing experimentalism.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Chad McCullough presents his new project, performing on effected trumpet in a trio with pianist Wayne Horvitz and guitarist Ron Samworth. Saxophonist Brent Jensen and guitarist Krispen Hartung have collaborated together for years, and this concert will bring pianist Bill Anschell into the group, expanding the dynamic interplay between the musicians.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Seattle's favorite internet radio station, Hollow Earth Radio, presents it's annual Magma Festival. Shows are all over town all month long, so check their schedule. Tonight: Shana Cleveland & the Sandcastles; Jason Dodson (Maldives); Michael Hurley
Friday, March 18, 2011
Seattle's favorite internet radio station, Hollow Earth Radio, presents it's annual Magma Festival. Shows are all over town all month long, so check their schedule. Tonight: Sue Ann Harkey (guitar, vocals) & Lori Goldston (cello); Ô Paon; Mecca Normal.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Christopher DeLaurenti presents an evening of solo electronics, unusual field recordings from around the world, and the debut of Thrill, which features the recorded voices of jazz singers Dawn Clement, Josephine Howell, Kelley Johnson, and Greta Matassa layered in duos, trios, and quartets singing the classic torch song "You're My Thrill." Thrill is made possible with support from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Presented by Seattle Chamber Players, in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York. SCP and the extraordinary Polish vocalist Agata Zubel perform Luciano Berio's Sequenza, the US premiere of the flute/voice version of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's Changing Light, and Estonian composer Helena Tulve's Island for clarinet and violin, as well as Agata Zubel's own Parlando and her dynamic and ethereal vocal tour-de-force, Cascando.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Brad Sherman presents a concert of world premieres for solo piano, solo cello and solo clarinet composed specifically for this event and for these specific performers: Julie Ives on piano, Mary Riles on cello and the composer on clarinet. Tom Bell (piano) and Sue Buttram (mezzo-soprano) join up for the performance of “In Death’s Place”, an earlier piece composed for mezzo-soprano and piano: a haunting setting of an e. e. cummings poem.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Singer/keyboardist Joy Von Spain is joined by Jean-Paul Garnier (voice, guitar/bass), Count Constantin (violin), Dean Moore (percussion), and Butoh dancers Vanessa Skantze & Briana Jones for a program of original material and unusual arrangements of contemporary and ancient songs.