Friday, May 27, 2011
Composer/pianist Michael Owcharuk presents a special evening of new chamber works bringing together through-composed and improvised music. The program includes his 3 Meditations for solo clarinet, 4 Preludes for violin and piano, Maneuvers #1 for String Trio and 2 Improvisers, performed by Beth Fleenor (clarinet), Mai Li Pittard (violin), Erica Johansen (violin), Nicola Reilly (violin), Jennifer Ellison (violoncello), Michael Owcharuk (piano).
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Having presented various fragments over the past few years, Seattle composer S. Eric Scribner unveils the complete 9-hour open-form epic StormSound Cycle. The entire Cycle is twenty-one separate movements, each for instruments with prerecorded electronics derived from nature recordings by J. R. Storm. With performers Mike Sentkewitz (bass), S. Eric Scribner (piano/found objects), Ivan Arteaga (clarinet), Neal Kosaly-Meyer (electric guitar), Matt Kocmieroski and Dale Speicher (percussion), Bruce Greeley (bass clarinet), Jay Hamilton (mey/homemade instruments), Keith Eisenbrey (found objects), Clifford Dunn (flute), David Paul Mesler (piano), and Ryan Burt (drums).
Friday, May 20, 2011
Presented by Monktail Creative Music Concern. This edition of the Monktail Composers Series presents graphic scores by John Seman, Stephen Fandrich, Stephen Parris, Mark Ostrowski, Beth Fleenor, Denney Goodhew, and Ari Joshua performed by them and other members of the Monktail collective.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Reed player Paul Hoskin and Bryan Eubanks perform a piece for reed-driven tubes tuned to, and accompanied by, recordings of these instruments made in the Cistern at Ft. Worden State Park, part of a series of pieces using material generated by and recorded in the Cistern. Eubanks and Doug Theriault perform duo improvisations on electronics and self-designed instruments.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Gift Tapes presents a special night of outsider electronic music, featuring Portland-based Matt Carlson (Golden Retriever, formerly of Parenthetical Girls) performing modular synthesizer music, and Seattle-based RM Francis performing new electronic works and real-time compositions for computer.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The Seattle Occultural Music Festival celebrates new & experimental music in the Pacific Northwest of psychic, ecological, or otherwise deeply resonant importance. Our diverse programs incorporate performers and composers spanning the region's breadth of genres and musical generations. Tonight: Anacortes rockers Mt. Eerie, Milton goth-folk druids Novemthree, and the droney mash of Paintings for Animals + noisepoetnobody.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Presented by Elevator Bath. Matt Shoemaker manipulates sound sourced from both natural and electronic means in an affected and often grotesque manner, so as to convey compositions that uniquely imagine a space encrypted to the point of vanishing definition. Adam Pacione is a Ft. Worth-based sound artist who’s work primarily falls within the ambient/drone genre. Colin Andrew Sheffield focuses on the strict re-contextualization of commercially available recordings, distilling the essential qualities of these works for use in new compositions.
Friday, May 6, 2011
The Seattle Composers' Salon is an informal presentation of new music by regional composers. The salon meets the first Friday of every other month, and features finished works, previews, and works-in-progress. It brings together composers, performers and audience members in a casual concert setting that allows for discussion and experimentation. Tonight: recent music by Yvonne Hoar, Doug Palmer, Steve Scribner, Ben Houge, and Jeffrey Izzo.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Presented by UW Dept. of Music and Table & Chairs Music. A thriving student group from the UW brings together local talent and internationally acclaimed artists for IMPfest III: a yearly celebration of new, improvisation-focused music pairing local up-and-coming avant-music visionaries with some of the world's top performers. Tonight's concert features Juan Pampin & Matt Ingalls, Psychoangelo, and Troon.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Presented by UW Dept. of Music and Table & Chairs Music. The Improvised Music Project is an annual festival presenting adventurous young players in Seattle's new jazz and improvisation scene, alongside more established elders at variety of venues around town. Tonight's concert features Bad Luck, Smallface, and Humans Get Hungry