Friday, August 30, 2013

Robert Millis + Matt Shoemaker

Robert Millis returns from his recent journey as a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in India. Tonight he'll improvise and experiment with the resonances and dissonances of overlapping tanpura drones and field recordings in a quadrophonic, immersive environment. Matt Shoemaker returns from his own recent extended sojourn to Indonesia. He will present work sourced from both natural and electronic means, using environmental recordings, resonating objects, and discordant electronics, exploring feedback, noise, memory, and accidental refinement.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

David Dunn

Presented by Nonsequitur. Composer and sound artist David Dunn presents works highlighting complexity in natural and human-made systems. These compositions reveal and amplify hidden auditory features of the natural world, sounds outside of normal human perception, interactions between artificial intelligence systems and living creatures, and models of chaotic change endemic to the kinds of forces currently shaping our environment. Along with three short pre-recorded works, Dunn will also perform Thresholds & Fragile States, using self-built non-linear chaotic oscillators capable of generating an infinite variety of “auditory behaviors” emergent from their status as autonomous electronic systems.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Robert Blatt: Fluxus + Text Score A Day

Rarely performed works by Fluxus artists George Brecht, Dick Higgins, Takehisa Kosugi, Tomas Schmit and Robert Watts, and a selection of pieces from Text Score A Day, a conceptual Twitter account consisting of a body of work with close connections to the event scores by Fluxus artists from the 1960's. The concert is organized by Robert Blatt co-author of Text Score A Day, who will perform with a small ensemble of local Seattle musicians.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Jacob Peck + Derek M. Johnson

Jacob Peck is a composer and multi-instrumentalist  based in Oakland, CA, whose music interweaves realms of the avant garde with various musical traditions of the world. Derek M. Johnson is a musician and visual artist from Olympia, performing a melange of  looped and destroyed tones, all emanating from his cello and a massive array of effect pedals.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Noisegasm + Distorrent

Noisegasm is Greg Weber and Brad Anderson, a two piece ensemble that explores the loud and distorted side of Electronic music. Distorrent is Brad Anderson and Clonal Machina, a two piece ensemble that explores the experimental, ambient side of electronic music.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Fleenor/Oslance + Amplified Clarinet Trio

Beth Fleenor (clarinets/voice/electronics) and Ryan Oslance (drums/objects) join forces for some volcanic improvisations. Oslance is known from his work with power math rock duo, the Ahleuchatistas, while Fleenor has been heard with Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Previte, King Crimson's Trey Gunn, and her own projects including Crystal Beth and the Workshop Ensemble. The Amplified Clarinet Trio (Beth Fleenor, Amy Denio, Craig Flory) presents all improvised music with electronics, on one of the worlds most dynamic instruments.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fuller/Fischer + Steve Peters

An evening of music by three 12k label-mates. Corey Fuller (Tokyo) and Marcus Fischer (Portland) offer restrained and delicate electro-acoustic music, intricately weaving modular synthesizer, tape loops, pianos, guitar, and analog electronics. Steve Peters (Seattle) debuts the first live version of one of his site-specific Chamber Music installations. Stained Glass reveals lush drones hidden within the "silence"of the empty space.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Two Cellos: Yanover + Rucker

Presented by Nonsequitur. Solos (and a duo) by two of Seattle's more unusual cellists — totally different, yet somehow complimentary. Gretchen Yanover uses looping devices to perform tonal compositions and improvisations, including material from her upcoming EP to be released this summer. Paul Rucker (visual artist, composer, and musician) combines traditional methods with extended techniques to create his own sound on the cello. Rucker continues to evolve through years of experimentation and continuous exploration. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Westerlies play Wayne Horvitz

The Westerlies are a New York-based brass quartet comprised of four friends from Seattle. Avid explorers of cross-genre territory, they have premiered over 30 original works for brass quartet since their inception in 2012. This program features new arrangements of the music of Wayne Horvitz - from his Gravitas Quartet, Sweeter Than The Day, 4+1 Ensemble, Zony Mash and The President repertoire, as well as recent chamber works.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Christian Pincock CD release + Dave Marriot

Trombonist Christian Pincock performs music from his new album release Plentiful Excitement, as well as new works to be released in the future, with Aaron Otheim (piano), Jon Hansen (tuba) and Chris Icasiano (drums). CDs will be available for purchase. Trombonist Dave Marriott opens the evening with an ensemble of trombones and drums performing original compositions by the group.