Friday, March 22, 2013

Tim Root: Kerplunk

8:00 PM; $5 - $15 sliding scale suggested donation at the door (cash/checks only)

Pianist, composer, and experimentalist Tim Root premiers his new Music/ Theatre/Performance work, Kerplunk for amplified instruments, voices, electronics, movement and foot-Foley. Blending Kagel, Kaprow and Kafka, Kerplunk tells the story of an abduction, a girl with a missing leg, an unhinged veterinarian and a fateful bus ride. Featuring Beth Fleenor (amplified clarinet, voice), Eric Barber (sax, electronics, spoken text), Bill Horist (prepared guitar, canine autopsy) and Tim Root (inside/prepared piano, electronics, voice).

A founding member of San Diego’s notorious Sledgehammer Theatre and Director of the industrial performance collective Bob, Tim Root has been creating new music/theatre/performance hybrids for more than 30 years. Kerplunk continues his practice of blending still-life theatrical narrative with improvisation, noise and electronics.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Inverted Space

Presented by UW School of Music. Inverted Space is a new student-led ensemble devoted to performing the music of our time. Tonight we present a program of music by UW student composers:

Anthony Vine, work for saxophone and electronics

Abby Aresty, Efflux for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and percussion

Jeffery Bowen, Stalasso II for flute, violin, cello, and piano

Joshua Archibald-Seiffer, Piano Trio for violin, cello, and piano

Yigit Kolat, rejected for flute, violin, cello, and piano

Kim Rivera, The Flock Becomes Empty for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, soprano, and speaker

Friday, March 15, 2013

Magma Festival

Presented by Hollow Earth Radio. Of Magic (Lori Goldston, cello; Paul Hoskin, low reeds; Dave Abramson & Paul Kikuchi, percussion); A White Hunter (Oak); Bad Luck (Neil Welch, sax; Chris Icasiano, drums); Scorpio Scorpio Scorpio

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Rinus van Alebeek + Paris Hurley

Presented by Nonsequitur. Berlin-based Dutch artist Rinus van Alebeek 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 very different works for multiple cassette recorders.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Quasar Saxophone Quartet

Presented by WA Composers Forum. The Montreal-based Quasar Saxophone Quartet is dedicated to premiering and promoting contemporary music that is multi-dimensionally conceived. Quasar explores different aspects of artistic creation from instrumental music to live electronics, from improvisation to instrumental theatre. The quartet brings new works by Canadian composers and Seattle composer Donald Stewart. PROGRAM: Facing Death by Louis Andriessen; TDU/Q by Giorgio Magnanensi; Du souffle by Philippe Leroux; world premiere by Donald Stewart; Brumes matinales et textures urbaines by André Hamel

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Carver Audain + Rafael Anton Irisarri

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 explore harmonic structures comprised of slowly shifting sound fields that merge and transform within their physical surroundings. Rafael Anton Irisarri is a Seattle-based composer, multi-instrumentalist, curator, producer, and interdisciplinary artist predominantly associated with post-minimalist, drone, and ambient music. He debuts a new piece for electric guitar, synthesizer, and digital looping objects.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Distorrent + Noisegasm

Distorrent is a collaboration between the sonic textures of Clonal Machina and the fuzzed out synth lines of Brad Anderson. Noisegasm is a keyboard based electronic project featuring Greg Weber (synth, sound engineering) and Brad Anderson (synth, electric piano). They create short works that are most often abstract textures of sound.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Victor Noriega/Gust Burns: 2 Trios

2 Trios is a new recording featuring pianists Victor Noriega and Gust Burns leading two separate ensembles with the same backing rhythm section of bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer/percussionist Greg Campbell. The recording was produced with assistance from Jack Straw's Artist Support Program.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Seattle Composers' Salon

The Seattle Composers’ Salonfosters the development, performance and appreciation of new music by regional composers and performers. At bi-monthly, informal presentations, the Salon features finished works, previews, and works in progress. Composers, performers, and audience members gather in a casual setting that allows for experimentation and discussion. Everyone is welcome! Composers for this month: Matthew James Briggs, Doug Palmer, Marcus Oldham, Tom Baker.