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In the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle (SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford)

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    Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia (iET+I) at Cornish College of the Arts, in conjunction with the Pendleton House presents an evening of sound, movement, and video. Performances by the band Newaxeyes (William Hayes, Jordan Rundle, Tyler Coray, Bret Gardin), dancers Babette Pendleton, Mariah Martens, Baylee Reynolds, Ariana Bird, and Alexandra Maricich, video artist Tyler Coray, plus Andre Couture, Benjamin Marx, William Smith, Anthony Cammarota, Griffin Boyd, Robert Campbell, Jarrad Powell and others.

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    Presented by Nonsequitur. Welladay! Welladay! sweeps through 36 James Joyce love poems. Soprano Betsy Baeskins, a piano trio (violinist Tari Nelson-Zagar, cellist Lori Goldston, pianist Tiffany Lin), and special guests perform in this site-specific musical ceremony by composer Byron Au Yong

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  • 10/23/13--20:00: Lori Goldston
  • Lori Goldston is a cellist and composer from Seattle. Restless and semi-feral, her work ranges far and wide, drifting across borders that often separate genre, geography, and time. Tonight she celebrates her 50th birthday with fellow travelers Greg Campbell, Susie Kozawa, and Karen Hancock.

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    Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival. Trombonist Naomi Siegel appears with two very different projects: Sunchasers – her new quartet with Geoff Harper (bass), Thione Diop (percussion), Claudio Rochat-Felix (drum set), Steven Bell (vibraphone) – employs deep grooves, folk-like melodies and collective improvisation in compositions inspired by Siegel’s influences while traveling in Senegal, Gambia and Costa Rica. Syrinx Effect is an experimental platform for Siegel and soprano saxophonist Kate Olson processing their horns with live electronics.

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  • 10/25/13--19:30: Inverted Space
  • Inverted Space, the University of Washington's modern music ensemble, plays music of John Cage, Frederic Rzewski and new works from UW composers Josh Archibald-Seiffer, Jeff Bowen, Luke Fitzpatrick, Luke Morse, and Adrian Swan.

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    Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival and Nonsequitur. Two distinctive Seattle composers present works for large ensembles: Trumpeter Samantha Boshnack's alt-chamber orchestra B’shnorkestra
’s bold
 and undulating blend of horn lines,
 strings and percussion is conducted by
 Joshua Kohl, co-founder of the Degen
erate Art Ensemble. Clarinetist Beth Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble (WE) presents exploratory scores grounded in Fleenor’s 20 Etudes for Blindfolded Musicians; WE also performs conduction, sonic meditation and Fleenor’s cross-stitched graphic scores.

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  • 11/01/13--20:00: 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: Phillip Arnautoff, Hope Wechkin, Kevin Williams, Kam Morrill.

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    Presented by Nonsequitur& Earshot Jazz Festival with support from Chamber Music America. Seattle-based percussionist, composer, educator and instrument inventor Paul Kikuchi presents the premiere of his song cycle for chamber jazz ensemble, inspired by the memoir and 78 RPM record collection of his great grandfather, Zenkichi Kikuchi, a 1901 Japanese immigrant to the Yakima Valley. With Stuart Dempster (trombone, conch shells), Bill Horist (prepared guitar), Tari Nelson-Zagar (violin), Eyvind Kang (viola), Maria Scherer Wilson (cello).

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  • 11/07/13--20:00: The Many Duo
  • The Many Duo is a showcase for two Seattle-based improvisational musicians: percussionist Kevin Haag and guitarist Matt Williams. Jenn Carreto contributes violin and/or keyboards, depending upon the collective trajectories. They create both free and structured sound textures derived from many musical “genres,” including jazz & blues, no wave, punk, ambient and heavy music. The Many Duo’s approach to soundcraft often employs hand-drawn shapes, pictures, random dictionary entries, graphic scores, dialogue, politics/social issues and loosely organized integers. The "shifting shades of green and grey" winter climate of Cascadia informs their dynamic yet understated musical aesthetic--pairing timekeeping with timelessness, hyperactivity with minimalism, and skepticism with hope.

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    Presented by shibui_otoimmersound is a concert event/philosophy initiated by France Jobin (i8u) which proposes to create a dedicated listening environment by focusing on the physical comfort of the audience through a specifically designed space and pushing the notion of "immersion" to its possible limits. immersound_SEA will showcase Canadian artists Christopher Bissonnette and Tim Hecker for an evening of performances in an immersive 6.1 channel installation.

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  • 11/14/13--20:00: Bad Luck + WA
  • Bad Luck (Neil Welch, saxophones/electronics & Chris Icasiano, drums) perform tonight as a send off for their week long tour down the West Coast. Tonight's music will explore hyper-repetitive melodic cycles, performer-specific notation, and their ever-present use of live electronics. WA (Simon Henneman, guitar & Gregg Keplinger, drums), is becoming a don't-miss band on the Seattle creative music scene. They perform fully improvised music, with deep roots in the blues and the avant garde.

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    This evening with Concert Imaginaire will include something for everyone: electro-acoustic chamber music, the vocal talents of Kathryn Weld, a 3-way tango featuring the Orango-Tango dancers, and an appearance by hula hoop professional Korena, from Enso Hoops.

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    6:00 PM; $5 - $15 sliding scale suggested donation at the door (cash/check only). Presented by The Box Is Empty and NonsequiturPLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME November will be presented in its entirety with no breaks or intermission. Due to the length of this performance, the audience is welcome to quietly come and go as desired.

    R. Andrew Lee performs the Northwest premiere of Dennis Johnson’s proto-minimalist masterwork November. The piece is spare and meditative, and an astonishing four hours Long. It also holds the unique and auspicious place in American music history of having inspired La Monte Young’s The Well-Tuned Piano. November went unheard for decades until Kyle Gann reconstructed it with the help of the composer.

    Pianist R. Andrew Lee is one of the foremost interpreters of minimal music. He has been described as having “superhuman patience and stamina” and his CD of William Duckworth’s The Time Curve Preludes was chosen as a 2012 Critics’ Choice by Gramophone Magazine. In his tenure with the Irritable Hedgehog label, he has recorded six albums, including the first perfectly-timed recording of Tom Johnson’s An Hour for Piano and the premiere recording of Dennis Johnson’s 5-hour minimalist epic, November, a recording that is “nothing short of a miracle” (Jay Batzner, Sequenza21).

    Lee has dedicated himself to the performance and recording of new music. He has premiered or released the premiere recording of compositions by many composers whose work lie on the boundaries of minimal music. These include Ann Southam, Paul Epstein, Jürg Frey, Eva-Maria Houben, William Susman, Dennis Johnson, Scott Unrein, and Ryan Oldham. Upcoming projects include a recording of previously unreleased piano music by William Duckworth, and the premiere of a work by Scott Unrein that is meant to last from sunset until sunrise.

    Lee currently teaches at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and was most recently Artist-in- Residence at Avila University. He also serves as faculty for the nief-norf summer music festival. His writing has been published by Divergence Press. Lee also serves as a contributing editor for I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

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    8:00 PM; $20 general, $10 students/seniors, available online in advance or at the door. Presented by SMO.

    Seattle Modern Orchestra opens its season with an exploration of musical pluralism. This concert features music that allows the performers to change the form at each reading, which means that no two performances are ever the same. Works by Earle Brown (Event: Synergy II), Sylvano Bussotti (Couer Pour Batteur), a rare performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Zyklus by percussionist Bonnie Whiting Smith, and a world premiere by Seattle composer Tom Baker (Shendos No. 12) commissioned by SMO.

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

    Roro is a drummer who experiments with free percussion sounds. Besides playing in improv group Dagora he plays with different musicians and solo. Roro tries to find the energy of space and participants while remaining open to the environment and acoustics. Lately, Roro has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems like: Anne LaBerge, Peter Quistgard, Jaap Blonk, James Harrar, Yedo Gibson, Marshall Allen, Dagora, Ti Femme, Dylan Carlson, Eugene Chadbourne, Geoff Leigh, Peter Zincken, Frankie Vis, Ludo Mich, City Hands, Raoul van der Weide, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Eric Thielemans, Mik Quantius, John Moloney, Cathy Heyden, Daevid Allen, Alfredo Genovesi, Arvind Ganga, and many more...

    Ti Femme is the solo project of artist Helena Sanders. Rituals in voice, harmonica, tape, found sounds, accordion, keyboards, and fx. Storytelling from the in-between places through chant and repetition. Ti Femme has toured and collaborated with Amsterdam noise/jazz improvisers Dagora and Berlin-based musician Wouter Jaspers, and has toured throughout Europe.

    These two exotic visitors will be joined by Seattle friends Lori Goldston and others.

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    7:00 PM; $5 - $15 sliding scale suggested donation at the door (cash/check only)

    An evening of exploratory synthesis emphasizing gradual transformations in texture, complexity in phasing patterns, and spectrally-rich timbres.

    Sarah Davachi (Vancouver, BC) is a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music. Influenced by the lush, electronic tapestries of experimentalist-era synthesist pioneers, her music often exudes the sorts of wandering transformations inherent in real-time performance with analog equipment.

    Kaori Suzuki (Seattle) is an instrument designer and composer of electronic music. Her work consists of dense and meandering tonal palettes, providing habitable sonic environments for the listener. With her company Magic Echo Music, Suzuki produces custom synthesizer interfaces, including semi-modular units and optical theremins.

    Total Life is the solo moniker of Kevin Doria (Olympia), an experimental musician and member of the seminal drone group Growing. He recently finished touring with Montreal-based collective Godspeed! You Black Emperor. His work as Total Life is minimal and visceral, enveloping the listener in crystalline layers of opaque textures.

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

    Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble, with support from 4culture, presents the first annual SJCE New Works concert this December. Premiering eight new works for 10-piece ensemble, the performance will feature commissions by Wayne Horvitz, Samantha Boshnack, Beth Fleenor, David Marriot, Michael Owcharuk, Andy Clausen, Thomas Marriott, and Nate Omdal.  A hotbed of creative scenes and aesthetics, Seattle has one of the most vibrant jazz and improvised music communities in the world. With activities happening concurrently in circles around the city, there are few events that bring together and celebrate the entire range of these scenes and respective composers working actively in large ensemble material. With New Works 2013 SJCE will present a dynamic array of scores by Seattle jazz composers.

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    7:00 PM; $5 - $15 sliding scale suggested donation at the door (cash/checks only)

    The Cornish Live Electronics Ensemble (CLEE) will perform works for laptop ensembles, interactive live-electronics with acoustic instruments, and interactive music/video pieces. 

    The Cornish Live Electronics Ensemble (CLEE) is a new performing ensemble that has grown out of a Live-Electronics class offered at Cornish College of the Arts. Directed by Tom Baker, the ensemble features ten Cornish student-composers who have been building electronic instruments on which to improvise and create unique and experimental works. There will be solos and duos on this concert, many of which will include video. The student composers are Cameron Armstrong, Griffing Boyd, Cole Bratcher, Anthony Cammarota, David Dossett, Mithcell Gustin, Sierra Klingele, Julio Lopez, Shohei Ogami and Lucas Werdal.

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  • 12/12/13--20:00: Triptet
  • 8:00 PM; $5 - $15 sliding scale suggested donation at the door

    Triptet is a meeting of minds and spontaneous electrical impulses between Michael Monhart (saxophones and electronics), Tom Baker (fretless guitar, theremin and electronics), and Greg Campbell (percussion, french horn and electronics). This is their last show of 2013 and Tom's first gig back after wrist surgery, and we are all very excited to share some new ideas, sounds and pieces with you. We will have new CD (our latest on Engine Records) Figure in the Carpet(review here), and we will be pulling out our holiday songbook just for the occasion!

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  • 12/13/13--20:00: Yesod
  • 8:00 PM (doors 7:30); $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

    Yesod dissects, digests and reshapes their individual influences and experiences into a uniquely familiar musical sum. Best described as a blend of world, blues, jazz and ambient music styles, Yesod creates rich, living soundscapes.

    Assembled in 2010 by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Bill Wolford (banjo, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, trumpet, harmonica, objects) and Kurdish percussionist, Ahmad Yousefbeigi (daf, tonbak, dohol, conga, udu, darbuka, djembe, objects), Yesod were intent on creating improvisational music that conveyed their thoughts, emotions and heritage through a sincere and honest musical vocabulary.  Later that year, songwriter/bassist, Jerry Schroeder (bass, effects, percussion, objects) joined the group, completing Yesod’s core lineup.

    In March of 2011, Yesod released the first installment of their Improvisations series; an ongoing collection of live performances, recorded at Wolford’s own Vividsound Studios. They have performed live sets to enthusiastic audiences at the Alki Arts Festival and at Lucid Jazz Lounge in Seattle and look forward to meeting and sharing their music with music lovers all around the world.

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