Thursday, September 25, 2008
After a four-year hiatus, Chris Stover's Acquired Involuntary Narcissism is back! This twelve-piece ensemble performs Chris's original compositions (and his unique arrangements of music by Johannes Brahms, Elvis Costello, Bob Marley, and Alanis Morisette) and features some of Seattle's finest improvising musicians.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The Ziggurat Quartet (Bill Anschell, piano; Eric Barber, saxophones; Doug Miller, bass; Byron Vannoy, drums) features four of Seattle’s most innovative jazz improvisers performing all original compositions. A passion for rhythmic experimentation drives the ensemble’s complex original compositions; many of the pieces are deeply influenced by the rhythms of East Indian music, as well as jazz and contemporary chamber music.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Bonnie Whiting Smith presents Linespeek: an intersection of percussion and the spoken word. Music by John Cage, Frederic Rzewski, Jerome Kitzke, and Vinko Globokar meets text by Homer, Brecht, Whitman, Ginsberg and others. The program also features two premiers: a new work by Seattle-based composer Brandon Pettit and Bonnie's newest offering for turntable, voice, and percussion.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Death Posture (danse perdue) presents a new work, I MISS YOU, created by Death Posture (Vanessa Skantze and Alex Ruhe), based on the work of their teacher, Jinen butoh master Atsushi Takenouchi, with a solo butoh dance performance by Yuko Ota.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Nonsequitur presents Seattle composer/pianist/vocalist Robin Holcomb performing duets and trios with cellist Peggy Lee, trombonist/keyboardist Steve Moore, and vocalists Arni Adler and Nova Devonie. Also featured will be the premiere performance of two new works for solo piano.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
The Tom Baker Quartet joins forces with four exquisite movers for an evening of structured dance/music improvisations. This is a reprise of the very successful debut of this octet last January. Featuring musicians Brian Cobb, Jesse Canterbury, Greg Campbell, Tom Baker; and dancers Alia Swersky, Beth Graczyk, Ezra Dickinson, Sean Ryan.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Music by three Seattle composers affiliated with Banned Rehearsal, an ongoing argument in creative musical expression that recently celebrated its 24th anniversary. Wake, by Aaron Keyt; Improvising a Framework for Composition so as to Compose My Thoughts About Improvisation, by Keith Eisenbrey;Three Rungs of Gradus for Fux, Tesla and Milo the Wrestler, by Neal Meyer. Plus Butoh-inspired dance by Sheri Brown and Lin Lucas, performed throughout.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
This Subtext group reading celebrates 14 years of bringing nationally and regionally renown innovative writers to the stage, and the one-year anniversary of the reading series at our new home at the Chapel Performance Space. Readers include Curtis Bonney, Adriana Grant, Kreg Hasegawa, Jeanne Heuving, Drew Kunz, Stacey Levine, Ezra Mark, Robert Mittenthal, Mickey O’Connor, John Olson, Roberta Olson, Willie Smith, Craig Van Riper & Nico Vassilakis.