Sunday, July 1, 2018

July

"Unkempt, untidy, absent-minded,
Soaked through with smell of dill and rye,
With linden-blossom, grass and beet-leaves,
The meadow-scented month July."
- Boris Pasternak, July

7/31/18 @ Timbre Room, Seattle WA
Duo with William Hutson (reel-to-reel, mixer, microphones, etc.)
also White Boy Scream, Hair and Space Museum, Blessed Blood
*Event page*

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I'll be playing two shows with Rob Millis this month, one with violist Noel Kennon where I'll be augmenting my trumpet with a Realistic Concertmate MG-1 (& Noel his viola with some modular electronics) and one with Rob on the Baldwin Fun Machine and myself on slide whistle (with some help from an Electro Harmonix Frequency Analyzer and Boss Space Echo.) I'll also be helping present a great show at Teatro de la Psychomachia featuring electronics, video & "mythological archetypes" from The Powers and Blevin Blectum. 

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7/15/18 @ Gallery 1412, Seattle WA 
Trio w/ Rob Millis (guitar, electronics) / Noel Kennon (viola, electronics) [I will be playing synthesizer and trumpet]


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7/7/18 @ Teatro de la Psychomachia, Seattle WA

BLEVIN BLECTUM

Blevin Blectum is an electronic music / multimedia composer, performer, and sound designer residing with avian animals in Seattle WA. Incorporating elements of text, video, acoustic and electronic instruments, her multimedia work is centered around a scored musical core, and inspired by the imagined realms of radio plays and speculated science fictions. Working solo and in collaboration she has released dozens of critically acclaimed recordings since 1998. As the duo Blectum from Blechdom, with long-time collaborator Kristin Grace Erickson, she received the Digital Music Award of Distinction at the Prix Ars Electronica 2001 in Linz, Austria. She is a recent co-founder of the Traveling Bubble Ensemble, with co-composer and violist Michael Kelley, violinist Elise Kuder, and performer/builder Marjorie Gere. Blevin's work has been featured and reviewed in publications including Wire magazine (UK), Neural, Pitchfork, Time Out (New York and London), Signal to Noise, Art Forum, Blow Up (Italy), Vogue (Italy), and Rolling Stone.

THE POWERS

The Powers is a collaborative project drawing inspiration from mythological archetypes, particularly trinities of sisters such as the Graeae, the Gorgons and the Fates, the Powers create a feminist pantheon of their own. The angry ghosts of our maternal lineages are conjured in a live, participatory ritual, where power is redistributed and the classical "hero's journey" is redefined.



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7/5/18 @ Vermillion, Seattle WA 
Duo w/ Rob Millis (Baldwin Fun Machine) [I will be playing slide whistle & electronics]
also Seth Alexander

Seth Alexander – 8pm
Inside, outside, sideways.
Seth Alexander saxophone/composer
Abbey Blackwell bass
Greg Campbell drums
Max Walker guitar
Christian Pincock trombone

Rob Millis/ Greg Kelley – 9:30pm
"Rob Millis (Climax Golden Twins, Idol Ko Si, Sublime Frequencies, etc.) & Greg Kelley (nmperign, Heathen Shame, etc.), present a unique set of music for Fun Machine & slide whistle, respectively. The Fun Machine is a synthesizer/combo organ with a built in drum machine that was manufactured by Baldwin in the early 1970s. Its credits are mysterious, but it has at least turned up on solo albums by Aimee Mann and a member of Neurosis. Less mysterious, but somewhat maligned as a novelty instrument, the slide whistle has nonetheless appeared in compositions by Ravel, Hindemith, Cage, Berio, Ligeti and Penderecki, among others, and it's use by a trumpeter finds precedent in King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band's recording of "Sobbin' Blues," played by none other than Louis Armstrong."

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April, May, June

6/1/18 @ The Chapel, Seattle WA
Kestrel (duo with Bill Horist) with Vanessa Skantze
also Kole Galbraith and Matt Pollock, Blessed Blood, LA Lungs
*Event page*

5/20/18 @ The Green Room, Tacoma WA
Solo
also Tom Djll, Fang Chia
*Event page*

5/19/18 @ Gallery 1412, Seattle WA
Duo with Tom Djll
also AF Jones, LIMITS
*Event page*

5/12/18 @ Base Experimental Arts, Seattle WA performing a score to Charles Bryant's 1923 film Salome w/ Lori Goldston, Dave Abramson & Corey Brewer
*Event page*

5/11/18 @ Base Experimental Arts, Seattle WA performing a score to Robert J. Flaherty's 1934 Man of Aran w/ Lori Goldston, Dave Abramson & Dylan Carlson
*Event page*

Here's an excellent article about these film events Lori has put together which is also a great overview of her work, in general.

5/3/18 @ Good Shepherd Chapel, Seattle WA
Duo with Noel Kennon (viola)
also Blake DeGraw: Dissociative Containment: Chamber & Vocal Music – works for twelve violins, six violins, twelve vocalists, and solo voice with fixed media.
*Event page*

4/28/18 @ Gallery 1412, Seattle WA
Solo
also AF Jones/Derek Rogers, RN White
*Event page*

4/12/18 @ Parliament Lounge, West Seattle WA
with Hound Dog Taylor's Hand
also Ask the Ages
*Event page*

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March

Trio: Lori Goldston (amplified cello), Greg Kelley (amplified trumpet), Dave Abramson (drums, percussion)

3/24/18 @ The Alternative Library, Bellingham WA
also Judith Hamann/Alan F Jones, Julia Reidy, Melanie Sehman
*Event page*

3/22/18 @ The Woodland Theater, Seattle WA
also Neil Welch, SymSynComCon, Noel Kennon
*Event page*

3/10/18 @ The Toast Collective, Vancouver BC CANADA
also Magneticring, Survivalism
*Event page*

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

February

"The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February." - Joseph Wood Krutch, The Twelve Seasons, 1949, p. 169.

2/25/18 @ Studio Current Sessions #9, Seattle WA
Solo
*Event page*

2/19/18 @ Timbre Room, Seattle WA
Solo
also Jessica MossBenoît Pioulard
*Event page*

2/17/18 @ Seattle Improvised Music Festival, The Chapel, Seattle WA
3pm-5pm Improvised music/dance performance curated by Corrie Befort.
Dancers: Corrie Befort, Allison Burke, Noelle Chun, Nahshon Marden, Karen Nelson, Amelia Reeber, Brandin Steffensen, Alia Swersky, Hendri Walujo, Syniva Whitney; Musicians: Tom Baker, Ruby Dunphy, James Falzone, Haley Freedlund, Greg Kelley, Ha-Yang Kim, Dave Knott, Cristin Miller, Steve Peters
*Event page*

2/13/18 @ Dub Narcotic Studio, Olympia WA
w/ Jack Wright/Evan Lipson/Mark Kaylor
also Grrrlsxxx, Arrington de Dionyso/Ben Kapp
*Event page*

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

More November, December

12/29/17 @ The Blue Moon, Seattle WA

12/21/17 @ Good Shepherd Chapel, Seattle WA
w/ Sue Ann Harkey/Lori Goldston presenting Sue Ann Harkey's What Happens If I Do Nothing – Field Recordings to improvise to
also Blessed Blood, Jason McGill
*Event page*

12/8/17 @ Big Joy Festival, Remington Gallery, Vancouver BC (CANADA)
Solo
also Nhattik, Burrow Owl, Psychedelic Attack, Fracture, rrkkttss, no membership, DJ Elisa Ferrari
*Event page*

12/1/17 @ El Corazon, Seattle WA
w/ Hound Dog Taylor's Hand + guests (Gregg Keplinger on drums instead of Mark Ostrowski)
Last minute fill-in for Pere Ubu cancellation.
also Diminished Men, Shake the Baby Til the Love Comes Out, Michael Flannagan
*Event page*

11/18/17 @ The Blue Moon, Seattle WA
w/ Hound Dog Taylor's Hand (I will be sitting in, making the trio's "highbrow brutalism and cranky chaos" a slightly crankier quartet.)
also Diminished Men, Ghidra (reunion!)

11/17/17 @ Chum Bucket, Seattle, WA
also Syko Friend, nación de humo, Nicholas Merz

11/9/17 @ Good Shepherd Chapel, Seattle WA
I sat in for the end of the 2nd set of Lori Goldston & Judith Hamann's Earshot Jazz Festival event.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

3 Autumn Actions

8pm, 11/3/17 @ Woodland Theater, Seattle WA
DUOSS w/ Judith Hamann, Alan Jones
also Chris Icasiano
*Event page*












8pm, 10/27/17 @ Gallery 1412, Seattle WA
w/ Haley Freedlund, Jason McGill
also Heather Bentley/Leanna Keith, Noel Kennon/Seth Laster
*Event Page*



















4pm, 10/21/17 @ Jack Straw Fall Artist Showcase, Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle WA
Performed on Uighur Suite from Dennis Rea's Giant Steppes with Dennis Rea, Greg Campbell, Dick Valentine, James DeJoie
*Event page*

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August Activity

8/17/17 @ Gallery 1412, Seattle WA 
Also... Matt Weston (Albany NY), Liquid Letters (China Faith Star from Olympia WA)


6:30pm 8/19/17 @ The Dungeon (1409 South Hanford St), Seattle WA 
Duo with Unknown Rockstar (Sam Stephens from New Zealand)