Friday, March 1, 2019

March

"March days return with their covert light,
and huge fish swim through the sky,
vague earthly vapours progress in secret,
things slip to silence one by one."
- Pablo Neruda, March Days Return With Their Covert Light

3/29/19 @ Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle WA 
also Fungal Abyss, The Sheen

3/26/19 @ Gallery 1412, Seattle WA 
Solo
also Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Jeff Carey, Blevin Blectum
*Event page*

3/22/19 @ The Chapel, Seattle WA
An Evening with Mother Tongue
Angelina Baldoz & Katherine Cohen with poet Omar Willey, dancer Ezra Dickinson and trumpeters Ray Larsen & Greg Kelley
*Event page*

3/15/19 @ The Blue Moon, Seattle WA 
also Abramson/Kennon, V. Vecker, Fraktal Phantom
*Event page*

3/9/19 @ Hiawatha Lofts, Seattle WA
Quintet w/ Wally Shoup, Haley Freedlund, Casey Adams, Domenico Chiaverini
*Event page*

3/2/19 @ Vermillion, Seattle WA 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Updates

I haven't updated anything here since September and am not sure if this blog acts a mere log for me or if anyone else actually sees it (a recent comment tells me maybe it's not *just* me). The lack of personal content may affect that, so maybe I'll start adding lists of books, records, etc. as I have in the past. (Currently making my way through Raymond Chandler's novels.) 

Here are some shows that have happened in the interim, I'll start adding some forthcoming events soon:

2019
2/16/19 @ Nalanda West, Seattle WA Trio w/ Lori Goldston/Paolo Chacolla
1/18/19 @ The Chapel, Seattle WA Solo and duo w/ Matt Ingalls (who also played a solo set)

2018
12/8/18 @ Clock Out Lounge, Seattle WA w/ Hound Dog Taylor's Hand, also Kinski, The Fall-Outs
12/4/18 @ Spite House, Seattle WA Solo & a short duo with Wally Shoup
10/8/18 @ Empty Bottle, Chicago IL w/ Ben Baker Billington, Daniel Wyche, Mark Shippy
10/8/18 @ Experimental Sound Studios, Chicago IL Solo and discussion
10/7/18 @ Hungry Brain, Chicago IL Trios w/ Michael Zerang/Jim Baker, Carol Genetti/Jeff Kimmel

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September continued...

"Oh, it's a long, long while from May to December
But the days grow short when you reach September"
- Maxwell Anderson, September Song

9/15/18 @ Avennia Winery, Woodinville WA
with Hound Dog Taylor's Hand
*Event page*

9/13/18 @ Woodland Theater, Seattle WA
with Dave Abramson Alpinist Trio (Abramson, Noel Kennon)
also Bill Horist, Sean Lane
*Event page*

9/8/18 @ Sh'Bang! Festival, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA
with Lori Goldston
*Event page*

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

August touching on September

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” 
- Sylvia Plath

9/1/18 @ Experimental Brunch, Snohomish WA 
Solo

8/30/18 @ The Chapel, Seattle WA 
"End of Summer Sound Vespers" 
Tom Varner, French horn, 
with: Steve Barsotti, Amy Denio, Doug Haire, and Steve Peters, field recording improvisers; Samantha Boshnack, Jim Knodle, Ray Larsen, Thomas Marriott & Greg Kelley, trumpets; 
Greg Campbell, percussion and brass
*Event page*

8/28/18 @ Vermillion, Seattle WA 
with Hound Dog Taylor's Hand
also blouseusaQuartet (album release)

2018 has been a slow year for recordings, but I'm on 7 of 8 tracks on the latest Hound Dog Taylor's Hand EP L.H.O.O.Q. from March and on the closing couple of minutes of the latest Kevin Drumm recording Well There You Go!.

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*