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

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."

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