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Small group free improvisations among friendly neighbors of Seattle:

Oct. 27th 8pm.

 

sliding scale $5-15

Haley Freedlund (trombone) / Greg Kelley (trumpet) / Jason McGill (alto saxophone)

Heather Bentley (viola) / Leanna Keith – Flutist (flute)

Noel Kennon (viola) /  Seth Laster (clarinets) /

 

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Peter Nelson-King – piano

Nov. 3rd
8pm
Suggested donation based $5-15
“Peter Nelson-King, multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer, presents a unique concert of daring modern American works for the piano.  Far from a typical piano recital, the works presented each push the boundaries of the instrument and explore the mysteries and far horizons of emotional expression.  Each work was chosen because it places inner exploration over shallow display, though many of the pieces are anything but anodyne.  A featured work is Granites by Dane Rudhyar, a French emigre who treated the piano like a “symphony of gongs”, and whose works were more religious ritual than concert-piece, dynamic communions with the cosmos.  Another major work is the Three Love Songs by Nicholas Thorne, once a promising composer in his day but who suddenly and mysteriously cut ties with the music world and stopped composing altogether.  His works all express a deep sense of loss and longing that betray a troubled personality, and they are among the most hauntingly beautiful works of the latter half of the 20th century.  Also featured are selections from The Mothstone Path, a projected large set by Mr. Nelson-King himself depicting a surreal journey through the pathways of the night.
Peter Nelson-King is a native of the Northwest and is active as a trumpet player, pianist, singer and writer.  Since May of 2016 he has run the chamber group Cursive, dedicated to performing brilliant works that have unjustly fallen into obscurity.  He has spent the past decade searching for hidden gems of modern classical music and is dedicated to reviving them through performance and research.  As a trumpet player he is a regular member of Brass Band Northwest, the Ensign Symphony and the Lake Washington Symphony, was formerly a regular member of the New England Brass Band and the Jazz Night School Big Band, and has performed as a guest with groups such as the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, Washington Wind Symphony, Puget Brass and the New England Philharmonic.  He has helped premiere dozens of works, including pieces by Gunther Schuller, Joshua Fineberg, Carson Cooman, and others, and will be premiering works by Kurt Leland and Samantha Boshnack in 2018 with Cursive.”

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Fletcher Tucker w/ Amulets, Thelma (aka Benoît Pioulard) & Vradiazei

New music at the Gallery coming up on October 13th

w/ Amulets, Thelma (aka Benoît Pioulard) & Vradiazei

8pm

 

suggested donation of 5 – 15

 

 

Fletcher Tucker will preform a single, continuous, highly ritualistic, long-form composition. The piece is ambient, shadowy, and almost entirely acoustic with an emphasis on the animistic character of the instruments themselves… a 110-year-old Finnish pump organ, Appalachian dulcimer, a rattle made of leaves… to name just a few. Songs emerge from the minimalistic sound-field and are subsumed back into the field without interruption. Ancient tones and primordial perspectives are evoked. The raw, mystical energies of Tucker’s wild home-place (Big Sur, California) are summoned and embodied.

Fletcher Tucker is touring to support his new record, “Cold Spring”, his 6th LP, four years in the making. Tucker is also the label-head and founder of Gnome Life Records, home to releases by Daniel Higgs, Robbie Basho, Little Wings and many more.

“In ‘Cold Spring’, Tucker sinks into the redwoods and roots out something ancient and always. [‘Cold Spring’] shares an environmental consciousness heard in records by Mount Eerie and Agalloch, where the woods and mountains of the West Coast not only become an instrument, but a way of being with dirt and trees and birds. A truly incredible record.” – NPR 

“…unreservedly dark at times. Like nature itself, the record can feel spooky, inspiring an awe that comes close to dread… over and over again, the completed record bears [Fletcher Tucker] out, sounding thoroughly haunted, an arboraceous, psychedelic journey that reveals more with each listen.” – Aquarium Drunkard

“Tucker evokes Big Sur’s natural grandeur with echo-shrouded vocals, shimmering synthesizers, wildlife field recordings, booming drums… [yet] one suspects that he spent as much time paring back as he spent building up. Each note and line occupies its own space in a big, uncluttered sound field, and each song moves at a pace that reinforces the solemnity of the proceedings.” – The Wire Magazine

 

personal website

http://www.fletchertucker.com/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/fletchertuckermusic/

label website

http://www.gnomeliferecords.com/

label Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/gnomeliferecords/

stream for “Cold Spring”

https://gnomelife.bandcamp.com/album/cold-spring

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An evening with: Paul Metzger / John Saint Pelvyn / Arrington de Dionyso / & Noel Meek

 

 

GALLERY 1412

Saturday October 7th

8 at night

suggested $5 – $15 donation

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Paul Metzger
John Saint Pelvyn
Arrington de Dionyso & Noel Meek

• Paul Metzger
A virtuoso on a 23 string banjo he built himself, Metzger’s Idiosyncratic & deeply original long form improvisations at times bring to mind American primitive guitar, the sarod of Hindustani music, or the Chinese Erhu. But refracted through his singular musical mind he creates a sonic universe all his own. Metzger’s “home made” aesthetic puts him alongside DIY mavericks like Eugene Chadbourne and his electric rake, and Charlie Nothing and his dingulators, but Metzger also posses a penchant to extract every possible sound out of an instrument that is reminiscent of the exhaustive instrumental explorations of Derek Baily. His many releases over the years have garnered high praise and helped establish him as a central voice in the world of Avant Garde & Experimental Folk. Metzger creates a unique music evocative of some magical forgotten age, but simultaneously one deeply rooted in the eternal present when fingers touch strings.

“…Metzger’s banjo and guitar contain multitudes. Suspended between past and future, honouring the tradition while hijacking it, listening for its voice while revelling in its inarticulacies; this is how the thing sings. And the song, in the obsessive extensions of Metzger’s instruments, truly has no ending.” – The Wire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQAPrbDY0qs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa0Z9z6SsSk

https://paulmetzger.net/

• John Saint Pelvyn
Guitarist, therminist, singer, and player of some species of dismantled electrified folk, John Saint Pelvyn is on tour this fall with his new solo release A Clerical Error in Shasta County Shouldn’t have to Ruin a Saturday Night from Seeland/Electro Motive Records. An affinity for the likes of John Fahey, Loren Mazzacane-Connors, and Sandy Bull can be heard here, but the comparisons quickly fall away as one takes in this ambidextrous musical sensibility. He will sing otherworldly vocal duets with his theremin while simultaneously accompanying himself fingerpicking, or will throw modulated feedback tones across otherwise inviting harmonic landscapes based on blues & folk motifs, overshadowing them with clouds of squelch that loom like an approaching post-noise squall, but that ultimately swell and punctuate more like the tone clusters of Henry Cowell or the lyrical saxophone of Frank Lowe.

“When wandering the stage singing into the F-holes of his electric arch top bringing forth arpeggios of feedback, or waving the neck of his guitar in the vicinity of a howling theremin, indeed, he seems to be playing the very air itself.” – Electro Motive

https://midheaven.com/item/a-clerical-error-in-shasta-county-shouldnt-have-to-ruin-a-saturday-night-by-saintpelvyn-john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNN8Wkk5WPA

https://vimeo.com/174954482

• Arrington de Dionyso
Throat singer, saxophone player, & front man of the notorious noise-jazz-rock band Old Time Relijun, he’s the artist who ran afoul of the Alt-right in the Pizza Gate scandal only to come back and birth a brilliant ecstatic liberatory music project This Saxophone Kills Fascists, which he presented in an epic national tour this spring. This evening he will be playing duets with New Zealand based analog sound artist Noel Meek.

“Arrington de Dionyso taps into the fountain of Spiritual Free Jazz in search of a contemporary protest music to inoculate against the ravages of life under dictatorship.”

http://www.westword.com/music/arrington-de-dionyso-brings-this-saxophone-kills-fascists-to-denvers-mutiny-information-cafe-8993025

https://thissaxophonekillsfascists.bandcamp.com/


• Noel Meek

A gifted shepherd of the analog signal, Meek possesses an uncanny ability to summon structured chaos that is rarely matched in the great hootenanny that is the international noise scene. Head of End of the Alphabet Records, contributor to The Wire, & exponent of a genre of music he calls “Extremophilic Folk” Meek will perform duets with Arrington de Dionyso.

“Some sheer joy was unexpectedly bottled in the analogue gizmo rituals of New Zealand artist and Wire contributor, Noel Meek… a total resignation to the gods of entropy.” – The Wire

https://noel-meek.bandcamp.com/album/the-mysteries-of-extremophilic-folk

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∆ – Improvisations / Meditations featuring Tom Varner, Beth Fleenor, James Falzone, Greg Kelley, Greg Campbell.

 

 

 

Thursday July 20, 8 pm, Gallery 1412, all ages, donation only.

Thursday night summer improvisations and meditations:

2 clarinets,
trumpet, French horn, percussion.

Tom Varner – Beth Fleenor – James Falzone – Greg Kelley – Greg Campbell.

All ages, donation only.

beauty, reflection, deep melody, and some bite.

These are some special Seattle

improvisers. Come join us!

 

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/tomvarner

https://paulkikuchi.bandcamp.com/album/portable-sanctuary-vol-2-live-in-the-great-hall

https://crystalbeth.bandcamp.com/album/yugen-1

https://allosdocuments.bandcamp.com/album/life-after-life

https://www.discogs.com/Greg-Kelley-Trumpet/release/532545

https://www.discogs.com/Wally-Shoup-Greg-Campbell-3-Greg-Kelley-Bill-Nace-One-End-to-the-Other/release/7675316

 

 

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the me theme :: doug nufer x gust burns

this Thursday!

Poetry Book Release Party

The Me Theme by Doug Nufer

nufer - burns

Thursday, June 22, 7:30
Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave (near E. Union), Seattle
free admission; The Me Theme (Sagging Meniscus Press) release date: Summer, 2017.

Gust Burns on piano and Doug Nufer on book will perform a call and response to the poems.

Doug Nufer writes poetry and prose based on formal constraints. He is the author of four books of poetry, including We Were Werewolves and The Dammed, and seven novels, including Never Again, Negativeland, and Lifeline Rule.

Gust Burns, an improvising pianist, makes music by using multiple procedures, problematizing divisions between performance, score, recording, and text; work that intertwines the conceptual and sonic, critical and affective. His projects include fm series and REAL BOOK.

 

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June 9th Xasthur (Acoustic)

Xasthur

Xasthur (acoustic) [CA]
https://www.facebook.com/Xasthur-acousticunplugged-824188390951258/

Johanna Warren [PDX]
https://johannawarren.bandcamp.com/

Serpentent
https://serpentent.bandcamp.com/releases

Thunder Grey Pilgrim
https://thundergreypilgrim.bandcamp.com/

Gallery 1412
1412 18th Ave, Seattle
Friday, June 9th

Doors at 7:30pm

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528031773887494

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