DMZ: Sarah Dowling, Donato Mancini, Maged Zaher

Coming up Saturday, May 23 at 7:30pm

DMZ: A poetry reading featuring Sarah Dowling, Donato Mancini and Maged Zaher.

a photo of occupied tahrir square

Sarah Dowling‘s most recent book is DOWN (Coach House, 2014)

Maged Zaher‘s most recent book is The Tahrir of Poems (Alice Blue, 2014)

Donato Mancini visits Seattle, with his new book Loitersack (New Star, 2014)

Free admission.
Refreshments.
Poetry for sale.

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The reading features poets coming together across various borders for, among other things, a Seattle launch of Donato Mancini‘s Loitersack from New Star (Vancouver).

Loitersack is a labyrinthine commonplace book where critical, theoretical and paraliterary tendencies intersect in the forms of poetry, poetics, theory, theory theatre, laugh particles and many many questions.

Sarah Dowling is the author of Down (Coach House), Security Posture and Birds & Bees. Sarah’s poetry was included in the anthology I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women. She teaches at the University of Washington Bothell and is international editor at Jacket2.

Donato Mancini makes visual and procedural poetry, bookworks, and visual art. His main books are: SNOWLINE (2015), Buffet World, Fact ‘N’ Value, Æthel and Ligatures. Notable exhibitions of Mancini’s visual artworks have included exhibitions through Artspeak, Western Front, Gallery Atsui, Malaspina Printmaker’s Society, and CSA. Mancini’s published critical writing includes work on the archive, time and memory in Anamnesia: Unforgetting (2011), and a discourse analysis of poetry reviews in You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence (2012).

Maged Zaher was born in Cairo, and currently lives in Seattle. He is the author of four books of poetry and the translator of an anthology of contemporary Egyptian poetry. He won the weekly Stranger’s Genius award in literature in 2013.

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EMP Pop Conference Speakers Improvise!

Greg Campbell – drums
Dave Chokroun – piano
Jeff Schwartz – bass
Charles Sharp – alto sax
Pete Williams – melodica / little instruments

You will not hear this at the Gallery.

The EMP Pop Conference brings four improvising scholars to Seattle on panel on transgressive sounds in improvised music. Not content with merely talking about music, they will perform two sets of improvised joined by local drummer Greg Campbell. Jeff Schwartz and Charles Sharp are based in Los Angeles where they co-lead a large ensemble called the Decisive Instant and perform in a trio with percussionist Andrea Centazzo. Dave Chokroun is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Vancouver, B.C.; he performs in the Salvos and Crawling Human and runs the online label The Institute for the Study of Advanced Musical Research. Pete Williams, bass player, is coming from Kansas City, where he is a lecturer in American Studies.  Greg Campbell (drums, cornet) performs in the Seattle area, in styles ranging from traditional African drumming to classical music to jazz and free improvisation.  He teaches courses on pop and world music at Cascadia College.
8:00 pm   –   $5-15 sliding scale

The conference panel is on Friday at 4:15 to 6:15 and is free (http://www.empmuseum.org/programs-plus-education/programs/pop-conference/pop-conference.aspx)

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Aquarium: A Musical Play by Sara Century, and Younger Shoulder Seltzer Drinker, a “Seltzer Opera”

Younger Shoulder, Seltzer Drinker is a “popera” about life, love and seltzer water.

May 1, 2015  –  Gallery 1412

Sara Century is a queer independent multimedia artist strongly informed by punk, comic books, pulp heroes, art house cinema, and the avant-garde. Referred to as “Goth Julie Ruin,” her music is fueled by equal parts feminism and dark humor. She released 2 albums via Tinyamp Records in 2014, and is a constantly mobile force of expression and progressive attitudes. Written in the winter months of early 2015, “Aquarium” is a musical play focusing on feelings of detachment, solitude, and loss, as seen via Century’s comically melodramatic viewpoint.

Album: http://tinyamprecords.bandcamp.com/album/deep-dreams
Music Vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hB441MrQiA
Aquarium Vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gytSRczYTek

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Join us SAT 4/11 @ 7:30pm for an evening of excellent music with Brandon McIntosh (sarod) Ravi Albright (tabla) & with Special Guests on Bansuri & Tabla Solo! Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave Seattle 98122

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Crank Sturgeon at Gallery 1412 March 28th

Crank Sturgeon

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The contact mic əˌ”fiSH”əˈnädō extraordinaire CRANK STURGEON is visiting the emerald city via Portland, Maine on Saturday, March 28th. Please join us for a wonderfully cacophonous array of sounds and sights. Doors at 7pm. $5-15 slippery scales.

Also performing in celebration of the PNW CRANKSTOCK:

Forrest Friends, WLISPS, Edo Destruction, Adam Levitt, Tarsier Eyes

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Leia Slosberg — Through Your Throat: New Music for Flute with Text

$5-15 sliding scale

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This Saturday: 1/31 8pm Troot kicks off 2015 with Amy Denio and Beth Fleenor

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