OCTOBER 23RD -24TH KAORI SUZUKI & JOHN KRAUSBAUER – SUSPENSION BLUES

October 23rd and 24th an audio visual installation with a duration from 6-10 pm

Donations are encouraged

Suspension Blues is an audio-visual work for a sensory-enhanced environment.  Strobing pulsations of light and color arranged in a phasing arc, combined with shimmering hi-frequency drones and glissandi make up the structural foundations.  Through the infinite duration of saturated sound+color, participants are offered a gateway into the trance of the “blue’d-strobo-sphere”.

To enter the space you MUST provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 and be masked at all times. The work will be running continuously for 4 hours. Participants are encouraged to enter and leave at any point in the work. We will be limiting the number of people inside the space from 1 to 3 people. If there is a time you would like to reserve please write to us.

John Krausbauer ~~> is a composer/multi-instrumentalist/artist based in Oakland, CA and co-founder of the Los Angeles publishing label, Besom Presse. A long time purveyor of the ur-drone and trance-psychedelia, his compositional work involves audio transmissions for TOTAL/immersive experience. Transcendence through repetition, duration, alternate tunings, maximum volumes, and stroboscopic lighting. In recent years he has returned to improvisational playing and sought out particular collaborations to further explore his interest in improvisatory music making. He has performed and presented his music across N America, Europe, and Japan in a multitude of settings – from basements, sidewalks, and rock clubs to colleges, churches, and art museums. Over 20 recordings of his have been released on independent labels in the US, Europe, and Japan. His group and solo music can be found on Important, Beta-Lactam Ring, ANTS, Fabrica, Debacle, Autumn, Thin Wrist (upcoming), and a number of other international labels. His current music projects include the Ecstatic Music Band (a 10+ member-collective of strings players); solo music for amplified violin and tape; his collaboration with partner, Kaori Suzuki, with bells, voices, strings, electronics; the Minimalist psych-punk group Night Collectors; his systems-based phase compositions; as well as past and ongoing duo collaborations with Louisville resonator guitarist R. Keenan Lawler, NYC bagpiper David Watson, and Tokyo guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama.

Kaori Suzuki ~~~ > is a Tokyo-born music maker/composer currently living in Oakland, CA.  She seeks heightened listening-and-being states in her sound visions, and uses high-droning modified acoustic instruments, electroacoustic sound technologies, intensely high register electronics, tape, and other elements necessary to spin her auditory transmissions. 

Her current projects include solo compositions and computer music for vhf-combination tones; on-going collaborative light-sound happenings with partner, John Krausbauer; drumming in the Oakland-based minimalist psych-punk group, Night Collectors; and playing amplified cello and guitar in the Ecstatic Music Band.  

Suzuki holds a diverse background in electronic music, having designed and produced handmade electronic instruments for her company, Magic Echo Music, from 2009-2015. Her vintage inspired synthesizers have most notably been used by musicians Hiroshi Hasegawa (C.C.C.C, Astro), and Norm Chambers (Panabrite).  As a performer, Suzuki has presented her music at numerous venues in multitudes of settings across North America, Japan, and Europe, including the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Debacle Festival (Seattle), Berkeley Art Museum, OTOOTO (Tokyo), WORM (Rotterdam), Issue Project Room (NYC), Quiet City Series (Vancouver CN), The Lab (San Francisco), Gallery Nomart (Osaka), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Elastic Arts (Chicago), BAZ’Art Festival (Geneva), FUSE Arts (UK), Arkaoda (Berlin), CCRMA (Stanford University), and Human Resources/Volume Presents (Los Angeles), and many others. 

Suzuki has published her recordings on independent labels in Germany and the U.S., and has forthcoming releases on Moving Furniture Records (NL) and Erototox Decodings (US). She is currently on faculty in the music department at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, where she teaches the techniques and literature of electronic music.

https://www.besompresse.com/

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Feb .8. An Evening of Right Brain Music: CHA, Spontanea and Friends

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doors at 7:30

come and listen

5-15 suggested donation

CHA is a trio of innovative women: Carol Levin (harp), Heather Bentley (viola), Amelia Love Clearheart (voice). This concert signifies the release of their first album. Free improvisation quartet Spontanea will open, with two very special guests – acclaimed cellist James Hoskins and vocalist Vickie Dodd. This will be an evening of unique music in the intimate gallery space.

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Eugene Chadbourne 2/16

We are happy to present Eugene Chadbourne live in concert . Feb 16th.

Doors at 8 music shortly after .
5-15 suggested donations

Eugene Chadbourne : guitar player , writer , inventor of the electric rake .

to read more visit this website:

http://www.eugenechadbourne.com/eugenechadbourne/pages/History.htm

to hear more follow these links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh0NwRDRcyQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4fnEgRkcc4&t=34s
youtube.com/watch?v=8Ss-ye1NS6k

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Jan. 18th: Cascadia Trio / Ruby Lucinda Trio

 

 

8pm | $5-15 | All Ages

CASCADIA TRIO | Abbey Blackwell, bass / Neil Welch, saxophones, Greg Campbell, percussion and cornet. A fiery avant jazz trio, performing original pieces composed by each member, with deep listening free improvs, reinterpretations of a Scott Joplin rag and an angsty ’90s cowboy song.

RUBY DUNPHY TRIO | Kathy Moore, guitar, Trevor O’Loughin, bass, Ruby Dunphy, drums. A powerhouse trio of kaleidoscopic sound.

https://www.facebook.com/events/800294790486246/

 

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November 8th – Jim Haynes and friends

farallons-01An Evening of Music :

Doors at 8 music shortly after
5 to 15 suggested donation.

featuring 3 events :

jim haynes
bloom offering
leash

Jim Haynes

https://www.helenscarsdale.com/haynes/sound.htm

Describing his work through the pithy phrase, “I rust things”, Jim Haynes (b. 1972) is a California based artist who has developed a vocabulary of decay that he has applied to photography, sculpture, installation, and sound. He has exhibited internationally at institutions such as The Exploratorium (San Francisco), WestSpace (Melbourne, Australia), Jack Straw Productions (Seattle), Eyedrum (Atlanta), Diapson (New York), and The Lab (San Francisco).

Bloom Offering :

bloom offering is the synth-wave / blighted electronic project of seattle’s nicole carr.

https://bloom-offering.bandcamp.com/
https://bloom-offering.bandcamp.com/

Leash :

https://leashsounds.bandcamp.com/
https://leashsounds.bandcamp.com/

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photograph by Jim Haynes

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October 19th : Hearts and Minds – James Falzone

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An evening of music :

doors at 8 music shortly after
5 – 15 suggested donation (none turned away )

Featuring: 2 events –

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‘Hearts and Minds’ (chicago) -Jason Stein- bass clarinet, Paul Giallorenzo- synthesizer/electric piano, Chad Taylor- drums.

https://handmchicago.bandcamp.com/album/electroradiance

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James Falzone – clarinets / possibly objects

http://allosmusica.org/
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June 27th

June 27th
5-15 suggested donation
doors at 8pm music shortly after .
Wizard Apprentice (OAK)
Brin (PDX)
Pink Void (SEA)
Josh Medina (SEA)
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STATUS QUO IS MY ENEMY : June 15

STATUS QUO IS MY ENEMY
Saturday, June 15, 2019
8pm / $5-15
Gallery 1412 (1412 18th Ave, Seattle)
 
Marshall R. Trammell (percussion) w/ Jason M. McGill (alto saxophone). Trammell, the veteran music-research activist/archivist perhaps best know within Seattle for his group Black Spirituals (Sige Records), is currently on tour with his current project, Status Quo Is My Enemy. He will be joined by McGill to continue a natural dialog that began between the two musicians 25 years ago in San Francisco, performing Trammell’s improvisational form “Simultaneous Multi-Dimensionality — Duo Vernacular.”  https://www.musicresearchstrategies.info
Sheridan Riley is based in Seattle, but is most often found touring the world far and wide behind a variety of drum kits, perpetually in demand by a number of bands like Canada’s Alvvays. She’ll stay in town just long enough to share this solo work she’s been developing and deepening as of late, most recently at the Ballard Jazz Festival. http://www.sheridanriley.com
CSTMR is otherwise known as Casey Adams (drums) and Tom Scully (guitar), two of Seattle’s most enthusiastic improvised thrash providers. Check out their blistering recently released Live at Susquatch 4 at https://cstmr.bandcamp.com
No individual, group, or family will be spurned on account of an inability to meet this event’s suggested donation. Thank you.

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June 6th

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An evening of music and happenings

doors at 8
music soon after

5-15 suggested donation

no one turned away

V. Vecker (vancouver) + Dave Abramson
Duo set
https://vveckermusic.bandcamp.com/

below a link of dave with Wilson Shook and Greg Kelley

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CSTMR.
Casey Adams and Tom Scully
local undocumented improvisors

(excerpt below from a collaborative effort )
https://miller-adams-scullytrio.bandcamp.com/album/mayday-at-the-substation

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Kirill Pol + Joel Bean

Improvised violin and piano duo

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Intermission music and events by the community band
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A bee
staggers out
of the peony.

-Basho

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May 4th

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$5-15 sliding scale
All ages

Join us at Gallery 1412 for an eclectic bill of solo electronic sound performances, featuring visiting artist J Hamilton Isaacs (Denver), who produces meticulously detailed modular compositions that traverse the gap between neo-kosmische and truly zonked wiggery. Norm Chambers is a stalwart veteran of Seattle’s electronic music scene whose many projects and aliases (Panabrite, Jürgen Müller) serve as both a primer in the history of sound synthesis and a herald of movements to come. Jamondria Harris’ (Portland) work ranges from throbbing dark ambient constellations to buzzing organic polyrhythms. Sebastian Camens’ para-sentient algorithmic constructions render audible the synthetic logic of their unfolding.

J Hamilton Isaacs (formerly dugoutcanoe) has been active in the American experimental underground since 2005. Using a modular synthesizer to etch out cacophonic meta-musical collage, meditative drones, and phase music, his work focuses on the relationship between the instinctual pretense in listening and transcendental experience.

Emerging from a love of early electronics, concrete/tape music, soundtracks, and early new age, Norm Chambers creates worlds of sound that touch on many elements and moods, from spatially motivated ambient to aspects of minimalist composition and improvisation. Chambers utilizes an array of synthesizer equipment to achieve his sounds, in addition to field sounds and occasional acoustic elements.

Jamondria Harris is an interdisciplinary artist living in Portland, OR. They use words, sounds, wires, instruments, textiles, & what falls into their hands to engage with blackness, desire, spirit/source, decolonization, fairy tales, & body horror. They are a VONA Workshop Fellow and an artist-in-residence at S1, among other things. Their book of poetry and art, quaerere, is available from Magic Helicopter Press and their music can be found at https://meroitic.bandcamp.com/ and https://soundcloud.com/meroitic.

Sebastian Camens is a Dutch/Australian artist and designer based in Seattle. His sound leans into an oxymoronic minimal maximalism, utilizing stochastic processes to construct brutal patterns of sound, inflating into the entire frequency range. Camens’ work often transforms sound into near-tangible objects, with implied physical properties of weight and texture.

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