Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 28th — Jamison Williams: “The Art of Walt Disney”

‘THE ART OF WALT DISNEY’: Interpretations from the Disney Songbook; this tour, showcasing a series of solo soprano saxophone expositions, proudly presenting extensive musical deconstructive emphasis on a core medley spanning over 75 years of Disney songbook classics; in all its historic glory, this experimental / improvisational jazz performance will guarantee a mesmerizing night of structured musical abstraction, while pleasantly making acquaintance with its musically memorable yesterself.
Jamison Williams (soprano saxophone)

Soprano saxophone player specializing in experimental deconstructionism, and extended techniques; currently organizing and operating the Experimental Arts Union of Florida (, +SoLo Sound Gallery (, and founded the music publishing label, Vantage Bulletin ( Resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

“In the tradition of players like Peter Brotzmann, and most famously Albert Ayler, Williams is a proponent of the extended techniques of the saxophone, spitting out harmonics, weeping ‘multiphonics’, the reed equivalent of a guitarist creating feedback and noise from an amplifier and effects pedals.” Dan Brown (Folio Weekly)

Friday, August 28, 2015 – Seattle, WA
Gallery 1412
1412 18th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
$5-15 (sliding scale)

Complete details on this select PNW tour:


Sabrina Siegel (composer / improviser)

Sabrina Siegel is an american (born in New York) free improviser/composer and visual artist. She explores creation/self/relationship through an awareness of the role of Nature/Chance in the creation of works where Nature is employed in some way( i.e. playing her guitar with rocks) to compromise her compositional control, which yields work of wonderful organic complexity.
She explores improvised composition exclusively, through guitar, voice and other instruments.

“Siegel’s ‘situationist’ approach to recording results in hyper-personal work where setting, physicality, thought, and personality interact as equals”. -DaveX

” More than executing notes or rhythms or melody, a song or a piece of music to me is a field for being—for direct living, feeling, breathing, and expressing in the moment; for sinking deeply, or flying highly into self/Self; or just maintaining our balance—which may reveal a simple beauty or truth. And like life, one rides the waves of grace and the precarious—in this existence, the better we watch and listen, the easier and more potent our flight”. – Sabrina Siegel

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Sept. 12th: Optic Echo — Raica, ETHERNET, wndfrm, Mike Jedlicka

Raica (Further, SEA)
The cavernous and beautiful project of renowned DJ and Further Records headmaster Chloe Harris, Raica walks a fine musical line between lucid animation and blurred darkness

Ethernet (Kranky, PDX)
Ethernet is the pulse-ambient project of Portland’s Tim Gray, with releases on Kranky, Lifelike Family and many other labels. An MFA graduate of Mills College, Tim wrote his thesis on the use of sound for control, healing and empowerment, and incorporates trance-induction and brainwave entrainment techniques into his productions to create soundscapes conducive to meditation and healing work. Techno’s pounding kick is slowed, muted and recontextualized as a hypnotic pulse, underlining constantly-shifting synthesizer textures and environmental field recordings. Dream-like, perhaps mystical, sounds that one might experience while wandering in the deep woods.

wndfrm (Prologue, PDX)
Somewhere between the motile crawl of tonal ambience and the inexorable riot-march of Detroit techno, WNDFRM represents vast planetary landscapes, the micro-cosmos of aural particulate, and an intense desire to fuse the abstract with the concrete.

Mike Jedlicka (Optic Echo, PDX)
Mike is the owner of Optic Echo and hosts the radio show Optic Echo Presents live on XRAY.FM Sunday nights 5-7pm PST.

Mike’s live music currently involves live looping processed synths, guitar, and vocals which build into a mix of ambient and experimental atmospheres.

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August 23: Paulo Pergola and Doug Nufer untangle their constraints

Sunday, August 23, 7:30

free event!


Paolo Pergola, a member of OPLEPO, presents constraint writing from Italy, in Italian and English

Doug Nufer reads from Lifeline Rule (Spuyten Duyvil), his new novel where vowels and consonants alternate one by one.

Thirty years after France’s OULIPO/ Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle, Italy’s OPLEPO/ Opificio di Letteratura Potenziale (Workshop of Potential Literature) was founded in 1990. Like OULIPO, OPLEPO devises and explores the use of constraints to write poetry and prose.

paolo pergola

Paolo Pergola has been a member of OPLEPO since 2012. He is the author of Passaggi- avventure di un autostoppista (Rides: The Adventures of a Hitchhiker) Exorma, 2013. His work has appeared in Italian literary magazines, and he has also translated Popeye into Italian. He’s a researcher at the Italian National Research Council.

doug nufer

Doug Nufer is the author of seven novels, including Never Again (Black Square, 2004), Negativeland (Autonomedia, 2004), and By Kelman Out of Pessoa (Les Figues, 2011) and three books of poetry, including We Were Werewolves (Make Now, 2008). He sells wine in Seattle.

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August 9th – “This Happiness”: Poet Anne Greeott Reads Translations of Poems by Mario Luzi

Mario Luzi’s typewriter

You are cordially invited to a reading by translator and Fulbright scholar Anne Greeott.  This is a chance to welcome Anne back to Seattle from Florence, Italy, where she has spent the last nine months translating the poetry of Mario Luzi.

Sunday, August 9, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Free and open to the public (there will be a donation jar for refreshments so that we can give our friends at Gallery 1412 a cut of the gate)

It is always a joy to have Anne back with us in Seattle, and so here is a translation of hers, appropriately titled “This Happiness”:

This Happiness

This happiness promised or given

is grief for me, grief without cause

or the cause if one exists is this trembling

that stirs the many in the one

like the liquid churning

in the fortune teller’s crystal ball.

Still I say: so far so good.

All around objects and images

wage war against it, over all of it falls

or lifts either night or the seamless

snow of memory.

[Questa felicità

Questa felicità promessa o data

m’è dolore, dolore senza causa

o la causa se esiste è questo brivido

che sommuove il molteplice nell’unico

come il liquido scosso nella sfera

di vetro che interpreta il fachiro.

Eppure dico: salva anche per oggi.

Torno torno le fanno guerra cose

e immagini su cui cala o si leva

o la notte o la neve

uniforme del ricordo.]

Anne Greeott’s translations have appeared in The Bitter Oleander, Italian Poetry Review, Journal of Italian Translation, Atticus Review, and are forthcoming in World Literature Today, Poetry Northwest, and Gradiva. In 2014, she received a Fulbright grant to research and translate the poetry of Mario Luzi in Florence, Italy. She holds an MA in Italian from Middlebury College and is currently an MFA candidate in creative writing and literary translation at the University of Arkansas.

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