Monthly Archives: November 2016

Stuart Dempster, Bill Smith, Greg Campbell, Christian Asplund

Special Black Friday Event

Gallery 1412, Seattle

8 pm, Friday 25 November 2016
$5 – $20 suggested donation.


This quartet has played together off and on for over 20 years.  Smith and Dempster much longer.  It will be a rare treat to hear them gathered together again for a performance at a very special venue, Seattle jewel: Gallery 1412.  Expect profundity, humor, surprise, virtuosity, etc.

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Friday, November 11th-8 PM Michael Vlatkovich Sextet

Featuring Gregg Campbell, Jim Knodle, Very Special Anonymous Guitar, Very Special Anonymous Alto Saxophone, and Very Special Anonymous Bassist. Their names cannot appear because of border issues, but believe it: they are “something else”!
Prepare for such toe-tapping favorites as “Mr Curly, On His Goat-Assisted Pedal Car, Blows Into the Policeman’s Tin Whistle”-this means more, probably, if you are from Australia.

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Nov 12 :: Gallery 1412 presents: Nicola Tirabasso (Milan, Italy)

Gallery 1412 is excited to host NICOLA TIRABASSO, electronic musician, media artist and curator from Milan, Italy, in his first visit to the PNW.

Rounding out the evening will be several noted local experimentalists: modular synth guru JASON E ANDERSON, avant saxophone shredder WILSON SHOOK, the synth fueled tech pop of QOQO ROBOQS, and live visuals from media artist JOE MILUTIS.

saturday, november 12, 8:00pm
all ages – no alcohol



Hailing from Milan, Italy, Nicola Tirabasso’s work is the result of a fusion between filmic image aesthetics and the construction of sound on it. Tirabasso’s performance creates a dilated spatial and temporal dimension, developing a sonic-perceptive dialectics around the concept of repetition (loop) using cut-ups, field recordings and electronic frequencies.

Tirabasso’s latest release, SOUNDS FROM THE COSMIC SILENCE (Entertainment Systems) is an immersive space odyssey using only sound coming from electronic vibrations of the planets, moons, rings, electromagnetic fields, planetary magnetosphere, trapped radio waves bouncing between the planet and the inner surface of its atmosphere as captured by NASA.


Jason E Anderson is a Seattle-based artist whose work includes performance, recorded works, video, installation, and music for dance. Emerging from the traditions of experimental music and sound art, his work employs conceptual and intuitive methods of engaging with the psychological aspects of time, memory, space and perception. He creates sound using analog and digital synthesis techniques, acoustic recordings, programming and text. Anderson performs and records music under his own name, under the moniker Spare Death Icon, and in the collaborative performance art/music hybrid LIMITS with dancer/choreographer Corrie Befort. He has toured both coasts of the US and Japan, playing over 170 shows in the past ten years, while producing performance events in the Pacific Northwest and publishing the work of his contemporaries on his experimental record labels Gift Tapes and DRAFT, which include 63 releases to date. Anderson’s recorded work can be found on these labels, as well as Locust, Digitalis, Aguirre (Belgium), SicSic (Germany), Börft (Sweden) and many others.


Seattle saxophonist Wilson Shook makes music like a moth fluttering at a street light. Graceful, frantic, persistent and sometimes tragic, it is music absorbed of its own inscrutable purpose. It finds serenity in immediacy, escape in acts of radical presence. It is here, and then it is not.

Wilson performs frequently as a soloist; less frequently as a collaborator or interpreter of other fabulous artists in the worlds of Free Improv/Free Jazz/Noise/Other/etc. He also helps to organize Seattle’s Gallery 1412 collective.


“…spectacular and too-short atmospheric, electro-indie pop with vocals that have the cadence and inflection of early 2000’s pop but darker. It’s certainly more experimental than anything Britney Spears ever made but this song walks right up to those dance pop classics and dodges all the gimmicky hooks or explosions, it’s far more nuanced and did I mention too short, I really just wanted this to go on forever.” (Secretly Important)


Joe Milutis is a media artist and writer whose interdisciplinary work includes experimental sound and radio; video works (for which he does his own music and sound design); new media; experimental narrative; theoretical writings; and various media and literature hybrids.

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