Monthly Archives: January 2018


MARCH 29th  8 pm


3/29/18 — Seattle, WA @ Gallery 1412 w/ Blessed Blood. 8-11pm.

suggested donation of $5-15






A Stick And A Stone is the project of vocalist-composer Elliott Harvey. Often joined on strings and vocals by Maria Boyer and Stella Peach, with a steady flow of guest musicians, A Stick And A Stone crafts haunting, minimalist, choral-ridden song-spells laced with ambient field recordings and poetic imagery. Performing as an openly trans and disabled artist, Harvey’s work is devoted to shedding light on the unseen and unheard. A Stick And A Stone uses music to converse with nonhuman life forms, fallen friends, and mysterious forces with reverent inquiries into surviving and restoring our fractured world. When not recording at home in the woods of occupied Chinook terrain, A Stick And A Stone has been found performing in cathedrals, galleries, festivals, public rituals and punk houses since 2007.
Indira Valey is a queer Latina multi-disciplinary performance artist and avant-garde musician. She channels powerful songs that reverberate with the voices of her ancestors and speak directly to modern audiences. Her ancient-sounding, resonant voice is a force of nature, and she utilizes a unique palette of instruments (flugelhorn, timpani, kalimba, bike wheel, and electric guitar) with effects pedals to create mesmerizing and memorable live performances that are ever-changing due to her spontaneous improvisational magic.

Amnesia Anhedonia is a performer and videographer based in Seattle and Chicago. Their work is informed by diasporic Rroma and indigenous Quileute ancestry, in dialogue with Queer genealogies, and in process with experiences of crisis and catharsis as a consensual sex worker and survivor of pre-verbal trauma. Their artwork is a vessel for liminal spaces of communion.


Blessed Blood is an electronics-based project by Seattle’s Rachel LeBlanc. Utilizing hardware effects to expand upon the natural resonances of singing, she processes harmonies into ecstatic hymns, wherein ethereal vocals glide above pulsations and sharp angles. The sound is informed by the artist’s life-long home of the PNW, traditional music forms and choral assemblies, and the exploration of history both personal and cultural, resulting in what is at once familiar and unsettling.


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The Seattle Improvised Music Festival – 2/10/18

8 pm
$5-$15 sliding scale donation
2018 SIMF kickoff show at Gallery 1412
The Seattle Improvised Music Festival (SIMF) is the longest-running festival in the US dedicated solely to music that is completely improvised: no scores, no plans, no safety net. This is truly “music of the moment,” allowing artists from diverse musical backgrounds to meet up in an atmosphere of spontaneity, intuition, playfulness, and discovery.
Lisa Cay Miller, Piano (Vancouver)
Melanie Sehman, Percussion  (Bellingham) + Mike Gebhart, Drums (Seattle)
Miller + Bonnie Whiting, Percussion (Seattle)
Lisa Cay Miller is a pianist and the director of Vancouver’s New Orchestra Workshop Society.  Her work combines jazz, modern composition, and free improvisation in a vibrant and challenging context.
Melanie Sehman and Mike Gebhart improvise music that draws on the languages of experimental, contemporary music and free improvisation. Incorporating drums & traditional percussion, found instruments, gesture, extended techniques, singing & body percussion to create works that explore the immediacy of human interactions and perception.
Bonnie Whiting performs, commissions, and composes new experimental music for percussion. She seeks out projects involving non-traditional notation, interdisciplinary performance, improvisation, and the speaking percussionist.
Expect an explosive final set combining all four musicians.

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Project W re-heated: REVISED TIME


**NOTE: Our original plan short-sightedly neglected to factor in the 2018 Women’s March, which we support and plan to attend.  

We therefore will play not at 1:00, but at 3:00 p.m.  Please make note of the change — apologies for any inconvenience.  (One year of Trumpism has been pretty damned inconvenient — for women and for the world.)

If you weren’t around (or old enough) to see this trio open for Sonic Youth in 1998 at the Moore, it’s too late.  You might be able to find a copy of their eponymous 1996 cassette, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up.  Besides, bands that live in the gap between punk and free jazz aren’t necessarily a Seattle rarity anymore, anyway.  But it might be argued that the original (mid-’90s) incarnation  of Project W might be one reason for that.

Two (or three, depending on who your counting) of the bands members haven’t lived in Seattle for years anyway, so it’s not that you just haven’t been paying attention — they haven’t played in, like, forever.  But the most recent incarnation of the group (c. 2004) will head back into the familiar unfamiliar in a one-off outing this Saturday afternoon at Gallery 1412.


As imagined.

Project W — a revisitation

Wally Shoup (alto saxophone)

Brent Arnold (cello)

Greg Campbell (drums etc.)

Saturday, January 20th. 3:00 PM 1:00 pm. Gallery 1412.  $5-15 donation.

 projwatNOEven more imaginary-er.


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