The Seattle Improvised Music Festival – 2/10/18

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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.
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Lineup:
Lisa Cay Miller, Piano (Vancouver) https://www.musiccentre.ca/node/37896/biography
Melanie Sehman, Percussion  (Bellingham) + Mike Gebhart, Drums (Seattle)
Miller + Bonnie Whiting, Percussion (Seattle) http://bonniewhitingpercussion.com/
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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.
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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.
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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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