Monthly Archives: March 2018

48-Hour Composition Competition – Seattle, WA (Sound of Late) April 14th


The 48-Hour Composition Competition (48CC) brings composers and performers together to create some exciting and (extremely) new music. The 48CC gives composers 48 hours to compose a piece for their assigned instrumentation and gives performers six days to prepare before they perform the piece in concert.

The greatest composition will claim the grand prize and bragging rights forever — at least until the next one. This is a chance for you to show off your skills, exercise your musical muscles, meet new collaborators or just hang out and enjoy the show!

For those attending, there will be a suggested $5-15 donation at the door.

Sign up to perform or compose here (, and bring your friends to the concert at Gallery 1412 for some excellent new music!!


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April 20th _ {Electroacoustic (wood)Wind}

8:30pm @ Gallery 1412
1412 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4126, United States29249161_1875245699217424_6655860258256191488_o



Instruments performing with electronics, known as electro-acoustic music, is an exciting new trend in contemporary classical music. University of Washington Master’s in Music students Diego Espinoza, Brian Schappals and Miao Liu present a performance celebrating music composed for woodwind instruments and electronics. We present a wide range of electronic mediums by composers Hans Tutschku, VJ Manzo, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Melody Eötvös and Steve Reich.

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Held // April 19th

Held: A triptych of solo performance events exploring the interstitial spaces within a single, gendered body and around and between bodies as subject and object, incorporating processes of sound, movement, and light.


pause: my body is a bearer of space

stick: sculpture made from absence of light

push: performative gap as sensory subversion


Composed and performed by Jocelyn Beausire, vocalist.


supplementary solo performance by bassist Abbey Blackwell

Doors at 8 pm


$5-15 sliding scale donation

1412 Poster

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March 30th /// Dolphin Midwives / Ben Zár / alap? / Drama Bahama (TR) and more


doors at 8
music at 8:30

Some traveling musicians come to visit the gallery also some local sounds.

donation based entry . (support touring artists!)


Dolphin Midwives
echo jungle chaos magic moon milk ocean murmurating orchid sleeper holy hands/helping hands interface nodes/architecture/lace gravity doesn’t exist change the laws of physics levitation shapeshift /shadow energy density clarity prismatic sound microtonal vision quest whirling rainbow vortex portal opening reverberating witch sister who plays harp/zither/voice/noise/electronics and everyday objects

Ben Zár
Guadalajara-based composer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Zár has been part of a vibrant psychedelic scene in Mexico for the past ten years with the bands Antoine Reverb and Dorotheo. Last year he released his first solo album “There Is No Distortion In Heaven” vía Seattle’s Halfshell Records and was premiered by Impose Magazine. ” There Is No Distortion In Heaven travels through progressive realms of resistance and release across its seven tracks, it offers a sonic bridge inward, and while the trip might not always be easy, in the end, this record celebrates the journey with open heart and clear mind”. – LIVE EYE TV.

alap ?
is a Seattle based improvising duo inspired by the indian classical tradition, free jazz, and early minimal music. They are viola/ voice / talbla / percussion / etc.

Drama Bahama (as Theator Or Roosevelt)
“Theater or Roosevelt” live score orchestra (led by Drama Bahama) will be doing a live score to a special surprise short film. Feel free to bring a salt shaker, horns or your harmonic voice to join in.

Theater or Roosevelt started at movie nights in the basements of Casa Verde (artist/community house in Revenna), has blossomed into an orchestrated full blown instrument and acoustic sound orgy. Drawing in talented musicians and guests throughout Seattle. Their performances are rare, quite, loud and full of soul. Please join Drama Bahama, Josh and Matt on this special expedition through sound and old film.

More information at:

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March 29th : Indira Valey / A Stick And A Stone / Oka Amnesia / Blessed Blood


goatposterDoors open at 8

$5-15 suggested to support the performers and space.



INDIRA VALEY (Pdx) 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.

A STICK AND A STONE (Philly / OR Woods) crafts haunting, minimalist, choral-ridden song-spells on electric bass laced with improvised strings, ambient field recordings, and poetic imagery. Led by an openly trans and disabled vocalist-composer, A Stick And A Stone 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. A Stick And A Stone has been found touring across this continent for the past 11 sun cycles.

OKA AMNESIA (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.

How Everyone Can Help Make This Event More Accessible:

– For people with MCS, you can help reduce symptoms by avoiding wearing scents, especially chemical perfumes, as much as possible, and by smoking as far away from the entrance as possible.
– For people with difficulty standing, you can reserve seats and sitting areas for those who might need them
– For people with EMFS, you can help reduce symptoms by keeping phones on airplane mode as much as possible, and/or go outside to use phone.
– For people with severe peanut allergies, you can help by not eating peanuts during the event.
~ Accessibility is Love ~

More Accessibility info:

– Mobility: Gallery 1412 is wheelchair accessible. There are no steps except to the back patio. There is one gender-neutral bathroom which has a small corridor that can be tricky for a wheelchair to get through but it is possible.
– Sensory: The back patio is available as a quiet space, though has several small steps to get down. We will not be using bright florescent overhead lights.
– We want to make this event as accessible as possible for everyone. If you have any questions or requests for accommodations, please contact:
Thank you!

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March 23rd /// Matrio // Christian Pincock and John O’ Brien (NYC)




March 23rd

Doors open at 8
donation based entry \


Tom Baker: guitar, theremin, electronics
Greg Campbell: drums, french horn, various percussion objects
James Falzone: clarinet, piano, various bells, and shruti box
Ha-Yang Kim: cello

an improvising ensemble with Greg Campbell on percussion, french horn; James Falzone on clarinets, piano, and shruti box; and Tom Baker on guitars, theremin, and electronics. Exploring tightly wound counterpoints and dense harmonic and rhythmic worlds, these three veteran improvisers are crafting some beautifully strange new-music.


Christian Pincock
and John O’ Brien

Sounds, noises and melodies of diverse origins are carefully and intuitively juxtaposed against one another creating a sonic story with shifting palettes of sound

Christian Pincock : Trombone, electronics
John O’ Brien : Percussion

heres some music they did in the Cold Reading Trio

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