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An evening with: Paul Metzger / John Saint Pelvyn / Arrington de Dionyso / & Noel Meek

GALLERY 1412

Saturday October 7th

8 at night

suggested $5 – $15 donation

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Paul Metzger
John Saint Pelvyn
Arrington de Dionyso & Noel Meek

• Paul Metzger
A virtuoso on a 23 string banjo he built himself, Metzger’s Idiosyncratic & deeply original long form improvisations at times bring to mind American primitive guitar, the sarod of Hindustani music, or the Chinese Erhu. But refracted through his singular musical mind he creates a sonic universe all his own. Metzger’s “home made” aesthetic puts him alongside DIY mavericks like Eugene Chadbourne and his electric rake, and Charlie Nothing and his dingulators, but Metzger also posses a penchant to extract every possible sound out of an instrument that is reminiscent of the exhaustive instrumental explorations of Derek Baily. His many releases over the years have garnered high praise and helped establish him as a central voice in the world of Avant Garde & Experimental Folk. Metzger creates a unique music evocative of some magical forgotten age, but simultaneously one deeply rooted in the eternal present when fingers touch strings.

“…Metzger’s banjo and guitar contain multitudes. Suspended between past and future, honouring the tradition while hijacking it, listening for its voice while revelling in its inarticulacies; this is how the thing sings. And the song, in the obsessive extensions of Metzger’s instruments, truly has no ending.” – The Wire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQAPrbDY0qs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa0Z9z6SsSk

https://paulmetzger.net/

• John Saint Pelvyn
Guitarist, therminist, singer, and player of some species of dismantled electrified folk, John Saint Pelvyn is on tour this fall with his new solo release A Clerical Error in Shasta County Shouldn’t have to Ruin a Saturday Night from Seeland/Electro Motive Records. An affinity for the likes of John Fahey, Loren Mazzacane-Connors, and Sandy Bull can be heard here, but the comparisons quickly fall away as one takes in this ambidextrous musical sensibility. He will sing otherworldly vocal duets with his theremin while simultaneously accompanying himself fingerpicking, or will throw modulated feedback tones across otherwise inviting harmonic landscapes based on blues & folk motifs, overshadowing them with clouds of squelch that loom like an approaching post-noise squall, but that ultimately swell and punctuate more like the tone clusters of Henry Cowell or the lyrical saxophone of Frank Lowe.

“When wandering the stage singing into the F-holes of his electric arch top bringing forth arpeggios of feedback, or waving the neck of his guitar in the vicinity of a howling theremin, indeed, he seems to be playing the very air itself.” – Electro Motive

https://midheaven.com/item/a-clerical-error-in-shasta-county-shouldnt-have-to-ruin-a-saturday-night-by-saintpelvyn-john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNN8Wkk5WPA

https://vimeo.com/174954482

• Arrington de Dionyso
Throat singer, saxophone player, & front man of the notorious noise-jazz-rock band Old Time Relijun, he’s the artist who ran afoul of the Alt-right in the Pizza Gate scandal only to come back and birth a brilliant ecstatic liberatory music project This Saxophone Kills Fascists, which he presented in an epic national tour this spring. This evening he will be playing duets with New Zealand based analog sound artist Noel Meek.

“Arrington de Dionyso taps into the fountain of Spiritual Free Jazz in search of a contemporary protest music to inoculate against the ravages of life under dictatorship.”

http://www.westword.com/music/arrington-de-dionyso-brings-this-saxophone-kills-fascists-to-denvers-mutiny-information-cafe-8993025

https://thissaxophonekillsfascists.bandcamp.com/


• Noel Meek

A gifted shepherd of the analog signal, Meek possesses an uncanny ability to summon structured chaos that is rarely matched in the great hootenanny that is the international noise scene. Head of End of the Alphabet Records, contributor to The Wire, & exponent of a genre of music he calls “Extremophilic Folk” Meek will perform duets with Arrington de Dionyso.

“Some sheer joy was unexpectedly bottled in the analogue gizmo rituals of New Zealand artist and Wire contributor, Noel Meek… a total resignation to the gods of entropy.” – The Wire

https://noel-meek.bandcamp.com/album/the-mysteries-of-extremophilic-folk

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∆ – Improvisations / Meditations featuring Tom Varner, Beth Fleenor, James Falzone, Greg Kelley, Greg Campbell.

 

 

 

Thursday July 20, 8 pm, Gallery 1412, all ages, donation only.

Thursday night summer improvisations and meditations:

2 clarinets,
trumpet, French horn, percussion.

Tom Varner – Beth Fleenor – James Falzone – Greg Kelley – Greg Campbell.

All ages, donation only.

beauty, reflection, deep melody, and some bite.

These are some special Seattle

improvisers. Come join us!

 

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/tomvarner

https://paulkikuchi.bandcamp.com/album/portable-sanctuary-vol-2-live-in-the-great-hall

https://crystalbeth.bandcamp.com/album/yugen-1

https://allosdocuments.bandcamp.com/album/life-after-life

https://www.discogs.com/Greg-Kelley-Trumpet/release/532545

https://www.discogs.com/Wally-Shoup-Greg-Campbell-3-Greg-Kelley-Bill-Nace-One-End-to-the-Other/release/7675316

 

 

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the me theme :: doug nufer x gust burns

this Thursday!

Poetry Book Release Party

The Me Theme by Doug Nufer

nufer - burns

Thursday, June 22, 7:30
Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave (near E. Union), Seattle
free admission; The Me Theme (Sagging Meniscus Press) release date: Summer, 2017.

Gust Burns on piano and Doug Nufer on book will perform a call and response to the poems.

Doug Nufer writes poetry and prose based on formal constraints. He is the author of four books of poetry, including We Were Werewolves and The Dammed, and seven novels, including Never Again, Negativeland, and Lifeline Rule.

Gust Burns, an improvising pianist, makes music by using multiple procedures, problematizing divisions between performance, score, recording, and text; work that intertwines the conceptual and sonic, critical and affective. His projects include fm series and REAL BOOK.

 

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June 9th Xasthur (Acoustic)

Xasthur

Xasthur (acoustic) [CA]
https://www.facebook.com/Xasthur-acousticunplugged-824188390951258/

Johanna Warren [PDX]
https://johannawarren.bandcamp.com/

Serpentent
https://serpentent.bandcamp.com/releases

Thunder Grey Pilgrim
https://thundergreypilgrim.bandcamp.com/

Gallery 1412
1412 18th Ave, Seattle
Friday, June 9th

Doors at 7:30pm

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528031773887494

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May 27 (F): Flowers on Loan/Hunter Gather/Haley Freedlund

~FLOWERS ON LOAN~
buds from LA
Flowers on Loan teams up San Francisco-based guitarist Owen Stewart-Robertson* with Los Angeles-based musicians Logan Hone^ and Jesse Nicholas Quebbeman-Turley^ for a 2 week tour across the Western US. In store is a series of kinetic, sing-song, unpredictable, vibrant, and imaginative performances that will form, crystallize, and shatter over the course of the tour.
*Ida, VaVatican
^ Similar Fashion, Bright Whistles

~HUNTER GATHER~
a jazz/rock/americana band filtered through a cathartic and experimental lens, drawing on influences from West African music, ambient music, and free improv. Dueling electric guitars weave and intertwine with singing tenor saxophone, padded by undulating drums.

~HALEY FREEDLUND~
sharing new vulnerable work18359193_446694879000413_4384316158187572434_o

  • Saturday, May 27 at 8 PM – 11 PM
    Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave, Seattle WA 98122
    $5-15 sliding scale

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APRIL 22: ANTI-SHOW

a show about being other-than what may be expected.

featuring:
Wynne Greenwood
Christopher Jones
Paul Hiraga (canceled -lost voice)
Jordan O’Jordan will open the show!

Gallery 1412 (1412 18th Ave, Seattle WA 98122)
Saturday April 22, 7pm
$10

https://www.facebook.com/events/197825280706979/

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Friday, 3/31 :: Lavender :: Marc Kate :: Rainbow Wolves

2017 lavender marc kate

Gallery 1412 is proud to welcome, from the Bay Area, Lavender and Marc Kate, along with Seattle’s own Rainbow Wolves.  Friday, March 31, 8:00pm.  $8 (tickets available)

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Originally trained as a filmmaker and visual artist, San Francisco based producer and composer Marc Kate applies cinematic and conceptual approaches to music and audio production.

As a response to the tech culture assault on San Francisco (and the world), Kate takes up the tools of the trade — computers and synthesis — and slyly counter-attacks, imbuing humanity precisely where humanity is being evacuated. He creates a counterpoint to tech’s speed and greed — slow, immersive, materialist, drifting.

http://marckate.com

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Certain recordings are meant to be absorbed as sensorial experiences – reminders that music is not only about hooks and melodies, but is also deeply grounded in texture, ambiance and raw emotion.This is the vision that drives the work of Portland-based composer and producer Lavender. His forward-thinking and ethereal songs echo the work of artists like Four Tet, Tim Hecker John Carpenter and Alessandro Cortini.

While Lavender’s studio work embodies the aesthetics of minimalism, the cinematic landscapes of post rock and the organic qualities of experimentalism, his intricate audio-visual performances can range from voluptuous soundscapes to dance-floor bangers with Italo Disco overtones guaranteed to drive crowds into extended celebratory nights.

http://lavendersynth.com

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Rainbow Wolves (Randall Skrasek) has drummed and played keyboards in local psych-rock groups like Hypatia Lake, This Blinding Light, and Soft Hills… Rainbow Wolves is Skrasek’s outlet to indulge in his wildest keyboard fantasias… his methodical chord progressions and eerie timbres building exquisite tension and a sense of alien terrain.” (Dave Segal, The Stranger)

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