Nación de Humo – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzHGE8wN8u4
Goodnight Wounds – https://youtu.be/dQ5mP37ZIAA
QRY – https://gatasyvatas.bandcamp.com/track/7117
Tarsier Eyes – https://soundcloud.com/tarsier-eyes
Wishful Thinking Art & Recordings Presents:
Rare Form (Los Angeles)
JK Williams (Olympia)
5-15 suggested donation.
Doors at 8 pm. Music shortly after
tonight’s concert will feature solo performances by artists working in acoustic + electronic sound work. The virtuosic saxophonist Rhonda Taylor is up in Seattle from Las Cruces, New Mexico, and this event is in support of her tour.
Rhonda Taylor: solo saxophone (acoustic)
Rhonda Taylor has been on faculty at New Mexico State University since 2003, where she is the College Associate Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory. She completed her D.M.A. at the University of Arizona, where she studied with Kelland Thomas. She earned her M.M. as a graduate assistant of John Sampen at Bowling Green State University. Her additional studies include performances in master classes held by Fred Hemke and Eugene Rousseau, as well as attending Domaine Forget Music Academie to study with Jean-Marie Londeix and Jean-François Guay. In 2002, she was awarded a scholarship to the International Clarinet and Saxophone Connection held at New England Conservatory, where she studied with Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Michel Goury, and Kenneth Radnofsky.
Dr. Taylor is dedicated to the creation of meaningful sonic art of our time. She has commissioned, premiered, and/or recorded music by such composers as Chris Arrell, Rick Burkhardt, Ben Leeds Carson, Michael Colgrass, Nathan Davis, Ben Grosser, Jeffrey Mumford, Bernard Rands, Justin Rubin, and Avi Tchamni.
Chris Icasiano: solo drums + electronics
Christopher Icasiano is a Filipino-American percussionist and composer. He grew up in Redmond, WA and has been playing drums since he was eight years old. While studying jazz at the University of Washington, Icasiano developed an interest in free-improvisation, experimental and avant-garde music, which has informed his musical approach ever since. His influences include 90’s R&B, hip-hop, contemporary classical, folk, metal and noise, and his music finds intersections between the experimental and the mainstream. He tours internationally with his drum-sax duo Bad Luck, several folk and pop bands, and as a solo artist.
As a curator, Icasiano creates mind-expanding experiences featuring unconventional music in club environments. He co-founded and co-organizes the Racer Sessions, a weekly Seattle free-improvisation jam session and performance series, and the grassroots arts organization Table & Chairs. His chicken adobo is delicious, he has run three marathons, and his current karaoke song is Luther Vandross’ “So Amazing.”
Neil Welch: solo saxophone + electronics
Neil Welch is widely recognized for his ability to weave several notes at once into chords. Called multiphonics or split tones, Neil uses these extended techniques to powerful effect. His work is deeply emotive, exploring the extremities of his instrument from near silence to guttural wails. All About Jazz Magazine called his solo work ”stunning and extraordinary.” and showed his saxophone as “not only something that can be blown into, but also as something that can be hit, sung into, or screamed down.”
Neil is a member of the bands Bad Luck, King Tears Bat Trip, and his own chamber group Sleeper. He is a founding member of Seattle’s acclaimed improvisation series the Racer Sessions, and in 2011 became a Table & Chairs recording artist and founding member. Neil has released 6 albums under his own name, including: A Response to the Wednesday Morning Shooting at Cafe Racer. May 12th, 2012 in Seattle, WA (2014), 12 Tiny Explosions (2013) , Boxwork (2012), Iron Creek (2011), Sleeper (2011), and Narmada (2007).
Noel Kennon will also present a mathematical construction based on the overtone series in pitch space title articulated by sine waves and viola . the construction (or tuning) exists much like a music scale though it contains 256 tones per its span of 3 octaves (so far).
An evening of several trio perspectives of the piece
Monday, July 9th
Doors at 8:00, music shortly after
phillip greenlief (b. 1959, los angeles)
Since his emergence on the west coast in the late 1970s, Evander Music founder and saxophonist Phillip Greenlief has achieved international critical acclaim for his recordings and performances with musicians and composers in the post-jazz continuum as well as new music innovators and virtuosic improvisers. He has performed and recorded with Fred Frith, Meredith Monk, Nels Cline, and They Might Be Giants; albums include THAT OVERT DESIRE OF OBJECT with Joelle Leandre, and ALL AT ONCE with FPR (Frank Gratkowski, Jon Raskin, Phillip Greenlief). Recent residencies have included Headlands Center for the Arts and from 2012 to 2014 he was the curator at Berkeley Arts, a home for progressive music. He is the recipient of a San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie Award.
“The Bay Area’s do-it-yourself ethos has produced a bevy of dazzlingly creative musicians, but few have put the philosophy to work as effectively as Phillip Greenlief.” – Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle (www.evandermusic.com)
phillip greenlief – tenor saxophone
tom varner – horn
jacob zimmerman – clarinet
phillip greenlief – tenor saxophone
gust burns – piano
greg campbell – drums
Gallery 1412 Presents :
Doors at 7:30 music shortly after 8
Abbey Blackwell, bass;
Thomas Campbell, drum set;
Ronan Delisle, guitar.
Fig explores the relationships and pathways between americana, swing and the avant-garde through unique song forms and improvised textures.
For fans of music and lyrics
“Spirit Grows, Spirit Shakes”
Mike Gebhart is a staple of the Seattle music scene and is known for his singular and relentlessly passionate approach to the drums. He will be performing a set of solo music which will deal with the history of the drums.
Donations strongly encouraged at the door, $5-15.
Gallery 1412, Seattle
Sunday, July 15, 2018
doors at 8:00pm music shortly after
An evening of solos, trios, and duets featuring improv, Americana, minimalism, no wave, and experimentation. Headlined by Bill Brovold, an eclectic producer and guitar player from New York and Michigan (born in Tacoma, WA). Bill has played with Rhys Chatham, Larval and Serenity Knolls, releasing albums on Knitting Factory Works, RareNoise, John Zorn’s Avant and Cuneiform.
will perform an opening set of soft sounds
NOEL KENNON/GREG KELLEY/ROBERT MILLIS
WALLY SHOUP and PAUL KLEMMISH
Sax and bass duet, featuring the legendary Wally Shoup
🐉 War Hippy (L.A.)
War Hippy is a Noise duo based out of Los Angeles consisting of Cole Miller (Vortal Curb/Human Hands/Toxic Loincloth) and Jess Coble (The Zero Collective/Island of Misfit Toys/NovaHead vs ChickenTron). Focusing on the moment of inspired creation amidst the rubble; following the destruction/decimation of all you have held dear
🦆 Sleepwalkers Local (L.A.)
Sleepwalkers Local is the solo project of Los Angeles based sound artist Grant Capes (member of the improv collective (VxPxC), Obscurer. and Circle & the Point). Sleepwalkers Local is pure improv layered over a faint skeleton of mechanical or musical structure. Sleepwalkers Local has toured the east and west coasts, as well as into the recesses of the South and Midwest. Sleepwalkers Local has released tapes and cdrs on such fine labels as Stunned Records, House of Alchemy, Snakefork and Phantom Limb.
🐴 the Sundowner Band
Noel Kennon summons the sun d o w n w a r d
🐛 godtease (L.A.)
godtease is the explorative electronic project of Russian-born and LA-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Sophie Alieninova. Based in the foundation of classical pipe organ and sacred choral music, godtease organically synthesizes digital and analog mediums while decimating the rhythmic and harmonic definitions set forth by electronic devices. Sophie has toured as a choral musician as well as a keyboardist across the US and is currently performing and producing multiple genre-varying projects in and around LA.
🐆 Ergoeg (L.A.)
@ Gallery 1412
1412 18th Ave S.
Doors at 8, music shortly after.
Free black tea