Benefit for Prisoner Solidarity: QRY~/~DoomII~/~Nightspace~/~EPB

January 12th 8 pm

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A benefit event for John Henry details below

Featuring,
QRY: an African trans woman sludge noise doom punk w/ screaming. Electric bass & distortion.
https://qqrryy.bandcamp.com/

Edge Petal Burn: a Boston-based project fronted by straight edge scorpio potato, Olivia West. Inspired by Kate Bush, plants, enemies, and Korean-American identity.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/edgepetalburn/about/?ref=page_internal
https://ricebabies.bandcamp.com/

Doom II: the enemy of progress, from Bad City, Olympia.

Nightspace: the dreamcore space punk you know and love, visiting home from New York.
https://nightspace.bandcamp.com/

We are raising funds to send directly to comrades of ours who are incarcerated and living on the front lines of climate change.
There will be an opportunity to hear about their stories, how to support, and to get involved in local and global struggles for prison abolition and collective liberation. Read about John’s story here: https://freeheathjohnhenry.wordpress.com/about/

Contact 羅雅 if you want to vend at the event or support in any way!
[Accessibility info TBE]

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Jeff Witscher//die Reihe//Kaori Suzuki//RM Francis

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Saturday, January 6, 2018, 8pm. $5-15 sliding scale.

Join us for an evening of experimental electronic music, featuring the hybrid concrète/digital synthesis constructions of Jeff Witscher, die Reihe’s conceptual deconstructions of dance music genres, and a presentation of a multichannel work by Kaori Suzuki, with an opening set by local artist RM Francis.

Jeff Witscher was born in 1983 in Long Beach, California and currently manages his own ​custodial & maintenance company Vincent’s Expert Cleaners in Portland, Or. He has recorded under a few different names, Rene Hell perhaps being the most known. He is an avid chess player​ & focuses on sound composition utilizing his computer accompanied by videos for his live performances. He’s currently working on an LP for Alter. Recent solo recordings include ​Stockfish, Fy Monkey Sisaj Kura, Cob Music, ​Bifurcating a Resounding No!, Meclu, & Vanilla Call Option.
https://soundcloud.com/rnpetalgaz

die Reihe is the moniker of composer and sound engineer Jack Callahan. Taken from the journal of contemporary music of the same name edited by Herbert Eimert and Karlheinz Stockhausen, die Reihe has primarily focused on clinical deconstruction of contemporary music tropes. His music has been released on Ascetic House, NNA Tapes, Anomia, Salon and his own Bánh Mì Verlag, an imprint dedicated to contemporary experimental music and culture.
https://nnatapes.bandcamp.com/album/housed

Kaori Suzuki (b. Tokyo) is a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music living in Oakland, CA. Her musical works are concerned with inner-sensory responses and transformative states, often emphasizing duration and dynamics through meticulous synthesis techniques. Her projects include her handmade instrument building platform Magic Echo Music, various solo/collaborative compositions with analog synthesis, and solo computer music utilizing spectral properties of transducer-driven objects combined with the use of auditory distortion products and other inner-ear phenomena. She has performed at various venues in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest including Jack Straw Productions, Chapel Performance Space, Debacle Fest, TUFFest (Seattle, WA), S1 (Portland, OR), Berkeley Art Museum, Studio Grand, CCRMA (SF Bay Area), and recently the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. She holds a master’s degree in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2FeY140twA&t=1472s

RM Francis is an artist based in Seattle working with computer-generated sound via recordings, installations, and performances. His work is primarily informed by historical electroacoustic practices and posthumanist philosophy. He has performed at numerous festivals in the US, including Debacle in Seattle, 2 Day in Portland, Diffusion in Baltimore, and Human Festival in Philadelphia. His 2017 release Hyperplastic Other, a multimedia work utilizing chocolate and sound, is published by nada. Francis is also a member of the networked computer music ensemble Mesh Collaborative.
http://rmfrancis.net/

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Jacob Neenan and an amplified band.

Jacob Neenan

Ruby Dunphy

Joseph Oakes

Trevor O’Loughlin

Noel Kennon

 

Thursday 14th / Music at 8pm.  / Open to all

 

 

 

 

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Dec. 15th Mxd kd mixtape: Homecoming Release Party

Dec. 15th

7:30 – 10:30

Suggested Donation but come and listen if you are unable.

 

 

Join Malcolm Friend in celebrating the release of his debut chapbook, mxd kd mixtape. Alongside Malcolm reading his work, featured readers and artists will showcase their own work.

About Malcolm:

MALCOLM FRIEND is a poet originally from the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University and his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of the chapbook mxd kd mixtape (Glass Poetry), and has received awards and fellowships from organizations including CantoMundo, VONA/Voices of Our Nations, Backbone Press, and the University of Memphis. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including La Respuesta magazine, Vinyl, Word Riot, The Acentos Review, and Pretty Owl Poetry. He currently serves as a Poetry Editor for FreezeRay Poetry

About the featured readers:

JASMINE SCHWARTZ is a Filipinx QTPOC artist from Seattle, WA. Their work confronts different facets of diasporic existence, including anti-blackness in the non-black community. With their work they aim to decolonize artist spaces, provide comfort, and a solid place from which to begin healing. They are currently in process to put out a chapbook of their own titled Remember Me This Way which will be available in the coming months.

JESSE BERNSTEIN was born and raised in Beacon Hill. He has been working with youth with 4 and half years in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York and currently works at the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club as the Education Director. He is a Spoken Word Artist and most of his themes revolve around race, gender, politics, philosophy, life, death, childhood, family, and his experience working with youth. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and TV Shows (right now The Wire, She’s Gotta Have It, and Mr. Robot), spending time with family and friends (including non-humans), performing, and living life.

LE’CHANTE’ RAIWALUI: “Motherhood is the ultimate test of balance between holding my daughter in one arm and deflecting the chaos of the world with the other, all while practicing unconditional love towards myself, my spouse, our daughter and others around me. So naturally mother-earth and life as I know it became the muse to my current work. Where I paint the image of my transition from a young woman being raised by my mother, to a mother myself raising a young woman. Every piece is my written guide to her as she becomes more aware of herself and the world around her. Between my involvement in the world and between raising a queen, Ive found just enough time to balance a glass of wine with a pen and notebook, to craft imagery by word for all women everywhere to relate to.”

ROBERT GAVINO was raised on occupied land called Renton, land of Coast Salish peoples. Born to Filipino immigrants, Robert traces their lineage to land-owners by Bikol volcanoes, landless farmworkers in Calumpit, and property-owners in Malabon. Robert’s creative & cultural work reflects their queer & non-binary life, their community organizing, & their clumsy navigation of the generational blessings & traumas of their family in diaspora. The focus of Robert’s community organizing as a non-black person in black youth-led movements like No New Youth Jail & Block the Bunker is to foster collective power through cultural & healing work. This work is Robert’s way of sharing their learning on this very clumsy, imperfect journey of liberation.

About the featured artists:

RAYCHELLE DUAZO is a queer femme Filipina-American visual artist from the Pacific Northwest. Artistically, her specialities include portraits, comics, and typography. Her work focuses on themes of love, heartbreak, loss, memory, identity, and place. She has spoken on QPOC art & activism panels both in Seattle & NYC, is an alumni of the VONA Voices Graphic Novel Program (2014), and is an active member of the Seattle-based comics artist collective, The HAND.

DEREK OBISO DIZON is a Filipino American cultural worker and grief companion residing in occupied Duwamish Territory. Born to immigrant parents from the Philippine Islands, the art Derek creates are expressions of a path in navigating and reclaiming the spirit, memory, and stories of his Ilokano, Cebuano, and Bikolano ancestry. Derek believes cultural work and artistic expression can be used as a vessel for healing and resistance for all peoples around the world who have been impacted by centuries of violence. Much of Derek’s work centers stories of intergenerational grief and liberation.

JULZ BOLINAYEN is a trans Ilokano queer femme dedicated to cultivating deeper relationship with plants and the Earth, and supporting intergenerational healing through Philippine plant-based tradition.

About mxd kd mixtape:

In his debut chapbook mxd kd mix tape, Malcolm Friend offers us a speaker on the fringe of becoming. If he were a superhero this would be his origin story. The musicality & rhythm that is promised in the title more than delivers, but what Friend also delivers on are poems forged within the many rooms of his identity. & these rooms are decorated with poetic craft & a keen knowledge of the songs that have shaped him. This collection, & Friend are a valuable addition to America’s poetic landscape. I look forward to many more work from this fresh new voice. — Yesenia Montilla, author of The Pink Box

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Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, Part I, Chapter 3

A Continuation :

 

Saturday at 8 PM

Chapter 1 is an overture, and follows the rules of music (more or less); Chapter 2 is farily straightforward storytelling ( mostly). In Chapter 3 we enter the fog of dream and the unconscious, the proper realm and idiom of the Wake, Joyce’s book of the dark. Part I, Chapters 1-4 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake constitute the first large structural component of the book. This fall and winter, Neal Kosaly-Meyer will perform those first four chapters from memory, with acute attention to the work’s musical detail. The first three chapters are
“chamber” performances, all at Gallery 1412. The next performance will be Chapter 3 on Saturday, November 18. Chapter 4, this year’s premiere, will be performed with lights, sound design and theatrical/liturgical costume and staging at Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center on Saturday December 16.
All performances, sliding admission, $5-$15

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The World Is Sound – Tom Baker

Thursday Nov. 16th
donation based entry
music at 8:00
Theremin. Fretless Guitar. Computer. Analog Synth. Kalimba.
The World is Sound.
Inspired by the amazing exhibit “The World is Sound” at the Rubin Museum in NYC, this show will feature improvised and composed electronic music by composer Tom Baker.
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“Alarmingly restrained, yet evocative, avant garde jazz, created with great care and structured structurelessness. The space is the music.”
—ADD Reviews
“There’s a warmth and humanity that sets Baker’s music apart…”
— Dave Wayne, Jazz Review
“Tom Baker’s music plies the shadowy territory between form, isolation, and silence.”
—Christopher DeLaurenti, The Stranger

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Unbound Signals ▦ | ▤ | ▩

Small group free improvisations among friendly neighbors of Seattle:

Oct. 27th 8pm.

 

sliding scale $5-15

Haley Freedlund (trombone) / Greg Kelley (trumpet) / Jason McGill (alto saxophone)

Heather Bentley (viola) / Leanna Keith – Flutist (flute)

Noel Kennon (viola) /  Seth Laster (clarinets) /

 

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