Julio Lopezhiler & friends

Seattle and Victoria, BC improvisers and composers collaborate on a program of new music and improvisations. Centered around questions of identity, agency, and cohabitation, the music makes its home in the liminal spaces between sound, noise, and silence, extending the voices of individual players and instruments as well as the sonic ecologies within which they exist.

improvisations by:
Lori Goldston, … Read More


Tender Buttons + Syrinx Effect

The SF Bay Area’s Tender Buttons (Tania Chen, piano/electronics/toys; Gino Robair, modular electronics; Tom Djll, modular/circuit-bent electronics) rewinds classic electronic musics in a swarm of devices and languages, composed in the moment via a shared esthetic of severe improvisational methods. Friendly spirits Fluxus, WDR, Cage, On-U and Kling Klang are never far away.

“Hope in gates, hope in spoons, … Read More


Cursive: Black Anemones

Black Anemones is a unique chamber recital featuring individualist masterworks by Schwantner, Fine, Schulhoff and others performed by the new ensemble Cursive (Samantha Bosch, flute and Peter Nelson-King, multi-instrumentalist/founder). Cursive focuses on performing an eclectic mix of great, unknown modern works performed with a modular ensemble.

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Luke Fitzpatrick: Violin & Electronics

Violinist Luke Fitzpatrick presents a solo violin and electronics concert. Works include Anthèmes 2 by Pierre Boulez and Frises by Kaija Saariaho. The concert will also feature newly commissioned works by Doug Niemela, Jacob Sundstrom, Ania Stachurska and Jeff Bowen.

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Seattle Modern Orchestra: Discrete Infinity


Concert at 8 PM
with guest composer Anthony Cheung & SMO co-Artistic Director Jérémy Jolley

For its season finale, Seattle Modern Orchestra will host composer and Rome Prize winner Anthony Cheung in residency for the US Premiere of his 2011 piece, Discrete Infinity. The piece, borrowing its title from Noam Chomsky’s The … Read More


Grex + Citizens Band

Bay Area band Grex visits Seattle for a special evening of sounds both familiar and strange, joined by local free jazz trio Citizens Band. Grex has been called “essential current-and-future listening,” offering a unique blend of popular song, free improvisation, and experimental jazz. The group’s sensitive but deeply dynamic music has drawn comparisons to Jimi Hendrix, Sonny Sharrrock, and … Read More