Black Spirituals/Jessika Kenney/Mamiffer

Black Spirituals is a collaboration between two soloists who have found a new platform for the intersection of tone-generating electronic technology and the heart-thumping technology of acoustic percussion. This duet features a new tradition in conversant, duo vernacular dynamics that sparked a revolution in our conceptions of space, stage, ritual, performance, geography, praxis, brotherhood, relationships, rockin’ out, and more. … Read More

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Seattle Composers’ Salon

The Seattle Composers’ Salon fosters the development, performance and appreciation of new music by regional composers and performers. At bi-monthly, informal presentations, the Salon features finished works, previews, and works in progress. Composers, performers, and audience members gather in a casual setting that allows for experimentation and discussion. Everyone is welcome! Composers for this month include Paul Gillespie, Jessika … Read More

Rhys Tivey Qt. + The Sky Is a Suitcase

Innovative NYC-based trumpeter, vocalist, and composer Rhys Tivey marked a bold debut with the release of his album, No Voice No More. The album exposes his quartet’s firm roots in jazz and free improvisation while blending dynamic overtones of memorable melody and cinematic composition. New material incorporates indie-influenced lyrics and vocals. This performance will feature Seattle musicians Gregg Belisle-Chi … Read More

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Neil Welch + John Teske Duo

Neil Welch solo saxophone album release and performance: A Response to the Wednesday Morning Shooting at Cafe Racer. May 30th, 2012 in Seattle, WA. John Teske duo opens the show. $15 donation includes cover + a hand made musical score with the album inside. All proceeds donated to caferacerlove.org.

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Paul Hoskin: solo contrabass clarinet

Announcing the annual contrabass clarinet solo courtesy of Paul Hoskin. An eighty-minute adventure sounds the Chapel Performance Space. Hoskin’s solo life began with multiple reed instruments lasting for hours. He “simplified” by 1990 — contrabass clarinet only. Given cassette recording, the initial presentations were of ninety-minute length. As he ages (and switches to CD recording), eighty-minute episodes started in … Read More

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Susan Alcorn + Wally Shoup

One of the world’s premiere musical innovators on her instrument, Baltimore-based Susan Alcorn has taken the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional role in country and western swing music. Known among steel guitarists for her virtuosity and authenticity in a traditional context, Alcorn first paid her dues in Texas country & western bands. Soon she began to expand … Read More

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