Mike Marlin & Friends: Purging Demons Through Sonic Oversight

Sacramento-based free-improv banjoist Mike Marlin returns to Seattle to team up with co-
conspirators in a series of duets, trios, and ensemble with music to set a backfire against the raging inferno of ridiculosophy and abandonment of reason.

Mike Marlin approaches the banjo as a melodic, atonal, and percussive instrument to be shaken, stirred, beaten, plucked, and even strummed. With an … Read More

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WHSS Duo (Sara Schoenbeck/Wayne Horvitz)

Long-time musical partners Wayne Horvitz and Sara Schoenbeck (WHSS Duo) perform compositions and improvisations for bassoon, piano and electronics, exploring music from the obscure to the sublime. Plus special guests Ray Larsen and Abbey Blackwell.

Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) and Wayne Horvitz (piano, electronics) first met as performers at the Company-style improvisation festival Time Flies in Vancouver B.C. in 2000. They … Read More

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David Watson/John Krausbauer + Bill Horist + Amelia Coulter

David Watson is an experimental guitarist, bagpiper, improviser and composer. Originally from New Zealand, he has lived and worked in New York City since 1987. As a guitarist he has been featured in John Zorn’s Cobra, and in groups with Ikue Mori, Christian Marclay, Zeena Parkins, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Tipple. In the early 90’s he added Highland bagpipes. He … Read More

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34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival

Taking place Feb. 6 – 10, the Seattle Improvised Music Festival (SIMF) is the longest-running festival in the US dedicated solely to music that is completely improvised. This is truly “music of the moment,” allowing artists from diverse musical backgrounds to meet in an atmosphere of spontaneity, intuition, playfulness, and discovery. See the complete festival schedule here.

Tonight:

duo: Haley Freedlund, … Read More

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34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Dance!

Taking place Feb. 6 – 10, the Seattle Improvised Music Festival (SIMF) is the longest-running festival in the US dedicated solely to music that is completely improvised. This is truly “music of the moment,” allowing artists from diverse musical backgrounds to meet in an atmosphere of spontaneity, intuition, playfulness, and discovery. See the complete festival schedule here.

Today:

SIMF presents a … Read More

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34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival: Hoskin Tribute

Taking place Feb. 6 – 10, the Seattle Improvised Music Festival (SIMF) is the longest-running festival in the US dedicated solely to music that is completely improvised. This is truly “music of the moment,” allowing artists from diverse musical backgrounds to meet in an atmosphere of spontaneity, intuition, playfulness, and discovery. See the complete festival schedule here.

Today:

A large group … Read More

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