Concert Imaginaire

Concert Imaginaire is a Seattle-based chamber ensemble founded in 2011. The group records, performs concerts, and gives new music workshops at colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest. Our core ensemble is Becca Baggenstoss, percussion; Ruthie Dornfeld, violin; Evan Robertson, bass; Lewis Thompson, piano; and David Hahn, guitar/music director. In tonight’s concert we will be joined by soprano Sarah … Read More

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Clifford Dunn + Uneasy Chairs

Clifford Dunn is a flutist/composer/software developer living in Seattle. He seeks to always push the boundaries of his flute capabilities and utilize the most advanced and esoteric technology available to create unapologetic and intense music that will make you think. His influences range from heavy metal and rock and roll, Japanese Onkyo, jazz, and classical music. He has performed … Read More

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John Krausbauer + C. Spencer Yeh + Greg Kelley

Three distinctive voices in the fields of experimental sound utilizing the human voice, electronics, violin and trumpet to explore the realms of pure sound, noise and concepts of music beyond genre. WARNING: PART OF THIS PERFORMANCE INCLUDES STROBE LIGHTS.

John Krausbauer will be performing an extended-durational piece for amplified violin, voice and synth, utilizing high volumes, just tunings and stroboscopic … Read More

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Melissa Plagemann: Song Cycles

Mezzo-soprano Melissa Plagemann premieres two song cycles for voice and piano: The Burning Harp, by Forrest Pierce, is set to poetry by Rumi, and a cycle by Seattle composer Sheila Bristow, exploring dance and movement in poetry.

Praised for her “clear, burnished voice” and “mezzo rich with an alto’s strength and a soprano’s shining top edge” (Tacoma News Tribune), Melissa … Read More

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Dowsing

Dowsing uses saxophone, synthesizer, and cymbals as divining rods to locate deep musical aquifers.

This performance is the debut of saxophonist Steve Griggs with his son Ben on analog synth. While Steve improvises on the acoustic foundations of Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, Ben plugs into experimenters Pauline Oliveros and Steve Reich.

Greg Campbell joins on percussion. Steve and Greg first … Read More

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Ensemble Economique + Jim Haynes + Robert Millis & Greg Kelley

Liminal drone-pop from Ensemble Economique (Denovali, Not Not Fun), tactile sound corrosion from Jim Haynes (Editions Mego, Ghostly International), and polyglot esoterica by way of murder ballad and / or blotted collage from Robert Millis (Climax Golden Twins, Abduction, Sublime Frequencies).

Based in California’s Humboldt County, Brian Pyle wanders the world on his countless travels. Far from being restless, he … Read More

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