Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Two Upcoming Concerts – both in October

1. Thursday, October 14th, 7:30 PM in the Gold Room at Tim Noah’s Thumbnail Theater, 1211 4th Street, Snohomish, WA 98290. $10.00 admission. I’ll be joined by Keith Eisenbrey (piano), Neal Meyer (piano and guitar), and possibly Wayne Lovegrove (guitar). We’ll play some of the StormSound pieces (at least two of them), a couple of excerpts from “Discarded Poems”, some solo work, and possibly a new set of four electro-acoustic works made specifically for this concert by Keith and me. The slab-gongs will be set up, though I don’t know yet if we’ll be able to obliterate them again. …And I’ll be doing some free-improv on the hammer dulcimer and maybe give the rondolin another spin…

2. Calling Improvisers! (and people who want to come and listen)

The first of what might be a series of "Avant-Garde in the Library" concerts is scheduled for Wednesday, October 27th, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Lynnwood Public Library, 19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood. This is not a paid concert, but it will give improvisers a chance to play for some who might have never heard this music before. It's free and open to the public.

How the concert will be run: improvised sets, 10-15 minutes each, with duos or trios (depending on how many musicians show up). Some may get to play twice, again, depending on who's there.

1. The concert will be in the meeting room to the side of the library foyer. It holds about 25 audience members plus musicians.
2. There is no piano or sound system.
3. The music must be of a quiet nature (not loud enough to disturb people using the main part of the library).
4. There will be some traffic noise from outside, so pieces that interact with the sound environment are good.
5. Can somebody think of a better title for this proposed series than "Avant-Garde in the Library"?

Again, I’ll do one or more of the StormSound pieces (ones that don’t use a piano), some free-improv on the hammer dulcimer, and I may bring the Lao mountain harp out of storage (I used to use it at open mikes years ago in California…)

1 comment:

  1. I suspect that Avant-garde is probably not the best term as improvised music is really what it is and that's not particularly 'avante', but New Improvised Music is a bit wordy too.