Archive | October 2012

10/29 BETH FLEENOR’S WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE – FRANKLY MONDAYS (CAN BE AWESOME)

Monday, October 29 – 8pm
Royal Room

Beth Fleenor: Workshop Ensemble (WE)
[this incarnation: BF + Kate Olson / Michele Khazak / Brian Bermudez / Sam Boshnack / Mike Owcharuk / Paul Kemmish / Evan Flory Barnes / Greg Campbell / Adam Kozie]

WE are a dynamic onslaught of Seattle’s creative voices presenting Fleenor’s works for Blindfolded Ensemble, and other exploratory scores. For this show, WE will present different aspects of the blindfolded work as well as perform the 2011 conduction work SILT, originally commission by the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble and UMAMI Performance.

(video from WE blindfolded performance last August)

(excerpt of SILT as performed by SJCE)

Also on the bill: Sugarpants, performing high energy music for soprano sax, upright bass and drums. [Kate Olson / Paul Kemmish / Tom Zgonc]

The Frank Agency has teamed up with the Royal Room to highlight Frank artists & affiliates in a monthly sonic presentation. A split bill the last Monday of each month features a range of projects, artists, ideas & perspectives. Taking advantage of the “project room” nature of Columbia City’s new space, you can expect that the sounds will be ever changing monthly, while the level of quality, expressiveness, and exploration stays invigorating. Listen, talk with artists, commune…Frankly Mondays, can be awesome…

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10/23 B’SHNORKESTRA TONIGHT

 

Tuesday, October 23 – 7:30pm
Royal Room
http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

The outstanding trumpeter and emerging composer Samantha Boshnack presents her riveting work with a large ensemble. Opening: rising regional sax star, Neil Welch, a driving performer in the tradition of Coltrane and other adventurers, performs solo.

$14 general/$12 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students  

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10/23 BETH FLEENOR’S FIGEATER WITH MAKO SICA & BILL HORIST

Tuesday, October 23 – 9pm
Josephine
608 NW 65th st N

Beth Fleenor’s Figeater presents their chimeric concoction of jazz, rock and other sounds from the avant universe. [conFIGuration: POWER FIG with Jeff Huston (guitar), Paul Kemmish (bass), Tom Zgonc (drums)]

“Clarinetist/composer Beth Fleenor bases her cargo-cult band on the arrival of unhinged, uncorked, unkempt provocations from a small, raucous band of collaborators. Expect some wailin’, some keening, and some siren-singing too.”- Earshot Jazz

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Mako Sica, featuring former members of Rope – dark, atmospheric, ECM Flavored doom surf with notes of Eighties industrial bands like Psychic TV and Einstruzende Neubauten. Ethnographic chanting and twin Caspar Broetzman style guitars pealing over lush, pulsing drums.

Bill Horist brings his original recipe prepared guitar improvisation.

BOBBY PREVITE & WAYNE HORVITZ LARGE ENSEMBLES AT EARSHOT FESTIVAL

Bobby Previte’s Voodoo Orchestra West
The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

Monday, October 22 – 7pm
Triple Door

$14 general/$12 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students  
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Bobby Previte hoto by Daniel Sheehan

New York-based drummer Bobby Previte first brought his transcriptions of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew-era psychedelia to NYC’s Knitting Factory with the weekly Voodoo Orchestra 15 years ago. Now Davis’ seductively brooding electric music is resurrected with a cast of seasoned Seattle pros:

Saxophones Neil Welch, Kate Olson, bass clarinet Beth Fleenor, French horn Tom Varner, electric bass Keith Lowe, string bass Geoff Harper, Fender Rhodes Ryan Burns, keys Wayne Horvitz, B-3 organ Joe Doria, electric guitar Tim Young and percussion Jeff Busch.

Under Previte’s direction from the drums, the pieces often progress at differently than what Davis devotees are accustomed to. His Voodoo Orchestra West conjures the source material’s spirit and atmosphere; they play as themselves in Davis’ court, rather than simply emulating the sidemen on the original records. That allows a freedom to uncover their own starts, stops and melodies.

Opening this performance is the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, a conduction group led by Wayne Horvitz, featuring many of the same musicians as the Voodoo Orchestra: drums Bobby Previte, saxophones Greg Sinibaldi, Neil Welch, Kate Olson, bass clarinet Beth Fleenor, trumpets Al Keith, Samantha Boshnack, Steve O’Brien, trombones Naomi Siege, Jacob Herring, French horn Tom Varner, string bass Geoff Harper and piano Ryan Burns.

Wayne Horvitz photo by Daniel Sheehan

The Royal Room Collective operates around a unique system of instant arranging fueled by musical symbols that Horvitz newly created specifically for this music.

– NB

FRANKLY MONDAYS 10/29: SUGARPANTS + BETH FLEENOR’S WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE

Monday, October 29 – 8pm
Royal Room

Sugarpants
[Kate Olson / Paul Kemmish / Tom Zgonc]

Beth Fleenor: Workshop Ensemble (WE)
[Kate Olson / Michele Khazak / Brian Bermudez / Sam Boshnack / Mike Owcharuk / Paul Kemmish / Evan Flory Barnes / Greg Campbell / Adam Kozie]

Frankly Mondays October features Sugarpants, performing high energy music for soprano sax, upright bass and drums, alongside Beth Fleenor’s new Workshop Ensemble (WE). WE are a dynamic onslaught of Seattle’s creative voices presenting Fleenor’s works for Blindfolded Ensemble, and other exploratory scores. For this show, WE will present different aspects of the blindfolded work as well as perform the 2011 conduction work SILT, originally commission by the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble and UMAMI Performance.

The Frank Agency has teamed up with the Royal Room to highlight Frank artists & affiliates in a monthly sonic presentation. A split bill the last Monday of each month features a range of projects, artists, ideas & perspectives. Taking advantage of the “project room” nature of Columbia City’s new space, you can expect that the sounds will be ever changing monthly, while the level of quality, expressiveness, and exploration stays invigorating. Listen, talk with artists, commune…Frankly Mondays, can be awesome…

> event info

www.thefrankagency.org