Archive | December 2012

PLEASE SUPPORT TEMPEST/COBALT BY DAWN CLEMENT

photo-fullThe ever-deepening, illustrious Seattle music stalwart, Dawn Clement, is seeking support for her newest project  TEMPEST/COBALT. She’s about half-way there, but she needs to hit her minimum goal by this Saturday 1/5 to receive any of the funds…can you help? “INVEST IN CULTURE”

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The Band
Dawn Clement – piano; keyboards; voice
Lena Simon – drums; electric guitar; acoustic guitar; clarinet; voice
Charlie Smith – electric bass; keyboards; organ
Produced and Recorded by Charlie Smith at Studio Nels, Seattle.

Thoughts from Dawn Clement
I am so excited for you to hear the music I’ve been working on this past year. This project showcases tunes inspired by people very close to me as well as people I’ve met on the road. Most of these tunes were written in the wee small hours of the morning when that was the only time I could make any music, or in my car on a long road trip. Getting past the hurdle of “Should I make another record of jazz tunes” to “I am going to make a record of original songs” was a process—I have come to realize that if I write about what I know and try to keep it simple, it can go a long way. It’s an important project to me artistically because it shows another side to my composing, singing, and musicianship. I have been working on all of these things over the past few years and this is a complete product of that. I hope you will hear the sincerity behind these pieces and the through-composed intention that was behind each and every tune and hopefully, these tunes will haunt you, in a good way.

By pre-ordering Tempest/Cobalt and pledging your support, you are helping me pay for recording, mixing, mastering, design, and promotional materials. By meeting our fundraising goal, we will be able to bring you this limited pre-release—something that only you and your fellow kickstarters will get to hear before it’s release to the public!!  Exclusive access to the album and it’s development, bonus tracks, behind the scenes bonus video and house concerts (YES!) are among the rewards at the wide range of pledge levels. The album makes a great gift – please consider ordering several copies. Your support means so much to me, please spread the word!

> WATCH THE VIDEO TO LEARN/HEAR MORE

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NOW AVAILABLE: ZONY MASH + HORNS

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ZONY MASH + HORNS LIVE

In 2012, Wayne Horvitz got the band got back together to record a CD LIVE at The Royal Room in Seattle, with a horn section consisting of Skerik, Dave Carter, Briggan Krauss and Steve Moore. This 2CD set is the result.

> Buy it now!

BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB & BOOK-IT LATE NIGHT THEATER 12/28-29

GeekOut-194x300December 28 – 29, 10 pm
The Erickson Theater
1524 Harvard Avenue

A celebration of Geek lit and culture
Adapted by Samara Lerman and David Goldstein
Directed by Andy Jensen

1) Black Box by Jennifer Egan
2) Instructions by Neil Gaiman
3) The Unwritten by Mike Carey (Leviathan Section)
4) Life Cycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang

Musical Performers:

Michael Owcharuk (and band) presents Black Box along side Choreographer Karin Stevens.

Dec 28th:

Vince Martinez – Instructions
Zoe Wick – The Unwritten (the leviathan section)
Aaron Shay – The Life of Software Objects

Dec 29th:
Vince Martinez – Instructions
Amanda Sue Winterhalter – The Unwritten (the leviathan section)
Laren Wilder – The Life of Software Objects

VISIONS OF SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET AT MOMENT MAGNITUDE

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Samantha Boshnack is a featured composer in the Frye Art Museum’s current exhibition: Moment Magnitude. She performed with her quintet (featuring Dawn Clement, Beth Fleenor, Isaac Castillo, and Max Wood) as part of the exhibit. Light installation/scuplture by LILIENTHAL | ZAMORA.

Photos by Bruce Tom

 

AUDIO: ROYAL ROOM ANNIVERSARY PARTY

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Audio and Images by Steve Kennedy Williams. Featuring Wayne Horvitz, Evan Flory-Barnes, Beth Fleenor, Andy Coe, Joe Doria, Tarik Abouzied, Skerik, Kate Olson, Naomi Siegel, Eric Eagle, Keith Lowe, Charmaine Slaven, Charlie Beck and Paul Moore.

LISTEN:

http://kennedy-williams.net/scoobiesnax/2012/12/royal-room-1st-birthday-party-night-one/

1984: 2 MINUTES OF HATE ARRANGED BY MICHAEL OWCHARUK

1984 inspired compositions, presented by the Bushwick Book Club at the Columbia City Theater.

2 MINUTES OF HATE ARRANGED BY MICHAEL OWCHARUK

Beth Fleenor (voice/bass clarinet) – Michael Owcharuk (keyboard) – Geoff Larson (bass)

Look for more collaborations with the Bushwick Book Club and Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble in the spring.