Archive | June 2013

CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND 7/2 EXPLORATION SET

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FRANKLY MONDAYS 6/24: CRYSTAL BETH (solo) & WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE

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Monday, June 24 – 8pm

Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S

In Crystal Beth* (solo) multi-instrumentalist/composer Beth Fleenor spins sound using voice, clarinet, loops and effects, weaving a participatory aural ritual encompassing urban tribal chants & improvisations, alien disco breaks and robot love songs.

*Crystal Beth is a psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.

Featured in the second set, Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble (WE) present an ever growing number of exploratory scores based on an in-depth practice of mutual respect. A 12-piece modular ensemble, WE create music super charged with compositional and collective intent. Grounded in learning and working Fleenor’s 20 Etudes for Blindfolded Musicians, WE also work in conduction, sonic meditation, and cross-stitched graphic scores. Through the use of blindfolds to heighten full body listening/awareness, WE cultivate focused intention, highlighting that intention as a respected member of the ensemble, in a practice of non-visual, non-verbal empathic communication.

This performance will feature: Michele Khazak (voice), Kate Olson, Brian Bermudez (reeds), Naomi Seigel (trombone), Michael Owcharuk (piano), Evan Flory Barnes (bass), Greg Campbell (percussion/horn), Adam Kozie (drums), and Beth Fleenor (clarinet, voice, composition).

Sometimes it’s groovy, sometimes it’s serene, sometimes it’s a noise bath, WE are always grounded in power, intention, and respect.

www.bethfleenor.com

BEWARE THE ILLUSION OF PERFECTION: NEW PARIS HURLEY WORK PREMIERES THIS WEEKEND 6/14-16

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PARIS HURLEY: BEWARE THE ILLUSION OF PERFECTION

2013 NW New Works Festival
On the Boards (Seattle) – Studio Theater
June 14 – 8pm
June 15 – 5pm
June 16 – 5pm

Tickets: http://www.ontheboards.org/performances/nw-new-works-festival-2013

Director/Composer/Choreographer, Paris Hurley (Degenerate Art Ensemble, Kultur Shock, Jherek Bischoff), brings together performers, ilvs strauss (Homo for the Holidays), Hanna Benn (Pollens), and Mercedes Klein in, BEWARE THE ILLUSION OF PERFECTION, a new work exploring individual & collective sociocultural programming through dance, music, text, and internal audience participation. Built upon a year of research examining shame, the piece investigates personal wounds, cultural mythologies, personas, ritual, and our collective performance of man, woman, beauty, sexy & sexuality, asking: what are the invisible systems at play and how can we transform them?

Also featuring performers:

Mimi Allin
Heidi Biggs
Jenna Forsyth
Rachel Green
KT Shores
Syniva Whitney

Photo by Tim Summers

SLINGSHOT SONGS WEST WITH LURIE, BOSHNACK & FLEENOR 6/11

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Tuesday, June 11 – 8pm
Royal Room
$Donation

Two sets of improvised songs with Jessica Lurie (sax/voice), Sam Boshnack (trumpet), Beth Fleenor (clarinet/voice), Mark Oi (guitar), Evan Flory Barnes (bass) & Olli Klomp (drums)

www.theroyalroomseattle.com

CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND RETURN 6/7

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Friday, June 7 – 9pm start / CB on at 11pm

Josephine
608 NW 65th St  

With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of a leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* brings her personal brand of posicore purge-pop-punk-hop – a trance psychedelia ritual – back to the Josephine. Expect intense currents of bethnic chanting, propelled by the ferocious beating of the Boom Boom Band.

*Crystal Beth is a psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.

http://www.bethfleenor.com