Archive | September 2015

SHOW 9/15/15: PARIS HURLEY’S NEW PROJECT OBJECT AS SUBJECT AT THE SPITEHOUSE

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Tuesday, September 15
Spitehouse
1513 14th Ave – Seattle, WA 98118
Doors 8pm / Music begins 8:30pm
Food and drink are FREE! A suggested $20 donation goes directly to the musicians.
Stephen Fandrich & Bill Monto open, OBJECT AS SUBJECT follows, the third set is open to anyone!

OBJECT AS SUBJECT is the latest endeavor of maker/performer, Paris Hurley.

Primarily a band, OBJECT AS SUBJECT, works to invent new intersections between music, dance, performance, and installation. Built on an ongoing investigation of cultural mythologies, personas, ritual, oppression, and our individual, cultural, & collective performances of identity, the project brings these explorations to life in a visceral landscape of dark drones, gritty bass riffs, wailing vocals, and stage antics of overtly feminist proportions.

MORE ABOUT SPITEHOUSE:
Spite House Concerts started in 2013 as a venue for new music. Much beloved by Seattle’s improvisation communities, the series continues in 2015. Each concert begins with a presentation by the Spite House House Band, followed by a concert presentation. Concert artists are selected by a rotating group of curators, local musicians devoted to finding Seattle’s most interesting and unique new music. The third set is open to improvisers. Audience members are welcome to bring voices and other instruments. After the concert proper (approx 10:30pm) we form up impromptu duos and small ensembles to create a set of improvised magic in the third set.

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SHOWS 10/23-25/15 KARIN STEVENS DANCE + SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

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Karin Stevens Dance with the Sam Boshnack Quintet
October 23, 7:30pm
October 24, 7:30pm
October 25,  6:30pm
Velocity Dance Center
1621 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122

TICKETS HERE!

An evening of cross-continental contemporary dance – set to high-octane original jazz and part of the UW Dance Program’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

As part of the University of Washington Dance Program’s 50th Anniversary, encore performance by KSD with the Sam Boshnack Quintet features works by celebrated UW dance artists. From Seattle to Switzerland, artists Karin Stevens (1999 Alum), Penny Hutchinson (Adjunct Faculty and Teaching Artist) and Jürg Koch (Professor 2004-2014) showcase their individual choreographic styles with 5 works set to live original jazz music.

Moved by the recent work of prolific Seattle trumpeter and composer Samantha Boshnack and a desire to build community and expand KSD’s reach, Karin brings together an artistic team of UW alumni, alumni faculty, and 10 new dancers. Back by demand, the four returning works and one new work pull inspiration from man-made and natural powerful local structures like the 99 Viaduct and Puget Sound, lively Juba music, intimate relationships and idiosyncrasies that occur inside of ensemble.

Karin’s three-movement finale work – Dormant, Exploding Syndrome, Ash Cloud – explores unexpected life eruptions with an expanded 10-dancer cast. Using the inspirations for Dormant, Karin aims to raise awareness for the Ben Townes Foundation and Seattle’s revolutionary childhood cancer research.

“Masterful artistry with precise timing, exacting movement and a sophisticated sense of flow. ” – Cyrus Khambatta, Seattle International Dance Festival

WAYNE HORVITZ CELEBRATES 60TH BIRTHDAY WITH 52 WEEKS OF BACK CATALOG RELEASES!

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The word from Mr. Horvitz:

Hello everyone,

As I look back on 60 years on the planet and 35 years making and releasing music, I am humbled and frankly a little dazed.

I meet new people all the time, and some of them have come to know my music. Many are younger, and only know the music I have made recently, some are fans from NY in the 80’s, and haven’t heard my newer music; some have never heard of The President, or the Horvitz Morris Trio. Others may have no idea I have a CD of string quartets. So I thought it would a blast to do the following:

Starting today, and each Tuesday for the next 52 weeks, I will be releasing a free download from my back-catalog. Today’s is titled I’m A Fool from my 1997 release Monologue, on the Cavity Search label. You can download it here:

http://waynehorvitz.bandcamp.com/track/im-a-fool

Even those of you familiar with my work have likely missed certain releases. So these selections will include favorites, deep cuts, unreleased tunes, live recordings, and more – spanning the last 35 years.

Next week’s download comes from the 4+1 Ensemble (Reggie Watts, Eyvind Kang, Julian Priester, Skerik and Tucker Martine). The following week my favorite movement I’ve ever written for string quartet. And week #4 will be from my very first release; up until now only available on vinyl, a track entitled Art Police.

Each download will only be available for free for a week, and then available for streaming only the rest of the year.

We will be posting an announcement for each new track on my Facebook artist page every week. If you haven’t, join here:

http://facebook.com/waynehorvitz

We will also post on Twitter (@waynehorvitz). The downloads will be available via Bandcamp.

Looking forward to sharing this, and I hope you enjoy the music!

All the best,
Wayne