Everything is in place except YOU, planet Earth!
Electric Circus celebrates Sun Ra’s 100th birthday as a visitor to planet Earth by bringing the sounds of outer space to Columbia City.
Following their homage to Sun Ra Electric Circus plays classic Electric Circus, remixing classic soul and rock for the 21st century with sampled grooves, improvised sonic exploration, light projections and a reinventions of mid 20th century psychedelia.
Tim Kennedy – keyboards
Dawn Clement – keyboards
Darren Loucas – guitar
Sean Woolstenhulme – guitar
Ian Sheridan – electric bass
Geoff Harper – acoustic bass
Hanna Benn – vocals
Alex Guy – violin
Raymond Larsen – trumpet
Willem De Koch – trombone
Beth Fleenor – clarinets
Skerik – saxophone
Thione Diop – percussion
D’Vonne Lewis – drums
Wayne Horvitz – conductor/electronics/sampling
The Royal Room / 5000 Rainier Ave S / 9pm – 2am / No Cover
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 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.
“I don’t remember meeting Samantha. She just seemed to appear on the scene one day and since then she’s been an enormous part of this Seattle community. At the expense of sounding weird, she reminds me of myself in a couple of ways: always a little harried and always ready to make something happen.
Sam’s music is a blast, sometimes literally. She plays with all her heart and her projects are always about pushing herself, without a lot of concern for what’s “important” right now or where the “envelope” is. That’s something I admire in an artist. There are a lot of musicians in this town, but Sam is a musician and an artist. She has a vision, the energy to make it happen, and the artistry to bring it to her audience.”
—Wayne B. Horvitz
Wayne B. Horvitz is a Seattle-based composer and the force behind the Royal Room in Columbia City.
Learn more about Moment Magnitude at the Frye Art Museum: http://fryemuseum.org/momentmagnitude
This past October at the Earshot Jazz Festival….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.
Photos by Daniel Sheehan
See Gallery: http://eyeshotjazz.com/category/drummer/