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SHOW 10/20/15 – CRYSTAL BETH (SOLO) AT THE SPITEHOUSE

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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.

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

SHOW 6/18/15: SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET AT ROYAL ROOM

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ZERO-G PRESENTS @ THE ROYAL ROOM
The Royal Room ● 5000 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle ● 8-11 p.m. ● donation ● All ages until 10 p.m., then 21+

Zero-G Concerts is excited to present yet another evening of adventurous instrumental music at The Royal Room featuring three exciting original genre-bending ensembles:

RIK WRIGHT’S FUNDAMENTAL FORCES (8:00 p.m.)
Guitarist Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces is an innovative collective of modern progressive jazz players who are known for their genre-bending performances – world beat one minute, rock the next, a touch of jam band and back to the core of jazz. Fundamental Forces blends forward thinking arrangements with grooves that allure at every turn. That allure has propelled them all the way to #1 on the CMJ Jazz charts. Fundamental Forces line-up for this evening features Rik Wright (guitar), Geoff Harper (bass), Greg Campbell (drums) and special guest Greg Sinibaldi (saxophone).

SAMANTHA BOSHNACK QUINTET (9:00 p.m.)
Sam Boshnack is quickly gaining acclaim as a composer, her “open voicings, jaunty tempos and buoyant timbral mixes have a friendly monster feel that achieve a bittersweet and elegiac mood of orchestral grandeur” (Downbeat). A classic jazz instrumentation that does anything but standard music, the Quintet packs a power punch. Boshnack’s primary small ensemble as a leader, this band thrashes and bounds through tightly woven twists, tunnels and cliffs with the deftness and precision of a chamber ensemble and weight of a rock band. The Sam Boshnack Quintet features Sam Boshnack (trumpet/voice), Beth Fleenor (clarinets/voice), Alex Chadsey (piano), Isaac Castillo (bass), and Max Wood (drums).

MICHAEL OWCHARUK QUARTET (10:00 p.m.)
Michael Owcharuk is a very talented and entertaining pianist who has collaborated with almost all of the leading figures in our productive and accomplished jazz scene. His work pairs an experimental edge with a strong sense of swing, and is sure to perk up the ears of eager listeners. Michael’s quartet performs original, widely-influenced tunes by Michael and other Seattle composers. Featuring Kate Olson (saxophone), Nate Omdal (bass), and Jacques Willis (drums).

> Read more in the Stranger: http://www.thestranger.com/events/22215082/sam-boshnack-quintet-rik-wrights-fundamental-forces-and-michael-owcharuk