Sunday, November 16, 2014

11/19/14: Duo with Bill Horist at Teatro de la Psychomacha

November 13th, 2014 8:00pm
Teatro de la Psychomacha
1534 1st Ave S Seattle, WA

SUZUKI JUNZO ("new" Miminokoto, ex-Overhang Party)

BILL HORIST/GREG KELLEY (Seattle via Michigan & Massachusetts prepared guitar, amplified trumpet duo)

NOISEPOETNOBODY (Seattle analog experimentalist)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

11/13/14: Nmperign at Quiet City, Vancouver, BC

Nmperign at Quiet City

November 13th, 2014 8:00pm
Skylight Gallery
163 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC

Quiet City is a series of deep-listening concerts in Vancouver, focused on live performances of experimental, electronic and improvised music in a comfortable and intimate setting.

The fourteenth edition of this series will be featuring performances by: 
Ennio Mazzon (Treviso, IT)
Joda Clément
Nmperign (Seattle/Philadelphia)
Presented by:
Soundscape & Panospria

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mazen Kerbaj's ARIHA Trumpet Ensemble at Donaueschinger Musiktage, Saturday 10/18/14

Live in SWR2

06 SWR2 NOWJazz Session

the same (not) the same

Gewerbliche Schulen, Sporthalle
Samstag, 18. Oktober 2014
20.00 Uhr
Mazen Kerbaj's ARIHA Trumpet Ensemble (Premiere)
Mazen Kerbaj, tp + comp
Liz Allbee, tp
Axel Dörner, tp
Peter Evans, tp
Franz Hautzinger, tp
Greg Kelley, tp
Nate Wooley, tp
Dauer: ca. 45 Minuten
25 Minuten Pause
Jaap Blonk, voc
Joachim Montessuis, voc
Julien Ottavi, voc
Jörg Piringer, voc
Dauer: ca. 45 Minuten
Individualism and interaction – it is the tension between these two poles that turns encounters between improvisers (time and again) into a challenging affair. While ensemble duties were clearly assigned in the classic band line-ups of jazz history, such fixed patterns of roles have meanwhile become a rarity. Hierarchical structures like leader – soloist – sideman have likewise become obsolete. Thus Mazen Kerbaj’s Trumpet Ensemble, appearing in Donaueschingen for the first time this year, does not pursue the idea of a trumpet battle with seven lone fighters, instead using this superb constellation to explore the possibility of simultaneous individual multilinguality. JJJJ present themselves both polyphonically and monophonically at this NOWJazz Session, with improvisations in solo and quartet form. “New Sound Poetry and Vocal Improvisations” is the title chosen by the four vocal performers for their programme with experimental sound poetry.

Friday, 10/10/14, Boston

Parking Garage Solo, Fremont 9/26/14

Levi Berner
Contact Mike
Eric Ostrowski
Greg Kelley

"Guerrilla Jammer" Friday September 26th at a parking garage in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle.

Photos courtesy of Levi Berner & Esther Hollowearth respectively.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Saturday, 7/26/14 in Port Townsend, WA

Atypical Sounds from Typical Instruments: 
A Weekend of Experimental Music and Dance at Studio 36  / Friday and Saturday, July 25–26

Studio 36 presents two nights of experimental performance beginning Friday night with a program of two solo dances by Katrina Wolfe and David Noble with live music by Dmitry Artamonov. 
Wolfe’s solo, “Insatiable” was choreographed by Joan Laage and debuted earlier this summer at the Seattle Butoh Festival. Noble will perform a new work titled “Skull Cup.”  

On Saturday night, Studio 36 will host a program of three solo artists who work with sound in its elemental, abstract sense. Whether using traditional instruments or unique assemblages of non-musical devices, all three artists create compelling sound narratives which owe little, if anything, to traditional musical forms.

Greg Kelley and Chris Cooper both start from traditional instruments (trumpet and guitar respectively). By way of unorthodox playing techniques and external modifications (scraps of metal, handheld motors, springs, remote controls, and electronic processing), entirely unexpected sounds are produced. Jessica Goddard uses an amplified sewing machine as a primary sound source, accompanied by a rudimentary analog synthesizer and home-made magnetic tapes.

Greg Kelley - solo trumpet
Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase (Chris Cooper) - prepared guitar
Schurt Kwitters (Jessica Goddard) - sewing machine, synthesizer, reel-to-reel tape

Door opens both nights at 7:30 for performances beginning at 8:00 pm. There is a $5 suggested donation; everyone welcome.  

Studio 36 is located on the third floor of the Mount Baker Block Building, 211 Taylor Street. For further information, contact David Noble (

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Duo with Bill Horist 6/19/14

vine from my first show in Seattle as a local.

And the details a day late and a dollar short... 
Zero-G Concerts presentsed...
Wally Shoup
Bill Horist and Greg Kelley
Headless Quartet (Barber/Rees/Seman/Zgonc)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Good Shepherd Chapel
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th floor, Seattle
8pm, all ages, $5-15 donation