Saturday, June 20, 2015

Solo, unamplified acoustic set at Teatro de la Psychomachia Friday 6.27.15

An evening of solo excursions from four visionary artists:

Wendy Atkinson is a solo bass-player who explores the low-end world of electric, acoustic and double basses. Her new album, The Last Fret, was released this spring.

Atkinson has performed with reclusive legendary cult figure Jandek in Vancouver. She was included in The Unspeakable, a film about Pacific Northwest artists directed by Clyde Petersen. Her music was twice selected for Art in the Air, an international audio art festival and was included in Sonic Landscapes, a sound art exhibit held in Michigan, along with Mecca Normal and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth.

"If you’ve heard the bass sound like this before, you’ve probably got rather left-field tastes. And yet Atkinson is an exceptionally friendly experimentalist, certainly not one to be afraid of.” – Alex Varty, Georgia Straight •
Rob Millis is a founding member of Climax Golden Twins and AFCGT, a solo artist (releasing recordings as rmillis) and a frequent contributor to the Sublime Frequencies label. His work veers haphazardly between sound art, music concrete, instrumental improv, field recording, song and collage.
Greg Kelley has performed throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Argentina & Mexico at numerous festivals, in clubs, outdoors, in living rooms, in a bank, and at least once on a vibrating floor. He has collaborated with a number of musicians across the globe performing experimental music, free jazz and noise, releasing a number of recordings in the process. He constantly seeks to push the boundaries of the trumpet and of "music."

Bill Horist has established himself as an internationally known improviser/composer/performer in a wide array of genres including rock, jazz, contemporary chamber, avant garde, folk, new music and several subgenres within each. He has appeared on over 70 recordings and has performed well over 1000 concerts throughout North and Central America, Europe, and Japan. Over the past two decades, Bill has collaborated with a long list of notable musicians from around the world. He has toured and recorded with a number of bands including Master Musicians of Bukkake, Nobodaddy, Phineas Gage, Axolotl, UnFolkUs, Zahir, Tablet, Nervewheel, Ghidra, Rollerball and the Paul Rucker Ensemble in addition to extensive solo activity.
Bill has received critical praise from dozens of both local and international periodicals including The Wire, Guitar Player Magazine and Alternative Press. He has also been the recipient of several local and regional grants for his work. In 2012, Bill was quoted and mentioned in a “short list of…individuals who have made notable contributions” to prepared guitar in the book “Nice Noise: Modifications and Preparations for Guitar” by Bart Hopkin and Yuri Landman. In 2005 and 2006, he was nominated for "Jazz Artist of the Year" and "Guitarist of the Year" respectively by the Seattle Weekly.

Friday, April 24, 2015

May Days


8pm Friday, May 1, 2015
Teatro de la Psychomachia
1534 1st Ave S Seattle, Washington 98134

BEAUTY SCHOOL (San Francisco CA)
Matt Chandler, bass guitar
Tom Djll, trumpet & electronics
Jacob-Felix Heule, percussion & electronics

Nicole Carr, voice & electronics

Bill Horist, prepared guitar
Greg Kelley, amplified trumpet


8pm Thursday, May 8, 2015
Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
1508 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122

Wally Shoup, alto saxophone
Dennis Rea, electric guitar
Tom Zgonc, drums
Free/jazz stalwart Wally Shoup joins the guitarist & drummer of progressive rock torch-bearers Moraine for "avant improv of the swashbuckling sort"?

"Abolition of logic"..."abolition of memory"..."abolition of archaeology"..."abolition of prophets"..."abolition of future"...

Seller of wines and author of Oulipoian "constrained" novels such as "Never Again," "in which no word is used more than once."

Friday, March 13, 2015

Thursday, March 19th, Solo at The Chapel, Seattle

8pm, March 19, 2015
$5-$15 donation at the door
Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

ZE BIB! (Oakland CA)
Shanna Sordahl: cello, electronics
Robert Lopez: percussion

Greg Kelley: solo trumpet

Wally Shoup Sax Trio + One

Wally Shoup: alto saxophone
Jacob Zimmerman: alto saxophone
Neil Welch: tenor saxophone
Carmen Rothwell: acoustic bass

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday the 13th: Solo at Cafe Racer

8pm Friday, February 13, 2015
Cafe Racer
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA

Portland Bike Ensemble (crew from PDX -duh?- bringing bike/contact mic jammers)

Greg Kelley (vibrations of trumpet. Amplified? Acoustic? Mangled?) *

#tits (twin guitars shred/squeal. Pronounce it however.)

Biled Will (feeling sick at a pretend-rave in the basement of an old warehouse)

Pastor Prime will be hosting and talking about the new My Blood Valentine app on myspace vs Predator in between jammers.

* Amplified with Fender amplifier (no pedals).

Saturday, January 31, 2015

February 6, 9, 10: Seattle Improvised Music Festival & ancillary events...

8pm Friday, February 6th
30th Seattle Improvised Music Festival, Night 2
Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Christian Pincock (trombone), Chris Icasiano (drums)

Bill Nace (electric guitar), Wally Shoup (alto saxophone), Greg Kelley (trumpet)

Matthew Ostrowski (electronics), Susie Kozawa (found objects), Jessika Kenney (voice)

7pm Monday, February 9th
226 North Division St, Olympia, WA 98502

>> Bill Nace/Greg Kelley/Wally Shoup

8pm Tuesday, February 10th
5000 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98118

>>> Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet), Greg Kelley (trumpet), Paul Hoskin (baritone saxophone), Lori Goldston (cello), Greg Campbell (percussion)