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Self-described as “Seattle’s (the world’s?) only minimalistic, avant-garde, electro-pop, noise-cluster, synth-rock, free-jazz, experimental, dance-prog band.” Op ID continually proves themselves live, offering some of the best-played shows that Seattle’s underground free jazz-improv-noise scene has to offer. Do not miss this chance to hear them at Seattle Center. You won’t be disappointed! Before the show, you can listen to some of their recordings here.
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This month Nat Evans loads up on outdoor performances in Seattle and Indianapolis. This week hear his Hungry Ghosts (hear excerpts here) performed by the newly-formed whateverandeveramen., conducted by Brad Pierson, set against large and mobile sculpture, then check out the pagoda installation piece Record + Response. Later this month in Indianapolis you can hear Hungry Ghosts reprised and another special performance of Blue Hour (listen here). Evans has cultivated a unique way of experiencing environments and music; these shows are not to be missed!
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HAPPENING THIS WEEK – 9/3/2012-9/9/2012 :
- Nat Evans – Hungry Ghosts performed by Whatever and Ever Amen. First Thursday Art Walk, Seattle, WA. September 6
- Parnassus Project – Live chamber music. Roy Street Coffee and Tea, Seattle, WA. September 7, 2012, 7:30 p.m..
- Nat Evans – Record + Response. NEPO 5K Don’t Run, Seattle, WA. September 8
- Table and Chairs – Operation ID. Seattle Center, Seattle, WA. September 8, 2012, 12:00 p.m..
- Amanda DeBoer Bartlett – Vanitas, one-act opera by Salvatore Sciarrino. National Pastime Theater, Chicago, IL. September 11, 2012, 11:00 p.m..
- Nat Evans – Blue Hour. Big Car, Indianapolis, IN. September 15, 2012.
- Table and Chairs – Chemical Clock. West Coast tour, various locations in Oregon and California. September 10-17, 2012.
- Nat Evans – Hungry Ghosts. 100 Acres Sculpture Park, Indianapolis, IN. September 20, 2012.
- People Inside Electronics – Trees and Branches. Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA. September 22, 2012, 9:00 p.m..
- Lindsay Kesselman/Kate Moroney – Einstein on the Beach. Opera House, Brooklyn, NY. September 10-24, 2012.
- Amanda DeBoer Bartlett – with Ensemble Dal Niente. Chihuahua, Mexico. September 24-26, 2012.
- John Teske – Broken Bow Ensemble performs new works for chamber orchestra. The Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA. September 29, 2012. 8:00 p.m..
- Amanda DeBoer Bartlett – I Vapor Breath, Solo album release. October 2012.
- Seattle Modern Orchestra – Special performance with Paul Taylor Dance Company. Meany Hall, Seattle, WA. October 4-6, 2012.
- John Teske – Composer Spotlight. Jack Straw Productions, Seattle, WA. October 10, 2012.
- Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble – Bowling Green New Music Festival. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. October 17-20, 2012.
- Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble – Fall Tour. Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha. October 21-26, 2012.
- Amy Beth Kirsten – Sibelius Dreams (Concert Prelude). New Haven Symphony, New Haven, CT. October 25, 2012, 6:30-7:00.
- Scott Gendel – with Jamie-Rose Guarrine in recital. University of Wisconsin School of Music, Madison, WI. October 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m..
- Hotel Elephant – Dia de los Muertos. DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, NY. November 1, 2012, 8:00 p.m..
- Seattle Modern Orchestra – John Cage Festival. The Chapel, Seattle. November 9, 2012, 7:00 p.m..
- Lindsay Kesselman – Premiere of a new works by Sarah Gibson and Amy Beth Kirsten. USC, Los Angeles, CA. November 16-18, 2012.
- John Teske – New Works for Choir. The Chapel, Seattle, WA. November 17, 2012.
- Jerry Hui – Eliza’s toyes. The Chazen Art Museum, Madison, WI. November 25, 2012, 12:30 p.m..
- Ryan Keebaugh – Frequency: New Music in the Valley. Shenandoah Valley, VA. Summer 2013.