Sep 23, 2016
The evening explores the infinite space between silence and sound, between nothing and something, between the physical and the metaphysical, through the medium of sound/acoustic phenomena and ritual format.  Invisibility Ritual, a new work for choir by S Fisher,  hones in on the continuum inherent in the creation/dissolution of sound, deep listening, and the acoustic principles of phase cancellation and beating, inviting listeners to dissolve completely into the place where individual physicality meets the ether.  The traditional significance of the Halloween holiday describe this time of year as the time when the veil between the spirit world and the physical world is the thinnest, with the intent to slip into that unknown place through the medium of music, where we might truly  disappear.
Dröna Choir is a group of humans, listeners, artists, and believers combining forces to perform Invisibility Ritual.  The word dröna is Swedish for drone, and means, to drowse. The group is directed by S Fisher and Charlie Moses andOctober 29, 2016 will be their debut performance.
S Fisher (aka Dolphin Midwives) composes and performs ecstatic ritual noise harp and voice experiments in Portland, OR.  dolphinmidwives.us
dolphinmidwives.bandcamp.com

Also featuring performances from:

ALTO!
Pulse Emitter
Sea Charms
Dead Death
Dolphin Midwives
Starchild
INVISIBILITY RITUAL : Dröna Choir performs in total darkness; piece by S. Fisher, directed by S. Fisher & Charlie Moses

$5-10 sliding
no one turned away!
sponsored by the wizards of the CMG!

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Oct 19, 2016 — 8pm (over by 10)
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth
Sep 23, 2016

gino robair
Gino Robair – drums/modular synthesizer
with
Chiara Giovando – violin/electronics
Ayako Kataoka – movement
Jonathan Sielaff – bass clarinet

This concert of new works for improvisers will use graphic scores that evolve over the course of the performance.

“Divination” utilizes texts from the opera “I, Norton” to create images that are transferred from paper to physical objects. The configuration of the objects is, then, interpreted by the performers. Members of the audience will be invited to help in the divination process by reconfiguring the score/objects.

“Neither Confirmed Nor Denied” is based on the mysterious shortwave broadcasts called “number stations,” where voices repeat strings of words or numbers, often accompanied by strange sounds. Heard throughout the world since the end of WWII, number stations typically broadcast on a specific radio frequency at fixed intervals, and it is believed that they are being used for espionage purposes, though their meaning has never been revealed: Are they transmitting messages to field agents or are they decoys?

In this performance, we will be using patterns and other information gleaned from analyzing some the most famous number stations—the Lincolnshire Poacher, Spanish Lady, Papa November, etc.—as material to direct the improvisers.

BIOS
Gino Robair has created music for dance, theater, radio, television, silent film, and gamelan orchestra, and his works have been performed throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. Robair is one of the “25 innovative percussionists” in the book Percussion Profiles and has recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, Terry Riley, Fred Frith, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald and Otomo Yoshihide. In addition, Robair has performed with John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Wadada Leo Smith, and the Club Foot Orchestra. Robair is a founding member of the Splatter Trio and the heavy-metal band, Pink Mountain, and he runs Rastascan Records. ginorobair.com

Ayako Kataoka is an artist originally from Tokyo. She works in sound, installation, and dance. Her work has been exhibited, performed, and screened at venues such as; High Zero (Baltimore), Nowhere Festival (PHI), Opensignal (RI), San Francisco International Arts Festival (SF), The Stone (NYC), and International Dance Film Festival (JP). Kataoka holds an MFA from Mills College, Oakland, CA, and is a recipient of the Frog Peak prize. She is a current artist-in-residence of S1 Gallery, a nonprofit artist-run center for contemporary art in Portland, OR. www.ayakokataoka.com
Chiara Giovando is an artist and curator. She has released records on Ehse Records, Holy Mountain and Ecstatic Peace. She has made several films including Proud Flesh, Archaic Smile and The Hen Knows What to Do. Her compositions have been performed nationally and internationally including recently at the Barbican in London, the LAB, San Francisco and at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She plays violin, guitar, voice and electronics.

Jonathan Sielaff resides in Portland, OR and plays the bass clarinet. Because he likes to play with drummers and electronic instruments, he often amplifies the bass clarinet and processes it with guitar pedals (he is also, conveniently, a guitarist). He cut his musical teeth in rock bands, new music ensembles and various schools of improvisation but most enjoys exploring the territory that exists between genres. His primary musical project is the duo Golden Retriever, with Matt Carlson on synth. They have a bunch of tapes and CDs out there as well as albums with Root Strata and Thrill Jockey. http://www.thrilljockey.com/thrill/Golden-Retriever/

October 13, 2016 — 8pm
10-20, sliding scale
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave
Oct 5th, 2016 — 8pm (over by 10)
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE KIllingsworth
Sept 21, 2016 — 8pm (over by 10)
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth
Sept 7, 2016 — 8pm (over by 10)
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE KIllingsworth
Jul 31, 2016

Fall concert, featuring works by Michael Pisaro, Antoine Beuger, Audra Wolowiec with Jesse Mejía, and Derek Ecklund
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Doors 7pm, music 7:30pm
$5–15 sliding scale
Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave

– Michael Pisaro, “Six Stones” – A dense, multilayered composition mixing stone percussion and an electronic soundscape, featuring Loren Chasse and Matt Hannafin (percussion) and Branic Howard (percussion & electronics)

– Audra Wolowiec and Jesse Mejía, “semaphore” – The world premiere of a new choral work exploring vocal sounds and poetic subtraction from an original text, performed by Jesse Mejía and CHOIR

– Antoine Beuger, “Three Drops of Rain / East Wind / Ocean” – A spacious duo work for two instruments, one playing sustained sound, the other decaying sound, performed by Doug Theriault (guitar & electronics) and Pauline Theriault (piano)

– Derek Ecklund, “A Dip in the Columbia” – An electronic work built from field recordings made along the length of the Columbia River, performed by the composer (synthesizer, field recordings & processing)

– Tim Westcott, “A Land of Falling Waters” – A sound environment presented pre-concert and during the intermission, featuring processed and re-purposed field recordings from throughout the Cascadia bio-region.


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The Extradition Series is a quarterly concert series presenting composed and improvised New Music and works from the 20th-century experimental tradition. The series is directed by Matt Hannafin and presented in collaboration with the Creative Music Guild.

 

August 17, 2016 — 8pm (over by 10)
5-15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth
July 16th, 2016 — 8pm
5-15, sliding scale
Leaven Community (formerly Redeemer Lutheran Church)
5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211