SIMF #26 – 2011

The 26th Seattle Improvised Music Festival took plane on February 9-12, 2011. It was curated by Gust Burns, Steve Peters, and Tyler Wilcox and presented by Seattle Improvised Music and Nonsequitur at the Good Shepherd Center Chapel.

Participating artists:

Jeffrey Allport, percussion (Vancouver, BC); Gill Arno, radios (NYC); Gust Burns, piano; Lou Cohen, laptop/Csound + Wiimotes (Boston); James Coleman, theremin (Boston); Mark Collins, bass; Paul Hoskin, contrabass clarinet; Andrew Lafkas, bass (NYC); Radu Malfatti, trombone (Vienna); Mara Sedlins, viola [did not appear due to illness]; Wilson Shook, alto saxophone; John Teske, bass; Tyler Wilcox, soprano saxophone

Wednesday, February 9
Solo – Andrew Lafkas
Solo – James Coleman
Trio – Gill Arno, Wilson Shook
Trio – Jeffrey Allport, Gust Burns, Tyler Wilcox

Thursday, February 10
Duo – Jeffrey Allport, Andrew Lafkas
Duo – Lou Cohen, Paul Hoskin
Quartet – Gust Burns, Andrew Lafkas, Radu Malfatti, Tyler Wilcox

Friday, February 11
Trio – James Coleman, Mark Collins, Mara Sedlins
Solo – Lou Cohen
Sextet – Jeffrey Allport, Gill Arno, Gust Burns, Lou Cohen, James Coleman, Andrew Lafkas

Saturday, February 12 (not recorded?)
Duo – Gill Arno, Andrew Lafkas
Tentet- Jeffrey Allport, Gill Arno, Gust Burns, Lou Cohen, James Coleman, Andrew Lafkas, Radu Malfatti, Wilson Shook, John Teske, Tyler Wilcox
Solo – Radu Malfatti (Claude Lorraine 1 by Malfatti trombone/sine waves + simultaneous improvisation by Tyler Wilcox)

Recordings by Rob Angus:

(24:59) Andrew Lafkas, bass

(20:54) James Coleman, theremin

(26:59) Gil Arno, radios / Wilson Shook, sax

(16:08) Jeffrey Allport, percussion / Gust Burns, piano / Tyler Wilcox, sax – Part 1

(15:54) Jeffrey Allport, percussion / Gust Burns, piano / Tyler Wilcox, sax – Part 2

(17:02) Jeffrey Allport, percussion / Andrew Lafkas, bass – Part 1

(17:59) Jeffrey Allport, percussion / Andrew Lafkas, bass – Part 2

(19:55) Lou Cohen, laptop / Paul Hoskin, contrabass clarinet

(24:25) Gust Burns, piano / Andrew Lafkas, bass / Radu Malfatti, trombone / Tyler Wilcox, sax – Part 1

Gust Burns, piano / Andrew Lafkas, bass / Radu Malfatti, trombone / Tyler Wilcox, sax – Part 2

(22:59) James Coleman, theremin / Mark Collins, bass / Mara Sedlins, viola

(14:37) Lou Cohen, laptop

(24:56) Gil Arno, radios / Jeffrey Allport, percussion / Gust Burns, piano / Lou Cohen, laptop / Anthony Coleman, theremin / Andrew Lafkas, bass

(35:26) Claude Lorraine 1 by Radu Malfatti, trombone/sine waves + simultaneous improvisation by Tyler Wilcox, soprano sax

(26:02) Heiki 1 by Radu Malfatti, trombone + Jeffrey Allport / Gust Burns / Andrew Lafkas / John Teske / Tyler Wilcox

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