SIMF #30 – 2015

The 30th Seattle Improvised Music Festival took place on February 6-8, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Center Chapel, presented by Nonsequitur and organized by Paul Hoskin with assistance from Greg Campbell and Steve Peters. To celebrate SIMF’s 30th anniversary, the beginning points of Seattle’s creative improvised music were featured — a sample, to highlight its growth and expansion.

Participating artists:

Angelina Baldoz, trumpet; Greg Campbell, percussion; Stuart Dempster, trombone; Lori Goldston, cello; Alex Guy, viola/violin; Sue Ann Harkey, prepared guitar; Paul Hoskin, clarinets; Chris Icasiano, drums; Greg Kelley, trumpet; Jessika Kenney, voice/electronics; Mazen Kerbaj, trumpet (Beirut, Lebanon); Dave Knott, classical guitar/homemades; Susie Kozawa, homemades/objects; Carol Levin, harp; Bill Nace, guitar (Northampton, MA); Matthew Ostrowski, electronics (Brooklyn); Christian Pincock, trombone; Greg Powers, trombone/tuba; Monica Schley, harp; Wally Shoup, sax; Neil Welch, sax

Thursday, February 6
Duo – Paul Hoskin, Matthew Ostrowski
Quartet – Angelina Baldoz, Stuart Dempster, Mazen Kerbaj, Greg Powers
Trio – Alex Guy, Dave Knott, Bill Nace

Friday, February 7
Trio – Chris Icasiano, Mazen Kerbaj, Christian Pincock
Trio – Greg Kelley, Bill Nace, Wally Shoup
Trio – Jessika Kenney, Susie Kozawa, Matthew Ostrowski

Saturday, February 8
Trio – Carol Levin, Monica Schley, Neil Welch
Trio – Greg Campbell, Lori Goldston, Sue Ann Harkey
Trio – Mazen Kerbaj, Bill Nace, Matthew Ostrowski

Recordings by Rob Angus:

(14:39) Paul Hoskin, contrabass clarinet / Matthew Ostrowski, electronics – Pt. 1

(14:10) Paul Hoskin, contrabass clarinet / Matthew Ostrowski, electronics – Pt. 2

(25:30) Angelina Baldoz, trumpet / Stuart Dempster, trombone / Mazen Kerbaj, trumpet / Greg Powers, trumpet

(22:55) Alex Guy, viola / Dave Knott, guitar / Bill Nace, guitar

(19:00) Chris Icasiano, drums / Mazen Kerbaj, trumpet / Christian Pincock, trombone – Pt. 1

(14:27) Chris Icasiano, drums / Mazen Kerbaj, trumpet / Christian Pincock, trombone – Pt. 2

(23:57) Greg Kelley, trumpet / Bill Nace, guitar / Wally Shoup, sax

(21:18) Jessika Kenney, voice/electronics / Susie Kozawa, various / Matthew Ostrowski, electronics

(4:28) Carol Levin, harp / Monica Schley, harp / Neil Welch, sax – #1

(13:21) Carol Levin, harp / Monica Schley, harp / Neil Welch, sax – #2

(7:21) Carol Levin, harp / Monica Schley, harp / Neil Welch, sax – #3

(23:23) Greg Campbell, percussion / Lori Goldston, cello / Sue Ann Harkey, guitar

(11:35) Mazen Kerbaj, trumpet / Bill Nace, guitar / Matthew Ostrowski, electronics – Pt. 1

(17:03) Mazen Kerbaj, trumpet / Bill Nace, guitar / Matthew Ostrowski, electronics – Pt. 2

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