[Local events] Seattle Improvised Music Festival

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Mon Feb 12 12:58:06 PST 2007

from Steve Peters at Nonsequitur:

Andrea Neumann
at the Seattle Improvised Music Festival

Fri. & Sat., Feb. 16 & 17
Gallery 1412 (http://www.gallery1412.org/)
1412 18th Ave (at Union), Capitol Hill, Seattle

With Seattle Improvised Music, we are pleased to co-present the 
appearance of German improviser Andrea Neumann 
(http://www.japanimprov.com/profiles/aneumann/index.html) at the 22nd 
annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival 
(http://www.seattleimprovisedmusic.com/simf/simf_2007/). In the process 
of exploring the piano for new sound possibilities, Neumann has reduced 
the instrument to strings, resonance board and metal frame. With the 
help of electronics to manipulate and amplify the sounds of her 
custom-made lightweight piano innards, she has developed numerous new 
playing techniques, sounds, and ways of preparing the dismantled 
instrument. She has worked intensively in the crossover area between 
composition and improvisation, and in the field between electronic and 
handmade sounds, with Berlin musicians such as Annette Krebs, Ignaz 
Schick, Axel Dörner, Robin Hayward and Burkhard Beins.

Andrea Neumann will perform on Friday at 10 PM in a quartet with Gust 
Burns (piano), Nate Wooley (trumpet), and Jeffrey Allport (percussion). 
On Saturday she will play a solo set at 8 PM, and at 9 PM in a trio with 
Nate Wooley and Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion). This same trio will also 
lead an open workshop at 1 PM that afternoon.

For the complete schedule of the SIMF, go here: 

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