FHTAGN is an experimental, spatial music collective with a rotating membership of more than 20 participants from various musical disciplines, including members of Stalebirth, Uneasy Chairs, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, Cabana, The Colour Out of Space, Sickletree, Moon Dial, and many others. Employing elements of chance-operations, free improvisation, polytonality, atonality and alternative conducting techniques, FHTAGN seeks to deliver a massively immersive musical experience in the traditions of Charles Ives, John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
For this performance, FHTAGN will surround the audience from every corner of the chapel, providing sounds from a wide range of instruments, acoustic and electric, playing both in unison and smaller combinations for a unique, open exchange of musical ideas and sensibilities.
In the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center. 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle WA, 98103. (SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford, Nearest Metro stops: 16, 44, 26). There's a Facebook event.
MAGMAFEST 2015 Corey J Brewer / Freaky Pup / Unknown Rockstar / The Band with No Name at Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, 15th March
Each contributor created two mins of raw sound - a single track recorded live with no post-processing. After each set of four tracks arrived, they were blindly put together to create each track - as and when they arrived in Corporal Tofulung’s inbox.
The levels were adjusted so that quiet tracks could be heard. Otherwise there was no post production.
Leila Adu (NY) / somesurprises / Kate Olson / Unknown Rockstar at Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle, 1st September
8pm Pacific Time
Leila Adu travels the spaceways of music without limits. From tours of the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East, London’s Time Out says, ‘Avante-garde pop that recalls Nina Simone and Tim Buckley,” and Italy’s popular music mag Blow Up describes her last album Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker as “splinters of folk and blues but also hypnotic and ghostly prog.” Steve Albini who produced her second album dubbed her “Spooky Adu.”
Leila was awarded a doctoral fellowship in composition at Princeton in 2011 — the same year she was voted MTV Iggy’s artist of the week.
Leila’s unreleased fifth album and new live set take a new direction into Avantronica, replacing her acoustic sound for layers of, both live and pre-recorded, organ and vintage synth mixed with Ableton Live music software. The live set is a duo of Leila’s vocals, synth and piano with New York based Italian drummer, Federico Ughi who divides his time between New York and international tours with legends such as Daniel Carter, William Parker and spends time playing with Ornette Coleman and her latest recordings with kiwi beatmaker/drummer, Riki Gooch.