5/25: Zen Widow

8:30PM Friday, May 25
Community Music Center
3350 SE Francis, Portland
$15/$12 members

Gianni Gebbia - saxophones / flute
Matthew Goodheart - piano
Garth Powell - percussion

Venue Map

The CREATIVE MUSIC GUILD is very proud to present Zen Widow in concert on Friday, May 25, 2007 at The Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St., Portland. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the performance only and are $15.00 General admission / $12.00 for Creative Music Guild members and Students with ID. All ages are welcome.

4/24: Matt Carlson & Freebox

Portland New Music Society
on Tuesday April 24th @ Valentines 232 SW Ankeny
Starting 8pm


Matt Carlson
performing electronic works of his own and an early Philip Glass piece
called "One Plus One." (bio below)

Freebox- featuring Asa Gervich-Drums, Shane Ronet-Sax, Heather Vergotis-Sax,
JP Jenkins-Guitar

And for anybody interested we will be reading through a graphic score by
Stobbe. Please bring an instrument if you are interested/willing to
perfrom this piece-and if you know what a diminished scale is.

Look forward to an Improvisor's Ad Hoc next month, upcoming listening
Parties and the 1 year anniversary BBQ Party (june).


Matt Carlson is a musician, composer, and sound artist living in
Portland, OR. He has been involved in the Northwest improvised music
community for over 5 years playing synthesizer/electronics, and in 2004 was
a founding member of the Gallery 1412 collective and venue in Seattle. As a
composer he has written music for the Seattle Chamber Players, St. Helens
String Quartet, and Artha New Music Ensemble as well as his own ensembles.
He is a member of both the minimalist electronic trio Bonus, and
experimental pop band Parenthetical Girls, both of whom have extensively
toured the U.S. and released albums on labels such as Collective Jyrk,
Slender Means Society, and Root Strata, as well as his own Bucket Factory
label. His work has covered an all-encompassing range spanning the areas of
Contemporary Classical, Musique Concrete, Avant-Garde Pop, Minimalist Drone,
and Electro-Acoustic Improvisation. In 2005 he received a BM in Music
Composition from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where he studied
with Jarrad Powell and Jim Knapp.
His music can be found at www.bucketfactory.com

April 19th: Why I Must Be Careful, Ohioan, Nick Delffs (Shaky Hands), Like Like The The The Death

32 N. Cook St. (near the wonderbread thing) 8pm.
House show of strangely disparate acts.

4/13: Thicket and PS @ the Waypost

Friday April 13th at 8PM
Thicket - John Niekrasz (drums), Ben Kates (alto sax)

PS - JP Jenkins (guitar), Asa (drums), Shane Ronet (sax), Heather Vergotis (sax)

Andy and Joey (guitar & drums, from CA)


Valentine's (232 SW Ankeny)

Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly!
and other good groups

4/6/07: Pittman, Sielaff, Kaylor, Jenkins on KBOO

KBOO (90.7 FM)
Free if you have a radio

As part of "night of the living tongue" an improvising quartet will do their do. Kelvin
Pittman on sax, Jonathan Sielaff on clarinets, banjo and saw, Mark Kaylor on
clarinet and saw and JP Jenkins on banjo and stuff.