2/14/08: Rives/Matthews Duo

Stéphane Rives and Wade Matthews Duo

8PM Thursday, February 14th, 2008
Location: TBA
Tickets $12.00 / $9.00 for CMG members and students with ID. All ages.


Stéphane Rives is a French soprano saxophonist who is considered a master of extended technique. His solo release, Fibres, features the use of overtones at the top range for his horn, whistling squeals, multiphonics, triple tonguing and circular breathing. He has been called a revolutionary player in recognition of his saxophone capabilities.

Wade Matthews is an American composer, musician and author who has been living in Spain for nearly 20 years. He has appeared at festivals around the world performing on bass clarinet, alto flute and electronics. Matthews has appeared on 12 discs, two of which are solo releases. Matthews conducts workshops on improvisation and has written several articles about improvisation and other arts for various publications. His many collaborators include John Butcher, Peter Kowald, and Jack Wright among many others.

The Stéphane Rives and Wade Matthews duo promises to provide a night of exploratory music that will appeal to experimental music fans as well as those interested in outstanding musicianship.

2/7/08: Hammer of Hathor, Shane

Thursday, February 7th at 8pm
Hammer of Hathor
Steve "Shane" Schneider


1/31/08: Imagine the Sound

Director: RON MANN
Thu Jan 31 7:00 PM Whitsell Auditorium, Northwest Film Center

IMAGINE THE SOUND remains one of the best documents of free jazz ever made. Ron Mann and Coda Magazine editor Bill Smith profile four artists who were influential in the evolution of jazz into a free-form musical art beginning in the early '60s. The film catches pioneering pianists Cecil Taylor and Paul Bley, tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp, and trumpet player Bill Dixon in dynamic performances and fascinating interviews shedding light on their approaches to music and life and the history of this unique musical genre. (90 min)

1/20/07: Yvetter Perez, Hammer of Hathor, Lemon Bear

Yvette Perez from the NYC avant-pop trio H*E*R plays songs from the group's debut release "Songs About the Mysteries of Housework and Nature"

with -
Hammer of Hathor (Heather of Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! & Cex Fucx, Mark from Oregon Artificial Limb Company & Cex Fucx)
Lemon Bear

Valentine's (232 SW Ankeny)
9 PM

1/22/07: New Music Society event

Tuesday, January 22nd at 8pm at the Towne Lounge,

*Branic Howard and Brandon Conway--Electronics, kitchen implements, etc.
*Adam Reese--Composer/Performing original works
*Jordan Dykstra (viola) and Bob Jones (upright)--in a first-time improv-collaboration!

(free, 21 +)