February 9 ║ Linda at Seattle Improvised Music Festival

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photo of Paul Hoskin & Linda Austin by Anja Hitzenberger, circa 1995

Scruffy & determined, with fierce eyes, sharp beaks, & hearts melting! Stephanie Skura has organized a Dance & Music event for the 34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival, including PWNW Director Linda Austin.

Nine deep-diving, life-long-improvising, shamanic music/dance mavens come together for the first time, guided by ancient instincts & minimal oxymoronic scoring. A rare-breed, wizardly dream-team for lovers of non-sequitor, alternative flow, & multi-versal realities.

curated by Stephanie Skura
Sat. 2/9/18, 3-5 pm @ Good Shepherd Center Chapel

Linda Austin (PDX), Paige Barnes, Vanessa DeWolf, Nate Dryden (SLC), Jordan MacIntosh-Hougham, Stephanie Skura

Beth Fleenor, clarinets/vox; Dave Knott, homemades; Steve Peters, field recordings

Following the dance & music performance, at 5:30, is a musical tribute to Paul Hoskin (1958-2018) featuring 20+ veteran Seattle improvisers. Paul was the founder of SIMF and an early collaborator and partner of Linda.

34th Seattle Improvised Music Festival

The 34th annual Seattle Improvised Music Festival takes place February 6 – 10, 2019 at five venues around town. All shows are $5 – $20 suggested donation at the door (no advance tickets, cash/checks only) and are open to all ages. See the full festival schedule for show times, venues, and artist line-up for each event.

Festival organizers Haley Freedlund, Chris Icasiano, and Steve Peters have invited a handful of esteemed visiting artists – clarinetist/vocalist Holland Andrews (Portland), electronic musician CK Barlow (Baltimore), vibraphonist Andria Nicodemou (Boston), vocalist/dancer Odeya Nini (Los Angeles), saxophonist Patrick Shiroishi (Los Angeles) – to perform featured solo sets and in curated groupings along with twelve locals representing several generations and a wide range of musical activity.

Other festival highlights include a rare appearance by Banned Rehearsal, a Seattle improvising collective that has been playing privately for 35 years; an afternoon dance/music show curated by renowned choreographer Stephanie Skura; a tribute to recently deceased SIMF founder Paul Hoskin featuring 20+ veteran Seattle improvisers; and community improvisation sessions open to musicians at all levels of experience at Couth Buzzard Books and the Racer Sessions at Cafe Racer.

Presented by Nonsequitur, with generous assistance from the Raynier Institute & Foundation.


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