Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Extradition Series 2019 Winter Concert

Extradition's 2019 Winter Concert will present five compositions that run the gamut from sound sculpture to art song.

> John Cage, Two (1987): Matt Carlson (piano) and John C. Savage (flute)

> Anna Höstman, What Her Friend Said (2009): Gina Adorno (soprano) and Lorna Krier (piano)

> Mark Hannesson, A Moment Is a Window (2017): Brandon Conway (guitar), Lee Elderton (clarinet), Mike Gamble (guitar), Catherine Lee (oboe), John C. Savage (flute), and Jonathan Sielaff (bass clarinet)

> Morgan Evans-Weiler, Constructed Objects (2016): Loren Chasse (percussion), Derek Ecklund (electronics), Lee Elderton (clarinet), Branic Howard (electronics), Juniana Lanning (electronics), Collin Oldham (cello), and Jonathan Sielaff (bass clarinet)

> Matt Hannafin, Variations on a Picture of Snow by Evan Cordes (2016/2018): Matt Carlson (piano), Derek Ecklund (electronics), Branic Howard (electronics), Maxx Katz (flute), Catherine Lee (oboe), and Collin Oldham (cello)

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Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Extradition Recital Series: Dan Joseph

New York composer/performer Dan Joseph joins an ensemble of Portland musicians to present five experimental works:

> Dan Joseph, solo (exact work to be decided)

> Dan Joseph, Notes&Queries (2015–18): Lee Elderton (clarinet), Dan Joseph (hammered dulcimer), Maxx Katz (flute), Julian Kosanovic (cello), Margaret McNeal (soprano)

> Pauline Oliveros, Earth Ears (1989): Brandon Conway (guitar), Lee Elderton (soprano sax), Matt Hannafin (percussion), Dan Joseph (hammered dulcimer), Maxx Katz (flute), Julian Kosanovic (cello), Margaret McNeal (soprano)

> Craig Shepard, Coney Island (2012): Brandon Conway (guitar), Lee Elderton (soprano sax), Matt Hannafin (percussion), Dan Joseph (hammered dulcimer), Maxx Katz (flute), Julian Kosanovic (cello)

> Johnny Chang, Haikus (2012): Matt Hannafin (percussion), Dan Joseph (hammered dulcimer), Margaret McNeal (soprano)


Dan Joseph is a freelance composer, curator and writer based in New York City. He began his career as a drummer in the vibrant punk scene of his native Washington, DC. During the late 1980s, he was active in the experimental tape music underground, producing ambient-industrial works for independent labels in the U.S. and abroad. He spent the ‘90s in California where he studied at CalArts and Mills College. His principal teachers include Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran and Mel Powell. Equally influential were his studies with Terry Riley during several workshops in California and Colorado.

A New York resident since 2001, Dan’s work has been presented at Merkin Concert Hall (NYC), Diapason Gallery for Sound (NYC), Roulette (NYC), Issue Project Room (NYC) The Kitchen (NYC) Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA), New Langton Arts (CA), Headlands Center for the Arts (CA) and other venues. He has received commissions from several ensembles and performers, including Gamelan Son of Lion, the sfSoundGroup, baritone Thomas Buckner, and clarinetist Matt Ingalls. Dan has held residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.

As an artist who embraces the musical multiplicity of our time, Dan works simultaneously in a variety of media and contexts, including instrumental chamber music, free improvisation, and various forms of electronica and sound art. Since the late 1990s, the hammer dulcimer has been the primary vehicle for his music. As a performer he is active with his own chamber ensemble, The Dan Joseph Ensemble, as well as in various improvisational collaborations and as an occasional soloist. He has collaborated with a variety of creative artists including Miya Masaoka, Pamela Z, Loren Dempster, JD Parran, India Cooke, Andrea Williams, William Winant and Miguel Frasconi and John Ingle.

As curator and presenter, he has organized over 100 concerts as an independent producer and as a member of organizations such as Harvestworks, Mutable Music (producers of the acclaimed Interpretations series) and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. He currently produces the monthly music and sound series Musical Ecologies at The Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and is a co-producer of the Music for Contemplation series in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

danjoseph.org

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Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Extradition 2019 Spring Concert

The Extradition Series 2019 Spring Concert presents five pieces that, in one way or another, present puzzles to be unpacked by their interpreters. The two Danny Clay compositions are being written specifically for this concert. The piece by Alexis Porfiriadis will also be receiving its world premiere.

> Raven Chacon, …lahgo adil’i dine doo yeehosinilgii yidaaghi (2004): Matt Carlson (piano), Michael Chergosky (viola), Lee Elderton (clarinet), Sage Fisher (harp), Maxx Katz (flute), Catherine Lee (oboe), and Collin Oldham (cello)

> Danny Clay, Correspondences I (2018): Branic Howard (guitar/electronics), Catherine Lee (oboe d’amore), Margaret McNeal (soprano), Collin Oldham (cello), and Melanie Voytovich (vibraphone, percussion)

> Danny Clay, Correspondences II (2018): Matt Hannafin (percussion)

> Alexis Porfiriadis, Happy Notes, Sad Notes (2012): Loren Chasse (percussion), Brandon Conway (guitar), Sage Fisher (harp), Maxx Katz (flute), and Margaret McNeal (soprano)

> Glenn Sogge, For Thomas Willis on the Occasion of Music Day (1975): Doug Detrick (trumpet), Lee Elderton (soprano sax), Jacob Last (piano), and others to be announced

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Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Extradition Series 2018 Fall Concert

Extradition's 2018 Fall Concert will present five compositions that take radically different approaches to shaping sound into music.

> Cornelius Cardew, The Tiger’s Mind (Nightpiece) (1967): Brandon Conway (guitar), Lee Elderton (soprano saxophone), Lorna Krier (piano), Catherine Lee (oboe d’amore), John C. Savage (flute), and Shao Way Wu (double bass)

> Jürg Frey, Un Champ de Tendresse Parsemé d’Adieux (4) (2011): Matthew Andrews, Matt Hannafin, Branic Howard, Juniana Lanning, Margaret McNeal, and Melanie Voytovich (dry leaves / pebbles / whistling)

> Ryoko Akama, Tada No (2013–14): Barbara Ford, Gina James, Margaret McNeal, Bonnie Singer, Stephanie Lavon Trotter, and Marion Van Namen (voices)

> Daniel Brandes, Other Echoes Inhabit the Garden (2013): John C. Savage (tenor saxophone) and Claudia F. Savage (recorded poetry)

 > G. Douglas Barrett, A Few Silence (2008): Matthew Andrews, Matt Hannafin, Branic Howard, Juniana Lanning, and Melanie Voytovich (objects)

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Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Extradition Recital Series: Music of Small Means – solo & duo percussion

The new Extradition Recital Series launches with a performance of five quiet, intimate solo and duo works for percussion, performed by Loren Chasse and Matt Hannafin:

> Michael Pisaro, A Drum Acted Upon by Friction, Gravity, and Electricity (2011)

> Matthias Kaul, Two Together (2014)

> Mark So, (IDLE.) – 51 THINGS TO DO WITH 2 HANDS. for Eileen Myles (2010)

> Glenn Sogge, Gestures (2017)

> Matt Hannafin, Post Box Music (2018)

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Doors 7pm, music 7:30pm

Refreshments will be served

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Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

Extradition Series 2018 Summer Concert

Extradition's Summer Concert will feature five intimate solo, duo, and quartet settings of pieces concerned with the direct influence of environment, poetry, visual art, and materiality on musical creation.

All proceeds from this evening's ticket sales will be donated to a fund established to aid the family of our friend and colleague, bassist Andre St. James, who passed from this earth on May 26.

> Manfred Werder, 2009-4 (2009): Matt Carlson (piano), Brandon Conway (guitar), Evan Spacht (trombone), and Reed Wallsmith (alto sax)

> Kristin Bolstad, Silence Come Closer Wait Expect (2014): Branic Howard (sound)

> James Saunders, Surfaces (2010–11): Loren Chasse and Matt Hannafin (surfaces + objects)

> Matt Carlson, untitled (2018): Catherine Lee (English horn) and Matt Carlson (electronics)

> Matt Hannafin, Honor Roll (2017): Reed Wallsmith (alto sax)

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Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Cage/Wolff/Ichiyanagi: Composed Improvisations for Music & Dance

A special concert celebrating the release of Extradition director Matt Hannafin's new recording, John Cage: Four Realizations for Solo Percussion, on Notice Recordings.

> John Cage, Experiences No. 2 (1948): Margaret McNeal (soprano)

> John Cage, Child of Tree (1975): Matt Hannafin (percussion), Emily Jones (dance)

> Christian Wolff, Play (1969): Lee Elderton (soprano saxophone), Matt Hannafin (percussion), Branic Howard (cassette), Evan Lindorff-Ellery (cassette), Takahiro Yamamoto (dance)

> John Cage, Composed Improvisation for One Sided Drums (1990): Matt Hannafin (percussion)

> Toshi Ichiyanagi, The Field (1966): Brandon Conway (guitar), Lee Elderton (clarinet), Matt Hannafin (percussion), Branic Howard (guitar), Emily Jones (dance), Margaret McNeal (voice), Takahiro Yamamoto (dance)

Refreshments will be provided.

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This concert is a coproduction of Notice Recordings and the Extradition Series.

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Extradition Series 2018 Spring Concert
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Extradition Series 2018 Spring Concert

The Extradition Series 2018 Spring Concert features five works of extraordinary experimental composition:

> Jurg Frey, Floating Categories (2015): Scored “for reader, listener, player alone, maybe performer(s),” this sparse dreamscape mixes words and phrases, short melodic fragments, and grids of colored dots, challenging performers to translate images and feelings into aural and visual content. The piece will be performed solo by Loren Chasse (sound + light) with pre-recorded melodic fragments by Matt Carlson (piano), Douglas Detrick (trumpet), Matt Hannafin (melodica), and Jacob Mitas (violin).

> Michael Pisaro, Entre-Moments (2005/6): Combining separate pieces for piano, instrumental trio, and group electronics, “Entre-Moments” is concerned with projecting a sparse amount of musical material across long durations. This performance will be the world premiere of the combined piece, performed by Matt Carlson (piano), Lee Elderton (clarinet), Catherine Lee (English horn), Andre St. James (double bass), and Derek Ecklund, Ben Glas, Branic Howard, Juniana Lanning, and Evan Spacht (sine tones).


> Richard Glover, An Imperfect Harmony (2013): A simple, deeply resonant composition exploring microtonal harmonies on the double bass. The piece will be performed by Andre St. James (double-bass).

> Catherine Lamb, Nodes, Various (2009/10): Using a defined frequency set, this open-ended piece asks a group of musicians to explore the tonalities of saw-wave oscillations and their low overtones. The piece will be performed by Matt Carlson, Derek Ecklund, Ben Glas, Branic Howard, Juniana Lanning, and Evan Spacht (electronics).

> Mark So, a tepid atmosphere (bedroom near the sky) (2007): Part of a series of pieces based on the poetry of John Ashbery, "a tepid atmosphere" combines field recordings, electronics, and other instruments to slowly shift the listener’s perspective within what seems like a static sound environment. The piece will be performed by Matthew Andrews (vibraphone), Brandon Conway (guitar), Mike Gamble (guitar), Matt Hannafin (percussion), and Branic Howard (electronics + field recordings).

> Ben Glas, "Self Composure #2 (Memory Sequence)" (2018): Part of our participatory “Extradition Off-Site” series, this new sound meditation by Portland composer/performer Ben Glas is designed to be performed by anyone, musician or non-musician, outside of the concert setting, at the time and place of their choosing. The score is available as a Facebook event within a four-week window around the concert date.

Saturday, April 21
Leaven Community
5431 NE 20th Ave. @ Killingsworth, PDX
Doors 7pm, music 7:30pm

The Extradition Series presents quarterly concerts of 20th- and 21st-century experimental music, exploring purity, space, and a natural unfolding of sound and silence. Extradition is curated and directed by Matt Hannafin and presented by the Creative Music Guild.

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