Second Inversion in the Community

Grab some swag – pins, magnets, and cards – and chat with us at these upcoming Seattle New Music Events!

Wednesday, February 22
Seattle New Music Happy Hour
Join Second Inversion, the Live Music Project, and local composers, performers, and new music enthusiasts for happy hour to share ideas, create connections, and make friends.
Weds, 2/22, 5:30pm, Queen Anne Beerhall (map)

Full house!

Seattle New Music Happy Hour at the Queen Anne Beerhall

Second Inversion hosts monthly(ish) New Music Happy Hours with the Live Music Project. Sign up here to receive e-mail alerts about future dates/times/locations!


2016 Events:

Tuesday, December 6
Town Music: Blackbird, Fly!
Daniel Bernard Roumain & Marc Bamuthi-Joseph explore their identities, pay tribute to their role models, and inhabit their place in contemporary American society.
Tues, 12/6, 7:30pm, Town Hall (map) | $5-$20 (tickets)
This program was presented as a LIVE VIDEO BROADCAST on Second Inversion!

Wednesday, November 30
Seattle New Music Happy Hour
Join Second Inversion, the Live Music Project, and local composers, performers, and new music enthusiasts for happy hour to share ideas, create connections, and make friends.
Weds, 10/28, 5:30pm, Queen Anne Beerhall (map)

Saturday, December 3
Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night
Experience a beautiful mix of electronica & non-denominational caroling. Download the free mobile device app or free music tracks at unsilentnight.com.
Sat, 12/3, 6pm, On the Boards | FREE

Saturday, November 19
John Cage Musicircus
Music & lectures written and influenced by John Cage. Dance inspired by Cage & Cunningham. Live art inspired by the I Ching & chance operations.
Sat, 11/19, 7pm, Town Hall (map)

Tuesday, November 15
Meany Center for the Performing Arts: Imani Winds
Joined by pianist Fabio Bidini, Imani Winds presents a program of Piazzolla, D’Rivera, Mozart, Valerie Coleman (Imani Winds flutist), and more!
Tue, 11/15, 7:30pm, Meany Hall (map)
This program was presented as a LIVE BROADCAST on the Second Inversion stream!

Friday, November 11
Seattle Symphony: Sonic Evolution Co-Presented with Earshot Jazz
The Garfield High School Jazz Band & singer Grace Love join SSO in celebrating Quincy Jones & Ernestine Anderson with a world premiere by Kenji Bunch.
Fri, 11/11, 8pm, Benaroya Hall (map

Saturday, November 12
On Stage with Classical KING FM: Multimedia/Art Mashup
Art leaves the gallery and becomes an interactive and musical experience led by artists from Gage Academy and the Skyros Quartet.
Sat, 11/12, 7:30pm, Resonance at SOMA Towers (map

Friday, October 28
Seattle Symphony: [untitled] 1
Captivating and remarkable worlds of sound: Two landmark works by Lutosławski (Chantefleurs et Chantefables & Chain 1) alongside Polish composer/singer Agata Zubel’s Chapter 13.
Fri, 10/28, 10pm, Benaroya Hall Lobby (map)

Thursday, October 27
Seattle New Music Happy Hour
Join Second Inversion, the Live Music Project, and local composers, performers, and new music enthusiasts for happy hour to share ideas, create connections, and make friends.
Thurs, 10/27, 5:30pm, Queen Anne Beerhall (map)

Wednesday, October 5
Town Music at Town Hall: Duos
Musical wunderkinds Caroline Goulding, violin & Joshua Roman, cello present a program of duos by Handel-Halvorsen, Kodály, & Ravel.
Wed, 10/5, 7:30pm, Town Hall (map
This program was presented as a LIVE BROADCAST on the Second Inversion stream!

Wednesday, September 28
Seattle New Music Happy Hour
Join Second Inversion, the Live Music Project, and local composers, performers, and new music enthusiasts for happy hour to share ideas, create connections, and make friends.
Weds, 9/28, 5:30pm, Queen Anne Beerhall (map)

Wednesday, August 25
Seattle New Music Happy Hour
Join Second Inversion, the Live Music Project, and local composers, performers, and new music enthusiasts for happy hour to share ideas, create connections, and make friends.
Weds, 8/25, 5:30pm, Queen Anne Beerhall (map)

download (41)Saturday, August 6
Music in the American Wild
Eleven composers and seven performers, all affiliated with Eastman School of Music, have come together premiere new works in celebration of the National Parks’ Centennial. Click their logo to see additional performance dates in San Juan National Historical Park, North Cascades National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and Olympic National Park!
Sat, 8/6, 8pm, Good Shepherd Chapel (map) | $5-15 (doors)

Tuesday, July 19
Seattle New Music Happy Hour
Join Second Inversion, the Live Music Project, and local composers, performers, and new music enthusiasts for happy hour to share ideas, create connections, and make friends.
Tues, 7/19, 5:30pm, Queen Anne Beerhall (map)

Seattle Symphony’s TUNING UP! Festival

Tuning Up!

Thursday, June 23
STAGE AND SCREEN: From Appalachian Spring to the Red Violin
From stage to screen to concert hall, these giants of American music transcended borders and created the music we know and love. Emotions run deep in music from Schindler’s List, The Red Violin and Copland’s portrayal of 19th century American life, Appalachian Spring. Plus a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch!
Thu, 6/23, 7:30pm, Benaroya Hall (map) | $25 (tickets)

Thursday, June 30
THE LIGHT THAT FILLS THE WORLD: A Meditation in Sound & Light
An immersive concert that will sweep you into an exploration of light from the scientific bent of Philip Glass’ The Light, to the rushing light of the Arctic and on to the illuminating agony of Julia Wolfe’s My Beautiful Scream. These musical mystics will pull you into a world of sound and silence, light and dark.
Thurs, 6/30, 7:30pm, Benaroya Hall (map) | $25 (tickets)

Friday, July 1
[untitled] 3: In the White Silence
John Luther Adams is the pioneer of musical environmental activism, translating the vast horizons of the frozen far north into a musical tableau of clean, radiant harmony and subtle transformation. In the White Silence exemplifies his “sonic geography.”
Fri, 7/1, 10pm, Stroum Grand Lobby (map) | $15 (tickets)

Wednesday, June 22
Seattle New Music Happy Hour
Join Second Inversion, the Live Music Project, New Music USA, and other organizations for happy hour to share ideas, create connections, and make friends.
Wed, 6/22, 5:30pm, Queen Anne Beerhall (map)

Saturday, June 11
Seattle Modern Orchestra: Discrete Infinity
SMO presents the US Premiere of Anthony Cheung’s Discrete Infinity along with Gérard Grisey’s Periodes & Claude Vivier’s Samarkand.
Sat, 6/11, 8pm, Good Shepherd Chapel (map) | $10-$20 (tickets)

Monday, June 6
Sandbox Radio: The Bridal Issue
Sandbox Radio is a locally grown variety show combining killer music, engaging storytelling, the city’s best performers, and an ultra cool sparkly host
… all recorded live for you, their studio audience. Featuring music of Cello X and The Sirens of Swing and KING FM Host Marta Zekan.
Mon, 6/6, 8pm, ACT Theater (map) | $10-25 (tickets)

Friday, May 27
Second Inversion Showcase at Northwest Folklife
Join us for Second Inversion’s 2nd annual showcase at Northwest Folklife! This year’s lineup is Sound of Late, Skyros Quartet, and The Westerlies.
Fri, 5/27, 8pm, Center House Stage | FREE

Tuesday, May 24
Town Music at Town Hall: Season Finale
Joshua Roman, Arnaud Sussman, Johnny Gandlesman, & Kyle Armbrust will perform Britten’s String Quartet No. 2 and a commissioned piece by Andrius Zlabys.
Tues, 5/24, 7:30pm, Town Hall (map) | $5-$25
This program was presented as a LIVE BROADCAST on the Second Inversion stream!

Friday, May 13
Seattle Symphony: Sonic Evolution: This is Indie!
This concert features Michael Gordon, William Brittle, Tomoko Mukaiyama, Fly Moon Royalty & Filmmaker Bill Morrison. Co-Presented With SIFF.
Fri, 5/13, 8pm, Benaroya Hall | $25-$52

Saturday, April 9
Second Inversion Presents: SRO Quintet
The Seattle Rock Orchestra Quintet transforms popular song into art song with Radiohead, Beck, Bjork and original emotional chamber works.
Sat, 4/9, 8pm, Resonance at SOMA Towers, Bellevue (map) | $25

Friday, March 11
Universal Language Project: SCRAPE
The innovative ensemble Scrape (15 bowed strings, harp & electric guitar) perform new works by Jim Knapp and Brian Chin.
8pm, Resonance at SOMA Towers, Bellevue (map) | $10-25

Friday, March 18
UW World Series: Jeremy Denk, piano
This MacArthur “Genius” Fellow performs music by Bach, Bolcom, Tatum, Ives, and much more in between.
7:30pm, Meany Hall (map) | $45-50

Friday, March 4
Saturday, March 5
City Arts: Genre Bender
City Arts pairs artists who work in different media, inviting them to leap out of their comfort zones for a special collaboration:
-Musician/producer Erik Blood + dancer/choreographer Markeith Wiley
-Performance artist Alice Gosti + ritualist Timothy White Eagle
-Actor/playwright/cellist Justin Huertas + composer/clarinetist/vocalist Beth Fleenor
-Writer/artist Tessa Hulls + performance/visual artist Kyle Loven
-Dancer/choreographer Jody Kuehner + actor/solo performer Keira McDonald
8pm, Cornish Playhouse (map) | $20 advance, $30 at the door

Thursday, February 25 
Town Music: we do it to one another
Joshua Roman presents his commissioned song cycle to Tracy K. Smith’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Life on Mars.”
This program was presented as a LIVE BROADCAST on the Second Inversion stream!
7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle (map) | $5-25

Saturday, February 20
Seattle Modern Orchestra: Benefit Concert
This one hour fundraiser concert to support SMO’s 2015-16 Season also includes a silent auction, games, and wine & hors d’oeuvre!
7:30pm, Chapel Performance Space, (map) | $20-$250

Friday, February 5
Seattle Symphony [untitled]
This program includes works by New York Experimental composers Feldman, Wolff, Cage, and Brown.
10pm, Benaroya Hall Lobby (map) | $15

Thursday, February 4
UW World Series: So Percussion Performs Steve Reich’s Drumming
A collaborative performance of Steve Reich’s Drumming with UW School of Music Students. Free and open to the Public.
6pm Meany Studio Theater (map) | FREE

Tuesday, February 2
Counterpoint | Phase
Brighten your February with the gloriously hypnotic sounds of Steve Reich on clarinet, violin, marimbas, and cello.
8pm, On the Boards (map) | $10 (Pre-sale tickets for this event are sold out. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.)

Monday, February 1
Second Inversion Presents: Gabriel Kahane & Brooklyn Rider
This show samples their new collaborative album, The Fiction Issue.
8pm, Tractor Tavern (map) | $15

Sunday, January 31
UW World Series: So Percussion
This fantastic foursome performs works by Reich, Cage, and Dessner.
This program was presented as a LIVE BROADCAST on the Second Inversion stream!
7:30pm, Meany Hall (map) | $35-40

Saturday, January 23
Universal Language Project: The Way West!
An event with music, words, and smoke inspired by the optimism and grandeur of the West. Works by Brian Cobb, Karen Thomas, & a commissioned premiere by Tim Carey.
8pm, Velocity Dance Center (map) | $25 general, $10 student

Wednesday, January 13
whateverandeveramen: Burns Night and Drinking Songs
An evening celebrating the poetry of Robert Burns. We will also raise a glass and raise our voices with the singing of traditional drinking songs. Tickets include a free beer.
8pm, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse (map) | $10 general

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Maggie S. with aforementioned swag