- Doors at 7pm. Music at 8pm.
- $5 Suggested Donation (help support the artists on their Summer Tour).
An Austin-based electro-acoustic trio razing notions of volume, tempo, and symmetry via duel horns, duel guitars, tape, and percussion. In addition to an April 2014 tour with sound artist John Wiese (Sissy Spacek), the free improvisation group has played concerts throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico City.
SSBT features No Idea Festival Founder and Director Chris Cogburn on percussion; Steve Jansen – who has collaborated and shared stages with Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Frank Rosaly, James Fella, and Christina Carter – on guitar, saxophone, and tape manipulation; and Parham Daghighi, an Iranian-American artist who focuses on electric guitar, alto saxophone, and vocal/text work that’s rooted in the Persian language.
After selling out of its debut cassette Lucy and Winston in just a few months, the group is touring in support of its second release Helm’s Deep, a limited-edition 50-minute cassette on That’s Cool Records that will be available for the first time during the band’s August 2014 tour of the Pacific Northwest.
The Austin, Texas trio of Chris Cogburn (precussion), Steve Jansen (guitar, sax, tapes), and Parham Daghighi (Guitar, sax, voice) attacks jack-out-of-the-box free jazz, soundscape improv, hardcore and noise.
It’s OK Girl
Supporting act of the evening; It’s Ok, Girl is Danielle Ross (movement, www.daniellerossdance.com) and Ben Kates (saxophone, www.pitchandsiren.com). Danielle Ross is a Portland-based choreographer & dancer. She received her BFA in Dance and Performance Studies from University of California, Berkeley, where she was also the recipient of the Sara Huntsman Sturgess Memorial Prize for Outstanding Artistic Accomplishment in Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. Since moving back to Portland, Ross has created her own dance and performance-based work including Make The Air Thick at Launch Pad Gallery in July, 2010, Home/Body at Appendix Projects Space in December, 2010 as well as at the Richard Foreman Festival, No. Fest, and the 1Festival. In March, 2011, she curated the twelfth installment of Performance Works Northwest’s Alembic Series. Her work, To Remember Is To Jump Around There, was presented in January, 2012 at the Headwaters Theatre, and her collaboration with Composer Christi Denton, The Loveliest Landscape, was selected to be a part of Conduit Dance’s Dance+ Series in July, 2012. Aside from creating her own work, Ross has worked with Linda Austin and Zoe/Juniper in the Time Based Arts Festival. She is also one of the founding members of FRONT, a newspaper dedicated to contemporary dance and performance and on the board of the Creative Music Guild, a non-profit dedicated to experimental sound and performance. Most recently, Ross was selected as one of four Artists-in-Residence at Studio 2 in Portland and is working on new material titled, Together We Fall with Denton and Dancer Taka Yamamoto.
Ben Kates plays alto saxophone and has done since the 4th grade. He’s played with folks like Han Bennink, William Hooker, Thollem McDonas, Mary Oliver, John Gruntfest, Linda Austin, Gino Robair, Tere Mathern, Tatsuya Nakatani, John C. Savage, Wally Shoup, Jonathan Sielaff, Arrington de Dionyso, Urs Leimgruber, U Sco, Reed Wallsmith, Smegma and John Wiese. His ongoing collaborations include Thicket (a trio with John Niekrasz and Brian Mumford), Brother Donkey (duo with Brian Mumford), Alma Freer (a trio with Ryan Stuewe and Brandon Conway), Halfbird (a trio with Grant Pierce and Brandon Conway) as well as It’s OK, Girl with Danielle Ross. He’s performed at the CMG’s Improvisation Summit of Portland, The No-West Fest, FanFare at Performance Works Northwest, A Portland Circus for John Cage’s Silence at PNCA, The Quiet Music Fest and toured around the country. He is the artistic director of the Creative Music Guild.