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An evening of quietly intense improvisation and composition

January 27 @ 7:30 pm

| $5 - $15

Catherine Lee – Matt Hannafin – John C. Savage – Loren Chasse – Branic Howard

All audience members will receive a copy of Catherine Lee & Matt Hannafin’s recent duo CD “Five Shapes: Improvisations for Oboe d’Amore and Percussion”

Catherine Lee — A diverse musician, Canadian oboist Dr. Catherine Lee performs extensively as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician on oboe, oboe d’amore, and English horn, in settings from classical to contemporary to free improvisation.

John C. Savage — Flutist, saxophonist, composer, improviser, and educator John C. Savage has been compared to Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Herbie Mann, Noah Howard, Ian Anderson, and Colin Stetson.

Matt Hannafin — Matt Hannafin is a New York–born, Portland-based percussionist active in contemporary percussion, free improvisation, and Iranian classical and traditional music. His teachers included Persian tar and tombak master Kavous Shirzadian, percussionists Jamey Haddad and Glen Velez, composer La Monte Young, and Indian vocal legend Pandit Pran Nath.

Loren Chasse — Loren Chasse is a musician, sound artist, field recordist, and teacher. He has been called “one of the most important international artists working in the areas of environment and sound.” Formerly based in San Francisco, he relocated to Portland in 2010, where he has performed solo and as a duo with percussionist Matt Hannafin.

Branic Howard — Branic Howard is a composer engaged with sound and how place is inscribed with meaning through its negotiations with its sonic surrounding. Whether writing for acoustic ensembles, electronic media, or dealing with recorded sound, his focus is on the specific aural situation of that place or the internal “space” of the music.


7:30 – Branic Howard, solo sound art / electronics
8:20 – Loren Chasse, solo sound art
9:10 – John Cage’s “Ryoanji” featuring Lee (oboe), Savage (flute), and Hannafin (percussion)
9:30 – Catherine Lee + Matt Hannafin Duo, improvisations


January 27
7:30 pm
$5 - $15
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Redeemer Lutheran Church
5431 NE 20th Ave
Portland, OR United States
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