Jamison Williams, solo soprano [Disney Interpretations 2016]. Wednesday 17th February 7:00pm

12549112_10206726782580651_313834306275889098_nShowcasing a series of solo soprano saxophone expositions, Jamison Williams proudly presents an extensive musical deconstructive core medley spanning over 75 years of Disney songbook classics; in all its historic glory, this experimental / improvisational jazz performance will guarantee a mesmerizing night of structured musical abstraction, while pleasantly making acquaintance with the memorable abstraction of its yesterself.

Doors 7:00 | music 7:30pm | entry £7

Jamison Williams (soprano saxophone)
Soprano saxophone player specializing in experimental deconstructionism, and extended techniques; the current educating coordinator of [neu]Sonics Music Initiative (www.neusonics.org), organized and operated the  Experimental Arts Union of Florida, +SoLo Sound Gallery, and founded the music publishing label, Vantage Bulletin (www.vantagebulletin.com). Resides in Jacksonville, Florida.

“Florida-based saxophone player Jamison Williams says that he “specializes in experimental deconstructionism,” a great descriptor for his exploratory improvisations and his jagged, joyous interpretations of familiar material. His  performance in Portland is an extension of his many years vivisecting songs found in Disney films. He sticks with the classics—”When You Wish Upon A Star,” “It’s A Small World,” and so on—and turns them into terrifying thrill rides of agitated chords and familiar yet warped melodies. If Banksy were as smart as he thinks he is, Williams’ work would be playing on a loud loop through the artist’s dark Dismaland installation.” – Robert Ham, Portland Mercury

Also performing:

Massimo Magee
Massimo Magee is a writer, artist and musician based in London. His work is wide-ranging, including fiction, text art, combined text, sound and image digital art pieces, experimental music (improvised, composed and everything in between), free jazz, obsessive and repetitive drawing pieces, radically extended saxophony, electronics, data manipulation and much more. He has performed internationally and had recordings released in the USA, UK, France, Poland and Australia with musicians such as Eddie Prévost, Hankil Ryu, Sangtae Jin, Keith Rowe, David W Stockard, Joshua Weitzel, Tony Irving (Ascension), Christian Munthe, Lee Noyes, Matt Earle, Adam Sussmann, Elliott Dalgleish, Michael Pisaro, Jim Denley, Dale Gorfinkel, Barre Phillips and many more, on labels such as Homophoni, Copy For Your Records, Kendra Steiner Editions, Ilse, Sleeping Giant Glossolalia, Ideal State, Audiotong, Factor Vac and others. Ensembles have included Cyclone Trio, Apocalypse Jazz Unit, the Magee/Green/Fowler-Roy Trio, MTJAM and many ad hoc groups. His trilogy of novels, Counter Culture a Novel In Three Parts, has recently been published through [Array] Press, as part of a larger multimedia project called The Triptych.

Rick Jensen
Rick Jensen will be performing solo on Tenor Saxophone and possibly some other instruments. This will be his first full length solo set for nearly 3 years.
Rick Jensen has been recording and performing music since 1996 releasing his first album at 17. Since then he has released over 150 albums and performed live over 200 times with a wide variety of bands including free jazz (Rick Jensen Trio, Apocalypse Jazz Unit) Electro-acoustic improv (Nova Scotia, The Oneirologist) Psych Noise Rock (The Insect Explosion, FAT COP) and many other bands including surf rock, punk and numerous jazz and improv collectives. Rick also makes films, takes photos and writes stuff too.

Doors 7:00 | music 7:30pm | entry £7

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