FRANKLY MONDAYS (can be awesome)
BETH FLEENOR: WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE
The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S
Hailed as “alternately buoyant and ponderous, transfixing and exceptional” (City Arts Magazine), Beth Fleenor’s Workshop Ensemble is a modular project that performs her chamber works. Grounded in learning and working Fleenor’s 20 Etudes for Blindfolded Musicians, WE also work in conduction and sonic meditation. Through the use of blindfolds to heighten full body listening/awareness, WE cultivate focused intention, highlighting that intention as a respected member of the ensemble, in a practice of non-visual, non-verbal, empathic communication.
Slaughterhouse 3 is Beth Fleenor (clarinet/voice), Michael Owcharuk (accordion, and on a good day, voice), and Paul Kemmish (bass). SH3 bring their own version of modern Gypsy groove influenced by the wide world of music.
Crystal Beth* & the Boom Boom Band LIVE this Wed 11/20 at Waid’s with Wally Shoup Trio & Gonzo!!
*Crystal Beth is psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.
(photo by Chris Davis)
Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble Co-Director Mike Owcharuk talks with BF about her compositional practice in the second installment of the new SJCE video series, Composer Chat.
Workshop Ensemble at the Earshot Jazz Festival presented by Nonsequitur, featuring Brian Bermudez (tenor sax), Michael Owcharuk (piano), Michele Khazak (voice), Chris Credit (bass clarinet), Samantha Boshnack (trumpet), Naomi Siegel (trombone), Geoff Larson (bass), Adam Kozie (drums), Greg Campbell (percussion), and Beth Fleenor (clarinet).
Special thanks to Brianna Atwell and Latona Arts for creating the video of the last Workshop Ensemble performance. It was a powerful night of music in a shared bill with Samantha Boshnack’s B’shnorkestra.
“Beth Fleenor is one of the many gems in Seattle. From her management group, The Frank Agency, to her band, Crystal Beth, Fleenor is focused on artistic expression and beautiful human connection. The Monarch had a chance to chat with Fleenor about her work, her music, her fears and her joys….” > read more
Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band with special guest Wayne Horvitz is now available for download on archive.org.
11/20/13 at Waid’s (12th & Jefferson)
with Wally Shoup Trio and Gonzo
12/20/13 at the Royal Room (Rainier & Hudson)
with Pigpen (Wayne Horvitz/Briggan Krauss) and Sunchasers (Naomi Seigel)