2005

Fretless News – Archive of 2005

2005

posted November 24th

Michael ATONAL Vick
November 27th, 2005 at 9pm on 98X FM for Amy Hutto’s LocalX Show.
HEAR VVV play Solo Fretless/Unfretted Guitar and give a short un-scripted InterView..AC
www.98xonline.com

December 2nd, 2005 at Hungry Monk Music in Charleston,
SC starting at 6pm. Michael will be giving a WorkShop on the Fretless/Unfretted Guitar. For more information and directions try www.hungrymonkmusic.com

December 4th, 2005 at Millennium Music in Downtown Charleston,
SC starting at 2pm. Vick will be performing Solo Fretless Guitar pieces. For more information and directions try www.millenniummusic.com

posted November 24th

The Tom Baker Quartet and More Zero, appear Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at the

Gallery 1412
1412 18th Ave (at Union)

8:00 p.m. $5-15 sliding scale.

The Tom Baker Quartet is:

Tom Baker, guitar and fretless guitar
Greg Campbell, drums
Jesse Canterbury, clarinet and bass clarinet
Brian Cobb, bass
www.tombakerquartet.com

More Zero is:

Chris Stover, trombone and composer
Stuart MacDonald, saxophone
Ben Thomas, vibes
John Silverman, bass
Chris Stromquist, drums

posted November 23rd

Tellef Øgrim – MP3s from Tellef’s performance at the Knitting Factory, Fretless Guitar Festival and CD launch are now available at:
www.tellefogrim.no/soundsN.htm

posted October 4th

Ned Evett – Appears at the Ullapool Guitar Festival this weekend.

More gigs in Canada….

posted September 18th

Microtonal Projects Ltd are promoting the first UK Microfest a 2 day microtonal event at riverhouse, an arts centre in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey on 14-15 October 2005.

Performers include: duo contour (trumpet and percussion); William Raaijman (saxophone); Rare Bird (recorders); Elisabeth Smalt (viola); Stephen Altoft (trumpet) and Robin Michael (cello)

Speakers include: Patrick Ozzard-Low; Christopher Fox; Bob Gilmore

There will be 8 world premiere performances and 5 UK premiere performances

posted September 17th

Tim Donahue – Upcoming dates in Japan.

Oct. 7, 2005 7:00PM (fretless/fretted harp guitar)
@ Goyotei, Royal Residence Grounds in Numazu, Shizuoka

Oct. 18, 2005 7:00PM (fretted harp guitar concert)
@ Mishima Plaza Hotel Hall in Mishima, Shizuoka

Nov. 20, 2005 4:00PM & 7:00PM (fretless/fretted harp guitar)
@ Hakone No Sato Planetarium in Hakone, Kanagawa

Nov. 25, 2005 (fretless concert/clinic)
@ Kunitachi Music Academy, Tokyo

posted September 1st

The Radio station PBS FM 106.7 Melbourne, Australia, features the guitar special Fret Net program which will be playing “Village Of The Unfretted” Monday September 5th & again Monday September 12th…..(The whole of both CDs!)

You don’t have to live in Melbourne, Aus to listen in, www.fretnet.com webcasts live on the internet, making this show one with a huge cult following around the world.

The shows will be 22:00 – 24:00 (midnight) AEST time. That’s 14 hours ahead of New York (EST), 9 hours ahead of UK (BST) and seven or eight hours ahead of Europe. So if you are in the UK, its 13h00 to 15h00.

Show your approval with an e-mail to Fret Net’s DJ – Steve Passiouras

posted August 30th

The Tom Baker Quartet – New York dates

Friday, September 9, 11:00 pm – CB’s 313 Gallery
www.cbgb.com/gallery.html

Saturday, September 10, at the Knitting Factory Tap Bar, show starts at 7 pm. Part of the Fretless Guitar Festival with several other acts sharing the bill.

Sunday, September 11, at the IO Restaurant in Brooklyn, show starts at 7 pm. This is another night of the Fretless Festival, more great bands and guitarists.

posted July 2nd

Ned Evett – The UK tour….

July 6th – The Troubadour, London UK, directions and ticket info, part of legendary Troubadour ‘Sessions’ night, Ned plays two mini-sets with his first set at 9pm.

July 7th – Traders, 36a High Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, tickets available online at www.stiffpromotions.co.uk

July 9th – Beggars Fair, Romsey Hampshire UK, see festival site for exact time and location.

July 10th – Leeds Duck and Drake, Kirkgate Leeds, UK.

July 11th – City Club Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK.

July 12th – Bradford, Yorkshire, UK, Venue TBD.

July 13th – Boot and Shoe, West/South Yorkshire, UK.

July 14th – Lancaster Student Rock Club, UK.

July 15th – Workshop in conjunction with Sounds Great Music, Riffs Guitar School, Unit 33, Chadkirk Business Park, Otterspool Romiley Stockport, starts at 19h30 A unique oportunity to meet Ned and learn some techniques. Unfretted will also be bringing Vigier and Baritone fretless guitars.

July 16th – Iguana Bar, 115-117 Manchester Rd, Chorlton Cum Hardy, Manchester, starts at 19h30 If all goes to plan we will launch the CD “Village of the Unfretted” at this venue.

July 17th – Zoo Bar, 52 Westfield Street St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1QJ, starts at 8h30 – Good Party atmostphere.

posted May 28th

Michael ATONAL Vick – Hear, Michael ATONAL Vick on Glass Neck Fretless Guitar & Geoffrey C. on Indonesian Gamelon with many others for the Charleston County Libraries Local Blend Series with a participatory Electronic Music & Art Show on Sunday June 5 from 2:00-5:00 pm as part of Spoleto 2005. Here is a direct Link to Event..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_art_music

posted May 15th

Tim Donahue – *** PRESS RELEASE MAY, 2005 ***

Tim Donahue and his Vigier Surfreter fretless guitar appear on the cover of Asia’ premier guitar publication GUITAR FAN. A DVD of Tim’s recent Taiwan clinic is included in the magazine, as well as a CD with 3 full tracks from various Tim Donahue solo albums. Tracks featured include:

track 1: VOICES IN THE WIND
track 2: NO TURNING AWAY
track 3: FEEL MY PAIN

Taking a break from writing the follow-up to his acclaimed progressive metal album MADMEN & SINNERS, Tim is currently in the middle of editing his long-awaited pure jazz album “EARLYWORKS” which will feature Tim’s fluid fretless guitar work in a previously unheard setting of acoustic bass & drums. Appearing on the album are drummers Jun Saito (Herbie Hancock), Joel Taylor (Allan Holdsworth), and Kenichi Ishikawa (original drummer for Donahue’s 1983 trio ECLIPSE).

EARLYWORKS details to be released as they emerge this summer.

posted May 8th

Tom Baker – This time conducting!

In Tom’s own words:

Here is some shameless propaganda for an upcoming event I know you won’t want to miss!

My good friend Emily Greenleaf will be performing the WORLD PREMIERE of a new song cycle of mine called Pillar/Speak/Awake. The poetry is by former Seattle poet Eva Counsell (which I have included below, because it is so lovely). Emily will be performing on this concert with an ensemble of really great musicians: Jesse Canterbury, Dylan Reick, Dale Spiecher, Tom Swafford and Jerrod Wendland. She will also be performing works by Debussy, Berg and Argento.

I am really happy with this piece, and hope that you can come and hear it. As an added bonus, I will be conducting, which should be good for chuckle or two…

It should be a really great concert, with lots more details below the break.

I hope you can come. Bring your friends.

Cheers!

Tom

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What: Dreams and Diaries: Music for Voice and Piano Emily Greenleaf, soprano and Jerrod Wendland, piano

When: Sunday, May 15, 2005
7 p.m.

Where: Seattle Art Museum First and University
Downtown Seattle

How Much: Suggested donation: $5-15

The Program

From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, Dominick Argento Cinq Po�mes de Baudelaire, Claude Debussy Seven Early Songs, Alban Berg

And the WORLD PREMIERE of:

Pillar-Speak-Awake, Tom Baker
with Jesse Canterbury, clarinet
Dylan Rieck, cello
Dale Speicher, vibraphone
Tom Swafford, violin

THE SONGS
Soprano Emily Greenleaf and pianist Jerrod Wendland present Dreams and Diaries, with works by Debussy, Argento, Berg, and Seattle composer Tom Baker.

Cinq Poémes de Baudelaire is Claude Debussy’s only setting of Baudelaire’s poetry and is rarely performed in its entirety. The lushness of the poetry is matched by a lushness and density in the music. Debussy described his own music as “fog”, where the mists might clear for a moment to reveal a pure sonority–only to descend again.

Berg’s Seven Early Songs are a selection from dozens of songs he wrote as a young man. The selections included in this program were written between 1905 and 1908, while he was studying with Arnold Schoernberg.

Argento’s cycle From the Diary of Virginia Woolf offers an intimate portrait of Woolf, with diary entries ranging from 1919 to 1941, with Europe plunged into war. This work was written in 1974 and first performed in 1975, the same year that it won the Pulitzer Prize for music.

Pillar-Speak-Awake was composed by Tom Baker in 2002, and was commissioned by soprano Emily Greenleaf. Ms. Greenleaf and Mr. Baker have been friends and colleagues for the past ten years, and have worked together on several musical and non-musical projects. The songs are settings of poetry by former Seattle poet Eva Counsell, who now resides in Maine. The middle poem, Speak, was written several years ago and lived on Ms. Counsell’s refrigerator, only to be found there by Mr. Baker. He immediately began to compose the first song, and when commissioned for a new song cycle by Ms. Greenleaf, he in turn commissioned Ms. Counsell for two more poems to accompany Speak. Thus came into being Pillar and Awake. The songs are love songs, or more correctly, songs about love. This premiere performance will be conducted by the composer.

THE BIOS

Emily Greenleaf
Emily Greenleaf (Photo: Betty Udesen 2005)
“The great joy in performing new music,” says Seattle singer Emily Greenleaf “is the opportunity to argue points of interpretation directly with the composer, rather than with other interpreters.” Such arguments are of great interest to Ms. Greenleaf. Raised in the back woods of Maine, where winter nights are cold, long, and dark, a heated exchange about the nature of a grace note was second only to chopping wood when it came to making a room cozy. Emily now lives in the more temperate Seattle, where she sings and teaches voice, and indeed, enjoys the music of living as well as dead composers. She has performed works by Chinary Ung, Casey James, Garrett Fischer, Tom Baker, Brian Cobb, among others.

Jerrod Wendland’s love of language and poetry makes him an excellent collaborator for a program of music where the texts are so closely intertwined with the piano’s voice. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, Mr. Wendland now lives in Seattle where he teaches piano, theory, and works as a collaborative pianist.

Tom Baker has been active as a composer, performer and music producer in the Seattle new-music scene since arriving in 1994. His works have been performed throughout the United States, in Canada and in Europe. Tom has appeared as guest conductor for the Seattle Creative Orchestra and as composer-in-residence for the a cappella vocal ensemble the Esoterics. He received his doctorate in composition in 1996 from the University of Washington, where he currently teaches Composition and Music Theory. Tom is the artistic director and curator for the Seattle Composers’ Salon, and is the co-founder of the Seattle EXperimental Opera (SEXO) and the new-music recording label Present Sounds Recordings.

Pillar
There are ways I could escape.

In raptor dreams
my flesh is torn in scavaging haste
and the shreds of me travel
beak-caught, into the sky blue.

In thoughts
my body disintegrates into its infintesimal self,
all skin cells and eyelashes
carried away like windswept seeds.

In sun strokes
I evaporate down to bleached bones,
releasing my liquid self into the passing clouds
to fall again as rain.

But I cannot move.

I am that Biblical salt,
enflamed crystals of curiosity
trapped in a backwards glance
–stillness unforgiven.

Speak
Teach me your tongues.
Drop your words, like diamonds,
around my strangled throat
–a gleaming lover’s necklace.

Cast your alphabet
into the clamp of my oyster heart
and harvest each iridescent word
from my still, submerged body.

Collect my ashes
and press them into paper
–each thin, smoky sheet
another page in a waiting tome.

Transcribe me into a book of hours,
until the days fall away
and the blood-ink dries
in its silent sleeping well.

Then, I will speak through shrouds,
in screams that split stars
until the sky slips down
and catches us, illuminated.

Awake
Night’s moons have descended
into the horizon? early blue
withdrawing their milky cloaks
behind the day? first burning.

In the squares of gold morning
curled into the sleeping folds of each other,
we entwine, unwilling to disentangle
our many-limbed dreams.

Cups of sunlight rest rimful
awaiting our long, yawning throats
now open to the hour breaking,
open to the stretch of day.

Leaving starshine fields,
we lean into the stroke of sun,
rising, lightened at once
by the shapes of our beginning.

…ends

posted April 24th

Fretless Guitar concert – Boston, MA, USA.

Tuesday April 26th, 7pm
Berklee College of Music’s first ever FRETLESS GUITAR CLASS recital !!
Directed by David Fiuczynski and featuring :
Aurelien Budynek
Chris Mosley
Federico Casagrande
Tobias Ottsen
Ian Hersey

and Matt Bogdanow on drums

The hour long concert will consist of (dis)arrangements of jazz standards and (de)compositions by students. these are pretty much starting points to wide open improvisations, that will be “conducted” by David Fiuczynski in a very efficient and innovative way. You have never seen, or heard ANYTHING even close to this.

The event will take place in room 511 (5th floor) of the Uchida Building (921 Boylston Street, take the Green line or bus to the Hynes Convention Center stop), located in Boston, MA, USA. Starts at 7pm. it’s totally FREE, bring some friends !!

posted April 12th

Tom Baker – In his own words:

Just a reminder about an upcoming concert that you might like. The group Sorelle (see info about them below) are doing a show on Sunday, April 17th at 6 pm at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.

They will be doing a piece of mine called “Six Songs from the Red Planet” which is a song cycle based on imaginary folk songs from different regions of the planet Mars. Each of the songs is from a region that was photographed by the Mars explorer several years ago, beautiful pictures from the surface of the planet. The songs are each “translated” from the original Martian into English. This performance will be sung in the original Martian language. The six songs are:

I. Neret Scandes (A Farmer�s Song from Hellas)
II. No Epel (A Civil War Tune from Amenthes)
III. Sa elon ni Voles (A Cowboy�s Ballad from Tharsis)
IV. Ho Noem (A Lullaby from Memnonia)
V. Rowd dan Dosund (A Dance Tune from Thaumasia)
VI. Leev Lanag (A Spiritual from Noachis)

You can check out the pictures from the Mars explorer at www.msss.com.

I hope you can make it to the concert, it should be a lovely evening of music. The full press release is below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Washington Composers Forum (206) 985-7003

Music / Arts Listings
March 20, 2005
Kill Date: April 18, 2005

Washington Composers Forum Presents

Primavera a concert by the ensemble Sorelle

Sunday, April 17, 2005 @ 6 PM
Seattle Asian Art Museum Auditorium, Volunteer Park, 1400 East Prospect Street, Seattle

Concert Program Primavera (1950) Joaquan Rodrigo, arr. Zanetti
Renaissance Flute Concerto (1986) Lukas Foss
Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (1947) Samuel Barber
Six Songs from the Red Planet (2001) Tom Baker

Washington Composers Forum presents the ensemble Sorelle in a concert entitled Primavera. Tickets are $15 general admission, and $10 for students, seniors, and WCF members. Tickets are available at the door or by contacting WCF at (206) 985-7003. Cash or checks are accepted. For more information visit www.washingtoncomposers.org. To interview the artists please contact ensemble representative Sarah Bassingthwaighte at (206) 522-4949.

Adventurous in performance, this striking contemporary music quartet rings in the new season with a bright musical bouquet. Spring is honored by Rodrigo’s song to the birds and flowers, a rebirth of the music of the early Baroque by Foss, and Barber’s master setting of an American adolescence. The program is completed by Baker’s mysterious transcriptions of Martian folk song.

Sorelle, Italian for “sisters”, consists of Sarah Bassingthwaighte, flute, Traci Hoveskeland, cello, Julie Ives, piano, and Hope Wechkin, soprano. The ensemble passionately explores contemporary music and its roots in the early 20th Century. Members of Sorelle have performed in many groups throughout the Northwest, including the new music ensembles Seattle Creative Orchestra and the Contemporary Chamber Composers and Players. They have appeared in performances throughout the U.S. and Russia. Their positions have included composer-in-residence at the Max Aronoff Viola Institute and the Boise Chamber Fortnight, and the director of the Yale Slavic Chorus. Sorelle members have also collaborated with visual artists and choreographers, and have worked to expand the boundaries of contemporary music in composition and performance. They have commissioned and premiered works by several Northwest composers.

Cellist Mary Riles replaces Traci Hoveskeland, who is on leave for this concert.

posted April 10th

Erkan Ogur + Metin & Kemel Kahraman

Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London, UK
13/April/2005 7:45
Details: www.gototurkey.co.uk

posted April 6th

Tom Baker – In his own words:

This SATURDAY, April 9th, at 6:00, in a new space in Fremont, I will be moderating a pre-concert discussion with composer Joshua Parmenter and the players from Ensemble 4 from Copenhagen. It should be an interesting discussion centering on composing for acoustic instruments combined with live electronics. The concert is free, details are below.

AND

On Sunday, April 17 at 6:00 at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, the group Sorelle will be performing music by Rodrigo, Foss, and Barber. They will also be performing a work of mine called “Six Songs for the Red Planet” which are imaginary folk songs from the planet Mars. The songs are inspired by photographs from the surface of Mars taken in 2000, and each song comes from a different region of the planet.

Happy spring to everyone.

Tom

posted April 2nd

Yan Vagh – Hungarian tour

13 dates in May with Sandor Szabo and american guitar players Steve White (blues) and Eric Lugosz (picking). More info at:
www.yanvagh.com

posted March 27th

Timucin Sahin – TOURING DATES APRIL-MAY

27 march @ 55 Bar New York(USA) with
TONY MORENO;DRUMS
HANS GLAWISHCNIG:BASS

28 march @ Knitting Factory Club New York(USA) with
TONY MORENO;DRUMS
HANS GLAWISHCNIG:BASS

30 March @ NYU New York (USA)
Masterclass about new works & Tiimucin Sahin “Real Time”Project
8 & 9 april @ Akbank Culture Centrum Istanbul-TURKEY with
GREG OSBY:Sax
TONY MORENO;DRUMS
HANS GLAWISHCNIG:BASS

10 april @ International Baku Jazz Festival
Baku-AZARBAIJCAN with
GREG OSBY:Sax
TONY MORENO;DRUMS
HANS GLAWISHCNIG:BASS

18 april @ Bachzaal Amsterdam-NETHERLANDS

Premiere ‘Nerek” Orchestra Work
by Amsterdam Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra

21 april @Brussels-BELGIUM Location TBA
Timucin Sahin” Real Time”

14 may @ Istanbul-TURKEY TBA with
KAI ECKHARDT:E.Bass
OWEN HART Jr.:Drums

19 may @ Evenaar Rotterdam-NETHERLANDS with
KAI ECKHARDT:E.Bass
OWEN HART Jr.:Drums

22 may @ Concertgebouw Amsterdam-NETHERLANDS with
KAI ECKHARDT:E.Bass
OWEN HART Jr.:Drums

posted March 22nd

Lubo Alexandrov – Catch the monthly Balkan Soul Party of Lubo Alexandrov KABA HORO at Café Utopik.

Friday, 25 March., 21:30
Café Utopik, 552 St. Catherine Est. (Metro Berri-UQAM) Montreal
Free entry (Gratuit)

Lubo Alexandrov – fretless and fretted guitars
Chet Doxis – clarinet
Pascal Boudreault – tenor sax
Emil Iliev – accordion
Georgi Stankov – bass
Martin Auguste – drums

For more Info: www.luboalexandrov.com

posted March 15th

Franck Vigroux – Its not often we get excited about a gig, but this one’s in the UK! Franck and his band will be playing 4th April at The Spitz, that’s East End Spitalfields market area to you my son. Now go start saving, not to be missed.

THE SPITZ. 109 COMMERCIAL ST. OLD SPITALFIELDS MARKET. LONDON. E1 6BG
www.spitz.co.uk

posted March 4th

Michael ATONAL Vick – Hear Michael aka VVV Live on Fretless Acoustic & Electric Guitars for the opening reception of the:

Outsider/Folk/Visionary/Art Brut/Raw Art Show, located at:

Read Brothers
593 King Street,
Charleston,
SC
Friday March 11, 2005 6pm – Until crowd gives up.

posted February 27th

Edward Powell – is returning to Europe and organising a tour to promote his CD “Bluesand”. This will start in Berlin and over three weeks make its way to Vienna. In addition Edward has revamped his website: www.edwardpowell.com go take a look.

posted February 24th

The Fareed Haque Group – plays this coming weekend in the midwest:

February 24, 2005
Hanger 9, Carbondale, IL 62903, (618) 713.6123 $6.00

February 25, 2005
Martyrs, 3855 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL. (773) 404-9869 $10

February 26, 2005
Jazz Kitchen, 5377 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220. 317.253.4900 $15:00 for show one, $12:00 for late show

Meanwhile Fareed Haque

posted February 20th

Nguyen Le – Gets his picture in the March 2005 issue of Guitar Techniques (UK) with his fretless (delta neck by Vigier) he will take part in IGF (International Guitar Festival) London. The festival runs 30th April to 2nd May. More info: www.igf.org.uk

posted February 14th

Billy Dugger IV – Billy’s CD is now complete and can be ordered via his website: http://psychosis.hearusplay.com good news too; its just $5 inc. postage within the USA.

posted February 9th

Tim Donahue – Quick update:
Tim has news and pictures of his recent Asian tour featured on www.timdonahue.net.

(Pss…. Anyone know where to buy Tim’s early CDs?)

posted February 5th

Tom Baker – Latest News:

Saturday, February 12th
Percussion on the Edge

THE SYLVIA SMITH PERCUSSION DUO AND PERCUSSION ARTIST DALE SPEICHER
Saturday, February 12, 2005, at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $10/$8
Town Hall, Downstairs Performance Space
1119 Eighth Avenue
206.652.4255

This is going to be a fabulous night of percussion/theater music featuring our own DALE SPEICHER as the opening set. He will be playing music by John Cage and Stuart Smith, as well as the PREMIERE of a new piece by Tom called “Fold: Redux.” The piece ranges from quiet, introspective moments to loud and rollicking sounds.

Tuesday, February 15th
Interstitial Spaces

AN INTIMATE EVENING OF IMPROVISATIONS
BY COMPOSER/GUITARIST TOM BAKER AND CHOREOGRAPHER/DANCER CORRIE BEFORT Tuesday, February 15th, at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$15 (pay what you can)
Gallery 1412
1412 18th Avenue
206.322.1522

In Tom’s own words: “Corrie and I have been working together and making pieces for the past three years. Our collaboration has been a wonderful experience, and I am sad to say that it will take a rather long hiatus, as Corrie is moving to Japan after this show. If you don’t know her work, then please come and check it out. She is a fabulous dancer and improviser, and it will be worth your time. If you do know her work, then come, enjoy and wish her a happy journey. This show should prove interesting, as we are layering our usual roles as composer and choreographer with improvisation and performance.”

Saturday, February 26th
tom baker, greg campbell, jesse canterbury, brian cobb

AVANT-JAZZ IMPROVISATIONS AND COMPOSITIONS BY THE ______ QUARTET
Saturday, February 26th, at 8 p.m.
Gallery 1412
1412 18th Avenue
206.322.1522
Tickets: $5-$15 (pay what you can)

In Tom’s own words: “I am very excited about this new group, and our debut at UW last month was a blast! These are three of the best musicians in town, and it is an honor to be playing with them. We are working on a name, so with your paid admission comes the opportunity to suggest names for the band (not during the show, mind you, but afterwards). If you missed the show last month, please do come out and hear this group. We will be doing some free improvisation, and compositions by myself, Brian, and Christian Asplund.”

posted January 30th

Mustafa Stefan Dill – AKA Norumba, has finally aquired a Vigier Surfretter, sighs of relief all round if you read the threads on the forum. You can catch up with his news on the Norumba blog.

posted January 22nd

Ned Evett / Guitarist (UK) magazine – Back in September ’04 we carried the news that Guitarist (UK magazine) would have a fretless issue featuring Ned Evett and Franck Vigroux. We have just got hold of the January 2005 issue (released in the shops 31/Dec/2004) and it does feature a track from Ned’s iStole CD “Fly Myself to Sleep” and that is it, no copy in the magazine, just an intro track that introduces Ned as North America’s fretless ace.

So we are still waiting for the fretless video demonstration from Franck Vigroux, we have seen a pre-release version of this and it is pretty hot stuff. So come on Guitarist, you’ve got the copy, publish and be damned.

posted January 19th

Tom Baker – Latest News:

RADIO
–Wednesday on KUOW: interview with Dave Beck (on the Beat, @ 2:30).
–Friday on KING FM: interview with Gigi Yellen (sometime Friday evening between 7-midnight).

PRINT
–Check out the Weekly and Stranger this week for previews of these upcoming shows.

SHOWS
–SATURDAY, JANUARY 22: 7:30 p.m. at Brechemin Auditorium in the Music building on the UW campus. This is going to be a fun show, with the premiere of a new quartet featuring Tom Baker on guitar, Jesse Canterbury on clarinet, Greg Campbell on drums, and Brian Cobb on bass. We will be premiering FOUR new pieces for the quartet. The second half of the concert will be “What Remains”, for solo fretless guitar and computer-realized sounds.
More info: www.music.washington.edu/events/

–FRIDAY, JANUARY 28: 8:00 p.m. at Soundbridge (at Benaroya Hall) – Tom Baker’s most recent composition “Two by Four” will be premiered at the Seattle Composers’ Salon. This piece is for two clarinetists each playing two clarinets. It will be played by the exceptional duo of Jesse Canterbury and William O. Smith. Lots of other good music and discussion as well.
More info: www.composersalon.com

posted January 9th

Michael Vick – Michael Vick along w/ MusicaMundana.TV cohort Geoffrey G5 Cormier on set @ http://cdbaby.com/cd/mvtrip3.

Plus VICK has recently stepped up AUDIO File production @ his main FREE Audio/Video site http://www.zebox.com/michaelvick/music.

Search the Zebox page with the following keywords for the new titles:
Bach, Private, Bridal, Cup, Mage, Sabatuda, Callings, Zappa, Fretless.

posted January 7th

Tom Baker – Will be performing at the following Seattle venues:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13 at The Living Room
4301 Fremont Ave (43rd and Fremont)
7-9 p.m. (all ages)
Solo AND with guests Jesse Canterbury (clarinet) and Brian Cobb (bass)
More info: www.livingroomseattle.org

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22 at Brechemin Auditorium, University of Washington
Located in the Music Building, UW – 7:30 p.m.
Set One: with a new quartet featuring Brian Cobb on bass, Jesse Canterbury on clarinet, Greg Campbell on drums and myself on guitar and fretless guitar.
Set Two: “What Remains” – a requiem/concerto for fretless guitar and electronic tape.
More info: www.music.washington.edu/events.

posted January 6th

Ned Evett – Will be performing at the Frankston guitar festival near Melbourne, Australia, on March 19 and 20.
He will also be doing a couple of workshops, More info at:
Frankston International Guitar Festival.

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