Now in its 23rd year, the Seattle Improvised Music Festival will be held February 8-10, and 15-17, 2008 at the Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford, and Gallery 1412 in Capital Hill, Seattle.
The longest running festival of its kind in North America, SIMF is an annual meeting place for improvisers at the forefront of Improvised Music in North America, and from around the world. This year’s festival features representatives of Improvised Music communities in Tokyo, Paris, Zurich, Madrid, NYC, Portland, Oakland, Vancouver, and of course Seattle. The 2008 festival will feature visiting improvisers performing in solos and duos, as well as first-time collaborations with Seattle Improvisers.
This year’s SIMF is one of the most ambitious and international to date. It will also be presented without the help of any single large private donor or government funding. IMF 2008 is co-presented with Nonsequitur and Jack Straw Productions.
SIMF 2008 Performers include: Tetuzi Akiyama, Liz Allbee, Jeffrey Allport, Gust Burns, Greg Campbell, Mark Collins, Lesli Dalaba, Chris Delaurenti, Jean Paul Jenkins, Jason Kahn, Wade Matthews, Gregory Reynolds, Stephane Rives, Jonathan Sielaff, Greg Sinibaldi, Tyler Wilcox, and Josef van Wissem.
February 8, 9 and 15, 16
Chapel Performance Space, 4649 Sunnyside Ave
February 10 and 17
Gallery 1412 , 1412 18th Ave & Union
all shows: 8pm, $10-25 sliding scale
Improvised music workshops:
Saturdays, February 9 and 16 at Gallery 1412
12pm, $5-15 sliding scale
For complete festival information, please visit www.seatttleimprovisedmusic.com.