These were my favorite concerts from 2007 in the order they occurred.
I ended up seeing a decent amount of great shows all locally – first year in a while I haven’t traveled far for concerts. The Seattle Improvised Music festival was especially strong and at least two more sets from there would immediately follow this list. I should mention that the musical highlight for me this year was the workshop and performance of several pages of Treatise in collaboration with Keith Rowe. One of my favorite pieces of modern composition, with the most important living interpreter (and genuinely great guy) and a collection of great local players, this was an amazing experience.


Great concerts 2007:

Andy Hayleck / Jonathan Sielaff / Kyle Bruckmann
Seattle Improvised Music Festival
February 9th, 2007
Gallery 1412 Seattle WA USA
(Write-up: http://blog.spiralcage.com/?p=139)

Bonnie Jones / Andy Hayleck
Seattle Improvised Music Festival
February 10th, 2007
Gallery 1412 Seattle WA USA
(Write-up: http://blog.spiralcage.com/?p=140)

Andrea Neumann / Gust Burns / Nate Wooley / Jeffrey Allport
Seattle Improvised Music Festival
February 16th, 2007
Gallery 1412 Seattle WA USA
(Write-up: http://blog.spiralcage.com/?p=141)

Nate Wooley
Seattle Improvised Music Festival
February 16th, 2007
Gallery 1412 Seattle WA USA
(Write-up: http://blog.spiralcage.com/?p=141)

Andrea Neumann
Seattle Improvised Music Festival
February 17th, 2007
Gallery 1412 Seattle WA USA
(Writeup: http://blog.spiralcage.com/?p=142)

Joan Lippincott at Saint Marks Annual All Bach Concert
May 4th 2007
Saints Marks Cathedral, Seattle WA USA
(Write-up: http://blog.spiralcage.com/?p=151)

Jordi Savall with Pierre Hantaï and Xavier Diaz-Latorre
Early Music Guild
May 11th 2007
Town Hall, Seattle WA, USA
(Write-up: http://blog.spiralcage.com/?p=152)

Oren Ambarchi
Guitars! Guitars! Festival (Vancouver New Music)
October 17th, 2007
Scotia Bank Dance Centre, Vancouver BC Canada
(Write-up: http://blog.spiralcage.com/?p=176)

Keith Rowe
Guitars! Guitars! Festival (Vancouver New Music)
October 19th, 2007
Scotia Bank Dance Centre, Vancouver BC Canada
(Write-up: http://blog.spiralcage.com/?p=177)

Annette Krebs
Guitars! Guitars! Festival (Vancouver New Music)
October 20th, 2007
Scotia Bank Dance Centre, Vancouver BC Canada
(Write-up: http://blog.spiralcage.com/?p=177)

Bach Redux
Gallery Concerts
November 17th , 2007
Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle WA USA
( I didn’t write this one up but it was a string trio and a pianist playing music by Classical and Romantic composers who were influenced by Bach. The pieces were either adaptations of Bach pieces, use of fugal technics that Bach excelled and so on. The string trio was excellent as was the guest pianist. Especially nice was that the piano was a period correct Chickering and really an interesting instrument that lacked many of the refinements of a modern piano. It had a very rich sound, especially in the bass. My favorite part of the concert though was a pre-concert performance of Bach’s Suite No. 5 in C minor for the Unaccompanied Cello).