On June 2nd I'm presenting One Stick Gong at The Henry in conjunction with Interstitial. This internet-based meditation will be held inside the museum's James Turrell skyspace, Light Reign. Spoken text, sound, music, and a series of scents will guide you through some serious screen time with your portable devices. Together we will explore the outer reaches of online sharing, the barnacles of sentimentality, and digital cartography. You can sign up right here
- don't forget your headphones!
Next, on June 11th I'm presenting a new work with composer John Teske at the Georgetown Steam Plant.
Drone Restoration is a site-specific work at the historic Georgetown Steam Plant by Seattle composers Nat Evans and John Teske. This work for brass, electronics, and additional sound implements will be presented at the steam plant on June 11th from 10am–2pm, with audience members being invited to come and go at any time. In absence of the original drone from the machinery of the steam plant providing electricity to the city of Seattle, this score from Evans and Teske responds to this historic space to create a new musical drone. These drones—long, expansive notes—were written specifically to take advantage of Georgetown Steam Plant’s singular resonance.
As the performance will take place on multiple levels throughout the cavernous space, audience members are invited to explore the building and hear the music changing and responding throughout the space and over time. Drone Restoration is improvisatory in nature, with the players responding to each other, the space and musical cues created by Evans and Teske.
June 11th, 10am-2pm
Georgetown Steam Plant - 6605 13th Ave S, Seattle, WA
Last - on June 26th I'll be curating the longtime weekly series of improvisation-based music Racer Sessions. Although I'm somewhat outside this community as a composer, much of my music incorporates an improvisatory element. And, I frequently work with musicians from the Racers Sessions / Tables & Chairs community for my own events and works. At any rate - it feels like things are coming full circle in a way after years of enjoying the music from this community and working with musicians. I hope to see you there!