Wayward in Limbo #133: Jonathan Way

Jonathan Way plays field recordings with the Seattle Phonographers Union and graphic scores with Eye Music, translates Japanese, and films eastern cottontails.

Forest Floors is made of textural improvisations with wild plants recorded in July 2021 at three locations from Seattle into the North Cascades. All recordings were made with a portable Edirol recorder using built-in mics and are … Read More

Wayward in Limbo #134: Carol J. Levin & Susie Kozawa

Carol J. Levin has established a unique niche as Seattle’s improvising harpist, playing with small and large ensembles including CHA, Levitation, Christian Pincock’s Scrambler, Beth Fleenor’s Blindfold Ensemble, Spontanea, Women’s Rockin Blues, and Steve Treseler’s Game Symphony Workshop. Carol’s music is full of surprises with styles varying from beautiful melodic lines to challenging and experimental tangents with electronic effects … Read More

Eric Barber & friends

RE-EMERGING: An evening of improvisations and connection

Please join saxophonist Eric Barber (ex-Seattle, now in Los Angeles) as the beautiful Chapel at Good Shepherd Center reopens! This night will celebrate friendship, resilience, and hope through small and large group improvisations featuring some of Seattle’s finest improvising musicians.Eric Barber – saxophonesHeather Bentley – violaSamantha Boshnack – trumpet Greg Campbell – tuba, percussionJesse … Read More

Seattle Phonographers Union + Tom Varner’s Sound Vespers

The Seattle Phonographers Union is a collective of sound recordists who have been improvising together with unprocessed field recordings since 2002. Coming from diverse backgrounds (musicians, recording engineers, game designers, etc.), they treat the sounds of the world as raw material for moving and evocative sound collages woven in real time. In recent years they’ve expanded their approach to … Read More

Joey Largent and Katrina Wolfe: Dreams of the Forty Whales of the Harmonic Reed System

Joey Largent joins his quartet, Glacial Time Communion, in presenting a new, long-duration composition for four re-tuned reed boxes in collaboration with interdisciplinary artist Katrina Wolfe, who will perform her subtle and intricate choreography with the composition. 

For the piece, three shruti boxes and one harmonium have been re-tuned by hand into just intonation using the first seven primes (2-17) … Read More

Triptet & Anne La Berge

Triptet is a meeting of minds and spontaneous electrical impulses between Michael Monhart (saxophones and percussion), Tom Baker (guitars and effects), and Greg Campbell (percussion and cheap electronics). Amsterdam-based Anne La Berge’s passion for the extremes in both composed and improvised music has led her to storytelling and sound art as her sources of musical inspiration. Her music gathers the … Read More