Rest & Digest

Rest & Digest is an evening of experimental music and poetry. Guests are invited to bring blankets and repose for the sets. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Ashley Eriksson Project a psych-techno music group based on Whidbey Island. It is composed of Ashley Eriksson on vocals and spacious storytelling, and Gabe Adams, Elijah Moore and Nick Toombs on a variety of drone-y instruments.

MeriAnanda is a Sound Healer who lives in Gig Harbor, Washington. She has been using vibrational sound healing tools since 2004. During a Restful Sound Bath she combines the Tibetan and Crystal singing bowls to create a pure and organic sound that seems to assist people into a relaxed state. It is heavenly, soulful and naturally uplifting. There is nothing like using the sacred sounds to tune us up to our natural state of peace, love, joy, and freedom. A true respite from the stresses of everyday life.

Nick Toombs has played music from an early age but it was not until the birth of his first daughter and move to Whidbey that he started to seriously consider playing in public and composing. He has regularly played at the farmers markets and small Whidbey venues as a solo artist where he incorporates folk elements with electronics in the experimental ambient vein. He can also be found playing bass in the avant rock band Marshlands. For the past three years he has been a regular musician at the Bayview Hall Sunday prayer body dances, singing and playing percussion, bass, and 6 string banjo. These dances are 2 hours of improvised music based on the 5 rhythms dance template with a rotating cast of musicians stepping in to fulfill different roles. The synergy between musicians and dancers and the improvised spirit feeds him in ways he could not have expected and he greatly values the freedom embodied there.

Dog Sister is an experimental poetry band with a rotating cast of players. For this set Lauren Moore will be collaborating with Vida Rose to present poems surrounding digestion and guide the audience through an interactive body scan experience.

mmuumm is a moniker of Seattle artist Brit Ruggirello. Combining her love of distorted loops and electronic voice echoes, Brit explores the sounds of womb resonance tones + somber aches of love.