Sounding : to rearrange stones in a stream

Solo percussionist Mark E Kaylor visits us from Olympia, followed by extended/harmonic/stasis/sounding from local string duo Noel Kennon and John Teske.

Mark E Kaylor has spent most of his life immersed in the world of percussion. Starting with school band and orchestra, followed by various punk, rock, pop and jazz outfits Mark eventually succumbed to the allure of improvisation, which has been the focus of his musical endeavors for the last 20+ years. 

Mark’s interest lies in rhythm and raw sound/texture in equal measure. The two are not seen as separate worlds but areas that flow in and out of one another. He devotes copious amounts of time to investigating both new and old ideas/techniques as well as just “listening” with intent to all the sounds that are around us in everyday life.  

Over the years Mark has collaborated with numerous musicians and has appeared on dozens of recordings. Past projects include Cex Fucx,  Hammer of Hathor, Haiku Ambulance, Cells, Thee Oregon Artificial Limb Co, Tat Vamasi, Htoo Trio, Kinetic Harpoon. There are also several long term collaborations with JP Jenkins, Bryan Eubanks, and Kelvin Pittman.

Seattle-based composer and double bassist John Teske writes contemporary concert music for soloists, chamber groups, chamber orchestra, and “any ensemble.” John’s music has been performed across the Americas, as well as in France and Russia, and has been supported by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, the Jack Straw Foundation, and the City of Seattle. 

Noel Kennon is a violist, composer, and artist living and working in Seattle. His work often is in reference to the physical qualities of sound such as the mathematical (or theoretical) forms of pitch space in relation to the harmonic series, difference tones, and the sonority of volume or rather the sonority of space both enclosed and open (on any scale) as well as nominating the socio/environmental effects and phenomenon of sounding in space such as the purpose and politics in engaging strangers along with other unhelpful pursuits.