The Many Duo

The Many Duo is a showcase for two Seattle-based improvisational musicians: percussionist Kevin Haag and guitarist Matt Williams. Jenn Carreto contributes violin and/or keyboards, depending upon the collective trajectories. They create both free and structured sound textures derived from many musical “genres,” including jazz & blues, no wave, punk, ambient and heavy music. The Many Duo’s approach to soundcraft often employs hand-drawn shapes, pictures, random dictionary entries, graphic scores, dialogue, politics/social issues and loosely organized integers. The “shifting shades of green and grey” winter climate of Cascadia informs their dynamic yet understated musical aesthetic–pairing timekeeping with timelessness, hyperactivity with minimalism, and skepticism with hope.