Tom Varner’s Sound Vespers: CD Release Concert

Please join French hornist/composer Tom Varner for a celebration of the new CD and Bandcamp release of his Sound Vespers project. For several years now, Tom has assembled a wonderful assortment of Seattle’s best improvisers on both “acoustic instruments” and electronics/field recordings. The 2019 pre-covid Jack Straw recording, with mixing and (some) electronic processing by Steve Barsotti, is now finished! Muted trumpets, low horns, termite sounds, unknown animal sounds, and more!

Brass: Tom Varner (French horn), Haley Freedlund (trombone), Jim Knodle (trumpet)
Electronics/field recordings: Doug Haire, Steve Peters
Strings: Abbey Blackwell (contrabass), Aniela Perry (cello)

(photo: Michelle Smith-Lewis)