Wayward in Limbo #76: Kaley Lane Eaton

A conservatory-trained classical pianist and vocalist who fell into creating electronic music shortly after a stint playing Baroque lute, composer Kaley Lane Eaton’s music is colored by this eclecticism, expressing a preoccupation with harmony, improvisation, storytelling, emotion, physical gesture, and technological glitches. She lives in a little blue house in Seattle with her partner Rian, dog Nikos, and the many, many plants, birds, bugs, and slugs in their garden. More on BandCamp.

ASSEMBLY: Picking up the scattered pieces of my musicianship, quietly trying to invent a new shape, letting it break a little. Headphones recommended for a 3D binaural experience.

(00:00) Controlled Burn, a tune about my grandmothers and Yellowstone for voice, garden weeds, and Heather Bentley on viola

(04:34) Latency, an unedited vocal improvisation with SuperCollider

(13:10) Pieces, for voice, 200 year-old family heirloom piano, and Tom Baker on electric guitar

(17:56) a meditation on practice for piano, metronome, and digital processing

(24:36) Dim Shapes, for broken lute, voice, and digital processing

(29:22) a lo-fi hot take on Dido’s Lament.

With the Chapel closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of previously unreleased material.