Racer Sessions

Sundays, 8-10pm at Cafe Racer in Seattle, WA

This Sunday: Austin Larkin

I'll begin this week's session on the viola by creating a duality of a natural harmonic on one string and a  node on a parallel adjacent string. A glissando up the string unfolds a lattice with an axis of symmetry at the first overtone while simultaneously unifying the infinite harmonics of the string as a line with the finite limitations of the node contained within the string as a segment; numerical identity with qualitative identity. 

Succeeding this will be a piece for violin in which the deconstruction of instrumental structure is used to grow musical form.

Afterwards, the session will happen as per usual but I'll say some things that I hope we can think about during the music making.  

Austin recommended the improvisers to talk about the endings to their pieces beforehand.


Improv 1: Neil Welch (tenor sax), Daniel Webbon (drums)

Improv 2: Evan Woodle (drums), Andrew Olmstead (keyboard), John Broback (bass)

Improv 3: Janna Webbon (violin), Austin Larkin (violin)

Improv 4: Jeremy Shaskus (tenor sax), Nadya Kadrevis (drums and clarinet), Andrew Olmstead (keyboard)

Improv 5: Qoqo Maria (voice), John Broback (bass), Keeli McCarthy (drums)

Improv 6: Levi Gillis (tenor sax), Phinehas Nyang’Oro (bass), Cameron Sharif (keyboard)

Improv 7: Austin Larkin (drums), Andrew Olmstead (keyboard)

Improv 8: Ryan Beckley (guitar), Evan Woodle (drums)

Improv 9: Marcin Paczkowski (alto sax), Daniel Webbon (keyboard)

Improv 10: Cameron Sharif (keyboard)

Improv 11: Keeli McCarthy (drums), Noel Kennon (guitar)

Improv 12: Neil Welch (tenor sax), ? (drums), Phinehas Nyang’Oro (keyboard)