Racer Sessions

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

Janet Feder (Denver, CO) Presents at the Racer Sessions. Sun. @ 8pm!

This Sunday Denver-based guitarist and composer Janet Feder will present at the Racer Sessions, joined by longtime Racer participants Jen Gilleran (drums, etc.) Chris Icasiano (drums) and Neil Welch (saxophones). Below are a few words from Janet:

"The inner perceptions of sound and shape have been inextricably linked for my entire life, not only in “music” but in …. everything.  For the longest time this was a secret about my existence in the world that only I knew; I didn’t know how to speak about it until it was explained to me by a close friend similarly afflicted with this particular synesthesia.  This is my state of being: the still point from which I compose, play and improvise.  I invite listeners to relate to whatever shapes and textures inform their own perceptions, to listen with their body whole, inside and out, still, in motion, perfect."


At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;

Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,

But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,

Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,

Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,

There would be no dance, and there is only dance.

I can only say, there we have been: but I cannot say where.

And I cannot say, how long, for that is to place it in time.

                                                                                             - T. S. Eliot


janetfeder.comnineteencrimes.com (jen gilleran)

badluckband.net (chris icasiano) / neilwelch.com

Janet Feder: Solo guitar


Janet Feder: Guitar

Jen Gilleran: Percussion


Janet Feder: Guitar

Jen Gilleran: Percussion

Chris Icaisano: Drums


Janet Feder: Guitar

Jen Gilleran: Percussion

Chris Icaisano: Drums

Neil Welch: Saxophone / Electronics


Improv 1
Marcin Pączkowski: Alto saxophone

Jeff Bernhardt: Trombone

Taylor King: Guitar

Andrew Olmestead: Keyboard

Improv 2
Simon Henneman: Guitar

Geoff Traeger: Drums

Zach Perna: Keyboard

Improv 3
Neil Welch: Tenor saxophone

Josh Thorson: Vocal

Colin Plaincich: drums

Improv 4

Tommy Darkside: Drums

Jackie Sandberg: Keyboard

Zach Perna: Ocarina

Improv 5

Jeff Bernhardt: Trombone

Jim Sloam: Melodica

Luke Bergman: Bass

Daniel Webbon: Drums

Improv 6

Taylor King: Guitar

Zach Perna: Guitar

Improv 7 (This one may have been only partially recorded)

Travis Fischer: Voice / Poem Recitation

Neil Welch: Tenor Saxophone

Simon Henneman: Guitar

Improv 8

Marcin Pączkowski: Alto saxophone

Jeff Bernhardt: Trombone

Travis Fischer: Keyboard

Chris Icasiano: Drums