Racer Sessions

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

Yzech Tahar and Friends Present this Sunday at the Racer Sessions

This Sunday at Seattle's own Racer Sessions performance series, where honored to welcome composer and performer Yzech Tahar and Friends. T has performed at our series informally during the open improvisation portion in the past, but this Sunday marks YT's debut presentation at the session. Read below for an artistic statement from the artist himself.

"The Origins of Birds is a music/movement based response to the short story of the same name by author Italo Calvino. Rather than attempt to convey the story's deconstruction of linear time and progress, this piece instead seeks to capture the feeling of the story- of seeing the very first bird, hearing the very first song, and becoming entranced in a beauty that you could not previously have imagined nor currently comprehend."

Yzech Tahar can be experienced in the digital world at a Soundcloud link HERE.

Opening Piece: Yzech Tahar (drums), Anthony Canape (voice), Amelia Coulter (trombone), Luke Hagerman (bass), Tayler Tucker (dance)
Improv 1: Yzech Tahar (drums), Amelia Coulter (trombone), Anthony Canape (voice), Luke Hagerman (bass and piano)

Improv 2: Chris Icasiano (drums), Andrew Olmstead (piano), Michael Owcharuk (accordion), Tim Miller (bass)

Improv 3: Neil Welch (tenor sax), Haley Freedlund (trombone), Colin Plancich (drums)

Improv 4: Marcin Pączkowski (alto sax), Jeremy Gonzalez (alto sax), Keeli McCarthy (drums)

Improv 5: Justin Lazar (bari sax), Jay MD (drums), Andrew Olmstead (piano)

Improv 6: ?

Improv 7: Isaac Boyle (piano), David Hiltbrand (drums), Brandon Herzberg (guitar)

Improv 8: Tim Miller (drums), Michael Owcharuk (piano)

Improv 9: Tim Miller and Evan Woodle (drums), Justin Lazar (piano)

Improv 10: Geoff Traeger (drums), Brandon Herzberg (guitar), Marcin Pączkowski (alto sax), Andrew Olmstead (piano)

Improv 11: Samuel A Crome (alto sax and foil), Haley Freedlund (trombone), Chris Icasiano (drums), Michael Owcharuk (piano)

Improv 12: Brandon Herzberg (piano), David Hiltbrand (drums, same as improv 6), Justin Lazar (bari sax)

Improv 13: Michelle Hutchinson (drums)