Racer Sessions

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

Nicholas Mackelprang presents this Sunday

Full list of performers can be found at this session's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5R3b6YZx48

This weekend we are excited to be hosting Nicholas Mackelprang, who together with guitarist Satchel Henneman will present a new group called Semi-Formal. Semi-Formal is an improvising duo that spontaneously creates short, formally cohesive pieces that together form a fluid and varied concert experience. This session will again take place at Gallery 1412 in the Central District, and as always, begins at 8pm.

Nicholas Mackelprang and Satchel Henneman

Nicholas Mackelprang and Satchel Henneman

Nicholas Mackelprang is a composer and pianist who has worked in a variety of settings across genres including solo piano, small jazz combos, big bands, chamber ensembles, improvised music groups and with dancers and actors. As a composer, Mackelprang is interested in creating specific sound worlds that blur the line between composition and improvisation.  

Satchel Henneman is an artist who works in the mediums of the interpretation, improvisation, and composition of music. Henneman has performed multiple concerts of entirely New Music, and strives to challenge the concert format. He has premiered works by Tom Baker and Jarrad Powell, and performs in  collaboration with Allison Burke in STEPDAD, and Nicholas Mackelprang in Semi-Formal.