Racer Sessions

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

EarthToneSkyTone | June 16

Greetings, fans of the avant!

This Sunday we will be presenting our friends EarthToneSkyTone. This ensemble features local Seattle musicians Kelsey Mines on bass and Carlos Snaider on guitar. EarthToneSkyTone is a duo collaboration between the two musicians, exploring rhythmic possibilities in flow, cycle, and song; grounding sounds of bass/percussion mixed with the subtlety of strings and voice informing the dialogue; and an expression of dance of/in/for the present moment.

Kelsey and Carlos will present a set of music starting at 8pm, with our open improv session to follow. Keep reading below for a few words from the two on their set and plans for the jam session!

L-R : Kelsey Mines (bass), Carlos Snaider (guitar)

L-R : Kelsey Mines (bass), Carlos Snaider (guitar)

β€œIn EarthToneSkyTone, we are exploring rhythmic possibilities in flow, cycle, and song; grounding sounds of bass/percussion mixed with the subtlety of strings and voice informing the dialogue; and an expression of dance of/in/for the present moment.

We would like to encourage improvisers to think about dialogue, in a musical but potentially literal sense as well.  How does dialogue inform the present? How do the sounds you make contrast or complement the sounds of others? How can you engage in a dialogue with yourself and how is that reflected in the music?”