Racer Sessions

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

Christian Pincock - September 28, 2014

“I will be performing four new pieces on valve trombone and an instrument I’ve developed from a 13-note electric organ pedalboard. Routed through a micro controller and MAX/MSP graphical programming environment, the pedals control sounds and trigger clips in Ableton Live in a variety of ways. I added additional buttons on the top for functionality and extended the length of the pedals so I can use some “toe-heel” techniques used by organists. In addition, an accelerometer attached to the end of my trombone allows up/down and side to side movements to control aspects of the generated sounds including volume and timbre.” – C.P.

-“Void and Unenforceable”
-“Unwanted Help”

“For the open session which follows, I will invite musicians to explore some of the musical concepts from the conducted improv sign language I use in my other music projects.” – C.P.

Improv 1: Evan Woodle (drums), Roberto Rueda (alto sax), Andrew Olmstead (keyboard), Ammon (flute)

Improv 2: Dio Jean-Baptiste (cajon), Knute (drums), Katie Levine (keyboard), Austin Larkin (mbira)

Improv 3: Thomas Campbell (drums), Carol Weber (voice), Ray Larsen (trumpet), Michael Owcharuk (keyboard), Neil Welch (tenor sax), Luke Bergman (bass)

Improv 4: Ammon Swinbank (flute), Roberto Rueda (alto sax), Julio Lopez (keyboard)

Improv 5 [first minute or so was not recorded]: Roberto Rueda (alto sax)

Improv 6: Inge Chiles (voice), Geoff Traeger (drums), Luke Bergman (bass), Christian Pincock (trombone), Bill Kautz (trumpet), Austin Larkin (violin)

Improv 7: Knute (drums), Mallory (accordion), Dio Jean-Baptiste (trumpet), Anna White (bass), Katie Levine (keyboard)

Improv 8: Daniel Webbon (drums), Andrew Olmstead (keyboard), Carol Weber (voice), Roberto Rueda (alto sax), Ray Larsen (trumpet)

Improv 9: Thomas Campbell (drums), Michael Owcharuk (keyboard), Roberto Rueda (alto sax)

Improv 10: Anna Webbon (violin), Michael Owcharuk (keyboard), Chris Icasiano (drums), Christian Pincock (trombone), Roberto Rueda (alto sax)