Wayward Music Series has really enjoyed some special collaborations with members of the Seattle Phonographers Union together with live instrumental improvisers, over the past four years. They’ve done three concerts with different instrumental combinations, and this will be their fourth, this time returning to their original setting of field recordings, mixed brass, and percussion. These concerts have been, frankly, magical – you might hear some gorgeous muted brass long tones meeting up with crackling ice, insects, or sounds of a totally unknown origin! Feel free to move around – they will set up in all corners of the beautiful Chapel space.
Tom Varner is a French hornist, composer, improviser, bandleader, and teacher, who moved to Seattle in 2005, after 26 years in New York. He’s played with Steve Lacy, LaMonte Young, John Zorn, Bobby Previte, Jim McNeely, and many others, and has 14 CDs out as a leader/composer.
Other artists include: Steve Barsotti, Amy Denio, Doug Haire, Steve Peters (field recording improvisers), Samantha Boshnack, Al Keith, Ray Larsen, Thomas Marriot (trumpets), Stuart Dempster, Haley Freedlund, Christian Pincock (trombones), and Greg Campbell, (percussion and brass).