2045 SE Ankeny
Somewhere between the motile crawl of tonal ambience and the inexorable riot-march of detroit techno, wndfrm represents vast planetary landscapes, the micro-cosmos of aural particulate, and an intense desire to fuse the abstract with the concrete. wndfrm is the solo electronic project of Tim Westcott, also known as cloudburst. (https://soundcloud.com/wndfrm)
Rich Halley / Carson Halley Duo
Rich Halley is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and composer. He is a veteran of the Portland improvisational jazz scene with 15 releases under his belt and numerous collaborative performances with local and international players. In 1991, he co-founded The Creative Music Guild and since 1994 has been the musical director of the Penofin Jazz Festival in Northern California. Carson Halley is an American percussionist and the son of Rich Halley. Together, they perform as an improvisational duo in and around Portland. (http://www.richhalley.com/)
Outset Series Goals
Support and Grow the Portland Improvising Music Scene
The Outset Series provides an opportunity for local improvising musicians to get in front of an audience in a non-commercial venue with a completely attentive audience that is dedicated to creative, improvised music. This is the only regular series in Portland that features experimental, improvised music in front a live audience.
Pay Musicians for Their Work
The vast majority of the money collected at the door is given to the musicians. Revival Drum Shop isn’t taking a cut from the door and the CMG only takes a cut on donation over $5 as both are committed to paying musicians fairly for their art. The Outset Series is one of the few opportunities for musicians who play non-commercial music to receive fair compensation. Too often musicians, especially those performing at the cutting edge, are expected to play for free or get paid after the venue has taken its cut.
Provide a Reliable Space for Fans of Creative, Improvised Music Listen to the Music They Love
Often fans of experimental music have to travel to out-of-the-way venues, cram into house basements or strain to hear the music over the sounds of the bar. Sometimes this can add to the experience of a show but often it is a distraction. The Outset Series provides a regular opportunity in a comfortable setting at an affordable price for creative music fans to hear the music they love.
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