Alma Freer just came back from an incredibly short “tour”. We played Olympia at the Northern with Malakait dan Singa, Arc ov Light and Ruby Fray and we played The Blue Scorcher in Astoria with Gregg Skloff, Turtle and Andrew Weathers/Ryan P. Jobes. Great shows. Thanks so much to everyone who made that happen. Really wish we had the Northern and Blue Scorcher here in Portland. Also Fort George. And the sea lions. 

September 2014

Two events in September:

The debut of Halfbird on 9/17 at the Outset Series at Revival Drum Shop.

Also, I’ll be on a panel to discuss improvisation in and out of performance as part of the PJCE’s happy hour at the Lucky Lab on North Killingsworth at 7:30 on 9/2. Also on the panel are Darryl Grant and Linda Austin. Yow. 

Two July Shows

I’ve got two shows lined up for July:

Number One:

7/19: FANfare at PWNW. 6:30 – 10.

an adventurous—and FREE—neighborhood art party energizing our studio and spilling out into the yard under the canopy of our giant Doug Fir.

6PM – Midnight — Stop by anytime || Come and go as you please || Take in some art, chat with neighbors, friends and strangers and enjoy a beer on us!

6:30-10 PM

  • Mini-performances of improvised dance + music: Expert improvisers in music and sound offer intermittent mix & match duos, trios and quartets both inside and outside the studio.
  • B.Y.O.B [Bring Your Own Beamer]: Freeform looping and live-mixed video projected on every wall and surface. Local video artists fill the space with images and sounds, interrupted by occasional screenings. BYOB is ongoing, overlapping and intersecting with music and performance.
  • Installation/Performance in our vintage Silver Streak trailer

10 PM-12:00 AM DJ + dancing with ACID FARM!


PERFORMERS: Linda Austin, Jin Camou, Douglas Detrick, Luke Gutgsell, Ben Kates, Noel Plemmons, Danielle Ross, Grace Hwang
BYOB VIDEO ARTISTS (curated by Seth Nehil): Karl Lind, Julie Perini, Ben Glas, Chaz Stobbs III, Stephen Miller, and Meg McHutchison

Number Two

7/20 at KINCAINYA – 625 NW Everett St Apt 104


Ellery Eskelin

Ben Kates/Brandon Conway

Not Bitter