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An Evening of New Music

March 22 @ 8:00 pm

donation based


Neil Welch

Lori Goldston / Greg Kelley / Dave Abramson
(Cello / Trumpet / Drums)

Noel Kennon

Read more about our performers below.

Woodland Theater
608 NW 65th
Enter Through Jigsaw Records

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SymSynComCon improvise music that draws on the languages of experimental, contemporary music and free improvisation. Incorporating drums & traditional percussion, found instruments, gesture, extended techniques, singing & body percussion to create works that explore the immediacy of human interactions and perception.

NEIL WELCH is a saxophonist and composer Neil Welch surveys what he calls the “resonance palette,” culling sound and and silence from the horn through methods that bring the listener deep inside the saxophone’s underbelly. Whether the sound whirs near the horn or blasts in guttural wails, Neil’s solo work confronts the acoustical limits of the room. Performed acoustically and without amplification, his techniques such as multiphonics (naturally generated chords), semitones, chirps, scrapes and wails are paired with athletic melodic cycles played in the extreme ranges of the instrument. At the Woodland Theatre Neil will perform on the tenor and soprano saxophones, but also the lesser heard C-Melody and C-soprano horns.


LORI GOLDSTON is a restless, semi-feral cellist. Based in Seattle, she works in a wide variety of circumstances and idioms, domestically and abroad with bands, singers, choreographers and film makers including Earth, Nirvana, Mirah, Jessika Kenney, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Jherek Bischoff, Malcom Goldstein, Lonnie Holley, Cat Power, Ellen Fullman, Mike Gamble, Mik Quantius, Embryo, Ô Paon, Tara Jane O’Neil, Vanessa Renwick, Mark Mitchell, and Lynn Shelton among many others.


DAVE ABRAMSON is a drummer, percussionist and composer from New Jersey. He grew playing up in the hardcore and punk scene on the eastcoast and studied visual arts in upstate NY, where he began to play improvised and experimental music. Since moving to Seattle in 2002 he has recorded, performed and/or toured with Eyvind Kang, Secret Chiefs 3, Climax Golden Twins, Boredoms, Grails, Wally Shoup, etc. Abramson is a core member of the Seattle based bands Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake, Wayne Horvitz’s The Royal We, Seth Alexander Quintet, and has composed and edited music for The Maureen Whiting Dance company since 2004. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada and can be heard on albums released by Tzadik, Sub Pop, K, Drag City, Abduction, Conspiracy (Belgium), Daymare (Japan), Hydrahead, Web of Mimicry, and Important records.


GREG KELLEY has performed throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Argentina & Mexico at numerous festivals, in clubs, outdoors, in living rooms, in a bank, and at least once on a vibrating floor. He has collaborated with a number of musicians across the globe performing experimental music, free jazz and noise, appearing on over 90 recordings in the process. He constantly seeks to push the boundaries of the trumpet and of “music.”


NOEL KENNON is a composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist living in Seattle. He has worked in a variety of settings from string orchestras to small wind ensembles even to just white noise.



March 22
8:00 pm
donation based
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Woodland Theater
608 NW 65th St
Seattle, WA 98117 United States
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