Racer Sessions

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

Natalie Mai Hall - May 19, 2013


There is a certain level of chaos that I expect when I come to the Racer Sessions.  Free improvisations in groups often result in dense and muddied tunes and uncertain endings.  For my session we will be using graphic scores.  Jams are often clearer and players are more sure of themselves when the group is working towards the same goal.  The graphic score should also limit musical wandering.  All jam groups will be kept small (5 and under) to enable all voices to be heard.  A leader shall be elected by each ensemble to dictate the direction transitions and endings.  Being given lead duties does not mean that you get to blast over everyone else.  It does mean you must be a good listener and hear the direction the piece is heading.  I will be performing a piece with singer Camila Recchio.