Racer Sessions

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

The Westerlies + 2 - June 10, 2012


In light of Cafe Racer’s temporary closure due to last week’s tragic incident, tonight’s session will take place a block away at Luke’s house. Please e-mail for directions.

How does our sonic environment affect how we improvise?

This week, we explore the question in two ways:

1) We will present a new composition for brass quartet, piano & drums, and pre-recorded sound environments. The piece, written by our pianist Sam Yulsman, explores how field-recordings can transport both improvisor and listener; how the sonic context of a performance can affect it’s perception.

2) Taking this concept  a step further, we will open up the session as usual. For the first  five pieces, each improvising ensemble will exist inside of a five minute pre-recorded sound sample, captured in diverse environments.


The Westerlies

Riley Mulherkar - Trumpet

Zubin Hensler - Trumpet

Andy Clausen - Trombone

Willem de Koch - Trombone


Sam Yulsman - Piano

Jason Burger - Drums