NonSeq: Skerik solo

Skerik will be performing solo saxophone with a keyboard and a multiple EFX system based around harmonizers and a balanced continuous matrix routing system allowing the performer to program the effects in multiple arrays, series or parallel. It is a large system that requires careful set up and hours and days of programming. The result is up to nine independant voices controlled by one saxophone, opening up compositional ideas and improvisations that are mellifluous, dynamic and symphonic. Inspired by composers and improvisors such as Wayne Shorter, Ornette Coleman, Olivier Messiaen, Steve Reich, etc.

Skerik will be joined by two amazing Seattle artists bringing visual concepts and sound system control:

Blazinspace is a pseudonym for the artist Gardenia Theroux. They use digital projectors to transform space into an immersive experience.

Mell Dettmer is a record producer, recording, mixing and mastering engineer from Seattle. She is the owner of Studio Soli in West Seattle. Mell has found a way to capture the essence of an artist and their recordings. From her work as an live engineer crossing continents with her dear friend Femi Kuti, to her travels with her husband and the artists they cherish in Mali, West Africa. Few music producers have Mell Dettmer’s ear and experiences to match. She has worked with artists and groups such as Femi Kuti, Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room, Boris, Eyvind Kang, Jesse Sykes, Clinton Fearon, Polyrythmics, and Sun City Girls.

Curated by Beth Fleenor for Nonsequitur’s Nonseq series.