August 19th 7:30 – Neil Welch, Bill Horist, and Dave Abramson – V. Vecker( Vancouver B.C.)

Gallery 1412
1412 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
(doors 7:30 / music 8:00)


Seattle guitarist, BILL HORIST is an improviser/composer/performer in a wide array of genres including rock, jazz, contemporary chamber, avant garde, folk, new music and several subgenres. He has appeared on over 100 recordings and has performed throughout North and Central America, Europe, and Japan, and has performed and/or recorded with such noted artists as Bill Frisell, KK Null, Matt Chamberlain, Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins), Shazaad Ismaily, Eyvind Kang, Jeff Grienke, and Tucker Martine, Nobodaddy, Phineas Gage, and Nervewheel. As a solo artist, he has toured the United States twice in support of his recent releases Soylent Radio and Songs from the Nerve Wheel. He has received grants and residencies from such organizations as Jack Straw and the Banff Centre for the Arts. He also improvises and composes for film, dance, and theater and recently traveled to Calgary to score a new major work with M-Body Dance Company.

Dave Abramson is a drummer, percussionist and composer from New Jersey. He grew playing up in the hardcore and metal 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 collaborated with Eyvind Kang, Secret Chiefs 3, Climax Golden Twins, Lori Goldston, Greg Kelley, Wayne Horvitz, Grails, Wally Shoup, etc. Abramson is a member of Diminished Men, Master Musicians of Bukkake, Spider Trio, what & Telescoping.

Saxophonist Neil Welch is a Seattle-based acoustic and electronic artist. His sonic formations are firmly linked to the natural world, drawing artistic guidance from the abundant wildernesses of the Pacific Northwest. Neil’s recorded works span contemporary and avant-garde jazz, modern classical music, Soundpainting, solo acoustic saxophone, electronic sound processing, as well as indie rock and other current musical forms. He is a specialist in the practice of multiphonic acoustic chord playing, microtonal melody, and mouthpiece-removed wind sounds.

V.VECKER (Vancouver, B.C.)

V.Vecker is the pseudonym for Keith Wecker, a composer and multi-instrumentalist based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada. His solo compositions revolve around looped sax and synth while the Ensemble takes on a more compositional direction with the added instrumentation provided from the other musicians. For this show he performs new solo works.…

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