Guest curators: Syrinx Effect (Kate Olsen & Naomi Siegel)
All ages are welcome!
4pm - FREE master class with Syrinx Effect, no registration required.
5pm - Pizza + Jam Session 101
6-8pm - Jam Session w/ Syrinx Effect curating
$5 to help pay for pizza. You can bring cash, check or pay your $5 online ahead of time by clicking here.
More about Syrinx Effect
An acoustic-electric duo with expansive possibilities, Syrinx Effect plays their own brand of interstellar folk punk jazz. They blend dreamy ambient loops, catchy pop riffs and sampled drum sounds, all the while paying homage to their experimental roots. Naomi Siegel plays trombone with guitar pedals and Kate Olson plays soprano saxophone with laptop and other toys. The duo got its start curating the Racer Sessions in Seattle, and has gone on to perform prolifically around the US. They have performed with Skerik, Allison Miller, Rene Hart, Wayne Horvitz, and members of Industrial Revelation.
In 2016, Syrinx Effect received funding from 4Culture to release their full-length album A Sky You Could Strike A Match On set to be released in 2017. This forthcoming album marks a new collaboration with Seattle drummer/producer Eric Eagle, and the result is rich and dazzling. As S. Victor Aaron from Something Else Reviews wrote, "The duo effortlessly spin off loops to increase their sonic footprint to one three times their size, constructing simple ostinatos layered on by electronics and articulated by inventing on the spot with their horns."
Syrinx Effect is passionate about music education. Catering to different age ranges, the duo gives presentations that include a combination of performance, interactive improvisation sessions, and discussions with students about the music industry. Emphasizing the power of authentic expression and risk-taking in music as a way to connect with other musicians and audiences, Syrinx Effect models the range of possibilities with traditional band instruments and the important social connection that comes through musical experimentation and improvisation.