Zero-G at Chapel Performance Space, Friday June 12: Vlatkovich 5tet / Robert Millis

Thursday, May 14

Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center ● 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, 4th floor, Seattle ● 8-10 p.m. ● $5-15 donation


Robert Millis (8 p.m.)

Robert Millis is a founding member of Climax Golden Twins and AFCGT, a solo artist, and a frequent contributor to the Sublime Frequencies label. Millis has scored long and short films, created sound installations, produced and designed audio projects, and released many LPs and CDs. His work veers haphazardly between sound art, music concrete, instrumental, improv, field recording, song, and collage. Millis has a deep interest in folk and traditional music, so imagine Pete Seeger trying to cover Revolution 9 by the Beatles.

Vlatkovich 5tet (9 p.m.)
The Vlatkovich 5tet is an ensemble whose focus is to explore and create new possibilities: The possibility of five musicians moving the jazz tradition forward by their nontraditional interactions of melody, accompaniment, harmony, and rhythm. The quintet explores the relationships between each of the instruments in the group. The possibility of changing the orchestration. The possibility of instrumental roles expanding and contracting. The possibility of possibilities is the quest. Creating new music that changes with each listening. Changing not to make the composition unrecognizable, but to develop the core ideas and concepts, to explore all the possibilities. The 5tet demonstrates that the possibilities are infinite.
Michael Vlatkovich (trombone), Jim Knodle (trumpet), Jared Burrows (guitar), Clyde Reed (bass), Greg Campbell (drums, French horn).
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