Pete Swanson – Much anticipated solo performance by the sonic dervish formerly of Yellow Swans.
– Golden Retriever – Serious synth and effected bass clarinet tripscapes. Cinematic, strange, and smart. Jonathan Sielaff (bass clarinet) and Matt Carlson (synth).
– Thicket – Caustic, mercurial, and intuitive improvisations by members of Dragging an Ox through Water, Why I Must Be Careful, and Fly!Fly!Fly!Fly!Fly! Brian Mumford (guitar), Ben Kates (reed guitar), and John Niekrasz (drums).
– Rich Halley Trio – Tight, eloquent avant-jazz by Portland’s finest. Rich Halley (sax), Andre St.James (bass), Carson Halley (drums). Rich is a fantastic saxophonist and founded the Creative Music Guild in 1991. Andre and Carson make for a blistering rhythm section.
– The Creative Composers’ Collective of Portland will debut two new ecstatic compositions by Heather Vergotis and Ursula Morton. Performers include stalwarts of Portland’s avant music scene: Mark Kaylor, Gregg Skloff, JP Jenkins, Ryan Steuwe, Alyssa Reed, Todd Dickerson, Heather Vergotis, and Ursula Morton
.- Deep Leap Microcinema deftly combines live performance and contemporary video art.