February 4, 2015 — 8PM (ends by 10PM)
$5 - 15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth

Not Bitter


Experimental, improvisation from this local trio with roots in jazz styles.

Nicole Glover: Tenor Saxophone
Kyle Shipp: Guitar
Grant Pierce: Drums



Seth Nehil

Seth Nehil (b. 1973) is a sound and video artist creating for a variety of contexts, including performance and installation. Nehil combines manipulated acoustic recordings, voices, instruments, granular synthesis and field recordings into richly detailed spaces with off-kilter rhythms, sudden junctures and explosive bursts. His compositions draw equally from classic musique concréte, film sound design, hip hop production and noise to form a uniquely hybrid sonic world.


Seth Nehil has released over 15 albums of experimental sound on international labels, including Sonoris (France) and Senufo Editions (Italy). He has given concerts across Europe, Japan and the US. Nehil received an MFA in Music/Sound from Bard College. He teaches sound design, sound art and video at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Washington State University and Portland State University. (www.sethnehil.artdocuments.org)


Outset Series Goals

Support and Grow the Portland Improvising Music Scene

The Outset Series provides an opportunity for local improvising musicians to get in front of an audience in a non-commercial venue with a completely attentive audience that is dedicated to creative, improvised music.  This is the only regular series in Portland that features experimental, improvised music in front a live audience.


Pay Musicians for Their Work

The vast majority of the money collected at the door is given to the musicians. Revival Drum Shop isn’t taking a cut from the door and the CMG only takes a cut on donation over $5 as both are committed to paying musicians fairly for their art.   The Outset Series is one of the few opportunities for musicians who play non-commercial music to receive fair compensation.  Too often musicians, especially those performing at the cutting edge, are expected to play for free or get paid after the venue has taken its cut.


Provide a Reliable Space for Fans of Creative, Improvised Music Listen to the Music They Love

Often fans of experimental music have to travel to out-of-the-way venues, cram into house basements or strain to hear the music over the sounds of the bar.  Sometimes this can add to the experience of a show but often it is a distraction.  The Outset Series provides a regular opportunity in a comfortable setting at an affordable price for creative music fans to hear the music they love.


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