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Date: Friday, June 30  |  Time: 9:30pm  |  Stage: TBD


Dolphin Midwives is the solo project of Portland-based composer/sound artist Sage Elaine Fisher. Her ecstatic noise harp ritual experiments balance harp, electronics, voice, microtonal zither and non-traditional percussion to conjure non-linear and esoteric in-between spaces. At ISP 2017, she’ll explore polyrhythms, bird cycles and overtone spaces with special guests Paul Michael Schaefer (Institute for Creative Dying; Dead Death) on hammered dulcimer and Andy Rayborn (Paper Gates; Kulululu) on bass clarinet.

Paul Michael Schaefer
Portland-based guitarist/composer Paul Michael Schaefer (Institute For Creative Dying; Dead Death; Yardsss) incorporates bowed guitar, glockenspiel, hammered dulcimer, experimental percussion, and electronics to create transportive audio-environments.

Andy Rayborn
Bass clarinetist Andy Rayborn performs solo as Paper Gates, and has played or recorded clarinets and saxophones with a growing number of Portland bands in all genres.