Carol J Levin

   electric harp

Heather Bentley

   violin, viola, electronics

Amelia Love Clearheart/the Indigo 

   spontaneous poet, vocalist, dancer

With loops and effects in synergistic, immediate performance from tender to wild.


A collective of four Seattle-based improvisers of diverse backgrounds and influences. Guitar innovator Matt Benham employs a custom array of effects to stretch the sonic borders of his instrument. Carol J Levin plays an electrified harp, producing a span unique to that instrument’s pedigree. Kenny Mandell, an award-winning jazz performer and educator, uses reeds, woodwinds and percussion in myriad ways. Scott Schaffer adds strings to the mix and facilitated the recording process. More an improvising framework than a band, Spontanea recorded its first album, Flow, in two 2018 sessions. Flow is a freewheeling tapestry of quartets, trios, duets and solos linked together in a single narrative.


  Digital Album (Bandcamp)     Digital Album (CD Baby)

  Podcast from Right Brain Records about Spontanea 


Carol J Levin: electric harp, effects, small percussion
Don Berman: 
percussion, digital tanpura

Dick Valentine: flutes, electronics

Matthew Benham: guitar, effects

An improvising quartet exploring original collaborations . Featuring a range of styles including meditative music inspired by sources such as Pharaoh Sanders and Alice Coltrane.


Carol Levin: electric harp, effects, small percussion
Regular member of this rotating large ensemble directed by Christian Pincock, employing Soundpainting gestural conducting language.

The Likes Of

Carol J Levin

   electric harp

Jenny Ziefel

   clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophones

Schraepfer Harvey 

   Drums, percussion

Reinterpreting jazz and classical standards, with wacky impro moments