Carol J Levin
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.
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.
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Carol J Levin
clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophones
Reinterpreting jazz and classical standards, with wacky impro moments