April 14 // 10:30pm
21+ // $5
10:30pm ~ Hanna Benn & Jordan Munson
11:30pm ~ Sedcairn Archives
With origins rooted in gospel and choral music, Benn began exploring music as both an intimate and collective experience at an early age. Her influences soon included Stravinsky, English pastoral music, R&B, Alice Coltrane, and Olivier Messiaen.
Benn studied composition and voice at Cornish College of the Arts and has been composing ever since. While in Seattle, she co-founded an experimental pop band called Pollens. She has worked with CMF Festival Orchestra, Saint Helen's String Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players, St Marks Cathedral Choir, Opus 7, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Benn is able to take clearly delineated genres, deconstruct them, and then unify them in her work — creating pieces that are simultaneously accessible and profound, elevated and organic, sacred and common.
Jordan Munson is a sound and video artist whose work explores memory, ephemera, and our relationship to technology. Often utilizing found media and experimental instruments, his compositions employ layered textures to build subtly changing landscapes. Munson has performed alongside artists such as Matmos, R. Luke DuBois, Bora Yoon, and Nico Muhly. With collaborators Scott Deal and Michael Drews, he is a member of the electroacoustic ensemble Big Robot.
Sedcairn Archives' OOBYDOOB sounds like holes.
Cold minerals, flashlight throws and echoes in dark chambers of imperceptible size is what it sounds like.
Oldness in the now, it sounds like.
Archives scribed by eons of dissolving and redepositing the hard stuff by the wet stuff.
Insulated by the ground for a ceiling that every person was born, lived, died in, born, lived, died in.
Sounds like thick clicks, veiled encounters, damp stops, pools of tone-feel.
Sounds like real memory.
David "Moose" Adamson continues to work in fascinating textures and arrangements, both dance-inducing and descriptive. 'OOBYDOOB' is the second release with his Sedcairn Archives project. This time he's invited some of his favorite musicians to leave their prints on the walls."