Seattle Improvisation Meeting



Meeting Records 2005
(05.10.06)

Meeting #1: 01.05.05

Attendees

Adrian Woods: Percussion
Andrew Woods: fretless guitar
Eric Peacock: Prepared acoustic guitar
Five Philpin: acoustic guitar
Miles: processed vocals/Kaoss Pad
Robert Kirkpatrick: Prepared Wire Strung Harp

Local:

Adrian's Abode, Greenwood , Seattle WA

Order of events

* Watched Keith Rowe's Introduction to Treatise from the Amplify: Balance Beams DVD
* Performed four pages from Treatise:

Page115 (5 min.)
Page157 (5 min.)
Pages 17 & 18 (10 min.)
Page 115 (2 min.)
All four in random order (10 min.)


Meeting #2: 02.02.05

Attendees

Adrian Woods: Thumb piano, homemade string thing, various percussion
Andrew Woods: Trumpet, assorted objects
Eric Peacock: Prepared acoustic guitar, harmonica
Robert Kirkpatrick: Prepared Wire Strung Harp, Recorder

Local:

Adrian's Abode, Greenwood , Seattle WA

Order of events

* Performed three sets of pages (6 pages in all) from Treatise:

Page 3 (untimed interval)
Pages 42 & 43 (untimed interval)
Pages 59-61 (untimed interval)
Page 3 (2 min, sync'd)
Laminal interpretation (5min -marked, everybody playing a different page)
(Andrew: p. 60, Adrian: p. 3, Robert p. 42, Eric: p. 59)

* Planned for next months meeting:

Two playthoughs of pages 130-135 -
1) Normal, individual interpretation of time
2) Sync'd via a visual indicator of where one is at in the score.



Meeting #3: 03.02.05

Attendees

Adrian Woods: Thumb piano, homemade string thing, various percussion
Andrew Woods: Trumpet, 12 string mini guitar, frog, assorted objects
Eric Peacock: Clarinet, Jews Harp, Objects
Robert Kirkpatrick: Prepared Wire Strung Harp, Recorder

Local:

Peacocks Pad, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle WA

Order of events

* Free playthrough of pages 130-135 (~22min) (mp3)
* Flash sync'd 2 minute playthroughs:

• Page 130 (Flash)
• Page 131 (Flash)
• Page 132 (Flash)
• Page 133 (Flash)
• Page 134 (Flash)
• Page 135 (Flash)

* Laminal interpretation (free, ~6min) (mp3)
(Andrew: p. 131, Adrian: p. 131, Robert p. 134, Eric: p.130 )


Meeting #4: 04.06.05

Attendees

Adrian Woods: Thumb piano, homemade string thing, various percussion
Andrew Woods: Trumpet, 12 string mini guitar, frogs, assorted objects
Eric Peacock: Clarinet, Violin, Prepared guitar, Objects
Robert Kirkpatrick: Prepared Wire Strung Harp, Recorder

Local:

Peacocks Pad, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle WA

Order of events

* Free playthrough of pages 188-190 (13 min) (mp3)
* Flash sync'd 4 minute playthroughs:

• Page 130 (mp3, Flash)
• Page 131 (mp3, Flash)
• Page 132 (mp3, Flash)
• Page 133 (mp3, Flash)
• Page 134 (mp3, Flash)
• Page 135 (mp3, Flash)

* Free playthrough of pages 190-188(Backwards and upside-down ~13 min) (mp3)

* Planned for next months meeting:

Retrospective of all previous played pages, with no restrictions on instrumentsion.


Meeting #5: 05.04.05

Attendees

Adrian Woods: Thumb piano, homemade string thing, Electro Sticks, various percussion
Andrew Woods: Trumpet, 12 string mini guitar, frogs, Harmonica, assorted objects
Eric Peacock: Clarinet, Violin, Harmonica, Prepared guitar, Objects
Robert Kirkpatrick: Prepared Wire Strung Harp, Recorder

Local: Adrian's Abode, Greenwood, Seattle WA

Order of events:

Retrospective of all previously played pages, in sequence, free, acoustic plus three new pages.

Pages: 3, 17, 18, 42, 43, 59, 60, 61, 70, 71, 72, 115, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 157, 188, 189, 190 (~1'50") (mp3 - temporarily unavailable)
(bold pages new)


Meeting #6 06.06.05

Attendees

Andrew Woods: homemade acoustic guitar, electronics, loops
Eric Peacock: keyboards, samplers, laptop, various acoustic instruments
Robert Kirkpatrick: prepared wire strung harp, electronics, no-oscillator synthesizer

Local:

Peacocks (new) Pad, Queen Anne Hill, Seattle WA

Order of events:

• Treatise Pages: 23-25 (electro-acoustic, free) (mp3)
• Andrew's Flash composition #1 - first time through (electro-acoustic) (flash, mp3)
• Andrew's Flash composition #1 - second time through (electro-acoustic) (flash, mp3)
• Andrew's Flash composition #2 - looped played through numerous times (electro-acoustic) (flash, mp3)
• Free Improv (electro-acoustic, free) (mp3)


Meeting #7: 08.03.05

Attendees

Adrian Woods: No-Input Mixer, Amplified Xylophone, String Thing, Electronics
Andrew Woods: Processed vocals, Recorder, electronics
Eric Peacock: Powerbook, Electric Violin, electronics
Robert Kirkpatrick: Prepared Wire String Harp, Voice of Reason, Electronics

Local:

Peacocks Pad, Queen Anne Hill, Seattle WA

Order of events:

• Treatise Pages 120 - 123(mp3)
• The Great Learning Paragraph 6 (mp3)


Meeting #8: 08.31.05

Attendees

Adrian Woods: No-Input Mixer, Amplified Xylophone, String Thing, Electronics, Various percussion
Andrew Woods: Processed vocals, semi-acoustic guitar, electronics
Eric Peacock: Powerbook, acoustic guitar, electronics
Robert Kirkpatrick: Prepared Wire String Harp, Delay, Electronics

Local:

Peacocks Pad, Queen Anne Hill, Seattle WA

Order of events:

* Improvised soundtracks to Eric Peacock's Experimental Videos

• Dusk Wall Video (mp3, video)
• Ambient Alley Video (mp3, video)
• Ambient Wires Video (mp3, video)
• AMB I Video (mp3, video)
• Rose in Chains Video (mp3, video)

* The Great Learning Paragraph 6 (mp3)



Meeting #9: 10.05.05

Attendees

Adrian Woods: No-Input Mixer, Amplified Xylophone, String Thing, Electronics
Andrew Woods: Processed vocals, Fender Bass, electronics
Eric Peacock: Powerbook, electronics
Robert Kirkpatrick: Prepared Wire-Strung Harp

Local:

Peacocks Pad, Queen Anne Hill, Seattle WA

Order of events:

• Treatise Page 72 (mp3)
• Treatise Page 6 (mp3)
• Treatise Page 72 (mp3)


Meeting #10: 11.03.05

Attendees

Andrew Woods: Processed vocals, Recorder, harmonica, electronics
Eric Peacock: Powerbook, Electric Violin, electronics
Robert Kirkpatrick: Prepared Wire-Strung Harp

Local:

Peacocks Pad, Queen Anne Hill, Seattle WA

Order of events:

• Treatise Page 72 (mp3)
• Andrew's Flash composition #1.1 (flash, mp3)
• Andrew's Flash composition #1.2 (flash, mp3)
• Andrew's Flash composition #2 (flash, mp3)


Meeting #11: 12.07.05

Attendees

Adrian Woods: No-Input Mixer, Amplified Xylophone, String Thing, Electronics
Andrew Woods: Nylor, Processed vocals, electronics
Eric Peacock:Powerbook, Electric Violin, electronics
Robert Kirkpatrick: Prepared Wire-Strung Harp, Recorder

Local:

Peacocks Pad, Queen Anne Hill, Seattle WA

Order of events:

• Treatise Page 72 (mp3)
• Treatise Page 91-93 (mp3)


Reference

Meeting Info Pages

Main Improv Meeting Page
Improv Meeting Mailing List Page
Young Persons Guide to Treatise


Member Web Pages:

Adrian Woods: Neon Brown
Andrew Woods: Neon Brown
Eric Peacock: Opaque Dream
Robert j Kirkpatrick: A Spiral Cage


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