Friday, April 5, 2024 @ 8:00pm – 10:30pm (PDT)
The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA, United States
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$20 general, $30 front row reserved

Holy Volcano presents a night of transportive neoclassical soundscapes by two visionary composers, Gregory Allison and Slow Meadow. They will each be performing with a string trio on this spring tour. 

Gregory will be performing his 2021 debut album Portal in its entirety, along with new compositions for amplified violin and string quartet.

About Wayward Music Series

Each month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded organizations and artists present 10 concerts of adventurous and experimental music in the gorgeous Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center: contemporary/post-classical composition, free improvisation and the outer limits of jazz, electronic/electroacoustic music, new instruments, phonography, sound art, and other innovative musics.

About Gregory Allison, amplified violin

Gregory Allison creates with a single violin a sound that travels across great landscapes. He has toured the world with violin in hand and is endlessly inspired by the instrument’s journey around the globe, especially it's use in South Indian Classical music. His live performance blends the Indian Classical melodic improvisation with his classical sensibility as a film composer, offering the listener a sonic journey through time and space.

Gregory recently relocated to Portland, OR after 5 years living in LA, where he started the record label and recording studio Holy Volcano. He has released four albums on the label: one solo (Portal), two with collaborator Tristan de Liege (A Light For Dark Moments & Life As A Film), and as producer for the debut album from songwriter Ella Luna, Anything To Make It Loud. He is currently collaborating with electronic composers to create ReWorked versions of the music from his debut solo record Portal. The first two pieces on the ReWorked album, 'Portal' and 'Veritas' were reworked by Kalaido and Tristan de Liege will be released on Holy Volcano on March 8 and March 29, respectively.

In 2023, Allison traveled to Kerala, India to work with his South Indian Classical teacher of 10 years, Peroor Jayaprakash. The violin duo performed in Hindu temples with the classical Carnatic ensemble, and recorded a set of nine classical pieces with a new fusion ensemble for the largest media company in Kerala, The Manorama.

About Matt Kidd (Slow Meadow)

Slow Meadow, lead by Houston-based multi-instrumentalist Matt Kidd, provides ambient melodies that serve as the perfect soundtrack for moments of reflection and mindfulness in today's fast-paced world. With a foundation of piano, string orchestration, and an ever-evolving electronic palette, Slow Meadow has traversed the borders of neoclassical and minimalist electronics and delivers a deeply personal and transportive experience that speaks directly to the ebbs and flows and mundanity and marvels of life. With sublime patience, understated elegance, and surreal atmosphere, Slow Meadow savors the present, remembers the past, and imagines what could be.

The Chapel at the Good Shepherd Center

4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
United States