Atemporal: Vance Galloway, Charles Stanyan
by Dave Segal
on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 11:37 AM
(Chapel Performance Space) Being billionaire Paul Allen's audio guru and Decibel Festival's technical coordinator for many years guarantees Vance Galloway entry into the Seattle sonic wizard hall of fame—which can be found in a tiny break room in a forlorn corner of EMP. When he's not troubleshooting sound issues under pressure, Galloway plays guitar in unconventional ways in order to create wonderfully abstruse drone-based minimalism that tantalizes on a microscopic level. According to Galloway and fellow experimentalist Charles Stanyan, the music for tonight's show will derive from "field recordings, electronic and acoustic guitar, radio interference, and signals from long deceased stars [that] serve as sources for extensive mixing and signal processing." This will likely be the least mundane event of the week.