Published on Jul 20, 2012
Elfin Elephant is Luke Wyland (Keys) and Dana Valatka (Percussion). Luke and Dana are also perform with AU (www.au-au-au.com).
This show was made possible by a collaboration between the Creative Music Guild and Revival Drum Shop in an ongoing series called the Outset Series.
Outset Series Goals
Support and Grow the Portland Improvising Music Scene
The Outset Series provides an opportunity for local improvising musicians to get in front of an audience in a non-commercial venue with a completely attentive audience that is dedicated to creative, improvised music. This is the only regular series in Portland that features experimental, improvised music in front a live audience.
Pay Musicians for Their Work
One hundred percent of the money collected at the door is given to the musicians. Neither the Creative Music Guild nor Revival Drum Shop take a cut from the door as both are committed to paying musicians fairly for their art. The Outset Series is one of the few opportunities for musicians who play non-commercial music to receive fair compensation. Too often musicians, especially those performing at the cutting edge, are expected to play for free or get paid after the venue has taken its cut. Instead, we've made musician compensation a priority for the Outset Series.
Provide a Reliable Space for Fans of Creative, Improvised Music Listen to the Music They Love
Often fans of experimental music have to travel to out-of-the-way venues, cram into house basements or strain to hear the music over the sounds of the bar. Sometimes this can add to the experience of a show but often it is a distraction. The Outset Series provides a regular opportunity in a comfortable setting at an affordable price for creative music fans to hear the music they love.