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Tightrope & The Seattle Soundpainting Orchestra

Christian Pincock's Scrambler makes a musical mash by combining large quantities of jazz, several cups of classical music, a tablespoon of folk and a dash of sound effects, whisked together through a conducted improv sign language called Soundpainting. ( Some of Seattle's finest improvisers contribute their own unique and diverse flavors, mixed in real-time under Christian Pincock's direction. Past recipes have included reworkings of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite (Deconstructing The Nutcracker — 2017) and 80's pop love songs for Valentine’s Day.


Tightrope fearlessly walks between order and chaos, combining improvisation with composition in unusual ways. Christian Pincock (valve trombone and custom electronics) and friends perform this daring feat with loose groove-driven movements, ambient interludes and routines of curiously-shifting harmonies using original material, jazz standards and more as supports for their highwire act. Will they cross the chasm safely? Listen and find out!


Christian Pincock is a trombonist, composer and educator who creates and works with a wide range of music. With a firm background in jazz performance and composition, he plays concerts and leads educational workshops in Seattle and on tour across the United States with various groups and solo trombone/custom electronics. (,

Later Event: April 11
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