Kin of the Moon is an improvisation-centric, technology-friendly chamber music series incubated in Seattle's rich musical scene. Headed by violist/improviser Heather Bentley, composer/vocalist Kaley Lane Eaton, and flutist/improviser Leanna Keith - Kin of the Moon explores sonic rituals, promotes cross-pollination of genres, emphasizes the communicative power of specific performance locales and celebrates the creativity that multiplies itself through the collaboration of performers and composers. The artists of Kin of the Moon devote their lives to reaching higher vibrational levels through sound creation.

Co-Directors

Musings from the Multiverse

 Heather Bentley, violist, violinist, improviser, composer and general collaboration enthusiast, has shared her household with as many as three cats at one time. Also two sons and a wonderful husband.    http://www.heatherbentleymusic.com/

Heather Bentley, violist, violinist, improviser, composer and general collaboration enthusiast, has shared her household with as many as three cats at one time. Also two sons and a wonderful husband.


http://www.heatherbentleymusic.com/

Heather Bentley

Violist/Improviser

Q: Do you see yourself more as a wave, or a particle?

A:  I struggle with this question on a daily basis. In the period immediately preceding coffee, for example, I generally feel like all of the particles in a finely ground and totally extracted pourover.  However, prior to that in those liminal moments awaking from the dreamscape, and before any thoughts of returning to physically manifested reality, I experience  existence as pure wave. Over the course of the day there is a sense of rebalancing this ratio somewhat like sloshing water to and fro in a basin. What music does for me is get these wave and particle qualities all synced up, because after all, why choose? The universe certainly has not, so why should I?

Q: Would you rather:
        A. Be static in time, but move anywhere in space OR
        B. Be static in space, but move anywhere in time

A: (answer pending return from current time expedition)

 
 Leanna Keith, fl(a)utist, improviser, collaborator, big fan of hedgehogs. Taiko drummer, aspiring aerialist, regularly devours books about fantasy worlds and video-game sound design.   www.leannakeithflute.com

Leanna Keith, fl(a)utist, improviser, collaborator, big fan of hedgehogs. Taiko drummer, aspiring aerialist, regularly devours books about fantasy worlds and video-game sound design.

www.leannakeithflute.com

Leanna Keith

Flutist/Improviser

Q: Do you view being sucked into a black hole as a tragedy or an opportunity?

A: An opportunity, mostly because I would be able to experience the greatest word in the English language. Spaghettification. I only recently found out that this was a real word, but now that I know it exists, I have been trying to find excuses to say it in conversation. For example, "I was sucked into a black hole, and then experienced Spaghettification." For the record, it's defined as: the effect of extreme gravitational pressure on any particle or body of matter, in particular when exposed to the extreme forces of the black hole. Essentially, when a particle draws too close to the source of the powerful gravitational field, it is stretched into long thin shapes, like pasta. Also known as "the noodle effect".

Q: Would you rather:
        A. Be static in time, but move anywhere in space OR
        B. Be static in space, but move anywhere in time

A: B. As a total sci-fi nerd, I would love to see how technology progresses in the future. I welcome our AI overlords.

 
 Kaley Lane Eaton, composer, sound artist, soprano, lover of elephants, dogs, crows, and orcas. Believes in the sentience of plants. Fuses ancient performance practices with digital technology. Has a DMA and 5 tattoos, in case you were wondering.   http://www.kaleylaneeaton.com/

Kaley Lane Eaton, composer, sound artist, soprano, lover of elephants, dogs, crows, and orcas. Believes in the sentience of plants. Fuses ancient performance practices with digital technology. Has a DMA and 5 tattoos, in case you were wondering.

http://www.kaleylaneeaton.com/

Kaley Lane Eaton

Composer/Vocalist

Q: Do you view being sucked into a black hole as a tragedy or an opportunity?

A: An opportunity, definitely. An opportunity to go where no woman has gone before. When I took Astrophysics in college, my professor would describe in graphic detail how one would get ripped apart, little by little, upon reaching the event horizon, but then he somehow never posited that one would die upon being ripped apart completely, and so it followed in my imagination that somehow inside the black hole where the rules of physics are likely reversed, our disembodied body would somehow reassemble itself, or rather the mind wouldn't need complete assembly to function in this place where you could go anywhere in time but only forward in space, towards the singularity. So essentially, it's the ultimate opportunity to entirely dismantle our bodily ego and be one with the cosmic energy (which is dying, I guess, but in this case it seems like there's more to it). One time when I was in an altered state I experienced this. I must have been thinking about Astro 101.

But then, also a tragedy, because if I became disembodied at the event horizon of a black hole and spent millions of lightyears traveling towards the singularity I'd never get to visit the swimming pigs in the bahamas.

Q: Do you see yourself more as a wave or a particle?

A: Doesn't light get to be both?