Golden Retriever . Hair & Space Museum . WL


Golden Retriever and Hair and Space Museum will both be presenting special performances using one of the oldest pipe organs in the city of Portland. This marks the first time Matt Carlson in Golden Retriever, and David Golightly in Hair and Space Museum, have used a pipe organ in live performance. Supporting them are WL.

Sunday, March 18th
First Congregational Church at 1126 SW Park
All ages, $10
Doors at 7:00pm, first performance at 7:30pm.
Golden Retriever was formed in Portland, Or. in 2008 by multi-instrumentalists Jonathan Sielaff & Matt Carlson. 
Focusing on the relationship of two primarily monophonic instruments (modular synth & bass clarinet), and utilizing layering
with a deft balance of improvisation & composition, the duo has created an infinitely varied approach to their sound world. Their most recent release, Rotations, featured an expanded section of woodwind, strings, choir, and piano.
Hair and Space Museum is the multimedia performance and installation duo of David Golightly and Emily Pothast, who are also the cofounders of the band Midday Veil. Their music combines rapturous new age textures and dark, dramatic incantations for synthesizer and voice. Golightly is a classically trained pianist whose studies in composition and computer music included courses with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Kuerten, Germany. Pothast is a visual artist who earned an MFA from the University of Washington and a regular contributor to The Wire. Previous Hair and Space Music projects have included a 12-hour improvisation and a custom-built meditation pyramid full of sound.
WL is a three piece exploratory rock band from Portland, OR. Playing together since 2012, they work with inverted pop structure and improvisation. Their most recent release, Light Years, was a visual album culminating from years of recording and filming with video crews.
First Congregational Church of Christ is a historic building registered with the State of Oregon. Completed in 1895, and designed by Swiss architect Henry J. Hefty, it is one of the few examples of Venetian style architecture in North America. First Congregational is an active church who works closely with providing resources for the houseless, social activism against Islamophobia and other forms of racism, anti-immigration law, and is an Open and Affirming church providing LGBTQ resources for the Portland metro area.