Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chamber Vs. Chamber No. 2 “Valentine’s Day is Over” : a night of music and romantic agony with Sean Nelson, Erin Jorgensen, and very special guests.

A night of music and romantic agony with Sean Nelson, Erin Jorgensen, and very special guests
+ post-concert conversation hosted by Mark Baumgarten, City Arts Editor.

Saturday February 20th, Fireside Room, 7pm doors, $12.
Tickets Here

Pairing a French-lyricist and classically trained marimba player with the former lead singer of Harvey Danger, the second installment of Chamber v. Chamber looks at the sounds we create when we want forget about the holiday of Love.

As the musical fraction of the Sorrento’s Night School, Chamber vs. Chamber endeavors to spark a dialogue between indie rock and traditional chamber music, combining classical chamber performances with indie rock theatrics. Each Chamber vs. Chamber evening will include multiple illuminating performances and conversation between the musicians and leaders in the classical and indie rock canon. Take this link to see videos of the first Chamber event: Loch Lomond, Spectratone, and Lori Goldston.

After our musical guests fill the Fireside Room of the Sorrento with rich melody, Mark Baumgarten--editor of City Arts Magazine--will lead a discussion between the audience and musicians, touching on the inspiration behind the music, and the influences of both classical and indie rock repetoires.

Sean Nelson is a Seattle writer/musician/filmmaker. Probably best known for being the lead singer in Harvey Danger, which disbanded last year, he was also in the Long Winters, and has recorded with Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Robyn Hitchcock, the Minus 5, and many other bright lights besides. His debut solo LP, Make Good Choices, recorded as Sean Nelson & His Mortal Enemies, will be released by Absolutely Kosher Records this Spring. Nelson co-wrote and starred in Lynn Shelton's My Effortless Brilliance, and just wrapped Treatment, his debut as a screenwriter/co-director.

Erin began playing piano when she was 4 and eventually graduated to mallet percussion in marching band. This led to a stint in drum corps and eventually a partial college education at Western Washington University, where she studied Percussion Performance and Music Composition. She dropped out to focus on playing marimba and has since become Seattle’s “premiere punk rock marimba player” (The Stranger). She plays music ranging from J.S. Bach to Johnny Thunders, as well as original compositions. More info at

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