Upcoming Solo Shows

I have a few upcoming performances of my solo project Radiant Fields – an experimental meditation for solo tenor saxophone plus electronic effects. Info below:

Tuesday, September 11th
Spite House

8:00 Doors Open
8:30 Opening set, Outlaw Space: Stephen Fandrich & Bill Monteleone
9:30 Steve Treseler: Radiant Fields
10:30 Third set: Spontaneous duos & trios

Spite House
1513 14th between Pike and Pine, Seattle
$20 Donation encouraged (not required).
Food and drink always on hand in the kitchen.
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Wednesday, September 12th
Table and Chairs Showcase

8:00 Radiant Fields
8:45 Ask the Ages
9:45 Freddy Fuego

Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
1508 11th Ave, Seattle
$5-15 suggested donation
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Wednesday, November 28th
Synthesis: New and Experimental Music

645 NW 45th St, Seattle
8:00 PM

Radiant Fields is an experimental meditation for solo tenor saxophone plus electronic effects. The name comes from the tradition of Buddhist Vipassana meditation, which asks us to rest our attention on both a radiant heart space and an interconnected field of awareness. Also, when I listen to music, I often visualize abstract expressionist landscapes.

I began experimenting with effects pedals in 2014 while playing in the UW modern band. My friends Greg Sinibaldi, Ray Larsen, and Neil Welch inspired me with their use of effects and helped me get set up. The technology allows for endless new and novel sounds, and the possibilities are overwhelming.

Earlier this year, I got my pedals out of hibernation to focus on effects that compliment the tone of an acoustic saxophone in a solo context. These effects allow me to explore harmony, timbre, and frequency range in new ways. A core part of my sound is reverb designed by the guitarist for the Icelandic ambient rock band Sigur Ros. The effect features a long and warm sustain accompanied by a pronounced high-end that transforms breath sounds into ocean waves. I will also be performing a movement on a cedar Native flute. I love the music of Native flutist R. Carlos Nakai, and I’ve played the flute for over 15 years but rarely perform.

Radiant Fields as a fluid collection of pieces that will evolve and change over time. The premiere is divided into six movements:

I. Radiant Fields Theme
II. Spectral Gongs
III. Canyons
IV. Tintinnabuli
V. Impulse
VI. Worlds Unseen