USA Project

The video below represents a moment in time. It is part of an ongoing exploration by the guitarists of Seattle Circle. Working with “circulation” techniques developed over a period of more than 30 years, they use the geometry of the circle to reveal the nature and qualities of numbers within a harmonic context.

In this video the guitarists are looking into the particular qualities of seven. Each player has an assigned note within the C Harmonic Minor scale. Moving through the scale/circle in seconds, thirds, fourths, and so on, something of the nature of seven is revealed.

Using software developed by Travis Metcalf, they are able to demonstrate the geometry of these relationships in a graphic way. Part of the aim of this project is to find ways to integrate this technology into live performance.

The Players:
C Jacqueline Binder
D Dean Jensen
Eb Mary Beth Abel
F Bill Van Buren
G Lucius Gregory Meredith
Ab Sandra Prow
B Taylor Sherman

Producer and Music Director: Curt Golden

Director: Travis Metcalf
Director Of Photography: Michel Hansmire
Sound Engineer: Chris Gibson