Elevator Presents: CoH, MSHR, Nickell and Shafii at Kremwerk, March 17

Posted on March 14, 2016, 12:37 pm
3 mins


Monthly musical event series Elevator comes to Kremwerk in March, bringing a whole night of experimental soundscapes from Sweden-based CoH, Portland-based MSHR, and Brandon Nickell and Cameron Shafii from San Francisco.

Seattle is the penultimate stop of a west coast tour by Nickell, Shafii and CoH, all represented by Ge-stell, a San Franciso-based music label. CoH has released with European labels, including Editions Mego, Raster-Noton and LINE, but in advance of his release with Ge-stell he is making his first U.S. tour. It’s a rare opportunity to see him in action, and so fans of his work (or anyone interested in experimental music and sound art) should not miss out.

Ages 21+. Advanced tickets are $8. Buy tickets online.

Read more about the artists below in the release from Elevator.

CoH [raster-noton, Editions Mego, Ge-stell]

CoH (Cyrillic; pronounced “sohn”) is a Russian sound artist, based in Sweden, who has been active since 1998. He has released numerous works on esteemed experimental labels like raster-noton, Editions Mego, Coil’s Eskaton, and more. He is well-known for his collaborations with Cosey Fanni Tutti, Coil, and beyond. His works explore texture, atmosphere, and tone, and his body of work is one of the strongest in the realm of experimental electronic music.


MSHR is a collaborative project by Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy based in Portland, Oregon. The duo produces sculptural synthesizers, ritualistic performances and installations that place the human body into a dynamic relationship with sound and light, generating expanded sensory experiences. MSHR emerged from the five person art collective Oregon Painting Society in 2011.

Brandon Nickell

Brandon Nickell hardly makes room for spaces between the threads, for lines trickling towards gaps and fissures, for non-hierarchical entry and exit. His Ge-stell debut ‘Skyline’ is marked by generative and hyper-concatenated rhythms, placing angular, yet ambient-tipped synthetic textures against deft beat programming. His productions oscillate between propulsive and percussive arrangements, through events that do not link conclusively. He runs the Isounderscore label.

Cameron Shafii

Cameron Shafii is a San Francisco-based composer and computational linguist, practicing generative and systems music. His compositions are inflected by software processing based on recombination, autonomous file handling, and approximate string matching algorithms. He runs the Ge-stell label.

Elevator Presents: CoH, MSHR, Nickell and Shafii

When: Thursday March 17, 8pm

Where: Kremwerk (1809 Minor Ave)

T.s. Flock is a writer and arts critic based in Seattle and co-founder of Vanguard Seattle.