Published on March 12th, 2015 | by Karli Ingersoll


Uncharted Territory

Tomorrow night is a big night for Spokane. Terrain (the organization) hosts their first event at 304 W. Pacific since Terrain (the event). Major construction is still being done on the space, but for one night it will be filled with artists, musicians and a very lucky audience.

March, 13th – 304 W. Pacific

The name of the event is Uncharted Territory. It involves collaboration from The Spokane Symphony, local musicians, an author and a theater performer. The video below shows some of the early brainstorms between Terrain’s founders, Luke Baumgarten and Ginger Ewing and the Spokane Symphony’s music director Eckart Preu.

Earlier this week we talked with Max Harnishfeger (Water Monster) about the collaboration and got to hear a song he created just for this event (LISTEN HERE). Echart Preu chose a suite of baroque music for the symphony to perform. Then each local band (Water Monster, Flyer Spiders, Hannah Reader) was given the task of writing their own piece to complement the suite. Along with that, accompaniment parts were written for symphony members to play along side these musicians. Seriously, just thinking about this raises my heart rate with excitement!

Not only will there be musical collaboration but local author Sharma Shields and theater guru Charlie Pepiton will be collaborating on creating a narrative element to the whole event that will weave in and out of the musical performances.

Are you inspired yet???

I’ve never heard of anything like this before. Seattle has the Seattle Rock Orchestra which pairs classical musicians with indie artists for shows covering rock hits. But I’ve never seen a symphony or orchestra proudly sit beside small indie artists as they perform their own original compositions. These local acts are probably scared shitless but also crazy proud to do something of this caliber. Huge thanks to Terrain and the Symphony for taking a risk and putting so much energy into creating this event. There is no doubt in my mind that it will be magical.

On top of it just being a great event, it’s also a benefit! Terrain is still raising money to finish their space and the Spokane Symphony is also benefitting from the proceeds. I’m guessing tickets are nearly gone, so if you haven’t purchased yours, do so NOW!

And check out the awesome poster by one of our favorites, Jacob Greif!


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About the Author

Karli is a born and raised Spokanite. She does graphic design, illustration and custom lettering full time, runs The Bartlett with her husband Caleb and loves writing about all the awesome things happening in Spokane here on Collect. In her very minimal free time she likes to bake desserts and garden.

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