Trombonist – Composer – Educator


A musical mash

Christian Pincock's Scrambler makes a musical mash by combining large quantities of jazz, several cups of classical music, a tablespoon of folk and a dash of sound effects, whisked together through a conducted improv sign language called Soundpainting. Some of Seattle's finest improvisers contribute their own unique and diverse flavors, mixed in real-time under Christian's direction. Past recipes have included reinterpretations of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, Music Educator's Nightmare and 80's pop love songs for Valentine’s Day.


Soundpainting is an internationally-practiced sign language for live composition or conducted improvisation. In this method of working, the composer/conductor signs gestures to the ensemble indicating what to do and the members of the ensemble respond and interact creatively within the guidelines of each gesture. 

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