No Grand Ideas, Just Intention

The above is a condensed essay version, published in vitriol ii, of Camille Seaman’s presentation for Call and Response on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at The Emerald Tablet, which you can watch in full below.

Following her presentation is a Q&A and a musical response by Addleds: Kyle Bruckman on oboe/English horn, Tony Dryer on double bass, Jacob Felix Heule on percussion, and Kanoko Nishi on koto.


Camille Seaman Camille Seaman picis a photographer and explorer for Camille Seaman Photography. Her photographs have been featured in prestigious publications, including National Geographic and TIME Magazine. In 2008, Seaman was honored with a solo exhibit, “The Last Iceberg,” at the National Academy of Sciences. She uses her photography to articulate that humans are not separate from nature, and that we are responsible for what occurs on planet Earth.


Addleds, the quartet of Kyle Bruckmann (oboe/English horn), Tony Dryer (double bass), Jacob Felix Heule  (percussion) and Kanoko Nishi (koto), explores timbral and textural extremes of distended instrumental technique via improvisation and open-ended compositional strategies. Their music tends towards a brutalist minimalism as informed by the noise underground as by recent developments in the field of free improvisation