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Performance: Seattle Phonographers Union

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Henry Auditorium
$5 Henry Members
$10 General Public

Field Recording a Glacier.

Join exhibiting artist Steve Peters for a live performance and sonic investigation with The Seattle Phonographers Union in conjunction with the exhibition With Hidden Noise, on view from July 19 through September 21. The Seattle Phonographers Union is a collective that improvises with unprocessed field recordings to explore the ways in which we recognize, differentiate, map and navigate our sonic environment. Their aim is to move beyond habitual experience of sound and uncover what is foreign in the familiar and familiar about the foreign; to explore what we hear and relearn what we know.

Steve Peters (b. 1959) makes music and sound for many contexts and occasions using environmental recordings, found/natural objects, electronics, acoustic instruments, and voices. Attentive to the subtle nuances of perception and place, his work is understated, contemplative, and often site-specific. He performs with the Seattle Phonographers Union, and works as a freelance producer, writer, and curator. Since 1989 he has been the Director of Nonsequitur, a non-profit organization presenting experimental music and sound art, currently via the Wayward Music Series at the Chapel Performance Space in Seattle. His music has been released on such labels as Cold Blue, Palace of Lights, Sirr, Dragon’s Eye, 12k, and Present Sounds.

Tickets HERE

Featured artists: Steve Barsotti, Peter Comley, Mark Cooper, Doug Haire, Perri Lynch Howard, Susie Kozawa, Dale Lloyd, Rob Millis, Steve Peters
Field Recording a Glacier. Image courtesy of Steve Peters

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