Athr

March 23, 2022

Athr (pronounced at-ther) is an audio visual artist based in Seattle, WA. Working at the intersection of music, art, and technology Athr is a social activism empowered music project who makes music to empower marginalized communities. Their 2020 debut album Childhood’s End received critical acclaim from Seattle Met Magazine who described it as “industrial-futurist R&B/hip-hop […]

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So’le Celestial

March 16, 2022

So’le Celestial (they/them/theirs pronouns) is a Trans Non-Binary, Queer, and Gela’ CHamoru artist, singer, songwriter, performer, and producer. They were born and raised on Guahan in the Mariana Islands, but is currently based in the Puget Sound Salish (Tacoma and Seattle, WA). The art So’le creates honors the existences and sacredness of Indigenous CHamoru/Pacific Islander […]

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Barry Olusegun-Noble Despenza

March 2, 2022

Barry Olusegun-Noble Despenza is an interdisciplinary artist whose work builds with and combines archival footage, AI generated imagery, and electronic music composition. Using musical thinking, Despenza’s work illuminates the dynamic and unconscious rhythms of power structures that underlie the perception of time and space. Recent international exhibitions include the Audain Gallery in Vancouver, the CICA […]

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Wei Yang

March 2, 2022

Wei Yang is a composer/sound artist from China. He works with different mediums, through which he often contemplates the body’s role in sound production, sound in space, as well as the integration of various data from the performance environment (reverberation, light, etc.). Wei composes both instrumental and electronic music, and builds performative systems that allow […]

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EarthtoneSkytone

May 4, 2021

EarthtoneSkytone is a multidimensional electro-acoustic songwriting duo from Seattle. Carlos Snaider and Kelsey Mines’ layered polyrhythms, angular jazz harmonies and expansive quiet create mysterious sound worlds where immersive listening can happen. A product of Seattle’s creative music scene, Mines and Snaider bring their varied influences from world creative music traditions, dance music, pop culture and […]

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William O. Smith (aka Bill Smith)

March 31, 2020

Clarinetist and composer William O. Smith died in 2020 after a long and fruitful career, ranging from playing – as Bill Smith – with Dave Brubeck to performing and composing his own pioneering modern classical work. Bill was a longtime friend of Jack Straw and produced a number of projects here, including his 2001 album […]

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Wayne Horvitz

October 8, 2019

Wayne Horvitz is a composer, pianist and electronic musician who has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. He is the leader of the Gravitas Quartet, Sweeter Than the Day, Zony Mash, The Four plus One Ensemble and co-founder of the New York Composers Orchestra. He has performed and collaborated with Bill Frisell, […]

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Scott Morgan/Loscil

August 8, 2019

The serene ambient compositions of Loscil come courtesy of Vancouver-based musician Scott Morgan. Taking his moniker from the “looping oscillator” function in the computer music language Csound, Morgan uses custom made Max for Live devices and the occasional live instrument to build robust, droning soundscapes. Morgan cites influences including krautrock pioneers Cluster, minimalist composer Gavin […]

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Swampdweller

September 12, 2018

Swampdweller was founded in 2003 by Seattle based saxophonist/instructor Marc Fendel. Fendel graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1995 and moved to Seattle to join Jazz group Bebop & Destruction. Artist Support Program 2005 : Recorded their album My Favorite Monster.

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Christian Asplund

September 12, 2018

Christian Asplund is a Canadian-American composer-performer based in Utah where he teaches at Brigham Young University. His interests have included the intersections of text/music, improvisation/composition, and modular textures/forms. He has received awards and grants from Genesis Foundation, Barlow Endowment, Artistrust, King County, ASCAP, Alpert Foundation and Jack Straw Foundation. Artist Support Program 1999 : Recorded […]

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