Jack Straw New Media Gallery
The Northwest’s premier space for immersive installation art combining sound, digital media, and other genres.
Ruth Marie Tomlinson | Lost Long : A Landscape READ MORE >
meadow starts with p | I Love You, But You're Too Loud! READ MORE >
Robert Blatt | Elements READ MORE >
Steve Peters | Lições dos Antepassados (Lessons from the Ancestors) READ MORE >
Ruth Marie Tomlinson READ MORE >
Ruth Marie Tomlinson utilizes repetitive processes to exercise her passion for systems, for cataloging and for restructuring. The work often touches simple quandaries we face daily: What changes? What remains? What is remembered? What is forgotten? Tomlinson spends summers in her Montana Studio, Two Dot Spot, and winters in Seattle, teaching at Cornish College of the Arts and longing for the Montana horizon.
New Media Gallery 2012-13: Lost Long: A Landscape
meadow starts with p READ MORE >
meadow starts with p =
the grown-ups: Disaster & The Wrangler
the kids: Tree Sneaker, age 8 & Commander Snake, age 6
Both a family and an art collaborative, meadow starts with p is an inquiry into the relationship between play and art. Through their activities, they posit that art and play are fundamentally linked, and are reciprocal manifestations of the creative drive within humans.
New Media Gallery 2012-13: I Love You, But You’re Too Loud!
Robert Blatt READ MORE >
Robert Blatt was born in 1984 in Anaheim, California. His practice is rooted in explorations of expanded sonic situations through varying frames and gradations of environment, notation, object, performance, text and tone.
His work has been presented throughout the United States and Europe, in the context of performances, exhibitions, and a variety of unconventional methods and locals of presentation. He is a performer of experimental music and related artistic disciplines and is an organizer and practitioner in collectives and curatorial projects, which has included Inlets Foundation for Experimental Practices, The New Fordist Organiation and Acid Police Noise Ensemble.
He holds degrees from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the University of Washington in Seattle. He is currently a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and was until recently residing in Miami.
A number of his artist books, scores and editions can be found at Passages Bookshop in Portland, Oregon.
New Media Gallery 2012-13: Elements
Artist Support Program 2008 (with Jeremy Jolley and John Teske): Unused Lexical Variable, a self-titled album by a trio of two guitars and double bass.
Steve Peters READ MORE >
Steve Peters makes music and audio for a variety of contexts and occasions using environmental sound, found/natural objects, electronics, instruments, and voices. Elements of improvisation and formal structure are combined to create place-based works that encourage a contemplative state of listening focused on subtle sonic details of the world around us. His work has been released on such labels as Cold Blue, Palace of Lights, Sirr, Dragon’s Eye, 12k, and Present Sounds. He performs with the Seattle Phonographers Union and is Director of Nonsequitur, a non-profit organization that presents concerts of innovative music through the Wayward Music Series at the Good Shepherd Center Chapel in Wallingford.
Artist Support Program 2016: Cancoes Profundas (Deep Songs), a soundscape composition for field recordings and improvising musicians.
Artist Support Program 2014: Record interviews with Seattle-area composers and sound artists in order to assemble individual portraits and a collective oral history of experimental music activity in the city and surrounding region.
New Media Gallery 2012-13: Lições dos Antepassados (Lessons from the Ancestors)
Artist Support Program 2010 (with Steve Roden): Not a Leaf Remains As It Was, a series of experimental songs using Japanese jisei as lyrics.
Dominic CodyKramers is a Seattle-based theatre sound designer and educator. He has been a full-time faculty Instructor at Seattle University’s Fine Arts Department since 2006, where he teaches classes in Audio Production, Creating with Sound, and Theatre Sound Design. He designs sound for all the SU theatre productions, mentors sonically-creative students in their music and theatre production endeavors and manages the department’s Digital Music Lab and Recording Studio.
Dominic’s mission as an educator is to expose students to the vast possibilities of sound as a creative medium and encourage growth through the exploration of non-mainstream sonic art.
Dominic has extensive experience designing and engineering audio for both large and small-scale professional theatres. He was the master audio engineer and in-house designer at ACT Theatre for seven seasons and has also designed locally for the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, West of Lenin, upstart crow, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Madcap Melodrama and the Flying Karamazov Brothers. He is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, the national union of professional theatre designers.
Dominic earned an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BA from UNC-Asheville, his hometown.
Marcia Iwasaki enjoys helping artists realize their art projects, which can often take years from conception to completion. She is the only staff at the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs to be a manager in both the Public Art and Civic Partners programs of the office. Marcia works with artists in public art and in all disciplines of music, dance, theater, film, and literary arts. Diverse projects range from small funded awards for modest ephemeral events to hefty scale permanent public art projects including a Joint Fire Fighter and Seattle Public Utility training campus.
Stelios Manousakis (1980 – GR/NL) is a Netherlands-based artist exploring relationships between time, space, body, system, and sound. He is also founding co-director and curator of the intermedial Modern Body Festival. Stelios’ work is particularly concerned with the invisible and the ephemeral, and with shaping sensation, perception and experience in time. His practice lies in the convergence zones of art, philosophy, science and engineering; it extends from performances, to environments and interactive installations, to compositions, fixed media pieces, and film music, and often merges algorithmic finesse with the expressiveness of improvisation or the immediacy of audience participation.
Stelios’s work has been shown across Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East in festivals, performance venues, centers, museums, galleries, and underground spaces. Besides his solo work, he has co-founded several music ensembles and multimedia groups.
Stelios studied music and linguistics in Greece, Sonology in the Netherlands, and is currently finishing a PhD in Visual and Performing Arts at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS, University of Washington, Seattle, USA).
The Jack Straw Writers Program, Artist Support Program, and New Media Gallery Program offer established and emerging artists in diverse disciplines an opportunity to explore the creative use of sound in a professional atmosphere through residencies in our recording studios and participation in our various presentation programs.
The Jack Straw Writers Program was created in 1997 to introduce local writers to the medium of recorded audio; to develop their presentation skills for both live and recorded readings; to encourage the creation of new literary work; to present the writers and their work in live readings, an anthology, on the web, and on the radio; and to build community among writers.
The Artist Support Program has been assisting artists working creatively with sound since 1994, including writers, choreographers, multidisciplinary artists, theatre sound designers, radio producers, film makers, visual artists, and musicians and composers of all types. Every year, up to eight artists are awarded twenty hours of studio recording and production time with a Jack Straw engineer; an additional twelve artists receive matching awards for studio time.