Tuesday, June 11, 2013

July 26th: SPU performs at Couth Buzzard Books in Greenwood

Join us for coffee and peruse the stacks at Greenwood's Couth Buzzard Books on July 26th for an intimate set. Avail yourselves of the fine munchies (and even grab a beer if you like!!) and immerse yourself in one of our abstract narratives. Donations to the hat are accepted but completely voluntary.

June 10th: SPU on KUOW's Weekday with Marcie Sillman

The Seattle Phonographers Union visted with Marcie Sillman on KUOW on Monday, June 10th to discuss what attracts us to the sounds that we use and how we can better appreciate the symphony of our everyday sonic landscape.
Listen to the show here: SPU ON KUOW

Saturday, November 10, 2012

SPU Performs at the Chapel Peformance Space in Wallingford.

Join the Seattle Phonographers Union at the Chapel Performance Space on Wednesday November 14th for a special SPU performance. The group will be experimenting with their usual presentation method, should be an interesting evening!

Wednesday, November 14th
$5-$15 sliding scale

Chapel Performance Space
Good Sheppard Center
Wallingford, Seattle

Friday, June 1, 2012

Seattle Art Museum: Ancestral Modern

Some of us will be performing at the ReMix event for the opening of Ancestral Modern, a survey of Australian Aboriginal paintings. We'll be playing from 8:30 - 11 PM, tucked away in the small Aboriginal gallery in the northeast corner of the second floor (near the Native American gallery).

Aboriginal paintings are maps of land, conceptual representations of the mythological qualities of the landscape and the journeys of the Dreamtime ancestors, symbolizing their connections with distant places and beings. Unlike Western maps, there is no scale or compass orientation, and they do not necessarily show the "true" proportions or geographical relationships between features. A painting is often made on the ground with the artist moving around it, arranging the various features according to their present position and focus. Different views of the landscape and multiple perspectives may be superimposed on one another. Our own work often involves a similar kind of abstract "mapping." We move through the world, recording significant details of a given place or journey, mixing, rearranging, and overlaying multiple sonic perspectives in ways that often distort actual scale/volume or geographical relationships.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sounds of Summer on KUOW in Seattle

The Seattle Phonographers Union will be appearing on KUOW’s Weekday with Steve Scher on Wednesday August 10th at 9:00 AM.
Tune in to 94.9FM and listen to us discuss the Sounds of Summer as well as play sounds from our varied collections.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Seattle Phonographers Union Stands Up!!!

Thursday February 17th:
The Seattle Phonographers Union Stands Up!!

The Chapel Performance Space
The Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford.
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North in Seattle
8:00 PM start time
Suggested donation $5-$15

The Seattle Phonographers attempt to break out of out typical "politburo" style presentation for a more interactive and intimate use of the space. 
Join us as we workshop/ experiment with different ways of improvising with unprocessed field recordings including smaller, localized sound playback setups, real time amplification of existing sound sources, longer duration recordings and other ideas. 

This unique presentation by the SPU pays homage to the late Rolf Julius who passed away on Saturday, January 22nd. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Seattle Phonographers Union
The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA
The Communication Labs (COM110)
Friday January 28th
7:30 PM

The Seattle Phonographers Union will be performing in Olympia at The Evergreen State College on Friday January 28th. There will be a discussion as well as a performance starting at 7:30pm. We will be playing in COM110 (The Communications Lab, Experimental Theater and Recital Hall building). Hope to see you there!

Link to map to Evergreen State College

How to Get to the Evergreen Olympia Campus
From north or south:

Take Interstate 5 to Olympia.
Turn onto Highway 101 at Exit 104.
Go west on 101 North for three miles.
Take The Evergreen State College exit.
Go two miles north on the Evergreen Parkway to the main campus entrance (at the roundabout).