M. Barreca + J. Muir + S. Peters

An evening of ambient/electro-acoustic music celebrating new releases by three Seattle artists on local labels that have since moved on to warmer climes.

Marc Barreca has been making electronic music in Seattle since the mid-1970s, releasing a number of projects over the years on the Hawaii-based Palace of Lights label. His most recent PoL releases are the solo project … Read More


Jarrad Powell + Golden Retriever

Gift Tapes/DRAFT presents the fourth installment of its 2017 program at the Chapel. Jarrad Powell will present some of his electronic music, offering up a rare opportunity to experience these works outside of a music for dance context. Opening will be Portland duo Golden Retriever.

Jarrad Powell is a composer, performer, and a professor in the Music Department at Cornish … Read More


Tom Varner et al: End of Summer Improvisations & Meditations

Tom Varner writes: About three years ago, I really enjoyed a collaborative concert that I led with an improvising brass ensemble and sound artists associated with the Seattle Phonographers Union. In the Good Shepherd Chapel Space, it was magical. We did another variation on this type of collaboration in January 2017, and now we’ll present another version, this time … Read More


Seattle Composers’ Salon

An evening of music and discussion with Seattle composers:

Patrick O’Keefe, Sonata for Piano
S. Eric Scribner
Blake Degraw, Diler, for strings
Cole Bratcher, Transit Maps, fixed media with projection

The Seattle Composers’ Salon fosters the development, performance and appreciation of new music by regional composers and performers. At bi-monthly, informal presentations, the Salon features finished works, previews, and works in progress. Composers, performers, … Read More


Eric McElroy, piano

Pianist Eric McElroy celebrates the incredible diversity of music in our time, ranging from neo-romanticism to pop-classical fusion. The highlight is Frederic Rzewski’s De Profundis, one of the masterpieces of contemporary music. It is composed for “speaking pianist”, meaning the pianist not only plays but also speaks, sings, shouts, hums, and much else. The spoken text is taken from … Read More

Eric McElroy Photo

Steve O’Brien’s Moving Out

Steve O’Brien is a tall trumpeter, composer and curator with The Spitehouse Concert Series. This performance will be his last large work done in Seattle, before he moves to further his career in a new city.

O’Brien credits composer James Knapp, trumpeter Jay Thomas, and trombonist Julian Priester as his biggest influence in deciding to move to Seattle in 2009. … Read More

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