Marc Barreca / Young Scientist / Monster Planet

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Veteran Seattle electronic music composer Marc Barreca performs electronic compositions with modular synth and audio processing. He 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 releases include the solo CD Recordings of Failing Light, and a collaboration with K. Leimer, Drowning Guides.

Young Scientist was formed in Seattle in the mid-1970’s by James Husted, Roland Barker and Marc Barreca, performing for several years with analog synths, tape loops and keyboards. Following re-releases of 1970s material on the German labels Bureau B and Vinyl on Demand, Husted and Barreca sporadically reunite for live performances of YS’s immersive blend of pulsating electronics and soundscapes.

Monster Planet is a place that lies beyond the furthest reaches of our imaginations. Extensive research into this vast uncharted world is conducted by the mysterious SYNPROV CORP, a pulsating throb of musicians, producers, sound designers, visual artists, pixel bandits, and B-movie chuds, based in Seattle, WA, USA, Earth, Solar System, and so on and so forth… Audiences are immersed in surreal audio/visual performances that blend cutting-edge ambient, experimental electronica, obscure cinema, DIY visuals, and general WTFness.