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Gift Tapes/DRAFT presents experimental music performances in the Seattle area. Gift Tapes and DRAFT are two Seattle-based experimental record labels curated by Jason E Anderson. In 2017, Gift Tapes/DRAFT will present a program of live performances at the Chapel Performance Space, in association with the Wayward Music Series. These performances will focus on artists residing in the Pacific Northwest involved in/around the experimental music community.

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May 6, 2017

Gift Tapes/DRAFT Presents:
SETH NEHIL, RM FRANCIS, CAMERON SHAFII

NAME Cameron Shafii RM Francis

Chapel Performance Space
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle (50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford)
8pm, $5-15 sliding scale
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Gift Tapes/DRAFT presents a night of experimental electronic music featuring Seth Nehil, RM Francis and Cameron Shafii – for the third installment of its 2017 program at the Chapel Performance Space, in association with the Wayward Music Series. Each set will be presented in 4-channel quad surround sound.

SETH NEHIL

Seth Nehil has released over 15 albums of experimental music and has performed internationally. In the last decade, he has produced sound for dance and theater, has written and directed original multimedia performance works and has created multichannel sound and video installations. Among other things, he is currently creating music for a retrospective exhibition by sculptor Bill Will (August 2017), designing sound for the Hand2Mouth Theater production Psychic Utopia (November 2017) and composing for Linda Austin’s dance piece "a world, a world" (December 2017). Seth teaches courses in sound and video at the Pacific NW College of Art in Portland, OR.
http://www.sethnehil.artdocuments.org/

RM FRANCIS

RM Francis is a Seattle-based musician working with computer-generated sound in performance, installation and recordings. Drawing on a panoply of digital synthesis techniques, his work interrogates the boundaries of musical form and performance. Francis is also a member of the networked computer music ensemble Mesh Collaborative. His spring 2017 release, Hyperplastic Other, is published by Nada.
http://rmfrancis.net/

CAMERON SHAFII

Cameron Shafii is a San Francisco-based Iranian composer practicing generative and electroacoustic music. His compositions are inflected with a host of digital synthesis processes and are informed by aspects of acousmatic theory, particularly spectromorphology. His works do not impose any temporal scheme upon the listener - rejecting the semiotic operation of 'engagement/disengagement' in the discourse of A.J. Greimas. Rather, he presents an asymmetrical narrative that features hyperkinetic movement, tensions and complex sonorities. His works aim to explore a functional range of sounds from microscopic and minimal, to macro and maximal. Shafii has remixed, reprocessed and produced compositions for Anòmia and Farmacia901. Currently, he is working in conjunction with Chris Douglas (Scald Rougish, Dalglish) on a forthcoming collaborative release. He runs the Ge-stell label.
http://ge-stell.net/

August 26, 2017

Gift Tapes/DRAFT Presents:
JARRAD POWELL & GOLDEN RETRIEVER

Jarrad Powell Pulse Emitter

Chapel Performance Space
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle (50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford)
8pm, $5-15 sliding scale
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Gift Tapes/DRAFT presents Jarrad Powell & Golden Retriever for its forth installment of its 2017 program at the Chapel Performance Space, in association with the Wayward Music Series.

JARRAD POWELL

Jarrad Powell is a composer, performer, and teacher. He is currently a professor in the Music Department at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where he teaches composition, world music, gamelan, tuning and temperament, and other theory-related classes. He is Director of Gamelan Pacifica and Co-Director of IETI+I ("yeti"), the Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia at Cornish. His compositions have been performed and broadcast internationally and include pieces for voice, gamelan, various western and non-western instruments, electroacoustic music, music for theater, dance and experimental film. His work also includes numerous cross-cultural collaborations, particularly with Indonesian artists. Since the early 80’s he has directed the group Gamelan Pacifica, one of the most active and adventurous gamelan ensembles in the U.S. As Music Director and composer for Scott/Powell Performance, a contemporary dance company formed in 1994, he has created over 20 major works with choreographer and visual artist Mary Sheldon Scott. Other projects also include music for three innovative short films of Robert Campbell, as well as Campbell's most recent feature-length film Pulchrior In Luce. His music can also be heard on environmental activist and filmmaker Jeff Fox’s most recent documentary film How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the things Climate Can’t Change). His work has been commissioned by The Walker Arts Center, Performing Arts Chicago, On the Boards, Music in Motion, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Myrna Loy Center/Helena Presents, the National Performance Network as well as individual performers. He has received numerous grants and awards, including NEA, Arts International, Rockefeller Foundation, Paul Allen Family Foundation, 4Culture/King County, Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs/Seattle, Artist Trust Foundation and Creative Capital Foundation. His recordings can currently be found on New World Records, Present Sounds, and Blind Stone Records.
http://jarradpowell.com/

* Locate, Part 3 (2007) - for electroacoustic media; excerpt from a longer work composed for Locate, a contemporary dance piece by choreographer Mary Sheldon Scott.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER

Golden Retriever, the duo of Matt Carlson and Jonathan Sielaff, have been developing their musical language since 2008. Primarily working with the intersection of modular synthesis and amplified/effected bass clarinet, the duo have done eight releases for labels like Thrill Jockey, Root Strata, and NNA Tapes. Their music combines an intense emotional immediacy and meditative focus with strong melodicism and an organic, naturalistic approach to experimental electronic sound. Their next record for Thrill Jockey, "Rotations", will be released this year, and features the duo expanding their sonic palette to incorporate a full chamber ensemble into their sound world.
https://goldenretriever.bandcamp.com/

October 14, 2017

Gift Tapes/DRAFT Presents:
SEATTLE PHONOGRAPHERS UNION & MESH COLLABORATIVE

Chapel Performance Space
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle (50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford)
8pm, $5-15 sliding scale

Gift Tapes/DRAFT presents the Seattle Phonographers Union & Mesh Collaborative for its fifth and final installment of its 2017 program at the Chapel Performance Space, in association with the Wayward Music Series. The Seattle Phonographers Union, a unique collective with an ever-changing lineup, performs site-specific sound works using unprocessed field recordings. Mesh Collaborative, a new network computer music collective making its debut performance, creates synthetic sonic environments by means of realtime cross-compositional systems. More information coming soon!

ARCHIVE:

GIFT TAPES/DRAFT PRESENTS:
March 18, 2017
MATT CARLSON, JEFF WITSCHER, JASON E ANDERSON
Chapel Performance Space

GIFT TAPES/DRAFT PRESENTS:
January 28, 2017
JONATHAN SIELAFF, MILLION MISTS, NORM CHAMBERS
Chapel Performance Space

GIFT TAPES PRESENTS:
August 21, 2015
MSHR, MILLION MISTS, LIMITS & RM FRANCIS
Chapel Performance Space

DRAFT PRESENTS:
February 20, 2015
RM FRANCIS, JASON E ANDERSON
Chapel Performance Space

GIFT TAPES PRESENTS:
June 21, 2012
In Association with DEBACLE RECORDS & THE WAYWARD MUSIC SERIES
BEE MASK, MATT CARLSON & SPARE DEATH ICON

GIFT TAPES PRESENTS:
August 31, 2011
RENE HELL, EARN, RM FRANCIS, & HARPOON POLE VAULT
The Josephine

GIFT TAPES PRESENTS:
June 23, 2011
MARK MCGUIRE, RENE HELL, BROTHER RAVEN, & EYE MYTHS
The Josephine

GIFT TAPES PRESENTS:
Outsider electronic music
May 13, 2011
MATT CARLSON & RM FRANCIS
Chapel Performance Space

GIFT TAPES PRESENTS:
Scorpio Vision Quest
November 1, 2010
EXPO 70, BROTHER RAVEN, & MEGABATS
The Rendezvous

GIFT TAPES PRESENTS:
An Evening of Electronic Sound & Visuals
October 10, 2010
CORRIDORS, MILLION MISTS, MATT CARLSON & PANABRITE
Gallery 1412

GIFT TAPES PRESENTS:
Night of Contemporary Minimalism
August 24, 2010
GREG DAVIS, AURES, MIND OVER MIRRORS & STELLA HAZE
Gallery 1412

SYNTH NIGHT 3
An evening of meditative music
August 13, 2010
PULSE EMITTER, STELLA HAZE & SPARE DEATH ICON
Chapel Performance Space

GIFT TAPES PRESENTS:
An evening of Contemporary Drone music
June 23, 2010
BROTHER RAVEN, ZAIMPH, & JAIME FENNELLY
Gallery 1412

SYNTH NIGHT 2
April 2, 2010
MAGNETICRING, J. HANSON, BROTHER RAVEN, & MATT CARLSON
The Josephine

SYNTH NIGHT 1
February 18, 2010
STELLAR OM SOURCE, PACIFIC CITY NIGHTLIFE VISION BAND & BROTHER RAVEN
Gallery 1412