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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 2018, Gift Tapes/DRAFT will continue offering their 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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February 3, 2018

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 and Mesh Collaborative for its first installment of its 2018 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 is a computer network music collective that creates synthetic sonic environments by means of realtime cross-compositional systems. Both sets of sound/music will be performed over a 4-channel sound system.

Engaging in collective improvisation using only unprocessed field recordings, the Seattle Phonographers Union explores the ways in which we recognize, differentiate, map and navigate our sonic environment. Our intent is to move beyond habitual experience of sound and uncover what is foreign in the familiar and familiar about the foreign; to explore what we hear and relearn what we know. Some sounds will be familiar; others less so. Both novel and familiar sounds are juxtaposed in ways unique to each event. Our intent is to investigate and enrich both our intuitive and analytical relationship with sound. The goal is not to excite, confuse or entertain per se, but to attend to the world, which is much more detailed and diverse than any one person’s perception of it. Performers will include: Steve Barsotti, Mark Cooper, Doug Haire, Jake Muir and Steve Peters.

Mesh Collaborative's debut performance will feature a single desktop computer performing digital synthesis in response to control messages sent by four human performers with laptops. This system, built using the SuperCollider programming language, is designed to exploit the inherent volatility of the network, complete with lag, race conditions, and possible system crashes. Performers include: a 2007 iMac, Jeff Huston, James Watkins, RM Francis and Jason E Anderson.

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GIFT TAPES/DRAFT PRESENTS:
August 26, 2017
JARRAD POWELL, GOLDEN RETRIEVER
Chapel Performance Space

GIFT TAPES/DRAFT PRESENTS:
May 6, 2017
SETH NEHIL, RM FRANCIS, CAMERON SHAFII
Chapel Performance Space

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