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Machine House Brewery
5840 Airport Way S Ste 121, Seattle, Washington 98108
Elevator presents an evening of music at Georgetown's beautiful Machine House Brewery, with music by
John Chantler (Stockholm)
John Chantler is a musician and organiser living in Stockholm, Sweden working with synthesizers, electronics and sometimes pipe organs to explore his own personalised compositional and improvisational strategies — working with and against the specific systems inherent in his chosen tools.
His most recent LP — Which Way To Leave? (ROOM40) — charts an unpredictable, highly dynamic course through distorted washes of masses harmonics and passages of spare, alien beauty. This follows Still Light, Outside (1703 Skivbolaget) — an extended suite that combines passages of stark minimalism centred at the bodily invasive extremes of the pipe organ’s register with striking explosions of colour; massed chords shot through with heavy distortion and electronics that operate according to their own dream logic.
Patricia Wolf (Portland)
Patricia Wolf has taken a detour from the sound of her past project, Soft Metals, into something more sensual and subdued. Inverting club production and techno structures, Patricia creates emotional states through distension. Using her voice and an array of hardware, her work builds ripples of sound into overarching themes of love, resilience, and self-reflection. She is currently finishing composition for her first solo release.
Blessed Blood (Seattle)
Blessed Blood is an electronics-based project by Seattle's Rachel LeBlanc. Utilizing hardware effects to expand upon the natural resonances of singing, she processes harmonies into «noise hymns,» wherein ethereal vocals glide above pulsations and sharp angles. The sound is informed by the artist's life-long home of the PNW, traditional music forms and choral assemblies, and the exploration of history both personal and cultural, resulting in what is at once familiar and unsettling.
Raj combines modular synthesis and software processing to create layered soundscapes that are reminiscent of functional house and techno. He explores the relationship between shimmering hi frequencies and resonant drones, grounding his productions in tonal contrast. Raj lives in Seattle and co-runs the streaming radio show and podcast Free Axis Broadcast.
More musical performances TBA