Jack Straw New Media Gallery

Chamber Music 8: Particles/Waves

by Steve Peters

September 10 - November 19, 2010

Gallery Opening: Friday, September 10, 7pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 14, 7pm

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle 98105

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 - 5
Weekend hours:
Sunday, October 3rd, 2-5pm
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2-5pm
Sunday, Oct. 24, 2-5pm
Saturday, Oct. 30, 2-5pm

Click the play button above to listen to our interview with Steve Peters. Click here to download the interview.
"It is a profoundly meditative sound-space. I sat there and listened for about twenty minutes, then lay down on the round seat for another half-hour, listening still. I would have liked to have stayed longer."
-The StormSound Cycle

Chamber Music is a series of listening environments derived from recordings of the empty spaces in which they are eventually presented. These recordings of "nothing" are filtered to extract subtle resonant frequency drones that become the raw materials of the work.

Particles/Waves is a new 16-channel iteration made especially for the Jack Straw New Media Gallery: a sonic object of contemplation that aspires to the elusive qualities of light - artifacts of emptiness pulled from thin air, shifting in tone and intensity with the passing of time, hovering on the edge of perception. Nothing to see but shadows and reflections.

Steve Peters makes music and sound for a wide range of contexts and occasions. His work is often site-specific, attentive to the nuances of place and perception. CDs have been released on the Cold Blue, Palace of Lights, Sirr, and Dragon's Eye labels. He also performs occasionally as a member of the Seattle Phonographers Union, and works as a freelance producer, writer, and curator. Most recently, he produced the soundtrack album for the award-winning film Winter's Bone, soon to be released on Seattle label Light in the Attic. Since 1989 he has been the Director of Nonsequitur, a non-profit organization presenting experimental music and sound art, currently via the Wayward Music Series at the Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford.

Jack Straw Productions gratefully acknowledges The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, City of Seattle’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture King County Lodging Tax Fund, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, PONCHO, ArtsFund, and individual contributors for their support of Jack Straw Artist Programs.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Events

Friday, September 10, 7:00pm
Chamber Music 8: Particles/Waves: Gallery Opening

Thursday, October 14, 7:00pm
Chamber Music 8: Particles/Waves: Artist Talk

Recent exhibitions

Thinking Caps (June 18 - August 27, 2010) by Vaughn Bell
This Old Piano (April 19 - June 4, 2010)

Metaphors for Dead Pianos (January 29 - April 2, 2010) by Hugo Solis
So Long (October 16, 2009 - January 8, 2010) by Brent Watanabe
Felt (June 21 - August 21, 2009) by Gust Burns & Melanie Noel
Vriti (April 17 - May 29, 2009) by Joel S. Kollin

About the Jack Straw New Media Gallery

The Jack Straw New Media Gallery, located in Seattle's University District at Jack Straw Productions, opened in 1999 to support artists working with visual and installation art, with an emphasis on sound. Click here to learn more about the gallery, the residency program, and previous artists.


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