RAFAEL ANTON IRISARRI (USA)
MOON ATE THE DARK (UK)
IÑIGO UGARTEBURU (ES)
An evening presenting styles of significant variance, enough to defy simple classification, nonetheless all overlapping in regards to being explorers of the vague, crepuscular, immersive, deeply sonorous lower frequency and minor key tonalities of the mysterious and the subaqueous, of the diminishing twilight, the fog-filled night.
LTD adv tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/248454
"One chord is fine, two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz." - Lewis Allan “Lou” Reed, genius songwriter, brilliant poet & counterculture icon.
We’ll never see such an influential & iconoclastic music figure in our lifetime again. This kind of greatness always skips a century. Thank you for the inspiration. You will be missed.
Dear festival attendees, partners, friends, supporters, press and artists,
It is with great pride I can announce Substrata 1.3 was a huge success!
From the amazing sold-out three-day live performance program, an inspiring lecture on Saturday, the Sunday field trip (Subtle Listening: Seattle), the lovely contributions on the booklets by dear friends and colleagues, and most importantly, a very respectful, attentive, and dedicated audience, I’m very happy to report we had our best year to date. I was pleased to see so many new faces attend this year’s edition, as well as seeing again many familiar ones, including regulars coming from out of town. To those visiting us: I hope you left inspired enough to perhaps start your own versions in your respective cities. As one artist wrote to me earlier:“we need more events like this in the USA”.
For those who participated on the field trip: thank you for keeping an open mind. I hope you found the workshop with Kim Cascone inspiring and educational (even if you are not a musician or an artist). A participant during the workshop said: “focus is the new IQ”and I couldn’t agree more – Subtle Listening afterall is about focused listening and developing skills that can translate well across different fields of work and artistic disciplines.
I want to thank everybody involved with the festival organization – it wouldn’t have happened without your support! I also want to thank all the artists, specially the ones from outside Seattle for coming all the way out here to our tiny gathering. To them (and everybody else who came from out of town): I hope you found our city hospitable and enjoyed yourselves while visiting Seattle. I specially want to thank Steve Peters (Nonsequitur) for co-presenting this event with us and helping us throughout the weekend.Thank you!
This success would have not been possible without the valuable contributions of the following people (our dronelife team):
Nico Cox | Will Call, Ticketing, & Merch
Steve Ditore | Sound Tech
Daniel Duda | Website design & development
Rhett Johnson | Sound Tech & Production Management
Rita Jean Irisarri | Project Management, Design, Ticketing, & Merch
AJ Linder | Sound Tech
Leo Mayberry | Visuals & Video Tech
Thomas Meluch | Volunteer
Sean Curtis Patrick | Artwork
Jefferson Petrey | Text Editing & Copywriting
Nan Schwarz | Will Call, Ticketing & Merch
Special thanks to: Ken Camden, Kim Cascone, Sylvain Chauveau, Seth Chrisman, Sean Curley, Beth Fleenor, Vance Galloway,Tim Gray, Markus Guentner, Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson, Alex Guy, Mike Harding, Liz Harris, Paris Hurley, Carl Hultgren, Michał Jacaszek, Szymon Kaliski, AJ Linder, Sarah Lipstate, Stephan Mathieu, Scott Morgan, Jeff Owens, Mike Reid, Mike Silver, Dave Segal, Monica Schley, Maria Scherer-Wilson, Sam Valenti IV, Christina Vantzou, Windy Weber, Kelly Wyse, and Joshua Zucker-Pluda.
Substrata 1.3 was partly made possible through the kind contributions of Christopher Bradbury, Wendy Branson, Daniel Duda, Ryan Griffin, Richard Lotz, Rollin Milroy, Jake Muir, Logan Wright, and many other kind donations from advanced sound listeners around the world. Thank you!
I’m looking forward to making next year’s edition happen, but until then, please keep in touch. We have a Facebook page here and we’ll be making future announcements via our website and Twitter feed.
Once again, THANK YOU for making Substrata 1.3 possible!
Rafael Anton Irisarri
Curator & Creative Director