The Seattle Phonographers Union is a collective of artists from various disciplines who record and present the sounds of the world in concerts, radio programs, CDs, and other events. We have performed in a variety of diverse and unique locations ranging from the intimate environments of abbeys and chapels to the vast reverberant chambers of aircraft hangers and abandoned nuclear silos and the ethereal experience of radio broadcast.
     We have performed in series and festivals such as Earshot Jazz’s Jazz: the Second Century, The Arts & Nature festival (we performed outdoors next a pond for this one), the Seattle Improvised Music Festival, and the Occultural Music Festival.   Our radio performances have been on both broadcast radio (Sonarchy on KEXP, and Weekday on KUOW) and internet radio (Hollow Earth Radio).

     We perform by improvising in real time with unprocessed field recordings and each performance is specifically created for, and motivated by, the location.
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SEATTLE PHONOGRAPHERS UNIONThe new CD Seattle Phonographers Union is now available!!

Buy at!!!!Seattle Phonographers Union: Live on Sonarchy
Available through Accretions Records. Click here for more info

Recent broadcasts:

Framework Radio: A program of unreleased solo pieces by Seattle Phonographers Union members, assembled and mixed by Steve Peters. Broadcast 3/28/2010.
Listen to the broadcast by clicking here.

Playlist available at s10.html#mar

KUOW's Weekday with Steve Scher (94.9 FM or streaming on the Seattle Phonographers Union played sounds of summer and talked about World Listening Day. Friday 7/16/2010
Hear the podcast of the show here.

Photos of a few of the more interesting performance settings