Seattle Office of Film + Music

October 28, 2011, 10:27 am
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In the film business, it’s all about staying relevant. Is it possible to stay relevant by running your production company out of your mother’s basement? Sure. But it’s nowhere near as cool as renting a cozy office at the Northwest Film Forum’s new facility on Capitol hill. That’s cool. This office, along with being located at the heart of the local independent film community, has access to a common kitchen, restrooms, and meeting areas. The space opens up on the first of November. If you’re interested, get a hold of the folks at NWFF and schedule an appointment to check it out. Email

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It is more than the comparable dimly lit landscapes, overcast skies and scarf-appropriate weather during the majority of the year that ties Seattle and Iceland together. Reykjavik, Iceland’s lush capital, will come to Seattle at the end of the month to merge with talented local musicians. What will be produced is far more than a concert; the foreign forces will leap over language barriers and bridge the two cultures through an explosive night this Friday, October 28 at Neumos. Top Icelandic musicians will join popular locals such as David Bazan, Tomo Nakayama of Grand Hallway, and Shelby Earl. Hlynur Gudjonsson, Consul and Iceland’s Trade Commissioner for North America enthusiastically said, “Last year was an amazing opportunity to experience what happens when two cities so steeped in music collide.” Reykjavik Calling is a collaboration between KEXP, City of Reykjavik, Icelandair, and Iceland Naturally.

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October 21, 2011, 1:20 pm
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Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is accepting applications for a new Development Associate position. The position requires working closely with SIFF’s Corporate Sponsorship Manager, and being ultimately responsible for the development and management of the SIFF Community Partners Program. This position is to be filled as soon as possible, so contact them immediately if you’re interested.

SIFF also has two internship positions posted on their website, one to fill a role in the Individual Giving Department and another in Marketing and Outreach.

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The Seattle Times
Sonic Evolution is a new and ambitious undertaking by the Seattle Symphony. The 6-year-long project features composers from around the world creating new symphonic music based on the work of legendary Seattle artists, with the results performed by the Seattle Symphony. Those being honored include Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana, among many others. By presenting the project, the Seattle Symphony hopes to bring popular music of major historic significance to symphonic audiences, and attract a new audience to the concert hall. Up-and-coming Seattle artists will be given the chance to work alongside the Symphony, performing their new work during the series as well. The first pieces commissioned for this season will debut TONIGHT, October 18th with a guest performance by Hey Marseilles.

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Seattle’s Allen Stone to Perform on Conan
October 17, 2011, 11:05 am
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Seattle Weekly
After a successful release of his recent second album which placed him high on the iTunes charts, Allen Stone has been invited to perform on Conan O’Brien’s show next week. The R&B Northwest hit is steadily growing in popularity; Stone’s show during Seattle’s City Arts Festival this coming weekend has already sold out of individual tickets and now the only way to attend is with a wristband. For his debut performance on Conan, he will perform the soulful finale to his new album, “Unaware“. The performance is expected to bring the house down in one way or another, as Stone is reputedly a  performer not to miss. Tune in on October 26th and watch Allen Stone join the ranks of other artists representing Seattle on the late-night circuit.

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October 13, 2011, 10:42 am
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A new audio project called A Line Soundscape, a sonically-centered art installation by Christopher DeLaurenti, reworks trivial noises in King County’s first RapidRide corridor. DeLaurenti says “by layering everday, often overlooked sounds, I hope that these new contexts make ordinary sounds not so ordinary after all.” The project contains a compilation of field recordings, ranging from shuffling feet to crowd chatter to the general mechanical vibrations, and fuses them to produce “the secret sounds of your surroundings.” To channel your inner composer, you can co-compose your own track here, or call 206.651.5981 to hear a version customized for cell phones while riding RapidRide yourself.

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October 12, 2011, 3:51 pm
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As Microsoft finally lays to rest its competitor to Apple’s i-devices, fans and dedicated users mourn. Earlier this year the company downplayed reports of the termination without expressly denying it. Then recently a discontinuation announcement was posted and then quickly removed from the support website. Lo and behold, the page was restored and an official podcast confirmed that the Zune really was kicking the bucket. And though the device is going the way of the Dodo, its users will still be able to use the Zune software, which will reportedly be maintained for use with the new Windows Phone. We can be sure that the diehard users of the Zune will be using their prized devices for years to come.