Seattle Office of Film + Music


Scholarships Available for Teen Artist Workshops at EMP Museum
July 12, 2012, 12:58 pm
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EMP MUSEUM
Throughout the summer, EMP Museum will be putting on a number of dynamic Teen Artist Workshops led by professional teaching musicians and artists, designed as a great educational tool for youth in Seattle. Workshops include introductory Rock Photography, DJing and Beatmaking, Film Acting, as well as Advanced Rock Band. Scholarships are available.



EMP Seeks New Youth Advisory Board Members
June 14, 2012, 2:43 pm
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EMP seeks new members for the 2012-2013 Youth Advisory Board (YAB). YAB connects teenagers to the Northwest’s all ages arts and music scene by giving them an opportunity to be a driving force in EMP’s teen programming. YAB members also get an inside peek at museum exhibits and special events. You must be high school-aged to apply.



Sound Off! Brings Young Musicians to EMP All Month
February 7, 2012, 11:15 am
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KOMO NEWS
One of the northwest’s premier events for teenage musicians, Sound Off!, returns to Seattle this month. Each Saturday this month, the EMP’s Sky Church will be ablaze with sounds of high school music gurus who are well practiced and eager to share the fruits of their regular jam sessions. The bands assembled for Sound Off! were hand-selected from an initial depot of nearly 150 entrants. February 11th, 18th and 25th will see twelve bands compete for a spot in the March 3rd finals. Songs can be heard beforehand in the link above, and discounted tickets are available for students.

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VIDEO FROM EMP’S NEVERMIND 20TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT SHOW

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Last night, music fans gathered at EMP to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal album, Nevermind. Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic hosted the affair, which saw performances by local bands like The Presidents of the United States of America, The Fastbacks, Ravenna Woods, The Long Winters, and many more paying homage to the album that help put Seattle on the map as a City of Music. The event was also a fundraiser for local luminary Susie Tennant, who is battling ovarian cancer. Above is a video of last night’s concert, which was recorded via livestream.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: SOUND OFF! 2012

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Sound Off! is the Northwest’s foremost underage battle of the bands event. Each year EMP is electrified by this annual musical event that provides a stage and spotlight for promising young bands in the Seattle area. Those interested in participating can submit an application starting September 2. Sound Off! has been the launching ground for various artists and bands including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, New Faces, The Lonely H, Schoolyard Heroes and Brite Futures (Formerly Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head). Last year’s winner was pop-centric group Tomten. Participants must be 21 or under, and live in Washington, Oregon or British Columbia. EMP will also have a booth in Center Square during Bumbershoot this weekend with more information about next year’s Sound Off!

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EMP CALL FOR PAPERS FOR 2012 CONFERENCE

Another Rainy Saturday
The annual EMP Pop conference, which launched in Seattle in 2002, will be taking New York City by storm and debuting at NYU this Spring.  The “far too rare common discussion” is putting out a call for papers on all styles of pop music.  Next year’s conference, themed “Sounds of the City” and presented by New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, and International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US branch gathering, is tinted with metropolitan-meets-music discussions.  Along with the call for presentation proposals are some suggested sub-themes for writers, including, but not limited to, Urban Listening, Cultural Collisions, and The Global Metropolis. Guests include academics, journalists, performers, and dedicated fans.  Proposals should be sent to organizer Eric Weisbard at Eric.Weisbard@gmail.com by Tuesday, November 15.

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EMP SCREENS ICONIC GRUNGE DOCUMENTARY NEXT WEEK

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Hype! came out in 1996 soon after the, um, hype surrounding grunge music pushed the genre into the mainstream and simultaneously thrust Seattle into the national spotlight. Director Doug Pray masterfully captured the history and development of the movement and how the subsequent media exposure eventually led to public backlash. Documented are key interviews and performances by bands that put grunge on the map, including Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Tad, Fastbacks, and many more. An excellent companion piece to the EMP’s current exhibit, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, the museum will screen Hype! next week with Pray in attendance to participate in a post-screening Q & A.

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