Seattle Office of Film + Music


HAPPY HOUR RETURNS THIS WEDNESDAY WITH A NEW LOOK AND STRUCTURE

Happy Hour
Miss us? We know you did. Happy Hour returns this week with a new look and format. Now the Film, Music and Interactive Happy Hour, we will continue to host our event at Spitfire in Belltown on the last Wednesday of the month from 5-7 pm. At 6:30 pm, a special guest speaker will give a presentation in the private black box theater in the back of the venue. This Wednesday, we welcome UW Associate Professor Margaret O’Mara, who wrote the tech-focused book Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley. For those who want to continue mingling at the bar, we’ll broadcast the presentation on the monitors located throughout Spitfire. Join us on Wednesday, September 28 for the exciting re-launch of Happy Hour! Presenting partners of this event are Washington Filmworks, The Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Recording Academy, Geekwire, Art of Institute of Seattle, and Spitfire.

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UW LIBRARIES DUSTS OFF AUDIO GEMS FOR PUBLIC LISTENING AND DANCE EVENT
September 22, 2011, 11:57 am
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Contrary to popular belief, librarians and archivists know how to have a good time. Next Tuesday, experience a post-modern pastiche of music and sounds at the first annual UW Libraries Dance Party. Staff archivists will be on hand playing tunes and spinning vinyl from UW Libraries’ audio holdings over at the Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Come to dance, listen, and learn more about the Libraries’ unique holdings, such as the Crocodile Cafe and Kearney Barton collections. This event is free and open to the public.

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UW PROFESSIONAL & CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS HOST FIRST ANNUAL PORTFOLIO SHOW FOR ARTS, WRITING AND FILM

UW Professional & Continuing Education
Students in the arts like nothing better than to show off their creations to the world. More than 45 students of the UW Professional & Continuing Education’s arts programs will display collected artwork and year-end projects at the first annual Student Portfolio Show. UW Professional & Continuing Education is a resource for professionals seeking career change, advancement, or simply a means for developing personal interests. Among the participating programs in the show are Independent Filmmaking, Audio Production and Screenwriting. The event gives students the chance to display the caliber of their work, connect the public with artists and instructors, and to demonstrate how a UW certificate program could help your career.

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NEW SEATTLE JAZZ LABEL TABLE & CHAIRS LAUNCHES

Table & Chairs
Last Saturday a new jazz record label by the name of Table & Chairs held its launch party at the Q Café and burst into the Seattle jazz scene. Table & Chairs was organized by a group of musicians associated with Professor Cuong Vu, who teaches in the jazz program at the University of Washington. Vu has encouraged his students to form their own institutions if they want their music to be heard. They first banded together for showcases at Café Racer, in the University District and then began a monthly concert series under the banner of the Improvised Music Project. The Table & Chairs label features avant-garde jazz, but its guiding aesthetic is toward new and experimental work in all areas of the jazz genre. Featured bands and musicians include AGOGIC, Operation ID, Chemical Clock and Neil Welch.
The label is off to a strong start with a number of releases available for digital download, some with tangible counterparts. To learn more about Table & Chairs Records and their releases and artists scope out the link above.

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UW’S RAINY DAWG RADIO 10th BIRTHDAY

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The University of Washington’s Rainy Dawg Radio the local nonprofit college radio station run by students, was founded this very day in 2001. The Rainy Dawg is celebrating its birthday tonight at Meany Hall with an acoustic performance from John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats. The station’s general manager Omar Shaukat said Darnielle will be the most prominent musician to headline one of the station’s birthday shows in its ten years of broadcasting. Opening for Darnielle will be local musician Jesy Fortino, aka Tiny Vipers, whose 2009 Sub Pop-released full-length Life on Earth earned critical acclaim. Shaukat said that he and others at Rainy Dawg Radio loved that album and they wanted to include a local component to the show. The show starts at 8:00 PM and tickets are still available for UW students at By George for $12 and for the general public online at the link above.

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UWTV NEEDS FILMS AND PANELISTS FOR NEW INDEPENDENT FILM TELEVISION SERIES

UWTV
UWTV and the Seattle International Film Festival are joining forces to create a new Independent film series and are inviting the local filmmaking community to take part. The new program will feature discussions on filmmaking with University of Washington affiliated directors, actors and production crew members, followed by on-air broadcasts of their feature-length or short films. To qualify for the program, submitted films must have been completed with the participation of a University of Washington student, alumni or employee, and this connection must be detailed in application documents. If selected, UWTV will provide exposure and promotion of the film and crewmember(s) to its statewide and international audiences. Get on it quick: the deadline for submission is Monday, January 10. For more details visit the link above.

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