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The Sounds Of Summer

Steve Scher
08/10/2011 at 9:00 a.m.

Now that summer has finally arrived, what does it sound like? The rhythmic spray and twist of the lawn sprinkler. The splash of kids in the wading pool. The clink of ice in an afternoon cocktail. Does summer in the Puget Sound region sound distinctly different from summer in other places?

The Seattle Phonographers Union join us once again to explore the sounds and noises of the summer season. Send your own recordings to With your help we'll create the soundscape of the season.


Steve Peters is a composer, sound artist and producer who also oversees the Wayward Music Series in the Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. He has been a member of the Seattle Phonographers Union since 2004. He recently returned from a three–week artist residency in a tiny village in the mountains of central Portugal.

Dale Lloyd has been a sound artist, label owner, graphic designer, producer, musician and a visual artist. In 2001, he founded and/OAR, a recording label focused on presenting unique environmental recordings, sound art, avant–garde and electronic music.

Perri Lynch is a Seattle–based artist. She enjoys recording in challenging situations, while sailing and traveling. Favorite recording sites include South India, Sri Lanka, the Andaman Islands and the Amazon Rain Forest. Her favorite instrument is a hand–held compass.

Steve Barsotti is a sound artist, instrument inventor, improviser and educator. Steve is one of the original members of the Seattle Phonographers Union and has been performing with them for over six years. He is also currently the academic director of audio design technology at the Art Institute of Seattle.

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