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Sound Culture


Sound Culture is an organization for the enhancement of creative music
and sound art based in Bellingham, Washington. Its central mission is
to nurture and present musical forms that have been somewhat
under-represented: modern chamber music, all types of electronic
music, experimental folk and jazz, fringe pop, strange hybrids, etc.;
we're interested in artistic quality and a sense of creative
adventure. Sound Culture works with Western Washington University,
Boogie Universal and other organizations and venues to put on the
Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival (BEAF) as well as smaller events
year round. We bring artists and educators that fascinate us into the
community and simultaneously promote local artists that are pushing



Adventures Festival 2015


Sound Culture & the WWU College of Fine and Performing Arts present a festival of adventurous music, sound art, and intermedia on the campus of Western Washington University from April 30 to May 3. Featuring four evening concerts as well as lectures, installations, presentations and open rehearsals, SC 'Adventures' Fest explores experimental strains of pop, ambient, noise, and hybrid genres; as well as multiple aesthetics of electroacoustic, modern classical and free improvisation.


Sound Culture Adventures 2015 confirmed lineup:Eve Beglarian (NYC)
Giacomo Fiore (Bay area)
Beauty School (Djll/Heule/Chandler)(Bay area)
Bill Horist (Seattle)
Cristina Valdes (Seattle)
Paul DeMarinis (Bay area)
Rocco DiPietro (OH) 
Simon Hutchinson (Missoula)
Steve Sehman / Melanie Sehman (B'ham)
Equus (B'ham)
Lesley Sommer (B'ham)
Susan Haines (B'ham)
John Friesen (B'ham)
J.C. Combs (Seattle)
Falling Up Stairs (B'ham)
Mindmeld (B'ham)
Twin Sibling (B'ham) 
Ego Eimi (B'ham)
illogicians (B'ham)
Rubix Shoes (B'ham)
various WWU chamber combos TBA



Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival 2004-2013

Currently taking a little sime off, the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival (BEAF) features a compelling roster of international, national, and regional artists presenting and performing a wide variety of electronic music, visual art, and installation art. Electroacoustic composition, electropop, sound art, electronica, experimental hip-hop, noise, electronic dance, and ambient music are presented both in separate showcases and side by side. Taking place in downtown Bellingham and on the campus of Western Washington University, BEAF also includes lectures and panel discussions with leading artists and scholars, as well as a hands-on vintage synthesizer expo. Nestled on North Puget Sound between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, Bellingham is a beautiful place to experience a unique festival designed to open eyes, ears, and minds.

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