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Seattle Obscura Society: Seattle Phonographers Union at Georgetown Steam P...

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Georgetown Steam Plant

6605 13th Ave S

Seattle, WA 98108

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Join the Atlas Obscura Society Seattle for a private performance with the Seattle Phonographers Union at Georgetown Steam Plant.

The Seattle Phonographers Union is a collective of artists from various backgrounds—music, visual art, audio engineering, nature recording, film/video game sound—who engage in group improvisation using only field recordings gathered by group members in the so-called "real world." All sounds are presented as originally recorded, with only minimal editing and equalization; no other digital signal processing is used to transform them into "electronic music." The goal is not to excite, confuse or entertain per se, but to attend to the world, which is much more detailed and diverse than any one person’s perception of it. For this performance, group members will focus on using sounds that are recorded in, or evocative of, the Georgetown Steam Plant.

The Georgetown Steam Plant, a National Historic Landmark, stands today as a reminder of the era of electrification of America's cities and a time when industry was first attracted to Seattle by its inexpensive hydroelectric power and electric trolley car system. The plant provides a great current and historical vista and can still be seen from the core of Georgetown along 13th Avenue South. Built in 1906-1907 by the Seattle Electric Company on 18 acres of land along the Duwamish River, the plant was once at the center of the bustling residential and industrial activity in the rapidly growing Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.

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  • 10 percent of each ticket sold will be donated to the Georgetown Steam Plant.
  • Directions to the steam plant can be found here. Do not use GPS or GoogleMaps, as you will get lost.
  • Limited parking available on-site. Carpools and public transportation are encouraged. If on-site parking is full, visitors may be requested to find parking off-site, including local neighborhood streets. Seattle City Light assumes no responsibility for personal vehicles parked on- or off-site.
  • There is no seating inside the steam plant. Please bring blankets or cushions or be prepared to stand.
  • All visitors must stay in designated areas and not go beyond safety barriers or touch any of the equipment. Anyone not complying with these policies will be asked to leave the premises.
  • Camera tripods are permitted. Tripods are not allowed on the second-floor catwalk. Steam plant staff have the discretion to ask you to move a tripod. Camera flash is permitted inside the building.
  • Bags, backpacks, purses, and packages larger than 11” x 17” x 8” are not allowed inside the Steam Plant. Hazardous materials (e.g. pepper spray) and weapons of any kind are prohibited.
  • The only access to the second floor of the Steam Plant is via a steep flight of stairs. If you would like to request special assistance, please speak with a Steam Plant staff person
  • Seattle City Light provides an ADA-accessible portable toilet (aka, Honey Bucket) on the grounds. There is no plumbed restroom inside the building.

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Georgetown Steam Plant

6605 13th Ave S

Seattle, WA 98108

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