-- The Decibel Fest has been nominated for "Live Event of the Year" on Urb Magazine 's '09 Readers Poll. Voting is open to the

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Decibel Fest-Related News Roundup

--The Decibel Fest has been nominated for "Live Event of the Year" on Urb Magazine's '09 Readers Poll. Voting is open to the public until Dec. 24 here.

--Fest organizers announced the line-up for its 5th-annual NYE party at Neumos, which includes the dreamy sounds of Berlin's Apparat, Cali glitch-hopper Nosaj Thing, and fest founder Scott Horton, aka Nordic Soul. Tix available here.

-- And, finally, fest organizer/visual artist/producer Rafael Anton Irisarri will be performing alongside guitar-playing tech-geek Vance Galloway, pianist Kelly Wise, and visual artist Killingfrenzy Saturday, Dec. 19, at Chapel Performance Space. For more info on the show, including detailed performer bios, hop the jump. Irisarri, also of Ghostly International-signed The Sight Below, is currently touring along with local producer/DJ and Decibel Fest-regular Lusine in Europe. Check the video below of the duo's show in Poland for the Plateaux Festival:

"Wayward Music Series presents...

'The Fading Winter Lights Will Guide You Home'

An evening of post-minimalist, modern classical and electronic music with:

RAFAEL ANTON IRISARRI

VANCE GALLOWAY

KELLY WISE

Visual installation by KILLINGFRENZY

Saturday, December 19

5:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space (doors at 4:30 PM)

Good Shepherd Center

4649 Sunnyside Ave. N (SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford)

$10 - $15 sliding scale general admission

Rafael Anton Irisarri is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist artist based in Seattle, Washington, mostly associated with the post-classical and ambient genres of electronic

music .He is also known as the main member of shoegaze/techno act The Sight Below (on Ghostly International). Irisarri has performed extensively (either solo or with The Sight Below) throughout Europe and North America, including electronic music festivals Sonar (Barcelona), MUTEK (Montreal), DEMF (Detroit), Unsound (Krakow), and prestigious classically-oriented MITO SettembreMusica (Milan).

Veteran improvisor, composer and media technician Vance Galloway performs on prepared electronic guitar. Eschewing synthesizers, he uses his custom designed guitar, multiple

electromagnetic transducers, modified audio processing software, home-made plugins, a touch controller, violin bows and metal bars to conjure complex drones, fields of flowing harmonics, shifting grains of sound, pointalistic clicks and pops, and perhaps even a languid melody or two.

Kelly Wyse is a classically trained pianist who has received a wide range of recognition for his interpretations of piano repertoire. His background varies from classical to electronic music and experimental rock. He is committed to the presentation of engaging and open programs of new and used music for piano.

Leo Mayberry is a Seattle-based media artist, who's been active composing, coordinating and performing live video as KillingFrenzy Visuals. Projects have varied from improvisational explorations with Steve Fisk and Greg Gilmore to complicated theater performance with the Degenerate Art Ensemble. Custom applications in Max/MSP/Jitter, and an eclectic catalog of material to draw from allow the flexibility necessary to thrive in environments from gothic ambience to breakcore meltdown. Use of mirrors, motors, and non-standard screen compositions are all ways he's working to shatter the screen and release the image."

 
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