Friday, August 8 2014

Friday, August 8th at Seattle Center’s International Fountain, directly after the Mural Amphitheater event with Yppah, Katie Kate, IG88 and Anomie Belle.

Seattle Center and Decibel proudly presents, Decibel Night At The Fountain of Light…

An audio/visual performance previewing music and visual art from the upcoming 2014 Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art and New Media

It’s a summer celebration at the International Fountain with our Fountain of Light series. As dusk descends, we project video onto the fountain water, coupled with a live DJ spinning cutting-edge electronic dance music.

NORDIC SOUL aka Sean Horton (audio)
Decibel / Studio 4/4

BARYONYX aka David Kwan (visual)
Decibel / Lux Collective / Hush Hush Records

The Now Device /

w/ special guest TBA

8:30PM – 11:00PM // FREE!!!

Seattle Center
305 Harrison St, Seattle

Sean Horton aka Nordic Soul has long been enamored with artistic expression, the creation of music, and the technology that fuses it all together. Today he is best known as founder, curator and president of the Decibel International Festival of Electronic Music Performance Visual Art and New Media in Seattle. In 2014, Sean was named #43 on Rolling Stone’s “50 Most Important People in EDM”:

Founded in 2003, Decibel Festival has become a unique platform for exposing attendees to leading-edge multimedia art from around the globe. With a focus on live performance, interactive multimedia art, state-of-the-art sound and technology based education; Decibel has solidified itself as one of the premier electronic music festivals and promotional organizations in the world. The five-day festival program averages over 25,000 attendees a year. Over the years Decibel has hosted hundreds of events, featuring over 1,000 unique performers from over 40 countries. Outside of the annual festival program, Decibel Events producers over 60 events per year, ranging from intimate club performances to massive international festival stages.

Beyond his work with Decibel, Sean is an expert deejay, producer and performer who has been turning out dance floors since the late 90s. A lover of many musical styles, Nordic Soul’s interest and roots in techno, house, hip hop, jazz, soul, industrial, ambient and dub contribute to his diverse musical palette. Since Nordic Soul’s inception in 2002, he has shared the stage with an eclectic cross section of international talent, including Bassnectar, Moby, Major Lazer, Grimes, Boys Noize, Simian Mobile Disco, Modeselektor, DARKSIDE, Trentemoller, Four Tet, The Orb, Moodymann, Duke Dumont, Scuba, Dusky, Green Velvet, Moderat, MK, Gui Boratto, Monolake, Mount Kimbie, Matthew Dear, Theo Parrish, Justin Martin, Danny Daze and Motor City Drum Ensemble. Sean has also performed at several major festivals world-wide, including Dimensions (Croatia), MUTEK (Montreal), Communikey (Boulder) and Decibel (Seattle). Nordic Soul has released music on a wide variety of labels including K Records, Buttermilk Records, Peloton and Basic_Sounds.

Baryonyx is the alias of Visual artist / VJ David Kwan based in the Pacific Northwest and is the current Art Director for Decibel. He has performed visuals at various Seattle venues and events including Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, Triple Door, Neumos / Barboza, The Crocodile, Chop Suey, Baltic Room, Re-Bar, Fred Wildlife and Vermillion.

Some of the music artists he has had the pleasure to work with include : Andy Stott, Mount Kimbie, Bondax, XXYYXX, Giraffage, Kid Smpl, Jimi Jaxon and more.

Scott Keva James is a visualist focused on live composition and live visual environments. He uses cameras to cull interesting sequences from reality at large and software tools to then crush, push, re-time and trim these captures to essentials for live, rhythmic play. His sets and performances take this accretion of intentionally disassembled material and reorganize it to create hypnogogic explorations. He has a keen interest in time (as motion, rhythm and sequence), texture (as shape, light and shadow) and flow (as experienced in live, improvised performance). Lyrical patterns emerge, slide along the continuum between organic and inorganic, nature and artifice, abstract and concrete, and then, through repetition, evolve.

Combining backgrounds in spatial design, music, theater, multi-media and programming, Scott strives to move live visual art out of and beyond the constraints of a film/TV paradigm, towards its own space. In pursuit of new horizons for live visual media, he develops video mixing software, teaches multimedia in a studio setting, and designs/produces/performs The Now Devices’ new generation of multimedia stage shows, combining live video with live orchestral music.

In 2001 Scott joined the collective where his work included performances at Seattle’s Experience Music Project and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2004 he co-founded the visual events services and production company, The Now Device. Scott performs at and for local art organizations, large corporate shows, – one-off club shows and parties, and spent nearly two years as the visual resident and then producer at Oscillate, a weekly eclectic electronic music night in Seattle. Most recently, Scott has been playing visuals and music, collaborating and performing with electronic and other artists and musicians in New York, Washington, Colorado and Ohio.