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AD: The Seattle Sound

by Amy Denio / Spoot Music



In 1994 Pino Saulo commissioned me to create an audio piece for his Battiti program on RAI3 (Italian National Radio). He requested an audio piece featuring 'local sounds, like fishing, or water'. Seattle's Grunge scene was peaking right then so I decided to create my own 'Seattle Sound'.

I went on a walkabout to capture sounds, visiting Seattle haunts such as the University District and the Pike Place Market. My friend Rar Jungle came along on the adventure. Later I composed and recorded multi-instrumental music and vocals to weave everything together.

The Seattle Sound was broadcast on various national radio stations throughout Europe.

I dedicate this piece to my dear friend Kimberly, whose voice appears at the end.


Recorded and Produced by Amy Denio:

Field Recordings in order of appearance:
Pinball & game arcade, footsteps, Post Office receipt printer, fish vendors at the Pike Place Market, alto recorder, passing cars resonating the metal grate of the University drawbridge, conversation with ancient Italian immigrant in his general store near the bridge, peach vendor at Pike Place Market, my friend Kimberly at the Post Office who was later shot dead (RIP).

Amy Denio: alto sax, accordion, electric bass, voice, toy guitar, electric guitar, Celtic harp, tambourine, drum programming and engineering.

Produced at Spoot Studios on a TASCAM 644 MIDI-Studio.

c 1994 Spoot Music, ASCAP

Photograph by Amy Denio. Public bathroom at Lincoln Park, Seattle WA.


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Amy Denio / Spoot Music Seattle, Washington

Amy Denio is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and music producer based in Seattle, WA. She's been commissioned to compose for dance, theater and film, and has received numerous grants and fellowships and collaborated with artists worldwide.

She has performed at festivals, clubs, schools, prisons, social centers and ruins throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
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