MUSIC: ‘Sound Culture’ concerts offer experimental music in four events at WWU

Sound Culture is a Bellingham organization that promotes such under-represented musical forms as modern chamber music, electronic music, experimental folk and jazz, fringe-pop, and strange hybrids.

Sound Culture works with Western Washington University, Boogie Universal, and other organizations and venues to host the Bellingham Electronic Arts Festival and smaller events year-round, coordinated by Bruce Hamilton.

Four concerts will be held at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center, Thursday through Sunday, April 30-May 3. Thursday’s concert is at 8 p.m.; all others are at 7:30 p.m.

Performers Thursday are Falling Up Stairs, Rubix Shoes, Mindmeld, Twin Sibling, Ego Eimi, and Illogicians.

Performing Friday are Cristina Valdes, Rocco DiPietro, and Giacomo Fiore. DiPietro will lecture at 2 p.m.; Fiore will lecture at 3 p.m. Both talks are in PAC 47 and are free to the public.

Performing Saturday are Eve Beglarian, Beauty School, Steve and Melanie Sehman, and WWU chamber groups. Also on Saturday, Beglarian and Paul DeMarinis will speak at 11:30 a.m., and DeMarinis performs a free concert at 1 p.m. at Spark Museum of Electrical Invention.

Performing Sunday are Bill Horist and J.C. Combs, Simon Hutchinson, Equus Saxophone Quartet, Susan Haines, Lesley Sommer, and WWU chamber groups.

Tickets are $8 general; $5 students, with a $20 festival pass, available at tickets.wwu.edu. Details: soundculture.info, 360-650-3711.