K Van Petten Live at The Sou’wester

Sat, October 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Sou'wester
3728 J Pl
WA 98644


K Van Petten

Presented by Sou’wester Arts

K Van Petten is a musician and poet based in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Their current project explores a new genre they call ‘stargaze’ — music for looking at the stars, or that will make you see stars. Their music combines layered strings, soft harmonies, and moving poetry that explore themes of multiplicity, queerness, and nostalgia, drawn from their experience as a queer, non-binary, Gemini, middle-child. Their enchanting melodies and poetic compositions transport listeners to stellar realms, inviting them to revel in the in-between, liminal spaces of sonic possibility. K started their performing as a musician in residence at a harbor bar in Chicago while living on a sailboat. They relocated to Seattle a decade ago, and most recently authored and composed ‘For Someone,’ a cassette tape of music and poetry created during their residency at Centrum in Fort Worden, Port Townsend. The cassette tape is available at Elliott Bay Books, The Vera Project vending machine, Light in the Attic Records at KEXP, and online at Hello America Stereo Cassette. One of their tape pieces was adapted into a film showcased at Northwest Film Forum and selected for SIFF’s NW Folklife Forum in 2023. Previous projects include Baddy Gold, Wet Whitman, and Everyday in February. They currently support Sonic Guild, a local music non-profit. Find out more at instagram.com/kvanpetten or katevanpetten.com.

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