Seattle musician Elliot Knapp is set to release his new CD, Discoveries, on Wednesday, December 11, from 6:30 p.m. at The Noble Fir (5316 Ballard Ave NW). The release is being held in conjunction with a special “Pints for Parks” fundraising event where all proceeds from CD sales and $1 from every pint sold will directly benefit ongoing habitat restoration at Discovery Park in Magnolia.
Knapp describes Discoveries as “an album-length nature sound collage” which comprises of aural field recordings that he collected this summer at Discovery Park. The recording takes the listener on an aural journey around the park’s trails and reveals the subtle environmental and animal sounds found there.
Knapp says that he created the CD as a tribute to the unique escape that Discovery Park offers Seattlites from urban life. “I find that when you start listening to the sounds going on around you, there’s almost always something musical happening,” says Knapp. “Whether it’s a randomly orchestrated chorus of birds, the ever-shifting rhythm of waves crashing on the shore, or the layered texture of wind blowing through hundreds of leaves.”
The “Pints for Parks” release party is an event that highlights The Noble Fir team’s passion for parks-related giving. Owners, Ellen Kelly and Rick Weersing have celebrated their love of and appreciation for the outdoors at The Noble Fir through numerous “Pints for Parks” events benefitting various organizations and parks including King County Parks, Golden Gardens, Washington Trails Association, and McKenzie River Trust.
All are welcome to attend the event and support habitat restoration at Discovery Park.
Click here to check out a sneak preview of Discoveries and learn more about Knapp’s music.