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Doug Haire
Live Performances from the Seattle Underground, Pacific Northwest
Sonarchy Radio is a live performance broadcast that is a showcase for the many northwest artists who are pushing the limits of their music. Each week Jack Straw Productions in Seattle's University District hooks up it's non-profit recording studio to KEXP and sets the stage for you to sit in the middle of unique performance.

I've been a recording engineer and producer in Seattle since 1985 and am mighty pleased to be able to produce this show. Since our first broadcast in 1996 the goal of giving artists a full hour to make their work happen has been quite successful. In fact the only thing to have changed over time is that I'm listening to an increasingly broader range of new music and sound art to consider for broadcasts.

Sonarchy Radio is currently featuring a huge diversity of talent working in the outer limits of jazz, composition, noise, beats, sound art and improvisation. Listen for small acoustic ensembles and crack improv groups to 120 db laptop collectives and those large, electric funky beat sessions that Seattle is famous for. I think you may be amazed at what is happening in Seattle. As I do the live mix each week I'm thrilled to be a part of such a diverse and vibrant scene. My association with KEXP and Jack Straw Productions is equally as satisfying.

Look for sonarchy radio performances released by the artists and various labels. To date dozens of titles have been released and are a good indication that the music is really happening. For more detailed information on Sonarchy Radio, including how to get your work on the show, visit the Jack Straw website. More information about my work in the studio is at Please contact me at Thanks for listening.


Support for Sonarchy Radio comes from Foundation for Contemporary Arts.