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About Untilled Sound

Cole Bratcher is a musical explorer from Seattle, Washington. He wanders the musical universe from end to end in search of new materials, patterns, concepts and tools with which to create new sounds. He performs and records under the name Untilled Sound, and is experimenting with modular synthesis and other mediums of electronic music.

Cole’s curiosity was cultivated from a young age. Growing up in Kenmore, WA, he learned to recreate ancient and beautiful works with voice and trumpet. After discovering Ska as a teenager, his tastes grew to include Rock, Punk, Metal, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Folk influences. His passion grew, culminating in an AAS in Digital Audio at Shoreline Community College, after which he began a career as an Audio/Video technician.

In 2010, Cole met and married Luz, who reminded him of his early dreams, and encouraged him to return to school and study music. He enrolled in Cornish College of the Arts, where he studied Classical and Electronic music and developed a particular fondness for interval-based tonal systems and polyrhythmic musical structure. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2013 with a Bachelors of Music in Composition, and continued composing chamber works for local Seattle Groups such as the Parnassus Project and the Seattle Composers Salon.

As Cole leaned more into Electronic music, he stumbled headfirst into the expansive world of Modular Synthesis, which has kept him enraptured ever since. On March 8, 2019, his debut EP “Transit Maps Vol. 1” was released. This collection of works based on transit maps from around the world employed both computer and modular instruments. Now Cole occasionally plays sets at modular events, and is working on new material, including more transit map pieces and an electro-metal project. He lives in Fremont, Seattle, WA, with his talented wife Luz and their two naughty cats, Sansa and Fe.