THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE ENDE TYMES V A HUGE SUCCESS!!!! TOTALLY EPIC!!

 

re: 2016 - i'm trying to expand the pool of potential performers, so until Dec 31 2015 please feel free to send an email to endetymes@gmail.com with recommendations for artists to consider. please include URLs to recordings. i'm especialy interested in getting more artists of color, women, and queer performers in the pool

there are 2 simple rules:
- no more than 5 artists per person
- please don't tell me i should book your own project, or your GF/BF/husband/wife/son/daughter/Granpa/Granma's project

if you want to mail submissions of your own work please address them to:

Bob Bellerue
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave
Brooklyn NY 11206

also please get in touch if you are playing in the NYC area.

tx
Bb

 

 

 

ENDE TYMES V

FESTIVAL OF NOISE AND ABSTRACT LIBERATION

13-17 MAY 2015

KNOCKDOWN CENTER & SILENT BARN & OUTPOST ARTISTS RESOURCES

May 13 Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth
May 14-16 Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave, Bushwick
May 17 Outpost Artists Resources, 1665 Norman St, Ridgewood

confirmed artists:
Z'EV
Metalux
Dead Machines
Pharmakon
Lary7
Gen Ken Montgomery
Chris Goudreau
Arcane Device
Thomas Dimuzio
Facialmess (Japan)
Jah Excretion (Japan)
Sputnik Trio (Chile)
Hyena Hive (Quebec)
One Dark Eye
R. Jencks Scant
Bastard Noise
Grandpa
Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski
Don Dietrich & C. Spencer Yeh
Long Distance Poison & Jonas Bers
Bob Bellerue & Wanda Gala
Isa X & Ginny Benson
Laundry Room Squelchers
Pedestrian Deposit
Daniel Neumann
Crank Sturgeon
Clang Quartet
Xome
Acre
Greg Fox
work/death
Gordon Ashworth
Raven Chacon
Kyle Eyre Clyd
Jeff Donaldson
Carver Audain
Taskmaster
Timeghost
Dromez
Tinnitusstimulus
Fatale
Tralphaz
Zeek Sheck
Don Haugen
Dreamcrusher
Jason Zeh
Decimus
Mister Matthews
Kenny Curwood
Developer
SADAF
Secret Boyfriend
Postcommodity
KHF
Philip White
Constrain
Limax Maximus
Wrong Hole
Sterile Garden
Andorkappen
Julia Santoli
Harness

 

Festival passes and advance tickets for the events at Silent Barn are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1556460

 

Schedule:

Wednesday May 13 @ Knockdown ($20 donation at the door)
6:00 PM Opening reception for Festival, with installations by Daniel Neumann, Postcommodity, and Bob Bellerue
7:30 PM Bob Bellerue & Wanda Gala performance
8:00 PM Sputnik Trio (Chile)
8:30 PM Julia Santoli
9:00 PM Timeghost
9:30 PM Lary7
10:00 PM Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski
10:30 PM Z'EV
11:00 PM Greg Fox

Thursday May 14 @ Knockdown Center (details here)
2-6pm Non-representational Spatial Sound Composition workshop with Daniel Neumann

Thursday May 14 @ Silent Barn ($15 via browpapertickets.com or at the door)
8:00 PM Mister Matthews
8:20 PM Philip White
8:40 PM Limax Maximus
9:00 PM Sterile Garden
9:20 PM Sadaf H. Nava
9:40 PM Dreamcrusher
10:00 PM Wrong Hole
10:20 PM Andorkappen
10:40 PM Tralphaz
11:00 PM Raven Chacon
11:20 PM Tinnitusstimulus
11:40 PM Taskmaster
12:00 AM Secret Boyfriend
12:20 AM Decimus
12:40 AM Clang Quartet
1:10 AM Laundry Room Squelchers

Friday May 15 @ Knockdown Center (details here)
2-6pm Non-representational Spatial Sound Composition workshop with Daniel Neumann

Friday May 15 @ Silent Barn ($20 via browpapertickets.com or at the door)
8:00 PM Harness
8:20 PM Constrain
8:40 PM KHF
9:00 PM Don Haugen
9:30 PM Don Dietrich & C. Spencer Yeh
10:00 PM Zeek Sheck
10:30 PM Gordon Ashworth
11:00 PM Thomas Dimuzio
11:30 PM Arcane Device
12:00 AM Metalux
12:30 AM Jah Excretion
1:00 AM Jason Zeh
1:20 AM Developer
1:40 AM Work/death

Saturday May 16 @ Knockdown Center (free)
2-6pm open hours for installations by Daniel Neumann, Postcommodity, and Bob Bellerue

Saturday May 16 @ Outpost Artists Resources (free)
3:00 PM discussion with Z'EV, Gordon Ashworth, Kyle Eyre Clyd, Jason Zeh, and Don Haugen
5:00 PM Special Preview Screening of Heart Beat Ear Drum, a film about Z’EV, directed by Ellen Zweig. A short Q&A will follow

Saturday May 16 @ Silent Barn ($20 via browpapertickets.com, or at the door)
8:00 PM Postcommodity
8:20 PM Fatale
8:40 PM Acre
9:00 PM Crank Sturgeon
9:30 PM Dromez
9:50 PM Xome
10:10 PM Pedestrian Deposit
10:40 PM Chris Goudreau
11:00 PM Facialmess
11:30 PM Dead Machines
12:00 AM Bastard Noise
12:30 AM Pharmakon
12:50 AM Hyena Hive
1:10 AM One Dark Eye
1:30 AM R. Jencks Scant
1:50 AM Granpa

Sunday May 17 @ Knockdown Center (free)
2-6pm open hours for installations by Daniel Neumann, Postcommodity, and Bob Bellerue

Sun May 17 @ Outpost Artists Resources ($10 at the door)
5:00 PM video screenings:
Katherine Liberovskaya with Phill Niblock "Rice & Flowers"
Bob Bellerue and Jeff Donaldson "Issue Chambers"
Brendon Fontanella "Pinksound"
Don Haugen "Metal Fingers Scraping at the Sky"
Emily Pelstring "Doing My Rounds, Checking Some Rounds"
Eric Ostrowski "Alien Hunting"
Jean Bourbonnais "The Principia"
jonathan borges "Everyday Loneliness - n.w."
Jordan Marty "Some Song"
Justin Lincoln "The Stroboscope
Masayuki Kawai "Video Feedback Aleatoric no.12"
Mathew Galindo "Losing Her Memory"
Matteo Pasin "Molar Formations: Urban Cuts"
Matthew Caron "Mark Dwinell 'Drive' music video"
Max Alper "Concussionovertones"
Michele Rave "Grassani Thysanura's Cut"
Mikey Peterson "Slip Away"
Robin Dupuis "Lixiviat"
Sam Mattacott "Inutile - Andrea Dworkin - The Left Cannot Have its Whores and its Politics Too"
Scott Kiernan "Song of the Soft Cigarette"
Suzy Poling "Black White Spectrum Infinity"
T.R. Pickerill "Void"
Victoria Keddie "Aelita"

8:00 PM Carver Audain
8:30 PM Kenny Curwood
9:00 PM Isa X & Ginny Benson
9:30 PM Long Distance Poison & Jonas Bers
10:00 PM Gen Ken Montgomery
10:30 PM Kyle Eyre Clyd
11:00 PM Jeff Donaldson

 

ARTIST BIOS:

 

Z'EV
since 1976 presenting acoustic percussion based catacoustic events
since 2009 presenting cine-cussion events:
electronic percussion accompanying primarily liquid cymatic visuals
this will be premiere cine-cussion event in usa
more info: rhythmajik.com

 

Metalux has been a part of the Experimental Music and Noise Landscape since the mid 90’s. Operating under the creativeness of esteemed avant-navigators, MV Carbon and J. Gräf, Metalux is undoubtedly responsible for some of the most distinctly unusual experimental music of the past decade. Ever since banding together, the duo’s numerous recorded and live works have rendered a suitable explanation of all that encompasses their vanguard productions. The disjointedly colliding yet ingeniously intersecting torrents of homemade electronics, tape delay, blaring riffs relayed via both guitar and synth, and subsonic rhythms are all masterfully rendered into a peculiarly riveting design which only Carbon and Gräf seem to hold the secret to. While potentially resembling some of the mechanization of accustomed song-forms, Metalux’s inventive abstraction carries the finished exclamations past whatever barriers divide familiarity and innovation. Metalux has 27 releases including LPs on Hanson, Load, 5rc, Rescipiscent and Veglia, and self-released limited edition pieces.
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metalux


Dead Machines is the improvising duo of Tovah Olson (PolyAmory, Wooden Wand And The Vanishing Voice, Tovinator) and John Olson (Wolf Eyes, founder of American Tapes). Using of handmade electronics, reed instruments, tape manipulation, and blistering volume, they create hazy post-psychedelic landscapes.
More info: http://americantapes.us/deadmachines.html


Pharmakon is Margaret Chardiet, from Brooklyn NY
More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/1446288-Pharmakon


Born in Buffalo, New York, Lary 7 is a multimedia alchemist who coaxes profane, inscrutable sounds and images from various mysterious devices. His work mainly features vintage and forgotten electronic instruments and technologies. In the past he has taken the unique approach of modifying household appliances in order to give them a musical voice. As an artist, he uses analogue equipment whenever possible, steering away from digital. Lary 7's work has been related to the uncertain outcomes of a magician or scientist determined to see his projects through to their (il)logical ends. He is a co-founder of Plastickville Records and has been a major figure in the New York experimental underground music scene since 1970. In the course of the past decades he has worked on exceptional musical projects with diverse artists, such as Jimi Tenor, Jarboe, Foetus, Tony Conrad, Alexander Hacke, Larry Mullins, Dorit Chrysler, Bernhard Gal, Jakob Kirkegard, Kent Montgomery, Michael Evans and Gordon Monahan.
More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/226532-Lary-Seven

 

Gen Ken Montgomery is a New York-based artist whose involvement in the cassette-culture and mail-art movements of the late seventies led to the creation, in 1989, of the first sound art gallery in New York City: Generator. Located first in the East Village and later in Chelsea, Generator’s wide scope and novel approach toward audio art made it a vector-point for some of the most interesting and important artists from around the world. Generator re-incarnated briefly at AVA gallery in 2013 and at the Print Shop in MoMA PS1 in 2014). Montgomery is the founder of A.T.M.O.T.W. —(Art is Throwing Money Out The Window (www.atmotw.com) — and Generator Sound Art (www.GeneratorSoundArt.org), and he co-founded the seminal experimental music labels Generations Unlimited and Pogus Productions. Since the early eighties Montgomery has composed multi-channel sound works. He often performs in total darkness. More recently he has been focusing on visual art, collage, bookmaking, and international correspondence art via postcards. As the Minister of Lamination (a.k.a. Egnekn) he is the world’s foremost practitioner of sonic Lamination Rituals. Montgomery has collaborated with a wide variety of artists including Conrad Schnitzler, Andrea Beeman, David Lee Myers (Arcane Device), Zoe Beloff, Michael Zodorozny (Crash Course in Science), and Istvan Kantor (Monty Cantsin). Montgomery’s music has been released on the finest labels in the world - Noise Below, Chocolate Monk, VOD Records, De Fabriek, Esplendor Geometrico, Staalplaat, Banned Productions, Firework Editions, XI Records, GD Stereo, Pogus, Tellus, Touch, XV Parowek, and Generations Unlimited.
More info: genkenmontgomery.com

 

Chris Goudreau better know under for his project SICKNESS, started to create/destroy sound in or about 1988. Starting out as straight-forward, full blast, harsh electronic purity; SICKNESS was a contrast and collection of harsh noise filled with quick cuts between sources, hard rapid fire loops, sheet metal crash and harsh electronics/feedback. Sets under his own name pull more from musique concrete but still keeping the harsh noise close at hand.. It's active seeking to push, pull, or shove the listener into the theme of each piece moving them as the sounds shift and flow.
"Goudreau’s stuff was tense, and menacing. Sounds reminiscent of passing traffic, or distant voices in an airport, suddenly shorted out or were obliterated in a burst of noise, as Goudreau’s hands moved across the equipment with the deftness of a piano player." Brian Slattery, New Haven Independent
More info: sickness999.com/

 

 

David Lee Myers, aka Arcane Device, is a sound and visual artist living in New York City. He has produced music based on feedback principles since 1987, using his unique "feedback machines". Myers has had twenty-five recordings released by Generator, Recommended, Silent, RRRecords, Staalplaat, Line, Pogus, and other labels. Four albums were created with Hamburg's Asmus Tietchens, and two with electronic pioneer Tod Dockstader. Further collaborations produced CDs with composers Thomas Dimuzio, Ellen Band, and Marco Oppedisano. He is currently developing new electronics and performing Arcane Device live for the first time since the 1990s.
More info: pulsewidth.com

 

Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, sound designer, mastering engineer, label proprietor, and music technologist residing in San Francisco, California. Inspired as much by John Cage as Led Zeppelin, Dimuzio's music is like a sonic excursion that transports the listener into other worldly aural realms. Dimuzio's recordings have been released internationally by ReR Megacorp, Asphodel, RRRecords, No Fun Productions, Sonoris, Drone Records, Record Label Records, Odd Size, Seeland, and other independent labels. Among his collaborators are Chris Cutler, Dan Burke, Joseph Hammer, Anla Courtis, Nick Didkovsky, Due Process, Voice of Eye, Fred Frith, David Lee Myers, 5uu's, Matmos, Wobbly and Negativland. “His work has a narrative, filmic tug that will draw you into its dark corners, ears alert… brilliant and rarely less than entertaining.” —Peter Marsh, BBC.
More info: thomasdimuzio.com

 

FACIALMESS. TOKYO BASED ENGLISH HARSH NOISE LOOPS AND CUTS ACTIVE SINCE 1997, FIRST US SHOW.
More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/216089-Facialmess

 

JAH EXCRETiON iS PSYCHEDELiC AMBiENT NOiSE PROJECT.FROM TOKYO)))
More info: jahexcretion.tumblr.com

 

SPUTNIK Trio - A project created by Toto Alvarez, improviser and experimental musician. It is an ensemble of variable format that works and wanders between compositions, free improvisation and noise. Use a variety of resources, whether instruments, objects, household waste, electronic, radio and tapes. His concept and construction of sound are an acoustic weave is installed in a space that devours and recycles itself. For Ende Tymes Festival they will play in trio format; with the musicians:
Isidora Edwards, cello
Sebastian Tapia, guitar - objects
Toto Alvarez guitar - objects and electromagnetic trash
More info: http://acefalorec.com/sputnik

 

Hyena Hive was born in 2005 in Montreal. Blending elements of noise, power electronics, musique concrète and industrial aesthetics, they are known for their intense and physical presence on stage. They have been invited to such festivals as Mutek, Suoni per il popolo and Festival du Nouveau Cinema. Lately, the duo has worked in the Cinema Abattoir film collective and has been collaborating with the experimental filmaker and performer Karl Lemieux.
More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/726546-Hyena-Hive

 

Scant is Matt Boettke

 

The Bastard Noise was founded in 1991 by Henry Barnes, W. T. Nelson and Eric Wood, initially as a side project of powerviolence band Man Is The Bastard, and has since included John Wiese, Joel Connell, Aimee Artz, Jesse Appelhans, and Danny Walker as members. Although The Bastard Noise utilizes many instruments, the project has come to be known and recognized by the idiosyncratic sound of their purpose-crafted gear unique to the project. Recently the project has come full circle with a return to a powerviolence/progressive repertoire and traditional instrumentation such as amplified bass guitar, keys and drums. Many of their recordings were self-released, the rest were issued by labels such as Alien8, Deep Six, Gravity, Ground Fault Recordings, Hear More!, Helicopter Records, Housepig, Kitty Play, MSBR Records, Relapse, Thumbprint Press, Triage and Vermiform. More info: http://www.bastardnoise.com

 

Grandpa is someone you may know, or will meet soon enough.... if you figure it out please keep it on the DL for good goddam reason. seriously

 

MARCIA BASSETT AND SAMARA LUBELSKI ­ Heavy pairing of NYC based improvisational duo; both musicians have played crucial roles in the development of underground sound over the last 20 years. Using primarily affected guitar (Bassett) and violin (Lubelski), their sound is characterized by devastating long­form drones that create a sonic weaponry of cosmic dissonance swelling into terrifying dark and frozen space. Their first LP, Sunday Night, Sunday Afternoon, was released on KYE in 2012, followed by their latest release, 110 Livingston St., released by Golden Lab in 2015. More info: http://www.discogs.com/Marcia-Bassett-Samara-Lubelski-Sunday-Night-Sunday-Afternoon/release/3510901

 


Don Dietrich is a saxophonist and founding member of New York City based improvisational group, Borbetomagus. Recently, he has become involved with the noise/free jazz "supergroup" The New Monuments (with C. Spencer Yeh and Ben Hall).
More info: http://www.borbetomagus.com/

 

C. Spencer Yeh is recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, composer, and improviser, as well as his music project Burning Star Core. Recent presentations of work include The Companion at the Liverpool Biennial, Modern Mondays at MoMA, In Tones From Light to Dark at Performa 13, Synth Nights at The Kitchen, All Ears Festival in Oslo Norway, Excursus IV at the ICA Philadelphia, Borderline Festival at the Onassis Cultural Centre Athens Greece, Kinomuzeum at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Kunsthalle Stavanger Norway, the Pérez Art Museum in Miami FL, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston TX, and a Jerome Foundation Commission from Roulette Intermedium. Yeh also collaborated with Triple Canopy for their contribution to the Whitney Biennial in 2014. He is currently a 2015 Artist-in-Residence at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn NY. Recent recorded works include Ambient (with Robert Piotrowicz), 1975 (as C. Spencer Yeh), Transitions (as CS Yeh), and Wake Up Awesome, a collaboration with Okkyung Lee and Lasse Marhaug on the Software label. A collection of voice-based works, Solo Voice I - X, will be published by Primary Information in 2015. Yeh volunteers as a programmer and trailer editor for Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn NY. His video works are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix. He is also a contributing editor to BOMB magazine.
More info: dronedisco.com

 

Long Distance Poison's "compositions" take many forms, mirroring and employing strategies found in contemporary noise, drone, and other forms of electronic music. Started by Nathan Cearley and Erica Bradbury, the duo focuses on the development of long form works that emerge from a play and negotiation between conceptual, tonal and modal maps and their displacements and alterations as they are traversed in real time performance. Using modular and analog synthesizers, the works usually follow three slow movements and range from delicate drones to heavy thick sludge to minimal and spatially porous zones to sequenced patterns and rhythmic noise. The final outcomes tend to be the product of pseudo-random processes, random processes and improvised keyboard work. Focusing on one root at length, the pair explore the "inside" of a key and sometimes simply one "note" as a means for slowing down time in a weirdo experiment in communicating with the mysterious. More info: http://longdistancepoison.org/

 

Jonas Bers spends most of his free time in his attic in Kingston NY, soldering together bits of old video equipment in search of the harshest audiovisual experience possible. His current work is minimal, abrasive, and focused on sound as a byproduct of image. More info: http://jonasbers.wordpress.com/

 

Bob Bellerue is a noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn NY. Over the last 25+ years he has been involved in a wide range of creative activities – experimental electronic music, junk metal percussion ensembles, Balinese gamelan, sound scores for dance/theater/video/performance art, and installation art. Bob's work utilizes custom electronics and programming, incorporating feedback, prepared field recordings, de-musicalized instruments, and found oscillators. He is in the midst of long-term collaborations with the choreographer Wanda Gala, and plays regularly as a solo artist, in KILT (with Raven Chacon and Sandor Finta), and in collaboration with many others (Z'EV, Mister Matthews, and Philip White, most recently). Bob's work has been presented at the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, New Genre Festival, CEAIT Festival, Ende Tymes Festival, Denver Noise Fest, Experimental Intermedia, Issue Project Room, Diapason Sound Gallery, Roulette, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Noise Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, PDX Noise Festival, Radio Epsilonia (Paris), WFMU, WKCR, WNYC, KFJC, KXLU, East Village Radio, Stanford University, The New School, UCSD, and UCLA. His discography includes dozens of releases on Banned Productions, P-Tapes, RRR Records, Love Earth Music,Prison Tatt Records, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Zelphabet, Anarchymoon Recordings, Sleepy Hollow Editions, Peyote Tapes, and Important Records (as a member of Tecumseh). He curates and produces noise and experimental music events on a regular basis, including the Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation. He was formerly based in Los Angeles, where he ran the sub-garde experimental music/performance space the Il Corral, and curated the Beyond Music series and festival. More info: bobbellerue.net

 

WANDA GALA is a choreographer and ethnochoreologist from the US whose professional interest in the embodiment of cultural phenomenon unifies her practical, academic, and artistic work. Her work is rooted in an ethnographic and anthropological approach to researching dance and human movement systems. Individual and collaborative, film, installation, site specific, street and theatre works have been presented at: The American Dance Festival, Barnsdall Art Park, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, the Wiltern Theatre, Arden2, California Institute of the Arts, Cal State Northridge, the Smell, the Il Corral, the Salvation Theatre, and various marked and unmarked locations such as: The Highline (NYC), The North Burial Grounds (RI), The Dunmore Caves (IRL), Bank District, Warsaw (PL), Hollywood Blvd (CA), McBean Pkwy (CA), N. Heliotrope Blvd (CA), Oceanside Park (CA), and Figueroa Blvd (CA). More info: wandagala.com

 

Ginny Benson uses analogue and thrift technology to create improvisational video works. She is one third of the audio/visual experiment Brat Pit. For this performance she will live mix from various VHS and live camera sources to generate a real time video collage. More info: http://gin-be.tumblr.com/video

 

Isa X is Dylan Hay. More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/1845690-Isa-Christ

 

Laundry Room Squelchers: "Some facts about a man named Rat Bastard: Born Frank Falestra and unceremoniously given his current moniker by The Drills he recorded 20 years ago, he lives in Miami, three blocks away from the thong-riddled shores of South Beach.. He’s recorded Blowfly, Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, The Eat, the Mavericks, Harry Pussy, none of whom anyone gave a queef about at the time, and he currently runs a recording studio in his tiny, immaculate, one-bedroom condo. He’s been playing improvised noise on guitar and bass and electric violin in an unsavory part of town at a lovable dive bar called Churchill’s pretty much every week night since 1983. As legend has it, one night a patron fed up with Rat’s incessant rumble stormed the stage and put a gun to his head. 'Go ahead and pull the trigger,' Rat told him, 'cause I ain’t stopping'.” (V•ce Magazine)
More info: http://www.squelchers.com/

 

One Dark Eye is Rodger Stella. More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/298362-One-Dark-Eye

 

Jon Borges began Pedestrian Deposit in the Winter of 2000, with the concept of combining layers of electronic sound with no pre-determined relation to one another until mixed. The project slowly evolved to incorporate elements of harsh noise, tape collage, field recordings and glitch music resulting in a prolific few years of rich and dynamic compositions on such labels as Hospital Productions, Hanson Records, and Jon’s own label, Monorail Trespassing, to name a few. After a few years hiatus, Pedestrian Deposit returned in the fall of 2008 with the addition of multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Shannon Kennedy, and her elements of cello, violin and amplified, bowed and manipulated objects. More info: http://pedestriandeposit.bandcamp.com/

 

 

Daniel Neumann is a Brooklyn-based sound artist, organizer and professional audio engineer, originally from Germany. He holds a master's degree in media art from the Academy of Visual Art Leipzig and also studied electronic music composition under Emanuele Casale in Catania, Italy. A strong focus of Neumann, throughout all 3 of his different occupations, is how sound interacts with space and how spaces can be shaped by sound. In his artistic practice he is working in hybrid installation-performance formats, blurring the lines of distinction between these categories often seen as polar opposites. He is using conceptual and often collaborative strategies to explore sound, sound material and its modulation through space, situation and media. He has presented work at Fridman Gallery, MoMA PS1, Pratt Institute, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, Sculpture Center New York, Eigen & Art Gallery Leipzig, Skolska28 Prague, Lothringer13 Munich and many more. Curatorially he runs a monthly series in New York City (CT-SWaM) that engages in spatial sound works and focussed listening. And he is involved in Contour Editions Installation - a section of the experimental label focussed on presenting sound installations and multi-channel pieces.
More info: http://danielneumann.org

 

Crank Sturgeon has been at it for over two decades and countless timezones. Whether he's directing an orchestra using cue cards, fingerprinting six hundred art patrons' middle fingers, or leading a midnight parade -- wearing thirty gallons of water in each pant leg -- these impositions create an intersection between comfort and calamity. It is this junction, the marriage of unlikeable strategies with cocksure optimism, that has become Crank Sturgeon's trademark <ø))~~~§<
More info: cranksturgeon.com

 

"CLANG QUARTET is a performance by Scotty Irving (Me). Since the first show in 1997, it has changed a lot over the years. At this time, it is an even mixture of Harsh Noise/Percussion/and Performance Art. The show is an abstract journey of my walk in life without Jesus Christ, his death and resurrection, and then my life WITH Jesus as Lord and Savior. All the props I use during the show are also sound instruments, including any mask or other item. Any questions? ASK ME! Also see http://www.facebook.com/clangquartet andhttp://www.youtube.com/user/clangquartet1967 .Thanks and God bless you" 

 

Xome is a harsh noise music project conceived and operated by Bob Scott. Xome first started experimenting with dissonant forms of music in 1989 but the first organized live performance in Tokyo in 1994 marks the true activation of the project. Now based in Sacramento, CA, Xome has evolved into a highly refined and extremely harsh noise music unit by means of improvised manipulation of sound generating and processing equipment. Past Xome performances have shared the same bill with artists such as Incapacitants, C.C.C.C., Killer Bug, Merzbow, Otomo Yoshihide, Seiichi Yamamoto, (Boredoms, Omoide Hatoba), Violent Onsen Geisha, Pain Jerk, Death Squad, Government Alpha, TV Pow, Daniel Menche, Kazumoto Endo, K2, Emil Beaulieau, Melt Banana, MSBR, Stimbox, Prurient, Thomas Dimuzio, Cock E.S.P., Pedestrian Deposit, Black Leather Jesus, T.E.F., Sickness, Pop Culture Rape Victim, Vertonen, Guilty Connector and many, many more. Xome has over 45 audio and video releases from several different music labels. More info: http://www.xome.org/

 

Acre is Aaron Davis from Portland OR. More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/668589-Acre

 

“Good drummers aren’t uncommon. Great ones are. We still mourn Keith Moon of the Who and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin as the jolly bashers of modernity. Here comes the future, they seemed to be telling us with their sensational ka-blammo. Together, they popularized the notion that, in rock-and-roll, a drummer’s unsolemn duty is to establish a sense of time while happily smashing it to bits. Greg Fox reactivates that idea for the Information Age.” - chris richards, washington post
Greg Fox is known for his work with various projects, including Family of Love, Teeth Mountain, The Dan Deacon Ensemble, GDFX, Guardian Alien, Man Forever, The Boredoms Boadrum 88, and Liturgy. Greg studied drumming with Thurman Barker (Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor), Marvin "Bugalu" Smith (Sun Ra, Archie Shepp), and Guy Licata (Bill Laswell, Dr. Israel, Apsci). More info: http://www.infinitelimbs.com/

 

Providence, Rhode Island based work/death, operated by Scott Reber, is an intersection of musique concrete, electro-acoustic improv and composition, field-recording, drone, harsh noise, physical performance, and the pop song. As the name suggests it is a labor of determination, focus, and quality accumulating over a lifetime. For the past 10 years he has synthesized sounds of the 20th century. His multimodal composition process navigates effortlessly between the intellectualist-avant-garde and the noise underground with its violent removal of musical structures. Paraphrasing Reber himself, "David Tudor or Alvin Lucier as prototype wall noise via early mapping of crunch, crumble, cracks, crackle, ruptures,space, and moving air that would later be central to the rita, macronympha." More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/283725-WorkDeath

 

Gordon Ashworth is from Portland OR. More info: http://gordonashworth.com/

 

Originally from the Navajo Reservation, Raven Chacon has been composing chamber music, performing noise music, and creating installation artworks since 1999. His projects include the noise trio KILT with Bob Bellerue and Sandor Finta; Mesa Ritual with William Fowler Collins; Summer Assassins with John Dieterich; the desert thrash/noise band Tenderizor and ongoing collaborations with sound artist Robert Henke and string quartet ETHEL. He is also the conductor of the large ensemble Death Convention Singers, member of the Postcommodity art collective, and co-runs the Spirit Abuse arts space in Albuquerque, NM.
More info: spiderwebsinthesky.com

 

Kyle Eyre Clyd: In 2008 then-performance artist and DIY curator Kyle Eyre Clyd began her solo noise project using unclaimed electronics left behind at her residence, Brooklyn's Silent Barn. Since then, her semi-outsider status—as a Southerner among the Northeast's local scenes, a non-musician amongst musicians, a woman amongst men—has allowed her to develop a unique voice, tangential to the harsh noise genre. Her most recent album, titled “Pale Dawn Creeps,” was released on Alga Marghen's sublabel HALATERN, etc. this past July. She has played for audiences at the Stone, PPOW Gallery, Sculpture Center, live on WFMU, on the Columbia New Music Hour, on US tours, and at festivals including Ende Tymes and INC NOLA. She currently divides her time between upstate NY where she is a Music/Sound MFA student at Bard College and her birthplace of New Orleans. More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/1845688-Kyle-Clyde

 

Jeff Donaldson is an artist who works with audio/visual feedback systems. Beginning with guitar and video camera feedback in the 1980s, this interest was then applied to circuitry and interactive installations at the start of the new millennium. More info: http://notendo.com

 

Carver Audain's sound work engages physicality, transition, and temporality. Gathering from a palette constituted of environmental and instrumental recordings, he weaves immersive and textural sonic tapestries intended for dispersal via multichannel systems. More info: http://www.carveraudain.com/

 

TASKMASTER is a harsh noise project currently based in Montreal, QC. TASKMASTER has been active since 2005, touring North America playing festivals (Noise!, Vancouver Noise Fest, Pure Harsh Noise Worship, Eugene Noise Fest, Eyes Behind the Wall, etc.) and has released material on various labels (Troniks, Harsh Head Rituals, Trash Rituals, rundownsun, Militant Walls, Nurse Etiquette, Phage Tapes, etc.). More info: http://tm-hn.blogspot.com/

 

TIMEGHOST collapses boundaries between performance art & electronic music through guided meditation, mutated song forms, and physical endurance. Performances utilize light-reactive synthesis and sensors pierced through the skin. The newest LP, "Cellular" is available from Load Records and Chondritic Sound. Timeghost's Adam Morosky has collaborated with members of This Heat, The Residents, Forcefield, and is a former member of Lazy Magnet.
More info: loadrecords.com/bands/timeghost

 

Dromez is the Noise moniker of intermedia artist Liz Gomez. More info: http://dromez.com

 

Tinnitusstimulus. More info: http://tinnitustimulus.blogspot.com/

 

Fatale is a HN/HNW project with a distinctly feminine touch; the current brain-child activity of artist Elizabeth Floersch. Elizabeth has been a classically-trained musician from a young age which is apparent in her noise compositions. Her Fatale project seeks to encompass all that is beautiful and lady-like with evident Francophile themes; meanwhile she has created a HN/HNW project that is coarse, raucous, brutal and on-par with the eventual destruction of the ear-drums of noise-aficionados. More info: http://fatale.weebly.com/

 

Zeek Sheck: "Zeek Sheck’s sound is singular, unmistakable: sleep talking, skidding drums, 64th note woodwinds at full tilt, cult chorales, resplendent horns, and escape-velocity dance anthems. For such odd music to achieve a maturity is both rare and gorgeous; "Joinus" is spare yet lustrous, by turns mysterious and dangerously riotous. Listeners will scramble to hear the early records all over again." More info: http://zeeksheck.com/

 

Tralphaz is a noise project by David Lim that started in 2002 in San Francisco, CA. He has recorded for labels such as Troniks, RRRecords, Iatrogenesis, Deathbomb Arc, and Harsh Noise and has toured the U.S., Switzerland, and Japan. More info: http://www.tralphaz.com/

 

Don Haugen is from Eugene OR. More info: http://www.humanmonster.com/

 

Dreamcrusher: "NIHILIST QUEER REVOLT MUSIK" dupuis 2003. Wichita, Kansas. More info: https://dreamcrusher.bandcamp.com/

 

Cassette composer and Xerox artist Jason Zeh from Bowling Green Ohio, has spent the better part of the last decade and a half forging a unique sonic vocabulary that seeks to uncover the inherent flaws in cassette tapes and to devise processes that bring those flaws into sharp focus. Much like the abstract expressionists, Zeh creates an non-objective work that accentuates surface, gesture, color, and texture without foregoing emotion as he forces the listener to focus on the hidden traits and materiality of cassette tape: scratches on the surface, the clicking of the machinery, the magnetic fields of the motors, layering of tape hiss, and the physical manipulation of magnetic granules on the surface of the tape all become key compositional elements instead of obstacles to be overcome in the interest of producing an unblemished recording. Zeh’s work has been variously described as “noise plus,” by Frans de Waard, as “brutally precise non-music” by Khristopher Rienshagen, and as “somewhere in between minimalist composition and DIY drone/noise without fully inhabiting either space comfortably,” by Josh Eppert. These descriptions accurately address Zeh’s tireless search for an extended technique cassette music that is often difficult to pin down. More info: http://jasonzeh.blogspot.com/

 

"Decimus is the project of New York multi-instrumentalist Pat Murano, co-founder of free-improv outfit No-Neck Blues Band (as well as one-half of drone maximalists Key Of Shame). Since adopting this Roman-flavored alias in 2010, his release schedule has been fast and furious, with an astonishing 11 other full-lengths, each one just as trippy and sprawling" Resident Advisor. More info: https://decimus.bandcamp.com/

 

Mister Matthews is half of Telecult Powers, one third of the Hex Breaker Quartet (one fourth when it is a quintet) and builds his own analog synthesizers. http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/matthew-regulas-homemade-synthesizers-prove-diy-is-still-alive

 

Kenny Curwood is from Brooklyn NY. More info: https://vimeo.com/user2207903

 

Developer is the harsh musique-concret project of matthew reis. taking influence from 20th century composers, grind + power violence, burrough & gysin's cut up experiments, free jazz drummers, 90's japanese harsh noise and cut up noise. reis has been involved with the noise scene since the early 2000, and privately thru half the 90s. one time owner of epicene_esr records /tapes, reis now run factotum tapes. More info: http://factotumtapes.blogspot.com/

 

SADAF H NAVA is a multidisciplinary performance artist, music producer and vocalist. Her focus is the body, its extensions, resistance and confinement. Her rough, industrial noise and haunting vocal improvisations focus on the political machinations of glamor and the construction and deconstruction of femininity. Sadaf's practice incorporates a variety of mediums, often using formal explorations of movement and materiality through a dual urge for confrontational experimentation and narrative cohesion.
more info: sadafhnava.com

 

Secret Boyfriend = noise-informed indie pop since 2005
releases on Blackest Ever Black, Hot Releases, Grovl Tapes, Price Tapes, I Just Live Here
More info: blackesteverblack.com/artists/secret-boyfriend

 

Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, Kade L. Twist and Nathan Young. Their work utilizes video, sculpture, noises, and time-based installation environments to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence. They will be releasing a new 12" LP “We Lost Half The Forest And The Rest Will Burn This Summer” on their Postcommodity Publications label this summer.
More info: postcommodity.com

 

KHF is Patrick Cole of Brooklyn NY. More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/2881218-KHF-2

 

Composer, performer and improviser Philip White works with electronics at the intersection of noise, jazz and contemporary concert music. Current projects include R WE WHO R WE (with Ted Hearne), Colonic Youth (with James Ilgenfritz, Kevin Shea and Dan Blake) and duos with Chris Pitsiokos, Bob Bellerue and Taylor Levine. His music has been released on Carrier Records, New Focus Recordings, Infrequent Seams and Tape Drift Records. It has been described as "utterly gripping" (Time Out Chicago), “bona fide evocative music” (Brooklyn Rail), and a "vibrant textural tapestry" (Wall Street Journal).
More info: prwhite.net (photo by Peter Gannushkin)

 

Constrain: "I'm a multimedia artist from Southern California... and constrain is strictly harsh noise."

 

Limax Maximus is a project consisting of Thermos Unigarde and Robert L. Pepper of PAS Musique.  Thermos Unigarde is a drummer/electronic musician (other projects Snaykhunt + RAFT, K0Ks) and acupuncturist who uses fast repetitive drumming and drone tones during group acupuncture sessions to induce deep meditative states for her Auditory Driving & Acupuncture sessions. Robert L. Pepper is an electronic/experimental musician and visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His projects include PAS Musique, The Jazzfakers, and Magic Zorillo. Robert is one of the co-founders of the Alrealon Musique label. He also coordinates the yearly Experi-MENTAL Festival in Brooklyn, New York, and various music nights around the New York area. More info: http://www.facebook.com/limaxmaximusny

 

 

Wrong Hole is Nial Morgan from Los Angeles CA

 

Sterile Garden is Jacob deRaadt and others, from Northern Colorado. More info: http://sterilegarden.tumblr.com/

 

Andorkappen is Sandor Finta from Los Angeles CA. More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/356454-Andorkappen

 

Julia Santoli is a multi-media artist based in New York City. Her work synthesizes image, gesture, and sound through interdisciplinary projects navigating memory and presence. She is currently completing her BFA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of Visual Arts; has learned directly as an assistant to Sabisha Friedberg and is receiving vocal instruction by Samita Sinha. More info: http://juliasantoli.net/

 

Harness is the duo of Luke Tandy (Being/Skeleton Dust Recordings) and Shane Church (Hostage Pageant/Amnesia Program). Through the use of magnetic tape, amplified objects and minimal electronics, the project has a focus on the assembly of sound and the art of playback, while still retaining the harsh noise sensibilities of both artists. More info: https://soundcloud.com/whiteheatnoise/harness

 

This project is made possible in part with public funds from NYSCA’s' Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (www.NYSCA.org, www.eARTS.org).

 

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