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ENDE TYMES IV FESTIVAL OF NOISE AND EXPERIMENTAL LIBERATION
4 DAYS of NOISE and VIDEO ART
8-11 MAY 2014 SILENT BARN and OUTPOST ARTISTS RESOURCES
tickets: VERY FEW tickets will be available at the door, especially on FRI and SAT. COME EARLY AND STAY LATE!!! $15 Thurs, $15 Fri, $20 Sat, $10 Sun
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Bastard Noise & SICKNESS
MV Carbon & Bill Nace
Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski
Pete Swanson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Ursula Scherrer & Bruce Andrews
Al Margolis & Katherine Liberovskaya & Leslie Ross
Jason Soliday & Jon Satrom
Dog Lady Island
Mincemeat or Tenspeed
Philip White & Chris Pitsiokos
video screenings - 5-7pm Sunday May 11 @ Outpost Artists Resources - exact schedule TBD
Allison Kotzig "Drowning in the Ghosts of the Night Sea"
Caitlin Denny "Buchla á la Mode with Headboggle"
Carlotta Piccinini & Luigi Mastandrea "Enaction"
Charles Chadwick "Post Oculus"
Clint Enns "A Day in the Shint"
Daniel Kaufman "I Didn't Know I Was Hurt"
David Schafer & Doug Magnuson "11.12.12/4.11.14"
Eric Parren "Journey to Gliese-581g"
Eric Souther "Life in the Maelstrom"
Grant Petrey "Dark Flo
Guillaume Vallée "Antiprism"
Jen Reimer, Max Stein & Adam Basanta "Wellington Tunnel"
Jerobeam Fenderson "Nuclear Black Noise"
Laid Eyes "Ekin Fil - Minus"
Laura Ortman & Bryan Zimmerman "Every Disc I Found on the Street in New York City Since 1999"
Marco Mendeni "r lightTweakSunlight Drone"
Matthew Caron "Long Distance Poison - The Three Voices of Tawûsê Melek"
Max Alper "Flatbush Lonesome #5 (Melting Into Each Other)"
Michael James Olson "Emergence"
Nathan Young "Drone Videos"
Peter Speer "Cyclebox XY"
Sarah Hammond "Jugis"
Sean Draper "Submission"
Sonya Stefan "Oct:13:puss ('til I die)"
Suzy Poling / Pod Blotz "Melt Into the Same"
Theo Angell "Scrying Harmonics"
(note: we generally run on time, but times may vary)
Thurs @ Silent Barn
8:00 PM Limax Maximus
8:20 PM Philip White & Chris Pitsiokos
8:40 PM Lazurite
9:00 PM Phill Niblock
9:40 PM Worth
10:00 PM Taskmaster
10:20 PM Jean-Sebastien Truchy
10:50 PM Shredded Nerve
11:10 PM Developer
11:30 PM Slasher Risk
12:00 AM work/death
12:30 AM Blessed Thistle
12:50 AM Newton
1:10 AM Rat Bastard
1:30 AM ende
Fri @ Silent Barn
8:00 PM Grasshopper
8:20 PM Apetechnology
8:40 PM C. Lavender
9:00 PM Being
9:20 PM Mincemeat Or Tenspeed
9:40 PM Jeff Carey
10:10 PM Mesa Ritual
10:40 PM Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski
11:10 PM Pedestrian Deposit
11:40 PM MV Carbon & Bill Nace
12:10 AM Kevin Drumm
12:40 AM Damion Romero
1:10 AM R. Jencks
1:40 AM HD (J. Crumer and Gene Pick) surprise set
Sat @ Silent Barn
8:00 PM KHF
8:20 PM Tom White
8:40 PM Sharlyn Evertsz
9:00 PM Sharpwaist
9:20 PM TAHNNZ
9:50 PM Telecult Powers
10:20 PM Dog Lady Island
10:50 PM Andrew Coltrane
11:10 PM Dromez
11:30 PM Bastard Noise & SICKNESS
12:00 AM Clang Quartet
12:30 AM Hiroshi Hasegawa
1:00 AM Skin Graft
1:20 AM Astromero
1:50 AM ende
Sun @ Outpost Artists Resources
5:00 PM video screenings
8:00 PM Al Margolis & KatherineLiberovskaya & Leslie Ross
8:20 PM Gay Shapes
8:40 PM Bhob Rainey
9:40 PM Jason Soliday & Jon Satrom
10:10 PM Ursula Scherrer & Bruce Andrews & Maria Chavez
10:40 PM Pete Swanson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
11:10 PM Jeff Donaldson
11:30 PM David Linton
11:50 PM ende
there will be surprises, very good ones
Born in 1963, Hasegawa began his improvisation with voice and drums. In 1989, he formed the group C.C.C.C. which was improvisatory, bombastic mass-noise. The group became legend with members Mayuko Hino, Ryuichi Nagakubo, Fumio Kosakai. In 1993 Hasegawa started his solo project Astro for analog synthesizers while continuing to play in C.C.C.C. In 2010 he formed Cosmic Coincidence to replace C.C.C.C. with Manuel Knapp and Rohco. And now ASTRO consists of Hiroshi Hasegawa and Rohco as a duo project since 2013. He now actively plays, issues and does collaborations with other artists under his own name. He engages a style of playing with electronics similar to drifting between meditation and awakening states. He began collaborating with Damion Romero in 1995, eventually forming Astromero. In all he appears on over 60 releases. More info: http://www2.odn.ne.jp/astro/
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
SICKNESS, started in or about 1988 as the harsh electronic project of Chris Goudreau. Now in its 25th year, it began as a 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 sharp electronics/feedback. SICKNESS has always developed and changed to accommodate new ideas, new equipment, focus and intent. Currently using a modular synth and laptop, SICKNESS current sets are punctuated silences filled with cut up sounds, burst of white noise, and crackle. SICKNESS has toured extensively in the US, Japan, and Europe bringing his own brand of harsh electronic purity and scumbag electronics to the world with releases on RRR, Hospital Productions, Troniks, Gods of Tundra, Groundfault, Self Abuse Records and others. Whether working under his own name, SICKNESS or OMEI (ambient drone industrial) the aim is to the move the listener to unexpected places. More info: http://www.sickness999.com/
This collaboration with Bastard Noise is the culmination of years of working around each other. The focus is to mesh the two sounds keeping the best elements of both projects to deliver a hard message to those in attendance.
Chicago-based Kevin Drumm emerged from the city’s improvised music scene in the 1990s, becoming one the world’s pre-eminent prepared guitar players. Since 1991 Drumm’s work has expanded to include electroacoustic compositions and live electronic music made with laptop computers and analog modular synthesizers. He has collaborated with many artists working in similar fields, including Japanese guitarist Taku Sugimoto, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jim O’Rourke, and many European improvisers such as Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and German trumpeter Axel Dörner. Drumm’s work draws upon musique concrete, electronic sound, improvisation, heavy metal, and noise music, and has proved difficult to categorize. His solo and collaborative work ranges from challenging improvisations, ambient textures, and blistering walls of sound. More info: http://recreationalpanick.blogspot.com
Damion Romero is a sound artist/sculptor and visual artist from Los Angeles. Romero’s main focus is with “resonant electro-acoustic feedback systems” using audio power amplifiers and a variety of transducers and “feedback regenerators” of his own design. The goal is to saturate the atmosphere with natural acoustic standing waves and pulses, large sounds, that are affected (or held in place) by very small movements in order to magnify an (as of yet) indescribable phenomenon. In addition to performance and recordings of Damion’s sound work, he has also been actively using similar feedback techniques to produce visual artwork. These are visible patterns on paper (and other flat media) created directly by sound waves. Public performances have taken place in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, New York, Tokyo, Osaka, And Matsuyama. He began collaborating with Hiroshi Hasegawa in 1995, eventually forming Astromero. More info: http://www.poweracoustics.org/
Phill Niblock is a New York-based minimalist composer and multi-media musician and director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation born in the flames of 1968's barricade-hopping. He has been a maverick presence on the fringes of the avant garde ever since. In the history books Niblock is the forgotten Minimalist. His influence has had more impact on younger composers such as Susan Stenger, Lois V Vierk, David First, Glenn Branca, and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo. His music itself is characterized by multiple tones sounding simultaneously for long stretches, creating a very dense, seemingly static sound. He has produced music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973, and is the curator of EI's XI Records label. Since 1968 Phill has also put on over 1000 concerts in his loft space, including Ryoji Ikeda, Zbigniew Karkowski, Jim O'Rourke. More info: http://www.phillniblock.com/
Born in Lima, Peru, Maria Chavez is mainly recognized in the art community as an improviser, sound artist and curator. Her sound installations, visual objects and live turntable performances focus on the values of accidents and its unique, complicated possibilities with sound-emitting machinery like the turntable. Chavez also works as an independent sound art curator in NYC, collaborating with various organizations and art spaces, helping to produce events and festivals that present the latest of what is being shown in the sound art world. She has worked with Christian Marclay and has shared the stage with renowned artists such as: Pauline Oliveros; Thurston Moore; Lydia Lunch; Phill Niblock and Otomo Yoshihide. More info: http://www.mariachavez.org
David Linton (born Newburgh NY 1956) is a time-based multiple media artist traveling the vectors of sound, subculture, and signal flow. He has been active in the downtown NYC experimental arts community for 30 years. Originally a percussionist, David has created sound, music, and something in between, for many collaborative dance, theater, & performance settings since his arrival in NY at the end of 1970's. By the early 90's he had retired from performing in the live electro-acoustic vein to concentrate on the vocabulary of entirely electronic music and the resultant paradigm shift in performance priorities this new 'compressed' format suggested. In 2004 David embarked upon his present course with the launch of his solo audio-visual project: the Bicameral Research Sound & Projection System.
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/
MV Carbon is a painter and musician living in Brooklyn. She is interested in discovering the place in music and art that flutters between the serene and the overwhelming. She frequently incorporates visuals from paintings and films into live performances. She’s traveled nationally and internationally with her solo project and in collaborations with Tony Conrad, Aki Onda, and, Metalux. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries including D’Amelio Terras (NY), West Nile (NY), Mc Caigwelles (NY), Elk Gallery (NY), Butcher Shop (Chicago), Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (Pgh), Birmingham Lofts (Pgh), The Brew House Assoc. (Pgh), and Art without Walls (OH). She has received grants from the Experimental Television Center (NY), and the Cultural Affairs Community Arts Assistance Program (Chicago). More info: https://myspace.com/mvcarbon1
Bill Nace is one of the premiere avant-garde guitarists active today. With one of the most personal and unique pallets of sound ever to be culled from an electric guitar, Nace creates a distinct, mind-bending cacophony, focusing his textures with intense precision and control. He works under various guises (Body/Head with Kim Gordon, x.0.4 with Jake Meginsksy and John Truscinski, a duo with Paul Flaherty, Northampton Wools with Thurston Moore, and Ceylon Mange with Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance) and his own name.
Marcia Bassett & Samara Lubelski
Marcia Bassett predominantly uses guitar and vocals to create sounds that shimmer in a dark metallic buzz of sonic noise and drone, before a swift shift into blissed out ragas or crippling, brutal, white-hot noise. Samara Lubelski has split her time between Germany, where she works with the psychedelic group Metabolismus, and her Lower East Side home base, playing and recording with a who’s who of the art-punk and freely-improvised folk scenes for she has been brewing a rich cup of aesthetic ingredients.
As one half of Portland, Oregon's harsh noise mainstay Yellow Swans, Pete Swanson provided sludgy pulsing beats and staticky tape manipulation to counter his partner Gabriel Saloman's feedback-laden guitar onslaught. Yellow Swans operated in a violent landscape of slowed-down screaming dissonance from 2001 until they parted ways in 2008. Following the group's dissolution, Swanson relocated to New York City to continue his education, and at the same time began to focus on solo material and performances. More info: https://soundcloud.com/pete-swans
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma is a multi-instrumentalist and a founding member of a number of bands in the San Francisco Bay Area including Tarentel, The Alps, and Portraits, as well as the Root Strata label. He has been releasing solo recordings since the early 2000's mostly centered around the electric guitar and finding intuitive ways to process it in both a solo and collaborative setting. He has toured extensively in Europe, as well as select performances in the US, Canada, and Japan. More info: http://www.shiningskull.org
Scherrer is a Swiss artist living in New York City. Her work has been shown in festivals, galleries and museums internationally. Her aesthetic training began with dance, transitioned to choreography and expanded to photography, video, text and mixed media. The poetic quality of Ursula Scherrer's work reminds one of moving paintings, drawing the viewer into the images, leaving the viewer with their own stories. She transforms spaces and landscapes into serene, abstract portraits of rhythm, color and light - inner landscapes in the outside world where the images have less to do with what we see then with the feeling they leave behind. More info: http://www.ursulascherrer.com
Bruce Andrews is an experimental poet, performance artist, literary theorist & a just-retired left-wing professor of political science. As Musical Director for Sally Silvers & Dancers, he has created sound designs and, in performance, live mixes of music & text for over two decades of performances. New projects involve aesthetic theorizing on the sublime, post-punk art-rock lyrics, designing a wiki-based group project (for poetry translation into German & Brazilian Portuguese), research on Alfred Hitchcock (for Sally's choreography), & archiving. More info: http://fordhamenglish.com/by-poetry-essays-interview-per
Al Margolis has performed and recorded under the name If, Bwana since 1984, making music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition. He is known as an activist of the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label Sound of Pig Music, and is the co-founder of experimental music label Pogus Productions. Margolis is label manager for Deep Listening, XI Records, and Mutable Music; plays bass guitar in the legendary punk/post-punk band Styrenes; and continues his work as If, Bwana. More info: http://www.ifbwana.com
Katherine Liberovskaya is a video/media artist based in Montreal and New York. Involved in experimental video since the 80s, she has produced numerous videos, video installations and performances shown at various events and venues around the world. More info http://www.liberovskaya.net/
Leslie Ross, performer, sound-installation artist, bassoonist and instrument-maker, has been exploring and experimenting with sound for over 25 years. In the past few years she has returned her focus to a detailed exploration and understanding of bassoon multiphonics. This process of investigation has led to the creation of solo works that use an extensive system of micro-amplification: 15 microphones are placed at tone holes on the instrument and the signal from these microphones are directed to many speakers around a room. More info: http://www.leslieross.net/
Jason Soliday and Jon Satrom
Jon Satrom and Jason Soliday have been collaborating for over a decade under various guises, including: I♥PRESETS, Magic Missile, Faulty Majick, XTAL FSCK and Soliday & Satrom. Their audio, video and new media work stems from a profound distrust of audio, video and new media. XTAL FSCK floods the uncanny valley with sonic magniloquence, optical splinters, and extremely articulate gibbering.
Performing with custom-built synthesizers, occult synth duo Telecult Powers creates abstract electronic music to explore mysteries, mystic states and magickal systems. After forming out of early collaborations between members Mister Matthews and Witchbeam, the duo moved from Cleveland to Brooklyn where they continued to develop their work over the past few years. Currently based in both Brooklyn and New Orleans , Telecult Powers remains an active creative force in the underground community. Telecult’s recorded work can be found on their own label Temple of Pei, as well as Deception Island, Baked Tapes, Pizza Night, and a few others. More info: http://www.templeofpei.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 and http://www.youtube.com/user/clangquartet1967 .Thanks and God bless you"
Bhob Rainey is has a long and well-regarded history as an improviser, known for a masterful yet often understated technique that transforms the soprano saxophone into an electronic-like, textural, or percussive device. While Rainey has worked with numerous improvisers globally, he is best known for his solo work, Nmperign (with trumpeter Greg Kelley), and his direction of the improvising large ensemble, The BSC. Currently, Rainey also works in the realm of electronic and algorithmic composition. His collaborations in this area are not only with algorithms and electrons, but also with regarded composers such as Ralf Wehowsky, Jason Lescalleet, and Chris Cooper. More info: http://bhobrainey.com/
Ryan Jencks is an Oakland, California based experimental / industrial noise artist. Since the late 80's performing under the names Asog and Sixes along with Southern California rhythm and noise outfits Crash Worship, Pure and Physics through the 90's, and more recently with Serpents, Carrion/Elk, Burmese, Dispirit, Deathroes and Sutekh Hexen. Numerous collaborations over the years have included Dave Ed (Neurosis), Scott Arford (Radiosonde), Joke Lanz (Sudden Infant), John Wiese, Gerritt Wittmer, Daniel Menche, Smegma, and Zbigniew Karkowski while contributing to several other projects as well.
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."
Apetechnology is an electro-mechanical art and sound collective operating out of Detroit’s New Center area producing installations and presentations. Their goal is to search for organic combinations of sound synthesis and machine control to induce novel pshyco-acoustic phenomenon. They refer to their work as Detroit retrograde futurism, a reference to the Italian futurists from the turn of the last century. They seek to illuminate the consequences of the fetishization of speed, violence, technology, machinery and proto-fascism and ponder the implications of our future. More info: http://apetechnology.com/Apetechnology.html
Mesa Ritual is the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based duo of Raven Chacon and William Fowler Collins. Formed in 2009, their sound spans low frequency electronics that shake the architecture, layered field recordings played at a whisper and towering, clashing walls of static texture. More info: http://mesaritual.blogspot.com/
TAHNZZ is Tahnee Udero, a noise artist, and DJ from Albuquerque, NM. Tahnee has been performing noise since 2010 as part of Baby Shampoo. She began creating noise solo as TAHNZZ in 2011. Her work is inspired by New Mexico, folklore, and rituals, and family history. She is also a member of The Black Range, Death Convention Singers, and Milch de la Máquina. More info: http://soundcloud.com/tahnzz
Sharpwaist was started in Boston by Carl Haas in 2006 and has released on such labels as Razors and Medicine, Nil By Mouth, New Forces, Raouls Left Ear, and Danvers State Recordings. Personal and peripheral tragedy and degradation. Burnt-out sound spaces, stale ambiance and frustrated harsh noise blasts, all swarming with the scraped-raw vocalizations informed as much by Grind and Noise-core as by early era power electronics. More info: https://myspace.com/monarches
Currently placed in Providence Rhode Island, Will VanGorder is recognized for his contributions to harsh noise in the mid to late 2000’s under projects Other People’s Children and Weak Sisters. Worth is the contemporary growth removed from his former projects; minimal yet constantly struggling through complexities—Worth is the combination of a careful under-saturated control and the contradicting—barely present—unsightly destruction of self that VanGorder is known for.
Underground Midwest hero Andrew Coltrane (b. 1972) is one of the most prolific noise artists of the last twenty years, who also performs under the name Cold Turkey. His Discogs section stretches to over 16 pages (and counting), and his style varies from Harsh Noise, Abstract Noise, Ambient Noise, Industrial and Power Electronics. He primarily works solo, but has collaborated with various artists such as Justin Marc Lloyd, Sick Llama, Spykes and Neckhold. In 1996 he started the tape / lathe cut record / art book / zines label Hermitage Tapes.
Wyatt Howland, aka Skin Graft, has been blasting his crude noise in the filthiest Cleveland basements and scum punk bars every two or three nights a week for the past five or so years. He has a knack for writhing in the filthy underbelly of sound using junk metal, field recordings and primitive electronics. Skin Graft have a particularly puzzling/beguiling take on basic noise tectonics, sometimes worrying a single sound source to rubber, sometimes exploding nothing but a patch lead into countless formal contortions. Cancerous is particularly minimal, with flat-lined metal tones that pulse with primitive electricity and almost Hive Mind-style nada braincell rot. More info: https://soundcloud.com/skingraft
Dog Lady Island
Except for the scattered stories of Gamble Gore, little is known about the early work of Michael Collino. A scorching form of violin forged in the basements and warehouses of Detroit, Gamble Gore involved Collino in live performance with a random collaborator billed misleadingly as his brother Ferris. His published output, as far as we know, begins in 2009 with an unnamed contribution to “Cellar,” the first track on the acclaimed Wolf Eyes LP Always Wrong. What follows is an obscure history of cassette releases fusing violin with the diminishing presence of manipulated metronomes, singing bowls and shortwave radio. In 2012, Collino settled into a series of extended works under the name Dog Lady Island, including Folk of the old flood and loud doom and The stop circle of singing—increasingly bleak and severe, expressing, in his words, “a terrifying concern for the sound of real things,” and terminating seemingly in the direct agony and exaltation of the unaccompanied violin. https://soundcloud.com/alien-passengers/dog-lady-island-the-stop
American composer and electro-instrumentalist Jeff Carey focuses on novel sound generation techniques ranging from feedback systems to non-standard synthesis. His electronic electro-acoustic compositions are the algorithmic expressions of structural potential where sound is elastic, non-linear, multi-dimensional, and part of an indivisible whole. As an electro-instrumental musician he is a dedicated developer of custom synthesis software for live performance, making hardcore digital noise music with a joystick, a gamer keypad, and occasionally, an array of strobe lights or tube televisions. His computer based synthesis with gestural control combined with a no-safety-net aspect of performance, no overdubs and no backing vocals, makes his music totally physical and visceral. More info: http://jeffcarey.foundation-one.org/
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
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/
Tom White (b.1986) is an artist currently based in London, UK. His work traverses multi-media platforms including sound, experimental film and video, installation and live performance. Recent work includes Public Address, a site-specific sound installation on the Southampton Way Estate, Peckham commissioned as part of At the moment of being heard exhibition at South London Gallery. Past commissions for Spill Festival of Performance, Milton Keynes Gallery and LUX Moving Image; and performances at Colour out of Space Festival, Brighton, V22 and The Yard Theatre, London. More info: www.tomwhitesound.com
Slasher Risk is the improvisational duo of Sara Cavic and Andy Borsz formed in Brooklyn in 2006. Utilizing a sometimes confusing rotation of different electronic equipment and traditional rock instrumentation, Slasher Risk often quite playfully and violently explores the edge of rock and free form noise. With over a hundred performances and multiple tours overseas, the duo has been lovingly referred to as "God's own rock band" and "The best fuck-all feedback seance in New York." The Ende Tymes festival will mark the band's first show in New York in over two years. More info: http://slasherrisk.tumblr.com/
Mincemeat or Tenspeed
Mincemeat or Tenspeed was started in 2005. The project used rhythmic melodic compositions made from feedback loops, in order to fake music that would more aptly be made using synths and sequencers. In the current form of the project, Mincemeat or Tenspeed uses synths and sequencers, in an attempt to fake rhythmic melodic compositions more aptly made using feedback loops. More info: http://mincemeatortenspeed.bandcamp.com/
Newton (pronounced: NOO-tÉn) is the moniker of experimental musician and sound artist Mat Rademan (b. 1979), born and based in the Philadelphia major metropolitan area. Rademan has created a prolific and profound catalog of recordings, live performances, films and installations since the project’s inception in 1995. His sound works are a singular blend of electronics, pedals, voice, cassette recorders, contact microphones, and occasional nonmusical devices. Seamlessly incorporating various techniques of musique concrete, performance art, noise music, turntablism, Fluxus, anti-music, and glitch into his work, the result is a tightly composed sonic assault steeped in both theory and practice as can only be achieved by a seasoned veteran. Rademan also runs the prolific Philadelphia sound label Breathmint, founded in 1995. More info: http://breathmint.net/newton
Dromez is the Noise moniker of intermedia artist Liz Gomez. The project has been active since late 2005 and has toured the US extensively with plans to go all over the world. Visceral, dynamic buildups of harsh noise and strident screaming give way to crumbling, dissonant relapse. Currently using: vocals, pedals, feedback, contact mics, metal/junk, field recordings and analog electronics. More info: http://dromez.com
Being is the harsh noise project of Luke Tandy, who also operates the Skeleton Dust Recordings label. Starting in 2006, the project has been a vessel for exploring the depths of a variety of extreme sounds and frequencies. There is no political or sociological message; just pure sonic worship. It is the sound of an amplified existence. More info: https://soundcloud.com/whiteheatnoise/sets/being
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.
Based in Eugene, OR, Haugen has been creating walls of sounds and whispers of noise since the late 80's; his solo project Warning Broken Machine was born in 1990 as an outlet for Haugen's sonic experiments. Hosts the annual Eugene Noise Fest. More info: http://www.humanmonster.com
C. Lavender is a sound artist based out of Hudson, NY whose work spans through live performance, recording, and installation. Her productions are drawn from an intuitive place where there is reverence for the delicate interplay between chance-based experimentation and rigid organization. C. Lavender performances are unique and have an ever evolving structure; often featuring live instrumentation, voice, and electronics. She seeks to create an immersive aural landscape for the listener, an experience which is intensely physical, emotional, and ultimately cathartic. More info: www.clavender.net
Shredded Nerve is the solo noise project of Justin Lakes, formed in mid-2012 and based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Shredded Nerve began to take root after the dissolution/transformation of previous projects. Focusing primarily on layers and composition utilizing mostly tape loops along with junk metal, static and basic synthesizer drones.
Sharlyn Evertsz is a well-known fixture in the Miami noise/experimental scene. Take (old-school) PJ Harvey crossed with Carla Bozulich/Evangelista. Then add Chelsea Wolfe, Julia Holter, a couple Kaossilators, some sedatives and you’re almost there. More info: www.sharlynevertsz.com
Jean-Sébastien Truchy, ex Fly Pan Am and Set Fire To Flames, now plays under his own name or with Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche, Souffle, and Labios. He’s interest lies with the concept of alterity and emptiness. In their exploration he creates pieces of music that are defined by the use of electronic instruments and treated vocals resulting in beautifully textured and organized chaos. He has recently started to create and incorporate the use of videos in his work. These deal with the color of various textures and objects in order to reflect the fluidity and the concept within his music. He is one third of Los Discos Enfantasmes, a Montreal based record label. He is half of Aventures, a New York/Montreal based record label. Thank You. Liens / links: www.losdiscosenfantasmes.com Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/jean_sebastien_truchy Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/userjstruchy
Joe Bastardo, Mickey O'Hara, and Abdul Sherzai comprise Gay Shapes. The Worcester, MA trio skirts the line between peaceful emptiness and absolute darkness. Circuit-bent electronics, samples, and analog synthesizers merge together, creating a massive atmosphere that shifts between vast, open spaces, and claustrophobic caverns of doom. Mind-numbing frequency blasts and fizzy electronic splatter fuse together to create a uniquely organic wall of sound. More info: http://gayshapes.bandcamp.com/
Grasshopper, a multifaceted trumpet duo, comprised of Jesse DeRosa and Josh Millrod, don't so much play their instruments, as they do brutally butcher them in an outpouring of drone poems, noisescapes, feedback shrieks and gentle amp hums, portraying as much a direct lineage from Black Flag as they do Stravinsky, Bitches-era Miles Davis or Subotnick. Grasshopper have been described as the sound of "a wolf's heartbeat on ultrasound," "a windspiel made of knives" and "snake charming music made by industrial robots." More info: http://ghop.bandcamp.com/
Lazurite is Megan Moncrief, a Louisiana-born musician and video artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her sounds, alternately rhythmic and amorphous, are constructed from layers of junk electronics and synthesizers - "utilizing the spaces between as much as the created cacophony" (ad hoc). more info: meganmoncrief.com
New Hampshire native Patrick Cole aka KHF moved to Brooklyn in 2007. Past a short stack of releases on his imprint "Blackout Correspondence" along with Trepanner, look for forthcoming burners via Sleepy Hollow Editions, Idiotunderground, and Beer on the Rug. Cole jams in United Waters (Mouthus, Mr Transylvania ), Utereye (Mouthus, Telecult Powers), and The Second Sun, a duo with Kyle Clyde.
The music of composer, performer and improviser Philip White (b.1981) is known for its ecstatic intensity and expressive sonic palette. Working with an array of homemade electronics at the intersection of noise, jazz and contemporary concert music, White exploits the tension between rigorous, closed electronic systems and the urgency of human compulsion. Drawn to the chaotic, autonomous behavior of feedback based instruments, Philip seeks to discover new ways to engage with, steer, or even struggle to control them. He considers control of his systems a parameter on equal footing with pitch, timbre or loudness. His homemade electronic instruments combine to create a self-determining and often explosive sound world which he extends to his compositions for ensemble and work with other artists. More info: http://prwhite.net/
Chris Pitsiokos (b.1990) is a composer and improviser who performs primarily on alto saxophone. His improvisation and composition draw on the work of Evan Parker, Jack Wright, John Butcher, John Cage, Richard Barrett, Helmut Lachenmann, Peter Evans, Weasel Walter, and the early work of John Zorn. Since moving to Brooklyn in the summer of 2012 he has had the pleasure and privilege of performing and/or recording with many older members of the avant-garde such as Elliott Sharp, Peter Evans, Sam Pluta, Weasel Walter, Marc Edwards, Kevin Shea, Ron Anderson, Frank Gratkowski, and Tim Dahl. In addition to performing and composing music, Chris runs his own record label, Eleatic Records. More info: http://chrispitsiokos.com/
Limax Maximus is a project consisting of Thermos Unigarde and Robert L. Pepper of PAS Musique. Thermos Unigarde is a drummer and electronic musician performing in various projects (Snaykhunt, K0Ks and most recently, Limax Maximus). Found sounds, field recordings and percussive collage are the consistent threads throughout, ultimately attempting to weave together a sound experience that speaks to ritually evoked altered states. In addition, Thermos is the founder of LOXM, a series curating female experimental projects. 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.
Blessed Thistle is Ende Tymes Festival’s curator and producer Bob Bellerue, a sound artist and audio engineer based in Bushwick NY. Bob's solo and collaborative work has been presented at the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, Living Arts of Tulsa's New Genre Festival, Redcat's CEAIT Festival, ISSUE Project Room, Diapason Sound Gallery, Roulette, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Noise Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, PDX Noise Festival, Geronimo FM (Yogyakarta), Radio Epsilonia (Paris), East Village Radio, WFMU, WKCR, KFJC, KXLU, CalArts, Stanford University, UCSD, and UCLA. He has produced music festivals and events going back 25 years, including the Ende Tymes Festival (2011-present), Turn The Screws (2005-6), and Beyond Music (2003). More info: http://halfnormal.com
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