ENDE TYMES FESTIVAL OF NOISE AND EXPERIMENTAL LIBERATION

May 17-20 2012 at Secret Project Robot and Outpost Artists Resources

 

 

THANKS to everyone who came out, and made this happen:

Secret Project Robot (Rachel and Erik), Outpost (Ruth and Jonah), Bushwick Print Labs (Ray Cross), Wanda Gala, Jean Bourbonnais, Joshua Slusher, Torsten Meyer, Hazeltine Apocalypse

videos from the performances at Secret Project Robot can be found here:

http://vimeo.com/unartig 

http://www.youtube.com/user/mathgrind 

 


The ENDE TYMES FESTIVAL is a celebration of NOISE, EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC, FILM AND VIDEO ART. Presented over the course of 4 NIGHTS at 2 VENUES in Brooklyn and Queens, this second-annual event presents OVER 50 ARTISTS working with STREET-LEVEL AVANT-GARDE TECHNOLOGY. produced and curated by Bob Bellerue, video / film co-curated by Jean Bourbonnais

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday May 17

Outpost
Video Screenings "Focused Perception"
06:00 PM Jasper Baydala “Better Get Hit Diane (I mean You)”
06:04 PM Eliza Swann “The Destroyer”
06:07 PM Evan Kühl & Ben Baker-Smith “SNObound”
06:11 PM Lamashtu “L'insurrection qui vient”
06:15 PM Andy Ortmann "Texture Study No.3"
06:22 PM Brendan Byrne "-(...very loud/be careful)"
06:24 PM J. Robinson "Nothing to Undo"
06:28 PM Jon Cates "Spellware : CH4O5_M4J1K"
06:30 PM Michael James Olson "[in] Pieces/Slivers"
06:34 PM Sally Richardson "* * (pom pom)"
06:36 PM MV Carbon “The Coveted”
06:38 PM Carole Kim “Scan”
06:51 PM Megan Moncrief “Lazurite - Super Fine Overlord”
06:53 PM Ocusonic “Follow Your Skin”
06:58 PM Brendan Byrne “SB-129”
07:01 PM Evan Kühl & Ben Baker-Smith “Modulating-fashions”
07:10 PM Sally Richardson “Ice Mtn Fort”
07:12 PM Claudia X. Valdes “The Sixth Magnitude”
07:22 PM Eyebodega “Mother Ganga - Do I?”
07:25 PM Sabrina Ratté “Transit”
07:29 PM Kyle Clyde “Suspend, Release, Repeat”

Secret Project Robot
Noise / Experimental Music performances with live video by Kleebtronics
09:00 PM Anthony Saunders (NJ)
09:20 PM C. Lavender (NJ)
09:40 PM 2673 (NJ)
10:00 PM Lussuria
10:20 PM Husere Grav (TX)
10:40 PM work/death (RI)
11:00 PM Zaimph
11:20 PM Thomas Dimuzio (CA)
11:50 PM Crank Sturgeon (ME)
12:20 AM DOG (CA)
12:40 AM OPPONENTS


Friday May 18

Outpost
Video Screenings "Nature Studies"
06:02 PM Alex Nathanson "The Complete History of Mankind and the Rest of the World"
06:04 PM Krista Hoefle "A third provision"
06:07 PM Michael Woody "Arlington (Bikes)"
06:09 PM Bob Bellerue "Flesh and Stone"
06:13 PM Markus Keim & Beate Hecher "All Inclusive"
06:21 PM Jean D.L. "Interior Landscape (excerpt)"
06:27 PM Fernanda D'Agostino "Living Calligraphy"
06:30 PM Charles Chadwick & Angela Holm "Okano Ber"
06:36 PM Karl Lemieux "Mamori"
06:47 PM Devin Maxwell & Rollin Hunt "4th of July (excerpt)"
06:54 PM J. Robinson "Resolution"
06:59 PM Sabrina Ratté "Activated Memory I"
07:06 PM Lili White "Goodbye Earth / Goodbye Sky"
07:10 PM Daniel Terna & Michael Kugler "Before/After"
07:26 PM Sally Richardson "lavacentre"
07:27 PM Max Weinman "La Boite"

Secret Project Robot
Noise / Experimental Music performances with live video by Shattered Shards
09:00 PM Mysterious House (James Amoeba)
09:20 PM Nonhorse
09:40 PM Narcissister + Earthmasters
10:00 PM Mike Shiflet (OH)
10:20 PM Fatale (IL)
10:40 PM Mesa Ritual (NM)
11:00 PM Maria Chavez
11:30 PM Unicorn (CA)
11:50 PM Joseph Hammer (CA)
12:10 AM Sickness (CT)
12:30 AM Laundry Room Squelchers (FL)


Saturday May 19

Secret Project Robot
Noise / Experimental Music performances with live video by Mamiko Kushida
06:30 PM The Second Sun
06:50 PM Jean-Sébastien Truchy (QC)
07:10 PM Grasshopper
07:30 PM Beer Damage
07:50 PM Chaos Majik
08:10 PM ISA Christ
08:30 PM Guilt (NY/PA) no show ;(
08:50 PM Tar Pit (MI)
09:10 PM Paranoid Time (MI)
09:30 PM Dog Lady Island (MI)
09:50 PM Dimmer (CA)
10:10 PM Diablo
10:30 PM Skin Graft (OH)
10:50 PM Cheapmachines (UK)
11:10 PM Sudden Infant (DE)
11:30 PM Astro (JP)
11:50 AM Joke/Hiroshi collab
12:10 AM Telecult Powers (LA/NY)
12:30 AM END


Sunday May 20

Outpost
live sound+film/video performances
Bob Bellerue
Erin Sexton (BC)
Phillip Stearns
Cory O'Brien + Mei Mei Chang (DC)
Katherine Kline + Leyla Majeri (QC)
Leslie Ross + Katherine Liberovskaya (NY)
Jeff Carey (MD) cancelled :(
Jeff Donaldson
Alain Lefebvre + Sonya Stefan (QC)
Jason Soliday + Jon Satrom (IL)
Joke Lanz (DE) + Shelley Hirsch
Greg Fox
Alexander Wilson (QC)

video installation at Outpost Thurs-Sun by F.P. Boué

 

prices:

$10 donation per night, $20 for 3 nights at Outpost (no one turned away for lack of funds)

$15 per night, $30 for 3 nights at Secret Project Robot

$45 full weekend pass, all events

ADVANCE PURCHASE OF WEEKEND PASSES can be made by sending a PAYPAL payment to BOB@HALFNORMAL.COM. but please: send it as a personal payment to avoid the fees; list the TICKET(S) that you are buying (WITH DATES if you are choosing individual nights); include the NAME(S) that should be on the list; and confirm your EMAIL ADDRESS; PLEASE DO NOT PAYPAL ME 5 MIN BEFORE YOU SHOW UP;) I'll email you back with a confirmation code of some sort


venue locations:

Secret Project Robot: 389 Melrose St, Bushwick (L to Jefferson or Morgan)

Outpost Artists Resources: 1665 Norman St, Ridgewood (L to Halsey)


more info:
halfnormal.com/endetymes/
secretprojectrobot.org
outpostedit.org

press:

The Wire review

Time Out NY 

East Village Radio and again and again

DNAinfo.com 

VICE dot com

Brooklyn Vegan 

Tiny Mix Tapes and again

Impose Magazine 

Village Voice / SF Weekly / LA Weekly / etc 

ESOTERRORIST 

 

Biographies:

 

ASTRO (JP)

ASTRO is Hiroshi Hasegawa's solo project. He was in the band named C.C.C.C. which was one of the biggest Japanese noise group. Born in 1963, Hasegawa has begun his improvisation with his voice and drums. And in 1989, he made the group C.C.C.C. which's concept was impovisative mass-noise with very loud sound. The group became legend with the members Mayuko Hino, Ryuichi Nagakubo, Fumio Kosakai. Also he has begun his solo unit ASTRO with analog synthesizers in 1993 as well as playing in C.C.C.C. and then he formed "Cosmic Coincidence" as new C.C.C.C. in 2010 with the members Manuel Knapp and Rohco. Now he is actively playing and issuing and doing many collaboration with other artists. And there are released works beyond 50 titles. His playing style is like drifting between the meditation and awakening state with electronics and still he is pursuing it.

More info: http://www2.odn.ne.jp/astro/

 

SUDDEN INFANT (DE)

photo by Martin Holtkamp

Born 1965 in Switzerland and currently operating out of Berlin, Joke Lanz (aka Sudden Infant) is one of the most prolific and profound artists working in the border zones where performance and body art meet Improvisation and Noise. In his Sudden Infant guise, Lanz creates a unique blend of physical sound poetry and epileptic noise bursts, using contact microphones, loops, tapes etc. The result is an extreme form of musique concrète that juxtaposes spasmodic gibbering with a battery of disorienting electronics. His activities in various solo and collective guises (for music groups, radio projects, theater and dance endeavors) have included Sudden Infant, Schimpfluch-Gruppe, WAL, Catholic Boys In Heavy Leather, Jaywalker, Opposite Opponents, MK Selection, Psychic Rally, The Eye of Arghhh, Tell and countless others. He has also toured the world over with various acolytes and has released his works on some of the most prominent record labels in the noise underground (Schimpfluch, Tochnit Aleph, Blossoming Noise, Entr'acte, Artware, SSSM, Klanggalerie, Some Bizarre, iDeal Rec and many more).

as a turntablist, Joke Lanz creates autonomous sound-cells that melt into a language free of any function. He combines ritual reductionism with anarchistic playfulness, atmospheric soundscapes with cut-up noise and physicalness with unpredictability. Massive scratches, walls of sound, grooves, loops, noises and voice modulations lead you on a journey into a world of unknown sound holes and deep abstract rhythm constructions

more info: http://www.suddeninfant.com/

 

CHEAPMACHINES (UK)


Philip Julian has been an active part of the experimental music underground since the late 1990’s recording numerous works under the name Cheapmachines. Studio recordings and live performances have focused on the use of analogue electronics (particularly analogue synthesizer, feedback, contact microphones, objects and surfaces) and computer based works. Audio works by Julian have been published on labels including Entr’acte, Banned Production, Harbinger Sound, Staalplaat (Open Circuit imprint), con-v, Anarchymoon, Second Layer, Beartown Records, Homophoni, Zeromoon, Twenty Hertz and Desetxea as well as numerous compilation appearances. Julian has collaborated on remixes, recordings and performances with Maurizio Bianchi, The A Band, Birchville Cat Motel, Tomas Korber, Michael Renkel, Ryan Jordan, Jason Kahn, Nihilist Assault Group, The New Blockaders and GX Jupitter-Larsen of The Haters as well as being a member of the improvised drone ensemble Signals with Mark Beazley and Chris Gowers and playing as part of Mark Wastell’s improvising group The Seen.

More info: http://cmx.org.uk/

 

SHELLEY HIRSCH (NY)


Shelley Hirsch is "an unorthodox, extraordinary fusion of vocalist, composer, and performance artist " (Anne LeBaron) whose work encompasses story telling pieces, staged performances, compositions, improvisations, collaborations, installations, and radioplays, which have been presented on 5 continents. Hirsch has performed hundreds of concerts of improvised music with great musicians including Anthony Coleman, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Toshio Kajiwara, Hans Reichel, Min Xiao Fen, Tony Buck, David Simons, Johannes, Connie and Matthias Bauer, Paul Lovens, David Watson, Marina Rosenfeld, Jim Staley, DJ Olive, Denman Maroney, Joey Baron, Mark Dresser, Ned Rothenberg, Marc Ribot, Cyro Baptista, Butch Morris, Elliot Sharp, Uchihashi Kasuhisa, Joe Williamson, etc, etc.

More info: http://www.shelleyhirsch.com/

 

KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA (NY)


Katherine Liberovskaya is a video and media artist based in Montreal, Canada, and New York City. She has been working predominantly in experimental video since the late eighties. Over the years, she has produced many single-channel videos, video installation works and video performances which have been presented at a wide variety of artistic venues and events around the world. As of recent years her work - in single-channel and installation video as well as performance - mainly revolves around collaborations with new music composers and sound artists, notably Phill Niblock, Al Margolis/If,Bwana, Zanana, Hitoshi Kojo, David Watson, David First and Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat). Since 2003 she is active in live video mixing exploring improvisation with numerous live new music/audio artists including: Kristin Norderval, Monique Buzzarté, Shelley Hirsch, Anne Wellmer, Margarida Garcia, Anthony Coleman, Micheal Delia, André Gonçalves, Matt Pass, Audrey Chen, murmer, Marina Rosenfeld, Jim Bell, Jason Kahn, Tom Hamilton, among others. She is also involved in the programming and organization of diverse media art events, notably with Experimental Intermedia, NY (Screen Compositions 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) and the OptoSonic Tea series at Diapason in NYC.

More info: http://liberovskaya.net

 

LESLIE ROSS (NY)

Leslie Ross, performer, sound-installation artist, bassoonist and instrument-maker, has been exploring and experimenting with sound for over 25 years. In both gallery and street performance settings as well as in collaboration with choreographers, she has created works for numerous constructed instruments and installations. As an improviser Leslie played and toured with many musicians and groups through the 90s' including with '/Trigger/', a collaborative trio with Fred Lunberg-Holmes and Paul Hoskin. Her own compositions for performance are structured scores that play with memory and recall, where the 'recalled' may be developed in predetermined various ways. Improvisation remains the central and essential element of these scores. 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. She continues to build replicas of historical bassoons in her workshop on the Lower East Side of NYC.

More info: http://leslieross.net

 

JOSEPH HAMMER (CA)

photo by John Wiese

Joseph Hammer, a sound artist who has been active since the late 1970s. A member of the Los Angeles Free Music Society, he creates layers of sound with hand-manipulated reel-to-reel tape loops. "Joseph Hammer has actively created experimental works since 1980 as a member of the LAFMS collective. His practice draws on the complexities of the process of listening and playing, reflecting on the role of the audience versus the performer, and uses music as it influences our notion of time, memory and intimacy as the basis for improvisation and abstraction. In various collaborations, solo, and as a founding member of the trio Solid Eye along with several other projects (Joe & Joe, Dinosaurs With Horns, Dimmer, Points of Friction), Hammer has performed widely and is an influential contributor to the Los Angeles underground scene."

More info: http://www.josephhammer.com/

 

THOMAS DIMUZIO (CA)

photo by R.H. Yau

Thomas Dimuzio is a composer, musician, mastering engineer and label proprietor based in San Francisco. Long regarded as a musical pioneer for his innovative use of live sampling and studio techniques to create consistently compelling works, Dimuzio has earned a deserved reputation worldwide as an avant-garde sound artist in touch with the aesthetic pulse of time and technology. Effortlessly moving from electro-acoustic and noise to glitch, dark ambient, improv and drone, Dimuzio's eclecticism bespeaks a career equally informed by profound dedication to his craft and collaborations with friends, artists and technologists alike. Thomas Dimuzio has performed and recorded as a solo artist and collaboratively with Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Negativland, David Lee Myers, Dan Burke, Due Process, 5UU'S, Nick Didkovsky, Matmos, Wobbly, and many others.

More info: http://thomasdimuzio.com

 

DIMMER (CA)

photo by Sean Carnage

Dimmer is a duo comprising sonic extremist Thomas Dimuzio and tape-loop maestro Joseph Hammer. Captivating audiences with their dark explorations of sound, Dimmer specializes in a symbiotic sound process as they continually loop, reloop, sample and resample within an interactive feedback circuit linking both artists. The Wire describes Dimmer as “a music heavy with a sense of foreboding, but alive with slow motion detail”. Their third album Ascent was released in April 2012 by Isounderscore Records.

More info: http://www.gench.com/dimmer/

 

UNICORN (CA)

Electronic designer W. T. Nelson creates & builds the analog circuits used in Unicorn for Trogotronic Instruments & has a 25-year-long list of involvement in various projects such as Sleestak, Man is the Bastard & Secret Fun Club as well as seminal membership in both Three One G recording artists’ Geronimo & Los Angeles based The Bastard Noise.

More info: http://www.trogotronic.com/wp/

 

CRANK STURGEON (ME)

photo by MP Lockwood

Crank Sturgeon has been active in performance, installation, and sound art since the early 1990's. A comical conceptualist, Crank is something of a misnomer: whether blending pun with the profane, or transforming the precious into an oil spill, a Sturgeon performance defies categorization. Accompanied by ridiculous costuming, pointed instructions and parables (gone awry), and even the occasional dirigible or two, these elements intertwine, transforming into space-defying interventions, invariably involving audience participation. More than just possessing a predilection for the absurd, Crank wears the goggles of the perpetual optimist: infusing his processes with a classical struggle, and yet always with a leery salmon grin, awash in an undertow of delicious and celebratory noise...

More info: http://cranksturgeon.com/

 

TELECULT POWERS (NY / NOLA)

photo by Jill Corp

Telecult Powers are Mr Matthews (NY) and Witchbeam (NOLA). Part Shriners, Part Mithras Cult, all Bacchanal and no arpeggios. Cold black lake, come worship at this altar of L-O-V-E. "Telecult Powers are Mister Matthews and Witchbeam, synthesists extraordinaire, who very unassumingly make some of the best electronic music I've heard since MB or Con. Their sound pulls together so many things I like—soft noise, harsh noise, Krautrock, and occult electronics to name only a few…" (Wm Berger, WFMU).

More info: http://www.templeofpei.com/telecult-powers/

 

LAUNDRY ROOM SQUELCHERS (FL)

Laundry Room Squelchers (FL)
"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'.” (Vice Magazine)

More info: http://www.squelchers.com/

 

SICKNESS (CT)

photo by Elizabeth Floersch

SICKNESS, started in or about 1988, as the harsh electronic project of Chris Goudreau. 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. SICKNESS has always developed and changed to accomodate new ideas, new equipment, focus and intent. Currently using a modular synth and laptop, SICKNESS current sets are a punctuated silences filled with cut up sounds, bursts of noise, and crackle. The pieces are carefully constructed and controlled in an improv setting, always with the goal or destination in mind. SICKNESS's sound is not a sit back and listen experience. It's active seeking to push, pull, or shove the listener into the theme of each piece. SICKNESS has toured extensively in the US, Japan and Europe bringing my 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.

More info: http://www.sickness999.com/

 

ZAIMPH (NY)

Zaïmph is the solo project of ambient noise artist Marcia Bassett. Although legendary for white-hot guitar and vocal brutality, Zaimph's recent recordings and performances infuse cracked-raga song structures with dense electronic and synthesiser drones to create soundscapes where a lurking apocalypse is eclipsed by shimmering, meditative beauty. As a co-founder of Philadelphia's shambolic psychonauts un and tectonic drone pioneers Double Leopards, Bassett is deeply entwined with the American noise underground, and has mapped regions still only dimly understood by subsequent sonic travelers. From 2003-2008, Bassett joined Matthew Bower in Hototogisu, where her mastery of cacophonous eardrum shred achieved monolithic proportions. During the same period, she explored American underground psychedelic folk-improv music with Steve Gunn and Pete Nolan in GHQ, and with Tom Carter in Zaika. Zaïmph CDs, LPs and tapes have appeared on independent labels such as Gift Tapes, Hospital Productions, W.M.O.r, Utech Records, Gypsy Sphinx, Volcanic Tongue and No Fun records. Bassett has released numerous Zaïmph recordings on her own Heavy Blossom imprint. In 2012, Bassett retired Heavy Blossom and started Yew, a label showcasing Zaïmph and other aesthetically allied projects. In addition to her work with Zaïmph, Bassett is a frequent collaborator with a wide spectrum of musicians including Helen Espvall (Espers), Samara Lubelski, Margarida Garcia, Jenny Graf (Metalux), Taylor Richardson (Infinity Window), and Barry Weisblat.

More info: http://zaimph.com

 

MIKE SHIFLET (OH)

Active in the Ohio noise scene since 1998, Mike Shiflet is a former member of Sword Heaven, Burning Star Core, and Noumena, and also ran the GMBY label until 2008. Utilizing guitar, laptop and analog devices, his solo work is a unique mix of noise and drone with melodic components scattered throughout.

More info: http://www.michaelshiflet.com/

 

MARIA CHAVEZ (NY)

Born in Peru, sound artist Maria Chavez currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Chavez's sound installations and live performances have focused on the paradox of time and the present moment, with many influences stemming from improvisation in contemporary art.

More info: http://www.mariachavez.org

 

+DOG+ (CA)

+DOG+ was formed in Osaka Japan in 1990 and then relocated to MA in 1993 until moving to CA in 1997. DOG has played in europe & japan and the USA and have released over 30 albums. +DOG+ has a lot of members and uses any items to make noises with.

More info: http://www.loveearthmusic.com/

 

HYENA HIVE / MAUSSADE (QC)

B J and M A R work and live in Montreal, and have been performing together as Hyena Hive since 2005. Blending elements of noise, power electronics, musique concrète and industrial unruly behavior, the intensity of their sonic assault relies on volume and sheer embodied presence. B J is also the demented mastermind behind MAUSSADE

More info: http://www.myspace.com/hyenahive

 

FATALE (IL)


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/

 

BEER DAMAGE (NY)

Beer Damage (NY) is Peter Swanson and Brian Sullivan.

More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Pete+Swanson & http://www.ecstaticpeace.com/mouthus.php

 

WORK/DEATH (RI)

work/death (scøtt reber, from providence ri) recently had the cd 'tender comrades' released on the semata productions label, makes finely screen printed cassettes for his own Three Songs of Lenin label, as well as monorail trespassing, ekhein, corleone, jugular forest, hospital productions, etc. the sound runs from crumbling distortion and dense synth textures to delicate melodies and empty field recordings. attempting to connect the dots along the path of music concrete, electro-acoustic improv, harsh noise and the pop song.

More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Work%2FDeath

 

SKIN GRAFT (OH)

ruined electronics from cleveland ohio via wyatt howland

More info: http://soundcloud.com/skingraft

 

DOG LADY ISLAND (MI)

"Folk of the old flood and loud doom" [LP, Alien Passengers, 2012] eyes Mike Collino in his most deviant reality. The new works are deficient, subtractive, vestigial: a staggering all-nighter in which the footfall of the metronome is never rectified, violin as body and bone of a palpable depravity.

More info: http://soundcloud.com/alien-passengers/folk-of-the-old-flood-and-loud

 

MESA RITUAL (NM)

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: www.spiderwebsinthesky.com/ & http://williamfowlercollins.com/

 

HUSERE GRAV (TX)

photo by Wm Berger

Husere Grav is Todd Watson's solo black noise project. "I started Husere Grav after my black metal band Homunculus broke up in 2006. Homunculus was a raw black metal/noise thing from New Orleans that I did drums, guitar, and noise in. Before that I played drums in another b.m. band called Da Capa Preta in New Orleans. I also had a noise project called Doppleganger when I lived in North Carolina, Louisville and Austin. I did that from 1996 to 2006. Recordings I did with doppleganger were for friends and myself. There was little interest at that time in black metal type noise so I kept most of it to myself."

More info: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Husere_Grav/

 

JEFF DONALDSON (NY)

Photo by Raquel Meyers

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

 

JASON SOLIDAY (IL)

photo by Andy Morrison

Jason Soliday is a noise artist and experimental improviser based in Chicago IL.

More info: http://www.jsoliday.com/

 

JON SATROM (IL)

Jon Satrom undermines interfaces, problematizes presets, and bends data. He spends his days fixing things and making things work. He spends his evenings breaking things and searching for the unique blips inherent to the systems he explores and exploits. He collaboratively organizes, develops, and performs as a member of I ♥ PRESETS, poxparty, and GLI.TC/H; among other ad-hoc dirty-new-media concerns.

More info: http://jonsatrom.com/

 

JEFF CAREY (MD)

photo by Intangible Arts

Jeff Carey is an electronic music composer and performer focussing on real-time multichannel electro-instrumental music.Since the early 90's Carey has been working with electronic music in experimental, improvised and composed contexts, has performed and presented his music in clubs, art galleries, festivals, and squats in Europe, Scandinavia and the US, and has been involved in several critically acclaimed performance groups such as 87 Central (NoTV/Universal, Staalplaat, JDK Productions, ERS Records), Jeff Carey's MoHa! (Rune Grammofon), Office-R(6) (Lampse, +3DB, Unsounds), SKIF++ (12k/LINE, Fridgesounds), Ultralyd w/ N-Ensemble (Rune Gramofon), Jeff Carey (Sonig, CWnil), and N-Collective (X-OR).

More info: http://jeffcarey.foundation-one.org

 

2673 (NJ)

Dwelling on sounds that are both dissociative and tense, 2673 focuses the unhurried textural isolation and overflow of laminous electronics. Since the late 1990's 2673 has considered electronic sound utilizing analog synthesizers, various boutique electronics, and consumer guitar effects to create sound worlds that range from barely there zero ambiance, to solid powerful drones, to speaker shredding walls of noise and static.

 

PARANOID TIME (MI)

Founded in 2005 by Patrick Yankee, Paranoid Time creates crushing harsh noise using metal and tapes. Recorded discography highlights include releases on stalwart noise labels Self Abuse Records, Troniks, Militant Walls, and others. Yankee also ran the SNSE record label from 1998 until 2010.

More info: http://paranoidtime.snse.net

 

TAR PIT (MI)

More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Tar+Pit

 

GRKZGL (QC)

The Montreal native Alexandre Scarfone has been using the letters GRKZGL since around 2003 to sign works that have progressed from broken rhythms to glitch, drone and noise. He also plays alongside sax player Cabral Jacobs and drummer John Brennan in the trio Chansons d'amour (and with Brennan as Totems), with Martin Sasseville in the ever-changing but mostly tape warble-based Incapables and in a duo with synth wizard Emilie Mouchous as Gmackrrkzgl. Lately, the focus of GRKZGL has been dynamic harsh sound played with a spring reverb unit turned into a versatile percussion/feedback instrument.

More info: http://grkzgl.net

 

GREG FOX (NY)

Best Drummer in NYC - Village Voice, Best of 2011
"One of the most exciting drummers I’ve seen recently in any kind of music" -Ben Ratliff, New York Times

Born April 10, 1985, in NYC, 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). He also makes music for video games - one of which won a Nuovo award for innovation in video game art and music at the 2011 Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco.

More info: http://www.infinitelimbs.com/ 

 

NONHORSE (NY)

photo by Bob Bellerue

NONHORSE is the project/adversary of Brooklyn sound artist G Lucas Crane, the folding fractal of his constant forgetting and remembering, Total stutter, tripping tape collage stagger, damed if you do, doomed to cartridge-tech hell and the mountain of dusty polyester vibrating in the mouth of the vortex, a pulsing eye in the sky and a pile on the floor. Deep un Spooooool. He's recently played a show in a gallery, a basement, on a platform, between two towers, in front of stark chairs, in a field, and once at a market. The line is forever blurry. All sensory data is expressed as collage mulch. If you blow earth up it'll just be tapes and CDs and fried potatoes floating in the void.

More info: http://nonhorse.com/

 

GRASSHOPPER (NY)

photo by Derek Morton

Grasshopper is Jesse DeRosa and Josh Millrod's answer to "jazz infused" experimental electronic music. Using trumpets, EVI, and a modest amount of electronics the duo warp classical and traditional instrument sound sources into otherworldly drones and peaking waves of pulsating electric mire.

More info: http://ghop.bandcamp.com

 

LUSSURIA (NY)

Lussuria performs ambient industrial noise in the early 90's European tradition

More info: http://lussuriaambient.tumblr.com/

 

CHAOS MAJIK (NY)

CHAOS MAJIK is a Ritual Electronic Music performance project by artist/curator Todd Pendu.

More info: http://www.pendunyc.com/

 

Anthony Saunders (NJ)

Anthony Saunders is a noise artist based in Kearny, NJ. An active live performer since 1996, he is best known for his harsh noise project Explosive Improvised Device. Anthony has releases on Troniks, Hospital Productions, Factotum Tapes, Audiobot, and RSM, with upcoming releases on Prison Tatt, Cipher Productions, and Obsolete Units. His performance at Ende Tymes will be a new piece for modular synthesizer and variable speed cassette-corder. More info: http://saundersrsm.blogspot.com/

 

NARCISSISTER (NY)

photo by A L Steiner

Narcissister is a wildly original, award-winning performer and multi-media artist who has presented work in major experimental, burlesque and popular venues from LA to Moscow and from NY to Nice. In addition being a featured performer at The Box NYC, she has presented work in New York at The New Museum, Deitch Projects, The Kitchen, and at Abrons Art Center. She has been invited to present her work as part of the Music Biennale in Zagreb, Croatia, at Chicks on Speed’s Girl Monster Festival in Hamburg, Germany, and at The Festival of Women in Ljubljana, Slovania. She has also presented work at Warehouse 09, Copenhagen’s first live art festival, and at the Bodies of Babel and CAMP/antiCAMP festivals in Germany. In response to her wildly original shows, Narcissister has been receiving worldwide recognition as an outstanding artist and performer though the written word, invitations, and awards. She also works in collage, sculpture, printmaking, and photography.

More info: http://www.narcissister.com/

 

EARTHMASTERS (NY)

EarthMasters is an attempt to integrate varying and constantly evolving forms of synthesis, mediate sonic exploration, and penetrate outmoded states of consciousness.

More info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/EarthMasters/

 

ISA CHRIST (NY)

ISA CHRIST PORT D'OR T W E N T Y T W E L V E IS IN YOUR MIND

More info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Isa+Christ

 

THE SECOND SUN (NY)

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The Second Sun (NY) is Kyle Clyde and Patrick Cole

 

SONYA STEFAN (QC)

Producing video/film/dance work with artists Sylvain Poirier and Yves St. Pierre, in their company bande interdite, Sonya Stefan's work have been exhibited in Festival du nouveau cinéma, Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, and the International Video Dance Festivals in Japan, Italy, Argentina and England. Her most recent endeavors include producing, directing and performing in a 5-screen installation winning the Mel Hoppenhiem Cinema Award as well as performing in underground film performance groups such as IHE and Groop Index. Her interest in creating films is inspired from her professional career in contemporary dance, which began in 1996, performing with Fondation Jean Pierre Perreault, Cas Public, Montreal Danse, Les Carres des Lombes, and Toronto Dance Theatre as well as rehearsal directing and touring extensively throughout Canada and Europe with Jean-Pierre Perreault's, JOE.

More info: http://cargocollective.com/groopindex/Shows

 

ALAIN LEFEBVRE (QC)

In 2002, Alain Lefebvre started Total Music as an experimental recording project. His strange lo-fi experiments yielded a highly personal body of work totaling eleven self-produced albums. A gradual shift towards live performance started in 2007. Now, he performs regularly (mostly in Montreal) using his accumulation of pedals and lo-fi devices in a style that he describes as “coloristic”.

More info: www.soundcloud.com/alain-lefebvre

 

JEAN-SÉBASTIEN TRUCHY (QC)

Jean-Sébastien Truchy, ex Fly Pan Am and Set Fire To Flames, now plays with Souffle, Labios, Femminielli and under his own name. He is very attached to 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.

More info: http://losdiscosenfantasmes.blogspot.com/ 

 

KATHERINE KLINE AND LEYLA MAJERI (QC)

Leyla Majeri makes art, plays in Yomul Yuk and studies medicinal plants. Katherine Kline studies the unconscious and plays in Dreamcatcher and The You Me Colour Band. Together they create Zodiacal Light, a performance for 16'' film and sound, featuring nature, machine, and cosmos. Kline and Majeri live and work in Montreal.

More info: http://www.myspace.com/thisisdreamcatcher & http://lmajeri.blogspot.ca

 

ERIN SEXTON (QC)

Montreal-based artist Erin Sexton explores matter, energy, space, and time through sound, performance, installation, and video. Drawing from theoretical physics and mysticism, her work is both rigorously conceptual and playfully improvisational. Through analog electronics, feedback, electromagnetic fields, and phenomenological experimentation she creates direct links between lived experience and the processes of nature, from the sub atomic to the astronomical. Performing internationally, she collaborates most often with Magali Babin (CA), Julie Rousse (FR), Ignaz Schick (DE), Martin Tétreault (CA), and Alexander Wilson (CA, as Ænth). She has released 2 major albums: Horizon (2011, les encodage de l’oubli) and Aircraft (2004, independent), and is featured on multiple compilations. Recent years have marked a shift towards site-specific performance and sound installation work with her ‘Other dimensions’ series, and she continues to blur the line between personal ritual and scientific experiment to create actual and imaginary machines alike.

More info: http://erinsexton.com

 

ALEXANDER WILSON (QC)

Alexander Wilson is a media artist, performer, musician, theatre director and theorist based in Montreal, Canada. His broadly interdisciplinary practice deals with processes of self-organization, evolution, chaos, signification and ritual. His audiovisual performances involve the synchronization of patterns of light and sound, and have been presented in Canada, USA, France, Spain, Germany and Greece. He has also composed electro-acoustic music for film, produced experimental videos which have success in film festivals, and has been commissioned to produce large scale interactive architectural installations (Hinge_Dimension, with Karmen Franinovic, 2007). As co-founder of Parabolik Guerilla Theatre, he has also directed several experimental works for the stage: Organon (2012), Homo Faber (2012), $ymbolocaust (2007). His music output revolves around his solo electronics improvisations, his psychedelic electro project 01ek (Suicide Prevention, 2007, Oral records, Imposture & Vacuity, 2010 Encodages de l’oubli), the duo Ænth (with Erin Sexton) and with the live-electronics trio K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O. (with Alexandre St-Onge et Jonathan Parant: Blessure narcissique, Encodages de l’oubli, 2012, Se résigner au silence extraterrestre, Los discos Enfantasmes, 2011, Existe, Encodages de l’oubli, 2009). Currently working toward a PhD at UQAM, his dissertation investigates the subject of Art and Emergence. He teaches video, performance, media arts and philosophy of art at Concordia University in Montreal.

More info: http://alexanderwilson.net

 

CORY O'BRIEN AND MEI MEI CHANG (DC)

Dì Tuī Piàn Duàn / 遞推片段 ("Recursive Frame Fragmentation") is a collaboration between Mei Mei Chang (live video, light, objects) and Cory O'Brien (snare drum, electronics). Recursion is presented as infinite audio and video feedback. Fragmentation is the alteration and destruction of objects, sound and light. The subject of fragmentation is the internal perception, mental frame, memory, or idea. Performances are real-time and improvised, using snare drum and infrared CCTV camera as the main instruments. Sustaining textures and motifs allow close inspection of the viewers own perception of the work. The result is simultaneously visceral, organic, frightening, and encompassing.

More info: http://di-tui-pian-duan.com/ 

 

PHILLIP STEARNS (NY)

Phillip Stearns works with electronics to create intense sonic and visual phenomenon. He received his MFA in music composition and integrated media from the California Institute of Arts in 2007 and his BS in music technology from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2005. In 2011, he curated the 8th annual Bent Festival (NYC). His work has been exhibited internationally at electronics arts festivals, museums, and galleries including: Harvestworks (2010 NYC); Gli.tc/H (2010 Chicago, IL); Festival De Arte Digital (2010 Belo Horizonte, Brazil); FILE (2009 Sao Paulo, Brazil); NIME (2009 Pittsburgh, PA); Filmer La Musique (2009 Paris, France); FONLAD (2009 Coimbra, Portugal); Torrance Art Museum (2008, 2007 Los Angeles, CA); Optica Film Festival (2011, 2008 Spain). He has participated in residencies at IEA (2012), Museums Quartier (Vienna 2010), STEIM (Amsterdam 2007), Experimental Television Center (NY 2009), Harvestworks (NY 2010), and was awarded the Free103Point9 2010-2011 AIRtime fellowship.

More info: http://phillipstearns.com 

 

JEAN BOURBONNAIS / CA CA CA (QC)

Jean Bourbonnais has been active in Montreal's Underground film community for the last ten years. Producing & directing numerous feature-length documentaries on Artistic figures like Kenneth Anger, Steven Johnson Leyba & Peter Whitehead, he has also produced & directed numerous feature-length experimental film installations & numerous short works. He is also founder & director of Montreal's Satanism Fest & Editor in Chief of Les Sept Âmes magazine. As an occultist, he is now initiating a meditation on the geometrical shape of the Square.

More info: http://ihek.org/

 

BOB BELLERUE / DIABLO (NY)

photo by Wild Don Lewis

Curator and noise artist Bob Bellerue lives in Bushwick NY. He has been performing and producing events going back to 1987, under various names including Hafnormal, Redglaer, and Diablo, as well as the collaborative projects KILT (with Raven Chacon and Sandor Finta), Terrier (with Wm Berger), and various collaborations (Mister Matthews, Ed Bear, Jeff Donaldson, Telecult Powers, Tecumseh). 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 (as part of Shinkoyo Circus), Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Noise Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, PDX Noise Festival, Radio Epsilonia (Paris), WFMU, KFJC, KXLU, Stanford University, UCSD, and UCLA. 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: http://halfnormal.com

 

Mysterious House is the solo digital noise project of James JA Mercer, who lives in New York. Plenty of dynamic range, moods, and materiality. Spastic often. More info: http://www.james.trummerkind.com/

 

video screening artists: (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

Alex Nathanson is a video artist, photographer, and curator based in New York. He is a member of the curatorial collective Pulp Legend and, along with Dylan Neely, founded The Bat Barn, a performance space in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. His work has been shown at PS122 Gallery, 25CPW, the School of the International Center of Photography, and numerous publications. His live video projects have been presented in collaboration with the bands Man Forever, Vernous, John Snyder, and composer/violinist Dylan Neely at numerous art spaces in New York City and the greater north east. More info: http://alexnathanson.com

Andy Ortmann is a trans-media artist, currently exploring the realm of video. Utilizing Hybrid Systems (Audio/ Video Modular Synthesizers, Pixel Vision Camera & Computer) examining the borders between the conscious and the unsubconscious, by way of thought injection, subliminals & pataphysical chromotherapy. Predominantly working in the world of Electronics and Composition, Ortmann's work has been published in Italy, Germany, France, Ecuador, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Belgium, England, Canada as well as America. Ortmann has been awarded several Arts Grants over the years which have funded Visual, Audio, Performance and Conceptual pieces. He received his MFA in Sound from SAIC in 2012. Ortmann hosts The Eternal Now podcast on WFMU, which focuses on Experimental and Electronic Music. In addition, he is the founder of the long-running experimental conceptual group Panicsville as well as curator of the Nihilist records label. More info: http://www.nihilistrecords.net/

Brendan Byrne is an electronic artist from Brooklyn. He is the former curator of experimental music and mixed media at The Tank, a non-profit performing arts presenter in New York City. He is co-founder and co-producer of the In/Out Festival, a day-long event featuring workshops and performances from leaders in the computer music industry. Brendan also curates the annual circuit-bending festival, Bent Fest. He currently works as an electrician and lighting designer for theatrical productions. More info: http://www.brendanbyrne.us/

CAROLE KIM is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on live video performance and performance-based video installation. She explores video for its most tactile, expressive and responsive potential as a live medium. Kim is interested in the experiential impact of emergent technologies and their metaphorical potential. She seeks an integration of media where moving image, sound, dance and space are on equal planes engaging in a dynamic reciprocating and mutually supportive dialogue. Kim's installations are hybrid spaces in which the illusory and actual (i.e. mediated and live) merge together in an "other worldly" environment. She has exhibited and performed widely in the US and abroad. Recent performance venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art-Los Angeles, REDCAT/Disney Hall, the Getty Center, AxS Art and Science Festival- Art Center Wind Tunnel Gallery, Springwave Festival/LIG Performing Arts Hall (Seoul, Korea), Decibel Festival/Seattle, the Stanford Jazz Festival, Issue Project Room and Engine 27 (New York), Arts, Media and Engineering Program (AME) Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) and the Knitting Factory (LA). Her single-channel work has been screened at the Museum of Modern Art-New York, Trampoline: Platform for New Media Art (Nottingham, England), ArtSonje Center (Seoul, Korea) plus numerous festivals in Brazil, Australia, Japan, Germany, England, Estonia and Latvia. Recently, she was in residence at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, a Master Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, and a Cultural Crossroads resident at the Holter Museum of Art in Montana. Her work has been supported by the Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Durfee Foundation, REDCAT, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), The Getty Center, The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS), Newtown, Turbulence.org, California Institute of the Arts, and The Center for Experiments in Art, Information, and Technology. More info: http://www.carolekim.com

Charles Chadwick is a filmmaker residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a recent graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute graduate film program. His recent work has focused on documenting and poeticizing sites of societal neglect, mostly on hand-processed super8 film. In addition, he has been experimenting with outdated video technology as an exploration of an active resistance to current high tech video production methodologies. His films have played at such venues as The Hummadruz Global Sounds Film Festival (which toured Japan), The International Experimental Cinema Exposition, Craig Baldwin's Other Cinema, the 11th Festival des Cinema Differents in Paris, France, as wells as the Crossroads Film Festival (San Francisco Cinematheque), and others both national and international. More info: infiltration834@gmail.com Angela Holm is a photographer, filmmaker, and producer working in San Francisco. Her photographs and films deal with themes of esoteric communication and ethnobotanical mysteries. Currently Angela’s photos are in exhibition at Google, Mountain View Headquarters. Angela produced the restoration of the famous German silent film, Pandora's Box, 1929, funded by Hugh M. Hefner.

Claudia X. Valdes is an intermedia artist concerned with time, memory, perception, and embodiment. She was born in Santiago, Chile. Her current research focuses on the study of visual-acoustic perception through the lens of neuroscience. Her work has exhibited & screened internationally including at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; SITE Santa Fe, NM; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; WRO Center for Media Art, Wroclaw, Poland; the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland; the UCR/California Museum of Photography; Centro Multimedia/Centro National de las Artes, Mexico; the Werkstätten und Kulturhaus, Austria; the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA; Seattle Art Museum, WA; Charles B. Wang Center, SUNY Stony Brook; Exit Art, NY; Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany; San Francisco Art Institute/Walter McBean Gallery; and the Instituto Chileno Norteamericano, Santiago, Chile. A 5,000 ft2 solo retrospective, entitled TEN MILLION DEGREES, was featured at Lawrimore Project in Seattle, WA (2009). Valdes has received numerous honors for her creative work including a 2008 Scholarship from the Santa Fe Art Institute; a 2007 Artist Grant from the Puffin Foundation; Honorable Mention at the 2006 Transmediale festival for art and digital culture in Berlin, Germany; and a 2006 Creative Capital Professional Development Retreat at the Santa Fe Art Institute. She was an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts from 2001-2003. Valdes lives and works in Albuquerque, NM where she is Assistant Professor of Electronic Arts at the University of New Mexico. More info: http://www.claudiaxvaldes.com William Fowler Collins (b.1974) is a musician whose work explores and synthesizes both musical and extra-musical elements. His work has been described as a cinematic blending of several different genres of music including, but not limited to, dark ambient, drone, electroacoustic, and noise. Collins records for the Type Records, Utech Records, and Handmade Birds record labels. He has also released music on the Digitalis and Root Strata labels. His most recent album, The Resurrections Unseen (TYPE103), was released in October 2011. His 2009 release, Perdition Hill Radio (TYPE046) received international critical acclaim and was listed by Boomkat as one of the top 100 albums of 2009. More info: http://www.williamfowlercollins.com

Daniel Terna (b. 1987, Brooklyn, NY) works primarily in video and photography, and utilizes lens-based media’s ability to trigger memory. Terna’s work questions when and why we choose to make photographs and his images examine the relationship we had with photography in the past, and what it has become today. Terna’s video work blends a personal photographic narrative with a cultural tourist’s usage of photography, engaging in the very practice that is being critiqued. Terna’s I’ll See You on The Beach (2009), a project that looked at the incongruous relationship that exists between the civilian world and unintentional monuments, forms of civil protection, and museum exhibits, was shown at Woods Gallery (Annandale-on-Hudson), and in Brooklyn at the Greenpoint Gallery and RABBITHOLE Gallery. His most recent video project Before After (2011), in collaboration with artist Michael Kugler, has been screened at UnionDocs in Brooklyn and at Kayuto Gallery in Tokyo, and was selected to take part in OK Video FLESH at the 5th International Jakarta Film Festival (2011). NURTUREart Gallery in Bushwick recently included Before After in the third season of its “Videorover” program. Terna graduated from Bard College (BA, Photography, 2009). More info: http://danielterna.com Michael Kugler is a Brooklyn, NY native who graduated with a BA in Comparative Arts from Washington University in St. Louis (2007). He has worked as a media educator with organizations including the Tribeca Film Institute, the Museum of the Moving Image, the Jacob Burns Media Arts Lab, and Urban Arts Partnership. His films and audiovisual installations have been exhibited in the US and in Japan. Michael is currently pursuing an MA in Media Art in Design at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany.

Devin Maxwell is a multi-faceted musician, percussionist, composer, record producer, and conductor whose keen interest in experimental music and music technology has put him at the forefront of experimental music interpretation, composition, concert curation, and performance. After a successful career as a musician entrepreneur and commercial musician, he is now focusing on original work, pursuing his Ph. D in Music Composition at the University of Utah. His orchestra piece “PH1”, called “dissonant” “modernist” and “a puzzle” by the American Record Guide, was recorded by the Kiev Radio Symphony and will be premiered in April, 2012. The Japanese ensemble “mmm...” recently recorded “Drifting”s for the weekly music magazine Hibari.. His chamber music “PH3” is featured in the magazine Postmodern Culture January 2012 edition. He frequently collaborates with choreographer Jessica Gaynor, filmmaker Rollin Hunt and designer Phillip Niemeyer. His music has been featured at Columbia University, Dartmouth University, Kenyon College, The Stone, The Ontological-Hysteric Incubator, and many other venues. Known for his interpretations of the music of John Cage his performances of “Credo in US”, and “27.10 for a Percussionist” opened the Los Angeles John Cage Festival in 2002. He has performed and recorded extensively with performing artists and chamber groups including Dither, So Percussion, Anni Rossi, and Bat for Lashes. He also curates performances at Listen/Space in Brooklyn, NY. More info: http://www.listenspacenyc.com

Eliza Swann is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York and London. She graduated from The San Francisco Art Institute with a BA in Painting in 2004 and from Central St. Martins with an MA in Fine Art in 2012. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at The Academy of the Science of Acting and Directing in London and Guest Projects, also in London. She is also a co-director of The Heliopolis Project in Brooklyn and a contributing writer for Bomblog, Arthur Magazine, and Perfect Wave Magazine. More info: http://www.elizaswann.com

Media artists and medium hackers Evan Kühl and Ben Baker-Smith manipulate signals in realtime using an instrument constructed from a variety of archaic and custom-built audio/video hardware. They use this infinitely modular instrument to seek out synaesthetic experiences. Casting aside preconceptions of media standards, they choose instead to explore the extreme reaches of the medium’s potential, bound only by the limits of what consumer media devices (televisions, speakers, etc.) will display, not by their intended use. More info: http://vaudeosignal.com/

EyeBodega is the collaborative work of multi-disciplinary designers Rob Chabebe and Joe Perez. They create intuitive, inherently kinetic work in a variety of visual media ranging from print to video. They work to challenge themselves and their audience with experiences that have been flatteringly described as “post-apocalyptic modernism”. Their work has been seen on Pitchfork and Vice, in the Clocktower Gallery, Roulette and at Ende Tymes Festival, Neon Marshmallow Festival, among others, to create art that is a world of invisible things. Welcome to the world of invisible things. More info: http://eyebodega.com/

Since 1984 Fernanda d'Agostino has completed twenty-five public commissions and fifteen exhibitions, many incorporating moving images in novel ways. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her work has been recognized by a Bronson Fellowship, a Flintridge Foundation Fellowship, Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation, and state fellowships in Montana and Oregon. Fernanda is a pioneer in the use of outdoor video projections in public art. “Celestial Navigations,” video projections on a monumental navigational instrument, is sited at Seattle International Airport. (SEATAC) Portland State University’s “Intellectual Ecosystem” was a 2010 USA National Year in Review selection for its innovative use of moving images in a public place. Her 2008 video installation, Motion Studies, has screened at Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas, France; 809 International New Image Art Festival–China; Technarte, Spain; Madcat International Film Festival; EVA, London; Flying Films Festival, Berlin and at the Mumbai International Film Festiva, where it was a National Film Board of India selection. Recently Fernanda was a visiting artist at the American Academy of Rome, to begin development of “Shadows,” a multi chambered interactive video installation. Her 2011 interactive video installation “Pool” was exhibited as part of the Bronson Foundation’s 20 Year Anniversary Exhibition at the Eric and Ronna Hoffman Gallery of Art, and video from the project was also exhibited at the Greestone Gallery in England and “Hidden and Forbidden Identities” Venice. Pool will also be exhibited at "Currents" The Santa Fe International New Media Festival, in June 2012. More info: fernandadagostino.com/

F.P. Boué (aka Frankie) was born in Marburg, Germany and studied linguistics, the history of art, architecture and film in London and Paris. He has been living and working in New York since the early ‘90s and has been presenting three-dimensional works involving architecture, landscape and urban situations since 1981. His work has been exhibited at Galleria Luigi Deambrogi, Milan; Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, Galerie Corinne Hummel, Basel; Centro Galileo, Madrid; Markus Winter, Berlin; and Participant, Inc. New York. He began showing films in 1999. His films have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunstmuseum, Bern; Shedhalle Zürich; Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; New Museum, New York; and Tate Modern, London.

J. Robinson is a new media artist and an educator. He lives and works in Charlottesville, VA, USA. More info: http://robinsoncobras.com

Jean De Lacoste, born March 27th, 1984; Belgian video artist and musician; graduated in 2009 from the E.R.G., Brussels, lives and works in Brussels. His work is a reflection on the phenomenological apprehension of inhabited, familiar places (related to souvenirs, family, anecdotes). Non-places which don’t really belong to anyone, places we go through, that can even liberate us. This notion of « affect » is translated suggestively and distantly through editing image and sound. More info: http://www.jeandl.net/

jonCates makes Computer Witchcraft / Glitchcraft, Dirty New Media Art and Noise. More info: http://systemsapproach.net

Karl Lemieux is a filmmaker and co-founder of Double Negative, a Montreal-based film collective. Several of his short films including Motion of Light (2004), Western Sunburn (2007), Trash and no star ! (2008), Passage (2008) and Mamori (2010) have screened internationally in underground music venues, Cinematheques, museums, galleries, and renowned film festivals including Views from the Avant Garde – New-York Film Festival, Rotterdam Int. Film Festival, Toronto Int. Film Festival. His most recent work, Mamori, produced by the National Film Board of Canada with music by Francisco Lopez , was presented as a solo exhibit at the Montreal Contemporary Arts Museum and was awarded the Grand Prize at the 25 fps International Experimental Film Festival in Zagreb. His live 16mm film projection performances include ongoing collaborations with sound artists Godspeed You ! Black Emperor, BJ Nilsen, Novi_Sad, Hiss Tracts David Bryant, Kevin Doria [Growing], Jonathan Parant [Fly Pan Am]), Hyena Hive and Esprits Frappeurs (Philippe Lambert, Alexandre St-Onge. He has also contributed to three theatre productions by Marie Brassard. More info: http://doublenegativecollective.blogspot.com/

Krista Hoefle's installations and video explore cyborg identity, the (female) body mediated and transformed by technology. Hoefle creates speculative narratives about a fictional character that–unlike the anti-science morality tale of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein–reside in a techno-utopian future, filled with visual traces of brilliant, creative intelligences. Pre-cyborg realities are presented as restrained and limited, while transhuman existences blossom with vivid and bright cybernetic optimism. These narratives are constructed through a combination of electronic objects, prints, video, sound, and other technologically infused elements intermingled together in an installation environment that bleeps and blops. More info: http://kristahoefle.com

Kyle Clyde (b. 1983; New Orleans, LA) studied film/video at the Cooper Union under Shelly Silver, Walid Raad, Sharon Hayes, and Rita Meyers, supplemented by an un-formal education as a Kim's rental clerk and Movie Gallery cardholder. She has taught video production at Bronx-based high schools, Manhattan cable access, and Antioch College. This video, composed of horror film clips, politicizes the edit, repetition, and the quick-cut experimental genre at large. In addition to video, Kyle Clyde also produces noise music and plays with Second Sun at this year's festival. More info: http://www.kyleclyde.com/

LAMASHTU is Frédérick Maheux, from Montréal, Québec, Canada. He specializes in vidéos, collages et bruits... En quête du paraclet industrio-militaire. Décoder l'hermétisme psychosexuel. Synesthésie de faits divers. Système d'infiltration et d'analyse érotomaniaque. More info: http://www.lamashtu.net/

Lili White is a video artist, writer, producer, director, editor, and performer. More info: http://liliwhite.com/

Markus Keim was born in 1969 (Italy) and worked with various media of film, video, performance, installation and theater works. More info: markus.keim@gmx.at Beate Hecher was born in 1972 (Austria), studied in Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and worked with various media of film, video, performance, installation and theater works. Their collaborative works were invited to the several international festivals and venues. More info: beate.hecher@chello.at

Born in 1989, Max Weinman grew up in Manhattan. After graduating from Bard College in 2011, where he received the Maya Deren Award for Film, Weinman has shown his diaristic films in numerous international festivals and exhibitions, including River's Edge International Film Festival and Anthology Film Archives. Now based in Berlin, Max continues to create projections and visuals for music performances as well as pursuing collaborations with other experimental visual and sound artists. Now based in Berlin, Max continues to create projections and visuals for music performances as well as pursuing collaborations with other experimental visual and sound artists. More info: http://vimeo.com/maxweinman

Megan Moncrief was raised in Louisiana and makes her home in Brooklyn, NY. She creates sound and video as Lazurite, makes 2D work under her regular-person name, and scratches at a bass in the psych ensemble Warcries. She was founder and director of departed Brooklyn gallery Brewer's Mansion, and is a collaborative curator under the LoXM (Ladies of Experimental Music) umbrella. More info: http://meganmoncrief.com

Michael James Olson is a composer and media artist currently residing in Indiana. His work focuses on the intersections of traditional instrumentation with various media such as video, interactive electronics, and multi-channel audio. His works have been performed at festivals and venues such as NYCEMF (New York), IIT Technology Festival (Mumbai), SEAMUS (Miami), Noisefloor Festival (UK), EMM(Illinois), International Saxophone Symposium (Virginia), FEAsT Festival (Florida), Electroacoustic Juke Joint (Mississippi), Channel Noise (Georgia), and the ICMC(New York). Michael holds a M.M. from Georgia Southern University where he studied composition with John Thompson, and is presently a doctoral student at Ball State University where he studies composition with Michael Pounds and Keith Kothman. More info: http://michaeljamesolson.com

Michael Woody is currently working at the University of Illinois where he teaches 4_D design and Video Production. His work is focused on issues of memory, history and narrative. He is currently developing a project based on the exploration of marginal and extreme cultures in an attempt to define prophetic visions of liberation. For the last 5 years, his work has been shown in fairs, festivals and galleries in and around New York, New Mexico, Chicago and Los Angeles. More info: http://michael-woody.com/

MV CARBON is a Brooklyn based sound artist and producer. Her work sound is comprised of complex, woven rhythmic structures and soundscapes that are formed with vintage drum machines, cello, guitar, analog synths, analog reel to reel tape machines, field recordings and vocals. She has collaborated with many artists including Tony Conrad, Aki Onda, Evan Parker, Alex Waterman, Okkyung Lee, C. Spencer Yeh, and John Wiese. She is half of the electronic dark wave duo, Metalux, (5rc, Hanson, Load Records, No Fun Productions, Rampage, Recipient, Veglia). Her previous projects have included Bride of No No (Atavistic, Troubleman unlimited), Bad Faces (Fi and Fear ) and Foamula (self released). Her solo album, Dislodged Perihelion, has been released on Ecstatic Peace. More info: http://mvcarbon.wordpress.com

Paul O Donoghue aka Ocusonic is an Irish composer/ audio visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland. He has released music under a number of pseudonyms for a variety of labels and produced music for television and radio. To date his audio visual work has screened internationally at more than 180 festivals and galleries in over 45 countries.
His current work is entirely audio visual and explores a disparate collection of methods and techniques for the creation of visual music. Underpinning all of these disciplines is Ocusonics, the real-time generation of synchronous audio and visual material. More info: http://www.ocusonic.com/

Sabrina Ratté lives and works in Montreal. Her video work mixes digital and analog techniques and often deals with the diverse manifestations of light. She is also interested by the relationship between electronic music and the electronic image, and she often collaborates with musicians in different contexts. She has an ongoing collaboration with composer Roger Tellier-Craig, with whom she also performs live video projections. Her work has been shown in different galeries and festivals internationally, and her recent videos with Le Révélateur have been released on DVD by the San Francisco Label Root Strata. More info: http://sabrinaratte.com/

Sally Richardson is an experimental video artist from Birmingham, Alabama. She studied film and video at Bennington College in Vermont and has shown her work internationally. In her ongoing VHS Dream Factory project she takes analogue home movies & found footage culled from the discards of her generation’s childhood and sculpts them into visually inviting moments of metamorphosis, playing with themes of isolation, self-distraction, catharsis and transformation. She is the recipient of a 2012-2013 Fulbright grant in video art.

 

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