news flash: videos from the fest available on MATH BILL's youtube channel - ALL HAIL MATH BILL
WKCR appearances by festival artists from 6/19-23
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - check out the schedule here and then write the address at the bottom of the page with your preferred time slot(s).
on EastVillageradio.com: 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend Ende Tymes Noise Fest This Weekend and radio heart interview and performance
on Village Voice Q&A: Ende Tymes Fest Organizer Bob Bellerue On The Apocalypse And The Evolution Of Noise
NME videos: Vertonen Gen Ken Montgomery
Party Lab recordings
Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation :: June 24-26 @ Silent Barn & Outpost :: Ridgewood NY
Silent Barn is at 915 Wyckoff Ave and facebook.com/silentbarn
Outpost is at 1665 Norman St and outpostedit.org
L to Halsey, M to Myrtle/Wyckoff
Live noise and experimental music Fri-Sun 8pm-late @ Silent Barn
Video screenings Fri-Sun 6-8pm @ Outpost. full program notes available soon
Artist discussion 3-5pm Sat @ Outpost with Phill Niblock, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Al Margolis, Katherine Liberovskaya, AMK, Rat Bastard, Gen Ken Montgomery, and Damion Romero. subject: "Street-level experimental music and the evolution of technology and culture"
Sound installations all weekend at Silent Barn by Tom Grimley and Bob Bellerue
tickets available at the door: $10 / night, $25 / weekend
all events at Outpost are FREE
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. write me for more info - see email below
NOTE: THIS SHOW WILL RUN ON TIME. no BYOB, there will be refreshment available.
info / press: Bob Bellerue, bob AAT halfnormal DOOT com
6:00pm Stephen Shearer "The Golden Age"
Ocusonic "A Diamond Forms Under Pressure"
Kamran Sadeghi "Cohesion"
enrique maitland “#8 SWEET:BOX”
Clint Enns "Lucifer Bearer of Light"
Brian Edgerton "A Flash"
Eric Ostrowski "OBEY"
EyeBodega (Rob Chabebe & Joe Perez) "Discrete Forests"
Sara Sun "Blue"
Bradley Eros + Tim Geraghty "TRANSTRANS (TRANSFORMERS Transformed)"
Chris Rice “Death Cry (Siren Song)”
Zach Layton "untitled"
7:00pm C Spencer Yeh live set
7:20pm David Linton live set
8:00 PM doors open
9:00 PM Pharmakon
9:20 PM Rust Worship
9:40 PM Twisty Cat
10:00 PM Postcommodity (OK/NM)
10:20 PM Fatale (IL)
10:40 PM Jeff Carey (MD)
11:00 PM Vertonen (IL)
11:20 PM Crank Sturgeon (ME)
11:40 PM MV Carbon
12:10 AM BWT (IL)
12:30 AM Bran(…)Pos (CA)
12:50 AM The Rat Bastard Experience (FL)
1:20 AM ISA Christ
1:40 AM Hex Breaker Quartet
3-5PM discussion with Phill Niblock, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Al Margolis, Katherine Liberovskaya, AMK, Rat Bastard, Gen Ken Montgomery, and Damion Romero
6:00PM Alexei Dmitriev "Abstract?"
Renata Padovan "Tulips for Iguazu"
Maile Colbert "Over The Eyes"
Paul Prudence + Francisco López "Hydro-Organic Machine Study"
Ryan Marino "All That Remains"
Carole Kim + Carl Stone "Under Glass"
Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa + Tristan Shepherd "And They Watched The World All Around"
Mike & Dawn Haleta "Cycle412" & "Poly Floater Study"
Shanna Maurizi + Julia Shirar "Landscape: Los Angeles"
Jeff Gburek "The Perfect Sentence is the Perfect Silence"
7:15pm Bruce Tovsky live set
7:35pm Katherine Liberovskaya + Al Margolis live set
8:00 PM doors open
9:00 PM John Mannion
9:20 PM Page27 (CO)
9:40 PM KILT (NM/NYC)
10:00 PM Dog Lady (MI)
10:20 PM Phill Niblock
11:20 PM Sick Llama (MI)
11:40 PM Novasak (CO)
12:00 AM AMK (CA)
12:30 AM Andrew Coltrane (MI)
12:50 AM GX Jupitter-Larsen (CA)
1:20 AM Kyle Clyde
1:40 AM Yellow Tears
2:00 AM SPECIAL GUEST Skin Graft (MI)
6:00pm Russell Chartier "Confined"
Jean D.L. "A long night…"
James Elaine + William Basinski "Blueprints on a Winter Pond"
Jeff Carey "Mod, Impulse"
Lucas Abela "DJ Smallcock's Vinyl Arcade"
Z'EV "KALIgraphix 3 ...........for Brion Gysin"
Joshua Bastien + Dreamcatcher (Blake Hargreaves & Katherine Kline)
Cristopher Cichocki "Cycle in Cycle" & "Storm Drain"
Fabio Scaccioli + Volcano the Bear "Vita notturna di una pozzanghera / Nightlife in a puddle"
7:00pm Daniel Iglesia live set
7:20pm Fyxzis (Steven Flato, Richard Kamerman, Corey Larkin) live set
8:00 PM doors open
9:00 PM EID
9:10 PM Cowards
9:30 PM Liam Mooney (CA)
9:50 PM Gen Ken Montgomery
10:10 PM Work/Death (RI)
10:30 PM Monsturo (CA)
10:50 PM Mike Shiflet (OH)
11:10 PM Damion Romero (CA)
11:40 PM IDM Theftable (ME)
12:00 AM Jason Soliday (IL)
12:20 AM Opponents
12:40 AM Lolly Gesserit (RI)
Ende Tymes Festival 2011 is supported by funds from the Experimental TV Center, NYSCA, and many Kickstarter supporters
check us out on Kickstarter (some rewards will be available at the fest)
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6/12 & 19: live appearances by festival organizer Bob Bellerue on East Village Radio's Just Music and Radio Heart programs
6/19-23: live appearances by Bob Bellerue, Twisty Cat, ISA Christ, Postcommodity, and a special Phill Niblock retrospective (with exclusive recordings from his loft) on WKCR
6/23 Port d'Or: ALMS.PACING.PUSDRAINER.MOTIV-A.BALDER.XANTHOCEPHALUS more info
poster artwork by Ashley N Purciello. more info
performing and installation artist biographies:
Phill Niblock is a New York-based minimalist intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers, and director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation born in the flames of 1968's barricade-hopping. He makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time. He has been a maverick presence on the fringes of the avant garde ever since. Since 1968 Phill has put on over 1000 concerts in his loft space, including Ryoji Ikeda, Zbigniew Karkowski, Jim O'Rourke. More info: http://www.phillniblock.com/
GX Jupitter-Larsen is an artist, based in Hollywood, California, who's been active in a number of underground art scenes since 1979. Jupitter-Larsen has been involved in punk rock, mail art, cassette culture, the noise music scene, and zine culture. During the 1990s he was the sound designer for the performances of Mark Pauline's Survival Research Laboratories. His best known work's as the founder of the noise act The Haters, who've performed all over the world, and appear on over 300 CD & record releases. More info: http://www.jupitter-larsen.com/
AMK is an American experimental musician who has been active since the early 80s, and created his own label Banned Production which has hundreds of releases. "I like to be involved with the things I do. One of the reasons I don’t do many pro CD releases is that I’m not involved in it every step of the way. When I cook, I know what I eat and how I want to make it to taste. Cutting up records is just fun. I guess the connection that can be drawn through all that is that I like to control things as much as I can. I don’t work all that well with others in a lot of ways. Cooking and packaging have to be done in a certain way, probably not the best way but the way I do it." More info: http://www.bannedproduction.com/
Damion Romero is a Los Angeles based practitioner of power acoustics and intense low-level sound manipulation. He has recorded as Speculum Fight, and collaborated with MSBR, Astro, Spencer Yeh, and many more. He is a consistent source of fascinating buzz and drone and somehow manages to translate inherently physical and spatial sound amazingly onto analog and digitally recorded media. More info: http://www.poweracoustics.org/
Without formal training in music and art, Gen Ken Montgomery has been involved in experimental music and art based in new York City since 1978. Montgomery founded the Generations Unlimited and co-founded the Pogus Productions labels of experimental music, and in 1989, he founded Generator, the first Sound Art gallery in New York City. Montgomery has been a guest curator and surreptitiously assisted other curators for a variety of projects specializing in Sound Art and experimental music since. Presently he publishes recordings of other sound artists through Generator Sound Art online. Presently his sound work ICEBREAKER can be heard in the exhibition Looking at Music 3.0 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. More info: http://www.genkenmontgomery.com
Vertonen has been the solo project of Blake Edwards since 1991. Using a wide array of source material, including custom-built pedals, hand altered records, an oversized Russian synthesizer, shortwave radio, and field recordings, his audio explorations have included musique concrete, drones, harsh noise, and off-kilter lurching rhythms. His most recent work has focused on using dead and dying media to accentuate communication and its various limitations / frequent failings. Edwards has received four City of Chicago arts grants in recognition of his work, and he also runs the experimental music label CIP, releasing works by both new and well-known artists including Z'EV, Leticia Castaneda, Wolf Eyes, Joe Colley, and Brutum Fulmen. More info: cipsite.net
MV Carbon is a Brooklyn based artist and musician who uses tape machines, voice, electric cello, field recordings, and hand built electronics in her work. She has performed nationally and internationally with her solo work as well as in collaborations with a fine array of musicians. Her work has been exhibited at galleries including the Butcher Shop (Chicago), D'Amelio Terras (NYC), Louis V.E.S.P.(NYC), MCCaigwelles Gallery (NYC), Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PGH), Salon Invisible (Chicago), Three Rivers Arts Festival (PGH), and West Nile (NYC). She has performed sonically in spaces including Arnolfi (UK), Issue Project Room (NYC), Metropolitian Museum of Art (NY), Museum of Contempory Art (Chicago), Musuem of Contemporary Art (Detroit), Nefertiti Jazz Club (Sweden), PS1 Contemporary Art (NYC), Roulette (NYC), The Sage, (UK), The Stone (NYC), the Tate Modern (UK), and Tesla (Berlin). More info: http://www.metalux.cc
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/
Crank Sturgeon has been active in performance, installation, and sound art since 1992. A comical conceptualist, Crank blends pun and the profane into noisy, happy accidents. Accompanied by ridiculous costuming, athletic endurance, and audience participation, the end result is often a recipe that embraces the loud, the wet, and the celebratory. Also as an indefatigable nomad, Crank frequently tours his one man show across the USA and Europe; in 2010, as a featured performer at the NorCal Noise Festival, in Sacramento, CA; performing amplified badminton for the annual SPACE Block Party (curated by SPACE Gallery, in Portland, ME); as well as a solo installation at the MEME Gallery in Cambridge, MA. In recent years, Crank has also been a resident at Projektwerkstatt, an experimental artist workspace in Leipzig, Germany; guest artist at CESTA, an intermedia residency in Tabor, Czech Republic; as well as countless festivals such as WORM (held at the Rotterdam Institute of Architecture, Rotterdam, Netherlands), Wez to Wylasç, Warsaw, Poland, and the Antennae Festival, Paris, France. More info: http://www.cranksturgeon.com/
"Some facts about a man named Rat Bastard: Born Frank Falestra and unceremoniously given his current moniker by a shitty punk band he recorded 20 years ago, he lives in Miami, three blocks away from the thong-riddled shores of South Beach. He’s 50 years old and nearing a nice retirement from a job he’s had at an airline since just after high school. He’s recorded Blowfly, Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids, the Silos, the Mavericks, Harry Pussy, and the Eat, 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 shithole called Churchill’s pretty much every Thursday 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/
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 over 30 years. With his "Bicameral Research Sound & Projection System" (2004) Linton aims to make vibrational wave induced perceptual energy states manifest by deploying interconnected measures of electric sound & pulsing light in live action with hand manipulated objects in physical (live camera) space. He employs an integrated recursive analog audio-video feedback system of his own perversely simple design modulated by freehand intervention to deliver vigorous eye, ear, and - sometimes - body shaking realtime audio visual performances from which a kind of retro-tech animist ritual "medicine show" emerges where subject and object blur. Thematically David likes to consider that over the course of the 20th Century 60 Hz alternating electrical current gradually came to function as a primary subliminal Prana in the mass bio-energetic body/culture of human life in North America... More info: http://www.unitygain.org/bio/dl.html
Visual/sound artist Bruce Tovsky began painting at the age of 7 and started playing with tape recorders at the age of 10. After earning an MFA degree in Multimedia from Rutgers University in 1979 he began showing his video work across the USA, Europe and Japan. The late 70’s to mid 80’s also saw him involved in the downtown NYC film and music scene, where he produced records, made videos, and did live sound for Liquid Liquid, Model Citizens, Del Byzanteens and Dog Eat Dog among many others. In the 90's he also collaborated with several downtown NYC choreographers, with performances at Lincoln Center, Joyce Theater, The Kitchen and other venues around the world. The turn of the century saw him creating live video and sound improvisations - often in collaboration with artists such as John Hudak, Zach Layton, Shimpei Takeda and Richard Garet - in spaces around NYC, including Diapason, Experimental Intermedia, Issue Project Room, Fotofono, and his own studio space 106BLDG30 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. More info: http://www.skeletonhome.com/
C. Spencer Yeh was born in Taipei, Taiwan, studied film at Northwestern University in Chicago IL, repped Cincinnati OH for many years, and is now based in Brooklyn NY. He is recognized for his musical project Burning Star Core, as well as many other individual and collaborative artistic activities. He has worked with artists such as Tony Conrad, Mika Tajima and New Humans, Okkyung Lee, Ben Hall and Don Dietrich (as The New Monuments), Carlos Giffoni, Paul Flaherty, Aaron Dilloway, Aaron Moore, Thurston Moore, and Jandek, and has performed at events such as SONAR, Densités, All Tomorrow's Parties, and Frieze Arts Fair. Yeh has also exhibited his visual and multimedia works at national and international venues including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, the New Museum in New York City, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and alt.gallery in Newcastle. In the video medium, Yeh has worked with artists such as Hair Police, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, LoVid, Beast People, and Prurient. More info: http://www.dronedisco.com/
Katherine Liberovskaya is a video/media artist based in Montreal, Canada and New York City. Involved in experimental video since the 80s, she has produced numerous videos, video installations and performances shown around the world. Since 2001 her work mainly focuses on collaborations with composers/sound artists mainly in live video+sound performance. Among these: Phill Niblock, Al Margolis/If,Bwana, Keiko Uenishi (o.blaat), Zanana, Hitoshi Kojo, Tom Hamilton, David Watson, Anne Wellmer, David First, and many others. In addition to her art practice she has concurrently always been involved in the programming and organization of diverse media art events, notably with Studio XX and Espace Vidéographe in Montreal, as well as Experimental Intermedia, NY (Screen Compositions 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) and the OptoSonic Tea series at Diapason in NYC. More info: http://www.liberovskaya.net
Al Margolis was an activist in the 1980s American cassette underground through his cassette label Sound of Pig Music, and is co-founder of experimental music label Pogus Productions. Active under the name If, Bwana since 1984, making music that has swung between fairly spontaneous studio constructions and more process-oriented composition. More info: http://www.ifbwana.com
Andrew Coltrane is an electronic composer from Michigan, who also performs under the name Cold Turkey. In 1996 he started the tape / lathe cut record / art book / zines label Hermitage Tapes. More info: facebook
Tom Grimley is a Los Angeles-based music producer, engineer and experimental music composer. He studied music composition at Loyola Marymount University. A former member of the bands: Waldo The Dog Faced Boy, The Rentals, Slug, Jacknife, The Benett Band, Recess & more, Grimley co-founded the defunct record label WIN Records with Devin Sarno in 1989. The label was founded with the goal to “release records from friends who were making music that we believed in and felt should be heard." Grimley also ran Poop Alley Studios from 1991-1997, recording hundreds of L.A. bands. Poop Alley’s discography includes a variety of artists such as: Beck, that dog., The Rentals, Geraldine Fibbers, Spain, Slug, Lowercase, Popdefect, Petra Haden, Radies Man, Benett, Waldo The Dog Faced Boy, Rusty-Like, Rod Poole, Speculum Fight, The Centimeters, Polar Goldie Cats, Solid Eye, Charles Brown Superstar, Beth Capper, The Centimeters, Chika Chika, Jen Wood and Miss Murgatroid. In 2007, Grimley embarked on a tour of the United States administering experimental music performances with his self-constructed “automated electronic music ensemble.” More info: http://tomgrimley.org
Bob Bellerue is a sound artist, experimental musician, and creative technician based in Brooklyn NY. He performs solo under various names including Diablo, as well as the collaborative projects Terrier (with Wm Berger), and KILT (with Raven Chacon and Sandor Finta). 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
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
bran(...)pos is the solo experimental electronic music project of Jake Rodriguez. Given life in 1995, bran(...)pos focuses on real-time sonic plasticization and voice manipulation, achieving these ends with both hardware synthesizers and a custom set of software-based sound grapplers that interface with the real world via tactile control. bran(...)pos' recordings (heavy and heady like Cannibal Corpse doing Xenakis covers) and performances (rounded out with facial interpretations and physical gesture-butoh and Max Fleischer-inspired) are consistently praised for their inventiveness and attention to detail. More info: http://www.soundcrack.net/branpos/
ID M Theft Able to quote a random reviewer on the interwebs: “fantastic. Supersonic and supermorcelée sound poetry interpreted by soft bearded. Very beautiful sounds, very beautiful and short silences, very dynamics, much of humour… Between joining carried out into live and abstract exchanges with the public. Best noise (??) comedy act ever!” More info: http://www.kraag.org/id/
Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, Kade L. Twist and Nathan Young. Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage and respond to the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, decentralized, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence. Their debut LP “Your New Age Dream Contains More Blood Than You Imagine” will be released shortly by Anarchymoon Recordings. More info: http://postcommodity.com/
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
Liam Mooney is a composer (+ performer) of experimental music, of noisy sounds, inventor of unwieldy musical instruments. Though his earliest compositions were computer-based, they made heavy use of unusual, sometimes usual, acoustic sound sources, he soon sought ways to use these sources directly, without the computer. Spawning such groups as the Styrofoam Orchestra & the Dropping-Things-on-the-Floor Ensemble. He continues to focus on the sonic possibilities of everyday objects & on the physical properties of sound. Recent projects have involved popcorn, drinking straws, plastic bottles, soap, rubber bands, PVC pipes, dry ice, toy instruments, yogurt, balloons, drums, electric fans, foam, music boxes, & vacuum cleaners. More info: http://www.myspace.com/liammooney
Jason Soliday is a noise artist and experimental improviser based in Chicago IL. More info: http://www.jsoliday.com/
TwistyCat (Ed Bear and Lea Bertucci) is a Bass Clarinet and Baritone Saxophone duo founded in 2007. TwistyCat's compositions explore themes such as electronic abstraction of acoustic timbre, the bleed between the senses of sight and hearing, post-industrial dissonances, electroacoustic feedback, and radio as a vehicle for displacing sound. TwistyCat has performed at many venues and events in the Northeast, including the Darmstadt Festival at Issue Project Room, Mono No Aware at Galapagos Artspace, The New York Underground Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives, Roulette Intermedium at Location One, free103point9, and the Ontological-Hysteric Theater at St. Mark’s Church. TwistyCat was the 2009 recipient of the Jerome Foundation’s Emerging Composer’s Commission via Roulette. More info: http://www.twistycat.org/
KILT is the free-noise project of Bob Bellerue, Raven Chacon, and Sandor Finta. Vicious improvised electronics, with hearty resonances, mysterious collisions, and laser gun battles in the deep drones. "Harsh but colorful noise/ electro-acoustic squall" — Brian Turner, WFMU. More info: http://www.halfnormal.com/KILT.html
Sick Llama is the solo noise/drone project of Heath Moerland, the operator of the Michigan-based label fag tapes. More info: http://fagtapes.blogspot.com/
Novasak is the main solo sound project of Todd Novosad from Denver, Colorado. He uses homemade electronics and acoustic objects to make noise. He is the head behind the label Swamp Of Pus Quality Media. More info: http://www.novasak.com/
"Dog Lady's Mike Collino has made a name for himself in the world of noise in the last few years, with highest quality releases on labels such as RRR, Fag Tapes, and Chocolate Monk." (NNA tapes) More info: http://www.last.fm/music/DOG+LADY
John Mannion is from Far Rockaway. "Kind of makes me think of what it may have been like if Penderecki made a power electronics record." (Hanson Records). More info: google
Daniel Iglesia is a composer/performer/technologist/teacher/etc living in Brooklyn. Every project is different. http://www.danieliglesia.com
Fatale is a HN/HNW project with a distinctly feminine touch; the current brain-child activity of artist Elizabeth Floersch. Elizabeth has been a classically-trained musician from a young age which is apparent in her noise compositions. Her Fatale project seeks to encompass all that is beautiful and lady-like with evident Francophile themes; meanwhile she has created a HN/HNW project that is coarse, raucous, brutal and on-par with the eventual destruction of the ear-drums of noise-aficionados. More info: http://fatale.weebly.com/
"Bryan Willert Tholl [aka BWT] has been a steady presence on the more adventurous edges of the international avant garde sound art scene since 2005. First gaining recognition with the highly refined and unpredictable Is project, and more recently baffling audiences with his series of one off 'isolated ideas', each occurring with the structural tendencies and aesthetic subtleties of a Neomarica gracilis bloom, 'one specific idea, one release, one performance, never revisited.' He frequently updates his implements and approaches to yield closer and more precise explorations of the minutia of seemingly mundane sonic events. Whether electronic, organic or visual mediums are being explored BWT carries out all exercises with the dedicated techniques of a scientist, though one who has had a few too many drinks." (Nick Henry) More info: http://www.bryanwillerttholl.com/
Yellow Tears: Listen to the remnants of humanity beading off of your skin. No right, no wrong, saturation. More info: http://www.yellowtears.com/
Monsturo is the solo project of David Rothbaum out of Los Angeles. More info: http://www.monsturo.org/
Page27 is a noise/experimental group formed in Denver by John Gross and John Rasmussen in 1994. More info: page27.com
Fyxzis is a trio (Steven Flato, Richard Kamerman, Corey Larkin) interested primarily in matters of magnification and translation along the malleable overlap between composed and improvised music. Sharing a preference for junked electronics, found on the side of the road and re-appropriated for uses their makers did not intend, and utilising an array of electroacoustic techniques focused around the acts of transforming non-audio data to sound and non-visual data to moving image, the live manipulation of each-other's signals, and the amplification of microscopic details that would normally go unnoticed, they chart a potential arc from microsound to harsh noise. More info: http://www.richardkamerman.com/
Hex Breaker Quartet is comprised of the merging of two drone supergroups Telecult Powers and Grasshopper. More info: google
Kyle Clyde is a visual artist and experimental musician who runs the Crown Heights arts venue Port d'Or. More info: http://www.kyleclyde.com/
Rust Worship is the solo project of Paul Haney, founder of the Obsolete Units label. Also plays saxophone in Goblin War Trio with Jesse DeRosa of Grasshopper and Josh Slusher of OPPONENTS. Longtime member of Towering Heroic Dudes. Half of the enigmatic Memorial Gore with Andy Borsz of Slasher Risk. More info: http://obsoleteunits.com/
ISA Christ is a solo shamanic noise project out of Crown Heights, centered around the art venue Port d'Or. More info: http://www.myspace.com/isachrist
"New York City's Cowards, made up of Jesse Allen (the Cathode Terror Secretion, Migrations In Rust) and Nick Pace (Diaphragm) are part of the Red Light District collective, in which a handful of ambitious musicians explore a wide swath of what is known as modern noise" (Mimaroglu). More info: http://www.myspace.com/cowards999
Explosive Improvised Device (EID) is the project of Anthony Saunders, since 1997, based in Kearny, NJ. More info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Explosive-Improvised-Device
"Brooklyn's OPPONENTS stylistically encompass analog throbbing ala the horror soundtracks of 70s/80s cinema, beatific, long-form 'head' music, echoes of Con Schnitzler and Cabaret Voltaire, and the casual intensity of brave young men with good ideas." (Prison Tatt Records) More info: http://www.soundcloud.com/opponents/
Pharmakon is the solo noise project of Margaret Chardiet. Begun in 2007, the potency of her mix of vocal experimentation, abrasive textures and industrial synthesizer is undeniable. A member of the Red Light District collective of Far Rockaway, NY, Chardiet also performs in the duo Throat and has released material on the labels Callow God, Bloodlust and Three Songs of Lenin. More info: pharmakon.weebly.com
Lolly Gesserit is a new project of Baltimore-based artist Elijah Forrest (Terrors, Cavelife label), which blends electronic rhythms, acoustic instruments and vocals via tape collage and live mixing. "...an alchemical sound called industrial dub, draining out of the avant garde bath water into the sewer of modern music." - Charles D. Abidine. More info: 8marchen.blogspot.com