[Local events] cacophony, 7/29
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Sun Jul 9 12:45:42 PDT 2006
This came through on the local musicians' listserv, "announce" -- I
don't know any of these groups, but the descriptions are certainly
intriguing. I've included the subscription information for the list,
which is a good way to hear about improvised and experimental music in town.
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ScarD, cathartech, nkondi, fAWN, C.O.M.A., Two Oboes, QKCOFSE, Geyser,
Saturday, July 29th, 8:00 pm.
Weapons of Mass Compassion, 323 NW 6th
$5 sliding-scale, All Ages
CACOPHONY aims to bring exposure to artists whose work challenges the
definition of their established mediums. We aim to provide an outlet for
fringe genres across medias, from sound to video to performance, melding
creative experimentation into a cacophony of experience.
The domain of SCARD exists in a bleak nihilistic world at the defiled
crossroads of dense apocalyptic drone and cruel black metal. It is an
aural wasteland populated by the tormented screams of the wounded, and
the dying breaths of arcane machinery. It is from this nightmare that
SCARD unleashes his suffocating emissions and hate-filled screams.
Blistering walls of distortion puncture the high end while an
unrelenting, cold-hearted subsonic boot slowly stomps on the throat of
cathartech is a one-person sonic research project focused on creating
unique and potent soundscapes. highly experimental in nature, the music
weaves technology, occult sciences, surrealist techniques, and personal
expression together into the audio equivalent of a rorschach test. the
music itself is best described as organic textural ambience - from
soothing, complex drones and atmospheric textures to minimalist tones.
field recordings, advanced synthesis techniques, homebuilt instruments,
transduced inaudible frequencies, subliminals and the complete disregard
for traditional music theory are the typical modes of operation.
Harsh pedal abuse noise, in the vein of the japanese masters. A spastic
cacaphony of destroyed electronics of almost groove like fx pedal
sequences to fast cut ups to beautiful walls of distortion and high
pitched feedback tearing through and back again.
This solo project of Jasin Fell (Popewyrm, Gashdig, Hitting Birth) has
been known to traverse both the violent territory of power noise, as
well as melancholy realms of self-coined "Black Ambient".
Experimental, though not entirely improvisational, fAWN deploys as
much vintage equipment as possible, ranging from casio keyboards, to
vintage tape reels, and a near 30 year old drum machine.
This particular fAWN performance will be a very unique, perhaps
unintelligible, collection of "cover songs".
Only one thing about fAWN is certain. You never know what you will
get, but you will certainly know it when you get it.
The California Outside Music Associates (C.O.M.A.) are a collective of
improvising musicians from Central California. The collective performs
throughout California in settings ranging from the duo to an octet, with
dancers, visual artists and poets. The current tour trio is John Vaughn,
alto saxophone, Dax Compise drums/percussion, and Zone on invented
electric cello (ak.a. cellectro)
Two oboes are Sarah Braun-Hamilton and Jennifer Knipling. We are two
classically trained oboists who have converted to experimental
improvosational techniques. Our setup includes two oboes, two loop
pedals, and various effects including delay, ring modulation, distortion
and pitch shifting. Our music is noisy and beautiful.
Geyser, aka the Moisturizer, aka Back From Iraq, is the feedback
squelched tape loop project of Daniel Rizer, former co-owner of Epicene
Sound Systems and curator of Together Tapes. A member of Shitty Vibe
Smasher and fomerly of Ohio noise trio Yes,Collapse. Geyser is Rizer's
latest project which collides dense static from barely operational
electronic equipment with creeping tapes and deep pulsed throb that's
been described as "straight faded."
Surrealist inspired sound improvisation with drums, prepared guitar,
tapes, and objects.
avante-garde glitch-noise; motors slowing and speeding up, stuttering,
and dying; malfunctioning electrical components; singing beyond the
range of human capability; transmissions from the aether; clicks and
pops and growls and swooshes and roars and silence.
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