Tuesday, October 2, 2007

HzCollective Presents: NanoHz No.3

HzCollective Presents: NanoHz No.3
[ http://myspace.com/hzcollective ]
[ http://hzcollective.blogspot.com ]

Tuesday, October 23, 2007
@ Gallery 5 (upstairs)
200 W. Marshall St.
Richmond, Virginia 23220

:::: John Wiese + C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core)
[ http://home.earthlink.net/~johnwiese/ ]
[ http://www.myspace.com/cspenceryeh ]
:::: Carlos Giffoni
[ http://carlosgiffoni.com/ ]
[ http://www.myspace.com/carlosgiffoni ]
:::: Caustic Castle
[ http://myspace.com/causticcastle ]
:::: ConstantMauk
[ http://myspace.com/constantmauk ]

NOTE: There are recordings available for listening for each of the performers at the HzCollective Myspace.

Artists Bios:

John Wiese is an American noise and experimental music artist. He is extremely prolific, releasing many albums both as a solo artist and as a member of groups such as Bastard Noise, Sissy Spacek, and LHD, and he frequently collaborates with other musicians, including Sunn O))) , Wolf Eyes, Thurston Moore ( Sonic Youth), Brace Paine (The Gossip, Die Monitr Batss), Lasse Marhaug, and Merzbow. Wiese also runs the record label Helicopter, on which he releases his own work, often in extremely small print runs.

C. Spencer Yeh Born 1975 in Taipei, Taiwan, moved to the US in 1980, and now based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. C. Spencer Yeh is active both as a solo and ensemble artist, as well as with his primary organized sound project, Burning Star Core. As an improviser, Yeh has been focused on developing a personal vocabulary using violin, voice, and electronics. Though those are his preferred methods, Yeh believes that an ideal player should be able to tackle most any instrument or object to create sound of interest, through focus and listening.

Collaborative partners over the years have included Double Leopards, Comets on Fire, John Olson (of Wolf Eyes and Dead Machines), Hair Police, Thurston Moore's Dream/Aktion Unit, the Hototogisu, Pengo, Pete Nolan (of Magik Markers), Jessica Rylan, Larry Marotta, and others. When possible, Yeh plays in a trio with Chris Corsano and Paul Flaherty, as a guest member of Graveyards, and with Gordy Horn, a Cincinnati-based improv group led by Tim Schwallie of BPA and Wolverton Brothers. Yeh has toured up and down both coasts and the Midwest, and has made appearances at the Victoriaville, High Zero 2005, Avantronics, the Destijl/Freedom From and the No Fun festivals. He plans to make select appearances at festivals in the UK and Europe in Spring '06.

The Carlos Giffoni sound can be described as psychedelic electronics for the new era of death and destruction hope music. He is a Venezuelan artist who resides in the New York City area since the year 2000, applying feedback systems, modular manipulation, rewired electronic instruments, analog and digital synthesis to the composition of electronic music pieces, as well as improvising live with local and international renown musicians. Carlos remains very active performing live in New York and in a number of tours and festivals in the US, South America, Europe and Japan. He is the curator of the No Fun Fest, a yearly event in Brooklyn bringing together a wide variety of international experimental musicians. He is also a member of No Wave/Noise/Rock trio Monotract.

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