Thursday, January 3, 2008

Repost: NanoHz No.9 "Opening Rejection" @ The Bridge, 1/4/08

HzCollective Presents: NanoHz No.9 "Opening Rejection", CVL, 1.4.2008

HzCollective in conjunction with The Bridge Progressive Arts
Inititative Presents:

NanoHz No.9 "Opening Rejection" - an experimental noise show that
kicks out Audio January, a month of sound experimentation,
installations and workshops.

Friday January 4th, 2008

The Bridge PAI
209 Monticello Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Suggested Donation $3-5

Grand Banks (CVL):
Khate vs. Feralcatscan (NN): |
Caustic Castle & Eric Eaton (RVA): |
Josh Van Horn (CVL)

Grand Banks was started in a fit of pure spite in the fall of 2000, as
the Velvet Facilitator (keyboards, melodica, objects) and the
Extreminator (guitars, tapes, objects) got tired of the pop-jam band
in the next practice space over practicing stage banter. The band
switches back and forth between composed pieces and pure
improvisation, and frequently asks other musicians to play with them.
Grand Banks is motivated by several desires: to see what happens when
normal instruments and objects are used in unconventional and
specifically "forbidden" ways and documenting the results; a desire to
explore sounds as sound, not necessarily merely outside of melody and
harmony, but not viewing these two concepts as ends but rather means;
a desire to provide a visceral experience; and because they sincerely
enjoy it.

Khate is a sound artist and circuit-bender hailing from Newport News,
Virginia. Using a menagerie of vintage, modified, and self-made
electronic instruments, she creates experimental music at turns
ambient, rhythmic, and concrete. The result is a hypnotic collage of
dark textures, static-laden beats, and bursts of electrobabble,
punctuated with unusual samples from the Vinyl Translator (a
circuit-bent turntable) and metal percussion.

Feralcatscan is science fiction, a romantic walk through a dystopian
wonderland, that strange array of lights hovering in the twilight, the
mad scientist caressing peculiar mechanical finery, the sound of
countless worlds falling into oblivion. Using mostly obsolete and
reverse engineered technology, this mercurial music ensemble connects
seemingly different disciplines of art, science, and spirituality,
with a delicate application the absurd. The result is that of chaos
surrendering, regrouping, and then revolting.

Caustic Castle is Kenneth Yates, also of the duo's Harm Stryker (w/
Constant Mauk) & Insects With Tits (w/ Chefkirk). Kenneth Yates
utilizes the no-input mixing technique coupled with live processing
using various filters and pedals. With his music usually comes an
abstract visual fascination with architecture and is psyhogeographical
effects on the human psyche. Inspired by past revolutionary art and
social movements like DaDa & the Situationiste Internationale, he
struggles to find a parallel between art, sound & social unrest, or
just perhaps provide a sort of soundtrack to it all.

Eric Eaton, also of Richmond, provides live video projection.

Local lo-fi sounds emanating from a nanolooper.

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