Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Artist Profile: Grapefruit Experiment

Grapefruit Experiment (Charlottesville, VA)

Grapefruit Experiment is a semi-open music project with Carey Sargent and Wendy Hsu as core members [2/3 of Pinko Communoids and founding members of HzCollective]. Wendy works with electric guitar and accordion, preparing them with found objects such as alligator clips, paper clips, clothespin and playing them with effect pedals, bows, brushes, mallets, and other percussive objects. Carey is a percussive noise maker, encouraging tones to rise and sing from wood, metal, skin and plastics that are more used to being struck.

The concept behind Grapefruit Experiment is inspired by Yoko Ono’s design of the Plastic Ono Band – a nomenclature designated for Carey, Wendy, and whomever they are making music with at the moment. Aesthetically they lean toward something like: part-no-wave, part-noise, part-improvised, part-avant, part-sound-fetish, part-song-like, part-fun, part-geeky + whatever parts contributed by collaborator.

Carey and Wendy are looking for members, collaborators, improvisers, music-lovers, noise-makers, sound-artists, and experimenters! Email us: grapefruit.experiment [at] gmail.com

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