||GRAIN-FULL TRACK LISTING AND BIOGS
01. BRETT LARNER | Luminous | Canada
Solo koto improvisation performed and recorded by Brett Larner at 12.30am on 5/7/02 in a stairwell at Mills College in Oakland, CA. (c) 2002 Brett Larner (SOCAN)
Brett Larner was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1973. He began studying koto at Wesleyan University in January 1992 after attending a performance by Kazue Sawai. As an undergraduate he studied koto with Miki Maruta and Masayo Ishigure and improvisation with Anthony Braxton
Besides his collaborations with Braxton, Larner worked with a variety of other musicians during this time, including Loren Mazzacane Connors, Kevin Drumm, Joe Fonda, Illusion of Safety, Chris Jonas, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Seth Misterka and Jim O'Rourke.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.japanimprov.com/blarner
02. BARRY GUY | Trapengspedix | UK
Solo bass recorded July 2001, Co. Kilkenny by Nick Parker. Track taken from session tapes - one that was not used on "Symmetries". Maya Recordings 0201.
Born in 1947, Barry Guy is an innovative double bass player and composer. His creative diversity in the fields of jazz improvisation, solo recitals, chamber and orchestral performance is the outcome of an unusually varied training and a zest for experimentation.
He is founder and Artistic Director of the London Jazz Composers Orchestra for which he has written several extended works.
03. FREQUENCY CURTAIN | Listless mountain | USA
John Grzinich: Computer, Rick Reed: Sine-wave oscillators, short-wave radios, electronics, Josh Ronsen: Computer.
04. HANS ROEDELIUS | Sweet heart | Austria
Hans Joachim is one of the pioneers at the field of the exploitation of electrically generated tones, sounds and noises and belongs to the founders of contemporary popular electronic music.
And he collaborated with many composers and musicians such as: Brian Eno, Holger Czukay, Michael Rother, Konrad Plank, Peter Baumann, Dieter Moebius, Fabio Capanni, Jurij Novoselic, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Andres Gil, Felix Jay, Nicola Alesini, Konrad Schnitzler, Alexander Czjzek, Eric Spitzer-Marlyn and many others.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.roedelius.com
05. ANDERS GJERDE | Untitled | Norway
Mr. Gjerde is from Norway and runs the Humbug label.
06. BRIAN LAVELLE | St. toad's cracked chimes | Scotland
brian lavelle 12 august 1972, glasgow / scotland
powerbook g4, max/msp, miscellaneous other software, field recordings.
Solo sound work - resonant, textural layers of digital material and processed location recordings. performed at earational 2001 electronic music festival in 's-hertogenbosch / the netherlands. infrequent live performances in the united kingdom
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://brianlavelle.info
07. KAWABATA MAKOTO | Amping | Japan
43 seconds cable noise.
Founding member of psychedelic rock band Acid Mothers Temple.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.acidmothers.com
08. SUSPICION BREEDS CONFIDENCE | Syphilis dank boris vian | Germany
Tobias Schmitt: born 1975 in Frankfurt/Main (Germany), since 1989 electronic music, since 1994 working as Suspicion Breeds Confidence, since 1996 artwork as Tot Mischstab, 1997-2000 studied art-history at the university of Frankfurt, since 1997 programming, 1999 founded Acrylnimbus, since 2000 student of computer sciences at the university for applied sciences, Frankfurt.
E-mail: tobias firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.acrylnimbus.de
09. TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA | Nimb 38 | Japan
Performed/recorded in May 2002.
Instrumentation: internal feedback from no-input mixing board.
Nakamura set aside his guitar around 1998 and began to concentrate more on producing electronic music. He developed a unique style, playing the "no-input mixing board."
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.japanimprov.com/tnakamura/
10. PAUL RUBENSTEIN | And the flood begins... | USA
Paul invents and builds musical instruments. These are mainly electric strings, bowed, plucked, and motorized, as well as some electric, tuned percussion. Paul also plays oud, rebab, guitar, sitar, p'ipa, circuit-bent electronics, and digital signal processing. His music has been used in films: "Breach of Etiquette" dir. Jill Remensnyder, and "Myth of an Orgasm" dir. Malik Isasis, and for book-on-tape "Mistress of Spices" published by Bantam books. He is also a member of the Sonicabal, an organization of experimental musicians and composers in the Pacific Northwest
11. BHOB RAINEY | Re-vau | USA
Bhob Rainey is a soprano saxophonist who studied composition at the New England Conservatory. In 1996 he began to cultivate an approach to the saxophone that utilizes both the extreme possibilities of sound available on the instrument and the extreme ends of the dynamic spectrum, tending towards silence. In addition to his work in the groups nmperign and BSC, he has also performed with musicians including John Zorn, Kevin Drumm, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Jerome Noetinger and many others.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://homepage.mac.com/bhobr
12. YONG-JIN YEOING | Krieg-X | Korea
13. CHIE MUKAI | Untitled | Japan
Voice, piano, percussion.
Born in Osaka, Japan.
1975 : MUKAI Chie studied music under KOSUGI Takehisa Music Workshop at BI-GAKKO (Aesthtic School) in Tokyo. She started to play kokyu (er-hu) and made performances with various improvised music groups such as "East Bionic
Symphonia" " FACTORY" "Vedda Music Workshop" "STEREOS".
1983 : She started own group "Che-SHIZU". She also plays as a solo, collective improvisation unit "dadunr" and works with Butoh dancers/performance artists.
1998 : She started to organize mixed media art festival "PERSPECTIVE EMOTION".
14. FERGUS KELLY | Taut and clotted | Ireland
15. DAMON HOLZBORN | Alibicubic | USA
Damon Holzborn studied improvisation with George Lewis and guitar with Celin Romero at UCSD. He also studied composition with Frederic Rzewski, Brian Ferneyhough, Will Ogden and Rand Steiger.
He is a founding member of the Trummerflora Collective dedicated to creative music in San Diego and co-creator of zucasa.com.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.zucasa.com/zcra/damon.html www.trummerflora.com
16. COIN GUTTER | Scission | Canada
The electroacoustic/glitch duo of coin gutter will be back in Montréal to perform at MUTEK, North America's largest electronic experimental music festival. Just a couple of months ago, coin gutter played at the Museum of Contemporay Art in Montréal as part of the Rien a Voir Festival.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.vanityrecords.com
17. BREKEKEKEXKOAXKOAX | Arksheer | USA
Computer processed bowed cymbals.
brekekekexkoaxkoax has been producing juxtapositions of sound, light and movement since 1995. Focusing on no one style or approach, brekekekexkoaxkoax performances have ranged from presenting Fluxus works to instrumental free-improvisation, to DJ-ing, to avant-classical composition, to action performances.
18. PAUL SMYTH | First breath | Ireland
The founding member of Dublin electroacoustic improv quartet LUC & the Platelets. Apart from several solo shows, performances have included collaborations with Keiji Haino, Barry Guy, Charles Gayle, Derek Bailey, John Russell, London Improvisers Orchestra members Jacques Foschia and Adam Bohman, and in a quintet with Evan Parker, Phil Wachsmann, Alan Davies, and Matt Hutchinson.
19. FM SYNTHESIS | Tom | USA
E-mail: Website: www.elsieandjack.com
20. DONAGH O'SHEA | Steep | Ireland
21. JOHN LEVACK DREVER | Marche accentué | UK
(c) & (p) John Levack Drever 2001 (PRS & SACEM)
John is a sonic artist and theorist based at Dartington College of Arts. Central to his research is the exploration into notions of soundscape and human utterance pertinent to electroacoustic music. John was a director on the interim board of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. (1997-98) and is a co-founder of the UK national group for acoustic ecology, the UK Soundscape Community and manages its internet discussion list.
22. WOMB | Womb 1 | USA
23. PKD | Untitled | Ireland
24. JOHN EDWARDS | Untitled | UK
A gifted contrabassist, Edwards has developed an instrumental concept which unifies various extremely diverse approaches.
While perhaps better known for work in improvised contexts, John Edwards has always been involved in many different musical fields, equally at home with the computer-based compositions of John Wall, drum n'bass projects (with the likes of DJ Food), contemporary dance and theatre works as he is with modern jazz and folk groups.
25. BERKOWITZ, LAKE & DAHMER | Discarded patsy implant | UK
(c) & (p) Fflint Central Recordings 2001
Berkowitz Lake & Dahmer
Preferring to duck out of daylight, never mind the spotlight, B.L&D believe that their recorded work speaks for itself and doesn't need any garlands or sign-posts.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.fflintcentral.co.uk
26. UNDERCURRENT | Untitled | Japan
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.nikakari.com
27. GUNTER MÜLLER | Untitled | Switzerland
Born in München in 1954, living in Switzerland since 1966, percussionist Günter Müller has been playing a unique drum set with a mobile pick-up and microphone system of his own invention since 1981. The system allows hand-generated sounds on drums and percussion to be modulated electronically.
He has played and recorded with a large number of fine musicians, from Jim O'Rourke to Christian Marclay, from Butch Morris to Otomo Yoshihide.
Müller was a founding member of the trio NACHTLUFT, with Andres Bosshard and Jacques Widmer, who have been creating sound-installations and sound-architecture. Müller currently works in the electronic quartet POIRE_Z with Erik M and Voice Crack, and in the trio DIRECT CHAMBER with Michel Doneda and Fabrice Charles. He plays now and then in duo with TAKU SUGIMOTO, with JASON KAHN, and with LÊ QUAN NINH, in trio with TAKU SUGIMOTO and KEITH ROWE, with VOICE CRACK+, u.o. In 1990, he founded the independent record label FOR 4 EARS records
28. LARRY POLANSKY / DIRK (,) RODNEY | Farewell 2 canon | USA
Algorithmic work for virtual 'marHimba' by Dirk (,) Rodney, 1962 Recreated and restored by Larry Polansky, 2002
Larry Polansky is a composer, theorist, performer, software designer, teacher, writer, editor and publisher. He is currently on the faculty of Dartmouth College, teaching in the graduate program in electro-acoustic music, chairing the department of Music, and co-director of the Bregman Electro-Acoustic Music Studio. He is the 1922 Joseph Strauss Professor of Music at Dartmouth. For ten years he worked at the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music Center as staff and faculty. He is one of the three co-authors (with Phil Burk and David Rosenboom) of the widely used computer music language HMSL, and his other software includes helping to implement his spectral mutation functions in the popular computer music application Soundhack, authored by Tom Erbe.
29. MATT RUSSELL | Amphibious | USA
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.amphibious.net
30. JOHN BUTCHER | Dislocations | UK
Multiple amplified soprano saxophones
He initially worked in jazz (inc. the 'BBC Award' winning Chris Burn Group's "Mingus Suite"), contemporary dance and music theatre At this time he was completing his research in Physics.
Since leaving academia in 1982 he has worked almost exclusively in improvisation and 'new music'. His music ranges through free improvisation, various structurings, his own compositions (such as Funforall and no stops, only commas for Chris Burn's ENSEMBLE, and music for the Austrian group Polwechsel), multitracked pieces, work with pre-recorded tape, and also live electronics.
31. KENNETH ATCHLEY | Fountain_1144 | USA
(c) (p) 2001 BMI
Kenneth Atchley composes in the tradition of North American Experimental Music and has performed as a soloist and with various ensembles throughout the United States. He is a graduate of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College where he studied with Robert Ashley, David Behrman, and Gordon Mumma. Atchley incorporates melodic and harmonic elements, as well as, formalist methods in his compositions and his music is firmly rooted in 20th century electronic sound/noise experimentalism.
32. CRYSTAL DYSENTERY | The deep loving of shabby lumber | Ireland
33. NICK DIDKOVSKY | Leo is still talking | USA
Nick Didkovsky is a guitarist, composer, and computer music programmer. In 1983, he founded the avant-rock septet Doctor Nerve. Tteaches computer music composition at NYU.
His non-didactic approach to combining human and machine creativity is his unique fingerprint in a musical world that pushes the boundaries of rock music, algorithmic composition, and contemporary classical formal systems.
Didkovsky is a member of the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet. Compositions include Amalia's Secret, for the Bang On A Can All-Stars (SONY Classical), and a duo for All-Stars' cellist Maya Beiser and percussionist Steve Schick.
34. SAWAKO KATO | Untitled | Japan
Born 1978. She is doing activity and researching about sounds. From a micro level to macro level, she is interested in movements and interactions of grains and waves. She did live perforances with computer/mixer feedback/field recording sounds at Mills Collage, CEAIT festival at calarts, North West Electro Acoustic Org., (USA), Keio Univ., lethe voice festival, milk, uplink, (Japan) and concertized with Christophe Charles, Oval, Damion Romero, twine, Christopher Penrose, koun-ryuusui, and so on.
35. NORA HOFFMANN | Squeeky waterpump with airplane at Mills College | USA
36. DANNY McCARTHY | Severence | Ireland
A pioneer of both performance art and sound art in Ireland, he has exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently at the major International festival 'Span 2' in London. He is currently showing in Mamco, Geneva, and later this year in Chicago. Hi work 'Spring (Driven Thing)' was presented at the Festival of Electro-Acoustic Music in Borges. His work has been widely broadcast on radio and television and his solo cd, 'Beyond the Point' has recently been released.
37. EAR and DELIA DERBYSHIRE | Synchrodipity machine (an unfinished dream) | UK
Sonic Boom - Editing , mixing & effects inc. SMS tools 0.8 analysis/resynthesis software.
Delia Derbyshire - liquid paper sounds generated using fourier synthesis of sound based on photo/pixel info (B2wav - bitmap to sound programme).
Dedicated to the Memory of Delia Derbyshire 5/May/37 - 3/July/01
Delia Derbyshire - Although Dr Who made Delia and the Radiophonic Workshop nationally famous, it was her other drama and features work that showed her true talent. Her collaborations with the poet and dramatist Barry Bermange for the Third Programme showed her at her elegant best.
He put together The Dreams (1964), a collage of people describing their dreams. It was set by Delia into a background of pure electronic sound. In a second 1964 Bermange piece about people's experience of God and the devil, Amor Dei, he asked her to create a gothic altarpiece of sound. She composed this with snippets of archive and voices, again with only the simplest of equipment and facilities, often working through the night, for weeks on end.
In those days, the Radiophonic Workshop received a stream of visiting musicians, composers and writers - from Berio to Brian Jones - and she entranced them with her intellect and the joy of her company.
Experimental Audio Research - Formed in 1990 by Sonic Boom as a solo and collaborative ensemble in order to pursue the more experimental work he had contributed to Spacemen 3 since the 1980's. E.A.R.'s main ethos, embodied in their acronymous name is one of necessary experimentation.
38. LINDA BUCKLEY | Drowning in colour | Ireland
39. JIM SANDE | 3 cry | USA
I am a music writer and musician living in upstate New York. My formal studies include undergraduate work in music and fine art and graduate work in music performance. My primary instrument is the guitar. I also play keyboard and sing. My professional history includes work in original rock bands, guitar chamber ensembles, and in an occassional pick-up jazz band, along with many years of performance as a solo classical guitarist. All of this has put me in contact with marvellous musicians and performance situations.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.jimsande.org
40. TETSURO YASUNAGA | The drummer | Japan
Born in 1976. Tetsuro Yasunaga began his performing activity in 1999 as an electronics player with the electro-acoustic group Minamo. In 2000, Minamo's self-released CD-R "wakka" was reissued by the New York label Quakebasket. Having performed as the opening act for several groups, including Microstoria and HIM, Minamo made its first overseas appearance at Tonic in New York City in 2001. In the same year, Yasunaga started doing solo performances with computer. He also continues to improvise with such musicians as Utah Kawasaki and Ami Yoshida.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.japanimprov.com/tyasunaga/
41. CODES FOR SOURCE COLLAPSE | Pushka | USA
42. URS RICKENBACKER | 42" rain | Switzerland
1942: born in Basel. College, graphic artist and jazz musician.
Since1983 works in the acoustic medium. Collaborations with improvising musicians in the Musik-werkstatt Basel: Group "Planet Oeuf", Strassenflucht (visual and radio play) with Swiss Radio DRS 2 1986, 72 Stunden Musi", Kulturfabrik Burgdorf 1987, Festival für elektronische Musik und Raum Basel 1989, workshops, installations and concerts. Duet for vocalist and live electronics with Marianne Schuppe.
Sonic Zones (Klangzonen) is a concept of interactive installations in sound and space as well as a work in progress. It was shown at the Donaueschinger Musiktage in 1992. It won 1st prize in the interdisciplinary project category at the exposition of the Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt in 1993.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rickstudio.ch/art.html
43. DREW BISCARDI | Variation on blastula 5 | USA
44. VOLCANO THE BEAR | Portugeuse cheese whistle | UK
Positioned somewhere between a medieval ensemble and a group of madmen messing about in a school music room, VTB produce a sound that can only be described as unique. The really surprising thing about VTB is that they hail from Leicester and not from Norway. Who'd have thought it?
45. DADDY STOVEPIPE & HIS RUBBER ATTACHMENT | No. 4,827 | Ireland
46. SAFE | Untitled | Ireland
Safe specialise in creating organic sound pieces taken exclusively from field recordings. Large scale visuals are also employed and this year's performance at Triskel Art Centre's annual "Intermedia" event was the highlight of an already successful year.
Safe also curate an ongoing experimental music series entitled "Earthings" and have worked in the past with musicians Danny MacCarthy and Fergus Kelly and Artists/Film-makers John Younge, Alex Walsh, Joanne O'Brien and Peter Morgan.
E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
47. OB STOKKEM | Deathless pixel worm | USA
E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://fuchsiadeath.r4f.com/
48. JAZZ FROM LIMBO | Metallic bubble jam | Japan
49. DEADFOOD | Small men leave puddles | USA
"Do you like Zappa, Mr. Bungle, or Cage with a hint of Victims Family, Ruins, and Fantomas? Then you already like DeadFood. Yeah, It's one for the more adventurous of you out there but for those who "get it", it's well worth finding. Much akin to the bands I referenced, Deadfood is a talented and creative unit from LA who takes equal stock in writing tunes that are memorable yet impossible to follow. They violently leap and charge in one direction, only to stop and bolt in the opposite direction just as quickly. Experimental and freaky but addictively listenable." - Chris Dodge (spazz)
50. KQWIET | Fizz | USA
"No more words, let your mind go, drift into the dust of eternity".
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://liston.to/seabe
51. THE BEIGE CHANNEL | A glamour don't | USA
52. DECADENT LANDSCAPES | A delicate arc | USA
All sounds by David Turner. Recorded live.
53. SIMON DOYLE | Leaves | Ireland
Librettist, theatre playwright.
He first opera libretto, Obegon, was for a score by Simon O'Connor, and he has recently been shortlisted for the Genesis International Prize for Opera.
54. BELINDA QUIRKE | Bucket | Ireland
55. BURNING STAR CORE | Untitled | USA
C. Spencer Yeh: Violin, electronics - Jeremy Lesniak: Percussion, objects - John Rich: Prepared guitar.
Recorded in Cincinnati, OH - Summer 2001.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.dronedisco.com/bxc/
56. F-SPACE | Untitled | USA
F-SPACE is a musical project by San Francisco sound artists Ethan Port and Scot Jenerik based upon the intense spectacle of performance centered around alternative sound and flame sources. F-Space relies heavily on it's own unique custom built percussive instruments to define a new audio and visual quality that is at once organic and electronic. The instruments of metal, springs, strings, and other hardware produce the bands now trademarked "Shop Rock" sound: "like the kind of music you'd write to drive your 7th grade metal shop class into a screaming frenzy".
The F-Space sound is violent and encompassing, yet filled with passion and intricacy that transforms the listener to another world. F-Space is not easily ignored.
57. PAUL HEGARTY | Natural history, 1951 | Ireland
58. TAMARU SHUICHI | Untitled | Japan
Born in 1963. Around 1990, Tamaru started creating and performing sound construction works and improvisational expression. He released three CDs of electronic music on the Zero Gravity label. He also has his own independent labels, 1040 and 1050, which have so far released four CDs by him and other musicians. His live concert performances feature drone-oriented improvisation on bass guitar.
59. MADPOOKA | Doo doo doo | Ireland
60. JOHN BISCHOFF | Segment 36 | USA
John Bischoff (born 1949 in San Francisco) has been creating electronic music for solo performer and in computer network bands for over 20 years.. His teachers in music composition and electronic music have included Robert Moran, James Tenney, and Robert Ashley. He is a founding member of the League of Automatic Music Composers, the first computer network band, and co-authored an article on the League's music that appears in "Foundations of Computer Music" (MIT Press 1985). Since 1985 he has performed and recorded with the network the Hub. He currently is on faculty and staff at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College.
61. PAUL CONDON | Bloom of ma worryhood | Ireland
62. JOHN RUSSELL | Start | UK
John Russell first appeared on the London improvising scene in the early 1970s as a teenage would-be rock musician, with a solid guitar whose amplifier had a habit of picking up the radio. Since around 1977, he has concentrated exclusively on acoustic guitars. Over the years, he has performed in duo with several musicians - John Butcher, Stephan Keune, Phil Minton, Evan Parker, Roger Smith, Gina Southgate and Roger Turner - and in too many larger groups to be mentioned here. The monthly Mopomoso concerts that he has organised (with, until recently, Chris Burn) are perhaps the longest running series on the London improvising scene.
63. FROZI | Moment | Ireland
64. SINDRE ANDERSEN | Vivian zahl olsen | Norway
65. JESSE GLASS | Written on hell money | USA
Jesse Glass's poetry plays up to our fascination with the investigatory impulse, where the reader and the writer (as detective) begins to discover new signifiers lurking beneath the text. In this sense, then, Glass is as much detective as he is a poet. He writes a poetry of extrication that invites re-reading.
Jesse Glass grew up on a horse farm near Westminster, Maryland. He currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. His plays, poems, performance works, and fiction have appeared in a wide variety of journals and anthologies.
66. LUCIFTIAS | 10.29.97 | USA
Luciftias began existence in March 2000CE, having been created by J. Beers (also known as Lord Akhkharu of the black metal band Vukodlak).
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Website: http://come.to/luciftias
67. CORMAC O'DONOGHUE | Nodge | Ireland
68. SCOTT SMALLWOOD | 39 | USA
Scott's recent work involves music utilizing a high degree of improvisation, and combines acoustic instrumentation with interactive electronics. He performs on the Trinidadian steel drum and electronics, which makes use of contact microphones on the body of the instrument, the signal of which is sent through a computer running interactive dsp software (Max/MSP). He is active as a performer with several New York-based ensembles, including Nyquist, Brown Cuts Neighbors, 50-Man Machine, and EVIDENCE. He has performed with a wide variety of improvisors, including Curtis Bahn, Dan Trueman, Leroy Jenkins, John Shirba, James Coleman, Joe McPhee, Phil Gelb, Scott Rosenberg, Todd Reynolds, Neil Rolnick, and Pauline Oliveros. He has recently completed a CD entitled Desert Winds, which utilizes field recordings made in the Utah desert.
Scott Smallwood - iEAR Studios Technical Director, Clinical Assistant Professor of Computer Music, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, NY.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.arts.rpi.edu/~skot www.ir-music.org www.arts.rpi.edu/nyquist http://www.ecnedive.com
69. CHOKCHAI 3-K BATTERY | Dramatic Christmas | Ireland
Bass, Guitar, Drums.
70. KK NULL | Year zero | Japan
Born in Tokyo, Japan on September 13th 1961. Composer, guitarist, singer, electronicist and drummer. Studied at Butoh dancer, Min Tanaka's "Mai-Juku" workshop 1981 and started his music career as a guitar improviser, since then KK.NULL has gained worldwide recognition for his solo works as well as his "progressive hardcore trio", ZENI GEVA, that has worked with STEVE ALBINI, and produced more than 10 albums, recorded twice for JOHN PEEL SESSION on BBC, toured 4 times in Europe, 5 times in the USA, twice in Australia and once in New Zealand, played more than 300 live shows. All the while, KK.NULL has worked on his solo career and collaborated with other musical innovators such as MERZBOW, JOHN ZORN, FRED FRITH, JAMES PLOTKIN, JIM O'ROURKE, KEIJI HAINO, SEIICHI YAMAMOTO (BOREDOMS), OTOMO YOSHIHIDE, JON ROSE, ATAU TANAKA, ZBIGNIEW KARKOWSKI, PHILIP SAMARTZIS, DAVID BROWN, and more.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.kknull.com
71. THE 7 ARTS | Antenna | USA
The Seven Arts is the noise/electronic recording project of New York native Ed Howard. He has been recording his lo-fi noise on a laptop for the past four years while at college. Although The Seven Arts started as a purely electronic techno project, it has since evolved significantly, incorporating analog elements and percussion.
72. SORE VS. POWDER | My English is deproving | Denmark
73. GUAPO | Chairman Mao's fitness workout record | UK
Bass, Drums, Samples.
74. MICHAEL RENKEL | 41.988 | Germany
Born 1965. In 1996 he founded the 2:13 Club in Berlin, which focused on connecting free improvisation and new music as well as establishing the exchange of both fields, enforcing international collaboration and creating an international network for this music.
Michael Renkel has played with: Matthias Bauer, Burkhard Beins, Davide De Bernardi, John Bisset, John Butcher, Gunther Christmann, Rhodri Davis, Axel Dorner, Phil Durrant, Robin Hayward, Gunther Heinz, Margarete Huber, Paul Hubweder, Stefan Keune, Aleks Kolkowski, Paul Lovens, Radu Malfatti, Andrea Neumann, Maggie Nichols.
75. VEN VOISEY | Important papers | USA
V.V. (Ven Voisey) is a sound artist and sclulptor from Oakland, California. He has found that the production of sound is the natural reaction to listening, as a part of a communication cycle. He believes that the term "communication" does not necessarily imply meaning or context, rather, it is a simple process of give and take. This is where he currently finds himself: within the process. He creates, records, manipulates, recomposes, and projects sounds (with the aid of various machinery) as an active participant of the process.
76. HOTH(E) | Cleanse | USA
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://hoth.4dw.com
77. ZÖGER | Und doch | Ireland
Zöger are Jürgen Simpson and Dan Barry.
Jurgen Simpson has written music for film, theatre, dance, and multimedia events. He is a student of Kevin Volans, Donnacha Dennehy and Roger Doyle. He is involved in the performance of improvised music with 'R.S.I.', 'Luc and the Platelets' and 'Zoger' and is an engineer for classical recordings. He is a founder member of the 'Whispering Gallery', a group which promotes new Irish experimental music.
78. RETURN TO ONE | Untitled | USA
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.returntoone.com
79. MOP NATION | A reasonable fellow thinks about his skeleton inside | Ireland
80. SILVER APPLES | Decatur bait | USA
Simeon Coxe: Oscillators, synthesizers, sampler, electronic drums and effects
Xian Hawkins: Sampler, acoustic effects
Michael Lerner: Percussion, acoustic effects
Tom Smith: First generation recording and production (1997) (Decatur - Whirlybird Records WR106)
Simeon Coxe: Second generation performance, recording and production.
(c) Chicken Corp Recordings, USA
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.silverapples.com
81. DISCO OPERATING SYSTEM | Untitled | UK
82. WORKING WITH CHILDREN | RH | Ireland
83. MONSTER DVD | Balkan hammer | Japan
Founded by KK.NULL (ZENI GEVA) and YASUTOSHI YOSHIDA (GOVERNMENT ALPHA) in 2000 and MITSURU TABATA (ZENI GEVA) joined shortly after that. Made the live debut in Tokyo at "Bowels of Noise" festival, with other international acts like Felix Kubin, Princess Dragon Mum, His Name Is Alive.
84. CHRIS GRIER | Alan Lomax will have his revenge on Dave Marsh | USA
85. RAY RAY SUPREME | Robulant Ryan | UK
86. THE LOTHARS | Maraca mole | USA
Four Theremins - One Guitar - All Heart
Jon Bernhardt: Bass theremin, maraca - Ramona Herboldsheimer: Guitar - Jon Hindmarsg: Lead theremin, maraca -
Dean Stiglitz: ambient theremin, shaker - Kris Thompson: Other theremin, shaker
Recorded live at the Charnwood Conservatory, Somerville, MA - Dec 11-12 1999. Mixed at Plastic City in Leominster, MA - Jan 15-17, 2000 by Dean, Jon B and The Lothars. Edited by Jon B.
An out-take from the 'Oscillate my metallic sonatas"' sessions.
E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.wobblymusic.com/lothars
87. WEEVIL | Untitled | Ireland
Bass, Drums, Guitar.
88. SONGS OF NORWAY | 30 seconds over Tokyo | UK
A. Moore: Drums, N. Mutt: Guitar, S. Brackley: Trumpet.
89. INCUS AS CAMOUFLAGE | Apm | USA
90. THE DUDLEY CORPORATION | Map | Ireland
91. SCOT JENERIK | Untitled | USA
92. HANS TAMMEN | Untitled | Germany
Hans Tammen performs with a remarkable collection of mechanical devices on his multi-channeled "endangered" guitars, and chases these sounds through a computer for processing them live on stage. His sounds are "extreme, torturing noise scrapings, an alien world of bizarre textures, hard-to-believe sounds, the bowing of metal resting on top of vibrating guitar strings, a yanked out tape measure violently squished against the same strings, a journey through the land of unending sonic operations and an infinite index of metals."
Born 1957 in Germany, he lives in New York.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: tammen.org
93. ASCIIAN | Killed with a smile | USA
Experimental musician, guitarist, producer, and general audio goof-off. He released material for years under the name Trance, and has also done collaborations with Makoto Kawabata, Bill Horist, and others.
E-mail: Mason Jones - email@example.com
94. BULL ANUS | Untitled | USA
95. MONERA | The birth of the two seas | USA
Hauch, Klug, Rodriguez, Van Der Leest. - This is Monera006
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.monera.com www.elsieandjack.com
96. DINOS MICHAELIDES | Anika 8 | UK
97. STEVE A. BARSOTTI | Box 16 | USA
Steve Barsotti is a sound artist and educator who lives in Seattle. His work includes studio based explorations of sound for radio broadcast, site specific sound installation, improvisation on electrical/ acoustical instruments and sound as an integral part of performance. He has had his work played on radio and has performed live in the United States, Canada and Europe.
98. SPROEJTEBRUEDER featuring SCHREIBMASCHINENÜBUMGSPROGRAMM VON NEUZ | No. 2 is the first loser (we are 3) | Denmark
99. YAMA-AKAGO | Spling | Japan
3 SEMINARY VILLAS, BLACKPOOL, CORK, IRELAND
Grain - 15 euro (free P+P in Europe, add 3 euro if outside Europe)
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