Saturday Apr 7th 2012 @Pyramid Atlantic
Lasse Marhaug, C. Spencer Yeh, The Plums, Christopher S. Feltner, International Electromatics, Widows Bath, Landis+Grollman+Menegon Trio
Lasse Marhaug (b. 1974) has since the early 90ies been one of the most active artists in the so-called Norwegian noise scene. As a performer and composer he has contributed to well over 200 CD, vinyl and cassette releases over the years, as well as extensive touring and performing live in Europe, Asia and America. In addition to his solo work, Marhaug plays regularly in projects Jazkamer, Nash Kontroll, DEL and Testicle Hazard. Past projects and bands include Origami Replika and Lasse Marhaug Band. He has collaborated with several artists in the fields of noise, experimental, improv, jazz, rock and extreme metal, as well as working with music and sound for theatre, dance, installations and video. He works with different kinds of instrumentation; from guitar-pedals and homemade electronics to computers and modified guitars, but conciders the mixing-board his main instrument. Marhaug was born in the northern regions above the Arctic Circle of Norway, but currently lives and works in Oslo.
C. Spencer Yeh
C. Spencer Yeh was born in Taipei, Taiwan, studied film at Northwestern University in Chicago IL, repped Cincinnati OH for many years, and is now based in Brooklyn NY. Yeh is active both as a solo and collaborative artist, as well as with his music project, Burning Star Core. As an improviser, Yeh has focused on developing a personal vocabulary using violin, voice, and electronics. In his studio and compositional practices, Yeh works with all aspects physically, conceptually, and aurally available. He is concerned not only with the sensual aspects of sound and sight, but the gestural qualities as well.
Yeh has collaborated with a deep and ever-growing list of individuals and groups including Tony Conrad, Mika Tajima/New Humans with Vito Acconci, Okkyung Lee, Ben Hall and Don Dietrich (as The New Monuments), Nate Wooley, John Wiese, Carlos Giffoni, Lasse Marhaug, Paul Flaherty and Chris Corsano, Rafael Toral, Justin Lieberman, Amy Granat with Jutta Koether, Aaron Dilloway, Aaron Moore, Thurston Moore, Prurient, and Jandek.
He has performed at festivals and venues such as Sonar (ES), FIMAV at Victoriaville (CA), All Tomorrow's Parties (GB), Unsound NYC (US), Frieze Arts Fair (GB), KRAAK (BE), Sound Forest (LV), Densites (FR), No Fun Fest (US), High Zero (US), Whartscape (US), El Nicho/Aural (MX), The Kitchen (US), Audiofoundation (NZ), ZKM Karlsruhe (DE), Museion Bolzano (IT), CCA Glasgow (GB), and has exhibited his visual and multimedia works at national and international venues including the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati (US), the New Museum (US), La Casa Encendida (ES), International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Boston Underground Film Festival (US), White Flag Projects (US), and alt.gallery (GB). In the video medium, Yeh has worked with artists such as Hair Police, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, LoVid, and Beast People.
"international electromatics" is the duo project of electro-sonic artists dave vosh and frank vanaman. they perform on modular synthesizers and every performance is an improvisation. previously they have performed at the national electronics museum in linthicum, md. and baltimore`s now sadly defunct "hexagon space"
Born in Washington, DC and now residing in the Baltimore area, Frank Vanaman relies on a background that focuses on an appreciation for popular music and jazz of the 1920s-1930s. His primary vehicle for improvisation is the modular synthesizer.
Dave Vosh, also born in washinton.d.c., has been experimenting with electronic music since the 1970s and live performance since 2005 in various solo, duo and trio projects involving modular synthesizers and other devices. he performs regularly in d.c. and baltimore. he has performed at events such as "sonic circuits", "electronica-fest" and "electro-music" festivals. He was recently a featured performer in St. Louis at a show sponsored by the HEARding Cats Collective at Floating Labs, where he also displayed his visual electronic manipulations.
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