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Day of Noise

About

All things strange and beautiful. Twenty-four hours straight of live experimentation and improvisation, featuring experimental/noise/drone bands and artists from the Bay Area and beyond. A KZSU tradition since the '90s: this is the 13th Day of Noise. Listen in on 90.1 FM in the Bay Area and kzsulive.stanford.edu around the world.

As the founder of Day of Noise, KZSU DJ Voice of Doom puts it:
Noise is the liberation of sound from the narrow rules of conventional music, calling a project noise frees you up to include any kind of sound in the artwork. The Day of Noise event has always been about the freedom of non-commercial radio to deviate from the standardized conceptions of what the audience wants or needs. It exploits the immediacy of the radio format with live performance (which really includes live DJing), there are always actual human beings in the loop making off-the-cuff decisions about what sounds should come next. The listener has the feeling that at any moment, anything might happen, because anything can. The point is to embrace all kinds of creative sounds, not to rule out some types of music for not being noisy enough.

Schedule

Midnight to Noon

  • 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM - The Lake Millions
  • 1:00 AM - 2:00 AM - Botched Facelift
  • 2:00 AM - 3:00 AM - Julia Mazawa & Tom Djil
  • 3:00 AM - 4:00 AM - Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion
  • 4:00 AM - 5:00 AM - Ian Webb
  • 5:00 AM - 5:30 AM - Daniel Blomquist
  • 5:30 AM - 6:00 AM - Dumptruck
  • 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM - Ze Bib!
  • 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM - subnaught
  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM - Kasberg Family Band
  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Li Xi
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - New Fast
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Lost Planet
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Hanes/Adams
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Matt Ingalls
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Oa
Noon to Midnight

  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Diego Gonzalez
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - GIF Problem
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - John Bischoff
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Headboggle
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Henry Plotnick
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - (o)x_3y3
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Jon Raskin & John Hanes
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Room 47
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Clarke Robinson
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Hay Fever
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Return of Uncle Ted's Photos
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Rent Romus
  • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Philip Greenlief
  • 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Parties
  • 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Antimatter
  • 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM - Myles Borins
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Big City Orchestra
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM - The Lickets

Artists

(o)x_3y3

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Oozing vapored filth particles and pollution debris which lingers over head of Oakland, Ca comes a new formation of sonic architecture known as (o)x_3y3. As a collaborative effort between Miss Moist (Cheryl Pineapple) and I_c_P_c_P ( Micah Mental, host of Tr4nc3_Mut4t1(o)n5), (o)x_3y3 is a combination of futuristic wave / p.c / cosmic genres with a back drop of dark minimalism / noise / concrete and techno. Drop it in your third eye.
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Antimatter

9:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Antimatter will attempt to modulate the fabric of space time, rendering the past non existent, the future irrelevant , and the present illuminated only by the existence of a single waveform

Big City Orchestra

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

It's a weird, abrasive world out there, and Big City Orchestra has been supplying the soundtrack to the madness for three and a half decades now. --some of it electronic, some classical instrumentation, a few puppets, video, and brain projectors, and a master of ceremonies , just drunk enough to spin some great lies and rumors.
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Botched Facelift

1:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Botched Facelift is a one person noise project created by Dario from A Fashionable Disease and Chimora. Botched Facelift began sometime around early 2005 starting making noise with live synths, glitched circuits, stomp boxes, concrete sounds, experiments with live resonance, and instruments such as sitar and saxophone.

Clarke Robinson

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Clarke Robinson is an electronic musician and improviser living in the San Francisco Bay Area. A longtime fan of punk rock, avant-garde jazz, and coffee; he now also enjoys synthesizers, electroacoustic improvisation, and tea.

Daniel Blomquist

5:00 AM - 5:30 AM

Daniel was born and raised in the mountains of Northern California. He received his MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute in 2008. As an interdisciplinary artist Daniel’s work has moved and shifted forms, tending to work through ideas and experience rather than one particular medium. He has been touring and recording with the experimental sound trio 15 Degrees Below Zero since 2001. Daniel currently is working with tape manipulation; eroding away the production of music, field recordings and distant whispers. Rendering them into a landscape of analog dust. Daniel lives and works in San Francisco, California.
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Diego Gonzalez

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Combining ouds and drones, Diego Gonzalez inhabits a realm somewhere between Al-Andalus and Arrakis

Dumptruck

5:30 AM - 6:00 AM

2026:
In the ashes of the technology wars emerges DUMPTRUCK. The mysterious sound maker who creates audio signals from homemade and hacked analog and digital electronics, e-waste and obsolete circuits. DUMPTRUCK produces drone-like machine sounds that can only be described as amplified audio abstractions from the micro-universe of electron particle bombardment. DUMPTRUCK wanders the electronic wastelands in search of the the machine noise pollution that once defined the urban landscapes and comforted his affected soul.
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GIF Problem

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

GIF Problem is Sharmi Basu and Aaron Oppenheim on electronics with Joshua Marshall on saxophones.
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Hanes/Adams

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hanes/Adams is the electronics duo of renowned drummer John Hanes and Steve Adams of the Rova Sax Quartet, where they let loose their secret musical impulses in free-ranging improvisations. In the six years they’ve been together, they have performed with guests including Pamela Z, Shinichi Iova-Koga and Vinny Golia.
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Hay Fever

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

HAY FEVER consists of Emily Hay (flutes/vocal/FX), Wayne Peet (organ), Brad Dutz (percussion/electronic drums), Steuart Liebig (electric bass) and Lucio Menegon (electric guitar). Although the individual members of this group have long been friends and performed together in different bands, this configuration first convened to perform and record at the Wonder Valley Experimental Festival in April of 2014, on an outside stage in the middle of nowhere in the desert, late at night, in a gale wind. Their music consists of improvisations which span the genres of noise, free jazz, groove funk, rock and experimental electronic music, featuring the stream of consciousness lyrics and primal vocals of Emily Hay whom one reviewer described as sounding "something like a cross between a brain damaged three month old infant and an exotic bird" as "she utters and yelps...whispers and yeeps...gargles and heaves..."
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Headboggle

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Derek Gedalecia, a.k.a. Head Boggle, creates electronic keyboard-based soundscapes that blend lowbrow and highbrow art, music, and comedy into an ecstatic improvisational style with a carefully crafted musical backing. For this year's Day of Noise performance, Headboggle will be playing live electronics over a bed of acoustic sounds/instruments.
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Henry Plotnick

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Henry Plotnick is a 13-year old electronic composer and looper based in San Francisco. He released his first album, Fields, at the age of 11, on Holy Mountain Records. His latest album, blue fourteen:Qualia, was released in November 2014 on the UK label Blue Tapes. Henry describes his music as "electronic looping symphonies for the very patient."
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Ian Webb

4:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Ian Webb is a Bay Area artwork maker. Ian Webb's uses live performances of ambient holographic spirit music/language to open portals to the new world called PLACENTIA. PLACENTIA is the new and proper name for our earth which is a very important center of healing in our local galactic system. It is Ian's hope that if enough people are exposed to the new world of PLACENTIA through these transcendent portals then the overwhelming comforting spirit of the universe will project from its single dimension of pure love through multidimensional potentia into our world of material actuality and transform it before its total collapse into hell-world.
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John Bischoff

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Bischoff will perform a set of solo electronic pieces which incorporate a custom analog circuit of his own design. The circuit is linked to his laptop via audio lines. As Bischoff activates the circuit, the resulting sounds are analyzed in real-time by the laptop and used to inform an extended computer-synthesis response. A binding together of the analog and digital realms is the result, the unique characteristics of each medium crossbred and counterpoised in time to form a hybrid sensibility. Pieces in the set include Circuit Combine, Vocal Imprint, and Surface Effect.
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Jon Raskin & John Hanes

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jon Raskin has been a member of Rova Saxophone Quartet for over 35 years exploring the relationship of improvisation and composition, developing and honing the language of ensemble music, and researching linguistic possibilities of the saxophone. He has performed and/or recorded with Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Sam Rivers, Tim Berne, Phillip Johnston, Leo Smith and Henry Kaiser. John Hanes is a drummer in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1977, recently also with an interest in computer-assisted sound-play.
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Julia Mazawa & Tom Djil

2:00 AM - 3:00 AM

The circumnavigation of a vinyl disk. Electrons race blindly toward their appointment with doom. A crackle meets a grackle. Needle on the arm, jack in the bus, bird in the aether, clouds of popcorn spitting 3-note tunes.
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Kasberg Family Band

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

There comes a time in this sometimes unsettling world when a group of people can come together and spread the good word of love and peace. Through lifetime achievements of honest deeds and brutal sound exploration, The Kasberg Family Band brings this small coven of audio mercenaries back together once again to bring joy and happiness to the masses celebrating yet another magical Day Of Noise. Whether it's the teacher or the mechanic, the librarian or the runner, the preacher or poet, the fecal moderator or just plain ordinary Joe being mom. Enjoy what once was only relegated to the small confinement of a mindful prison yard and now available here, where you'll find something for everyone. Shinga-Lingum!

Li Xi

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Drifting at times between fuzz-drenched, oxidized, psychedelic decimation, into realms of space-aged pristine pop, Li Xi concoct a sound that is both odd, nostalgic, dreamy and kaleidoscopic in nature. In a live setting, Li Xi often utilize heavy elements of unusual psychedelic sound to combine the soft melancholic with the loud chaotic.

Lost Planet

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

David Slusser (Rubber City, John Zorn, David Lynch, George Lucas, Pixar) has been a returning performerce to the Day of Noise since its earliest days. This year, he’s delighted to be joined by long time collaborators Len Paterson and Steve Clarke, co-founders with David in the seminal genre-crossing improv band Pluto.They continue working together, appearing most recently as Lost Planet, in deference to the former 9th Planet’s demotion.
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Matt Ingalls

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Matt Ingalls is a composer, clarinetist, and computer musician. The local artist also founded sfSound, a group that promotes contemporary classical music. Richard Warp of the Oakland Music Examiner calls him "shockingly talented." His sound vacillates between buzzing tones, acoustic space, and microtonal doublings. Ingalls has earned countless Awards and Residences, from the Djerassi Artist Program (2010) to the A.H. Miller Award for Excellence in Musical Composition (1998).

Myles Borins

9:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Myles Borins is a developer, musician, artist, and inventor he recently graduated with a Master of Music Science and Technology from c.c.r.m.a.
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New Fast

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

This band is composed of Wang Chung.

Oa

11:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Oa is an improvising electronic duo that creates music entirely from human voices, mostly in the form of spoken recordings, such as stories, poetry and conversations. Oa's instruments are all hardware-based: digital turntables, samplers, and various fx. Their debut CD will be available on Edgetone Records as of late January 2015.

Parties

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Parties is a drone band with members based in Virginia, Texas, & California.
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Philip Greenlief

8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For the upcoming KZSU day of noise, saxophonist phillip greenlief will use circular breathing to create a continuous flowing drone that merges in and out of simple and complex textures that rise from multiphonics and other extended techniques.

Rent Romus

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Ruminations, a concept collective by Rent Romus, are instantaneous generators of the poke and ponder process of sound-shaping abstract experimental workout routines oblivious of prescribed thought or purpose. Performing this round will be Mark Pino - percussion, Gabby Fluke-Mogul - violin, Bob Marsh - cello/voice, Heikki Koskinen, flutes/kantele/e-trumpet, Rent Romus - saxophones, percussion/flutes

Return of Uncle Ted's Photos

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Return of Uncle Ted’s Photos uses the conduction technique created by Butch Morris and promoted by Dino Deane to create pieces of spontaneous non-notational composition. The interplay between conductor and performer(s) leads sound into unexpected and dynamic spaces where spontaneity, purpose, collaboration, and improvisation meet.

Room 47

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Room 47 is Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Adam Hirsch, and John McCowen. we))) three met at mills college in the fall of 2014--- long tones, long breaths, &&& long sighs.

Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion

3:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Sharon Tate Fetus Explosion is the duo of Boris Freyman and Sarah Lockhart. No Wave-inspired, post-industrial, art-damaged, and generally damaged. Huddling under the noise umbrella, some of STFE's material is songs with words. STFE has been compared by relatively undiscerning listeners to the Residents and Sonic Youth.
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subnaught

6:30 AM - 7:00 AM

Working at the boundary between sound and music, subnaught uses field recordings, algorithmic techniques, and just intonation in order to conduct experiments in auditory perception. a recent collection of works for oscillators was described by tiny mix tapes as "a mesmerizing work, [and] a near therapeutic experience." subnaught lives in oakland, california and looks at clouds often.
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The Lake Millions

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Josh Pollock (3 Leafs, Acid Mothers Gong, DJ Female Convict Scorpion, Annie Girl & The Flight, White Pee) on guitar
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The Lickets

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The Lickets are two audio-visual artists (Mitch Greer and Rachel Smith) from Berkeley, who play electroacoustic ambient music, described as a transcendental mini orchestra. Recordings and performances are adventurous, unpredictable and have included different combinations of instruments, including electronics, minimoog, woodwinds, sitar, guitar, classical strings, and harmonium. A former KZSU DJ, says of the experimental folk project: "Sentient beings of all ages are guaranteed to fall in love with the sunshiney, blissful waves of ethereal, hushed tones looping into what feels like infinity. Listen to this while watching the sun rise and you can probably die happy."

Ze Bib!

6:00 AM - 6:30 AM

ZE BIB! is a collaborative effort between cellist/electronic musician Shanna Sordahl and percussionist Robert Lopez. Debuted in the warm Oakland summer of 2013, Ze Bib!'s music grapples with the spastic intensity arising from explorations into sound worlds developed both collectively and independently. As active musicians for a variety of projects in the Bay Area, Lopez and Sordahl's extreme musical interests converge with explosive force. A desire to continuously expand and reinterpret their relationships with their instruments leads to an ever exciting dynamic that will intrigue and entrance. Their music is tinged with influences ranging between noise, free improvisation, art rock, and heavy drone.
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