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 16th 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.
Midnight to Noon
- 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM - Entropy Worship
- 1:00 AM - 2:00 AM - NoiseHaus Krew
- 2:00 AM - 2:30 AM - Cultured Meat
- 2:30 AM - 3:00 AM - Slow Proteo
- 3:00 AM - 4:00 AM - Julia Mazawa
- 4:00 AM - 5:00 AM - Or... The Return of Uncle Ted's photos
- 5:00 AM - 5:30 AM - Dominic Cramp
- 5:30 AM - 6:00 AM - Machinery of Doom
- 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM - Winter Lanterns
- 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM - Ian Webb
- 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM - Jack Hz
- 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM - Bran(...)Pos
- 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Buster
- 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Tyler Carr
- 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - David Slusser
- 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - RK Faulhaber & Matt Davignon
- 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Ear Spray
- 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Emperor of the North
- 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - gabby fluke-mogul / Jacob-Felix Heule / Kim Nucci / Clarke Robinson
- 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Texts
Noon to Midnight
- 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Selim X
- 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Li Xi
- 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Drippings
- 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Steve Adams
- 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Coagulator
- 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Headlights
- 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Snickers
- 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Boyle
- 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Analagous Duo
- 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Usufruct
- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Tender Buttons
- 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Dry Patch
- 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Runcible Spoon Fight
- 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Antimatter
- 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Thomas Dimuzio
- 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Ruminations
- 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Blood of Chhinnamastika
- 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Revenant Quartet
- 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM - Hugh Behm-Steinberg & Chris Christensen
- 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM - Rehgrafsivart
- 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM - SO AR + Joel St. Julien
- 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM - Pulsar
- 11:30 PM - 12:00 PM - No Tone
Mountain View brings the funk, KFJCers, San Jose transplants, The Alley, Dana Street Roasting, Nite Pit, and Noto Motors jamers all convene on KZSU for semi-pre-planned freeball orchestrations and overwind-undertones. Staring into the sun, searching for a cool spot.
Cultured Meat was born January 12, 1992 in Urbana, Illinois. Cultured Meat is vegan, but not vegetarian.
Slow Proteo, pseudonym of performer Avery Bick, is an electronic act using a variety of sounds: granular synthesis, analog synths, and bass guitar. Their goal is to make you forget yourself amongst a wall of sound.
We could all be conductors, and just electrocute ourselves. The egos in this group are not very grounded. Laurie BK, Sam Genovese and Eric Saxby re-present an unfinished score by Ken Prokuski. A score so unfinished it never started.
Dominic Cramp released his first music for public consumption in 1995 on the ambient experimental electronic label, Silent Records, under the moniker, Arthur Dent. He has been creating and releasing music steadily ever since in a variety of formats and guises. Mostly mining an experimental and electronic vein of organic debris, collected from an ever expanding library of field recordings and captured sound; Cramp is currently channeling it into an electronic, dub fueled, psychedelic, stream of consciousness solo project called Lord Tang. He is an active collaborator with the contemporary dance company, Dance Elxir and is also one third of the electro-acoustic/pop group The Talking Book featuring Bill Gould of Faith No More. He toured and recorded for many years with Carla Bozulich's Evangelista. From time to time he does solo improvised electronic performances. He likes cats.
Acoustic industrial music, for a post-industrial future.
Winter Lanterns is the new project of A. Karuna, who also records and performs under the name Vapor Lanes. Here’s what some people have said about his recent LP, Hieratic Teen: “The music takes a while to find its peaks, but when it does, it erupts with glorious shoegaze-meets-power-electronics distortion, summoning your fears yet somehow balming your soul at the same time.” -Decoder Magazine /// “The immense range of sounds this record contains demands headphones or a solid stereo set-up… It gets stranger and stranger with each track.” -Sly Vinyl /// “It is an album of true solipsism and solitude, an album of indulgences, risks and large payoffs.” -Tome to the Weather Machine
Composing and recording music for more than 30 years. Jack is always searching for a sonic middle ground between the real and the artificial. He utilizes instruments, machines, found objects, field recordings, and effects processing to design atmospheres for deep listening. More of his work is available at JackHertz.com
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bran(...)pos is the ongoing audio-visual-performance-noise-musique-brain-bend of Jake Rodriguez from San Francisco, CA. Rodriguez has been performing and recording under this moniker since 1996 with releases on C.I.P., Resipiscent, Ratskin Records, Animal Disguise, and Chitah! Chitah! Soundcrack.
Buster is the solo project of contrabass improviser K. Kipperman, and is a nod to Pauline Oliveros' childhood nickname. Buster focuses on the importance of fostering relationships with our own inner children, especially in the face of childhood pain and trauma. This aims primarily at bringing to light the possibilities of healing via sound-making and Deep Listening.
Tyler Carr is a bassist, experimenter, and DJ originally from Ann Arbor, MI and founder of WCBN-FM's "Night of Noise". His current work explores the boundary between tone and noise, sound and rhythm.
Field recordings, electronics, woodwinds by solo artist associated with John Zorn, David Lynch, Mike Patton, Ralph Carney, Pixar, George Lucas, Francis Coppola & Guillermo del Toro
R.K. Faulhaber Contrary to what most internet searches turn up, R.K. Faulhaber is not a mysterious figure at all. For more than 30 years, he has been composing and recording his own texture music which he has managed to keep almost exclusively to himself. Rarely playing solo, he has performed in such ensembles as irr. app. (ext.), Xambuca, Nurse With Wound, Vacuum Tree Head and others. https://rkfaulhaber.bandcamp.com/ Matt Davignon’s music is “fragile and gorgeous and stubbornly weird,” according to the SF Bay Guardian. He’s best known for combining drum machine and/or pre-recorded voices with a variety of electronic processing devices to create shifting layers of organic and expressive sounds. His music is inspired by field recordings, natural sound phenomena, irregular and imperfect rhythms, and psychedelic, drone and space music. https://mattdavignon.bandcamp.com/
Synthesizing electronics, percussion, electric cello, voice and live processed videos into dynamic and strange aural landscapes and improvisations. Layering lots of different sounds. Occasional very short periods of melody and playing in Western time. www.earspraymusic.com ————————————— Band members - playing together since 2010 - Carlos Jennings - Electronics, Conductor, and Composer - Ann O’Rourke - Strange Vocals, Live improvised Video, Electric Cello and Weird Ideas - Mark Pino - Entertainer and Intense Percussionist
Big Sur, California audio project described by no one as exemplary of anything whatsoever.
gabby fluke-mogul - violin Jacob Felix Heule - percussion Kim Nucci - woodwinds Clarke Robinson - electronics gabby fluke-mogul - http://www.flukemogul.com/ gabby fluke-mogul is a violinist, improviser, composer, & educator living in Oakland, CA. through improvising//composing, gfm hopes to create space for individual & collective intersectional process, deep listening, healing, laughter, intimacy, & narrative. they are interested in the sensual nature of sound—how desire & eroticism are embodied & translated within the political & poetic context(s) of improvisation. gabby is deeply committed to exploring & connecting to the spiritual depths, infinite sounds, hues, & multitudinous voices of the acoustic violin. Jacob-Felix Heule - http://www.heule.us/ Jacob Felix Heule is an improvising percussionist with a special interest in friction techniques. His music is shaped by intuition, listening, and following where the sounds lead. He embraces limited instrumentation - like a single drum and a single cymbal - as a commitment to exploring the depth of his instruments. Heule frequently collaborates with Danishta Rivero, Guro Moe, Haavard Skaset, Bill Orcutt, Tom Djll, Matt Chandler, Kanoko Nishi-Smith, Kyle Bruckmann, and John McCowen. He also curates the monthly Active Music Series, and runs a monthly improvisation workshop, Doors That Only Open in Silence, where the members of this group first met. Kim Nucci - https://kimnucci.com/ Kim Nucci is an Oakland-based, New England raised, multimedia artist/composer and improviser. They play woodwinds, synthesizers, and laptop. They like making big things and very tiny things. They hold a BA in Visual Arts from Bennington College and Masters degrees from Mills College in Music Composition and Electronic Music and Recording Media. They are interested in the languages of sound and light, and through those exploring the universality of nonverbal communication. Kim claims to be the Pope of facebook and worships dollar slice pizza as the one true god, while living in the god(pizza)less land of California. Clarke Robinson - http://clarkerobinson.com 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.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Texts is a side project of Toaster, which is weird because Toaster is literally one person. But it's noisier. You can hear the recorded output of Texts here : https://texts.bandcamp.com/releases
SELIM X is an ambient techno producer and Arizonan transplant currently based in San Francisco. Moving away from Arizona elevated a major shift in his creative process and helped bridge musical harmony between two contrasting worlds within his life's history. In some of his work, field recordings of bird calls and helicopters can be heard juxtaposed each other to illustrate nature in unity with urban decay. Color, light, and other textural elements from the mind's eye are themes of his newest album. The lp is titled "Reflexion" and is set to release via Password this February; his first of many for the year ahead.
LI XI is a San Franciscan synth-pop 5 piece. Joining Day of Noise are 3 members from the group that are branching out into other ambient realms that focus more-so on instrumental improvisation with the use of strings, synth drums, tape sampling and whatever else compels them.
Steve Adams premieres new work for saxophone and electronics.
Nate Bowers has performed as Coagulator since his relocation to the SF Bay Area in June 2009. Previously, he was an active member of the Northeast Ohio underground music community as a member of Tusco Terror and co-founder of the Tusco/Embassy label. Nate has contributed to the Bay Area experimental music community as part of the defunct Golden Trapper Keeper Lodge and L*** C******** M********* venues. He is currently a member of the musical/non-musical projects "the" Fathers (with Derek Gedalecia (Headboggle)) and Sexorcyst (with pornographer/improviser Rhea DeCaro). Coagulator is conceptually rooted in the Bay Area's profoundly destitute and ever-growing homeless population with a sound most basically described as crude and grotesque.
Headlights = Derek Gedalecia (Headboggle) - electronics & keyboards Aurora Josephson - voice Headlights will perform Christian Wolff Music in addition to original material. "When the day meets the dusk: Headlights" headboggle.tumblr.com aurorajosephson.net
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One in the chamber music.
Boyle is a minimalist composer and music theorist based in Wisconsin. Boyle will be playing a solo clarinet for the Day of Noise
Analogous was formed four years ago by Silva Matheus and Thomas Miley, both were once members of Cone of Confusion, an electronic music group formed in the early nineties. Analogous’ aim is to integrate the analog and digital worlds, to implement gestural interfaces and languages for algorithmic composition, and live interactive computer and electronic music performances in spatialized sound environments.
Usufruct (YOO-zoo-fruckt) is the right of the people to harvest the fruits of common property. The duo Usufruct, consisting of flutist, composer, vocalist/improviser Polly Moller Springhorn and computer musician Tim Walters, deconstructs, lovingly reassembles, and improvises around found texts and musical materials in the public domain. Both of us are veterans of the Transbay creative music scene and equally at home in contemporary classical, rock, and freely improvised musics. In founding Usufruct we set out to bring sounds from our free-improvisation vocabularies into a more compositional framework, and set up a creative process where both our minds can wander and come together sonically over sounds and words embedded in Western consciousness. We find them ripe for slicing, dicing, tenderizing, pickling, caramelization, maceration, marinading, and presentation with special sauces. Our debut album, Windfall, is available from Vaux Flores Industrial.
Tender Buttons' music is fully improvised but reflects a shared interest in highly contrasting features: textures and dynamics; density and silence.
Tom Djll and Clarke Robinson, electronics; Josh Marshall, saxophone Runcible Spoon Fight came together at the insistence of Thomas Pynchon’s literary agent, who encouraged them to congeal, thus ensuring a rich supply of “a sudden chorus of whoops and yibbles” for your event, whether it be a bar mitzvah, battleship launch, or ritual suicide via V2 rocket. The duo says their sound is “about beats… but on our terms,” meaning, presumably, something different from the norm (there is never a drum machine employed in the music). In fact, expect beaten-metal clouds of mercury syringe-drops, squeezed into popcycles of sub-prime numbers only, with peanut-prawn curry icing.
ANTIMATTER / mixture151 / xopher] is an ongoing exploration into the material of sound. He explores a multiverse of of sound worlds from the subatomic to long wavelengths in his office laboratory the treatment center ; comprised of odd cable adapters, test oscillators, pulse generators, modulators, an analog computer, and a briefcase size modular synthesizer. As mixure151 he has mixed / mastered an extensive catalog of experimental / electronic / otherwise musics. He has performed as a member of the groups Citizen Band, Circular Firing Squad, Rajar, 45/102, and Jesus Wept. His collaborations with Zbigniew Karkowski include, Function Generator, KHz, Divide by Zero, & Processor. He has released 4 solo albums as ANTIMATTER : Transfixion, Antimatter Vs. Antimatter, Our Lady of the Skies, and Reset. For 2018, he has a an invisible luminous body of new material completed and more in the works . . .
Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, improviser, sound designer, mastering engineer, label proprietor, and music technologist residing in San Francisco, California. Inspired as much by John Cage as Led Zeppelin, Dimuzio's music is like a sonic excursion that transports the listener into other worldly aural realms. “His work has a narrative, filmic tug that will draw you into its dark corners, ears alert… brilliant and rarely less than entertaining.” (Peter Marsh, BBC) His recordings have been released internationally by ReR Megacorp, Asphodel, RRRecords, No Fun Productions, Sonoris, Drone Records, Record Label Records, Odd Size, Seeland, and other independent labels. Among his collaborators are Chris Cutler, Dan Burke, Joseph Hammer, Anla Courtis, Nick Didkovsky, Due Process, Voice of Eye, Fred Frith, David Lee Myers, 5uu's, Matmos, Wobbly and Negativland.
The Ruminations are a revolving door rapt in absorption upon the muse. They reflect, reminisce, analyze, explore, review, conclude, reason, second-guess, speculate, brood, dwell, and fixate to conceive, the opine, absorption, and assimilate the positive from the broader sense of universal truth. The group features a rotating cast with anchor members Rent Romus, Mark Pino and Christina Stanley.
BLOOD OF CHHINNAMASTIKA: esoteric blackened cut up electronics
The Revenant Quartet (Karl Evangelista-el. gtr, Tom Djll-electronics, Nava Dunkelman-percussion, Brett Carson-keys) is a unique, doom-inflected mixture of free improvisation, intense noise, and moody electronic textures–music that is both chilling and beautiful.
Using a digital turntable and various pedals, Hugh Behm-Steinberg breaks spoken language down to abstract sound elements, which are then improvised into musical textures and narrative passages. A member of Oa, his work can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/oa-is-hugh-and-matt Chris Christensen creates electronic music as "dirigent" using analog electronics and classic tape studio techniques. He is on Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/project-dirigent.
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SO AR is a collaboration between electronic musician/cellist Shanna Sordahl and percussionist Robert Lopez. Their music is tinged with influences ranging between noise, free improvisation, avante garde rock, and heavy drone, amongst others. This new project strives to emphasize collaboration it its many forms, and they are especially excited to be sharing this Day of Noise set with Joel St. Julien. shannasordahl.net robertlopezmusic.tumblr.com Joel St. Julien is a San Francisco-based composer, musician, songwriter and sound artist. Joel has written music for documentaries, short / feature films, and dance. His work has been featured on PBS, AOL.com, and various film festivals internationally. He is a firm believer in experimentation/fusion with acoustic and electronic elements in sound oscillating through escapism and the mysticism of the present tense. joelstjulien.bandcamp.com
Dragging its way out of the mountains of Puerto Rico, Pulsar brings together the frantic sounds of Santeria rituals and codeine infused rhythms that recount post-María levels of devastation. Tabletop synthesizers, vintage drum machines and distressed video signals complete the foundations of this bizarre noise project.
A conglomerate of anti-nodes in an abyss of non-displacement. A summer evening's quietude distracted from its purpose. No Tone is electricity from another place: your bulwark against an uncaring world.
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