Derek M. Johnson Archive


Shows: March 2008

Mar 06 – 9:00P – Derek M. Johnson @ Le Voyeur (Olympia, WA)

Mar 07 – 8:00P – Aphonia Rec. Monthly Series: Pt 3 @ Gallery 1412 (Seattle, WA)

Mar 08 – 2:00P – Desolation Wilderness @ Hall of the Woods (Olympia, WA)

Mar 15 – 8:00P – Darwinsbitch @ Totally Intense Fractal Mindgaze Hut (Oakland, CA)

Mar 20 – 8:00P – Desolation Wilderness @ Black Front Gallery (Olympia, WA)

Mar 20 – 8:00P – Derek M. Johnson @ The Skylark Cafe (Seattle, WA)

Mar 20 – 8:00P – Die Resonanz (Amy Denio) @ Accordian Festival (Vienna, Austria)

Mar 21 – 8:00P – Darwinsbitch @ 21 Grand (Oakland, CA)

Mar 22 – 8:00P – Desolation Wilderness @ Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA)

Mar 30 – 10:30A – Die Resonanz (Amy Denio) @ Bolanzo (Bolanzo, Italy)


Derek M. Johnson video: live @ Rererato (PDX) Sept 2007

Back in September, our favourite cellist, Derek M. Johnson, performed in Portland @ Rererato. Click below for live video action!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Shows: December 2007

Dec 02 2007 6:00P Amy Denio @ Sala Vittoria Colonna (Vasto, italy)

Dec 03 2007 8:00P Acre @ Mass Art (Boston, MA)

Dec 03 2007 8:00P Amy Denio @ Clandestino (Faenza, italy)

Dec 04 2007 8:00P Acre @ Strange Maine (Portland, Maine)

Dec 04 2007 8:00P Slim Twig (CD release) @ The Tiger Bar (Toronto, ON)

Dec 04 2007 8:00P Amy Denio @ Atomic Bar (Milano, italy)

Dec 05 2007 8:00P Acre @ Grasslands (Brooklyn, NY)

Dec 06 2007 8:00P Acre @ 611 Florida House (Washington DC)

Dec 06 2007 8:00P Amy Denio @ Buridda (Genova, italy)

Dec 07 2007 8:00P Acre @ The Res Pareds Place (Philadelphia, PA)

Dec 07 2007 8:00P Amy Denio @ Black House Blues (Avellino, italy)

Dec 08 2007 8:00P Derek M. Johnson @ Artisan Cafe (Olympia, WA)

Dec 08 2007 8:00P Darwinsbitch @ Godwaffle Noise Pancakes Artsf (SF, CA)

Dec 08 2007 8:00P Amy Denio @ Init (Rome, Italy)

Dec 09 2007 8:00P Acre @ Caustic Castle (Richmond, VA)

Dec 10 2007 8:00P Amy Denio/Rizzo Duo @ Arcisonica (Lucera, italy)

Dec 11 2007 8:00P Acre @ Eyedrum (Atlanta, GA)

Dec 11 2007 8:00P Amy Denio @ Sister Moon (Potenza, italy)

Dec 12 2007 8:00P Amy Denio @ Villanova (Taranto, italy)

Dec 13 2007 8:00P Acre @ Churchills (Miami, FL)

Dec 13 2007 8:00P Aphonia Rec. Artists @ Object Space (Spokane, WA)

Dec 14 2007 8:00P Acre @ Tim + Terrys (Gainesville, FL)

Dec 15 2007 8:00P Acre @ Ren/Vals House (Nashville, TN)

Dec 18 2007 8:00P Acre @ HI HO Lounge (New Orleans, LA)

Dec 19 2007 8:00P Acre @ Super Happy Funland (Houston, TX)

Dec 20 2007 8:00P Acre @ House of Tinnitus (Denton, TX)

Dec 21 2007 8:00P Acre @ Soundpony (Tulsa, OK)

Dec 22 2007 8:00P Acre @ Rhinoceropolis (Denver, CO)

Dec 22 2007 8:00P KRGA @ The Swamp House (Greenlake/Seattle, WA)

Dec 27 2007 8:00P Acre @ High Mayhem (Santa Fe, NM)

Dec 28 2007 8:00P Acre @ The Peace and Justice Center (Albuquerque, NM)


Shows: November 2007

Nov 07 2007 8:00P
Derek M. Johnson @ ABC house [Olympia, WA]

Nov 10 2007 8:00P
Acre @Pacific Brewery [Seattle, WA]

Nov 14 2007 8:00P
Acre @ Sixflags Great American Basement Show [Milwaukie, WI]

Nov 16 2007 7:00P
Aphonia Showcase @ The Healthy Times Fun Club [Seattle, WA]

Nov 16 2007 8:00P
Acre @ The Frying Pan [Lansing, MI]

Nov 17 2007 8:00P
Tropics @ Cagibi [Montreal, Quebec]

Nov 20 2007 8:00P
Acre @ Garfield Artworks [Pittsburgh, PA]

Nov 22 2007 8:00P
Tropics @ Rancho Relaxo [Toronto, ON]

Nov 24 2007 8:00P
Die Resonanz (w/ Amy Denio) @ OHO [Oberwart. Austria]

Nov 24 2007 8:00P
Acre @ The Cake Shop [New York, NY]

Nov 26 2007 8:00P
Die Resonanz (w/ Amy Denio) @ Jazzit [Salzburg, Austria]

Nov 26 2007 8:00P
Amy Denio + Georgio Rizzo Italian Tour [Catania, Italy]

Nov 24 2007 8:00P
The Cake Shop [New York, NY]

Nov 27 2007 8:00P
SUNY Purchase [New York, NY]

Nov 29 2007 8:00P
Acre @ The Issue Project Room [New York, NY]


Aphonia Showcase: Gallery 1412 (26 October – Seattle, WA)

Aphonia Recordings’ debut showcase in Seattle will feature a set of compositions
for voice & electronics by seasoned Seattle-based improviser &
multi-instrumentalist, Amy Denio. Also hailing from Seattle, Kristian Garrard (of
‘Joules’) will be performing an electroacoustic set as KRGA.

From the south-sound, Aphonia Recordings welcomes Derek M. Johnson and Myello.
Derek M. Johnson’s work for cello & electronics has been heard at numerous
experimental/improv festivals, including his active involvement with the Olympia
Experimental Music Festival. Derek’s past collaborations have included work with
Unwound, Old Time Relijun, Le Ton Mite, and many others. Likewise, Myello’s set
will demonstrate no shortage of LFO’s, VCF’s, and other acronymous controlled
voltage devices.

Rounding out the evening will be a performance by ‘the Precambrian’, a
collaborative project featuring label founders Andrew Senna & Ben L. Robertson.
Their performance promises to pair Andrew Senna’s work in narrative sound design with Ben L. Robertson’s obsession with microtonality & interactive
processing algorithms. Contact microphone mayhem & max/msp antics are sure to abound!

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Shows: October 2007

Oct 4 – Slim Twig @ Sala Rossa (POP Montreal festival) [Montreal, Quebec]

Oct 5 – Slim Twig @ Le Divan Orange (POP Montreal festival) [Montreal,

Oct 5 – Triometrik @ Johansson Projects Gallery [Oakland, CA]

Oct 6 – Darwinsbitch @ The Riptide [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 6 – The Tiptons @ Orcas Island Performing Arts Center [Orcas Island, WA]

Oct 9 – Slim Twig @ The Dakota Tavern [Toronto, ON]

Oct 10 – Darwinsbitch @ ATA [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 10 – The Tiptons @ Art House [Olympia, WA]

Oct 11 – Tropics @ No Shame (Tiger Bar) [Toronto, ON]

Oct 12 – The Tiptons @ Reed College [Portland, OR]

Oct 13 – The Tiptons @ Cozmic Pizza [Eugene, OR]

Oct 16 – The Tiptons @ Boom Boom Boom [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 17 – The Tiptons @ Ashkenaz [Berkeley, CA]

Oct 18 – Marielle Jakobsons @ Noh Space (Chain Reaction) [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 19 – Marielle Jakobsons @ Noh Space (Chain Reaction) [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 20 – Marielle Jakobsons @ Noh Space (Chain Reaction) [San Francisco, CA]

Oct 21 – The Tiptons @ Tractor Tavern [Seattle, WA]

Oct 26 – Amy Denio, KRGA, Derek Johnson, Myello, Ben L. Robertson, Andrew Senna @ Gallery 1412 [Seattle, WA]


Derek M. Johnson: live recording @ Le Voyeur (Olympia, WA)

Derek M. Johnson (Cello, Electronics, Slides) performing live @ Le Voyeur (Olympia, WA). 16 August 2007. …enjoy…


Shows: September 2007

09/05/2007 – Amy Denio (Hells Bellows & Charleyville) @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theatre [seattle, wa]

09/06/2007 – Slim Twig (w/ Deep Dark United) @ The Tranzac [Toronto, ON]

09/14/2007 – Derek M. Johnson (w/ Thollem MC Donnas) @ The Artisan’s Cafe [Olympia, WA]

09/14/2007 – Darwinsbitch @ Milk Bar (studio 223) [Oakland, CA]

09/21/2007 – The Tiptons (w/ Amy Denio) @ start of Tiptons Sax Quartet Euro tour! [Viersen, Germany]

09/22/2007 – Derek M. Johnson (w/ The Dead Air Fresheners & L.A. Lungs) @ Rererato [Portland, OR]

09/23/2007 – Derek M. Johnson (w/ Arrington de Dionyso) @ Way Post [Portland, OR]

09/23/2007 – The Tiptons @ KSET Zagreb [Zagreb, Croatia]

09/24/2007 – Derek M. Johnson (w/ Blipvert, Dusty York Trio) @ Rotture [Portland, OR]

09/25/2007 – The Tiptons @ JAZZ:IT [Salzburg, Austria]

09/26/2007 – Tropics (w/ Jewish Legend) @ The Tranzac [Toronto, ON]

09/26/2007 – The Tiptons @ Tetelkova [Ljubljana, Slovenia]

09/26/2007 – Darwinsbitch + P. Greenlief @ 1510 Performance Space [Oakland, CA]

09/27/2007 – The Tiptons @ Miles Smiles [Vienna, Austria]

09/28/2007 – The Tiptons @ KIK [Reid, Austria]

09/29/2007 – KRGA (w/ Bronze Fawn) @ Rendezvous Jewelbox Theatre [Seattle, WA]

09/29/2007 – The Tiptons @ Stellwerk [Hamburg, Germany]

09/30/2007 – The Tiptons @ SS Stubnitz [Amsterdam, Netherlands]


Mini-launch Show V2.0 (16 August – Olympia, WA)

0 Hits 4.5 GB Data Transfer in July

While this may not go as all that exciting of news, I think it is quite significant. People are visiting the Aphonia Recordings website in droves. I am still waiting for our sale figures to represent this burgeoning visitation. It does make me excited, however, to know that so many people have shown so much enthusiasm and interest. Thank you all for making our site stats look good! We have also crossed the 35,000 hits mark – a first for the site. This doesn’t suggest 35,000 unique visitors, we have had over 1,500 of those! What it does suggest is a widening interest and growing exposure to what I consider unappreciated and under utilized talent in the music world.

This is just the beginning as our press release is being prepared, our second showcase of aphonia artists has been confirmed and will be in mid-August (the 16th) at Le Voyeur in Olympia, Washington. We are also going for a third show sometime soon at Gallery 1412 here in Seattle.

Also, there will be two more installments of our already beloved podcast upcoming. The first one, that should be out later this week, is all about why we listen. I wont summarize or paraphrase what this is all about here, you will have to wait until it comes out. I will say though that it is a slight departure from where we thought the podcast would go initially. It should be a fascinating hour of discourse on sound, noise and where we go from here kind of nonsense.

The second upcoming podcast, coming at a later date this month, is Ben’s interview with Derek M. Johnson, one of our favorite people. I have no idea what Ben is planning for this romp through the frenzy of improvisational music but it should make for an entertaining bit of Aphonia fun!

So, again, browse through the store and buy stuff. Better yet, come to our shows, which are all free at the moment, and bring a beer, close your eyes and relish the beautiful human noise.