Click Play button to listen to this special event – excerpts which were recorded at the 25th Annual Olympia Film Festival by Rachel Carns, Daniel Buscher, Derek M. Johnson and Heather Hall. This coming Friday at the Gallery 1412 in Seattle, WA at 8PM, this crack ensemble of improvisers will take on, for the last time, the live score to this 1929 silent film classic.
Aphonia Recordings: series #10
Friday, Oct 3rd @ Gallery 1412
(1412 18th Ave – Seattle, WA)
-Mood Organ (collaboration w/ Zack Shaw)
Sourced from both natural and electronic means, Matt Shoemaker manipulates sound so as to convey compositions that uniquely imagine a space encrypted to the point of vanishing definition. Shoemaker is a self-taught artist, employing microphones, digital & analog recorders, computers, acoustic instruments, & assorted signal processors. His work has been published in countries as diverse as Portugal, Germany, England, USA & Malaysia. Matt has also received commissions for radio works across the globe and presented his work at various universities, dance halls, rock clubs, & art galleries.
Mood Organ is Timm Mason. Mood organ is a construct which seeks to continually reform itself with each subsequent release and live appearance. A Mood Organ piece may utilize evolving drones, phase patterns, treated field recordings, chords constructed from feedback, sounds amplified through solid materials, metal percussion, muffled voices, vintage rhythm boxes, & shortwave radio. In the past, Timm has worked with composers & musicians, including Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, Simon Henneman, Zack Shaw & Ethan Cudaback (as Kuru Cult), Matt Shoemaker, Skip Milford & Chris Pollina (as Quietus), Ed Petry, Bill Horist, Dave Abramson, Gregg Keplinger, & Glenn Branca.
Aphonia Recordings founders, Ben L. Robertson & Andrew Senna team-up as The Precambrian. In concept, The Precambrian is a constantly evolving interactive synthesis environment/instrument, engineered by Robertson using the graphical programming language, Max/MSP. In its current incarnation, The Precambrian utilizes a “slide zither” & various pitch recognition algorithms to coax out microtonal intervals derived from a graphical system of 11-limit, just intonation matrices. Additionally, Senna (armed with a handful of piezoelectric transducers, microphones, field recordings & synths) executes a series of absurd narratives & synthetic onomatopoeia, indicative of both his sound design work for film & theater.
Just a short three weeks ago Amy Denio released her first digital only release on Aphonia Recordings. The release entitled, sub-Rosa, is a soundtrack for a multimedia and dance piece of the same name. Directed by Cheronne Wong at produced at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center exactly one year ago today, September 18th, 2008. This podcast gives an overview of sub-Rosa’s inspiration and we hope you will listen in for a track from sub-Rosa.
This is also kind of a double header as the second part of this podcast is the recording of our Aphonia Recordings Supergroup. For the Olympia Experimental Music Festival benefit show in June we assembled an all star cast of recording artists from the label including, Derek M. Johnson, The Precambrian, Ph0n0n, KRGA and Gabe Will of Problems. We hope you enjoy.
Paintings for Animals recently performed at the Series 6 Aphonia Recordings Showcase at the Gallery 1412 on Jun 6th, 2008. Catch them on iTunes or right here!
Join us in enjoying this excerpted video from the Aphonia Recordings mini-tour that occurred last November. Recently Darwinsbitch performance during this mini-tour was featured as a podcast here. Now an excerpt is available as video!
Video directed by Ryan Leeds
© Aphonia Recordings 2008
While the Spring weather is definitely a welcome feature of the recent days, we would like to go back in time for a tiny bit and revisit some past shows on the podcast. Aphonia Recordings has reached its first full year of continuous operation with the year anniversary of the launch show, way back on May 17th of 2007 at the Midnight Sun in Olympia. While we will be revisiting that particular show, to kick of this extravaganza, we bring you a show performed by Darwinsbitch on November 11th, 2007.
A.K.A. Marielle Jakobsons, Darwinsbitch hails from Oakland, California and back in November joined several of our other artists – those sets will be podcast here soon.
Kristian Garrard performs as KRGA on May 2nd at the Gallery 1412 on the occasion of the 2008 Aphonia Recordings Concert Series.
You can also subscribe to the Official Aphonia Recordings podcast on the iTunes Music Store in iTunes. Just type “aphonia” into the search field and you can subscribe there.
Catch ph0n0n’s set at the Gallery 1412
ph0n0n creates soundtracks with elements of ambience, noise, microtonality, chance processes and live improvisation. Chris Hanis and Adam Reza met in early 2007 through a shared interest in innovative electronic music. They are working in their studio on recordings for their first album.
If you have not yet subscribed to our podcast on iTunes this would be as good a place as any to catch the Paintings for Animals set at Gallery 1412 on Feb 1st, 2008.
Stay tuned for the Problems podcast as it will be posted here in the news section in the next few days. Also, both Problems and Paintings for Animals will have new releases available for sale on the Aphonia Recordings online store.
In other news, an official Aphonia Recordings compilation CD will be released at the next Aphonia Recordings showcase taking place on March 7th, 2008 at Gallery 1412. We hope to see you there!
As a lot of you may already know the Aphonia Recordings Concert Series 2008 is in full swing and already the turnout has been encouraging. We are setting up a series of shows throughout the year on the first Friday of every month at Gallery 1412 in Seattle. Come on down and enjoy a different grouping of sonic artists every month. Of course we will be offering CD’s for sale and we will most likely be recording these performances and podcasting them throughout the year so make sure to visit this page or subscribe to our podcast. We’d like to thank everyone for their stellar support in attending the shows and making donations, as well as the Seattle Weekly and The Stranger for continuing to list our shows.
As of this morning we are podcasting part ii in the concert series as three separate sets, one for each artist. Starting today, the Precambrian, a collaboration between the Aphonia Recordings founders, Andrew Senna and Ben L Robertson will be listed. The sets of Paintings for Animals and Problems will be listed here in the news section shortly.
You can listen to all three sets now if you subscribe to our podcast on iTunes music store. Just type “Aphonia” into the search and select “official aphonia recordings podcast.”
For now, however here is the Precambrian: