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Day of Noise

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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 15th 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 - Entropy Worship
  • 1:00 AM-2:00 AM - NoiseHaus Krew
  • 2:00 AM-3:00 AM - Fraid o'Freyja
  • 3:00 AM-3:30 AM - Eoin Callery
  • 3:30 AM-04:00 AM - Machinery of Doom
  • 4:00 AM-4:30 AM - Tson Musik
  • 4:30 AM-5:00 AM - Vilarsia
  • 5:00 AM-5:30 AM - Clarke Robinson
  • 5:30 AM-6:00 AM - Ian Webb
  • 6:00 AM-6:30 AM - Daniel Blomquist
  • 6:30 AM-7:00 AM - Andrew Weathers
  • 7:00 AM-8:00 AM - Jon Raskin & Kjell Nordeso
  • 8:00 AM-8:30 AM - Aurora Jospheson / Jacob Felix Heule / John McCowen
  • 8:30 AM-9:00 AM - Oa
  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM - David Slusser
  • 10:00 AM-10:30 AM - Ear Spray
  • 10:30 AM-11:00 AM - bran(...)pos
  • 11:00 AM-11:30 AM - neem
  • 11:30 AM-12:00 PM - Ze Bib!
Noon to Midnight

  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM - Road to Aacheron
  • 1:00 PM-1:30 PM - Snickers
  • 1:30 PM-2:00 PM - Boyle
  • 2:00 PM-2:30 PM - Toaster
  • 2:30 PM-3:00 PM - TRIGGER~INVERTER
  • 3:00 PM-4:00 PM - The Lickets
  • 4:00 PM-4:30 PM - Fathers
  • 4:30 PM-5:00 PM - Analogous
  • 5:00 PM-5:30 PM - Botched Facelift
  • 5:30 PM-6:00 PM - Tender Buttons
  • 6:00 PM-6:30 PM - Antimatter
  • 6:30 PM-7:00 PM - Thomas Dimuzio
  • 7:00 PM-7:30 PM - The Lake Millions
  • 7:30 PM-8:00 PM - OFFING
  • 8:00 PM-9:00 PM - The Revenant Quartet
  • 9:00 PM-9:30 PM - Beast Nest
  • 9:30 PM-10:00 PM - rehgrafsivart
  • 10:00 PM-11:00 PM - Trump Muffin
  • 11:00 PM-12:00 PM - Oort Cloud

Artists

Entropy Worship

12:00 AM-1:00 AM

EntropyWorship.surreality.asylum Deity Engine Transmission: 128X.231eh.eb.9 Message from cloud: The hands of god fold back and touch themselves recursively. The being has no need for ears, lest eyes, nor hands, nor even skin to contain its useless bones. Message from client: Illegal metaphysical resource call through the eyes of god.
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NoiseHaus Krew

1:00 AM-2:00 AM

Hungarians, foreshorteners, and debilitating GERD. The quiet storm welcomes WWlll kids and their families.

Fraid o'Freyja

2:00 AM-3:00 AM

‘Fraid o’ Freyja, is the just-intoned,psychedelic, kraut rocked, tantric alter-ego of Thingamajigs Performance Group. Expect the Shiurway Kit, the Les Paul, the Amp That Does Not Sound Like Itself, the Crybaby Wah-Wah, and the Just-Intoned Wurli set like a tornado at your esteemed feet.

Eoin Callery

3:00 AM-3:30 AM

Eoin Callery is an Irish artist who among other things creates electroacoustic chamber music, installations, sound art, and builds instruments using found materials. He is the concert coordinator at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustic (CCRMA) at Stanford University. He likes playing with feedback.
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Machinery of Doom

3:30 AM-04:00 AM

Day of Noise founder, Voice of Doom, is back at it with a crew

Tson Musik

4:00 AM-4:30 AM

Vilarsia

4:30 AM-5:00 AM

A solo project of Miguel Hernandez

Clarke Robinson

5:00 AM-5:30 AM

Clarke Robinson is a Bay Area improvisor who has been working with the modular synthesizer for nearly seven years. Using a combination of analog/digital synthesis, found sounds, and live manipulation; his solo sets are unpredictable: ranging from inscrutable ambience to bracing noise, sometimes even at the same time.

Ian Webb

5:30 AM-6:00 AM

Ian Webb is a Bay Area artwork maker. Ian Webb uses live performance of his brain to create ambient soundscapes

Daniel Blomquist

6:00 AM-6:30 AM

Possessing the means of recording allows one to monitor noises, to maintain them, and to control their repetition within a determined code.

Andrew Weathers

6:30 AM-7:00 AM

Andrew Weathers is a guitarist and composer based in Oakland, CA. He makes music solo and with Andrew Weathers Ensemble, Real Life Rock & Roll Band, Tethers, Common Eider, King Eider & other longstanding collaborations. He also helps run Full Spectrum Records.

Jon Raskin & Kjell Nordeso

7:00 AM-8:00 AM

Kjell Nordeson - drums & Jon Raskin amplified sax/ small electronics will be noisily dissecting objective and un-objective sonic realities threading between the known and the unknown. For further information about the explorers http://www.kjellnordeson.com/ www.rova.org/www.jonraskin.com
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Otherwordly vocals, masterful drumming, haunting trumpet

Oa

8:30 AM-9:00 AM

Oa creates experimental music from the sounds of language. Writer Hugh Behm-Steinberg and sound manipulator Matt Davignon have recorded various anecdotes, conversations and sung pitches from their peers, neighbors, musicians and other writers. Performing either as a duo or collaborating with other sound artists, they break down these elements with samplers and digital turntables, then rebuild them into improvised musical passages and narratives.
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David Slusser

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Theater of the Ear - music, natural and electronic sound unfolding in the Proscenium Arch of your imagination.

Ear Spray

10:00 AM-10:30 AM

Ear Spray - Electro Acoustic Noise. Electronics plus Processed vocals and percussion. Ann O'Rourke, Carlos Jennings, Mark Pino. Performing together since 2010.
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bran(...)pos

10:30 AM-11:00 AM

bran(…)pos is the ongoing audio-visual-performance-noise-musique-brain-bend of Jake Rodriguez from San Francisco. Rodriguez began performing and recording under this moniker with the dubbing of Tape#1, self-released in an edition of 50 in 1997 on Chitah! Chitah! Sounds. For more b(...)p and related 21st century musiques...
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neem

11:00 AM-11:30 AM

Bass and violin improv string duo

Ze Bib!

11:30 AM-12:00 PM

ZE BIB! is a collaborative effort between cellist/electronic musician Shanna Sordahl and percussionist Robert Lopez. Their music grapples with the spastic intensity arising from their explorations into sound worlds developed both collectively and independently. Their music is tinged with influences ranging between noise, free improvisation, avant garde rock, and heavy drone. They cultivate psychological structures and interpretations of material grown out of improvisations, all with an emphasis on the deconstruction of composed melodic and rhythmic material.

Road to Aacheron

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Rent Romus's hour long oratorio

Snickers

1:00 PM-1:30 PM

You've heard of the music of tomorrow? This is the music for the day after tomorrow.
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Boyle

1:30 PM-2:00 PM

Ambient minimal composer, performing a 30 minimal ambient composition

Toaster

2:00 PM-2:30 PM

Toaster is largely the project of one person, who makes music by programming things.
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TRIGGER~INVERTER

2:30 PM-3:00 PM

Operating an elaborate rig of homemade synths, recycled electronics, audio filters and pedals, TRIGGER~INVERTER is a one man audio catastrophe. Utilizing unwanted audio artifacts, glitched out electronics and captured recordings, TRIGGER~INVERTER attempts to create new industrial audioscapes consisting of LFO sounds, droning polyrhythms and indistinct radio-transmissions. TRIGGER~INVERTER is the alter ego of the mild mannered Sam Manera, who in the real world, enjoys deconstructing, repairing, repurposing and on occasion, the careful operation of professional AV equipment…

The Lickets

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

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. Lestrygonian, KZSU DJ, says of the experimental folk duo: "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..."

Fathers

4:00 PM-4:30 PM

Join Derek Gedalecia (Headboggle) and Nathan Bowers (Coagulator) for 30 minutes of classical acoustic guitar duets with an electronic flair!

Analogous

4:30 PM-5:00 PM

"Analogous" - Matheus and Miley. Will perform live structured improvisation using live sampling combined with processed hybrid and analogue/digital instruments. Silvia Matheus is an internationally accomplished electronic music composer who has been composing with computers and electronics since the early 1980. In the early eighties Silvia built music scores/controllers made of glass etched with conductive painting that interfaced with electronic instruments with the score acting as a controller. Silvia’s main focus is on interactive improvisation with computers, electronics, and instrumental ensemble. She has composed music for multi-media projects, video, film, audio installations and radio plays. Thomas Miley is an award-winning composer whose music has been performed in electronic music festivals in the U.S. and internationally. He also worked in the video game industry as Director of Audio Technology, at SEGA of America, and at CRI Inc., and was Adjunct Professor at California State University East Bay and at Foothill College, in Los Altos Hills, California. He continues to develop unique microtonal tuning systems and musical robots and develops music-based video games in Unity3D.

Botched Facelift

5:00 PM-5:30 PM

Extreme electronics since 2005

Tender Buttons

5:30 PM-6:00 PM

Tender Buttons rewinds classic electronic musics in a swarm of devices and languages, composed in the moment via a shared esthetic of severe improvisational methods. Friendly spirits Fluxus, WDR, Cage, On-U and Kling Klang are never far away. “Hope in gates, hope in spoons, hope in doors, hope in tables, no hope in daintiness and determination.” — Gertrude Stein, from Tender Buttons Tender Buttons is: Tania Chen – piano, electronics, toys Gino Robair – modular electronics Tom Djll – modular and circuit-bent electronics

Antimatter

6:00 PM-6:30 PM

ANTIMATTER is the sound work of Xopher Davidson - an ongoing exploration into the material of sound. Xopher builds his experiments in electronic sound from a basis in painting, photography, and film, and through an interest in electronic circuits going back to building radios and homemade circuits from discarded television parts. In 1992, Davidson rode the train to Oakland, California, where he founded the seminal Exhibit < > space. . He explores a multiverse of of sound worlds from the subatomic to the subharmonic with in this laboratory comprised of various oscillators , pulse generators, modulators, frequency shifters, and an ''analog computer. '' 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.
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Thomas Dimuzio

6:30 PM-7:00 PM

“A true sonic alchemist who can seemingly create music events out of almost anything…” the music of Thomas Dimuzio transports the listener into other worldly 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

The Lake Millions

7:00 PM-7:30 PM

THE LAKE MILLIONS -- Guitarist Josh Pollock, who's collaborated with John Cale, Acid Mothers Temple, Gong, Kevin Ayers, Gary Floyd, White Hills, and Jandek, amongst others.

OFFING

7:30 PM-8:00 PM

Chris Duncan is an Oakland-based artist who employs repetition and accumulation as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. An overriding theme in current works is the use of natural forces, such as the sun, the moon and the ocean as conceptual and compositional prompts for both sonic and visual efforts. Outside of his studio practice he organizes events and runs a small artist book press and record label called LAND AND SEA with his wife. Duncan earned his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and his Masters Degree in Art Practice from Stanford University.
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The Revenant Quartet

8:00 PM-9:00 PM

The Revenant Quartet (Karl Evangelista-el. gtr, Tom Djll-electronics, Tim DeCillis-percussion, a.o.) is a unique, doom-inflected mixture of free improvisation, intense noise, and moody electronic textures–music that is both chilling and beautiful.

Beast Nest

9:00 PM-9:30 PM

SHARMI BASU is an Oakland born and based South Asian woman of color creating experimental music as a means of decolonizing musical language. She attempts to catalyze a political, yet ethereal aesthetic by combining her anti-colonial and anti-imperialist politics with a commitment to spirituality within the arts. Beast Nest, Sharmi's primary performing project, utilizes an unwavering depression and restrained horror to channel left-eyed spirits. She is an MFA graduate from the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College in Electronic Music and Recording Media and has worked with Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell, John Bischoff, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Brown, George Lewis, Nicholas Collins, Laetitia Sonami, Jesse Drew, Bob Ostertag, Dr. Nalini Ghuman, Maggi Payne, and more. Her workshops on “Decolonizing Sound” have been featured at the International Society for Improvised Music, the Empowering Women of Color Conference, and have reached international audiences. She performs almost 100 times a year and has toured through the US and Canada as well as internationally in Europe. She specializes in new media controllers, improvisation in electronic music, and intersectionality within music and social justice. She currently teaches Sound Art and Interactive Art at Ex'pression College in the Bay Area. She also founded and hosts an all people-of-color improvisation and performance group called the MARA Performance Collective in Oakland, CA.
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rehgrafsivart

9:30 PM-10:00 PM

rehgrafsivart is an ongoing project which began in 1995, and incorporates everything from children''s instruments, electronics, field recordings, and crank calls, to orthodox instruments homemade or otherwise. originally, the project recorded in tunnels, caves, and bathrooms using tape recorders, but moved into the realm of tascam 4 track once heavy doses of lsd were utilized. today, rehgrafsivart works with a small group of sound freaks, including travis fargher, crunchy cee joy, enid snarb, ciorna sabacka, the mighty WoM, king Rozon, rich polysorbate, Donald ''soul station #1'' Lewis, mystery hearsay, and XeyeS, and releases on kitty play records, dog bless you records, deterra, eusam bones, and green records and tapes. hail eris, all hail discord!

Trump Muffin

10:00 PM-11:00 PM

Oort Cloud

11:00 PM-12:00 PM