Finished this last year, but just now getting around to putting it on the internet.
Denouement. Swan song. This project is finished. Ten years in the making, this is the final gasp of an idea that has run its course. Revel in the culmination of a decade's worth of experimentation, as it comes to fruition in this stuttering, semi-aborted lunge at the essence of all that is, was and ever will be Controlled Dissonance.
Free download: https://archive.org/details/img016
Controlled Dissonance returns with this lumbering, droning juggernaut of dark ambient and soft noise. Layers of deep rumbling and howling drone sift and shift across the stereo spectrum, playing host to half-heard mutterings and the abrasive clutching of distorted springs. A teaser of things to come...
Looks like the venue was double-booked for October 4, so the show has been pushed back to October 11.
You know. So you can update your calendars, and all.
Seattle creative arts center
2601 NW Market St
Oct 4, 7 pm
Pulling out the Light
noisepoetnobody w/ Sisiutl
If you're in the Seattle area, drop in for some screeching and droning. I've performed with most of these acts before, and can vouch that it will be an interesting show.
Air - one of the pillars of our natural world; a complex gaseous phenomenon that reshapes the land and wreaks natural havoc. A powerful force that makes possible all life on this planet.
(Noise Made With) Air pays its respects to the natural world by inviting your submissions of tracks created by use of air, in some manner. Anything from samples of wind to the use of compressed air to create sound: leaf blowers, hurricanes, fans or even the body's unique methods for ridding waste gaseous byproduct.
For more information, use the Contact page.
There's been some sniffing about in regards to a
second third(?!) Controlled Dissonance performance this year. The details are a little nebulous at the moment, but sometime early October could see me dusting off the gear and inflicting noise on my fair city, once again.
I realized this morning that my Calendar page had become rather neglected, so I went in to update it with the last show I performed. That's when I got the idea to add audio to the page, in addition to whatever other stuff was already there. I'm uploading some old live recordings now, but finding that I had fewer than I thought.
What I do have, though, will be up by the end of the day. Including my performance at the Get Bent Circuit Bending Music show and my final performance in Virginia, with the short-lived Peninsula Experimental Arts Society*.
Until then, etc. etc.
* Wayne, if you're out there, you should bring this back. It was a fantastic idea.
Yeah. I'm still here.
Have an idea for the next compilation project, but don't have the cover art, title or blurb yet. So, as a quick preview for those who may be interested in getting a head start on creating a submission, the following:
This one will be about air. Noise made with air. Your noise must be somehow air-powered, and I don't mean in the traditional sense that all sound is air-powered (I see you out there, science nerd). You can use samples of wind, or actually make noise with air itself (performance with vacuum cleaners, or leaf blowers, for example); so long as the submitted track is comprised of some manner of air abused for the sake of noise.
No deadline, yet. Might leave this one open-ended for the time being.
Good luck. Motherfuckers.
Shut it down.
This one turned out smaller than I had hoped, but the submitted tracks work really well together, and the release, as a whole, is tight and representative of the concept. So, overall I'm pleased with the results.
Caveat emptor, motherfuckers.