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Gench Music Series: February 2014

bran(…)pos aka Jake Rodriguez
Fluorescent Grey aka Robbie Martin
Gino Robair
Primitive Feast aka Loachfillet
Sharkiface aka Angela Edwards
Thomas Dimuzio
YurtYurt aka Josh Thomas
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Duende
468 19th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
United States

Gino Robair, thomas Dimuzio, Fluorescent Grey, Primitive Feast, Sharkiface, Yurt Yurt, Bran (...) Pos

9 pm
$8

A modular synthesis event. Crossed wires in mono and poly.

Artist Details

YurtYurt aka Josh Thomas. The brilliant Oakland based sonics and device crafter behind an amazing array of sound modules from his music electronics company, Toppobrillo. Incandescent transmissions - heat sinking low - switchboards singing - filters ringing - venting virtual vestiges
http://m.soundcloud.com/prastic-firm
http://www.toppobrillo.com

Sharkiface aka Angela Edwards "has that evil-cute look that lets you know right away she's all about domination. A member of the Bay Area noise royalty who's played in Caroliner, Tarantism, and the transplanted Ohio group 16 Bitch Pile-Up, she coaxes oceans of broken glass from tiny metal boxes. At high tide she'll shred you into a pink mist, and when she's being gentle she'll slice you lovingly into delicate ribbons. There's not a slow sizzle to her sound--it's more like instant vaporization." —Chicago Reader
https://myspace.com/sharkiface

Primitive Feast aka Loachfillet. Somewhere, lurking between the labels of mad scientist, creepy ghetto goblin and modern electronic composer is where you'll find the creature Loachfillet. His musical ooze is crawling with sounds one feels deep within the curdles of their organs. Listening to his musique brings metallic vibrations slipping crispily into the space where your head digests and thought tunnels persist. Primitive Feast is his newest creation, concentrating mainly on analog synth, organic rhythmic pulses and reel to reel tape music.
http://decaycast.wordpress.com/2009/09/11/loachfillet-•-modular-graveyard-sessions-volume-1/

Gino Robair has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. He is one of the "25 innovative percussionists" included in the book Percussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001), as well as a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. His opera, I, Norton, based on the life of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, has been performed throughout North America and Europe.
http://www.ginorobair.com

Fluorescent Grey, aka Robbie Martin, has had his hand in well-known hoaxes and elaborate pranks, is the proprietor of Record Label Records, and a purveyor of compelling music and sound. His latest release Ambiente culls three CDs of recontextualized field recordings, sprawling drones, and incidental musics into a beautifully carved wooden box set. Delving deep into all areas of synthesis with an emphasis on modular, granular, and acoustic modeling, Robbie's experiential sound worlds fathom spaces yet to be seen.
http://www.recordlabelrecords.org

Thomas Dimuzio aka Thomas Dimuzio. A true sonic alchemist who can seemingly create music events out of almost anything, Dimuzio's listed sound sources on his various CDs include everything from 'modified 10 speed bicycle' and 'resonating water pipe' to short-wave radios, loops, feedback, samplers and even normal instruments such as clarinet and trumpet. Dimuzio's recordings have been released internationally by ReR Megacorp, Asphodel, RRRecords, No Fun, Sonoris, Drone, Record Label Records, Odd Size, and other independent labels. Among his frequent collaborators are Chris Cutler, Dan Burke, Joseph Hammer, Nick Didkovsky, Due Process, Voice of Eye, Fred Frith, David Lee Myers, 5uu's, Matmos, Wobbly, and Negativland.
http://www.thomasdimuzio.com

bran(…)pos aka Jake Rodriguez, is the ongoing audio-visual-performance-noise-musique-brain-bend from San Francisco. Rodriguez has been performing and recording under this moniker for 15 years with releases on Resipiscent, C.I.P., Ratskin Records, Animal Disguise, and Chitah! Chitah! Soundcrack. Synthesizer and mouth manipulations are the most common audio elements, rounded out with rubber face and a live video component to complete the human-analog-digital-human circle. “With a background in theater performance and sound (and a seriously demented mind), Rodriguez with his bran(…)pos project has boiled down the most absurd elements of our ongoing ritual into an amalgamation of human, sound, and light that is at once ridiculous and terrifying.”
http://www.soundcrack.net

Event Map

468 19th Street , Oakland, CA 94612

Event Name

Gench Music Series: February 2014: Mod Life Crisis

Event Artisit Details

YurtYurt aka Josh Thomas. The brilliant Oakland based sonics and device crafter behind an amazing array of sound modules from his music electronics company, Toppobrillo. Incandescent transmissions - heat sinking low - switchboards singing - filters ringing - venting virtual vestiges
http://m.soundcloud.com/prastic-firm
http://www.toppobrillo.com

Sharkiface aka Angela Edwards "has that evil-cute look that lets you know right away she's all about domination. A member of the Bay Area noise royalty who's played in Caroliner, Tarantism, and the transplanted Ohio group 16 Bitch Pile-Up, she coaxes oceans of broken glass from tiny metal boxes. At high tide she'll shred you into a pink mist, and when she's being gentle she'll slice you lovingly into delicate ribbons. There's not a slow sizzle to her sound--it's more like instant vaporization." —Chicago Reader
https://myspace.com/sharkiface

Primitive Feast aka Loachfillet. Somewhere, lurking between the labels of mad scientist, creepy ghetto goblin and modern electronic composer is where you'll find the creature Loachfillet. His musical ooze is crawling with sounds one feels deep within the curdles of their organs. Listening to his musique brings metallic vibrations slipping crispily into the space where your head digests and thought tunnels persist. Primitive Feast is his newest creation, concentrating mainly on analog synth, organic rhythmic pulses and reel to reel tape music.
http://decaycast.wordpress.com/2009/09/11/loachfillet-•-modular-graveyard-sessions-volume-1/

Gino Robair has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. He is one of the "25 innovative percussionists" included in the book Percussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001), as well as a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. His opera, I, Norton, based on the life of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, has been performed throughout North America and Europe.
http://www.ginorobair.com

Fluorescent Grey, aka Robbie Martin, has had his hand in well-known hoaxes and elaborate pranks, is the proprietor of Record Label Records, and a purveyor of compelling music and sound. His latest release Ambiente culls three CDs of recontextualized field recordings, sprawling drones, and incidental musics into a beautifully carved wooden box set. Delving deep into all areas of synthesis with an emphasis on modular, granular, and acoustic modeling, Robbie's experiential sound worlds fathom spaces yet to be seen.
http://www.recordlabelrecords.org

Thomas Dimuzio aka Thomas Dimuzio. A true sonic alchemist who can seemingly create music events out of almost anything, Dimuzio's listed sound sources on his various CDs include everything from 'modified 10 speed bicycle' and 'resonating water pipe' to short-wave radios, loops, feedback, samplers and even normal instruments such as clarinet and trumpet. Dimuzio's recordings have been released internationally by ReR Megacorp, Asphodel, RRRecords, No Fun, Sonoris, Drone, Record Label Records, Odd Size, and other independent labels. Among his frequent collaborators are Chris Cutler, Dan Burke, Joseph Hammer, Nick Didkovsky, Due Process, Voice of Eye, Fred Frith, David Lee Myers, 5uu's, Matmos, Wobbly, and Negativland.
http://www.thomasdimuzio.com

bran(…)pos aka Jake Rodriguez, is the ongoing audio-visual-performance-noise-musique-brain-bend from San Francisco. Rodriguez has been performing and recording under this moniker for 15 years with releases on Resipiscent, C.I.P., Ratskin Records, Animal Disguise, and Chitah! Chitah! Soundcrack. Synthesizer and mouth manipulations are the most common audio elements, rounded out with rubber face and a live video component to complete the human-analog-digital-human circle. “With a background in theater performance and sound (and a seriously demented mind), Rodriguez with his bran(…)pos project has boiled down the most absurd elements of our ongoing ritual into an amalgamation of human, sound, and light that is at once ridiculous and terrifying.”
http://www.soundcrack.net