Saturday, August 1, 2015

Potar Interview Is up!

Performing at the third and final discoNoise of summer is the pre-eminent circuit bender Potar! Here is interviewed regarding his history in circuit bending and his current projects.
Mark your calendar! August 14th, CALB 729 Pine St, Long Beach. Doors at 7:30 Music at 8:00. $5.00 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds!) 

You can check it out with the link below. Thank you William Almas for the amazing video. If you start watching it in the blog. Hit the "F" and go full screen. It is lovely!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Changing it up in August!

After a splendid show with Phaul & Skunk Puppet and dancers Edgar and Deseree we are moving on to the third and final discoNoise of Summer 2015!  In another inovative twist, we are inviting hand drummers to pack up their djembe and come on down and jam with us. More beat = more fun!
Performing in August, circuit bender Potar, modular synthesist Jorge Martin and phog masheeen!
Come on down and join in the fun!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A change in the lineup....

There has been a change in the lineup to discoNoise tomorrow. Emily Hay will now be joining us.
You can check out Emily at her web site:

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Long Beach Post article on this Friday's discoNoise!

Sound to Pine Avenue

The second installment of DiscoNoise, a three-part summer series of sonic events featuring an adventurous program of music and dance beats created by “noise artists” for your curious ears and toe-tapping tendencies, will take place on Friday evening, July 10.
Bent circuits, plug-ins, sine wave generators and video projections will fill the Bungalow Art Center on Pine Avenue for all those interested in an evening of experimental sound.  
Sonia Fierce of GataTECH, who discovered the open-ended universe of electronic music while taking classes to learn the recording trade, will be taking the stage during DiscoNoise.
With a background in punk rock and her self-described "mad scientist" inclinations toward her musical art, Fierce breathes new life into thrift store toys by re-wiring their circuits to make strange new sounds, which become the building blocks for musical structures made with live sampling and manipulation to build her set.
SoniaFierceMark Soden, DiscoNoise’s organizer, explained the science and art of circuit bending, Sonia Fierce’s specialty.
“Circuit bending is the craft of opening a noise-making device such as a child’s toy and soldering jumper wires on the circuit board to get it to malfunction in interesting ways or ‘glitch,'" he said. 
Skunk Puppet is a Long Beach local immersed in the all-digital realm of sound production. Using a collection of myriad applications, plugins and digital audio workstations, this noise artist’s act is a combination of performance-based composition and algorithmic layers.
“One of his mainstays is a software that filters sound through a virtual trachea," said Soden. "This lends a vocal or animal sound to his work. However, the virtual trachea offers attributes that are not found in the animals on our planet. So in many cases these are animals you have never heard before.”
Another local to Long Beach, performer Phaul rescues sine wave generators and other electronic test equipment to use in ways they were never intended. According to the announcement, “these tools produce amazing sonic results that will blow your mind.”
This event will be staged at the Cultural Alliance of Long Beach “Bungalow Art Center,” 729 Pine Avenue. Doors open at 7:30PM, music begins at 8:00PM. A $5 donation is requested, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information and performer interviews, click here. The next and last Disco Noise will take place on Friday, August 14.
Images courtesy of GataTECH and Disco Noise.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sonia Fierce interview up on YouTube!

Sonia Fierce will be joining us on July 10th at discoNoise. We interviewed her and discussed her roots in punk rock, her path to noise and her gear. It is a great interview! Stunning video by William Almas. Check it out!

Monday, June 15, 2015

DiscoNoise Opening Night! Pics from Richard Shimizu!

Big Epoch
Jack Pharaoh

William Almas, Video Projections
DiscoNoise was out of the gate with great sets from Jack Pharaoh, Big Epoch and Sumako. William Almas activated the walls with video and Maha and Company electrified the room with dance!

Disco Noise will be back July 10th for the second edition featuring, Skunk Puppet and Gatatech with Sonia Fierce. Check back here for the Sonia Fierce interview!

All photos by Richard Shimizu!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Counting down to the first discoNoise of summer!

We are counting down to the first discoNoise of summer.
William Almas is projecting video!
Dancers from the world famous Maha and Company dance troup will be joining us.
And we have an amazing line up of artists for this first discoNoise!

Jack Pharaoh!
Is a Long Beach local that specializes and produces : Trip Hop, Experimental Electronica, Performance based beats, Electronic Jazz, Dance, and more!
As stated in his bio, "Jack Pharaoh continues to pursue the magic of making music through technology and bringing live performance to the stage to show that DJing and electronic music is not just pressing play."

Big Epoch!
To watch Big Epoch perform is a revelation of what can be done with various DJ tools and groove boxes. His fluidity on these instruments is like watching one of the musical legends at the top of their game. The Big Epoch performance is not just about technique, it is his freshness of approach that sets him apart! 

Sumako Artist will be stepping in for Pulsating Cyst this evening.
Sumako is a respected noise artist in Long Beach. His work has been featured with Toaster Music in an ongoing set at the Expo Design Center at the first Friday art walk. He is a legend of texture and sound design!

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