One of the highlights of the Santa Ana noise festival was the opportunity for Emmy Collins and Lisa Black to be in the same room at the same time. Emmy and Lisa lent their voices to the characters of Entropy and Cold on the phog masheeen CD "The Eternal Battle of Heat and Cold." Emmy recorded his parts in Landers California and Lisa recorded her's in Costa Mesa. They had not met till the noise fest.
Phog masheeen is a sound art/video collective from Costa Mesa, California that focuses on using aerophones, idiophones and electronics for performance and sound design. Audio portions are accompanied by live mixed video.
William Almas and Mark Soden Jr. constitute the phog masheeen core performers.
Home-brew instruments, common objects and extended techniques involving dry ice are common features of phog masheeen performances.
The works of phog masheeen have been presented at the Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival, Boise ID; Sonic Circuits, Washington DC; Electro-Music, Philadelphia, PA; Santa Ana Noise Festival, Santa Ana CA; Norcal Noisefest, Sacramento, CA; Wonder Valley Experimental Festival III, Wonder Valley, CA; Spring Reverb, San Diego, CA: Outsound New Music Summit, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CA, San Francisco, CA; 8 Bit noise art @ Leadway, Chicago, Il; Zoom 2, Torrance, CA; Jawbone Canyon IV, Mojave, CA, Dung Mummy VI, Apple Valley, CA, Los Angeles Downtown Film Festival, The Soundwalk, Long Beach, CA, The Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA and the Long Beach Pump opening night party.