Mixing video concept and experimental metal, this band from the south of France gives birth to a sinuous atmosphere drawning between poetry and violence. "They lead us into a music so deep, at the frontier between despair and madness", "deviant and pessimistic for sure"... "the band knows no limit in composition, inventiveness, and will of perfection..." , "a real masterpiece" official website : http://www.hypno5e.com/
Christian Marclay is a DJ, VJ, visual artist, audio artist and turntablist. He is the first non-rap DJ to make an art form out of the turntable, treating the instrument as a means to rip songs apart, not bridge them together. His work demonstrates the effect sounds and music have on us from the sublime tap tap tap of a foot on the floor to the bombastic crescendo of an orchestra. A long-time associate of Downtown improv figures John Zorn, Elliott Sharp...
Was born in Milan, Italy in 1973. Composer, saxophonist and sound artist. Almost all his work in sound art has been based on the musicality of speech, on investigating the sonic qualities of interactions, misunderstanding, and translation. So far, he produced pieces for radio, electro-acoustic compositions, and pieces for ensemble and installations. His background and parallel present is that of being a soprano sax player in improvised and experimental music contexts.
The avant-jazz guitarist Mary Halvorson has been making a stir in downtown New Music circles for a while now. She is noted for her collaborations with the violist Jessica Pavone, among many others. Halvorson's strong 2008 debut, DRAGON'S HEAD features her new trio, comprised of the extraordinarily fluent bassist John Hebert and drummer Ches Smith (of indie-rockers Xiu-Xiu). Together, they make a far-ranging, expansive, and even accessible sound.
Land Of Kush is a large orchestra assembled and directed by Montreal composer and musician Sam Shalabi, one of the city’s most unique and prolific players over the past decade. Shalabi performs constantly on electric guitar and oud, with regular appearances in numerous jazz and free improv ensembles, membership in a kaleidoscope of avant rock bands, and at the compositional helm of various musical assemblages large and small.
Super wild, freak-out jazz noise rock.
Jennifer Walshe is an Irish composer and conceptual artist of multiple virtual identities.
John Wiese is an artist and composer from Los Angeles, California. His ongoing projects include LHD and Sissy Spacek, but is known for his collaborations with many artists as diverse as Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Cattle Decapitation, and C. Spencer Yeh as well as his work as a solo artist. He has toured extensively throughout the world, covering Europe, Scandinavia and Australia as a member of Sunn O))), the UK as part of the Free Noise tour (a tentet including Evan Parker, C.