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Monday, August 17, 2015

Transitory Reflection (CANCELLED)

****   This event has been cancelled.  ****

On November 1st, in collaboration with Tritriangle, I'll be conducting a sort of serialist musique concrete sound installation, and I'm having an open call for participants.  I'm looking for Chicago residents to record a segment of their ride on an "L" train.  Bonus if you can also record video, and it doesn't need to be of other people, it could be out of the window, your reflection, etc.   Participants, or "Passengers" would ideally be able to play music tracks on a device with headphones/earbuds and also their recording of the train on command.   Segments of the piece will be amplified, while others will capitalize on the acoustic value of earbuds going at once in the space.  There will be two performances of this, 20 "passengers" each performance.  Interested participants can email me at nopartofit AT gmail dot com.   This will be part of Chicago Artists Month, and will be promoted considerably.  Participants will be credited in a program distributed at the venue, Tritriangle.

Also, I did an interview with the podcast "Undressing Underground", co-hosted by Rob M, a friend I made  who also interviewed me at Indiana Noise Fest.  It will be aired tomorrow night after a bit with Shotgun Seamstress.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Radio remnants and a review

Illusion of Safety "Surrender"

We spent a collective 8.5 hours at WZRD on 7/13/2015-  Sarah Moskowitz, Mike Krause, Lidia Vomito, Bryan Chump Change, and myself.  Here is a document of that madness.  Metal, synth-pop, punk, outsider music, experimental, ambient, shoegaze, soundtracks, industrial, noise, synth soundscapes, gamelan, latin pop, prog, rockabilly, novelty, doo-wop...   some fine freeform programming, if I may say so myself.

My scheduled appearance on WNUR with Dan Burke was not to be, but I did find a Memory Waves Transmission review of Illusion of Safety's "Surrender", which was released on no part of it, and may be the last release with the now defunct Illusion of Safety moniker.

Here's  a short blip:
Surrender is a great return to the genre for Illusion of Safety, a release that finds Burke switching expertly between forms of noise for a variety of great tracks. The first side is generally quieter, while Side B opens up for catchy beats, sampling, and a more pronounced sound. Both are good listens, and fans of Illusion of Safety’s work will find Burke has crafted another exceptional record.

Some airplay from my friend Little Fyodor on his Under The Floorboards radio show on KGNU--
From June.  WILT (from Nocturnal Requiem on NO PART OF IT), Architeuthis Dux, Merzbow, Jeff Chenault, and others were included.