Noise! 2007

May 10, 2007 - May 12, 2007
Ontological Hysteric Theater

131 East 10th St. | Manhattan, NY | 212-420-1916
http://www.ontological.com

Noise! is a sound performance festival started in 2005. This year free103point9 curates. Each year the "Incubator" program at Ontological Theater hosts a Noise! festival, a three-night multi-arts event designed to promote interest in new forms of sound art. The festival will feature short compositions and performances by established and emerging artists.

Each evening opens with a Radio 4x4 as the audience enters the theater. Radio 4x4 is a collaborative radio transmission performance. Four simultaneous audio performances are separately sent through FM transmitters to radios positioned throughout a performance space. Each radio receives only one of the signals, so that the audience becomes an active collaborator in the performance, "mixing" the audio feeds by moving about the space among the four signals.

Thursday, May 10, 10 p.m.
Curated by Giancarlo Bracchi
Opens with Radio 4x4 with Radio Ruido + DJ North Guinea Hills
+ Tom Roe + Todd Cavallo.
Others performing May 10:
Maria Chavez
Hell's Hills
Giancarlo Bracchi
Talibam!

Friday, May 11, 11 p.m.
Curated by Kyle Lapidus
Opens with Radio 4x4 with Nick Lesley, Stanley Ruiz, Fritz Welch, + Giancarlo Bracchi.
Gunung Sari
The Peeesseye
Bruce McClure

Saturday, May 12, 10 p.m.
Curated by Radio Ruido
Opens with Radio 4x4 with Bryan Eubanks, Micheal Garofalo, Patrick McCarthy and Jeremy Slater.
Others performing May 12:
The Holy Experiment
Uncle Woody Sullender
George Steeltoe Ensemble

Audio and video of all performances will be streamed live on free103point9 Online Radio.

This show is part of free103point9's Tenth Anniversary Celebration March-Oct., 2007.
Thursday, May 10, 10 p.m.
Curated by Giancarlo Bracchi
Opens with Radio 4x4 with Radio Ruido + DJ North Guinea Hills
+ Tom Roe + Todd Cavallo.
Others performing May 10:
Maria Chavez
Born in Lima, Peru in 1980, Maria Chavez grew up in Austin and lived in Houston from the age of 10. She became a club DJ at the age of 17, and eventually met her mentor David Dove (Director of the Pauline Oliveros Foundation-Houston) who convinced her to improvise on the turntables and since then has been totally dedicated to improvised music. Maria has a degree in Audio Engineering and is working full time on her experimental music. She calls it "improvised/abstract turntabilism", and it consists of all electro-acoustic sounds from only vinyl and needle. She melts and mutates all forms of vinyl and has a collection of 8 broken styluses (and counting) that all get different sounds.
Hell's Hills
Giancarlo Bracchi
Talibam!

Friday, May 11, 11 p.m.
Curated by Kyle Lapidus
Opens with Radio 4x4 with Nick Lesley, Stanley Ruiz, Fritz Welch, + Giancarlo Bracchi.
Gunung Sari: Gunung Sari is an experimental electronic noise duo composed of Nick Lesley and Stanley Ruiz, based in Brooklyn, New York. The name means "Mountain's Essence" in Bahasa Indonesia - a tribute to their love of Gamelan music and the ceremonies and rituals that go along with it. Their music is a hybrid of improvised electronics bordering on noise. They use analog electronics, homebrew rudimentary synths, handcrafted wearable noisemakers, hacked radios, and percussions. At times they also do live audio-video processing using the computer.
The Peeesseye
Bruce McClure: Filmmaker Bruce McClure does some unbelievable things with projectors. Using small perforated metal plates, film loops, specially modified projectors (up to four at a time), and other tinkered bits, McClure creates abstracted Rorschachs of light and dark, Rothko-like patterns and textures, swirling and pulsing shapes and shadows, and other visual phantasmagoria which will please the eye and boggle the brain. His work has been screened at the Whitney Biennial, the London Film Festival, the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and many other venues and festivals around the U.S. and Europe.

Saturday, May 12, 10 p.m.
Curated by Radio Ruido
Opens with Radio 4x4 with Bryan Eubanks, Micheal Garofalo, Patrick McCarthy and Jeremy Slater.
Others performing May 12:
The Holy Experiment
Uncle Woody Sullender
George Steeltoe Ensemble

Tickets will be available soon through Theatermania. $7 each night, or $12 gets you in to both the "Experimental Text" show at 7 p.m., and "Noise!" at 10 p.m.