About The Drone Cinema Film Festival

With events in the Netherlands coming up this week artist and organizer Kim Cascone took a bit of time to share a bit more about what to expect from the 2018 version of the Drone Cinema Film Festival, kicking off this Saturday in Leiden, then back in the U.S. for a presentation in Seattle. This is his fourth year bringing this unique event to the public, especially those who love the intimacy, and unexpected from the overall a/v experience that celebrates the art of drone. Here’s what we talked about…. Q: What is the Drone Cinema Film Festival and when … Continue reading About The Drone Cinema Film Festival

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Modal Gauzes No. 1 by Khem One

From Khem One, an ensemble composed by Kim Cascone (Silent Records) comes a half-hour of moody guitar studies, Modal Gauzes No. 1. This very limited edition of only 50 was especially prepared for the upcoming 4th Annual Drone Cinema Festival taking place at the Chapel Performance Space (Seattle) on April 21st – Cascone also acts as curator of the event. More details about the fest can be found in the Slog. The record plays on like a spacious harbor, sometimes still, sometimes there’s a minor wake as small craft jet by in the distance. The tranquil strings are resilient in … Continue reading Modal Gauzes No. 1 by Khem One

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Decibel 2010

October 2010 Lo Dubs Showcase In a festival that included several repeat performances in its seventh year, London’s Dan Richmond, known as Clubroot, was among Decibel’s biggest surprises. His dubstep set at the cozy Baltic Room was steeped in deep abstract chords of claptrap beats, and smooth harmonics. The open-faced rhythms drew a small swarm of people to their feet almost as soon as he began. By incorporating a drone drenched core, he then thickly laid a bold percussive sensibility throughout, having just the right mastery of the mixer to gracefully shape the thumping vibe down. The dual level club … Continue reading Decibel 2010

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Decibel Festival on Resident Advisor

Here is the piece where I contributed as part of a team for this year’s Decibel Festival. This is my first piece for Resident Advisor. Below are quick clips that I shot with iPhone…Depicted are Fennesz (w/Lillevan), Monty Lake (who proceeded Carl Craig and the amazing Kevin Saunderson) and the growing-on-me Oneohtrix Point Never. http://vimeo.com/15780846 Other Random Festival Thoughts: Room40: Rafael Anton Irisarri on stage (also one of the organizers of this festival). Bow to guitar, broadly spread drones, rumbled through space, inside Pravda Studios (a photo/video space?)…abrupt shift in cacophonous cadence into near silence, way too short 15 min … Continue reading Decibel Festival on Resident Advisor

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[The User] @ TodaysArt 2010

Founded in 1998 [The User]have created a work which transforms obsolete office technology into an instrument for musical performance. It toured for two years in the late 90s and now is back as part of the emerging TodaysArt 2010 taking place in The Hague on September 24-25. The festival looks very promising and is now in its sixth running year, also including Conrad Schnitzler, Actress, Mika Vainio, Klimek, Byetone, ATOM™, and X-102 (Jeff Mills & Mike Banks) among others. Sounds like a smart roster. Symphony #2 for dot matrix printers was co-commissioned by the Fondation Daniel Langlois and Hull Time … Continue reading [The User] @ TodaysArt 2010

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Mutek Rounds Out Next Edition

Adding to the earlier report of performers featured in this year’s version of Mutek are the next wave of twenty sound artists including Pimmon, Nurse With Wound and Montreal’s-own Herman Kolgen. Sounds eclectic as usual and though my personal travel plans and participation is on the fence I will most certainly be there in spirit either way. Here are the other international performers who plan to take the stage: ALEXANDRE ST_ONGE (CA), ARNAUD RIVIÈRE (FR), CHRIS HRENO (CA), DEBASHIS SINHA (CA), ELEH (US), HYENA HIVE (CA), JACEK SIENKIEWICZ (PL), JEAN-PIERRE AUBÉ (CA), JEDI ELECTRO (CA), KRILL.MINIMA (DE), MOSSA (CA), NATHAN … Continue reading Mutek Rounds Out Next Edition

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