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Welcome to Toneshift! We are a curatorial, daily review-based magazine focused on international experimental/electronic sound work in a variety of forms. We originally broke ground in 2010, and reinvented ourselves in 2018 to present a critique of non-mainstream concepts in sound. Our readers have a great sense of taste so we always offer a selection for those who expect the unexpected.

The Future of Music Today: One Record At A Time


CONTACT

This is our social media. If you have a tip, or are a budding writer that needs to scratch that itch, if you have made or know of a record that is deserving of critical attention, and fits within our scope, or if you just want to shoot the s*it about anything sound-oriented:

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

We only review full-length recordings (30 mins +). We now consider singles, EPs and Compilations for our podcast (only). It’s always good to forward your release in advance of drop date. We listen to all submissions but cannot provide individual feedback due to the quantity received. We have a curatorial approach. Please understand that if we do not review your recording it is not a reflection of the quality of your work, we simply have limited resources.

FOR REVIEWS:
Beginning December 1 we will require physical copies (LP, CD, Tape, SD cards) for any review consideration. An advance dl code or digital files will help us rev our listening engines.  Contact for mailing address.

FOR PODCAST:

  1. Make sure to familiarize yourself with what we cover before sending us promo material (it will save time);
  2. Please send us digital files via email. WeTransfer or Bandcamp (w/code) are preferable;
  3. We do not make any considerations via streaming services.

CONTRIBUTOR BIOS

Giuseppe Pisano (Norway): Raised in Napoli but relocated in Oslo, Pisano is a curious listener whose interests fare from the most advanced technologies in 3D audio rendering to edgy impro-based electroacoustic experimentation and new media composition. 
More about Giuseppe.

Ljubinko Zivkovic (The Netherlands): Freelance writer, journalist, copywriter.

Massimo Ricci (Italy): Born in 1964 Ricci is a multi-instrumentalist totally uninterested in the public release of his work. An avid record listener since about age 3, he started writing about non-commercial sonorities in 1992. More about Massimo at his: Touching Extremes.

Samuel Goff (USA): Musician, writer, producer. The cofounder + drummer of Among The Rocks And Roots, also a percussionist, producer + cofounder of RAIC. He just completed work on his 1st solo album called Transmissions. He likes to spend time with his partner Daynee + his cat daughter, Money Cat.

Saul Bleaeck (USA): Minimal imputism, multiplatformist. More about Saul.


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TJ Norris (USA)
Publisher/Contributor/Founder (circa 2010)

Norris is a Texas-based multidisciplinary artist and writer (and sometimes curator) who grew up in New England and has lived in Oregon, Washington, Nebraska and Nova Scotia. Norris’ work blends a philosophical approach to dealing with urban/architectural issues in his work that incorporates conceptual photography, sculpture and experiential installation. His 1st monograph, the critically lauded ‘Shooting Blanks‘ was recently published in 2018. His work is included in many private and public collections internationally. Selected publications he has written for include: ARTnews, Leonardo (MIT Press), XLR8R, Willamette Week, Oregonlive.com, Signal to Noise Magazine, Brainwashed.com, Paris Transatlantic, Resident Advisor, Igloo Magazine, Vital Weekly, Art Ltd. and others. After Norris closed his a/v project space, Soundvision in 2003 he led panel discussions at various music festivals including: Mutek (2007, Breaking Barriers in the Audio/Visual Divide), Decibel (2005, The Relationship Between Technology and Art); and Intransitive (2004, Sound and Geography: Community and Place in Experimental Music). He was a media correspondent for Sonar (Barcelona, 2003).

COLLABORATIONS: Norris proudly celebrates a history of collaborations. In the past few decades he’s worked with several artists you may already be familiar with including: Monty Adkins, Aranos, Beequeen, Mark Behrens, Richard Chartier, Taylor Deupree, Eso Steel, Richard Francis, Freiband (Frans de Waard), Gal, Bill Horist, Illusion of Safety (Dan Burke), Mokira (Andreas Tilliander), Seth Nehil, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, RAIC, Rapoon (Robin Storey), Christian Renou (Brume), Steve Roden, Scanner (Robin Rimbaud), Janek Schaefer, S.E.T.I. (Andrew Lagowski), Nobukazu Takemura, Tennis (Ben Edwards, Douglas Benford), Terre Thaemlitz, Asmus Tietchens, Troum, Ultra Milkmaids, Vidna Obmana and Zimoun, among others. His work has been shown throughout North America, Europe and Sweden and is in the collections of the prestigious Vanhaerents Collection (Brussels), Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fuller Museum of Art, Museo de la Ciudad (Mexico City) and RACC’s Visual Chronicle collection (Portland, OR).

In addition, Norris has worked with several artists, sometimes producing cover art for various releases including his own compilations on Beta-lactam Ring Records and Innova Recordings as well as others appearing on Discogs. His latest series is titled Urban Juxtaposition for which he is collaborating with to date: Quest (Frans de Waard), Leumann (Manuel Parisella), Nathan Moody, RAIC and Peter Wullen. He has collaborated, curated and/or exhibited his work alongside some of the world’s most accomplished artists (and others) including: Russell A. Kirsch (inventor of the pixel), John Waters, Bea Nettles, Robert Adams, Candida Höfer, Nayland Blake, Arthur Tress, Gordon Matta-Clark, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Joseph Kosuth, Matthew Barney, Thomas Ruff, Bill Viola, Elmgreen & Dragset, Gregory Crewdson, among countless others.  More: tjnorrisart.com


ALUMNI CONTRIBUTORS

– Daniel Alexander Hignell
Karl Grümpe
Darren McClure


OTHER COLLABORATIONS


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