ASAC on WAMC

Eric Hardiman of the Albany Sonic Arts Collective recently appeared on WAMC 90.3 FM. Listen to the archive of the show here. It kicks off with a few seconds of my piece Telephone Temple

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Then Eric and his Roundtable hosts chat about the collective, upcoming events, and attempt to describe experimental music for the average upstate public radio listener. My favorite moment: hearing an excerpt of a piece by Brendan Murray on WAMC.

ASAC Presents Brendan Murray and Brown Wing Overdrive

The Albany Sonic Arts Collective presents Brendan Murray (Boston) and Brown Wing Overdrive (Brooklyn)

Saturday July 12, 2008
doors at 7:30 pm: show at 8:00 pm

Upstate Artists Guild
247 Lark St.
Albany, NY
$5 suggested donation at the door

From the minds of ASAC:
“Brendan Murray is a self-taught musician living in Somerville, MA. He has actively recorded and performed with electronics since 1999. He regards his music as a balance between spontaneous sound making and compositional rigor, with an emphasis on drones and repetition. He records and processes instruments and tapes until all traces of instrumentality are blurred, leaving only large blocks of pure sound.

He has recorded four full-length CDs, four cdrs and two cassettes for various record labels in the United States and Europe. Murray has also toured extensively throughout the United States as a solo performer and as a member of various improvising ensembles.

Brown Wing Overdrive is an electronic trio from Brooklyn specializing in improvisation.  Members include Chuck Bettis (electronics and vocals), Mike IQ Jones (electronics and objects), and Derek Morton (electronics and banjo)  Between them, they have deep histories in punk rock and electronic improvisational music.  Their music has been described as “amorphous ebb-and-flow ooze rippling over No Neckian pick, blurt, and throttle”.   Their debut CD, “We Have Issues: live at Issue Project Room”, is available on Living Myth Records.”

I’m looking forward to more banjo weirdness–see you there.