Sep 022011
 

Dylan Simon, Ken Soper, Tony Youngblood

Ken Soper and Dylan Simon make analog synthesizer music . . . WITH THEIR MINDS!!!

Sabine Schlunk from Gallery F asked me to curate the music portion for the August 27th opening reception of the exhibition Figure 1: Scientists and Artists Picture the Intangible. The T.I. crew ended up doing a total of three improvs (the second, a jazz love letter to the planets helmed by Jamison Sevitts; the third, an ode to art and the philosophy of George Braque directed by Craig Schenker).

The first was “Brainwaves,” a collaboration between KEN SOPER, DYLAN SIMON, and myself. Ken has been experimenting with a Teletron — Robert Schneider’s hacked Mindflex toy that outputs one’s thoughts to control voltage. He put on a phenomenal proof-of-concept set at the Tim Kaiser Noa Noa house show earlier this year. For this performance, we decided to use TWO Teletrons. I very hastily hacked the one that’s been lying in my basement for a year, and Dylan Simon took the controls. The result is a visual and auditory experiment-gone-right. Enjoy.

Watch the below clip for a great introduction by Ken Soper. Stay tuned for podcasts of the night’s other two improvs.

Jul 132011
 

The mother of all noise improvs featuring Anderson Cook (Hadals, Tapes of a Neon God), Anthony William Herndon, and Dylan Simon (Mass At Dawn)! Recorded July 2nd, 2011 at Theatre Intangible studios.

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Aug 162010
 

For the 30th Theatre Intangible podcast, we bring you Climax of the Dodo, the precipice between noise and melody, staring Brady Sharp on guitar, Matt Hamilton on guitar, Dylan Simon (Mass at Dawn) on Arp Odyssey synth and Echoplex, and Robert Carter (Bobobobobob) on Korg MS-20. I did the live mixing and threw in a little tremolo, reverb, and looping. We recorded this last night in the ~ORE~ studios. Enjoy.

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Jul 262010
 

We’ve been releasing some pretty dark episodes of late. There was the distorted Degenerates, the psychotic Mixmaster Satan, the electrocutional Artificial, and the pissed-off Angry Beavers. But this week’s episode The Swarm outdoes them all in its deeply disturbing drone. Plug all impressionable ears: this one is positively possessive!

The Swarm stars Anderson Cook from Ortolan on guitar, voice, and no-input mixer; Dylan Simon from Mass at Dawn on Shruti Box, Echoplex, Sears & Roebuck Tremelo Unit, Ring Mod, Gong, and voice; DaveX on processing via phone line; and myself on delay.  I also did the live mixing, editing, and post processing.

Tread lightly.