As part of the city-wide Storefronts project, I have installed an AV work at the former Chutney’s restaurant on 15th Ave E. This is an aleatoric work, revolving around a core of chance triggering of audio and video pieces which are in turn passed through one of many custom “algorithms du jour” to add a secondary level of chaotic modulation, the result being a generative multimedia onslaught of color, light and sound very much in line with my experimental sound project cathartech.
The source material consists of previous and newly created media work such as fully-fledged compositions, field recordings, performance-oriented videos and brainwave entrainment audio programs. As the three months of this project progress, new audio, video and processing algorithms will continue to be added or modified ensuring that novel surrealist narratives arise to the surface visit after visit.
The audio portion of the work emits from 9am to midnight daily, while the video portion goes through its generative cycle in concert with the audio from 4:15pm to midnight
Presented by Storefronts, a program of Shunpike.
Here’s a recording of the cathartech set from this event. Modular synth, field recordings of thunderstorms and recordings of Tibetan singing bowls.
Cathartech is on the lineup for this year’s Hipster Death Fest along with many other excellent performers. Come and check it out…there’s something for all tastes (if your tastes include weird and heavy).
HIPSTER DEATH FEST 2012
OCT 17 – Night I @ THE MERCURY 1009 E Union St
21+/9:00/$5/no dress code
Sioux City Pete & The Beggars
Birthworm (members of adc~ & Pathogens)
Aurora Bridge (Cyrus’s Birthday! Party)
with DJ Mine CrawlOCT 18 – Night 2 @ PSYCHOMACHIA 1534 1st Ave S
Winter In The Blood (OR)
Withering of Light (members of Aldebaran)
Cathartech (multi-media set)
Vanessa Skantze + Sisutl (butoh performance)
OCT 19 – Night 2 @ THE HIGHLINE Broadway Ave
Rye Wolves (OR)
Golgothan Sunrise (members of Lesbian & Sedna)
Eye of Nix
OCT 20 – Night 4 @ THE JOSEPHINE 608 NW 65th St
Pedestrian Deposit (CA)
Blue Sabbath Black Cheer
OCT 21 – Psychedelic Brunch/pancake breakfast @ THE JOSEPHINE 608 NW 65th St
with Sentient Explosive
Pulling Out the Light
the weirdest DJ’s we can find!
Seattle creative arts center
2601 NW Market St
Oct 11, 7 pm
Pulling out the Light
noisepoetnobody w/ Sisiutl
Some cathartech backcatalog releases and all current and future releases can be found at http://cathartech.bandcamp.com. This includes physical releases as well, such as the recent c30 “Lithogenesis”.