The first two installments of the monthly 193 Sound/WRFL concert series were fantastic! Robert Beatty, the series organizer, has been packing the gallery full of listeners. We’re looking forward to what the year in music will bring.
“Noise Nomads is the long running noise project of Western Massachusetts based artist and sole member Jeff Hartford. In a steady stream of releases and performances in the underground since the early 2000’s he has developed a body of beastly and sometimes humorous homemade sound. His drawings, collages, and photos of his travels are often documented in small edition handmade zines available at shows. The project’s name was referenced by Kim Gordon in the lyrics to the Sonic Youth song “Sacred Trickster” from their final album and also used as source material in one of her “noise paintings”. Hartford also plays in the bands Greyskull and Buddyship among other projects.”
“Daryl Cook is a Lexington-based artist who plays his own brand of confounding and fragile improvised electronic music (formerly under the name Walter Carson).”
On March 25, Louisville’s Flanger Magazine played two brief electronic sets followed by an acoustic bit.
“Flanger Magazine may very well be a magazine someday. So far it has been a cassette label, a blog, a radio show (on Louisville’s new to the FM dial ARTxFM/WXOX), and more frequently in recent years a solo and collaborative musical recording and performance project. Comprised live of Chris Bush and Ben Zoeller (both known for their work in the band Caboladies with Eric Lanham), Flanger Magazine is a largely improvised wave of freeform and pastoral electronic sound. Blasts of sparse analog cacophony give way to blissful orchestral drone — clattering metallic drum machine melts gently into acoustic lullabies. These sounds- at once turbulent and calm are often accompanied with mind bending visuals created by the band for a fully immersive experience.”
We missed February, but we’ll make it up to you. The next performance is set for Friday, April 22. Tim Barnes (Louisville, KY) will play an experimental percussion set. Mark your calendar!
Institute 193 thanks WRFL and Robert Beatty for their support.