Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation

June 2-5 2016
Knockdown Center, Maspeth Queens
Silent Barn, Bushwick Brooklyn

performances by:
Death Convention Singers
Lea Bertucci & Ed Bear
A Week of Kindness
Dysphoric Existence
Werewolf Jerusalem
5chimpfluch Grupp3 more info
Retribution Body
Muyassar Kurdi
Jason Lescalleet
Telecult Powers
Valerie Martino
Spiteful Womb
Sissy Spacek
Heat Identity
Hyena Hive
Hive Mind
Jeff Carey
Aki Onda

Installations by: 
MV Carbon
Bob Bellerue
Cecilia Lopez
Nao Nishihara
Carver Audain
Kenneth Curwood


June 2-5 2016
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave

June 3-5 2016
Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave


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Founded in Zürich in 1987, the 5chimpfluch Grupp3 has become the epitome of radical outsider art in many respects. Appearing in varying lineups over the years, the 5chimpfluch Grupp3 has been forging a bridge from stirring audio and visual works to disturbing and highly challenging live performances ever since. Their work has covered a wide range of live and recorded output: audio/sonic art, actionism, bruitism, performance, musique concrète, painting and installation-work, confrontational radio broadcasts, physically demanding performances, ‘abreaction plays’ and ‘psycho-physical tests and trainings.’The work created under the name 5chimpfluch deals with therapeutic and analytical actions and reactions of the psyche, the body, and of senses and realities (of both the performers and the audiences), in a radical, critical but also liberating way - an attack on the mind as well as a stimulation of the senses.

Death Convention Singers
Is Raven Chacon, Marisa Demarco, and others, a New Mexican super-ensemble for avant-garde post-contemporary music.

Lea Bertucci & Ed Bear are electronic artists and horn players from Brooklyn/Queens NY. Lea Bertucci is an American sound artist, composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. Her work often incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental/vocal technique, and tape collage. As an instrumentalist, she takes an idiosyncratic approach to the amplification of woodwind instruments, creating organic yet electrified sonic interventions. Her debut solo LP, Resonance Shapes, was released in 2013 on the Obsolete Units label and has been praised by A Closer Listen as "A grand exploration of the possibilities inherent in sound”. She is a 2015 ISSUE Project Room Artist-in-Residence and is a Harvestworks New Works Fellow. Her discography includes a number of solo and collaborative releases on various underground independent labels in the US and Europe. More info:

A Week of Kindness is the experimental/minimal work of Sean E. Matzus. Matzus is also is a part of Black Leather Jesus, Red Light Girls, [Untitled], Burrowers, Slashed Pretty Girls, Gourmet Shit Scene, and various solo projects.

Dysphoric Existence
Dysphoric Existence is the noise-oriented alter ego of Vivian Penny, an artist from central North Carolina. The themes of her tracks typically center around Gender Dysphoria, Queer issues, and a whole manner of similar topics. More info:

Werewolf Jerusalem
Richard Ramirez is an American noise music artist from Houston, Texas, recording and performing both as a solo artist and as part of several groups and Houston Noise Bands, including Black Leather Jesus, Priest in Shit, An Innocent Young Throat-Cutter, House of the Black Death, Martyr of Sores, Last Rape and the "static noise" solo project Werewolf Jerusalem. He is notable for being one of the earliest American harsh noise artists. More info:

TRNSGNDR/VHS is the solo project of Alexandra Brandon, currently based in Baltimore, MD. They began performing/recording under the name in early 2015, with a sound combining noise and pop music sampling with discussions on gender, race, and identity. To date they have released one EP Condominium, with a new record expected this fall on Ehse Records. More info:

Retribution Body is Matthew Azevedo. More info:

Muyassar Kurdi ​is a musician, performance artist, dancer, filmmaker and educator from Chicago, Illinois. In performance, she explores the relationship between abstract sound and meta­primordial movement, obliquely confronting ideas of masculine subjugation by re­appropriating and then distorting hegemonically sexualised figurative motion and juxtaposing it with random, abrasive and jarring acoustic and electronic sound components along with wordless vocalisations. More info:

Jason Lescalleet is an experimental electronic music artist who is known for using reel-to-reel tape machines to produce musique concrète, often collaboratively. His discography includes a variety of releases: In Which the Silent Film Director Can No Longer Make His Point to the Industrial Dreamer (2000), a collaboration with Nmperign on Intrasitive Recordings; Figure 2 (2001), a collaboration with John Hudak on Intransitive Recordings; Forlorn Green (2001), a collaboration with Greg Kelley on Erstwhile Records; Mattresslessness (2001), a solo album on Cut; Electronic Music (2003), a solo album on RRRecords; Red Room (2004), a collaboration with Jason Kahn on Chloë; Brombron 09: Annihilate This Week (2006), a collaboration with Joe Colley on Korm Plastics; Love Me Two Times (2006), a collaboration with Nmperign on Intransitive Recordings; The Pilgrim (2006), a solo album memorial for his father on Glistening Examples; and The Breadwinner (2008), a collaboration with Graham Lambkin on Erstwhile Records. More info:

Performing with custom-built synthesizers, occult synth duo Telecult Powers creates abstract electronic music to explore mysteries, mystic states and magickal systems. After forming out of early collaborations between members Mister Matthews and Witchbeam, the duo moved from Cleveland to Brooklyn where they continued to develop their work over the past few years. Currently based in both Brooklyn and New Orleans , Telecult Powers remains an active creative force in the underground community. Telecult’s recorded work can be found on their own label Temple of Pei, as well as Deception Island, Baked Tapes, Pizza Night, and a few others. More info:

Valerie Martino is the artist behind Unicorn Hard-on. More info:

Spiteful Womb is a New York-based power electronics / death industrial project, that aims to express the fatalism of all generative processes and the supremacy of death. More info:

Sissy Spacek is the grindcore band for John Wiese, Charlie Mumma and others. More info:

Heat Identity is Marcia Bassett and Stephen Conover. More info: and

Bruno Julian and Marc A. Reinhardt work and live in Montreal, and have been performing together as Hyena Hive since 2005. Blending elements of noise, power electronics, musique concrète and industrial unruly behavior, the intensity of their sonic assault relies on volume and sheer embodied presence. More info:

Hive Mind is Greh Holger. More info:

Jeff Carey is an electronic music composer and performer focussing on real-time multichannel electro-instrumental music.Since the early 90's Carey has been working with electronic music in experimental, improvised and composed contexts, has performed and presented his music in clubs, art galleries, festivals, and squats in Europe, Scandinavia and the US, and has been involved in several critically acclaimed performance groups such as 87 Central (NoTV/Universal, Staalplaat, JDK Productions, ERS Records), Jeff Carey's MoHa! (Rune Grammofon), Office-R(6) (Lampse, +3DB, Unsounds), SKIF++ (12k/LINE, Fridgesounds), Ultralyd w/ N-Ensemble (Rune Gramofon), Jeff Carey (Sonig, CWnil), and N-Collective (X-OR). More info:

Aki Onda is an electronic musician, composer, and visual artist. He is particularly known for his Cassette Memories project – works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by Onda over a span of two decades. Onda’s musical instrument of choice is the cassette Walkman. Not only does he capture field recordings with the Walkman, he also physically manipulates multiple Walkmans with electronics in his performances. In another of his projects, Cinemage, Onda shows slide projections of still photo images, shot by himself, as a performance or installation. Onda has collaborated with artists such as Michael Snow, Ken Jacobs, Paul Clipson, Alan Licht, Loren Connors, MV Carbon, Oren Ambarchi, Noël Akchoté, Jean-François Pauvros, Jac Berrocal, Lionel Marchetti, Linda Sharrock, and Blixa Bargeld. More info:

Housefire = bombarding subliminals and masked memories unveiled and amplified to the cast of nature's ruinous wake. More info:

Marisa Demarco (Bigawatt) is a musician, composer and radio news reporter based in Albuquerque, N.M. More info:

SICKNESS, started in or about 1988, as the harsh electronic project of Chris Goudreau. Starting out as straight-forward, full blast, harsh electronic purity; SICKNESS was a contrast and collection of harsh noise filled with quick cuts between sources, hard rapid fire loops, sheet metal crash and harsh electronics/feedback. SICKNESS has always developed and changed to accomodate new ideas, new equipment, focus and intent. Currently using a modular synth and laptop, SICKNESS current sets are a punctuated silences filled with cut up sounds, bursts of noise, and crackle. The pieces are carefully constructed and controlled in an improv setting, always with the goal or destination in mind. SICKNESS's sound is not a sit back and listen experience. It's active seeking to push, pull, or shove the listener into the theme of each piece. SICKNESS has toured extensively in the US, Japan and Europe bringing my own brand of harsh electronic purity and scumbag electronics to the world with releases on RRR, Hospital Productions, Troniks, Gods of Tundra, Groundfault, Self Abuse Records and others. More info:

Blankets is the industrial noise project of Sasha J. Langford, a researcher and sound artist based in Montréal, Québec. Making use of simple homemade instruments, found cassettes, and field recordings, Langford creates physically immersive and rhythmically sensitive sonic collages recalling harsh noise, experimental electroaccoustics, and early industrial traditions. Langford has performed as Blankets at the Miami International Noise Conference, the Vancouver Noise Festival, and Montréal's Suoni Per Il Popolo. She is currently writing a score for a new work of contemporary dance and developing a collection of neoclassical-inspired compositions for prepared piano. More info:

SADAF H NAVA is a multidisciplinary performance artist, music producer and vocalist. Her focus is the body, its extensions, resistance and confinement. Her rough, industrial noise and haunting vocal improvisations focus on the political machinations of glamor and the construction and deconstruction of femininity. Sadaf's practice incorporates a variety of mediums, often using formal explorations of movement and materiality through a dual urge for confrontational experimentation and narrative cohesion. More info:

+DOG+ was formed in Osaka Japan in 1990 and then relocated to MA in 1993 until moving to CA in 1997. DOG has played in europe & japan and the USA and have released over 30 albums. +DOG+ has a lot of members and uses any items to make noises with. More info:

Toska is Liz Gomez / Dromez and Matthew Reis / Developer aka the D&D Assassins. More info: and

KILT was started in 2005 by Bob Bellerue and Raven Chacon, with the addition of Sandor Finta in 2006. West coast tour 2006, US tours 2007 & 2012, NY mini-tours 2009 & 10. Appearances at Norcal Noise Fest, Santa Barbara Noise Fest, Turn the Screws Festival of Love and Noise 2006, Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation 2011 & 2013 & 2015, Denver Noise Fest 2010 & 2011. More info:







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