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CoH / Pinkcourtesyphone / Brandon Nickell / Cameron Shafii
March 12, 2016 8:00 pm| $10
CoH (Sweden) (Ge-stell)
CoH (Cyrillic) is a Russian sound artist, based in Sweden, who has been active since 1998. He has released numerous works on esteemed experimental labels like raster-noton, Editions Mego, Coil’s Eskaton, and more. He is well-known for his collaborations with Cosey Fanni Tutti, Coil, among others. His works explore texture, atmosphere, and tone, and his body of work is one of the strongest in the realm of experimental electronic music. On this tour, he will be presenting works from his forthcoming EP ‘Return to Mechanics’ on Ge-stell.
• Pinkcourtesyphone (Los Angeles) (LINE)
Richard Chartier is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist sound art which has been termed both “microsound” and Neo-Modernist. Chartier’s minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception and the act of listening itself.
But his Pinkcourtesyphone project is a more emotional, dare one say musical side of his work. Pinkcourtesyphone is dark but not arch, with a slight hint of humor. Pinkcourtesyphone is amorphous, changing, and slipping in and out of consciousness. Pinkcourtesyphone operates like a syrup-y dream and strives to be both elegant and detached. Pinkcourtesyphone has collaborated with Cosey Fanni Tutti, Kid Congo Powers, AGF, Evelina Domnitch, and Gwyneth Wentink. CoH even remixed his cover of ‘I am a photograph’ (by Amanda Lear) with Kid Congo Powers on vocals. Pinkcourtesyphone has released work on labels including LINE, Important Records, Room40, and Dragon’s Eye Recordings.
• Brandon Nickell (San Francisco) (Ge-stell)
Brandon Nickell hardly makes room for spaces between the threads, for lines trickling towards gaps and fissures, for non-hierarchical entry and exit. His Ge-stell debut ‘Skyline’ is marked by generative and hyper-concatenated rhythms, placing angular, yet ambient-tipped synthetic textures against deft beat programming. His productions oscillate between propulsive and percussive arrangements, through events that do not link conclusively. He runs the Isounderscore label.
• Cameron Shafii (San Francisco) (Ge-stell)
Cameron Shafii is a San Francisco-based composer and computational linguist, practicing generative and systems music. His compositions are inflected by software processing based on recombination, autonomous file handling, and approximate string matching algorithms. He runs the Ge-stell label.