DRONE AT HOME 2021 LINEUP
ALL SET TIMES EDT
12 PM – 10 PM | NEW DRONE COMMISSIONS
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12 PM – 1PM | Le Guess Who? presents Prana Crafter & Richard Bolhuis
Prana crafter is William Sol, multi-instrumentalist and psychologist from the Pacific Northwest who focuses on creating deeply layered soundscapes and studying the relationship between music and consciousness. Sol has released 10 albums over the past 8 years, the most recent being a sound bath meditation (Born in the Kali Yuga) done in collaboration with psychedelic scholar Erik Davis.
Visuals by RICHARD BOLHUIS
“In this video it was my aim to express the sense of freedom that I experience in the desolate regions of Groningen, the Netherlands. The northern skyscapes depict a timeless, poetic flow of images of nature running its natural course.”
Video by Richard Bolhuis
Edited by Bouke Mekel
About Le Guess Who?
Le Guess Who? is a city-wide celebration of global sounds and musical boundary-crossing. The 14th edition of the festival takes place 11-14 November 2021, in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands. LGW? are 24-HOUR DRONE co-founders.
1 PM – 2 PM | Chloe Alexandra Thompson
Project title: “as we already know”
“as we already know” is a new work by Chloe Alexandra Thompson combining live processed field recordings, custom software, and distilled video feedback presenting droning patterns amidst a backdrop of transforming architecture. Through slow repetition of sonic and visual elements viewers are enveloped in a transfixing landscape of abstraction.
About Chloe Alexandra Thompson
Chloe Alexandra Thompson is a Cree, Canadian interdisciplinary artist and sound designer. Her work engages tactics of material minimalism to create site-specific installations that sculpt droning, maximist experiences out of space and sound. Using audio programming software, computational processing, and acoustic instruments, Thompson’s works envelop audiences into a state of equilibrium and fill rooms with discrete frequencies that engage physical and auditory sensation.
2 PM – 3 PM | Canada Resonance Agency
Canada Resonance Agency (CRA) is a rotating collective of Canadian musicians and sound artists assembled by the people at droneday.org. The Drone at Home 2021 performance is a collaborative A/V composition by the following artists: Cares, Beard Closet, Indweller (Colin Fisher and Ilyse Krivel), David Jones, Steff Juniper / Quivering, Mandelbrut, Matt Nish-Lapidus / New Tendencies, Red Panel, Xuan Ye
3 PM – 4 PM | LaMont Hamilton
Project title: “Seismicity or Tree Who Move Like Phantoms in the Night”
Seismically or Tree Who Move Like Phantoms in the Night is an extension or interlocutor of my iterative piece To Hear the Earth Before the End of the World. This long form, droning, work is very much informed by my time in Alaska and encounters with empyreal sonic events such as the many earthquakes and chinooks wind (föhn winds). Trees move like phantoms in this theatre of wind; Earthquakes shrug Earth’s shoulders grumbling in ancient languages.
About LaMont Hamilton
LaMont Hamilton (b. 1982) is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York. Hamilton deals with the spiritual, ecological and subconscious through sound, installation, performance, poetry and lens based medium. Hamilton has been the recipient of several fellowships and awards including the Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Artadia Award, ArtMatters Grant and more. His residencies include Skowhegan (’17), Camargo Foundation, MacDowell Colony (MF ’15), MFAH Dora Maar and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art among others.
4 PM – 5 PM | Drone Not Drones
Project title: “DRONE NOT DRONES: the brief one-hour drone“
Drone Not Drones was started in 2013 to protest Obama’s drone program and to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. Originally just a festival DND has expanded into a record label and concert promotion for drone and drone adjacent music. The crown jewel of Drone Not Drones is the 28-hour drone held every winter in Minneapolis. Part benefit concert, part art project, part community event, the 28-hour drone is an annual concert where more than fifty acts from across the musical spectrum who unite to rotate on and off the stage to create a single uninterrupted 28-hour drone to protest the extrajudicial and immoral drone program and raise money for the victims of the United States military-industrial complex.
Featuring Luke Heiken, IOSIS, Neon Menhirs, Marks, Myslajek & Mer (John Marks, Crystal Myslajek, Meredith Gill), Lynn Avery & Cole Pulice
About the artists
Luke Heiken is the founder and curator of Drone Not Drones. Luke loves long notes and briefly plays some here on his pump organ.
Alex Bissen is an electroacoustic musician and sound designer who performs and collaborates as IOSIS. Working primarily with hardware synthesis means and techniques, Alex creates gnarled soundscapes, lush atmospheric and ritualistic sonic experience. Initially conceived as a fully improvisational entity, IOSIS has morphed into a flexible and malleable platform for expression that is operational from a strictly compositional or from a boldly improvisational approach. The music of IOSIS encompasses elements of drone, noise, and ambient forms and textures built upon improvisational foundation alongside more steadied compositional structures and considerations. IOSIS exists as a vehicle for constant experimentation and redefinition of boundaries and perceptions within a musically performative and emotionally transmutational artistic practice.
Neon Menhirs is the solo ambient project of Saint Paul, Minnesota violist and synthesist Jonathan Waldo.
Marks, Myslajek & Mer
South Minneapolis sound artists and musicians John Marks, Crystal Myslajek and Meredith Gill from IE, Reflectors, Brute Heart, and more, coalesce for a special set of modular synthesis, percussion, keyboards, field recordings, and vocal looping.
Lynn Avery & Cole Pulice
Frequent collaborators in both LCM (Orange Milk) and Iceblink (Moon Glyph), with influences spanning from JRPG soundtracks, downtown music, to hauntological folk music, Cole and Lynn’s music lands in the realm of electroacoustic improvisation and ambient soundscapes
5 PM – 6 PM | Brian Dewan & Ross Goldstein
Project title: “B Natural”
B Natural is an hour long thread of sound with a slowly metamorphosing harmonic spectrum throughout. This electronic drone is occasionally diverted into mordents. An organic landscape of unisons, chords and voids coalesce around the thread throughout its natural lifespan. The instrumentation features Mellotron, melody gin and electric guitar.
About Brian Dewan & Ross Goldstein
6 PM – 7 PM | Inter(air)
Project Title: “Clarity/Chaos”
“Clarity/Chaos” is a silent film, scored by an eclectic group of musicians & audio artists with the task of exploring pathways between chaos and clarity. Two sides of the same coin who tend to lead one into the other. Using a combination of narrative and collaborative visual/audio arrangements, Inter(air) seeks to explore the deeper confines inside our minds, and grasp clarity from the clutches of this chaotic twenty-first century.
Featuring creations by Matt Luczak, Keri Toye (Sound VVitch), Tom Christie (Fraternal Twin), Nick Levine (Jodi), Drew Piraino (Primitive Air), Samuel Johnson (Somethingless), Mitch Van Dusen.
Inter(air) is a pathway to understanding collective channels of thought through the unification of sound and landscape. As a revolving door group of artists in collaboration, Inter(air) brings together experimental visuals and viewpoints with experimental artists to create new language in an ever changing world.
7 PM – 8 PM | NRRF B(b) Radio
Project title: “The Spiral Breath“
When a white dwarf star dies it emits a stream of carbon atoms, carried across the galaxy like ash by cosmic winds. These atoms eventually reach other stars and their planets, thereby feeding their own cycles of life and death. The universe breathes, and so do we. Meanwhile, here on earth the current pandemic has focused our attention on both the dire risks and life-giving necessity of breathing, especially in close proximity to others. Spirals form in the human lung when carbon nanoparticles disturb certain surfactant molecules found there. Could those spirals be the imprint of the Milky Way inside our lungs? The carbon breathed out by stars draws an image when we inhale. Drawing breath is ever more precious. This drone meditates on these ideas across dynamics of scale: macro and micro cycles of starlight and breath, the vibrations of atoms, the bellows that power stellar forges which ‘exhale’ particles as breath and that we also breathe, and the indelible traces left in our bodies by these cosmic forces.
About NRRF B(b) Radio
NRRF B(b) Radio is an ongoing series of radio art programs created and performed by the current NRRF collective composed of sound and media artists Jonny Farrow, Anna Friz, Stephen Germana, Sarah Knudtson, Jeff Kolar and Peter Speer. Performing across the fields of improvisational and experimental sound, neighbourhood radio, and translocational radio art, the group assembled in Chicago in 2012 at the Experimental Sound Studio for a summer residency where they made long-form, improvised radio art based on B-movie and sci-fi themes, exploiting and deconstructing the genre for its tropes and stereotypes. The NRRF collective emphasize significant abstract improvisation and take as many tangents as possible. This results in an unpredictable mix of open fields of sounds, occasional narratives, spaceships that fail to launch, and even singing. Sometimes there is cake.
8 PM – 9 PM | Maria Chávez
Project title: “ASLEEP/AWAKE/EKAWA/PEELSA, 2021“
Maria will perform with sound therapist, meditation teacher, Sara Auster’s sound bath. singing bowl album, NAMORA – Asleep/ Awake. Combining 4 turntables that are equipped with 8 needles, Maria will create an extended version of this album in real time, forming various tiers of tones that will unfold amongst each other for 1 hour.
About Maria Chávez
Born in Lima, Peru and based in NYC, Maria Chávez is best known as an abstract turntablist, sound artist and DJ. Coincidence, chance & failures are themes that unite her book objects, sound sculptures, installations & other works with her improvised solo turntable performance practice. Her latest album, “Maria Chavez PLAYS Stefan Goldmann’s Ghost hemiola” was nominated for a Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in Jan. of 2020.
Currently, Maria is on the cover of the textbook on the History of Experimental & Electronic music by Routledge Publishing, is a David Tudor and Robert Rauschenberg Arts Fellow and a Research Fellow for Goldsmith’s Sound Practice Research Department (2015-17). Her large scale sound & multi-media installations along with other works have been shown at the Getty Museum, the JUDD Foundation, Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germanyand HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel) amongst many other institutions around the world.
She is an artist in residence with EMPAC (The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) until 2022, a Toulmin Fellow with the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU and National Sawdust, and her latest sound installation, Staggered Shifts, 2021 is now on view at BRIC Arts for their “Latin Abstract” painting exhibition from Jan. – May 2021.
Maria will be a remote artist in residence with The Hague’s Rewire Festival in the Netherlands this Spring 2021. She will be releasing new recordings with collaborators Sandy Ewen & Devin Kenny later this year via OrbTapes, SN Variations & Ballastnvp. Her latest album with Jordi Wheeler via Cafe Oto’s Takeroku label is now available as is her cassette release with collaborator Lucas Gorham via Ratskin Records which was released in the fall of 2020.
9 PM – 10 PM | LUMEN PROJECT
Project Title:“ROOTS/ ST: JOHANNES/ ALAIRTIJAL 01”
– FADI TABBAL + JULIA SABRA – ROOTS, recorded in Beirut Lebanon at Tunefork Studios
– MATHIAS LANDÆUS – ST. JOHANNES, recorded in Malmö Sweden at St. Johannes Church
– YASMINE EL BARAMAWY + VINCENT BAHAR + NATHAN LARSON – ALAIRTIJAL 01, recorded in Malmö Sweden at St. Johannes Church
About LUMEN PROJECT
Lumen Project is a non-profit organization creating immersive experiences, employing sound / light / and space to inspire awe and stillness… the rarest of commodities in our fractured modern environment.
Coordinating with international partners, we have presented events in Stockholm, Beirut, Lebanon, northern Iceland, and elsewhere, with the intention to push the format further and further afield. Founded by composer/ musician Nathan Larson, with partners Lina Enqvist and Maria Lyth.
– Name of piece: “ROOTS” –
Lebanese musician, producer and sound engineer Fadi Tabbal’s work consists of guitar pieces ranging from stripped acoustics to ambient and shoegazing-inspired treatments. Often referred to as “the hardest-working man in Lebanon’s alternative music scene”, Tabbal relocated to Beirut in 2006 following studies in sound engineering in Montreal, Canada; he promptly established Tunefork Recording Studios, a specialized work-space which offers customized services including full band recordings, live sound, music production and composition. Tabbal is a full-time member of several Lebanese rock bands, including The Incompetents, Interbellum and The Bunny Tylers (with Charbel Haber), as well as electronic duo Stress Distress (with Anthony Sahyoun).
Julia Sabra is a Lebanese musician, songwriter, composer and sound engineer. She co-founded acclaimed Lebanese dream pop outfit Postcards in 2013 and is the band’s lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and multi-instrumentalist. Postcards have released 3 EPs and 2 albums between 2013 and 2020, with a third full-length due late 2021, and have regularly been touring Europe and the Middle East since 2015. She was also a member of Lebanese rock bands The Incompetents and Interbellum, and is currently working on an ambient duo with Fadi Tabbal. She has been the manager of Tunefork Studios since 2017, and works in live sound and composition with the studio.
– Name of piece: “ST: JOHANNES” –
Mathias Landæus is an influential Swedish jazz pianist, well known for his adventurous attitude and excellent musicianship. He has released 18 albums since his recording debut in 1996. His work spans the fields of jazz, electronic music and free improvisation. This is his first performance on a church organ of this size.
– Name of piece: “ALAIRTIJAL 01” –
Yasmine El Baramawy is an Egyptian musician, Sound Artist, Oud performer and Composer based in Malmö, She develops an original sound universe around her practice of the Oud (modified and augmented by a low string) but also around concrete music and other electronic experiments. She plays one of the world’s oldest instruments yet she manages to work with a curious blend of different approaches and genres like Oriental, Rock and Classic Music. She builds sound installations mingling with poetry and spoken word added to her Oud live manipulations, her approach is characterized by a permanent sound research exploring both the acoustic tradition of the oud and the adventurous and transversal sound practices. She composed and performed live with experimental and dance theatre plays and wrote scores for film production in the alternative scene in Egypt.
Vincent Bahar is a Swedish-Iranian composer, pianist and percussionist based in Malmö. She fell in love with the piano at age eight, being particularly infatuated with the compositions of Debussy and Ravel. In 2017 she interrupted a life of academic studies at Lund University to return to her childhood dream. “I did one year of Phd studies in development economics, Vincent explains. Then I came to a point where I realised I had to follow my artistic path.”
She taught herself how to play the ancient Sufi frame drum called Daf and was recognized at the Malmö cultural scene for her unique way of combining experimental electronica with traditional Persian rhythms.
Over the last year Vincent has also returned to the piano, developing a distinctive personal sound residing somewhere in between dreamlike minimalism, neo-classicism and echoes of Persian reminiscence. After releasing her piano debut album 28 hours in July last summer, she was signed to label and art project KNING DISK in Gothenburg. Now she is working on her second album and exploring new ways of working with classical orchestration in Subchamber Ensemble.
Nathan Larson is a native New Yorker, a musician, author, curator, and an award winning film composer, having scored over 70 films and TV series. He has played in many bands, including A CAMP, SHUDDER TO THINK, and GIRLS AGAINST BOYS.
Larson is the co-founder of LUMEN PROJECT, an organization that brings long-form sound and light events to locations worldwide. In 2018-2020 the organization has presented major events in Stockholm, Iceland, and Beirut, Lebanon. He divides his time between Sweden and New York City.
ARCHIVE AUDIO BLOCK
After the video livestream concludes, head over to wavefarm.org/listen or tune in to WGXC’s 90.7 FM to hear highlights from past 24-HOUR DRONE in-person events.
SCHEDULE (times are a rough estimate, as the recordings do not follow an exact hour mark)
10 PM – 2:30 AM | 24-HOUR DRONE 2015 Block
Bobby Previte (2015)
Patrick Higgins w/Arone Dyer (2015)
Jessica Moss (2015)
Greg Fox (2015)
2:30 AM – 5:20 AM | 24-HOUR DRONE 2016 Block
Camilla Padgitt-Coles + Ka Baird (2016)
Arone Dyer Dronechoir (2016)
Cosmic Planetary Gong Panacea w Theresa Lyn Widmann and Friends, leading into Dan Lauter’s crystal bowls (2016)
5:20 AM – 12 PM | 24-HOUR DRONE 2017 Block
Drone Overture // People’s Climate March (2017)
Vision Control (2017)
Phil Kline (2017)
Veena Chandra (2017)
David Garland & Ensemble with Arone Dyer and Iva Bittova (2017)
Bonnie Kane (2017)
Jon Gibson performs Visitations with Jeremy Gibson (2017)
CEP (Caroline Polachek) (2017)