23five Incorporated presents:
M.S. Waldron & James Kaiser
Saturday October 3
416 25th Street
Joe Colley has spent well over a decade exploring the multiple conceptual possibilities of sound, through music production, installations, or collaborations with video artists, dancers, and even prisoners. His latest installations attempted to dissimulate the artist by concentrating on the instigation of unstable situations unique to the composition of random sound. Colley first began recording under the moniker Crawl Unit in 1993, and later dropped the name in favor of his given name in 2001. He’s released numerous recordings for Auscultare, Antifrost, ERS, Manifold, C.I.P, and his own Povertech Industries. In 2006, Colley won an Award of Distinction for the 2006 Prix Ars Electronica in Digital Music for his album Psychic Stress Soundtracks.
Describing his work through the pithy phrase, “I rust things,” Jim Haynes is a California based artist who has developed a poetic vocabulary of decay that he has applied to photography, sculpture, installation, and sound. Haynes has published recordings through the Helen Scarsdale Agency, Intransitive, Elevator Bath, and 23five Incorporated. He has collaborated with Loren Chasse, irr. app. (ext.), and Steven Stapleton. He is also a contributing writer for The Wire. Haynes is one of the Directors for 23five and is the lone occupant at the Helen Scarsdale Agency.
James Kaiser is a Berkeley transplanted sound artist active since 1997, with works preceding that time from both Kansas City and New Orleans. Solo works are usually presented under the moniker Petit Mal, and collaborations with like minded cohorts (A.C.Way, Angela Hsu, Bruce Anderson, Thomas Carnacki, the ‘Zenflesh Collective’) are many. Typical instrumentation involves contact mics, a bowed bicycle wheel, shortwave and tape loops but is not limited to that if something interesting is found on site.
Oakland experimental/noise duo Maleficia features Ilysea Viles Sunderman on vocals/viola and Andy Way (also of French Radio, NF Orchest, Carrion, Riqis) on electronics, producing an exquisite and carefully balanced binary system of torrential noise along with beautiful vocals/viola. Maleficia’s eponymous LP was published through Isoundercore in 2009.
M.S. Waldron was born in Toronto at the ruinous conclusion of the 1960s, where he spent the next couple of years in a warm puddle of his own creation. Approximately ten years later he was relocated to California, joining a long list of invasive species that include the Eucalyptus, the Earwig, and the Pike. At the age of 18 he discovered the manifold joys of manipulating sound waves, irritating stupid people and sneezing – all three of these interests ultimately finding common expression in the project irr. app. (ext.), a name derived through the transliteration of a particularly satisfying sneeze experienced sometime around 1992. He has since had the privilege of basking in the creative light of entities such as Stilluppsteypa and Nurse With Wound, despite a shocking lack of education and a well-founded contempt for society.
Founded in 1993, 23five Incorporated is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and increased awareness of sound works in the public arena, and to the support and education of artists working with and discussing the medium of sound. 23five Incorporated has remained at the forefront in bringing the most adventurous elements of sound art to the San Francisco Bay area. 23five has served as an important benefactor to artists such as CM von Hausswolff, Christina Kubisch, Francisco Lopez, Olivia Block, Matt Heckert, Zbigniew Karkowski, Atau Tanaka, and many more.
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