Posts Tagged ‘jeff surak’

The Weird, Wild Legacy of D.C. Noise Musician Scott Phillips

Even in a scene that prizes pushing the creative envelope, D.C. musician Scott Phillips still found new ways to freak people out.
An adventurous performer who most recently made music under the name Gum Yummy, Phillips became enmeshed in the local noise community in the mid-1980s and quickly established a kind of infamy. After years of [...]

Arts Roundup: IAMART Edition

The uplifting universe of D.C. artist BK Adams [Pink Line]
Sonic Circuits honcho Jeff Surak chats about this year's festival of experimental music. [20K Under DC]
How the wrestling was choreographed in Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. [Express]
Ital, the warped EDM project of Daniel Martin-McCormick (Mi Ami, Black Eyes), announces a new album. [...]

Sonic Circuits 2012 Lineup Announced, and It’s Big!

2011 was a low-key year for the Sonic Circuits Festival. It didn't offer the blockbuster headliners like years past. At the time, organizer Jeff Surak said it was a necessary lull. "Need a little smaller scale madness this year to recover after last year's insanity," he said in an email. "Huge headliners to return next year."
Well [...]

Blue Sausage Infant Nominated for Qwartz Award

D.C. experimental-music mainstay Blue Sausage Infant, aka Chester Hawkins, has been nominated for a Qwartz award in France for his album Negative Space, which was his first-ever vinyl release after years of distributing music in much less formal ways. I called it "a vital document of D.C.’s noise scene" when I reviewed it last summer, [...]

D.C.’s Experimental Music Scene Gets Love From NPR

My girlfriend actually told me about this after hearing it air last night, but it took me a while to get around to listening: a five-minute segment broadcast nationally on NPR's All Things Considered about DC's underground music scene, focusing on Sonic Circuits and the monthly Electric Possible series.
This comes right on the heels of [...]

Sonic Circuits: Ongoing Events @ Pyramid Atlantic

The Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music may have officially closed the curtain in October, but the noise is far from over. On Nov. 23, the Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in Silver Spring played host to another event curated by the Sonic Circuits team with a CD/CD-R/DVD/cassette release party for local label zeromoon, featuring live [...]