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Saturday, February 13th, 2010
8:17 pm
Vinny Vegas/The Ataris


MARCH 16 2010


Thursday, November 13th, 2008
9:42 am
Sonic Circuits presents.... Sunday, November 23rd

Video Love (Paris)
french electro pop+live video sampling

Dead Violets (DC)
vocal sound art+video

Sunday Nov 23, 2008
doors: 6:30pm
music: 7:00pm SHARP

8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910
located three blocks south of the silver spring metro station (red line)
INFO: www.dc-soniccircuits.org
DIRECTIONS: www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org

Celebrate the release of the lofi+scifi feature film 1,2,3 Whiteout (The End of the Light Age) DVD+CD on zeromoon. James June Schneider's
(aka Matterlink) recent film is a 'tone poem for darkness' and mixes amazing original vignettes with diverse archive found footage, an
exceptional sci-fi sensibility and incredible soundscapes to form a blissfully imaginative and retro-futuristic creation. Set in 'an
old-fashioned kind of future', Veronique and an inventor (the legendary Lou Castel) are trying to bring back a 'positive' darkness
to offset the glaring, bright, technological man-made light and 'make the night night again'. The film and audio were constructed to operate
as independent forces which work in counterpoint. The soundtrack is composed of found, sampled, and synthesized sound as well music/songs composed for the film. The latter were created by Elmapi and AE and the soundscapes were recorded and composed by Richard Harrison and Michael Schumacher amongst others. The dvd includes 2 short experimental films created using x-rays that feature music performed by Violet.

Video Love
Hailing from Paris, Elmapi has joined up with DC filmmaker and video artist Matterlink to create a raw and hypnotizing mix- "alternating
between Elmapi's wildly original driving 'pop-concrete' compositions and the sampled sounds & voices of Matterlink's live-cinema." The
sound lays somewhere between Stereolab, Judy Nylon, and Laurie Anderson. Her last album "Arcane Electronique" was mixed by Andy Moor of legendary The Ex.

Dead Violets
They say opposites attract. In the case of Dead Violets the opposite is even truer. After years of virtual fraternization Thomas Ekelund
and Jeff Surak (USA) realized that it was only logical to join forces and meld their common interests in drones, surface noise,
and 60s girl group pop, therefore Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words plus Violet gave birth to Dead Violets.

After producing several online and cassette tape appearances with their trademark intense low frequency dirges and bleak harmonic
flourishes, Dead Violets is reemerging once again with the recent addition of poetess/priestess Bethany Moore on vocals and
incantations. As a trio the group goes even further into uncharted audio realms within their collective souls producing a hybrid of drone
pop exorcisms and sound art rituals. Tonight's performance will include live video accompaniment.

Sunday, October 5th, 2008
10:52 am
Sonic Circuits - Final Day of Festival
press: info@dc-soniccircuits.org

BABY DEE to appear at Sonic Circuits

Performance artist extraordinaire and musician, former Antony & The Johnsons harpist, & Current 93 member performs at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC on Sunday, October 5

HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGE: http://www.dc-soniccircuits.org/press/Baby_Dee-sm.jpg

From New York City street performer to the international stage, transgender performance artist and musician BABY DEE is a pianist, accordion player, songwriter and storyteller, classically-trained harpist and circus sideshow veteran. Antony & the Johnsons, Current 93 (UK), Larsen (Italy) as well as Marc Almond have benefited from her talents.

My music is really hard to describe. I seem to have sort of a split personality. There's clearly two sides and one of them is very vaudevilly circussy and the other is quite serious. I kind of balk at describing the serious part. I guess it's fair to say that my influences there are kind of arcane and have very little to do with contemporary music or even twentieth century music or even 19th or 18th century music. That end of me is very anachronistic. Some people are kind of taken aback by how "old" it sounds. It's not something I ever tried to do it just always came out that way. – Baby Dee, 2006

Baby Dee has releases on PRE Recordings (Germany) and David Tibet's Durtro Records (UK); her 2008 recording Safe Inside the Day is available on Drag City Records, Chicago.

BABY DEE (USA) _ Burbuja (Spain) _ Rarescale (UK)

Sunday, October 5, 2008 @ 3:00pm
Tickets: $10 at the door (doors open 2:30 p.m.)

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20005

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Also tonight at the Velvet Lounge, 9pm, $8 - a night of noise & no wave!!!

Skull Defekts (sweden)
Talk Normal (NYC)
Dead Violets (DC/Sweden)
Preliminary Reaction (The Netherlands)
Silvum (DC)

sonic circuits INFO + FULL SCHEDULE : http://www.dc-soniccircuits.org
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
11:38 pm
Sonic Circuits Festival - Sept 28th - Oct 5th

Washington Post Express: Plug In, Tune Down: D.C.'s Sonic Circuits Festival


D.C.'S PREMIER NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL brings together local experimenters with adventurous musicians from around the world.

On the outer edges of D.C.'s music scene is a buzzing network of rebellious noisemakers and improvisers. Stridently individualistic, the scene's musical misfits make up a loose collective of artists that expands each year, thanks in part to a rotating cast of dedicated event organizers eager to please stalwart supporters.

Last year's demise of the Warehouse Next Door turned out to be a major setback for the out-music crowd — the space had long been ground zero for the city's most offbeat artists and a focal point for connecting with likeminded experimenters from out of town. Since then, area noiseniks have persisted mostly in art galleries, make-do house venues and a born-again Velvet Lounge.

It's timely, then, that the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music should return to the nation's capital on Sunday.


Now in its eighth year, Sonic Circuits brings together notable new composers, sound artists and otherwise insurgent musicians from around the world with D.C.'s own avant-garde standard bearers for a full, jam-packed week of performances at various venues around town.

Saturday, September 6th, 2008
6:52 pm
Sonic Circuits Experimental Music Benefit - Sunday Sept 14th

Sunday, September 14
Doors: 6:30p.m. Music: 7:00 p.m. sharp
admission: $5.00 at the door
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910
located three blocks south of the silver spring metro station (red line)
INFO + DIRECTIONS: www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org

BEN MILLER uses Alto and C-Tenor saxophones as source material for electronic and tape manipulation. Incorporating multiple foot pedals, tape decks and analog synth, he sets up a wall of dense frequencies through feedback and slow-paced improvisation. In 1977, Miller played alto sax in the art-punk band Destroy All Monsters (featuring Ron Asheton from The Stooges and Michael Davis from The MC5). He currently plays sax and composes for The Push-Pull Quartet having just released their first CDR “At The Stroke of Twelve” on Tiger Asylum Records, as well as being the composer/conductor for his 15-member ensemble, The Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra. INFO: http://www.myspace.com/benjaminrushmiller

N_DREW (Andrew Bucksbarg) creates audio-visual/VJ performances and interactive works, exploring organic and abstract forms, live A/V processes and participatory techno-culture, enthralling audiences with images, beats, ambient sounds and pixilated atmospheres. He is a media artist, experimental interaction designer, audio-visual performer and a professor in the Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University. As an experimental interaction artist, Bucksbarg concerns himself with technologies and social systems that support tactics of ambiguous, autonomous social creativity and exchange. His work appears in museums, galleries and festivals internationally. INFO: http://www.organicode.net/about.html

Jonathan Zorn is a composer/sound artist/performer currently living in Charlottesville, Virginia. He likes to make sounds using his voice, double bass, guitar, accordion, modular synthesizer and computer. His compositions and electronic instruments involve systems of interaction that exceed the control of any single participant, creating unstable sonic terrains and ensemble dynamics. Jonathan maintains several ongoing collaborative projects with artists and performers around the country including Rachel Thompson, David Kendall, Andrew Lafkas, Bryan Eubanks and Katherine Young. INFO: http://rasbliutto.net/artists/jonathanzorn.html
Monday, August 18th, 2008
10:47 am
Sonic Circuits Experimental Music
Sunday, August 24, 7:00 p.m. sharp
admission: $5.00 at the door
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910
located three blocks south of the silver spring metro station (red line)
INFO + DIRECTIONS: http://www.dc-soniccircuits.org/news/ or www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org

MACAROON FIVE (Arthur Harrison on custom theremin + electronics with Michael Engle & Kevin Buckholdt)
BARSKY / ALLISON (drone guitar + custom electronics from Insect Factory and Kouhoutek members)
T.A. ZOOK (homemade instruments)

Spread the word, nerd.

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
9:00 am
Open Mike Night
Are there any places in Maryland that have open-mike nights for amateur comedians, poets, and the like?
Monday, September 4th, 2006
5:47 pm
Jerry's Kids Short Bus Tour '06!

Gym Class Heroes will be at Sonar on 9/20 with Cobra Starship, Hangar 18, and Patent Pending. Tickets are available here! See you there hopefully!
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
10:43 pm
New Music
New songs have been posted for perusal, enjoyment and download at www.myspace.com/modernerror

Comments, ruthless criticism and adoration equally welcomed.
Thursday, January 6th, 2005
6:03 pm
Artists, Bands, Musicians
Some of our artists are going on tour later this year. At the moment we are putting together a list of bands and artists from all over the USA who would like to preform with our artists. Anyone intrested please e-mail artistrelations@karmanrecords.com

Please be sure to include: Band bio(include each members name, age, and instrument), link to a picture, link to sound clips, state/city-area of residence, cities and venues you've played at, contact information.
Friday, December 10th, 2004
6:07 pm
Tonight! 10:45 PM! The VAULT (In Baltimore)! Come on out! Free CDs! Call 443-536-6241 for any questions or directions! At the door, say you're there to see Fragment! You'll love it!

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