Friday night we feel fortunate to host, according to City Paper, "two of the world's top noisemakers" especially considering it is Mr. Marhaug's first time in Baltimore. Hope to see you there!
WHEN: Doors at 8:30 PM, show at 9:00 PM
WHERE: The Red Room @ Normals Book Shop, 425 E. 31st St., Baltimore
Lasse Marhaug (b. 1974) has since the early 90ies been one of the most active artists in the so-called Norwegian noise scene. As a performer and composer he has contributed to well over 200 CD, vinyl and cassette releases over the years, as well as extensive touring and performing live in Europe, Asia and America. In addition to his solo work, Marhaug plays regularly in projects Jazkamer, Nash Kontroll, DEL and Testicle Hazard. Past projects and bands include Origami Replika and Lasse Marhaug Band. He has collaborated with several artists in the fields of noise, experimental, improv, jazz, rock and extreme metal, as well as working with music and sound for theatre, dance, installations and video. He works with different kinds of instrumentation; from guitar-pedals and homemade electronics to computers and modified guitars, but conc iders the mixing-board his main instrument. Marhaug was born in the northern regions above the Arctic Circle of Norway, but currently lives and works in Oslo.
More Lasse info: http://lassemarhaug.no/sound/biography.html
Spencer Yeh was born in Taipei, Taiwan, studied film at Northwestern University in Chicago IL, repped Cincinnati OH for many years, and is now based in Brooklyn NY. He is recognized for his musical project Burning Star Core, as well as many other individual and collaborative activities with artists such as Tony Conrad, New Humans with Vito Acconci, Thurston Moore, Smegma, Prurient, and Jandek. Current projects include The New Monuments (with Ben Hall and Don Dietrich), a yet-to-be-named quartet with Nate Wooley, Ryan Sawyer, and Colin Stetson, and ongoing collaborations with Carlos Giffoni, Okkyung Lee, Justin Lieberman, John Wiese, Aaron Moore, Chris Corsano, and many others. Yeh has performed at events such as SONAR, Densités, All Tomorrow's Parties, No Fun Fest, and Frieze Arts Fair, and has also exhibited his visual and multimedia works at national and international venues including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, the New Museum in New York City, White Flag Projects in St. Louis, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and alt.gallery in Newcastle. In the video medium, Yeh has worked with artists such as Hair Police, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, and LoVid.
Recent and upcoming recordings include a solo CD "1975" on Intransitive Recordings, a quartet LP with Anla Courtis, Jon Wesseltoft, and Okkyung Lee on Feeding Tube, a quartet CD with Steve Swell, Paul Flaherty, and Weasel Walter, a duo LP with Robert Piotrowicz on Bocian, a quartet LP with Nate Wooley, Paul Lytton, and Okkyung Lee on PAN, and "Transitions" his first full-length under the CS Yeh moniker on DeStijl.
More Yeh info: http://www.dronedisco.com