Tarr & Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III -- U.S. Tour
DATE: Tuesday, July 6th
TIME: 8 PM
ADMISSION: Free and Open to the Public
An all encompassing dynamic range of sound, from minimal haunting dirge drone to maximalist harsh noise wall, created with all hand built modular synth units and tape manipulation.
Tarr is the moniker of Philip Kruse (Chicago). Using field recordings and crude electronics to create environments through audio. Along with recording and live performance, Philip also works with installations using audio along with objects and altered surroundings. In the past he has collaborated with Maureen Gubia, Patrizia Oliva, Naofumi Ishimaru (Yximalloo), Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle), Arnau Sala, and Patrick Murch.
Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III: (Los Angeles/North Carolina)
Vast sculpted noise, organic drone, or deep orchestral groans on a sinking ship, would be descriptions that would get you in the right mind set of the sounds you might expect to hear. All created with reel to reel tape machines, a harmonium, tibetan singing bowls, amongst an array of other sound experiments and hand built instruments.
By Phillafil Gregorious - The Trunk Space - Phoenix AZ "Stop what you're doing. Hear that? That's music, man. At the very least, whatever is within earshot right now (and at all times) is sound. Whether it's the ringing in your ears or the fabric on your body that sings every time you move, there are heaps of fugitive noises awaiting capture. One can also look at it like this: think of sounds as feelings that need to be paid attention to or else they hibernate and eventually die. That's why the sound art of folks such as Cornelius F. Van Stafrin III is so crucial to healthy living on this planet. The sound cultivator showcases found-sound audio that's slowed down, percussion that listens like a kitchen-utensil percussion ensemble, and haunted house-like piano interspersed with skin-crawling bowed cymbals. There are also plenty of meditative drone and feedback arias that sound like chirping crickets. Or are they real crickets? We're not sure. That's the beauty of it.