Saturday Apr 30th 2011 @Pyramid Atlantic

Rapoon, id m theft able, Promute, Fleshtone Aura, Insect Factory, Skinny Vinny

Rapoon (UK)
Robin Storey was born in 1955 in Cumbria, England. While studying fine arts at Sunderland University, he began pursuing a long-held interest in sound manipulation by taking classes in electronic and experimental composition, additionally joining with friends to perform the works of Karlheinz Stockhausen (a key influence, as were the Krautrock bands of the early 1970s). In 1979 Storey formed the pioneering industrial group :zoviet*france:, remaining a member until 1992: The same year Storey issued the first Rapoon album, Dream Circle, its entrancing fusion of Indian ragas, African rhythms and experimental textures anticipating the evocative soundscapes of the many releases to follow. Also a noted visual artist and animator, Storey's work has been exhibited throughout the world and is in the collections of many major galleries. Storey has collaborated widely and has produced albums with artists including Joachim Roedelius (Cluster , Harmonia) Nigel Ayers (Nocturnal Emissions) Randy Grief and Russian Folk singer Tatyana Stepchenko aka.Toloka. He has also collaborated in live work with numerous other musicians including Damo Suzuki (Can). As well as producing his own abstract animated films he has also produced work for soundtracks for Independent films including Randy Grief's award winning film “the Three Trials” and award winning film by NY independent artist Nadine Shamounki with her film “Effaced”. Storey has also produced two best-selling sound loop libraries for Sony Media and has had his work used for TV advertising.

Promute (Raleigh, NC)
Noise is solace. Sorrowful and pure. I created Promute in 2002 after graduating from Columbia College Chicago. It is a project in which I take great care to maintain that purity. I have used environmental recordings, electroacoustic instruments, synthesis, and conventional tools to create. I believe in the ever-changing process in the sonic arts, which keeps every recording fresh and every performance demanding for the audience and the performer. I was based out of Chicago until 2005, when I moved to North Carolina. I promptly secured a position with Nightsound Studio, and immersed myself into recording and performing live. I feel that my perspective towards audio has played a large part in working on recordings for the local acts that I work with. Some of my current pieces are included on the Silber on Silber Compilation, and Christhole from the Akashic Revolve. Two of my film scores include Balloon Animals, and Neptune and Dragon by Justin Meckes. I have worked on several records for many bands and artsists over the last ten years.

Insect Factory (DC)
Insect Factory is music from Silver Spring, MD musician Jeff Barsky. Insect Factory generally focuses on texture and mood, building layers of sound that slowly evolve into hypnotic and atmospheric drones. Since the 90's, Barsky has continuously played in bands and improvisational collectives, and has performed frequently on the east coast of the U.S., and also in Canada, throughout Europe, and Japan. Barsky has collaborated onstage with the likes of avant-trumpeter Forbes Graham (of Tzadik’s Kayo Dot), bass player Joe Lally (of Fugazi), and avant-folk musician Mike Tamburo. He currently plays in DC post-punk duo Authorization, and the Plums. His first proper CD, “Air Traffic Control Sleep”, was released on Insect Fields in the late summer of 2007, to acclaim from the likes of Washington Post, the Wire, and Terrascope. Barsky’s various projects have shared the stage with acts as diverse as Bardo Pond, Mazen Kerbaj, Richard Pinhas, Nels Cline, Acid Mothers Temple, and Carla Bozulich, and he has performed at Suoni Il Per Popolo festival in Montreal, D.C.’s Sonic Circuits festival, and Terrastock 7 in Louisville, KY, in June 2008.

Fleshtone Aura

Saturday Apr 30th 2011 @ 7 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

~ $10

Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD