RM Francis generates rivulets of ruptured, highly warped and pulverized tones that sound like a 21st-century Xenakis on meth.
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RM Francis is an artist working with computer-generated sound via recording, installation, and performance. His practice exploits liminal aspects of the perceptual, social, and material networks involved in the presentation and reception of musical works in order to highlight the provisional and unstable nature of these systems. Alternative models of subjectivity figure prominently in his work via explorations of distributed authorship in the network computer music ensemble Mesh Collaborative and the ongoing project The Work of Iron, which transposes principles of Gothic architecture onto contemporary sound production. His 2017 project Hyperplastic Other, a multimedia work utilizing chocolate, video, performance, and sound, was released by nada. His current releases are CODE889, on CO-DEPENDENT, and Nth White Dot, forthcoming from Conditional. He lives in Seattle, where he is also active as a concert organizer.
lightning-fast frequency-modulated glitches ... contemporary timbres, suggesting the sound of a broken Super Nintendo synthesis chip.
Jason E Anderson is an artist that whose work includes performance, recorded works, video, installation, music for dance, producing and publishing. He left Seattle in 2018 to live in rural Eastern WA. Anderson co-founded improv synth duo Brother Raven and started his music label Gift Tapes/DRAFT in 2008, after years of performing within Seattle's free improvisation and experimental music communities. Currently he performs and records music under his own name, and in performance art/film hybrid LIMITS with dancer Corrie Befort. Anderson employs systems that generate sound and patterns in performance, using computers, synthesizers, and field recordings. His frequent use of voice/text pairs these sounds with extra-musical information to engage with concepts/context within the auditory field.