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District of Noise Vol. 4: A Compilation of Experimental Music from Washington DC [VINYL]

Various Artists: District of Noise Vol. 4: A Compilation of Experimental Music from Washington DC [V (Sonic Circuits)

The fourth installment of the District of Noise series featuring a diverse set of experimental noise and electronic artists from the Washington DC area released as part of the 2011 Sonic Circuits Festival.

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Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Label: Sonic Circuits
Catalog ID: SCDC04
Squidco Product Code: 16627

Format: LP
Condition: Sale (New)
Released: 2011
Country: USA
Packaging: Vinyl 12" LP
Recorded on various dates and at various locations around Washington, DC.



Andrew McCarry

Chethan Kenkeremath

Music From The Film:

Arthur Harrison-vocals, cacophonator, pseudorandom noise sequencer, theremin

Gary Young-bass guitar, dulcimer, koto, percussion, samples, whizzer

Kevin Buckholdt-drums

Blue Sausage Infant:

Chester Hawkins-rhythms, bass, digitals, analogs

Safe Fast & Effective:

Kieth Sinzinger-SK-1, tremolo harmonica, schoenhut piano, percussion

Dave Vosh-SK-1, modular synth, noise swash, percussion


Jason Mullinax-vocal loops, synthesizers, electronic percussion, effects


J. Surak

TL0741+Anthony Pirog:

Pat Gillis-moog synthesizer, effects

Anthony Pirog-electric guitar, loops


Daniel Barbiero-doublebass, preparations

Gary Rouzer-amplified textures, cello

Jimmy Ghaphery-saxophones, flutes, objects












Insect Factory

Janel Leppin

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Sunrise in an Opium Den at the End of the World

Animal Friends


Off-Label Prescription

Spider Bait


Incapacitated by the Sun

Busy Bees

Sacred Crow Scared Cow


Slow Bloom

Music for a Film, The Recipe
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"District of Noise Vol.4 is the fourth installment of this popular series of albums documenting experimental audio activity in and around Washington DC. Released in conjunction with the 2011 Sonic Circuits Festival pressed on 180 gram vinyl."-Sonic Circuits

Pressed on 180 gram vinyl.

Artist Biographies:

"Daniel Barbiero (1958, New Haven CT USA) is a double bassist, sound artist and composer in the Washington DC area. He has been active in improvised and experimental music and dance in the Baltimore-Washington area as a performer, composer and ensemble leader. His music is informed by a substantial conceptual orientation and reflects his background in indeterminate composition as well as in modal and free improvisation. He is additionally interested in verbal, graphic and other non-standard methods of scoring for small ensembles.

He has performed with Gino Robair on the latter's I, Norton opera, with Robert Carl on the premier of Carl's "Changing My Spots," with improviser Eva Zöllner, the Nakatani Gong Orchestra, and members of Contact; he has released work under his own name and with Ictus Records percussionist Andrea Centazzo, Blue Note recording artist Greg Osby, electronics composer and instrumentalist Cristiano Bocci, electronic composer/sound artist Steve Hilmy, saxophonist Jimmy Ghaphery, percussionist Ken Moore and underground legend Al Margolis (If, Bwana), among others.

Among his ensembles are The Subtle Body Transmission Orchestra (with Sam Byrd, Jimmy Ghaphery, Tim Harding, Rich O'Meara and Tom Wall), of which he is founding member and composer, and the free improvisation quartet Colla Parte (with saxophonist Perry Conticchio and percussionists Rich O'Meara and Kevin O'Meara).

In addition to purely musical projects he has collaborated with filmmaker Chris H. Lynn on experimental film soundtracks both recorded and live and was Music Director for the Nancy Havlik Dance Performance Group.

He also is a regular contributor to Avant Music News, Percorsi Musicali, Arteidolia and Perfect Sound Forever, and serves as an editor of the online arts journal Bourgeon."

-Daniel Barbiero Website (

"Alexander Hawkins is a composer, pianist, organist, and bandleader who is 'unlike anything else in modern creative music' (Ni Kantu) and whose recent work has reached a 'dazzling new apex' (Downbeat). A largely self-taught improviser, he works in a vast array of creative contexts. His own highly distinctive soundworld is forged through the search to reconcile both his love of free improvisation and profound fascination with composition and structure. In 2012, he was chosen as a member of the first edition of the London Symphony Orchestra's 'Soundhub' scheme for young composers. He also received a major BBC commission in late 2012 for a fifty minute composition: One Tree Found was first performed and broadcast in March 2013, and was subsequently performed and broadcast for the WDR in Cologne (2014). He has also twice been commissioned by the London Jazz Festival (once as composer, once as an arranger), and by the Cheltenham Jazz Festival (2016).

An in-demand sideman, Hawkins continues to be heard live and on record with vast array of contemporary leaders of all generations, including the likes of Evan Parker, John Surman, Joe McPhee, Mulatu Astatke, Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Marshall Allen, Rob Mazurek, Taylor Ho Bynum, and Harris Eisenstadt, amongst many others. He has also been noted in recent years for his performances in the bands of legendary South African drummer, Louis Moholo-Moholo. Concert appearances have taken him to club, concert and festival stages worldwide."

-Alexander Hawkins Website (

"Steve Adams has appeared on more than fifty recordings, and has six recordings as leader or co- leader on the 9 Winds and Clean Feed labels, the latest of them being Surface Tension by the Steve Adams Trio.

Steve has performed the premieres of numerous classical compositions, including Prisoner of Love by Robert Aldridge for soprano saxophone and piano, Thomas Oboe Lee's Saxxologie... A Sextet for saxophone sextet and Louie MCMLV for saxophone quartet, and Passing Time by Jon Nelson for tenor saxo¬phone and computer-generated tape. He performed Edmund Campion's Corail for saxophone and computer generated electronics with the Berkeley Symphony and at the Ojai Music Festival. Steve has performed Darius Milhaud's Scaramouche and Pauline Oliveros' Outline for Double Bass, Flute, and Percussion at Mills College. He was a member of the 25th Anniversary performance of Terry Riley's In C, which was released on New Albion.

Steve has written more than fifty compositions for saxophone quartet, as well as many others for varied instrumentations. His piece Cage (for John Cage) was performed at the 1993 Bang on a Can festival, and his piece The Gene Pool was commissioned by Meet the Composer and performed at their festival "The Works" in Minneapolis in 2002. His composition Owed t'Don was recorded by the violin/marimba duo Marimolin on their CD Phantasmata . In recent years, Steve has begun creating graphic scores, now numbering more than 40. Steve has also written for theater, having composed scores for seven productions at the California Shakespeare Festival. He received a California Arts Council Fellowship in 2000 and a Meet the Composer grant in 1993, and teaches at Mills College. Steve is a graduate of the School of Contemporary Music in Brookline, MA and studied composition with Alan Crossman, Christopher Yavelov and Thomas Oboe Lee, saxophone with David Birkin and Indian music with Peter Row and Steve Gorn. "

-Rova:Arts (

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