Utilizing a DIY approach for electronic signal processing, visual circuitry and noise generation, Renset works to create a unified aesthetic of visual and aural media. This process of musical and artistic expression results in a subtle feeling of calm and control combined with chaotic swells of discordant sound and erratic glitching.
A remix of mine will be included in Ruhe's upcoming release, Again, Still and Always. Here is a review on Fluid Radio.
Jun 21, 13
Parhelia and Oceanic EP are both now available as free downloads online at CD Baby!
Jun 09, 13
The house show last night was awesome! Thanks to everyone who came out to hear me get loud! I'll miss living in that house, but I'm happy to be continuing forward. Stay in touch for more solo shows, and check out my new band Smoke Rings if you are into danceable chaos!
At the end of last year, A Safe Place for Butterflies was used in the Radio Arts Space project and exhibition in Slovenia. Currently Radio Cona is working on postproduction for the project. Here are some of the dates for events:
Between February 27 and March 1, 2012, works appearing on Radio Arts Space exhibition were presented in Berlin, Germany as Nachtradiofestival Radio Arts Space. The broadcasting on FM and stream was made in collaboration with Freies Radio Potsdam, Colaboradio, Studio Ansage und Piradio.
April 25, 2012, project will be presented on Kunstradio, Wiena (23.00 CET) with a few selected works.
April 28 – June 2, 2012, Radio Arts Space project will be exhibited in New York at Transmittal exhibition (Greene County Council for the Arts Gallery 398 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414, by free103point9, curated by Galen Joseph-Hunter and broadcasted on WGXC 90.7FM. If you happen to be somewhere near, you are very welcome to make a stop there as well and of course to listen program on air or stream
If you are interested in Slovenian contemporary soundart / music, we are inviting you to take some time to explore the new DVD ZVO.ČI.TI so.und.ing Collectionhttp://www.cona.si/sounding/
Hall of Records is closing. I will be kicking off the party at 7pm sharp. There will great DJs spinning throughout the night, plenty of drinks, dancing, and I have heard tale of discounted records from the bins. Come out and enjoy one last evening with us as we celebrate the night!
A Safe Place for Butterflies has been selected by an international selection team for radioCona's Radio Arts Space project. The project will take place on December 7th – 15th 2011, broadcasted live on 88.8MHz Ljubljana and on the radioCona stream, exhibited at ŠKUC gallery in Ljubljana, played in the listening room at Pixxelpoint festival, as well as broadcast/streamed by international broadcast partners worldwide.
So I've been getting active again since the summer festival. I jumped back into playing at Hall of Records, rounds 10 & 11, with some new turntable noise techniques. I lined up some shows, and then death winked at me and I got into an industrial accident. Nothing extra serious, but there was a lot of blood and I got to see my bone while spending the day in the hospital. Coming close to loosing my right index finger, and coming real close to canceling several of my endeavors, I decided to rework some of my current projects so that they work without intensive use of my right hand. With that in mind, this week i will be involved in an installation style performance at fotoeffect. The event is happening on First Thursday at fotoeffect, and will be in conjunction with Kristina Koenig and Vilem. The show will be from 6-10pm on Thursday, October 6th at the Everett Lofts downtown. Then on October 8th at 8, there will be a house party at my place with performances from several bands, myself, and artwork displayed on the main floor.
The recording of my performance for the noise festival at Westside Welding & Machine is now up on the site. It is a gritty bit of table-top stoner rock that I created with an stringed instrument I built specifically for the show.
Also, all of the tracks on my website are now free to download and are covered by the more sensible creative commons license. If you are interested, just click the respective links at the bottoms of the tracks pages, and you will be taken to soundcloud where you can download any track you wish. Put them on your computer, mobile device or digital music player and listen to them at your leisure, Burn copies, upload torrents, and share them with whomever you like.
Jasper Nemitz has released a remix of my track, A Safe Place for Butterflies. It sounds absolutely amazing, obliterating the original track and transforming it into a swirling and sputtering atmosphere of drones and glitch!
#8 was my pretty glitch mix for the end of the world. The following Saturday was judgment day after all so I whipped up a dreamy and sleepy mix to jokingly welcome the end! I'm now on to my 9th appearance at Hall of Records' Open Tables. This time I have a texture and drone set with a surprise ending! Come out and enjoy!
Do you use Soundcloud to post audio files? Are you interested in meeting other Soundclouders here in Portland face to face? Come on Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm to the Gazebo at Overlook Park off Interstate Ave, rain or shine, and meet active sound enthusiasts from PDX who utilize Soundcloud to share their work. We will share interest, ideas, strategies, contacts, and more in order to build upon the ties of the Soundcloud network. Laptops and mobile devices are welcome!
Let the group know if you are attending by clicking on the "I'm Going" tab here. Help promote this meetup on Facebook and Twitter, and invite your friends to join! Remember to tag any Facebook or Twitter post, as well as related sound files, with "scmeetup".
I have just released my debut album, titled Parhelia! It is a stunning blend of rich textures and spellbinding noise-scapes with the occasional dash of rhythmic syncopation. There is a hand-crafted limited release copy that will be available at shows, but if you are not able to get your hands on one of these, no worries! The album is available online as a digital download via CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon, and will be popping up in various other shops in the weeks to come! Thanks for the support!
#6 was unscheduled and awesome! I played two hour-long sets with random records from the house. It was incredible. If you missed it, come out tonight and see me play an experimental vinyl set for Friday the 13th!
I have joined in as a member of an unnamed experimental noise-band. There will be plenty of recordings on the way, and more info as the project develops. Here are some improv tracks from our first session last Sunday.