Flyer by Rayjaun Pollard aka Cloudkarma @cloudkarma_rp
Drone away the Monday blues with this noise gig at Dorchester Art Project. Metaphysical brain soup…slip into a gooey, meditative state and let the sonic whirlwinds swallow all your doubts and fears. Two enigmatic and brilliant touring artists – John Krausbauer and Kaori Suzuki – are bringing their talents to beantown, alongside the extraterrestrial echoes of locals Prone and Chris Strunk. Time to dream with your eyes open…get to the gig!
John Krausbauer (b. Indianapolis) is a music conceptualist/multi-instrumentalist currently living in Oakland, CA.
He has performed and presented his music in the U.S., Canada, and Japan, in a multitude of settings – from basements, sidewalks, and rock clubs to colleges, churches, and art galleries. Numerous recordings of his have been released on independent labels in the US, Europe, and Japan.
A long time purveyor of the ur-drone and trance-psychedelia, his work involves audio transmissions for TOTAL/immersive sensory experience. Transcendence through repetition, duration, alternate tunings, maximum volumes, and (often) stroboscopic lighting.
His current music projects include the Ecstatic Music Band (a 10+ member-collective of strings players); solo music for voice, violin, and synth; his collaboration with partner, Kaori Suzuki, with bells, voices, strings, tape; the Minimalist psych-punk group Night Collectors; his systems-based phase compositions; and an ongoing collaboration with the steel bodied resonator guitar player, R. Keenan Lawler.
Kaori Suzuki (b. Tokyo) is a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music living in Oakland, CA.
She has toured the U.S. and Japan, and has presented her solo and collaborative music in a variety of settings from DIY venues and galleries, music festivals such as Debacle Fest (Seattle), S1 (Portland), and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, to academic institutions such as Mills College, Stanford (CCRMA), and Berkeley Art Museum.
She previously ran her instrument building project Magic Echo Music (2009-2015), collaborating with various musicians on creating custom interfaces and analog electronic instruments (ASTRO, Mood Organ, Manuel Knapp, Panabrite). Selected synthesizer/feedback recordings are found on her CD, Newsun (Sounds et al).
Her recent music projects seek to create heightened listening states, producing saturated tonal dimensions by way of auditory distortion products and other inner ear phenomena; her solo performances often involving high volume playback, spatialization, and long duration vhf-combination tones for maximum effects. She also plays in collaboration with partner, John Krausbauer, creating an immersive sound/light environment with tape, voice, bell percussion and amplified strings.