[Microsound-announce] Kim Cascone: NOV 3rd 8PM Concert - Regina, Saskatchewan

Kim Cascone kim at anechoicmedia.com
Wed Oct 31 10:38:38 EDT 2007

San Francisco, USA
November 3, 2007 at 8:00 pm
Concert, Residency and Workshop
Location: Neutral Ground

Neutral Ground Contact
#203 - 1856 Scarth Street
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
S4P 2G3

tel: (306) 522-7166
fax: (306) 522-5075
neutralground at accesscomm.ca

'Spectral Space' is a new computer music piece focused on extending  
density in audio material. In our age of media-overload the public  
has adapted to this condition by enlarging their ability to  
simultaneously consume multiple streams of information.
The trend of 'content density' is evidenced in both visual and  
musical art-forms such as music-videos, television advertising, video  
games and sample-based music such hip hop and electronica. The  
omnipresent din of our media culture provides a security blanket for  
many: when noise is present, we feel at ease; when it stops, we feel  

In this paradoxical development of our cognitive apparatus we are now  
better able to assimilate more information at one time and decode its  
meaning. 'Spectral Space' is an exercise in increasing the amount of  
audio data in my work and how I can build a foreground/mid-ground/ 
background sound-field through which sounds glint, shimmer, collide  
and implode within the fabric of noise.

Kim Cascone has a long history involving electronic music: he  
received his formal training in electronic music at the Berklee  
College of Music in the early 1970's, and in 1976 continued his  
studies with Dana McCurdy at the New School in New York City. In the  
1980's, after moving to San Francisco and gaining experience as an  
audio technician, Cascone worked with David Lynch as Assistant Music  
Editor on both Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart. Cascone left the film  
industry in 1991 to concentrate on Silent Records, a label that he  
founded in 1986, transforming it into the U.S.'s premier electronic  
music label. At the height of Silent's success, he sold the company  
in early 1996 to pursue a career as a sound designer and went to work  
for Thomas Dolby's company Headspace as a sound designer and  
composer. After a two year stint at Headspace he worked for Staccato  
Systems as the Director of Content where he oversaw sound design  
using algorithmic synthesis for video games. Since 1984, Kim has  
released more than 30 albums of electronic music and has recorded/ 
performed with Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Tony Conrad, Scanner, John  
Tilbury, and Pauline Oliveros among others.

For live streamed event, please go to http://nglive.ca
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