Bindi-Eye – “Soapbox Synthesis”

Bindi-Eye – “Soapbox Synthesis”

Bindi-Eye
Soapbox Synthesis
Self Released (2018)

 

Bindi-Eye is an experimental/ psychedelic/ post-punk project out of Chandler from the mind of Zach Wubbena (Sun Conscious) along a few familiar friends on the newest effort, Soapbox Synthesis.

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Cranks, Haters, Styrofoam, & Sniffing Glue At The Trunk Space

Cranks, Haters, Styrofoam, & Sniffing Glue At The Trunk Space

“That motherfucker played a ball of string…”

I met Crank Sturgeon at his merch table, where he was selling CDs, field tape recorders, and home-made contact mics. An older fellow on tour with other experimental music-weirdo partners in crime The Haters, Styrofoam Sanchez, and Matt Taggart, Crank was at the Trunk Space on April 20th to perform as part of a night of Dadaist/Fluxus/noise/weird shit/performance art/music.

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Music with Sound: Avant-gardism Trumps Pop Culture in Performance with Gordon Monahan

Music with Sound: Avant-gardism Trumps Pop Culture in Performance with Gordon Monahan

It’s not often that Phoenix is privy to the national premiere of an experimental music composition, but that’s exactly what it’ll witness when internationally-renowned sound artist Gordon Monahan unveils Sauerkraut Synthesizer during a special First Fridays After Hours show, at the .anti_space venue, on February 4th.

The composition, previously performed in Toronto and Kitchener, Ontario, uses naturally-occurring voltages in fruits and vegetables “to control parameters of a software synthesizer designed in Max/MSP”.

Monahan will also be performing his seminal piece Speaker Swinging, in which loudspeakers, attached to cables while broadcasting simple sine tones, are swung in a circular fashion by three performers. It’s the trajectory of the speakers through the performance space that sculpts the sound, and causes the audience to hear a dramatic Doppler effect.

Below, Monahan answers some questions for us about his work and upcoming performance.

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