LASSE MARHAUG + C. SPENCER YEH + GERT-JAN PRINS at Studio Soto
Saturday, March 31, 2012

Non-Event and Studio Soto present

LASSE MARHAUG + C. SPENCER YEH + GERT-JAN PRINS

Studio Soto
10 Channel Center Street
Boston (Fort Point)
8 p.m./$15

Culinary bonus! There will also be vegetarian and vegan bites available courtesy of Prose, a former Arlington storefront restaurant, now euthanized & living on as an itinerant catering operation complete w/ imaginary food truck. (Donations encouraged — even chefs have to eat!)

About the musicians

LASSE MARHAUG is one of the most active artists in Norway’s celebrated noise scene. As a performer and composer, he has contributed to well over 200 CD, vinyl and cassette releases, and has touring and performed extensively in Europe, Asia, and America. In addition to his solo work, Marhaug plays regularly in projects Jazkamer, Nash Kontroll, DEL and Testicle Hazard. Past projects and bands include Origami Replika and Lasse Marhaug Band. He has collaborated with several artists in the fields of noise, experimental, improv, jazz, rock and extreme metal, as well as working with music and sound for theatre, dance, installations and video. He works with different kinds of instrumentation; from guitar-pedals and homemade electronics to computers and modified guitars, but he considers the mixing-board his main instrument.

C. SPENCER YEH was born in Taipei, Taiwan, studied film at Northwestern University in Chicago IL, repped Cincinnati OH for many years, and is now based in Brooklyn NY. He is recognized for his musical project Burning Star Core, as well as many other individual and collaborative activities with artists such as Tony Conrad, New Humans with Vito Acconci, Thurston Moore, Smegma, Prurient, and Jandek. Current projects include The New Monuments (with Ben Hall and Don Dietrich), a yet-to-be-named quartet with Nate Wooley, Ryan Sawyer, and Colin Stetson, and ongoing collaborations with Carlos Giffoni, Okkyung Lee, Justin Lieberman, John Wiese, Aaron Moore, Chris Corsano, and many others. Yeh has performed at events such as SONAR, Densités, All Tomorrow’s Parties, No Fun Fest, and Frieze Arts Fair, and has also exhibited his visual and multimedia works at national and international venues including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, the New Museum in New York City, White Flag Projects in St. Louis, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and alt.gallery in Newcastle. In the video medium, Yeh has worked with artists such as Hair Police, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, and LoVid.

GERT-JAN PRINS (electronics and percussion) has been one of the most important and challenging sound artists in the Netherlands for the past 20 years. His primary focus is on the sonic and musical qualities of audio interference or ‘noise.’ In recent years, visuals have figured more prominently in his work. He has collaborated with the video artist Bas van Koolwijk to develop an instrument called the Synchronator, which translates audio into a video signal) and has created a number of sound installations. He has collaborated with Pita, Thomas Lehn, Lee Ranaldo, Tomas Korber, Anne la Berge, Fennesz, the Vacuum Boys, Peter van Bergen, Domenico Sciajno, Marcus Schmickler, Thomas Ankersmit, Giuseppe Ielasi, Carlos Giffoni, Luc Houtkamp, Misha Mengelberg, and many others.

>>Watch a video excerpt of Gert-Jan Prins live at the 2007 Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival