Jon Eriksen (b.1976) is a visual artist and noise musician. His artworks deal with extreme cultures, and particularly with the subcultures and dialectics of extreme music and film. His video works are made from found material; he utilizes short snippets from television and feature films and works with them in loops and cut-up sequences. The video works are dominated by collisions, noise theory, and overdrive aesthetics. Eriksen’s works stem from an interest in the depiction of violence in film and literature, and deal with a fluidity of sentiment, voyeurism, and the visual conventions of horror. His video works, sculptures, and installations have been shown in galleries and festivals in Norway, Sweden, and the UK. As a noise artist and musician Eriksen has, since 1999, been playing improvised sets at venues and galleries in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the USA. His music has been released on labels in Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the UK.
Chris Goudreau’s musical activities started out as an experimental tape loop project around 1986-88. Disillusioned with the music projects he was involved with, Goudreau began to experiment with tapes, homemade pedals, and feedback in this solo effort. With the release of several limited tapes on his self-run label, Ninth Circle Music, Goudreau’s project SICKNESS grew from a hobby to a fully realized solo sound effort. Evolution in sound and approach is key for Goudreau as the muddy homemade tape loops gave way, pedal chains, custom electronics and sheet metal and then to the quick, cut-up, blasted and varied heavy electronics of current full modular synth setup and laptop. Goudreau has been bringing his dissonant but composed brand of “Harsh Electronic Purity” and “Scumbag Electronics” through each phase even if it’s kicking and screaming. Over 25 years later Goudreau has toured extensively in Europe and Japan, played with tons of bands, been included in festivals from Beyond Music to No Fun Fest, and had releases on labels from RRR and Self Abuse to Hospital and Freak Animal. Starting to expand work under his own name, Goudreau continues to explore and expand what is expected of his work. https://soundcloud.com/sickness999
Like spending a day on your knees ripping nails from the floor by hand and breathing in dust so thick that when you blow your nose its like mud coming out. Subfloor is Chris Cretella (guitar), Carl Testa (electric bass) and Dave Parmelee (drums). For this performance, bassist Carl Testa will perform on modular synth and computer-controlled lighting. https://www.facebook.com/subfloorband/