Monday, April 19, 2010

Seth Nehil - Knives (senufo editions 2010)

Seth Nehil is an artist, performance-maker, and composer with a practice that crosses between sound, performance-events and the visual arts. In recent years he has created large-scale sound performances and has collaborated with choreographers including Liz Gerring (NYC) and Linda Austin (Portland, OR). His sonic works investigate dynamic impacts, material tangibility and stochastic structures. Seth Nehil has also been an editor of arts publications, an organizer of performance festivals and a curator of exhibitions. He currently teaches sound, video and art theory at Washington State University in Vancouver WA and the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland OR.

Knives has been influenced by cinematic sound design, hip hop music production, musique concrete and noir films, among other things. These days, I am interested in making music that is equal parts dramatic and abstract, songs with all of the regularity removed. I want to incorporate room tone, accidents, lack of control, mimicry, suggestion, tangentiality. senufo editions

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