Tuesday, April 8, 2014

John Wiese plays Eyedrum Thursday, April 10

Posted By on Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 9:32 PM

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  • Courtesy John Wiese
Over the last two decades, John Wiese has carved his own path as a composer, and as a member of the concrete/grindcore band Sissy Spacek. Early in his career, Wiese shared stages and appeared on releases with the likes of Thurston Moore, Merzbow, Evan Parker, Bastard Noise, Wolf Eyes, and Sunn O))).

Most of his output, however, has arrived via countless 7-inches, LPs, and CDs under his own name. Along the way, Wiese has honed a distinct method of working with the subtleties of sound, and has settled into an untapped grey area that lies outside the formal modes of noise music. "To me, experimental music is something that should be genre-less, or at least aspiring to be," Wiese says. "But also, these terms are not only non-helpful to the reader, but are harmful in that they create such a narrow and limited mental image of the work that's also completely inaccurate..."

Improvisation plays a key role during his live performances, as he tends to explore within a palette throughout a tour or for a period of time. "Lately I've been doing a lot of work in the realm of multi-channel sound installations and exhibitions," he says.

On Thurs., April 10, Wiese plays a show at Eyedum with Steve Jansen and Atlanta duo Don Hassler and Jason Butcher. For this show he's playing a mutli-channel set with four speakers, using the mixer as his main instrument.

John Wiese, Steve Jansen, and Hassler / Butcher. $5. 9 p.m. Thurs., April 10. Eyedrum. 115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 225. www.eyedrum.org.

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