February 15th, 2015 | Published in Blog
A percussionist and composer from Louisville, KY currently residing in Ithaca, NY. Nick’s work is primarily concerned with an immersive, psychoacoustic presentation of sound brought about by an often grueling, endurance-based performance practice that Nathan Thomas of Fluid Radio described as, “a highly sophisticated and refined performance technique…that starts and ends with listening and encourages a different way of listening from its audience.” Hennies is also an interpreter of the work of other modern composers having recorded and performed music by John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Jandek, Peter Ablinger, Kunsu Shim, Jürg Frey, Ellen Fullman, Radu Malfatti, Arnold Dreyblatt and many others. His work as both composer and performer can be heard on a wide variety of labels including Quakebasket, Senufo Editions, Accidie, Quiet Design and many others. In 2013 Hennies also founded the record label Weighter Recordings for releasing his own work and other new and unusual music by living composers.
A five-year adopted Bristolian from France via Switzerland, Heloise operates a nexus of cassette release and concert activity via her ZAMZAMREC label and FAG radio show. In performance she layers contact mic’d objects, treated tapes and looped devices, creating a shifting mist of tones and textures. H has released music by Stuart Chalmers, Sudden Infant, Anthroprophh, Gnar Hest, Uiutna and Microdeform and is one of the focal nodes of Bristols overlapping noise, improvisation and experimental scenes.
Bristol’s many-monikered rainbow of caterwauled cacophony; ruthless scavenger of sound and method; covert craftsman and draughtsman. He’s Fairhorns, Gnar Hest, Klad Hest, Matt Williams, MXLX, Knife Library, one third of BEAK> and formerly Team Brick; his music is released by Invada, Northern Spy, LF, Kindarad, ZamZam Records and Journal of the Belgae Folk Club. None of us know which version of Matt will turn up to this show.