In the weeks following the High Zero Festival before resuming the Redroom in Your Room streaming shows at regular intervals, we’d like to point out some High Zero adjacent / related events. Jeff Carey has created a virtual tour called Imaginary Network Topologies with friends from around the globe and will be streaming the shows throughout the month of October on twitch.tv/2xmono. Electronic, synthetic noise, improvised experimental and abstract art music from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany and the United States including a number of High Zero and Diffusion festival Alumni including Andrea Pensado, Bob Bellerue, San Ewen, Thomas Dimuzio, Charmaine Lee, Walter Wright, Ben Baker Billington, Jen Hill, RM Francis, JayVe Montgomery and Lucas Abela (Temple of Din).
the stream can be found at: http://twitch.tv/2xmono
and the full schedule of events is at: http://imaginary.topologies.net
Jeff Carey makes synthetic noise music with an physically controlled software based instrument of his own development called ctrlKey. His music is abstract and sculptural, full of shapes and gesture, colored by noise bursts, percussive glitches and shifting resonance. In recent work, he has incorporated lighting projection to explore the space between visceral and the external embodiment of sound. He builds physically controllable custom software synthesis instruments and is interested in exploring immediate and flexible sound production with virtuosity in electronic music.
“He’s acting on raw instinct here – he refuses the clinical approach to programming software or composing music, and strives to throw himself bodily at his machines, replacing all mechanical moving parts with human flesh, blood, and bone. In pursuit of this all-organic goal, virtually everything else is jettisoned, starting with recognizable notes or melody.” – Sound Projector magazine editor Ed Pinsent
He is an active member of Baltimore’s music scene. He organizes local concerts for touring electronic musicians and is a co-curator of the High Zero Festival for improvised and experimental music and for the Diffusion Festival for electronic multichannel music.
Index[off], released on July 3rd is only available via https://jeffcarey.bandcamp.com/album/index-off