Thursday, December 6, 2018

Somewhere There Presents...

I will be performing this Sunday evening in a trio with Neal Retke and Patrick O'Reilly as part of Somewhere There's Second Sunday series. Details follow:

Somewhere There presents…
The Second Sunday of December:
William Davison, Patrick O’Reilly & Neal Retke // David Sait
Sunday 09 December 2018
Array Space (155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto)

David Sait, solo guzheng

William Davison, Patrick O’Reilly & Neal Retke
William Davison (electronics) Patrick O’Reilly (guitar) Neal Retke (vocals and other madness)

Hope to see you there!

- William A. Davison

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Happy Anniversary Recordism!

Today is the 34th anniversary of Recordism! Here's a poem:

Howling apes surround the compound.
Are the heliotropes in place?
Pick up the pineapple gun.
Prepare your inner goon squad.
You may fire when ready.

A cellophane window
Negotiates with
Intelligent steam.
Evaporates in the
Riot of rakes and flower pots.
Shaky tendrils grip the
Antiquated machinery,
Requiring the immediate attention of
Your missing fingers.

Remember the instructions the old man left us with.
Erase the definition of soap.
Calculate the decay of ghosts.
Organize the gas canisters into coded messages for nuns.
Redirect the flow of Boy Scouts into the canyon.
Decide on a color scheme for your internal anatomy.
Invest in a new pair of scissors.
Separate the lips from the teeth.
Make the opposite visible.

- William A. Davison

Monday, November 26, 2018

Long Play 11

The penultimate episode of my 2018 radio art series "The Long Play" is available now on Mixcloud!

- W.A.Davison

Monday, November 19, 2018

The Clot Thickens!

Pleased to announce that I have a new book of one-line poems called The Clot Thickens available from the wonderful Puddles Of Sky Press! Puddles Of Sky is known for unique, inventive, and fun formatting and The Clot Thickens is no exception with its super-long/slim design! The book made its debut at Toronto's Meet The Presses Indie Literary Market a couple of days ago and copies should be available at The Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on Nov. 24th.

Having only appeared a few days ago, the book is new enough that it's not on the Puddles Of Sky website yet, but feel free to get in touch with them and ask about it.

- W.A.Davison

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Static Fanatic compilation

My analog synth noise drone project Panic Engines kicks of this great three volume various artist comp called "A Decade Down" which was released late last month in celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Static Fanatic blog. Some fantastic material here and well worth a listen! And don't forget to peruse the posts of the blog itself, it's one of my favorites!

- W.A.Davison

Monday, November 5, 2018

R.I.P. Hardy Fox

This is a little difficult so I've put off doing it for a few days. Very sad to say that Hardy Fox (Cryptic Corporation and The Residents) has passed away. I can't even begin to describe how much joy the music of The Residents has given me since I first came across it in the early 80s, and just how much of a tremendous influence the group has had on my own work in music and art. It is a great loss!

- W.A.Davison

Friday, November 2, 2018

Acker Award

Here's a photo of me receiving an Acker Award at the Acker Awards Toronto 2018 event, Theatre Centre, Toronto, Oct. 29, 2018 (photo by Dean Goodwin). I was in very good company. Check out to see who else received awards this year!

- W.A.Davison