Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Six Heads Sightings!

Six Heads sightings:

"Cardboard Oracle" LP package featured on The Wire magazine's tumblr

A review of the LP by Frans de Waard in Vital Weekly #808

- William A. Davison

Monday, December 5, 2011


Today is the 27th Anniversary of Recordism! (as if you didn't know)

- William A. Davison

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Six Heads performance

Six Heads will be appearing at Halo Halo this coming Sunday evening at what looks like a highly entertaining event. Don't miss it! Details follow:


medusa editions and halo halo presents:

Fleshtone Aura


Pon De Replay


Six Heads


with special guest DJ

Mangopeeler residency at Halo Halo Village

$10 will get you INNNN.
Early Show so we can all CHILLLLLL Haaard after.

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\--------------Halo Halo Village------------------/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
'A village inside a village, HALO HALO is a Psychedlic Salon/ Experimental Sari Sari Speakeasy/ Earth Ship Satellite/ Workshop/ Happening Zone. A 2-floor exploratory impulse factory powered by tropical processes and outer visions.' ))))))))))))))))))

Sun., Dec. 4th, 2011
208 Christie St. in Toronto
starts around 6:30ish

See ya there!

- William A. Davison

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

solo set

I will be performing a solo set in an evening of solo sets at Somewhere There this Tuesday evening. Details follow:

Tuesday October 11th at Somewhere There

3 sets of solo improvisations interlaced with mix tape bliss.
8:00-8:30: Michael Lynn (Upright Bass)
8:45-9:15: David Sait (guzheng & 4-Track Drums)
9:30-10:00: William Davison (amplified objects & electronics)

227 Sterling Road, Unit 112
(just south of Bloor on Ruttan St.)

Not sure of the admission but it will likely be $8. Hope to see you there!

- William A. Davison

Monday, September 19, 2011

Return of Sen/Son!

Pleased to say that Arnd Jurgensen and myself will be reviving our guitar duo Sen/Son this Wednesday evening as part of Arnd's residency at Somewhere There! It's been ages since we've performed together and I'm really looking forward to it! Here are the details:

First Set: Sen/Son
William Davison: guitars etc.
Arnd Jurgensen: guitars etc.

Second Set: Made to Suit
Alan Bloor: violin
Jim Bailey: stuff
Mathew Poulakakis: guitar
Jack Vorvis: drums
Arnd Jurgensen: baritone guitar

Wed., Sept. 21, 2011, 8pm

Somewhere There

227 Sterling Road

Unit 112
(just south of Bloor on Ruttan St.)

$8 admission

Hope to see you there, somewhere!

- William A. Davison

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Songs of the New Erotics performance!

Songs of the New Erotics will be performing this Saturday night as part of the New Harbours series in Hamilton, Ontario. S.O.T.N.E. performances are exceedingly rare these days...I don't know, maybe you should go to this!

New Harbours Supercrawl Edition w/W.A.Davison and This Quiet Army 

Saturday, Sept. 10, 8pm - 11pm
Christ's Church Cathedral
252 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Crawl in a different direction with polymedia performance artist and founder of Recordism, W.A.Davison. This will be a Songs of the New Erotics performance - expect otherworldly sonics, surrealist theatre, and general weirdness. Also performing will be This Quiet Army (Eric Quach), conjuring cascading drone magic from six strings.




Admission is Pay What You Can/Donation

Hope to see you there!

- William A. Davison

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


The admission price for the Six Heads LP Launch this Saturday has been changed to PWYC.

- William

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Six Heads LP Launch!

Six Heads will be launching their first vinyl release this weekend, the "Cardboard Oracle" LP available on Wintage Records and Tapes! Details on the release party follow:

Sat., Sept. 3, 10pm sharp!
at The Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto


$8 or $12 with LP

Hope to see you there!

- William A. Davison

Facebook event page here

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

some gigs

Haven't been doing too many live shows lately but I do have a few things coming up in the next little while including two shows this weekend!


Fri., Aug. 19 I will be performing in the Leftover Daylight Series:

davison /segger / segger
[william davison (electronics) heather segger (trombone) mark segger (drums)]

jeremiah pick trio
[chris adriaanse (bass) jeremiah pick (guitar) simon dennis (drums)]

adams/ kunle
[corrin adams (movement) kunle (percussion)]

august's guest curator is colin anthony


Sat. Aug. 20 I will be performing in the Eminent Domain series in a duo with Nigel Craig. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any other info on this event...hmmm. Anyhow, I'm sure it will be good! The Eminent Domain shows are always worthwhile.

Both of these shows are taking place at Somewhere There, 227 Sterling Road, Unit 112
(just south of Bloor on Ruttan St.). Cost for both will probably be $8 (that seems to be the going rate at Somewhere There these days).

After that I have an out-of-town performance coming up at Supercrawl in Hamilton, ON on Sept. 10th. More about that later.

- William A. Davison

Friday, August 5, 2011

new posts

I have some new blog posts at http://homemademusic.com/William_A._Davison/

Elsewhere in the news, the Six Heads records have finally arrived at Wintage HQ. Just have to put all the packaging together now!

- William A. Davison

Friday, July 22, 2011


I've set up a profile for myself and started blogging (on my/Recordists' audio activities) at http://homemademusic.com/William_A._Davison/

Interesting site created by Gajoob magazine's Bryan Baker with a focus on DIY music production (particularly, but not exclusively, as an extension of the "hometaping/cassette culture" scenes of the 80s and 90s). Well worth checking out!

- William A. Davison

Thursday, June 2, 2011

official bootleg review

A "review" for the Six Heads "Official Bootleg" cassette appeared in Offerings magazine this month. Since it's not online I'm reprinting it here:

Six Heads Official Bootleg cassette (Wintage) by Seth Scriver

Well it's garbage night in Vectorspace and Six Heads' Official Bootleg is picking up the trash.

Inside its liquid filled bathtub garbage ship its lethargic dremel operator travels from pile to pile with wind chimes and filthy teddy bears tied to its front grill. The brahhppts and blips of the slowly breaking down garbage ship is accompanied by the odd piece of space junk it's collecting. On top of all this there is someone that is projecting the pulse of his squadron and his name is the Squeaker and he has a couple of drugged ferrets in his pocket.

Mr. Scriver's all-too-accurate account of our operations leads me to wonder if he may in fact be a stowaway aboard our little cosmic garbage scow! Come to think of it, I did notice the laundry hamper was wiggling around a bit more than usual! Time to break out the electric cattle prod...

- William A. Davison

Friday, May 27, 2011

Leonora is gone

Very, very sad to hear that one of our favorite artists and writers, Leonora Carrington, has died.


- William A. Davison

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Zygote Arrival!

I have a new two-page comic called "Zygote Arrival" in issue 4 of Fiona Smyth's ever fabulous anthology The Wilding! The Wilding is soon to be available at The Beguiling here in Toronto and at Reading Frenzy in Portland, OR as well as at Fiona's many zine fair appearances including Zine Dream later this Summer. Or you can get it direct from Fiona by sending an email to fiona(at)fionasmyth(dot)com.

- William A. Davison

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Six Heads Official Bootleg

Six Heads "Official Bootleg" cassette now available from Wintage Records and Tapes. Two recent Six Heads live performances recorded on super lo-fi vintage mono cassette recorder by Wintage main man Kevin Crump. Nice artwork and wraparound acetate.

As far as I can tell there's no online ordering from Wintage but send me an email at info(at)recordism(dot)com and I can put you in touch with Kevin.

- William A. Davison

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Six Heads Saturday!

Six Heads will be performing this Saturday evening. Here's the skinny from Crump:

Live!!!! Saturday April 30th !!!! At the 460 (460 Spadina Ave., Toronto)

In town from London, On.

The Three Stooges (members of the Nihilist Spasm Band)
Art Pratten, Murry Favro, and John Clement from the N.S.B. are in town
to rock your avant-improv world!!
Maybe a new release on Wintage records & Tapes......we'll see...

Roman Pilates
Wintage CEO and Disguises front man brings the solo aktion fresh from
a little jaunt down to Montreal...new cassette on none other than

Six Heads
New tape "Official Bootleg" out and ready to wet yr whistle for a
taste of things yet to come. Yes Wintage is working on making a Six
heads Lp as you read this, but until then check this wicked new tape
on Wintage.

please come out and support...
scene meeting taking place immediately after...come early kill 2 birds
with one STONE!

$5 at the Doors/9pm

See ya there!

- William A. Davison

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'm tops!

I just did a Google search for "experimental music" and "performance art" and I came up at the top of the list...above Laurie Anderson and the Blue Man Group. Just sayin'...

- William A. Davison

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eminent Domain

I will be performing this Saturday evening in a duo with Daeve Fellows. Very much looking forward to it! Hope you can make it out. Here are the details:

EMINENT DOMAIN – April 2nd, 2011 – 8pm – duos + trios

Pau Torres – synthesiser
Joda Clement – synthesiser

Chris Strickland (Montreal) – amplified acoustic guitar
Chanda Narayan – autoharp + swaramandal
Tomasz Krakowiak - percussion
Daeve Fellows - electronics
William Davison - electronics

Somewhere There

227 Sterling Road, Unit 112 (directions)



- William A. Davison

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Heads Spotting

Came across this link quite accidentally a couple of weeks ago:


It's documentation from an exhibition on tape labels that took place at Printed Matter in NYC in 2007.

First photo shows one of the tape cases in the show. Sixth tape down from top left - "Ether" by Six Heads!!

- William A. Davison

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Change Of Address!

As of the end of this month (Mar. 2011), our old 253 College Street mailing address is no longer valid. Please direct all future correspondence to:

779 Ossington Ave., Apt#2
Toronto, ON
M6G 3T8

Thank you.

- William A. Davison

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I've been thoroughly enjoying my recent purchase of Michael Dower's great mini-comics anthology Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s (Fantagraphics Books, 2010)! The other day, I came across this in it which I thought relevant here:

Nart is a painless concept which advocates the elimination of logic on an ethereal plane and transfers it to a pseudo-logic on an epidermal plane. Within the nucleus of nart is the preoccupation with juxtaposition of expectation via absurdist symbolism plus a combination of stereotype and exaggeration dealing with the commonplace carried out to the furthest common denominator while adopting a "pataphysical" rather than metaphysical attitude interwoven with evasion and confusion more so than unison and clarity.

In simpler terms, nart can be explained and retained thusly...

If it's art, it's art. If it's nart, it's nart...

- Jim Siergey, published in the "Nart 2 Brute" mini-comic, 1985

Think I'll go make some nart right now!

- William A. Davison

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Architect excerpt

Slowly adding sounds to our Soundcloud profile. This is an excerpt from a 2005 Disembraining Songs release. Songs of the New Erotics is the solo sound/performance project of W.A.Davison, founded in 1991 (S.O.T.N.E. that is. Davison was founded in 1962).

Songs of the New Erotics "While The Architect Was Sleeping" (excerpt):


- William A. Davison

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Six Heads for Art's Birthday

Six Heads are pleased to announce that they will be presenting a special collaborative performance this coming Sunday, Jan. 16th as part of the global Art's Birthday celebrations! The performance will take place at Toronto's Wychwood Barns under the auspices of New Adventures in Sound Art. Follow this link for further info:


For this performance the Heads will be joined by Ron Sakolsky (author of Surrealist Subversions and member of Sonarchy), Sarah Peebles, Anna Friz (possibly), and...who knows who else may appear!

Lots of other stuff happening at NAISA and the Barns on the 16th and 17th too. Happy birthday Art!!

- William A. Davison