Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Noise Against Racism



Very pleased to have a track (as The Bim Prongs) on the massive various artists compilation "Noise Against Racism" from Blackened Death Records/HNM! Seventy-four artists, seventy-four tracks, nine hours of music! Available as a free download from Bandcamp.

https://blackeneddeath.bandcamp.com/album/blackened-death-records-and-hnm-records-present-noise-against-racism

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Friday, August 11, 2017

Nodes!

The Bim Prongs contributed material to this collaborative album, once again, masterminded by {An} Eel.



https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/nodes

16 tracks and a slew of contributers, including:

Brandstifter L.E.S.S , G. X. Jupitter - Larsen , Molly Bloom , Robert Turman , John Wiggins, Mary Carl Luyos , Shaun Robert & The Institute For Alien Research , Bbob Drake , Carly Ptak , Pendro , apatchofnettles , The Bim Prongs , Richard Ramirez ,, Anthony Osborne , Collin Andrew Sheffield , Odor Baby , Brett Spivey , Qkcofse , Edgar Stephen Curo , Torturing Nurse , Mean Flow , Zhava , Reed Ghazala , Mama Bär , Gintas K. , Ben Presto , Goddess Kring , Kommissar Hjuler und Frau , Lost Cat Magnet , claude wittmann , Ben Presto , Aaron Russell , Philip Lucking , Jukka-Pekka Kervinen , Coin Hinz , Heidi Chan , Rafael González , Yellow Salamand’r , Michel & Natan Goessens , Kris Limbach , The Dream Sequins , Hopek Quirin - friend of Der Gorilla Knurr , Stain Johnson , A.H. Fork, Spasmodular Sounds From Steve’s Shortwave , Dan Reddy , Zatan , Albert Negredo , David Nadeau , Susan Matthews , Michał Seta , { AN } EeL


- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Friday, July 28, 2017

Panic Engines gig

My analog synth sci-fi drone/noise project Panic Engines will be appearing at the next Audio Bleed event. Here are the details:

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AUDIO BLEED

Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
9pm - 12am

Please join us for an evening with Processor, Panic Engines and Western Plates. Breaking sonic constraints with deep dronefields, noisescapes, structured chaos and rhythmic passages.

drone, ambient, rhythmic noise, experimental noise

Processor
https://processor.bandcamp.com/music

Panic Engines
https://panicengines.bandcamp.com/releases

Western Plates

Belljar Cafe/Bar 2072 Dundas St. W. Toronto
http://www.facebook.com/BelljarCafe/

PWYC (pay what you can)


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Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stactorm Radioo #7!

The latest edition of Stactorm Radioo is online now at Mixcloud!



- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Monday, July 17, 2017

Alkom'X Nein!



Just received my contributor's copy of Alkom'X Nein from Garage L (France)! Alkbazz outdid himself this time with a fantastic collection of comix and graphics in deluxe, hand-printed, multi-color packaging including books within books and an edition of artist stamps!

Some of the artists in this edition: Gwen Tomahawk, Jyrki Heikkinen, Jean-Jacques Tachdjian, Theo Von Wood, Timothy Georgarakis (timbres), Alkbazz, Ben Sanair, Ivana Armanini, Reijo Kärkkäinen, David Paleo, Muriel Bellini, Paul Boswell, Zven Balslev, Marc van Elburg, Jon Vaughn, Vladimir Palibrk, Wilda Wolf, Xenoide, William Davison, Timwnas, Mattias Elftorp, Johannes Stahl, Sam Rictus, Zigendemonic, Gabriel Delmas, Margaux Salmi, Gaspard Pitiot, Vanco Rebac, Valfret, Adam Stone, Nils Bertho, Crippa Almqvist, Nigoull, Thomas Raimondi, Olaf Ladousse, Guillermo Valarino, Paatrice, Andy Leuenberger, Gene Mutation, Ludovic Adam, Anna Ehrlemark, Kapreles, Hugo Charpentier, Kaz (french), Jean-Paul Gaucher, Boris Pramatarov.

Info from Le Garage L:

"Après 2 ans de galère le nouveau numéro d'Alkom'X est enfin dispo! Que dis-je, c'est un numéro double pour le coup! 9/10 réunis sous la même couverture imprimée au pochoir! Le contenu est quant à lui intégralement sérigraphié sur papier bouffant 65grs. Seul une planche de timbre est numérique. Format A4, avec 2 cahiers bonus, une planche de timbres, le tout pour 20euro."

Commande à alkbazz(at)free.fr / paypal at order(at)garage-l.fr

Prix/Price : 20euro
Port/Shipping : France 4.50 / Europe 9 euro / World 11 euro
Alternative shipping World : 3euro (longer)

https://www.facebook.com/Le-Garage-L-172792869437503/
http://www.garage-l.fr/

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Eclec-Tic-Toc Festival



I will be appearing (as The Bim Prongs) in Eclec-Tic-Toc Fest, Vol. 1 this coming weekend! Here are the details:

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Eclec~Tic~Toc Fest, Vol. 1

Fri., July 14 and Sat., July 15
@ GAS - Gerrard Art Space
1475 Gerrard Street East, Toronto

Admission is PWYC ($5 suggested)

Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1414685241903661/

Line-up (subject to change)

Friday

6:00 - James Bailey
6:30 - Money House
7:00 - Bit Reduction
7:30 - Body of Waste
8:00 - Retired
8:30 - Lorne Shapiro / Brian Abbot Duo
9:00 - Mickie Lynn ( Mkl32 )
9:30 - The Bim Prongs
10:00 -Ben G. / Cheryl O. / Barry P.
10:30 - Faster

Saturday

6:00 - No One Receiving Duo
6:30 - Irrevery
7:00 - Moth Ash
7:30 - DARLING CORA
8:00 - Damon Loren Baker
8:30 - Hidden Hierarchies
9:00 - Fake Flesh
9:30 - Valarie Kuhene
10:00 -KNURL
10:30 - {AN} EeL

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Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Friday, July 7, 2017

R.I.P. Pierre Henry

Sad to say that Pierre Henry has passed away. A definite hero and inspiration to me over the years.

http://thequietus.com/articles/22780-pierre-henry-rip

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com


Saturday, July 1, 2017

vox comp



Pleased to say I have a track (as The Bim Prongs) on this wonderful various artists comp, curated by Neal Retke -

CD Version:

https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/bits

Digital version with extra tracks:

https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/-

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Archeology Of Hope exhibition



The Recordists (aka S.Higgins and myself) currently have work in a group show called "Archeology Of Hope", an international Surrealist exhibition taking place in a beach hut on the Isle Of Wight, UK. The show opened on June 17 and is closing today, June 23, 2017. If you happen to be in the vicinity of Small Hope Beach, Shanklin, do check it out. Otherwise, have a look at this facebook page for more details and documentation (hopefully more photos, etc. will be forthcoming) - Archeology Of Hope FB event

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Panic Engines!

Now available from Control Valve netlabel, the first new Panic Engines release since 2014's "Ten Thousand Sleep In A Dry, Cracked Voice". It's edited from a recent live set (the Super-8 Dreamstate event, back in Feb.) and is called "A Frame Of Eyes In Flesh Red Detonations". Get it here!



- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Monday, June 12, 2017

two shows

A couple of gigs coming up this weekend...



June 16, 2017
Jon Vaughn + The Bim Prongs + DJ Lorenz
LP's LPs, 2227 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm / $10

Jon Vaughn (Saskatoon, SK - Live)
http://magneticdomaintapes.ca/album/impossible-musics-vol-1
http://www.notype.com/drones/cat.f/imnt_0312/

The Bim Prongs (Live)
http://www.recordism.com/The_Bim_Prongs.html
https://soundcloud.com/the-bim-prongs

DJ Lorenz
https://www.facebook.com/LPs-LPs-1528065200812310/

Bio's:

Jon Vaughn

Jon Vaughn is a visual artist, curator and experimental musician living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His sonic work fuses analog electronics, amplified objects and layered soundscapes that express both love for minimalism and free jazz improvisation. Releases of his can be found on labels such as Canadian labels Magnetic Domain, No Type, Panospria and Oral as well as his own Pop Quiz Records, American labels Flish and Slapart and Krakilsk from Norway. Vaughn has opened for artists such as Merzbow and Mats Gustafsson’s The Thing and performed at such festivals as send + receive (Winnipeg, MB), Vancouver New Music Festival, Sounds Like (Saskatoon, SK), Phantom Power (North Bay, ON), and RE:FLUX (Moncton, NB), Suoni Per Il Popolo, Rien A Voir, Sight + Sound and most recently Akousma, his fourth Montreal festival appearance. As a visual artist Vaughn works in drawing, collage, and installation, exhibiting and curating both internationally and across Canada. His work has been featured in many publications, mostly from Europe and continues to operate his own Ecstasy Editions publishing house since 2013. In addition to his work with books and galleries he creates artwork and designs for a variety of products including vinyl records currently holding down graphic responsibilities with Heart to Heart Records from Edmonton. Having a love for collaboration Vaughn also engages in many projects within his eclectic community of friends and peers around the world, often resulting in books, exhibits and even performance art. Vaughn as an artist and designer always is demand yet continues to challenge his brand and his audience with each bold yet deeply considered aesthetic move.

The Bim Prongs

The Bim Prongs is a (mostly) solo experimental music project by veteran Canadian musician and multi-disciplinary artist W.A.Davison, known for his numerous solo projects (Songs of the New Erotics, Th W rbl r, Panic Engines, M.Stactor), his involvement in significant Canadian underground/experimental groups (Phycus, Six Heads, Gastric Female Reflex) and collaborations with prominent artists and groups in the international experimental music scene (Nihilist Spasm Band, CCMC, AMM, MSBR, irr.app.(ext.), Nurse With Wound, Monty Cantsin Amen, etc.). After a break with many of his past projects at the end of 2014, Davison established The Bim Prongs as a kind of "everything, including the kitchen sink" catch-all experimental audio project incorporating a wide variety of strategies and techniques (not to mention a vast archive of recorded material) developed over 30+ years of recording and performance experiments.

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June 17, 2017
MILLER/SCHOORL/KRAKOWIAK
DAVISON/DZINOVIC
DUTTON/SORBARA


Miller/Schoorl/Krakowiak - laptop/guitar/drum
Davison/Dzinovic - objects/accordion
Dutton/Sorbara - voice/drums

June 17, 8pm
Anandam Dancetheatre
221 Sterling Rd., Unit 5, Toronto

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Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Track Could Bend

Looking forward to another set with Allison Cameron this Tuesday! Details follow:

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Track Could Bend #26

improvised music + weird rock offshoots
Presented by Mechanical Forest Sound

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The Steady Café / 1051 Bloor St W., Toronto

PWYC / doors @ 8 / show @ 9 / done @ 11
[the start time is not B.S. — this will start on time!]

1) Sandro Perri/Allison Cameron/Josh Cole/Nicole Rampersaud
2) Allison Cameron & William Davison
3) Moth Ash


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Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Audio-Pollination #53.1

Really looking forward to participating in Audio-Pollination this weekend! It's gonna be a good one! Details...

AUDIO-POLLINATION #53.1

Set 1) Abigail Trotsky / ChrisTrotter / Owen Lyons
Set 2) UsK/ Dominique Banoun/ Alan Bloor
Set 3) William Davison / Mark Gane / Ambrose Pottie / Eugene Martynec
Set 4) Alaniaris: Mark Zurawinski and Michael Kaler

April 8, 2017, 8pm - 10pm

Array Space
155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto

$10 entry

Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Monday, April 3, 2017

Two Halves

The Bim Prongs, in collaboration with Christopher Petkus (Donny Who Loved Bowling, Mongoose, Rigid, etc., Austin, Texas), have a track on this great new compilation of "duets" called "Two Halves: Volume One". Thanks to {AN} Eel for putting this together!

https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/two-halves-volume-one

W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Friday, March 31, 2017

More Panic Engines



The second Panic Engines release, "Ten Thousand Sleep In A Dry, Cracked Voice", originally issued on 3" CD-R by Disembraining Songs in 2014, is now available from the Panic Engines Bandcamp...

https://panicengines.bandcamp.com/album/ten-thousand-sleep-in-a-dry-cracked-voice

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Audio Bleed

Panic Engines will performing at The Belljar on Mar. 24th...

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AUDIO BLEED

A night of sonic lacerations with surgical precision. Explore dark analog and digital caverns of tonal hues through experimental noise, rhythm, soundscape, and drones.

Inchoate
http://soundcloud.com/inchoate-sound

Hybrid Frequency
http://soundcloud.com/hybridfrequency

Johan Seaton
http://soundcloud.com/johanseaton

Panic Engines
https://panicengines.bandcamp.com/releases


Mar. 24/17, 9pm

Belljar Cafe/Bar, 2072 Dundas St. W., Toronto
PWYC

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Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Cameron/Davison/Oswald

I will be performing with Allison Cameron and John Oswald at the "Music By and For Ken Aldcroft" series this coming Wed. Details follow:

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Music BY & FOR Ken Aldcroft, IV
8 March 2017, 10pm
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

i) Allison Cameron, William Davison & John Oswald
Allison Cameron (banjo, amplified objects, etc.) William Davison (guitar, amplified objects, electronics, etc.) John Oswald (alto saxophone)

ii) Emily Denison & Andrew Furlong
Emily Denison (trumpet) Andrew Furlong (bass)
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On the second Wednesday of each month, Ken Aldcroft presented live creative music in the Southern Cross Lounge at the Tranzac Club in Toronto. Ken's monthly is now an ongoing tribute to his life and music. In the coming months, his own ensembles will present their music in their own ways. It is also a primary goal of BY & FOR to create space for new interpretations by a broader circle of musicians interested in spending some time with Ken's music and sharing what they hear. Please stay tuned as things take shape.

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Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

Bim Prongs at Dupe Shop

I will be performing as The Bim Prongs this Saturday at a show organized by Wintage Records head honcho Kevin Crump (aka Roman Pilates). Details follow...

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Sat., Feb. 25th, 8pm

Avant-Harrrd Extravaganza

At the Dupe Shop
1185 Bloor St. W., Toronto

Living Performances by:

Roman Pilates - Toronto shut-in takes a ride to the out-zone!

The Bim Prongs - Local legend debuts new project ear drip pouring on sound on sound aesthetics

Body of Waste - Conducting classes for art students on how to conceptualize dissatisfaction on a Kraft-Dinner budget

Doors at 8pm, jams begin shortly after

Free to get in, Pay to leave or PWYC

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Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Super-8 DreamSTATE


I will be performing and projecting Super-8 films in this event coming up next week. Looking forward to sharing the bill with dreamSTATE and Heiki! Details follow:

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Super-8 DreamSTATE

Sat., Feb. 18th, 6pm
@ LP's LPs
2227 Dundas St. W., Toronto

PWYC


Lost Super-8 films from 1971 projected with electronic music by William A. Davison, dreamSTATE, and Heiki

W.A.Davison/Panic Engines - https://panicengines.bandcamp.com/releases

dreamSTATE - http://www.dreamstate.to/

Heiki - https://heiki.bandcamp.com/

Admission is PWYC. Space is limited. PLEASE NOTE this is an early show! Music and projections will start at 6pm and run through the early evening.

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Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/750009765168106/


Event created and organized by Lorenz Peter and W.A.Davison, built around Lorenz's stash of found Super-8 travelogues and home-movies from c.1971.

Lorenz didn't include himself on the bill but I'm guessing/hoping he will probably join in on the analog synth sounds as well. Also, I'm listed as "William Davison" but I consider this a Panic Engines appearance.

Again, please note this is an EARLY SHOW!! The event WILL start at 6pm!

Should be a great night! Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Saturday, January 21, 2017

La Bande Détournée

Woohoo! Just received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council to work on the fourth issue of my appropriated comics project "La Bande Détournée"! Thanks to Mark Laliberte and Carousel magazine who are the recommenders for the grant!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2017