Saturday, April 21, 2018

Davison/Shapiro/Wiernik

Some documentation from my recent performance with Lorne Shapiro and Neil Wiernik:




- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Audiopollination 61

I'll be appearing in Audiopollination #61 this Friday (Friday the 13th!) in a trio with Lorne Shapiro and Neil Wiernik. Neil and I haven't played together in ages, possibly since our days together in Urban Refuse Group in the 90s! Lorne is a new friend and this will be my first performance with him (although we have collaborated in a recording before). Looking forward to it! Details follow:

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Audiopollination #61

Fri., April 13, 2018
8pm - 11pm
Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave., Toronto

$10

The Audiopollination for April is on Friday the 13th. So come put on your hockey masks and join us for a fun night of improvised music and murder (bring your own lake)

Set 1 Brodie Chisholm/ Nicolas Buligan/ Andrew Kay
Set 2 Lorne Shapiro/ William Davison/ Neil Wiernik
Set 3 Will Austin/ MJ Wright/ Luca Capone
Set 4 Kayla Milmine / Bea Labikova / Sarah Peebles

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Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Friday, March 30, 2018

TCB Anniversary!

Looking forward to participating in Track Could Bend #37 - Third Anniversary All-Star Spectacular! Guess that makes me one of the stars. Yay! Here are the details:

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Track Could Bend #37: Third Anniversary All-Star Spectacular!

Tuesday, April 3, 8 PM - 11 PM
Arrayspace, 155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto

improvised music + weird rock offshoots, presented by Mechanical Forest Sound

PWYC / doors @ 8 / show @ 8:15 / done @ 11
[we'll have a lot of music to get played! We'll be starting earlier than usual!]

Joe says, "Much to my surprise and delight, Track Could Bend has been around for three full years! To celebrate, I have invited everyone who's played in the past year to come back for a special anniversary blowout. The night will feature instant "bands from a hat", drawn at random right before the players head up on stage!"

"Bands from a hat players" (subject to change!): Jakob Rehlinger, Craig Renaud, Luke Kuplowsky, Diane Roblin, Mira Martin-Gray, William A. Davison, Katie Jensen, Mani Mazinani, Matt Nish-Lapidus, Heidi Chan, Justin Huang Ford, Bea Labikova, Chris Trotter, Michael Keith, Kat Estacio + more to be added!

**ALSO!!** Fabulous door prizes!

FB event page -  https://www.facebook.com/events/1593585780677463/

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Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Long Play 3

"The Long Play - Episode 3 - Hot Fudge" is now available on Mixcloud!





- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Vies De Saint-Artaud



S.Higgins and I have a collaborative collage in Vies De Saint-Artaud by Quebec publisher La vertèbre et le rossignol. This 116 page perfect-bound book features the work of over 75 artists from the International Surrealist Network and is available for purchase in print or pdf form from Lulu -

http://www.lulu.com/shop/la-vert%C3%A8bre-et-le-rossignol/vies-de-saint-artaud/paperback/product-23562213.html

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mechanical Forest Sound review

Maybe not a "review" - more like documentation with commentary - but still very much appreciated! Here's a blog post on Mechanical Forest Sound discussing my recent live collaboration with Neal Retke aka {An} Eel:

http://mechanicalforestsound.blogspot.ca/2018/03/recording-bim-prongs-eel.html

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Long Play 2

"The Long Play - Episode 2 - The Hungry Eye" is now available on Mixcloud!



- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Quiet Drones 9

My analog synth noise drone project Panic Engines has a track on the new various artists compilation "Quiet Drones 9" from paper+sound. More details here -

http://www.paperplusound.com/wordpress/variousquiet-drones-9/


- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Two Halves Volume Three!

The Bim Prongs, in collaboration with The Dream Sequins (aka Lorne Shapiro), have a track on the latest (wasn't there just one of these yesterday?) various artist compilations from the overstuffed mind of Neal D. Retke!

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


(very nice cover art by Ricardo Acevedo!)

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CanNed DaDa: Vol. 1

I am tinkled pink (pink = red + white, get it? Too obscure? Whatever...) to be one of the participants in Neal D. Retke's new all-Canadian various artists compilation/remix project "CanNed DaDa: Vol. 1"!!

https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/canned-dada-vol-1

I also made the ridiculous cover art...






- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Long Play episode 1 + a gig!

Two announcements today:

1) I am very much looking forward to performing in a duo with Mr. Neal Retke tomorrow evening at Track Could Bend #35! Neal and I have previously collaborated on recordings, and had one really great free-form jam/recording session at my studio, but this is the first time we have performed publicly as a duo. Expect the gates of Hell to open...or at least some strange, possibly obscene, objects to be flailed about.

Track Could Bend #35 (Bim Prongs & {AN} EeL / N A V I / Love Children of the Apocalypse)

improvised music + weird rock offshoots, presented by Mechanical Forest Sound

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The Belljar Café / 2072 Dundas St. West, Toronto

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

featuring:
1) The Bim Prongs & {AN} EeL
2) N A V I
3) Love Children of the Apocalypse

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2) The first episode of my new radio art project "The Long Play" is online now at Mixcloud!

"The Long Play" is an intense, long-form examination of distressed vinyl, specifically a single LP from my collection of found records. Through extreme speed change, time-shifting, compression and EQ, each track of the LP has been stretched out to approximately 30 minutes, virtually erasing the original musical content, and taking on the character of a "field recording", a strange and surreal psychogeography of a place that does not exist. One track of the 12 track LP will be released per month over the course of 2018. This is the January 2018 episode (released a little late, sorry about that!).




- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com

Sunday, January 21, 2018

the 8 fest!



Happy to say that S.Higgins and I both have films in this year's 8fest small gauge film festival! Three of my Super-8 films from the early 90s + Sherri's Super-8 film "Mermaid" (with live sound!) are included in the "DIY: Subvert" program on Jan. 27th, curated by Milada Kovacova. The festival runs from Jan. 26 - 28. Check out the full schedule at

http://the8fest.com/

Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison
www.recordism.com