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UPCOMING/CURRENT

Nov. 16, 2019

STACTIRRM RADIOO #11

The 11th episode of my radio art collaboration with Matt Waldron, a.k.a. irr.app.(ext.), is available on Mixcloud.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/stactirrm-radioo-11/

Nov. 10, 2019

SYNAPTIC CIRCUS SUNDAYS

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Tranzac Club

292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

After a brief October snooze we are back with some stress free musical adventures:

Set 1) Bea Labikova (reeds),Wes Neal (contrabass), Nilan Perera (guitars) and Rick Sacks (drum kit)

Set2) Dame Cook (electronics) and William Davison (diverse soundmakers)

$10.00 or PWYMust

Oct. 30, 2019

DUETS VOL. 1

Very pleased to have a track on the new CD and digital album "Duets Vol. 1" which collects 14 collaborative sound pieces - each track is a duet pairing album curator {AN} Eel with another artist. The CD is available from panpanpanaviandistresscall and the digital album is released on the Sounds From The Corridor netlabel. Album cover art is by Karen Constance.

Oct. 13, 2019

STACTIRRM RADIOO #10

The 10th episode of my radio art collaboration with Matt Waldron, a.k.a. irr.app.(ext.), is available on Mixcloud.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/stactirrm-radioo-10/

Sept. 18, 2019

STACTIRRM RADIOO #9

The 9th episode of my radio art collaboration with Matt Waldron, a.k.a. irr.app.(ext.), is available on Mixcloud.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/stactirrm-radioo-9/

Sept. 11, 2019

MUSIC BY AND FOR KEN ALDCROFT XXXIII

I will be playing a set at the ongoing Ken Aldcroft tribute series at the Tranzac, this time in a new trio with Gordon Way and David Story.

Music BY & FOR Ken Aldcroft XXXIII

Sept. 11, 2019
10:00 PM

Tranzac
292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto
PWYC

i Solos & Duos: Rob MacDonald, Patrick O’Reilly and Holger Schoorl

ii Improvisations: William Davison, David Story, Gordon Way

iii Joe Sorbara & Friends.

Sept. 5 - 19

POLYMORPH BODYSHOP

I have an audio piece in this international Surrealist exhibition in Atlanta, GA.

POLYMORPH BODYSHOP

A Surrealist Game and Exhibition
The Bakery
825 Warner St, Atlanta, Georgia 30310, U.S.A.
Sept. 5 - 19

Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/605261833285931/

Aug. 21, 2019

STACTIRRM RADIOO #8

The 8th episode of my radio art collaboration with Matt Waldron, a.k.a. irr.app.(ext.), is available on Mixcloud.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/stactirrm-radioo-8/

Aug. 16, 2019

ELECTRONIC COTTAGE COMPILATION 5

Happy to report that the 5th Electronic Cottage compilation has been released today! This compilation, masterminded by Hal McGee, consists of 29 tracks by 29 duo collaborations which were formed by a chance process. My track with UK sound artist Shaun Robert (Institute For Alien Research) is titled "Signal Monitor". Complete track listing and links below.

https://www.electroniccottage.org/ecc5/ecc5

https://halmcgee.bandcamp.com/album/electronic-cottage-compilation-5-chance-encounters

Tracks:

01. Massimo Magee and Ben Presto - Chance Opportunities
02. Lumens On Fire - Gyro Date
​03. John M. Bennett and Adam Naworal - Blood Off The Wing
04. Furchick and osvaldo cibils - semaphore of rabbits
​05. Chris Phinney and Jim Barker - Realm Of Chance
06. Michael Cosma and Michael Ridge - Norwich Man Board
07. MargoLord - the green moon
08. Fiver’s Stereo / {AN} EeL - Evil War Mongering Bastards
09. KR Seward and Har$ - Jasmine
10. theglyph and Mini-Mutations - The Electronic Cottage
11. GONZAR - Equivogue perimeter pangram ventilador comet
12. William Davison and Shaun Robert - Signal Monitor
13. hiyohiyoipseniyo and Bret Hart - investiDura in Babylon
14. Island Of Misfit Noise (Al Conroy/Mike Nobody) - A Modest Proposal
15. I.v. Martinez and Juan Angel Italiano - D-M-T (deep mind transmission)
16. Gozne and Tim Kaiser - The Waters of the Flood
17. Invertebrata and Föräldrarna - Bulbous Eyes
18. David Nadeau and Toxic Chicken - A Mysterious Star-hopping Blow on the Skeletal Ember
​19. Ditlev Buster/Andy Ortmann - Hank The Cop
20. Aversion To Reality and Vasectomy Party - Stained Protocols
21. Z23 and Penga - Antique Regression
22. Amoraim-Penny - Wonderous
​23. Shapes With No Names and DJ Hollow Life - Surfing the watermelon
24. Boyd Nutting and Dylan Houser - Dehydra Malform
25. Mr. Ebu & Arne Wiese - Dream Induction
26. Sara Nicole Storm and Aimee Grace Naworal - Synth Serenade
27. Dan Jackson and Josh Boutwell - Chance Encounter in Colorado
28. Elsie Shiro and Phillip Klampe - Collectively nothing was the same
​29. ​Meg Eliza / Niniji - Taipei to Tampa

July 15, 2019

STACTIRRM RADIOO #7

The 7th episode of my radio art collaboration with Matt Waldron, a.k.a. irr.app.(ext.), is available on Mixcloud.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/stactirrm-radioo-7/

​​​​July 7, 2019

EEL PRONGS CD RELEASE

Neal D. Retke ( {AN} EeL ) and I (The Bim Prongs) have made a CD together! The disc collects some of the best moments from recent live and studio recordings. Not surprisingly, it's called "Eel Prongs"! On July 7th, we're having a CD Release Party at Array Space in Toronto and we've invited some special friends to help us celebrate the launch of this unique and unusual round, shiny, plastic thing with sounds encoded into it! Details below:

Eel Prongs CD Release

Array Space

155 Walnut Ave., Toronto

July 7, 8 - 10pm

PWYC ($10 suggested)

Presenting an evening of experimental & improvised sounds -

Featuring:

BIM PRONGS & {AN} EeL - This evening will be a special rare live collaboration to celebrate the CD release of EEL PRONGS, which will be available for purchase ( as well as a limited number of free copies to lucky arrivals ! )

SANDY EWEN - A Mainstay in the current international improvised  / experimental sound scene, Sandy is a former member of the WEIRD WEEDS and has collaborated with Henry Kaiser, Weasel Walter, Roscoe Mitchell, and many many others. http://www.sandyewen.com/

SIDE EYE - Side Eye is a new trio project featuring prolific & essential local improviser, Kayla Milmine, MKL 32 & MJ Wright

June 18, 2019

STACTIRRM RADIOO #6

The 6th episode of my radio art collaboration with Matt Waldron, a.k.a. irr.app.(ext.), is available on Mixcloud.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/stactirrm-radioo-6/

June 1, 2019

OLIVE/CAMERON/DAVISON

As part of Audiopollination 72, I will be performing a set of improvised sounds with Allison Cameron and Tim Olive.

Audiopollination 72

Sat. June 1, 8 - 10pm

Tranzac Tiki Room

292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

Taking place in the intimate living room feel of the Tranzac's tiki room, audiopollination presents a night of Tim Olive (Japan), Montreal sound makers Elizabeth Millar, Craig Pederson and Anne-F Jacques, and Toronto musicians Mira Martin-Gray, MKL32, Mark Zurawinski, Allison Cameron and William Davison mixing it up for some improvised mayhem.


8 to 10 pm PWYC (but $10 would be sweet)
Event art by Jamie Thompson

Set 1: MKL32, Anne-F Jacques and Elizabeth Millar
Set 2: Craig Pederson, Mira Martin-Gray and Mark Zurawinski
Set 3: Tim Olive, Allison Cameron and William Davison

Bios for visiting musicians
Tim Olive (Japan), tabletop guitar
https://timolive.org
https://845audio.org/

The music of Tim Olive arises from collaboration with fellow
musicians/sound artists, collaboration with physical and temporal setting, and collaboration with those involved in the act of listening. Using simple materials (including magnetic pickups, steel strings, tuning forks, metal strips, hand-wound motor mechanisms, magnetic tape, dental floss and analog electronics), Olive’s work is predicated on the interplay of the human with material/time/space, and the uniqueness, intensity and unrepeatability that lives in each performing and/or recording situation.

He is interested in music as a social activity, as a way of creating community, a way of countering the forces which lead to an increasing atomization of contemporary life; music as a felt experience rather than as a concept or a theory.

A Canadian residing in Kobe, Japan, Olive has released music on Japanese, European and North American labels, with Jeff Allport, Cristian Alvear, Pascal Battus, Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Samuel Dunscombe, Nick Hoffman, Anne-F Jacques, Jin Sangtae, Jason Kahn, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Yukinori Kikuchi, Cal Lyall, Francisco Meirino, Katsura Mouri, Takuji Naka, Bunsho Nishikawa, Makoto Oshiro, Ben Owen, Horacio Pollard, Fritz Welch, and Yan Jun.



Anne-F Jacques, amplified rotating objects
http://anne-fff.tumblr.com/ An inventory of objects and materials with which author, sound artist, Anne-F Jacques makes sound and visual creations. Through their weight, texture and individual history, she retraces a small part of their story
and immerses the reader in a microcosm of stubborn objects. She is interested in things that turn, in rough sounds, erratic movements, building precarious structures and idiosyncrasies. Sounds and other found things. She lives and works in Montreal.



Elizabeth Millar, breath, machine hums, metal surfaces, air, fans, propellers and clarinet
emillar.net Elizabeth Millar is a sound-artist, clarinetist and performer, based in Montreal since 2009. Engaging with experimental music, sound art, noise, free improvisation and self-made instrument building, her creative
practice explores the merging of acoustic and electronic textures with amplification and extended techniques. Active locally, nationally and internationally she has performed throughout Canada and in Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. She is a member of Sound of the Mountain, an amplified clarinet and trumpet duo with Craig
Pedersen. Her latest solo work ‘no instrument machine, air’ is now out on Mystery & Wonder Records (mwrecs.com).



Craig Pedersen, amplified trumpet www.craigpedersen.com
Craig Pedersen is trumpet player, and experimenting musician living in Montréal. He plays in the collaborative duos Sound of the Mountain (with Elizabeth Millar) and Provisional Mailorder (with Anne-F Jacques). He is a member of Ensemble Supermusique and the Ratchet Orchestra. He also
occasionally leads the Craig Pedersen Quartet, a band featuring Linsey Wellman (fetNAT), Bennett Bedoukian (Horseman, Pass By) and Thierry Amar GY!BE).
Since 2011, Craig has released thirteen albums, or more, ranging between composed material to improvisation. An active and avid touring artist, he has played across Canada, in Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia and Mexico.Recent highlights of his work includes collaborations and/or performances with Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Shinkan Tamaki, Zhao Cong, Yong Yandsen, Gudinni Cortina, Manfred Werder, Pauline Oliveros, Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh (Instant Places), Vicky Mettler, Bennett Bedoukian and Mark Molnar, as well as many others.His current interests lay in collaboration, impractical mail-order cassettes, holding long notes and the notions of developing an improvisational language as a form of composition.

May 24, 2019

COAT HANGER REHEARSALS

The Bim Prongs have released a limited edition CD-R called "Coat Hanger Rehearsals" (six copies only!) exclusively for sale at the Bunker Riot event in Montreal (see below). Both the performance at Bunker Riot and the CD-R are updated/reworked versions of a late 90s noise piece by my Neoist alter ego Bill Satan.

May 22-28, 2019

NEOISM40

1979 - 2019

I will be participating in events surrounding the 40th anniversary of Neoism set to take place in Montreal, May 22 - 28. On May 24th, I will be performing a solo set as The Bim Prongs at Sotterenea. Details on that show are listed below.

Fri., May 24, 8pm - 2am

SOTTERENEA, 4848 St Laurent Blvd., Montreal
BUNKER RIOT - Fuck the World Party
degenerate art and music
MC: Amen. - Ghost Host: Charlotte Bonaparte
Martian Crises Unit - Apocalyptic panic punk from outer space
FoxP2 - Massive guitar based sonic misconduct
Burning Iceberg - Inter-dis art noise duo dancing into pattern madness
Jack5 - Charlie Chaplin confronted by broken hearts
The Bim Prongs (W.A.Davison solo) - And then all hell broke loose
Tribute to the memory of Richard Hambleton

For info on the rest of the festivities and actions see https://neoism40.home.blog/

May 15, 2019

STACTIRRM RADIOO #5

The 5th episode of my radio art collaboration with Matt Waldron, a.k.a. irr.app.(ext.), is available on Mixcloud.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/stactirrm-radioo-5/

May 1, 2019

CANNED DADA VOL. 2

Pleased to announce that The Bim Prongs have a track on the new compilation album "CanNed DaDa Vol. 2" from panpanpanaviandistresscall! In addition to my track, James Bailey and Colin Hinz (aka Forktine) from Six Heads also have tracks on the album!

Artists include:

Gordon Way, Steven Webb, The Bim Prongs, Henriette Valium, MKL32, American Standard Trio, Avery Strok, Kayla Milmine, HARP+, Louis-Robert Bouchard and David Nadeau, James Bailey, Aunt Esther's Ant-Eater Lederhosen, tendencyitis, Jakob Rehlinger, Craig Pedersen, Yellow Salamand’r., Paul Newman / Sandy Ewen / Kurt Newman / Kayla Milmine, Kapali Carsi, Forktine, Kontraband Kollektif, Self-Medication, Blank Nurse / No Light, Stockwell Day, Heraciltus Akimbo, The Sky Insects

https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/canned-dada-vol-2

April 29, 2019

STACTIRRM RADIOO #4

Fourth episode of my radio art project, in collaboration with Matt Waldron, a.k.a. irr.app.(ext.)

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/stactirrm-radioo-4/

April 23, 2019

GLANDS OF EXTERNAL SECRETION

Six Heads will be breaking their hiatus of several years to participate in this event surrounding the Toronto appearance of Glands Of External Secretion, sharing the bill with Glands, Brian Ruryk and Agar Agar.

From a recent press release:

GLANDS OF EXTERNAL SECRETION (https://coherentstates.bandcamp.com/album/convicted-felon-adjusted-for-inflation)

Experimental collage duo of Barbara Manning (World of Pooh, SF Seals) & Seymour Glass (Bananafish) create vocal driven collaged compositions on the verge of collapse, with all the vigour & buoyancy of life. Errant keys chime out over the heavy breathing of taxed strings, collapsing under their own weight. Warped vocal repeat, everything that was once real is now a temporary facsimile. Manning & Glass toy with reality as tape loops sway revealing crippled notes and reeling vocal phrases. Charred sounds, cracks and clips take over only fall victim to the next disintegration. The duo rebuilds as fast as they tear apart playing with a sound until it's worn out like a cat, then moving onto the next one. Endlessly enticing. Not to be missed. Hainey put them out once!

BRIAN RURYK

Toronto avant garde anti-legend Brian Ruryk is easily one of the city's best kept secrets, Ruryk has been manipulating the concepts of sound since the 80s. Free jangled guitar notes spray over a live collage of junk percussion & chaos. Tape samples squeal out amongst herky jerky clatter of Ruryk’s eclectic set up. Much like the coming together of puzzle pieces in a way in which they do not fit, then experiencing the process in which the puzzler, instead of sorting the pieces, just cuts & mangles them to create a new image.

AGAR AGAR

New improv. telekinetic electro-acoustic positive force assembled from your favourite Toronto avant minglers. Allison Cameron on amplified objects, toys, baby guitars, uke, electronics, joined by percussionist / creative thinker Germaine Liu, and collage electronics, tape looper Andrew Zukerman (Fleshtone Aura). These three composer / improvisor hybrids team up for the first time (hopefully not the last) to bring you the soul searching sonic force you've been waiting for!

SIX HEADS (http://www.recordism.com/SixHeads/SixHeads.html)

Toronto electro-acoustic table top noise collage crew featuring the likes of James Bailey, William Davison, Linda Feesey, Sherri Lyn Higgins, Colin Hinz, Pete Mosher. A cohesive environment created from a patchwork of minds sewing together the creaks, drips, oscillations, internal howlings and unexpected rhythms of their careful manipulations. The forming of a versatile beast, carefully composed sonic gestures help birth a new image of the creature. Don't miss this rare Six Heads jam, 19 years strong!

Burdock

1184 Bloor St. W., Toronto

April 23, 2019, 9pm

$10

April 22, 2019

SIX HEADS/U.R.G. SPLIT TAPE

Just released a new cassette on my label Disembraining Songs - a C-60 with a brand new Six Heads recording called "Sideways" filling the A-side and an archival recording of Urban Refuse Group from 1998 on the B-side. The tape is not limited but will likely remain a small-run release. More details available on the Six Heads facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/SixHeadsGroup/

Expect to see a digital version of this release in the near-future.

April 19, 2019

SOLOS, DUOS, TRIO REVIEW

A review of my collaborative album with Wilfried Hanrath and Glenn Sogge:

https://yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/william-davison-wilfried-hanrath-glenn-sogge-solos-duos-trio-davison-hanrath-sogge/

April 5, 2019

ANOTHER REVIEW

Music review blog Yeah I Know It Sucks has posted a review of the "Davidurgic Neadors" album.

https://yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2019/04/05/david-nadeau-davidurgic-neadors-playing-david-nadeaus-compositions/

PAST EVENTS:

Mar. 26, 2019

JAZZWORD REVIEW

Jazzword published a nice review of the Women From Space Festival. Review by Ken Waxman with photos by Susan O’Connor.

http://www.jazzword.com/womenfromspace/

Mar. 17, 2019

STACTIRRM RADIOO #3

Third episode of my new radio art project, in collaboration with Matt Waldron, a.k.a. irr.app.(ext.)

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/stactirrm-radioo-3/

Mar. 14, 2019

DAVIDURGIC NEADORS

Very pleased to have a track (as The Bim Prongs) on the compilation album "Davidurgic Neadors: Playing David Nadeau's Compositions" from France's No Records!

The album sees a diverse range of artists interpreting scores from David Nadeau's  book "Partitions pour piano / Piano Scores".

1. THE BIM PRONGS - Two Chospticks And A Mixing Bowl
2. FRANK AUDIFFRET - La Schola de Beauport
3. LAVIE CHABON - Un fluide irradie l'univers connu
4. THE HAUCHZART ENSEMBLE - The Glinnis, reworking the piano music of David Nadeau
5. OLIVIER NADEAU - Attached To A Frying Pan And A Butter Knife
6. MUWN - Holographic Corridor III (MUWN Mix)
7. WILFRIED HANRATH feat. HUMANFOBIA - Yurei (reworking the piano music of David Nadeau)
8. YANN PILLAS - Davidurgic Neadors Ardemix
9. MARCO MARONGIU - Chromatographie fluide
10. WILFRIED HANRATH feat. BILL BOETHIUS - Piece For Peace (reworking the piano music of David Nadeau)

Check it out at https://norecords.bandcamp.com/album/davidurgic-neadors-playing-david-nadeaus-compositions

Mar. 10, 2019

SYNAPTIC CIRCUS

Nilan Perera's Synaptic Circus Sundays

featuring
Davison/Pottie/Gane and Hansen/Philips
Sunday, March 10, 7:30 – 9:30pm
@ Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto

Set 1: William Davison (electronics), Ambrose Pottie (drums and percussion) and Mark Gane (guitars)

Set 2: Mike Hansen (electronics/turntables), Ted Phllips (laptop)

​​Mar. 8-11, 2019

WOMEN FROM SPACE FESTIVAL

I will be performing with Neal Retke and Zoë Alexis-Abrams as part of the Women From Space Festival, Tranzac Club, Mar. 9th. Lots of great sets lined up for this four-day, multi-venue fest! Details below:

The Women From Space Festival’s directive is to create a space for women during International Women’s Day weekend (March 8-11, 2019). This festival will feature musicians and dancers from the Toronto area who are key members of the improvisation, jazz, and creative music scenes.

FRIDAY MARCH 8: WENONA LODGE (1069 Bloor W):

9pm: Kayla Milmine (soprano sax), Bea Labikova (saxes & fujara), D'Alex Meeks (perc)
9:30pm: Cheryl O (cello), Meghan Cheng (violin), Irene Harrett (bass)
10pm: Brian Abbott (guitar), Tomasz Krakowiak (perc)
10:30pm: Mingjia Jessica Chen (vocals), Claire Yunjin Lee (piano)

SATURDAY MARCH 9: TRANZAC (292 Brunswick Ave)
10pm: Tova Kardonne (vocals)
10:30: Diane Roblin (piano), Heather Saumer (trombone)
11pm: Zoe Alexis-Abrams (vocals), Neal Retke (vocals, misc), William Davison (electronics)
11:30: Ashley Urquhart's Colour and Noise

SUNDAY MARCH 10: ARRAY SPACE (155 Walnut Ave)
A SOMEWHERE THERE AND WOMEN FROM SPACE PRESENTATION:
8pm: OVERLEAF (Mira Martin-Gray, Heidi Chan & Kayla Milmine)
8:30: Bea Labikova (sax), Germaine Liu (perc)
9pm: Dawne Carleton (dance), Rob Clutton (bass)
9:30pm: Tania Gill (piano), Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet)

MONDAY MARCH 11: BURDOCK (1184 Bloor st W):
9pm: HAPPY APPLE (Joe Strutt & Allison Cameron)
9:30: Laura Swankey (vocals, electronics)
10pm: PRICES EASY (Aisha Sasha John)
10:30: PLASTIC BABIES (Christine Duncan, Laura Swankey, Patrick O'Reilly)


All performances are $10 / PWYC / all ages

ALL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT: womenfromspace.com

Got questions? Email Bea & Kayla @ womenfromspace@gmail.com

Feb. 19, 2019

STACTIRRM RADIOO #2

Second episode of my new radio art project, in collaboration with Matt Waldron, a.k.a. irr.app.(ext.)

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/stactirrm-radioo-2/

Feb. 6, 2019

SONIC SCRAPS (FOR TRUDY)

Very pleased to have contributed to this collaborative album project masterminded by {An} Eel!

https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/sonic-scraps-for-trudy

Feb. 5, 2019

VESPAZIANI - DAVISON

Track Could Bend #47

Featuring Meg Remy's Last Tape / Freaky Boos / William Davison & Bob Vespaziani

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2018
Wenona Lodge / 1069 Bloor Street W., Toronto

PWYC / doors @ 8 / show @ 9:00 / done @ 11

featuring:
1) Meg Remy's Last Tape
2) Freaky Boos [Hamilton, ON]
3) William Davison & Bob Vespaziani

Regrettably, this venue is inaccessible (located in a basement).

Note: Bob and I will be playing the first set at 9pm sharp!

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Jan. 23, 2019

STACTIRRM RADIOO #1

First episode of my new radio art project, in collaboration with Matt Waldron, a.k.a. irr.app.(ext.)

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/stactirrm-radioo-1/

Jan. 3, 2019

FRIENDS OF SOUNDS AND NOISES VOL. 2

Pleased to have a track (as The Bim Prongs) on this new compilation CD and digital album from panpanpanaviandistresscall!

Artists include:

ELMS
Joel Crutcher
Albert Negredo
Wilfried Hanrath
Geingenschrey (Peter Wullen)
The Bim Prongs
Jaap Blonk & Nora Mulder
Antonella Porcelluzzi feat. Vaders Orchestra
Awkward Geisha
Eddie Lee Sausage & Infinite Article
Grime6i6ter6 / {AN} EeL
Peter Wullen - Glen Sogge - Emmi K
James Bailey
The Psycho Paranoid Flower Power Electro Shit Song Company

https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/friends-of-sounds-noises-vol-2

Jan. 1, 2019

365

tENTATIVELY a. cONVENIENCE's 2018 year-long music project and feature-length video has wrapped up and is now online at https://youtu.be/ZaglhRjJYzU

The project consisted of tENT filming himself playing music every day of 2018, mostly solo, but with a number of other musicians and sound-makers as well, of which I was thrilled to be included!

Dec. 23, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #12

"The Long Play - Episode 12 - Rockin' T" - final episode of my latest year-long radio art series. Something new coming in 2019!

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-12-rockin-t/

Dec. 20, 2018

FAE MA BIT TAE UR BIT #33

Another great radio sound collage from Dylan Nyoukis et al which I'm thrilled to have contributed some small bits of inappropriately themed audio blibblab to!

And I'm in great company with contributions from Dylan Nyoukis, Michael Kemp, Baby Ezra, Joe Posset, Crank Sturgeon, Karen Constance, Angela Sawyer, Grant Smith, Tina Kerkels, Toby Lloyd, Fraser Burnet, Fabio Roberti, Elkka Nyoukis, This is Yvonny Lovejoy, Plastic Containers Of Nothing, baby Ida, Ludo Mich, Jaap Blonk, Stewart Greenwood and various Brighton group jabber gonks.

Check it out on the Resonance Extra Mixcloud channel

https://www.mixcloud.com/resonanceextra/fae-ma-bit-tae-ur-bit-33-thursday-the-20th-of-december-2018/

Dec. 16, 2018

ELECTRONIC COTTAGE AUDIO EXQUISITE CORPSE

Forty-five minute experimental music album composed by the Surrealist exquisite corpse method by twenty members of the Electronic Cottage community.

​1. Hal McGee — Food For Thought
2. Juan Angel Italiano — Concretismo
3. {AN} EeL — Portable Effluvium
4. Girls On Fire (Leslie Singer) — Take It Back
5. Frank — Take 2
6. Lumen K — The First Table
7. osvaldo cibils — soundart25september2018elartedelasperillas
8. Crank Sturgeon — (h) Awl-type latter C, impt
9. The Joke Project (Seiei Jack) — FACELOOK
10. Lord Litter — dreamstate
11. Jeremiah Paddock — One Missed Call
12. Francesco Aprile — Second Zen poem
13. Mike Nobody — untitled
14. Rafael González — Writing errors
15. W.A.Davison — Internal Monologue Of A Fried Egg
16. Dave Fuglewicz — Running A Red Light
17. homogenized terrestrials (Phillip Klampe) — unlocking fendor’s lantern
18. Penny Grune-Fae — "sometimes, it's okay to eat your friends"
19. David Nadeau — untitled
20. Fiver’s Stereo (Shatter Wax) — Winter Sky

https://www.electroniccottage.org/hal-mcgee/electronic-cottage-audio-exquisite-corpse

Dec. 9, 2018

SOMEWHERE THERE PRESENTS...

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)
8pm
$10/pwyc

8pm
David Sait, solo guzheng

9pm
William Davison, Patrick O’Reilly & Neal Retke
William Davison (electronics) Patrick O’Reilly (guitar) Neal Retke (vocals and other madness)

Dec. 5, 2018

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY RECORDISM!

www.recordism.com

​​Nov. 25, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #11

"The Long Play - Episode 11 - Beanbag" - Nov. 2018 instalment of my latest radio art series.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-11-beanbag/

Oct. 31, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #10

"The Long Play - Episode 10 - Travelin" - Oct. 2018 instalment of my latest radio art series.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-10-travelin/

Oct. 29, 2018

ACKER AWARDS TORONTO 2018

I am one of 19 recipients of the 2018 Toronto Acker Award and will be in attendance at the ceremony on Oct. 29th.

Acker Awards Toronto 2018

Mon., Oct. 29
7PM-10PM

The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen St. West, Toronto
Ph: 416-534-9261

Admission: PWYC

Oct. 22, 2018

A DECADE DOWN

My analog synth noise drone project Panic Engines kicks off this great three volume various artist comp called "A Decade Down" which was just released 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!

https://thestaticfanticnoiseblog.bandcamp.com/album/a-decade-down-the-static-fanatic-at-10-2008-2018

http://thestaticfanatic.blogspot.com/

​​Oct. 7, 2018

Audiopollination #64.1

Sun., Oct. 7, 8 - 10pm

Array Space

155 Walnut Ave., Toronto

$10

Visiting Italian musicians Paolo Gaiba Riva and Francesco Zedde are playing 3 sets with Toronto locals and the final set as a noise duo

Set 1: Paolo Gàiba Riva / Mira Martin-Gray / William Davison
Set 2: Francesco Zedde / James Beardmore (electronics) / David Jones
Set 3: Paolo Gàiba Riva / Francesco Zedde / Kayla Milmine (sax) / Brian Abbot (guitar) / MJ Wright (percussion)
Set 4: Paolo Gàiba Riva and Francesco Zedde

https://soundcloud.com/diarrhealblast/sets/preamp-coprophagy/s-VBzgn
A combo made up of two mentally deviated italians.
Francesco Zedde (aka Tonto and Tacet Tacet Tacet) and Paolo Gàiba Riva (aka PGR).
their sound combine both the digital big, heavy and sometimes uncontrollable sound of a home made circuit bended no input device and the dynamic and rawer one of contact mic-ing his own arse and other more or less clear places.

Paolo Gaiba Riva: https://zoominnight.bandcamp.com/album/harvesting-pumpkins-before-winter
Francesco Zedde on Percussion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjOjqyXuACo
on electronics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGH_YY1Bfk

Sept. 27, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #9

"The Long Play - Episode 9 - Cyclone" - Sept. 2018 instalment of my latest radio art series.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-9-cyclone/

​​Aug. 29, 2018

IN STUDIO - DAVISON / IAFFALDANO

Recording session with Michelangelo Iaffaldano.

Aug. 28, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #8

"The Long Play - Episode 8 - Milk Shake" - Aug. 2018 instalment of my latest radio art series.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-8-milk-shake/

​Aug. 15, 2018

ZODIACS

Allison Cameron and William Davison at The Tranzac.

ZODIACS

Wed., Aug. 15, 7:30 - 9:30pm

The Tranzac

292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto
$5/PWYC

Wednesday night early evening improvisations

Set 1
electric meeting with:
William Davison, electronics
Allison Cameron, electronics

Set 2 - Way Back When:
Dan Friedman, sax and...
Kurt Newman, electric guitar
Allison Cameron, electronics

Come for some beers and massage your ears with the sounds of music played freely.

Aug. 2, 2018

IN STUDIO - DAVISON / IAFFALDANO

Recording session with Michelangelo Iaffaldano.

Aug. 1, 2018

cONVENIENCE / Davison Duo

A collaborative audio/video recording (via Skype) with tENTATIVELY a. cONVENIENCE!

https://youtu.be/DR7tT77Lbu8

July 30, 2018

SOLOS, DUOS, TRIO

Very pleased to announce the release of "Solos, Duos, Trio", my collaborative album with Glenn Sogge and Wilfried Hanrath, available now from the panpanpanaviandistresscall bandcamp site! Many thanks to Neal Retke for initiating this project and putting the album out on his label!

https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/solos-duos-trio-davison-hanrath-sogge

And a nice review of the album here at Electronic Cottage!

July 26, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #7

"The Long Play - Episode 7 - Reveille Rock" - July 2018 instalment of my latest radio art series.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-7-reveille-rock/

July 18, 2018

IN STUDIO - DAVISON / IAFFALDANO

Recording session with Michelangelo Iaffaldano.

July 14, 2018

HWG SHOWCASE

HWG / Ewen Newman Newman Trio / Sound of the Mountain + The Bim Prongs

Sat., July 14/18

6:30 - 9:30pm (early show!)

Tranzac Club

292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

Presenting the H.W.G. Showcase - Featuring Tata Chris, Jim Benbow & {AN} EeL from Hippies With Guns ( Southern Illinois' premier 1980's Industrial Drone band ) and featuring the trio of SANDY EWEN, KURT NEWMAN & PAUL NEWMAN. Also featuring a first time trio of SOUND OF THE MOUNTAIN (Elizabeth Millar - amplified clarinet + Craig Pedersen - amplified trumpet) with THE BIM PRONGS (W.A.Davison - amplified objects)
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https://sandyewen.bandcamp.com
http://kurtnewman.blogspot.ca
https://paulnewman1.bandcamp.com
http://www.soundofthemountain.com
http://www.recordism.com/The_Bim_Prongs.html

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This show represents the first performance of members of HIPPIES WITH GUNS in Canada, and is a rare show for {AN} EeL in Toronto, having relocated to northerly latitudes.

Please join us for an evening of exploring sounds!

July 13, 2018

ELECTRONIC COTTAGE COMPILATION 004

Back in the late 80s/early 90s, Hal McGee published Electronic Cottage magazine, one of the premier DIY magazines dedicated to Cassette Culture. In addition to six issues of the magazine published between 1989 and 1991, Hal also released three Electronic Cottage various artists compilations on cassette. Early in 2018, Hal revived the Electronic Cottage project in the form of an online magazine, forum and community - https://www.electroniccottage.org/

Today, the 4th Electronic Cottage various artists compilation (CD-R and digital album) has been released by Electronic Cottage and Haltapes! I have a track on it, along with 33 other members of the EC community. Contributors include:

Ditlev Buster, Frank, {AN} EeL, Thomas Park, Juan Angel Italiano, Jack Hz, Shaun Robert, Don Campau, Rafael González, Walls Of Genius, Swami Loopynanda, John M. Bennett, Gen Ken Montgomery, Eduardo GOZNE, Lord Litter, Phillip Klampe, Dylan Houser, osvaldo cibils, Chris Phinney, Jim Barker, Lumen K, Aimee Grace Naworal, Adam Naworal, Seiei Jack, Jen Sandwich, Shatter Wax, John Wiggins, Dave Fuglewicz, Jeff Central, Francesco Aprile, W.A.Davison, Hal McGee, Hal Harmon, David Nadeau

You can listen to the comp in its entirety at https://www.electroniccottage.org/hal-mcgee/electronic-cottage-compilation-004 (and please note the cover art by yours truly!) and a CD-R can be purchased from Haltapes for $8 postage paid worldwide
(PayPal to haltapes at gmail dot com)

July 13, 2018

IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU

Also released on Friday the 13th this month (see my previous post about Electronic Cottage Compilation 004), is another great comp from Neal Retke's panpanpanaviandistresscall label. This one is called "It's Not Me, It's You" and features 17 artists doing cover versions of tracks from the {AN} Eel Soundcloud page ( https://soundcloud.com/nealretke ). My input on this one includes the title, cover art, and track #2 which is my cover version of Neal's cover version of "Endless Blockades For The Pussyfooter" by G.I.S.M.

The compilation is available to be streamed or purchased at https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/its-not-me-its-you

​July 5, 2018

IN STUDIO - POTTIE MARTYNEC GANE DAVISON

Recording session with Mark Gane, Eugene Martynec, Ambrose Pottie.

June 27, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #6

"The Long Play - Episode 6 - Catnip" - June 2018 instalment of my latest radio art series.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-6-catnip/

June 24, 2018

IN STUDIO - cONVENIENCE DAVISON

Recording session (via Skype) with tENTATIVELY a. cONVENIENCE.

June 16, 2018

A POETRY OF SOUND

I have a collaborative track with Neal D. Retke on his latest album of collaborations "A Poetry of Sound ( Vol ??? )". The album consists solely of Neal's vocal renditions of texts which he solicited from a number of people in his network. The results are astounding, confounding, and hilarious, often at the same time!

Collaborators include:

The Psycho Paranoid Flower Power Electro Shit Song Company, Paul Sturm, Awkward Geisha, Carol Sandin Cooley, John M. Bennett, Piotr Szreniawski, Matt Jasper, G.X. Jupitter-Larsen, Qkcofse, Stephanie Vela Anderson, Volodymyr Bilyk, Shafer Powell, Nicholas M. Taylor, Nico Vassilakis, Peter Wullen, David Nadeau, Thomas Park, Frank Audiffret, W.A.Davison, Christian Eason, Lezet, Sacha Archer, Wilfried Hanrath, and Ben Presto

You can listen to the album here - https://panpanpanaviandistresscall.bandcamp.com/album/a-poetry-of-sound-vol


 

June 1, 2018

RADIO NAUTILUS

The Bim Prongs (W.A.Davison) have a track on a new compilation release from French netlabel No Records

https://norecords.bandcamp.com/album/radio-nautilus

May 27, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #5

"The Long Play - Episode 5 - Corn Bread" - May 2018 instalment of my latest radio art series.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-5-corn-bread/

​​May 26, 2018

NAKATANI GONG ORCHESTRA

The Music Gallery presents: Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Doors: 7:30PM | Concert: 8PM
918 Bathurst St., Toronto
$20 Regular
$15 Advance
$10 Students/Members at musicgallery.org
 

PLUS
Deep Listening Intensive
featuring Anne Bourne, 3PM

In recent years, the Music Gallery has devoted more time and resources to the presentation of adventurous, participatory musical systems. We have seen scores of local musicians from all walks of life learn from the masterful musical concepts of the likes of Pauline Oliveros, Adam Rudolph, Roscoe Mitchell and Katy Payne. We continue this sensibility here in presenting NGO, Tatsuya Nakatani’s Gong Orchestra (NGO), a contemporary live sound art project that tours throughout North and Central America.

Osaka-born, New Mexico-based Nakatani began germinating ideas for NGO in early 2002, and finally took the project on the road in April 2011. NGO is a continuous, growing community engagement project; and the only bowing gong orchestra in existence in the world today. The rich harmonies produced from multiple layers of bowed gongs are transformative, engaging and inspiring for both players and audiences.

As per Nakatani’s instructions, the Music Gallery curates an ensemble of local players to play his handmade gongs, bows and other instrumentation that travel with him from town to town. We've contacted a wide range of local musicians and artists to create a one-of-a-kind ensemble:

Artist, filmmaker and author Brenda Joy Lem
Katie Jensen (Baby Cages, Feast In The East, Polaris Prize podcast)
Sound artist Debashis Sinha
"Song farmer" Charlotte Cornfield (Burdock booker)
Rupert Ojiji Harvey (founder of Messenjah and Crack of Dawn)
Kristyn Gelfand (Maracatu Mar Alberto)
Filipina-Canadian MC extraordinaire HanHan
Alex Punzalan (DATU)
Alex Bordokas (Maracatu Mar Alberto, Uma Nota)
W. A. Davison (Recordism)
Treson (The Human Rights)
Graphic designer/musician Jenn Kitagawa (Eyeballs)
Bryan Bray (Gates/Cetacea)

On the day of the concert, Nakatani conducts a specialized training workshop to these players in preparation for the performance. Players experience Nakatani’s unique point of view regarding gong techniques, and learn to work with the immersive vibrations of these special instruments. With as many as 14 gongs in play at any one time, the walls and ceiling of 918 Bathurst will shimmer with beautiful resonances and community feeling.

Nakatani performs a solo set to open the evening, then returns to conduct his own compositions for the group performance.

This event is sponsored by Spirit of Math

Deep Listening Intensive with Anne Bourne, 3PM

This day begins by opening the airy, light-filled environs of 918 Bathurst’s Sun Room to the public for a springtime celebration and/or contemplation. Anne Bourne returns to conduct the second Deep Listening Intensive of our season: she will lead participants in experiential listening meditations and sounding pieces composed by the late Pauline Oliveros. This is a FREE event, no ticket purchase or reservation is required.

April 25, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #4

"The Long Play - Episode 4 - Time Bomb" - April 2018 installment of my latest radio art series.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-4-time-bomb/

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April 13, 2018

AUDIO-

POLLINATION #61

Arrayspace

155 Walnut Ave., Toronto

8 - 11pm

Set 1) Brodie Chisholm/Nicholas Buligan/Andew 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

$10 / doors at 7:30 / music after 8pm

​​

April 3, 2018

TRACK COULD BEND #37: Third Anniversary All-Star Spectacular!

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

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Array Space / 155 Walnut Ave.
[special off-site show!]

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!]

Mechanical Forest Sound 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 + more to be added!

Mar. 25, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #3

"The Long Play - Episode 3 - Hot Fudge" - Mar. 2018 installment of my latest radio art series.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-3-hot-fudge/

​Feb. 28, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #2

"The Long Play - Episode 2 - The Hungry Eye" - Feb. 2018 installment of my latest radio art series.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-2-the-hungry-eye/

Feb. 27, 2018

QUIET DRONES 9

Various artist compilation featuring MOLEKULES, JAKOB THIESEN, JAMES HAMILTON, KALTE,
INNER SPACE VOYAGE, NAVI, JIM WYLDE (ft. EVA STONE), and PANIC ENGINES (W.A.Davison)

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

Feb. 15, 2018

TWO HALVES VOLUME THREE

The Bim Prongs and The Dream Sequins have a collaborative composition on this various artist compilation:

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

Feb. 14, 2018

CANNED DADA: VOL. 1

The Bim Prongs make a couple of appearances on this various artist compilation (cover art by W.A.Davison):

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

Feb. 6, 2018

TRACK COULD BEND #35

Tue., Feb. 6, 8 - 11pm

Belljar Cafe/Bar

2072 Dundas St. West, Toronto

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

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

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

Feb. 4, 2018

THE LONG PLAY #1

"The Long Play - Episode 1 - Beatnick Fly" - Jan. 2018 instalment of my latest radio art series.

https://www.mixcloud.com/william-davison2/the-long-play-episode-1-beatnick-fly/

​​Jan. 26 - 28, 2018

THE 8 FEST

Fri., Jan. 26 to Sun., Jan. 28

the8fest small gauge film festival

Beverley Halls SPK

206 Beverley St., Toronto

The program "DIY: Subvert" will include three early 90s Super-8 filmworks by W.A.Davison and a Super-8 film by Recordists and Six Heads member S.Higgins (with live sound by Higgins and Davison).

Full schedule coming soon. See http://the8fest.com/ for details.

Aug. 4, 2017

AUDIO BLEED

Fri., Aug. 4th, 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)

July 14 - 15, 2017

ECLEC-TIC-TOC FEST

Featuring performances by

Darling Cora / Hidden Hierarchies / Knurl / The Bim Prongs / Retired / Mickie Lynn / Lorne Shapiro / Money House / {AN} Eel / Barry Prophet, Cheryl Ockrant, Ben Grossman Trio / Bit Reduction / Body of Waste / Damon Loren Baker / Faster / James Bailey / Fake Flesh / Moth Ash / Valerie Kuehne & Irrevery / Dreambeat (Jonathon Horne & Co.)

Gerrard Art Space

1475 Gerrard St. E., Toronto

$5 or PWYC

June 17, 2017

MILLER/SCHOORL/KRAKOWIAK

DAVISON/

MARTYNEC/POTTIE

DUTTON/SORBARA

Miller/Schoorl/Krakowiak - laptop/guitar/drum

Davison/Martynec/Pottie - objects/laptop/percussion

Dutton/Sorbara - voice/drums

June 17, 8pm

@ Anandam Dancetheatre

221 Sterling Rd., Unit 5, Toronto

June 16, 2017

JON VAUGHN +

THE BIM PRONGS

Friday, June 16

@ LP's LPs

2227 Dundas St. W
Toronto

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm / $10

Jon Vaughn (Saskatoon)

+ The Bim Prongs

+ DJ Lorenz

May 2, 2017

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

April 8, 2017

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 8/17, 8pm - 10pm

Array Space
155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto

$10 entry

Mar. 24, 2017

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
Hybrid Frequency
Johan Seaton
Panic Engines
 

Mar. 24/17, 9pm

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

Mar. 8, 2017

Music By And For Ken Aldcroft, IV

Wed., Mar. 8, 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)


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.

Feb. 25, 2017

Avant-Harrrd Extravaganza

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

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

Sat., Feb. 25th, 8pm

Free to get in, Pay to leave or PWYC

Feb. 18, 2017

Super-8 DreamSTATE

Lost Super-8 films from 1971 projected with electronic music by Panic Engines (W.A.Davison), dreamSTATE, and Heiki

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

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.

Nov. 23, 2016

Carousel Magazine Launch - Guelph

Launch for Carousel Magazine issue 37 + 4Panel 1 book, Nov. 23/16, 7 - 9pm at Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph, Ontario.

The evening will feature performances by the following creators: William Davison (sound performance), Mark Connery (reading), Mark Laliberte (reading / projection-performance) and John Nyman (reading). Additionally, there will be an open mic segment to the evening, where we invite anyone who wishes to read to come up to the mic as well!

BONUS: The first 25 people at the event will receive a FREE copy of CAROUSEL 37, the new issue — otherwise, magazines and the 4PANEL 1 book will be available for purchase during the event.

Aug. 14, 2016

Aldcroft/Burrows/Feder/Mendoza/Shalabi/Davison/Lynn/Ng

Thursday-Sunday, August 11-14, 2016
Doors 7:30
Concerts 8-11pm
Tickets: $15/$10 per night or passes for $45/$25

Thursday August 11: Solo Ken Aldcroft; Janet Feder Solo: Sam Shalabi and Jared Burrows w/Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet) and Ben Grossman (hurdy gurdy)

Friday August 12: Sam Shalabi Solo and Ava Mendoza Solo; Ken Aldcroft and Janet Feder w/ Kathryn Ladano (bass clarinet) and Ben Grossman (hurdy gurdy)

Saturday August 13: Aldcroft/Burrows/Feder/Mendoza/Shalabi: in duos, trios, large ensemble w/Joe Sorbara (drums/percussion), Jonathan Adjemian (analog synth), Emily Denison (trumpet)

Sunday August 14: Aldcroft/Burrows/Feder/Mendoza/Shalabi: in duos, trio, large ensemble w/William Davison (sound making devices), Michael Lynn (double bass), Karen Ng (alto saxophone)

Advance tickets available at Silence or from kenaldcroft at yahoo dot ca.
More information: http://kenaldcroft.com/events.asp

Silence
Guelph's Portal for Adventurous New Sound Events
46 Essex Street
Guelph, ON

Aug. 12, 2016

Carousel Paper Roadshow - Windsor


Friday, August 12, 7PM - 10PM
@ Common Ground Art Gallery
3277 Sandwich St., Windsor, Ontario

READERS/PERFORMERS for the evening include: Jim Johnstone, William Davison — featuring poetry readings, a comic strip slide show, short stories, and an experimental music/sound performance! Hosted by CAROUSEL editor / 4PANEL curator Mark Laliberte

Aug. 11, 2016

Carousel Paper Roadshow - London


Thursday, August 11, 7PM - 10PM
@ Brown and Dickson Bookstore
211 King Street, London, Ontario

READERS/PERFORMERS for the evening include: Jim Johnstone, William Davison, Blair Trewartha — featuring poetry readings, a comic strip slide show, short stories, and an experimental music/sound performance! Hosted by CAROUSEL editor / 4PANEL curator Mark Laliberte

Aug. 7, 2016

AUDIO-

POLLINATION #45.1

Sun., Aug. 7, 8 - 10pm

Array Space

155 Walnut Ave., Toronto

Audiopollination in association with array space and somewhere there presents a night of improv music featuring Sandy Ewen (USA)
1. Sandy Ewen (guitar) / Andrew Furlong (bass) and Olya Glotka (movement)
2. Sandy Ewen (guitar) / William Davison (various) / Alan Bloor (violin and metal) and Michael Lynn (bass)
3. Sandy Ewen solo guitar
Sandy Ewen: an improvising guitar player based in Houston. Recordings out with Jaap Blonk, Weasel Walter, Tom Carter, Henry Kaiser and played in small ensembles with Lydia Lunch, Roscoe Mitchell, Maggie Nichols and others.
bandcamp: https://sandyewen.bandcamp.com/

July 27, 2016

CAROUSEL PAPER ROADSHOW - KINGSTON

Wed., July 27/16, 7pm
@ The Mansion
506 Princess St., Kingston, ON

READERS/PERFORMERS for the evening include: Jim Johnstone, William Davison, Michael Casteels, Kat Verhoeven — featuring poetry readings, a comic strip slide show, short stories, and an experimental music/sound performance! Hosted by CAROUSEL editor / 4PANEL curator Mark Laliberte

July 13, 2016

ALDCROFT DAVISON DENISON LYNN

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
10:00 PM
$10/pwyc

Ken Aldcroft- guitar
William Davison- sound making devices
Emily Denison- trumpet
Michael Lynn- double bass

Tranzac (Southern Cross)
292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

July 7, 2016

CAROUSEL PAPER ROADSHOW - PETERBOROUGH

Artspace
378 Aylmer St N, Peterborough, Ontario
Thu., July 7/16, 7 - 10pm

READERS/PERFORMERS for the evening include: Jim Johnstone, Robin Richardson, William Davison — featuring poetry readings, a comic strip slide show, short stories, and an experimental music/sound performance! Hosted by CAROUSEL editor / 4PANEL curator Mark Laliberte

June 30, 2016

CAROUSEL PAPER ROADSHOW

7 - 9:30 PM

Open Sesame

220 King St. W., Kitchener, Ontario

READERS/PERFORMERS for the evening include: Jim Johnstone, Robin Richardson, William Davison — featuring poetry readings, a comic strip slide show, short stories, and an experimental music/sound performance! Hosted by CAROUSEL editor / 4PANEL curator Mark Laliberte

June 29, 2016

CAROUSEL PAPER ROADSHOW

8 PM - 11 PM

Artword Artbar

15 Colbourne St., Hamilton, Ontario

READERS/PERFORMERS for the evening include: Jim Johnstone, Robin Richardson, William Davison, Laura C. Furster, Marc di Saverio, Sam Shelstad — featuring poetry readings, a comic strip slide show, short stories, and an experimental music/sound performance! Hosted by CAROUSEL editor / 4PANEL curator Mark Laliberte

June 27, 2016

THE BIM PRONGS

@ Cabaret Voltaire - Atlantique

The Bim Prongs (W.A.Davison solo)
Cabaret Voltaire - Atlantique
1873 Granville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Monday, June 27, 7 - 8:30pm

June 10 - 11, 2016

SPLEENCOFFIN FESTIVAL

E.M.P. Collective, Baltimore, USA

https://spleencoffin.com/festival/

June 5, 2016

PHYCUS

Double Double Land

209 Augusta Ave., Toronto

 

 

 

 

Oct. 6, 2015

AUDIO POLLINATION #35.2

 

Set 1 - Barry Prophet (Digital Theremin & Sound Art), Aisha Sasha John (dancer), Yusuke Furutate (Guitar, Voice)

Set 2 - Tomasz Krakowiak (percussion), Holger Schoorl (guitar)

Set 3 - Tiina Kiik (accordion) + Zach Clark (bass guitar) + William Davison (prepared guitar)

Set 4 - Kayla Milmine (soprano sax/voice), {AN} Eel (vox/instruments/electronics) + Paul Newman (tenor saxophone)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/742163979245382/

 

Tuesday, Oct. 6/15, 8pm

Array Space, 155 Walnut Ave., Toronto

$10 or PWYC

 

 

 

 

July 25, 2015

SASQUATCH lll CD RELEASE PARTY

 

Saturday, July 25, 7:30 - 11pm
Silence, 46 Essex St, Guelph, ON

PWYC

 

http://theorgangrindersgazette.blogspot.ca/2015/07/sasquatch-lll-cd-release-party.html

https://www.facebook.com/events/785953461524871/

 

 

 

 

June 14, 2015

Sound Seance 1

collaborative drone event with

KNURL - LORDE AWESOME - THE BIM PRONGS - ISLES DAY - BRIGITTE BARDON'T - SEXY MERLIN

 

GEARY LANE, 360 Geary Ave., Toronto, 11am - 4pm

 

 

 

 

May 9, 2015

NIGHT DRONES

featuring

ISLES DAY - LORDE AWESOME - THE BIM PRONGS - PROFESSOR SWAMI WILL ALAN - JAMES BAILEY

 

Saturday, May 9, 8pm at Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley St., Toronto.

 

 

 

 

May 5, 2015

TRACK COULD BEND #2

~AH! LA LETTRE! + KAYLA MILMINE~

~BRIAN ABBOTT + WILLIAM DAVISON~

~NIDUS~

Johnny Jackson (587 College St., at Clinton)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Doors @ 8 / Music @ 9 / Done @ 11-ish

PWYC

 

 

 

 

Mar. 16, 2015

AALBORG GROUP + TIINA KIIK +

WILLIAM DAVISON + FASTER

 

Monday March 16th: Audiopollination #28.3 @ 8:30pm @ Array Space

Somewhere There’s Audiopollination in association with Array Space presents Audiopollination 28.3 featuring the (USA) duo Aalborg Group (improvising with Toronto’s own Tiina Kiik and William Davison) + Faster. $10

1. Aalborg Group: Maxwell Boecker (bass) and John Gregg (percussion)
2. John Gregg (percussion) + Tiina Kiik (accordion)
3. Faster – Brian Abbott (guitar) and Kayla Milmine (soprano sax)
4. William Davison (amplified objects) and Maxwell Boecker (bass)

Aalborg Group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKYTS6Iax4A
https://aalborggroup.bandcamp.com/releases
Faster: http://faster.bandcamp.com/
William Davison: http://www.recordism.com

Location:
Array Space: 155 Walnut Ave Toronto ( www.arraymusic.com )

 

 

 

 

FEB. 11, 2015

ALDCROFT DAVISON

MILCHEM OSWALD

Ken Aldcroft - guitar
William Davison - sound making objects
Glenn Milchem - drums
John Oswald - alto saxophone

at The Tranzac

292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

10pm - $10/PWYC

 

 

 

 

FEB. 15, 2015

RED LANTERN AT CINECYCLE

Red Lantern - Arthur Bull, William Davison, David Lee, Tena Palmer, Bob Vespaziani - provide a live soundtrack for F.W.Murnau's classic silent film "Sunrise"

Sunday, February 15, 2015, 8pm, $10
CineCycle, behind 129 Spadina Ave., Toronto

 

 

 

 

FEB. 20 - 22, 2015

SOMEWHERE THERE CREATIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL

http://www.somewherethere.org/festival

 

 

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