Bob Bellerue :: halfnormal is a noise artist, theater designer, writer, composer and curator. My work utilizes electronics and custom programming for live performance, sound installation, and prepared ambient (public & private) field recordings. With a background in punk / acid rock, Balinese and Javanese gamelan, and Tibetan Buddhism, I'm interested in the various ways that extreme sonic experiences affect awareness and identity, and the supple techniques used to focus and modulate energy. Over the last 20 years I've played in various percussion / rock / improvised projects, created original sound scores for many performance art, dance, theater and film pieces, and released dozens of recordings. I have collaborated with many powerful members of the west-coast noise / improvisation community, including Smegma (as an ongoing participant), Raven Chacon (as KILT), Albert Ortega (as Feed the Dragon), David Kendall (as Improvisatyrs), Mitchell Brown, Joseph Hammer, Circuit Wound, and Jarrett Silberman. My work has been presented in Indonesia, across Europe, and throughout the United States, including the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, Centre de Cultura Contemporānea de Barcelona, Beyond Music Sound Festival, CEAIT Festival, SASSAS, NorCal Noise Festival, Olympia Experimental Music Festival, PDX Noise Festival, Highways Performance Space, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Living Arts of Tulsa New Genre Festival, Dairy Center for the Arts, Machine Project, 7Hz, the Il Corral, the Smell, KXLU, KFJC, Kill Radio, Stanford University, UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles, Naropa University (BA 1995), and the California Institute of the Arts (MFA 2003). Visit halfnormal.com for more salience.
Local noise artist Self Inflict opens along with Don Hassler and Mr. Natural!