In the late 1990s, Wiese moved from St. Louis, Missouri to the West Coast to study graphic design at the California Institute of the Arts, and soon became a notable contributor to Bastard Noise.
His ongoing projects include LHD and Sissy Spacek, with plenty of freelance work with many artists as diverse as GX Jupitter-Larsen, Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, Evan Parker, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Yellow Swans, Cattle Decapitation, No Age, C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) and Kommissar Hjuler und Frau.
Wiese toured extensively, covering Europe, Scandinavia and Australia as a member of Sunn O))). He toured the UK as part of the Free Noise tour (a tentet including Evan Parker, C. Spencer Yeh, Yellow Swans, etc.). He also toured the United States alongside Wolf Eyes and recently performed in the 52nd Venice Biennale with artist Nico Vascellari.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Steve Jansen is a Texas-based experimentalist whose musical pursuits focus on alto saxophone, tape-manipulation, extended guitar loops, and contact mic-aided soundscapes.
Jansen has played with improvisors from around the world, including: Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, Tim Daisy, Parham Daghighi, James Fella, Chris Cogburn, Damon Smith, Sandy Ewen, and Whoopi Pupi. He has shared the stage with such musical luminaries as Frank Rosaly, Dave Rempis, Retox, Christina Carter, Richard Ramirez, and The Home of Easy Credit. Heís also toured throughout the American west and southwest, adding sounds to folk and punk acts ranging from Whitman and Stellaluna to JJCnV and Nicole Kidman.
Jansen has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Latin America, Europe and across the USA to unearth sound. These recordings and found sounds from around the world play a significant role in his unique sonic constructions. He is currently a member of various live and recorded projects that range from left-of-field free jazz and harsh noise to no-wave and funeral doom. Projects include: Green eater, Plumbing, Posture, Holy Ghost Trio, Randall Cunningham Dance Company, Wingnut, Probably, Mom Jeans, Kid Rock Paper Scissors and Friendship Cemetery.
Apart from performing, Jansen is an award-winning, long-form investigative journalist as well as a visual artist and radio DJ. He has published a feature story and recorded reviews in Signal To Noise and runs the label Thatís Cool Records. His recorded output is comprised of releases on Gilgongo, Subjazz, and onewordlong, and his music has been featured on WFMU (NYC), KTRU (Houston), and the Tabs Out cassette podcast.
Also On This Day:
film Honor Diaries: Culture Is No Excuse for Abuse
7:00PM - 10:00PM Price: FREE
At Agnes Scott College - Film Room, G-4, Buttrick Hall, next to McCain Library
Eyedrum is pleased to present a documentary film, Honor diaries is the film to break the silence on "honor violence" against women and girls. Honor Diaries is more than a movie, it is a movement to save women and girls from human rights abuses--around the world and here in America.
Honor Diaries features nine courageous womenís rights advocates with connections to Muslim-majority societies who are engaged in a dialogue about gender inequality.
These women, who have witnessed firsthand the hardships women endure, are profiled in their efforts to effect change, both in their communities and beyond.
The film gives a platform to exclusively female voices and seeks to expose the paralyzing political correctness that prevents many from identifying, understanding and addressing this international human rights disaster. Freedom of movement, the right to education, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation are some of the systematic abuses explored in depth.
Spurred by the Arab Spring, women who were once silent are starting to speak out about gender inequality and are bringing visibility to a long history of oppression. This project draws together leading womenís rights activists and provides a platform where their voices can be heard and serves as inspiration to motivate others to speak out.