OSCILLATIONS: André Foisy / Anthony Janas & Peter Speer

Guitarist André Foisy (Locrian, Kwaidan) will present a sound sculpture based on analog and digital manipulation of field recordings of fauna inhabiting locations in the Chicago-area which have been reclaimed by nature. Using these field recordings as a base, Foisy will integrate live elements of guitar and analog synthesizers. Audience members will be blindfolded in order to foster a directed audio experience.

André Foisy is a Chicago based guitarist active in drone, electronic and avant-garde heavy metal music. Foisy is best known for his work in the experimental/industrial metal band Locrian (Relapse Records), which he founded in 2005 with the visual and sound artist Terence Hannum. In addition to Locrian, Foisy performs with the improvisational trio Kwaidan (Bathetic Records).

Foisy has collaborated/recorded with artists such as Mamiffer, Jenks Miller/Horseback, Christoph Heemann (Mirror), thisquietarmy, Insect Ark, and So Ra Kim.

Foisy has performed internationally at Roadburn (NL), Mutek Festival (CAN), DudeFest (BE), Hopscoth (US), DNA (US), Denton 35 (US), Utech Records Music Festival (US), Boomslang (US) and has toured throughout North American and Europe.

Modular synthesists and sound artists Anthony Janas and Peter Speer wlll present Coded Mask, a compositional game in which the artists use an abstract game board with eight pieces to make 'moves' that determine the course of the music based on each performer's subjective interpretation of the changing patterns generated during play. The game has three rules that apply to both players: the first rule is that at some point in time the game will begin; the second is that pieces will be moved and placed on the board; the third and final rule is that at some point the game will end.


Anthony Janas. Retired Magician. Boat Captain. Noise musician. Anthony Janas utilities modular synthesizer techniques to construct soundscapes that undulates between the serene and perturbations found in the human condition. By using digitally treated found sounds and field recordings alongside analog waveforms, a sound collage is created that positions itself like a ghost lost in the past and future of electronic compositions.

Peter Speer is an interdisciplinary artist and musician based in Chicago, IL. His artwork explores themes of communication and control within the contemporary technological landscape. As a musician, he is a regular performer within the Chicago improv scene, working primarily with the modular synthesizer. In addition, has performed his experimental electronic compositions at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago Cultural Center, and his work with the transmission art quintet NRRF has been broadcast internationally. He holds an MFA from SAIC’s Sound Department and was an artist in residence at STEIM.

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