Schedule | Speakers | Musicians & DJs | Games & Events | Movies
Last Updated : 3/25/2004 2:29 PM
Musicians and DJs listed are currently confirmed as of attending. Numerous others are still pending. If you are interested in performing, please check out the relevant section for musicians and artists on our Call For Proposals page.
A full DJ set up including a pair of Technics turntables and DJ quality mixer will be available as well as PA system. All DJs will be required to bring their own needles as there will be no needles provided by the organizers.
Musicians & Bands
|Computo||Resistance through Audio Weapons||Boston|
|Drum & Bass, Jazz, Downtempo, Dub, Glitch|
Doc will be taking a studio break from working on his upcoming LP, to perform at Notacon. Doc will be performing on his durplux; cutting and splicing linear driven structures, in an collage based non-linear format.
|Gadi & RobB||Boston|
|Drum & Bass, Hip Hop, Garage|
Gadi Sassoon was born and lived most of his life in Milan, Italy, where he worked actively on the local music scene between 1997 and 2001 as a performer and composer. Now residing in Boston, Gadi is the project's expert in jazz and electronic composition. His virtuoso guitar playing and MC'ing in Italian, English and French are two strong elements of the Gadi & Rob B project.
Robert Baker hails from massachusetts, and has been creating electronic music there since age 13. An expert at programming skitzoid breakbreats and creating interesting textures, Rob is the production mind of the project. Also a creative turntablist, he often performs with Final Scratch, bringing some new and interesting sounds to you live.
Gadi & Rob B is an eclectic blend of many different musical genres: drum & bass, hip hop, garage, together with elements of jazz and funk, although the dnb element is often predominant the breakbeats coming out of their laptops cover a wide span of different feels, unified by a compositional style reminiscent of Ninjas and Warpists. All these elements are combined in a performance that includes live guitar, scratching, MC'ing, synthesizers and laptop electronics all operated by the two musicians.
|The Signal Graffitiists||OS Collective|
The Signal Graffitiists
|IDM, Experimental Jungle, Abstract HipHop + Dub|
|Sons of Liberty||OS Collective|
Sons of Liberty
|Politically Charged Tech-Step, Dub Jungle, Nu + Old Skool Breaks|
Living in Boston, in the same neighborhoods as our country's first patriots, the members of The Sons of Liberty convened. Disgusted by the apathy and inactivity of their own generation, they resolved to fight the "information war" that covered the major media at the hands of Big Business and the Global Elite. Using the news media against itself, The Sons began compiling audio example after example of the Elitists publicly discussing their plans for global domination. Putting these samples to music has become The Sons of Liberty signature sound, and given them a purpose in the electronic music community: to empower the masses through music.
|Experimental, Ambient, Noise, Glitch|
The experience of Twine is the static on telephone lines, the nighttime whispers, the sounds of the aether; of dizzying percussive glitch, eerie textures and vocals grated into a dense fog, a collective but coded dialogue.
The Twinesound is a structure meets noise vs. melody sound, always morphing into something new. Glitchy beats collapse into warm swarms of static, long atmospheric drones become abstract soundscapes where cold dark ambience and stark angular structures meet As much a noisy, ambient experience as any heard today, from Fennesz's Endless Summer to Black Dice's Beaches and Canyons, Twine also draws influence from the free-floating, sand-blasted vocals of Cocteau Twins. This is a story of the fuzzy lines that connect and distance humanity, and the spiritual in-between that emerges in the nighttime hours.
At Notacon, we will be honored to have Baltimore, Maryland's Greg Malcolm represent Twine. Greg's other half, Boulder, Colorado.s Chad Mossholder togheter comprise a unique musical entity. Twine is the culmination of their extended history, which includes their acclaimed 2002 LP Recorder for France's Bip-Hop and their distinguished catalogue for Chicago's Hefty Records and Sweden's Komplott. Their sound contains a mysterious and unresolved quality, the result of the musical relationship which the group's two main practitioners share. Making music together from across the country, their collaborations are exercises in postmodern abstraction. Songs become experimentations in the virtual realm, with files bounced back and forth across time zone and singular ideas becoming collaborative.
Detroit Techno Militia||Detroit|
|Techno, Electro, Drum & Bass|
|Drum & Bass, Trance, Downtempo|
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