VOLUME presents Portland based musician and interdisciplinary artist Marcus Fischer. Tom Hall and Shuttle358 will round out the evening.
Marcus Fischer (b.1977) is a musician + interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. His work typically centers around memory, geography + the manipulation of physical audio recording mediums. Slowly unfolding melodies and warm tape saturated drones have become a trademark of his recordings + live performances alike. These sounds have found their way into multimedia installations, short flims, and even into the award winning public radio program Radiolab. Fischer has released a number of recordings on the widely respected 12k label including his photographic + sonic collaboration with label founder Taylor Deupree.
Tom Hall is an audio/visual artist based in Los Angeles. His practice involves considered explorations into place, space and time.
Drawing inspiration from countless ‘peripheral’ spaces found in the everyday, he focuses on using multiple approaches to engage and recontextualise them to the public. Using sound as a means to translate feeling, create hybrid environments and notions of journey.
Stylistically these outcomes vary, including structured drone, melody and installation; portrayed using analog synthesis, programming and reactionary visuals. Hall has released a number of recordings in the past decade on labels such as Overlap, Arlen, and Presto!? along with extensive exhibitions and tours.
Dan Abrams, aka Shuttle358, has made an unforgettable mark on the American electronic music community. His highly revered releases on the legendary label 12k and Mille Plateaux have established Shuttle358 as a premier standout due to his wonderful ability to create fluent, natural sounding music in a category where clinical approaches to making music has dominated much of the clicks & cuts / minimalist aesthetic out there. Some say his work was responsible for humanizing the microsound movement of the early 2000’s, and rightfully so. He took the computer-as-instrument and made it beautiful and personal, carving out a unique place for himself among throngs of artists.