by Absolute Value of Noise, © 2012.
Café ELF is a generative audio stream of magnetic radiation from Solder & Sons (a local café and bookstore). In celebration of Art’s Birthday, the stream will run from midnight January 14 to midnight January 20 (GMT), 2012.
The stream will be here http://giss.tv:8000/noiseart.mp3
The café was “visited” by an Extremely Low Frequency receiver that uses an antenna made from a bicycle wheel rim. The “rhythm section” in this piece comes from a small but powerful electric heater nestled up against the bookshelves. I’ve been working with ELF recordings for a number of years.
Absolute Value of Noise
Influenced by Merzbow, the Haters and other denizens of noise-art culture, absolute value of noise takes sound to the extreme. Originating as a radio-art program on CiTR FM, Vancouver (from 1988 to 1992), productions include radio-art, performance, installation, net-art and a variety of collaborative projects. The artist works with feedback, distortion, mechanical devices and hand-built instruments to create both intense collages and minimal sonic threads.