We Sing a New Language: The Oral Discography of Thurston Moore


We Sing a New Language: The Oral Discography of Thurston Moore
Nick Soulsby
Omnibus Press
Paperback • 322 pages

We Sing A New Language is the first definitive account of Thurston Moore’s work across many hundreds of collaborations, solo recordings and guest appearences. His long tenure in Sonic Youth might speak for itself, but in this book Moore’s friends and colleagues speak revealingly for his other achievements, bringing together a wide variety of creative enterprises whose unifying thread is nothing more or less than Thurston Moore’s passionate devotion to music. Celebrating everything from Fluxus, through acoustic guitar and black metal to noise and improvisation, his has been a career that defies easy summary but rewards careful exploration…

Spanning 1978 to the present day, Nick Soulsby’s book takes the reader inside the creative process, capturing each key shift and development in Moore’s work from his time with Glenn Branca’s seminal guitar orchestras to his wholehearted embrace of free jazz and improvisational music in the mid-nineties.
The polar opposite of the rock star who becomes a calcified monument to what made him famous when young, Thurston Moore has retained the genuine youthfulness of the ever-inquisitive artist.

Keen to experiment, willing to relinquish control and unafraid to take chances, he has allowed himself to remain creative and innovative. It’s a unique achievement and one that finds worthy celebration in We Sing A New Language.

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Random Gear Festival 2016 Providence edition

The Random Gear Festival is a recurring event in which pre arranged selections of ‘gear’ (of both a musical and non-musical nature), are assigned at random to a selection of performers who are expected to improvise on said equipment for a duration of no less than 5 minutes and no more than 15.

This is the 5th edition of this event and the second to take place in the fine city of Providence, Rhode Island. It is scheduled to occur on Saturday November 26th between the hours of 6pm and 10pm at downtown watering hole Tommy’s Place.

…and the performers are:
Albert Demuth
Wilted Woman
Cream Candles
Luke Moldof and Lance Simmons Duo
Milkbroads 1.5
Mark Johnson, Kylie Lance, Dave Public Trio
Noise Nomads
Orgonon Pit
Blue Shift
Party Tom, Jeff Johnson, Ned Paige Trio
Daren Ho, Eric Grieshaber, Tayla, and Boris Quartet

Please bring a monetary donation for the out of town performers.

No event page for this one.

Curated by Mark Johnson and Ren Schofield.


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Newton – Live Performance @ Heaven’s Gate



Legendary American Experimental Artist from Birmingham, AL…formerly 1/2 of Pittsburgh, PA harsh noise masters MACRONYMPHA.

Flawless composition from Jonathan Borges and Shannon Kennedy of Los Angeles, CA. Wide considered to be the most innovative act in performance and noise active today, never disappoints, always inspires.

Mat Rademan, the Philadephia OG. 1/2 of bizarre audio terrorists FUN, long standing purveyor of tape manipulation, cut up harsh noise, and all kinds of mind fuckery that could only come from himself. Unique and not to be missed.

Twisted power electronics from the main homie Pascal. Toured through the Gate with GNAWED last year and killed it, expecting it ten-fold on this night.

Relentless harsh noise from the Daquiri capital of the U.S.A., traveling the country and ripping apart every city she can, Heaven’s Gate will be no exception.

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