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Joe Mariglio and George Foreman — Sonically Searing

Burning Meat, Ominous Roar

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Several people jumped when Joe Mariglio coaxed claps of thunder and ominous roars from a laptop at North Park’s Thumbprint Gallery in December. For Mariglio, a Ph.D. candidate at UCSD, the merging of digital audio with a stand-up bassist was garden-variety. He’s played windows, doors, and a homemade analog synthesizer. Mariglio’s performances tend to elicit strong reactions: “A few years ago, I put two electrodes into a pound of raw hamburger on one of those George Foreman grills. As the meat cooked — and eventually burned — I used its electrical resistance to make an overpoweringly loud drone. Several people became ill.”

Current activity for the experimental musician includes “the planning stages of a software solution that will hopefully change how people work with sound”; creating sounds for two indie films — a “hallucinogenic sci-fi thriller and a paranoid slasher”; and the Universal Language Orchestra. TULA involves preteens at the Spring Valley Community Center who are taught to build and play three-way shakers, “hoseaphones,” didgeridoos, and “crickets — simple synthesizers I designed. Each one is unique, occupying a niche in a sonic environment.”

Mariglio calls this “empowering young people to make noise.”

How’s it differ from the noise they’re making with cell phones and iPods?

“The difference lies in intention and empowerment. An iPod is designed to enable its users to purchase apps. Therefore, most of the time, the noise this device makes is disempowering. It alienates us both from the means of producing the noise and from each other. Other apps further insult users’ creativity by ironing out all the things that make their voices unique. This literally happens in the case of auto-tune, but it’s omnipresent in the current wave of apps that pretend to enhance their users’ artistic prowess by constricting the field of available choices to only the safest, most normative options. I want people — especially young people — to know there is another way.”

Joe Mariglio will be at Ché Café on January 15, merging field recordings that include “hours of rain and wind sounds that I’m dying to try out” with Adam Tinkle’s “hypnotic Americana guitar”; and on February 2 at the Loft in UCSD’s Price Center, where he’ll present “a set of weird pop music.”

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Our city is becoming quite a hotbed of experimental so-called Noise music, probably in part due to our local Trummerflora collective of adventurous musicians and non-traditional venues like art galleries and the Museum of Making Music who are willing to book experimental performances.

From Encinitas' Harry Partch thru NY transplant Gary Wilson and symphonic shrieker Diamanda Galas, San Diego has long opened its arms for aural outsiders.

If interested in more, I recommend checking out the Reader pages and song samples of likeminded locals Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jason Robinson, Zillion Happy Volts, Marcelo Radulovich, Tragic Tantrum, Mono Mono, Sam Lopez, Gary Wilson, Technomania Circus, Tragic Tantrum, and Riververb --- also see related local websites like http://www.myspace.com/sdnoise and http://www.trummerflora.com

Jan. 13, 2011

No Trummerflora wasn't the reason. It's called UCSD: Miller Puckette, Alan Schick. etc. Good try though.

UCSD has a been an international hotbed of experimental music for a long time. Unfortunately, SD's local music has not.

Jan. 13, 2011

I've been connected with or at least apprised of the movements of the Trummerflora folk/Marcos F. since the '90s - even done a bit of collaboration w/... Joe & the experimental music scene originating/branching from UCSD's top-of-the-line music programs (around interviewing Joe for this piece, he said, "Very few graduate programs in the world rival UCSD in the field of experimental computer music.") is a different kettle of fish. There just wasn't room in the piece to go into any of that. When I first saw him perform, I asked Joe if he knows Marcelo Radulovich, Marcos F., Damon Holzborn or Hans Fjellestad (most of whom have left S.D. in the last few years) &, at least to date, he doesn't. But for anyone who's simply interested in new composition and experimental (for lack of a better handle) sounds, Jay Allen's provided a helpful list. Oh, & around exciting sounds emanating from the UCSD program, I have to mention the GO Duo.

Jan. 13, 2011

The San Diego Experimental Guitar Show Artist Profile #3 with Frank Melendez (Riververb, Tar Halos & hING) happens Saturday, January 22 at the Soda Bar - 8PM, $6.00, http://sdxgusa.blogspot.com/

Jan. 17, 2011

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Several people jumped when Joe Mariglio coaxed claps of thunder and ominous roars from a laptop at North Park’s Thumbprint Gallery in December. For Mariglio, a Ph.D. candidate at UCSD, the merging of digital audio with a stand-up bassist was garden-variety. He’s played windows, doors, and a homemade analog synthesizer. Mariglio’s performances tend to elicit strong reactions: “A few years ago, I put two electrodes into a pound of raw hamburger on one of those George Foreman grills. As the meat cooked — and eventually burned — I used its electrical resistance to make an overpoweringly loud drone. Several people became ill.”

Current activity for the experimental musician includes “the planning stages of a software solution that will hopefully change how people work with sound”; creating sounds for two indie films — a “hallucinogenic sci-fi thriller and a paranoid slasher”; and the Universal Language Orchestra. TULA involves preteens at the Spring Valley Community Center who are taught to build and play three-way shakers, “hoseaphones,” didgeridoos, and “crickets — simple synthesizers I designed. Each one is unique, occupying a niche in a sonic environment.”

Mariglio calls this “empowering young people to make noise.”

How’s it differ from the noise they’re making with cell phones and iPods?

“The difference lies in intention and empowerment. An iPod is designed to enable its users to purchase apps. Therefore, most of the time, the noise this device makes is disempowering. It alienates us both from the means of producing the noise and from each other. Other apps further insult users’ creativity by ironing out all the things that make their voices unique. This literally happens in the case of auto-tune, but it’s omnipresent in the current wave of apps that pretend to enhance their users’ artistic prowess by constricting the field of available choices to only the safest, most normative options. I want people — especially young people — to know there is another way.”

Joe Mariglio will be at Ché Café on January 15, merging field recordings that include “hours of rain and wind sounds that I’m dying to try out” with Adam Tinkle’s “hypnotic Americana guitar”; and on February 2 at the Loft in UCSD’s Price Center, where he’ll present “a set of weird pop music.”

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Our city is becoming quite a hotbed of experimental so-called Noise music, probably in part due to our local Trummerflora collective of adventurous musicians and non-traditional venues like art galleries and the Museum of Making Music who are willing to book experimental performances.

From Encinitas' Harry Partch thru NY transplant Gary Wilson and symphonic shrieker Diamanda Galas, San Diego has long opened its arms for aural outsiders.

If interested in more, I recommend checking out the Reader pages and song samples of likeminded locals Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jason Robinson, Zillion Happy Volts, Marcelo Radulovich, Tragic Tantrum, Mono Mono, Sam Lopez, Gary Wilson, Technomania Circus, Tragic Tantrum, and Riververb --- also see related local websites like http://www.myspace.com/sdnoise and http://www.trummerflora.com

Jan. 13, 2011

No Trummerflora wasn't the reason. It's called UCSD: Miller Puckette, Alan Schick. etc. Good try though.

UCSD has a been an international hotbed of experimental music for a long time. Unfortunately, SD's local music has not.

Jan. 13, 2011

I've been connected with or at least apprised of the movements of the Trummerflora folk/Marcos F. since the '90s - even done a bit of collaboration w/... Joe & the experimental music scene originating/branching from UCSD's top-of-the-line music programs (around interviewing Joe for this piece, he said, "Very few graduate programs in the world rival UCSD in the field of experimental computer music.") is a different kettle of fish. There just wasn't room in the piece to go into any of that. When I first saw him perform, I asked Joe if he knows Marcelo Radulovich, Marcos F., Damon Holzborn or Hans Fjellestad (most of whom have left S.D. in the last few years) &, at least to date, he doesn't. But for anyone who's simply interested in new composition and experimental (for lack of a better handle) sounds, Jay Allen's provided a helpful list. Oh, & around exciting sounds emanating from the UCSD program, I have to mention the GO Duo.

Jan. 13, 2011

The San Diego Experimental Guitar Show Artist Profile #3 with Frank Melendez (Riververb, Tar Halos & hING) happens Saturday, January 22 at the Soda Bar - 8PM, $6.00, http://sdxgusa.blogspot.com/

Jan. 17, 2011

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