[rumori] People Like Us and Steev Hise, April 17 in Portland

From: Steev Hise (steevATdetritus.net)
Date: Mon Apr 15 2002 - 12:12:01 PDT

Can't remember if Vicki announced this already. BTW, how many
rumorites are located in the Portland area? Let me know,
off-list, please.

oh, and, if you come to the show, come up and say hi, I promise I
won't bite. :-)

Wednesday, April 17, 9pm
B-Complex - 315 Se 2nd Ave Portland, OR

An Evening of Sound and Video Collage
Witness live recycled culture featuring London-based People Like Us
(currently on a U.S. tour) and Steev Hise (recently relocated to
Portland), with opening Portland noise-makers Dr. Manischevitz and the
Jihad Squad. Both Steev and PLU will be presenting projected video
collage work accompanied by live audio manipulations and found-sound


Vicki Bennett, under the name People Like Us, has been
smash-and-grabbing from the shallows of cultural waters for ten years.
Over the course of more than ten solo albums, as well as dozens of
contributions to compilations and collaborations with like-minded
artists, dadaist samplings and reshuffling of cultural oddities have
been recurrent themes. Likewise, the use of "found" and recontextualised
recordings into entirely new soundscapes has played a major role,
exposing simultaneously the ridiculous and the sinister. People Like Us
expose a surreal world of bad connections and faulty communications,
where presenters, interviewees, lost stars and found sounds become
trapped in a misfiring loop of reference and repetition. Bellowing a
gagged love song in a stifled spew, this mean mash of psychobabble is a
window into a world of monotony induced trance. Using modern tools as
afforded by the advent of desktop video/audio manipulation and editing,
People Like Us create new landscapes where once were merely soundscapes;
the two disciplines are seamlessly melded together. There is no limit to
the possibilities for new emerging narratives in the visual and aural
world of People Like Us, narratives spoken in a voice unique in the
world of mixed-media "appropriated art. More info:

Steev Hise, born in Iowa and currently based in Portland, Oregon,
has been composing and performing experimental music,
performance, video, and internet art since 1990. At California
Institute of the Arts he studied composition with Morton
Subotnick and Wadada Leo Smith, sound design with Tom Erbe, and
cultural studies with Dick Hebdige. Hise's work centers around
the appropriation and recontextualization of pre-existing
cultural artifacts; in other words, making new art from the old.
He has performed his work across North America and in Europe and
Australia, and has collaborated with a variety of other artists
including Wobbly, The Evolution Control Committee, People Like
Us, and Mr. Meridies. In addition, he has been commisioned to
compose music for several choreographers including Amy Drum and
Jeanne Herring. In 2000 he received the New Langton Bay Area
Award for his internet piece "Detritus Sound Consensus Bakery".
Hise's recordings appear on his CD, "Original" (Illegal
Art/Cha-Bashira) as well as various compilations including
"Deconstructing Beck" (Illegal Art) and "The Toywar Soundtrack"
(Etoy) . Hise is a founding steering committee member of the San
Francisco Electronic Music Festival and the founder of
Detritus.net, an internet site dedicated to recycled culture. For
more information on his work, or Detritus.net, see
http://www.detritus.net/steev, or write to infoATdetritus.net.

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