|May 23, 2014|
31st Street Pub Tickets: $8 (21+)
Martin Bisi returns to Pittsburgh for a show with Invisible Things(w/ Mark Shippy of US Maple), Outlander, and Radon Chong. Bisi’s recently released album, Ex Nihilo, represents nearly five years of work with a level of abstraction and density that is reminiscent of classic musique concrète. An engineer and producer as well as a writer and performer, it’s clear listening to Bisi’s work that he views the recording studio in its entirely as a creative tool rather than a place to merely replicate something that’s already been created.
Bisi’s prolific career has included producing Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, The Dresden Dolls, Herbie Hancock’s Rockit, Boredoms, Helmet, White Zombie, Cop Shoot Cop, Material/Bill Laswell, Foetus, Serena Maneesh and many others. He’s also contributed to albums by Iggy Pop and The Ramones.
Bisi’s studio in Brooklyn, BC Studios is the subject of an upcoming documentary which we expect ob e out sometime this summer. It includes comments by Bill Laswell, Michael Gira of Swans, Bob Bert of Sonic Youth, Jim Thirlwell aka Foetus, Brian Viglione of Dresden Dolls. Check it out…