The Tucson Noise Symposium
The TNS is an annual, several-day festival/conference in Tucson, Arizona, in April, with related events at other times. (You can see information about our inaugural 2017 fest here.
The 2018 symposium will be April 24 - 28. Featured guests include Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe (Techne), Jon Leidecker, John Niekrasz, Zachary Watkins, Lana Del Rabies, Jessica Schwartz, Amy Cimini, and more. Venues include Exploded View Microcinema, Dunbar School Project, University of Arizona Music School, and Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art.
The idea is: Let's gather together people doing noise in Tucson (and beyond!) Let's listen to all the different ways they are doing noise. Everything is open to everybody and each show is 5 dollars or free.
Tuesday, April 24 3.30 PM, Room 205, ENR2 Building, UA Campus: "Feminism + Noise," a talk by Bonnie Jones and Suzanne Thorpe. Wednesday, April 25 10 AM, @ MOCA Tucson: a TECHNE Workshop for young women, "Build a Contact Mic Instrument." 7 PM, @ MOCA Tucson: a performance by Bonnies Jones & Suzanne Thorpe (duo) w/ Karima Walker, and Confirmation Bias 10 PM, @ Floor Polish: Destined for Greatness tape release featuring DO(OM) Yoga, performed live by Illslur Thursday, April 26 12 PM – 7 PM @ Exploded View Microcinema: Saxorcism, a sound installation by Jim Colby 3:30 PM, Room 146, Fred Fox School of Music: "Lingua Frantica," a musico-poetics workshop with John Niekrasz 7:30 PM, @ Exploded View Microcinema: performances by Jim Colby, John Niekrasz, Patrick Cain, and born2death Friday, April 27 Talks @Education North Building, UA Campus: 10 AM: Jon "Wobbly" Leidecker on the history of feedback 11.30 AM: Zachary James Watkins on new "Black noise, and Sam An (aka Lana Del Rabies) on what it means to work in darker genres 2 PM: Amy Cimini and Eric Laska on listening, arbitrary spaces, and noise 3.30 PM: Jessica Schwartz, "Los Angeles. The City of Angels. Punked." 7 PM, @ Dunbar African-American Community Center: Zachary Watkins, Lana Del Rabies, Amy Cimini, Modular Biologique, The Degenerates, Khaine Alhazared, Zak Giguereski, & Zachary Reid (trio), Adam Cooper-Terán, Non-Binary Noise Choir Saturday, April 28 2 PM, Room 146, Fred Fox School of Music: "New York School Now:" Jon Leidecker, Glenn Weyant, and Michael Dauphinais performing Cage, Young, Lucier, and more. 7 PM, @ Dunbar African-American Community Center: GRLA (LA), Dayak, Orange Circle, FGGTFAILUR, Depressive, Ryan Phen Troncoso, Genitals, Prabjit Virdee, Jeff Lownsbury Late Night, @ Dunbar: Sibilance, DJs PU Stinky and Helthy J