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Day of Noise

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All things strange and beautiful. Twenty-four hours straight of live experimentation and improvisation, featuring experimental/noise/drone bands and artists from the Bay Area and beyond. A KZSU tradition since the '90s: this is the 19th Day of Noise. Listen in on 90.1 FM in the Bay Area and around the world.

As the founder of Day of Noise, KZSU DJ Voice of Doom puts it:
Noise is the liberation of sound from the narrow rules of conventional music, calling a project noise frees you up to include any kind of sound in the artwork. The Day of Noise event has always been about the freedom of non-commercial radio to deviate from the standardized conceptions of what the audience wants or needs. It exploits the immediacy of the radio format with live performance (which really includes live DJing), there are always actual human beings in the loop making off-the-cuff decisions about what sounds should come next. The listener has the feeling that at any moment, anything might happen, because anything can. The point is to embrace all kinds of creative sounds, not to rule out some types of music for not being noisy enough.


Midnight to Noon

  • 12:00 AM - 12:30 AM - Solo Organ
  • 12:30 AM - 1:00 AM - Dovetail
  • 1:00 AM - 1:30 AM - NoiseHaus Lunch Bunch
  • 1:30 AM - 2:00 AM - FEAST
  • 2:00 AM - 2:30 AM - R Duck
  • 2:30 AM - 3:00 AM - Cruel Work
  • 3:00 AM - 4:00 AM - Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase
  • 4:00 AM - 4:30 AM - Graham Keeton
  • 4:30 AM - 5:00 AM - Cultured Meat
  • 5:00 AM - 5:30 AM - TS Cable
  • 5:30 AM - 6:00 AM - The Noriegas
  • 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM - The All Electric Smart Grid
  • 6:30 AM - 7:00 AM - Machinery of Doom by KZSU's Voice of Doom
  • 7:00 AM - 7:30 AM - David Slusser dawn chorus
  • 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM - Distant Reader
  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Franck Martin
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Blevin Blectum (playing live versions of recent release "OMNII" on the DeathBomb Arc label)
  • 9:00 AM - 09:30 AM - DOPAMINE LIZARD
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Bird Train
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Xør
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - John Bischoff, Tom Djll, Matt Ingalls
  • 11:30 AM -12:00PM - Eurostache
Noon to Midnight

  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Runcible Spoon Fight
  • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Dry Patch
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Usufruct
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Ernesto Diaz-Infante & Ezra Sturm
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Revenant
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - LAHORKA
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Forced Coheasion
  • 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Firebird
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM - A N T I M A T T E R
  • 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Dominic Cramp
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - John Davis
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Analagous Duo
  • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Certone
  • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Adrian Montufar and Ven Voisey
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Doug Lynner
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Headhunter (Headboggle with Carrie Hunter)
  • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM - LUCY
  • 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM - hermischalet
  • 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM - TanukiSpiderCat
  • 9:30 PM - 10:00 PM - Derek Scott
  • 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM - spaceblender
  • 10:30 PM - 11:00 PM - Wilted Perch
  • 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM - Shatter Pattern
  • 11:30 PM - 11:59 PM - Desolation Wildebeest


Solo Organ

12:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Heavy organ


12:30 AM - 1:00 AM

Dovetail is Raub Roy and Dianne Lynn of Weird Ear Records. The duo cultivates improvisational soundscapes through a process of compromise, negotiation, and deep listening. The music draws from a shared love of quasi-repetitive, iterative, and drifting lines/phrases. Dianne plays bass guitar, Raub plays keyboard and mouth speaker, both are complimented by loop based effects system that gnarls and regurgitates their output, effectively the third member of the band. Dianne also performs in Foot SOS, and as Nurse Betty. Raub has played and performed as Horaflora and Scy1e.

NoiseHaus Lunch Bunch

1:00 AM - 1:30 AM

KFJC crackheads and NoiseHaus laborers reunite to explore the studio space.


1:30 AM - 2:00 AM

FEAST is long time working name of Marlon Kurt Kasberg. Feast is a founding member of the psychedlic noise rock project Liquorball and has performed with the likes of Monoshock, Leslie Q and was a longtime collaborator with Iggy and the Stooges saxman Steve Mackay and the Radon Orchestra. He is a KZSU fan since the early 80s and excited to return this year to perform a chill sound induced late nite set!

R Duck

2:00 AM - 2:30 AM

Like sun shining in a black hole. It is music that pulls you into your vegan motorized Lazy Boy powered by a damaged overloaded two prong extension cord.

Cruel Work

2:30 AM - 3:00 AM

Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase

3:00 AM - 4:00 AM

One or more technicians work diligently in their portable lab, mapping electroacoustic crevices with cartoon-like precision. The recording “Slugwater” was one of only 571 pieces to be selected for inclusion in the exhibition Audiosfera, organized by Francisco Lopez at the Reina Sofía museum in Madrid, Spain.

Graham Keeton

4:00 AM - 4:30 AM

Graham Keeton is a Bay Area musician and sound artist. They are a writer of music largely about finding love and hate in the minutiae of everyday life, and attempting to weave cursory and undefined emotions into art. Graham hopes to transcend their carnal form and become a one-dimensional point in space-time.

Cultured Meat

4:30 AM - 5:00 AM

TS Cable

5:00 AM - 5:30 AM

The Noriegas

5:30 AM - 6:00 AM

The most shameless Noise Rock band in the East Bay

The All Electric Smart Grid

6:00 AM - 6:30 AM

Improvised electronic minimalism on a custom algebraic synthesizer.
Electro-mechanical found object sound art

David Slusser dawn chorus

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM

improvised electronics and live instruments mixed with field recordings

Distant Reader

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

Distant Reader is based in Berkeley and plays slow, pensive music. A full-length release, Home Power, is available from Lily Tapes & Discs, and more recent works are available at Bandcamp.
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Franck Martin

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Born and raised in France, a 20-year resident of Fiji and traveller to all the Pacific Islands, Franck Martin is now based out of San Francisco. His musical journey encompasses this multicultural experience. His search for sounds, emotions, going outside the rules, led him to experiment with micro-tones and quadraphonic music using either his modular synthesizer or producing music in 5.1 surround sound, ambisonic or Dolby Atmos/Spatial Audio. Franck Martin performs long sets, 15-30mn or more of live music on his quadraphonic modular synthesizer. He produces electronic music, organizes and promotes well attended events and concerts.
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Blevin Blectum (Bevin Kelley) develops sonic sci-fi fantasy in its most decadent technicolor forms, fueling the journey of OMNII - her latest solo adventure, released by Deathbomb Arc records (digital+cassette). OMNII is the soundtrack to a lost space opera, falling perfectly within the gaps between Barbarella, The Beast in Space, and Planet of the Vampires. Blevin is half of the early-noughties-era Bay-Area fractal-forward electronic-music duo Blectum From Blechdom (with Kristin Galvin aka Kevin Blechdom). They continue to make radically decadent sounds together, between Ukiah and Point Arena, CA.


9:00 AM - 09:30 AM


Bird Train

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Bird Train uses field recordings and various electronic instruments to explore the relationship between humans and nature.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Three east bay musicians who have performed with each other frequently over the decades in other contexts but never as an electro-acoustic trio. John Bischoff (electronics) is a composer known for his solo constructions in real-time synthesis and the pioneering development of computer network music. His recent performances combine hands-on analog circuitry and digital synthesis in open dialog. He was on faculty for many years in the legendary Music Department at Mills College. Tom Djll (trumpet & electronics) is a composer, improviser, and occasional writer on music, educated at the Colorado College, the Creative Music Studio and the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music. His performances feature a unique musical language combining analog synthesis and processing with microtonal and split-tone trumpet improvisations. Oakland musician Matt Ingalls (clarinets) is a composer and improviser heavily influenced by his long involvement in computer music. His composerly solo improvisations explore extended clarinet techniques that interact with the acoustic space, often as combination tones. Matt is the founder and co-director of sfSound, currently curating the West Oakland Sound Series weekly concerts of new and experimental music.


11:30 AM -12:00PM

eurostache emerged on a street corner on Telegraph Ave in Oakland in 2009 as a group project that delves into electro-acoustic, real-time collaborative experiments in sound. Their live performances explore the sound-space of venues through the lens of child-like wonderment. The ensemble, comprising artists from across the SF Bay Area, utilizes a diverse array of elements: novel instruments, found objects, analog synthesizers, FX/meta-processing, sound recordings, and traditional instruments in innovative combinations. Vocalists employ extended techniques to humanize the highly transient cacophony, creating a spectrum of sound that ranges from ambient textures to noise and feedback. Each eurostache performance is a unique experience, setting aside conventional musical structures to traverse the fringes of sonic expression.
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Runcible Spoon Fight

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Runcible Spoon Fight came together at the insistence of Thomas Pynchon's literary agent, who encouraged them to form, thus ensuring a rich supply of a sudden chorus of whoops and yibbles for your event, whether it be a bar mitzvah, battleship launch, or ritual suicide via V2 rocket. The duo is currently exploring more structured forms of improvisation and the re-use of found sounds, but on their own terms...meaning, presumably, something different from the norm. In fact, expect beaten-metal clouds of mercury syringe-drops, squeezed into popcycles of sub-prime numbers only, with peanut-prawn curry icing.

Dry Patch

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

The still rarely-heard harsh noise duo of Oakland-based musicians Michael Zelner and Suki O'Kane
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Usufruct is the right of the people to harvest the fruits of common property. The duo Usufruct, consisting of flutist, composer, vocalist/improviser Polly Springhorn and computer musician Tim Walters, deconstructs, lovingly reassembles, and improvises around found texts and musical materials in the public domain.
Father and son duo -- exploring free improvisation, avant-garde guitar sounds, and electronic landscapes with occasional accompaniment by flutist Marjorie Sturm.


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Revenant (Karl Evangelista-el. gtr, Rei Scampavia - keys, Kevin Corcoran - percussion) is a unique, doom-inflected mixture of free improvisation, intense noise, and moody electronic textures–music that is both chilling and beautiful.


2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Voices and machines of industrial-grade sound for the paranormally-inclined and the emerging proletariat.

Forced Coheasion

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Rent Romus, Lori Varga, and Eli Knowles meet in a bar. From there, they ventured into a cataclysmic nightmare for an avant-garde film sound track yet to be manifest. Untamed passion upon multiple exotic instruments shall be unleashed.


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Trio of musicians, Heikki Koskinen, Rent Romus & Eli Knowles, exploring Nordic bird soundscapes with sampled sounds, flutes and bird whistles and mixing them with improvised music


4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

A N T I M A T T E R is the sound recording of Christopher [aka.Xopher] Davidson : an ongoing exploration into the material of sound. Exploring a multiverse of of sound worlds from the subatomic drift to the subharmonic long wave in his lab the treatment center ; comprised of oscillators, pulse generators, filters, cable adapters, abstract paintings,and an analog computer.. He has also performed as a member of the groups Splendor Generator, Circular Firing Squad, Citizen Band, and 45/102. His collaborations with Zbigniew Karkowski include a series of recording projects: the seminal Function Generator, KHz, Divide by Zero, & Processor. He has, to date, released solo albums as ANTIMATTER : Transfixion, Antimatter Vs. Antimatter, Our Lady of the Skies, Reset, Lux Perpetua, Elegy, The Zero Drifts, and Endless Waves Forever
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Dominic Cramp

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM


John Davis

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

improvised guitar with electronics

Analagous Duo

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rob Beckstrom aka certone has been recording experimental electronic music for the past 25 years in various shapes and forms. Formerly the bass player for bands Sheep Squeeze, Lost Ground, Living War Room and Funeral Diner. He currently uses multiple 4-track tape decks, a eurorack modular system & various small synthesizers to create his form of ambient / noise / drone music. He also runs spareorgan, a small cassette label of like minded artists, and sparepress, a letterpress print studio in Ukiah, Calif. where everything possible is done DIY/in house.

Adrian Montufar and Ven Voisey

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

In their first-ever performance as a duo, Adrián Montúfar [mon-TOO-far] and Ven Voisey [V-oy-Z-ee] present an improvisation that oscillates between brittle raw vocals and electronic drones, feedback tones and noise, slowness and pointillism. Adrián’s artistic practice unfolds in the worlds of free improvisation, contemporary concert music, and sound art, where he engages with the connections between the voice and the body, exploringhow technology can extend and disrupt this relationship. Ven's artwork is rooted in a practice of attention and response; listening and replying. Using a combination of field recordings, voice, found objects, fabricated structures and electronics, his works take a variety of forms: sculpture, installation, video, and multi-channel sound performance.

Doug Lynner

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Doug is known for his intimate, “In-The-Circuit” performance style. That style has given birth to his “Living Synthesis” compositions - part fixed composition, part improvisation, part circuit immersion. His process is to create unique instruments for each performance that are self-active and cross-influencing in which he participates through direct interaction with each instrument’s autonomic activities through their knobs, switches and patch cords.
Headhunter's set will feature poetry reading by Carrie Hunter with light accompaniment by Headboggle. The second part of the set will be new versions of tracks from the Digital Digital Analog album with Carrie reading the liner notes she wrote for the LP
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8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Sound and Drawing as a venture through time and space perceptible through resonance and reflection in the immediate present. Pine Cone Power! How far can you throw it? A bird nest made of trash and string, tracing a line continuously folding back in on itself. These are the kinds of sounds/drawings that can be heard/viewed in the projected and amplified sound-drawing practice of Theresa Currie (project name LUCY). She aligns drawing practice with circuitry using piezo microphones, drawing boards, silverpoint stylus, handmade and vintage analog synths. Very loud.
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8:30 PM - 9:00 PM

R.E. Smith playing other other other.
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9:00 PM - 9:30 PM

TanukiSpiderCat is disassociating and deconstructing sounds and textures. Paranoid sci-fi fantasy, unsettled cello, things that go bump in the night. Extreme sensitivity to initial conditions. Looping, layered, and staggering ever forwards. It’s a fragmented, unlikely animal hailing from San Francisco.
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Derek Scott

9:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Derek has been making various types of electronic music since 1987. He has created music for releases on record labels like Resource, Silent Records, as well as his own (now defunct) netlabel, Dobox Recordings. Nowadays his focus has been on performing live improvisational Techno as part of the group Haptic Synapses, creating soundscapes, and experimenting with various leftfield electronic instruments, effects and composition techniques.


10:00 PM - 10:30 PM

spaceblender is Bay Area musician and composer Josh Mitchell’s harsh noise/drone project, named after his father’s humorous interpretation of the genre. Josh’s background is in physics, and as a result every sound you’re about to hear is inspired and/or directly caused by the beautiful, noisy physics of plain-old everyday stuff.
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Wilted Perch

10:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Wilted Perch started in 2018 in Pula, Croatia and crudely stitches together dreary, isolating and sometimes stagnant drone/post-industrial soundscapes from various sound sources (mostly heavily manipulated field recordings), creating a soundtrack to a confused, displaced, and collapsing mind

Shatter Pattern

11:00 PM - 11:30 PM

The name is literal- we want to shatter patterns- and the expectations that they build, to rebuild from fragments a sonic portal.
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Desolation Wildebeest

11:30 PM - 11:59 PM

Atmospheric ambient sounds
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