Hear sounds stolen, borrowed and broken by SF Bay artists Steev Hise and Mr. Meridies. Come feel the joy of reel time recontextualization. Two aliens from the north respond to local perpetrator’s “phonomontage” in improvisational bliss. All fun and no effort for your remote control thumb.
Steev Hise and Mr. Meridies (aka Bob Boster) work was first brought together on Illegal Arts’ “Deconstructing Beck” compilation.
Steev Hise’s work centers around appropriation and recontextualization of pre- existing culture, in other words, making new art from the old. He is the designer and administrator of detritus.net a website dedicated to recycled culture. His new CD is “Original”.
Bob Boster is a composer, performer, and multi-media artist. His pseudonym Mr. Meridies performs sound collage which can be consumed in a “pop” manner, but outside of the current modes of appropriation (hip-hop, sample-oriented dance music, commercials, etc.). He has collaborated with Wobbly, A.L. Dentel, Cheryl Leonard, Scott Rosenberg and Vince Galloway among others. Recent projects include bouche, SignWave and the Armageddon String Ensemble.