phog masheeen

Phog masheeen is a sound art/video collective from Costa Mesa, California that focuses on using aerophones, idiophones and electronics for performance and sound design. Audio portions are accompanied by live mixed video. William Almas and Mark Soden Jr. constitute the phog masheeen core performers. Home-brew instruments, common objects and extended techniques involving dry ice are common features of phog masheeen performances. The works of phog masheeen have been presented at the Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival, Boise ID; Sonic Circuits, Washington DC; Electro-Music, Philadelphia, PA; Santa Ana Noise Festival, Santa Ana CA; Norcal Noisefest, Sacramento, CA; Wonder Valley Experimental Festival III, Wonder Valley, CA; Spring Reverb, San Diego, CA: Outsound New Music Summit, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CA, San Francisco, CA; 8 Bit noise art @ Leadway, Chicago, Il; Zoom 2, Torrance, CA; Jawbone Canyon IV, Mojave, CA, Dung Mummy VI, Apple Valley, CA and The Soundwalk, Long Beach, CA.

Portability continues to be a theme. Moving throughout the performance space, phog masheee’s approach continues in that vein. With sonic devices housed in a backpack, Drag and Drop allows the performance to move through the sonic environment. Follow phogmasheeen to keep track of where phog masheeen is roaming.

SoundWalk is on October 5th, 2013. RSVP on Facebook. This will be the 10th and final annual event.