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2010 ARGENTINA

Martin Irigoyen

AUSTRALIA

SPK Severed Heads John Watermann Black Lung Justice Yeldham Cat Hope Pimmon Oren Ambarchi

AUSTRIA

Hermann Nitsch Fennesz Pomassl

BELGIUM

DDV Imminent Starvation Szkieve

CANADA

Nihilist Spasm Band Michael Snow Istvan Kantor Venetian Snares Knurl The Rita Tim Hecker Iszoloscope

“Noise can blow your head out. Noise is rage. Noise is ecstatic. Noise is psychedelic. Noise is often on the edge between annoyance and bliss. Noises are many things. Noise is a difficult concept to deal with.”

Li Chin Sung/Dickson Dee Ronez

CHINA

Li Jianhong Torturing Nurse Orgasm Denial

The Aesthetics of Noise Torben Sangild This project is an attempt to visually track patterns and relationships in noise music during the last century. Noise bands/artists were organized by location country and existence in years.

CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Milan Knížák

ENGLAND

Information pulled from allmusic, Discogs, and artist’s personal webpages and is up to date as of October 2009.

David Jackman Scratch Orchestra

This project would not be made possible without the following individuals: Ronald Lessard/Emil Beaulieau, RRRecords, Anthony Mangicapra/Haar-Paar-Kraat, Hospital Productions, Nicola Vinciguerra/Fecalove, the Tronik Chondritic Sound Forum, Joe Skinner, Michael Devine-Rosser, Julia Wargaski, Alice Koh, and Agnes Wartner.

Red Square Throbbing Gristle

HIATUS

Neil Campbell Nurse with Wound

Existence (in years) Artist/Band

Nocturnal Emissions Test Dept Justin Broadrick Coil Consumer Electronics Muslimgauze

Research and Design by Erik Carter

Napalm Death The New Blockaders Psychic TV Ramleh Peter Rehberg Skullflower Sutcliffe Jügend Con-Dom

POWER ELECTRONICS

HIATUS

The Grey Wolves Morphogenesis Putrefier Godflesh

An English noise movement that pushed the boundries of electronic noise.

Robin Rimbaud Smell & Quim Whitehouse Zoviet France Robin Storey Dylan Nyoukis Death Pact International Culver V/ Vm Vibracathedral Orchestra Russell Haswell Filthy Turd Fuck Buttons Himei Koukotsu Romance Mutant Ape

FINLAND

Bizarre Uproar Grunt Pan Sonic STROM.ec Uusitalo Gelsomina

FRANCE

Henri Chopin Vivenza Robin Crutchfield Minamata Entre Vifs Vomir

GERMANY

Walter Ruttmann Conrad Schnitzler Gottfried Michael Koenig Asmus Tietchens Einstürzende Neubauten P16.D4 Wolf Vostell Genocide Organ Stephan Mathieu Marcus Schmickler Hildegard Westerkamp Alec Empire Noisex Anenzephalia Atari Teenage Riot P·A·L Synapscape Microstoria Weena Morloch Azoikum Alva Noto Raionbashi Sektion B

GREECE

Family Battle Snake

ITALY

Francesco Balilla Pratella

FUTURISM

Luigi Russolo Antonio Russolo Maurizio Bianchi Mauthausen Orchestra Atrax Morgue

An artistic movement in Italy in the early 1910s that focused on the aesthetics and philosophy of the machine age.

Bad Sector Sigillum S Dead Body Love Fecalove

APAN

Masayuki Takayanagi Yoko Ono Keiji Haino Ryuichi Sakamoto Motoharu Yoshizawa Fushitsusha Merzbow Aube Hijōkaidan

JAPANOISE

Incapacitants Hanatarash

Also known as ジャパノイズ, Japanoise was the name for a highly active and influential noise scene in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s.

KK Null K2 Solmania Dumb Type The Gerogerigegege Ruins Boredoms Masonna Zeni Geva Violent Onsen Geisha Otomo Yoshihide Contagious Orgasm Killer Bug Toshimaru Nakamura Monde Bruits M.S.B.R. C.C.C.C. Pain Jerk Government Alpha Melt-Banana Nobukazu Takemura Diesel Guitar Sachiko M Cracksteel Facialmess OOIOO Acid Mothers Temple Crack Fierce Koji Asano Xinlisupreme Afrirampo

NETHERLANDS

Kapotte Muziek C-drík

NEW ZEALAND

The Dead C

Lasse Marhaug

NORWAY

Zweizz

POLAND

Zbigniew Karkowski

RUSSIA

ZGA F.R.U.I.T.S. Linija Mass

SPAIN

Juan Hidalgo Codorniu Esplendor Geométrico Vagina Dentata Organ Uusitalo

SWEDEN

Blood Ov Thee Christ Brighter Death Now Nordvargr Stratvm Terror Tarmvred

Sewer Election Alfarmania

SWITZERLAND

John Armleder Oscar Wiggli Stendeck

U.S.A

John Cage LaMonte Young

FLUXUS

Henry Flynt Tony Conrad Walter De Maria

An artistic movement in the 1960s that blended different media and disciplines.

Angus MacLise The Residents Maryanne Amacher Rhys Chatham Suicide

NO WAVE

Smegma John Zorn If, Bwana Mars David Moss Lou Reed Boyd Rice

An artistic movement that sprang from New York in the mid-1970s.

Teenage Jesus & the Jerks Monte Cazazza

HIATUS

The Contortions Controlled Bleeding DNA John Duncan Big City Orchestra Borbetomagus The Haters GX Jupitter-Larsen Intrinsic Action Christian Marclay Negativland Glenn Branca Lee Ranaldo Halaka Ron Kuivila Premature Ejaculation HIATUS

Rat At Rat R Scratch Acid

HIATUS

Sonic Youth Z'EV Big Black Caroliner Swans Kenneth Atchley Kim Cascone Coup de Grâce Joseph Nechvatal Emil Beaulieau Cock E.S.P. Mr. Bungle NON Mike Patton Crash Worship PBK Arcane Device Rapeman Thurston Moore James Plotkin Jim O'Rourke Suckdog Black Leather Jesus Richard Ramirez Xome Macronympha

The Gas Chamber Orchestra Irr.App.(Ext) Man Is the Bastard Rat Bastard Harry Pussy Panicsville Skerik Burning Star Core Stephen O'Malley RHY Yau Slicing Grandpa Taint Stimbox

PROVIDENCE, RI

Arab on Radar Lightning Bolt The Locust Nautical Almanac Neptune

A prominent location for noise bands in the 1990s whose origins lied mainly in the Fort Thunder warehouse space.

Skin Crime Stephen Vitiello Bloodyminded Deathpile Forcefield Jamie Saft Kevin Drumm Mindflayer Slogun Wolf Eyes Black Dice Ed Kemper Trio Guillermo Scott Herren Landed MOZ Nic Endo Pink and Brown Converter Edgey Monotract Prurient John Wiese XBXRX Aaron Dilloway Wilt

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Liars Metalux Pedestrian Deposit Sightings An Albatross Growing Hair Police Immaculate:Grotesque Magik Markers Neon Hunk Moe! Staiano The White Mice Whorebutcher Yellow Swans Excepter Belong Mouthus Yellow Tears Athletic Automaton Made in Mexico Clayton Counts Blue Sabbath Black Cheer Marc Broude


A World Of Noise (Research and Design by Erik Carter)