Hell Hoarse is Chuck Bettis on electronics (aka self-built max patch + a bunch of controllers) and Brendan Murray on electronics (aka computer and/or analog electronics, depending on his mood). Hell Hoarse is interested in dismantling the notions of slowly evolving electronics to propel the listener in a mental space that is devoid of western timeframes.
[Sep 13] Hell Hoarse in Quad!
Chuck Bettis, Brendan Murray
Friday, September 13th, 2013, 7pm
Harvestworks – www.harvestworks.org
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker
Chuck Bettis is a sound scientist and audio activist who utilizes both electronics and voice in his sonic protest research. Bettis was raised in the fertile HarDCore soil, nourished within Baltimore’s enigmatic avant garde gatherings, and currently blossoming in New York’s downtown musical tribe. He has performed with John Zorn, Fred Frith, Jamie Saft, and Afrirampo to name a few. Some of the musicians Bettis has recorded and played live with are as follows; Ikue Mori, Nautical Almanac, Audrey Chen, Yellow Swans, Toshio Kajiwara, Mick Barr, etc, plus a long history of punk bands he was in (most notably the experimental punk band Meta-matics as well as the enigmatic All Scars). Currently he is working on many of his experimental projects such as Mossenek (duo with Mick Barr), Brown Wing Overdrive (trio with Mikey IQ Jones & Derek Morton), Mudang Rouge (quartet with Jerry Lim, Evan Rapport, Josh Blair), Period (trio with Mike Pride, Charlie Looker), HellHoarse (duo with Brendan Murray), Pretty Clicks (duo with Berangere Maximin) and Chatterblip (duo with Dafna Naphtali), in addition to improvising, recording, or composing with an array of musicians from around the world.
Brendan Murray is a composer/performer from Cambridge, MA. Active since 1999, he is interested in repetitive structure, computer music, electronic processing instruments and intuitive composition. Current activities include the band TAPS with drummer Chris Strunk, improvising with Chuck Bettis in Hell Hoarse and composing new music for electronics and instruments, most recently for the Callithumpian Consort at New England Conservatory.