January 20th is Inauguration Day. To mark this new, challenging, political inflection-point we, the artists involved in this compilation, are releasing Notes from Sub-Underground a collection of material: music, sound, and assorted aural ephemera. It is a project put forth by over 50 artists from across multiple disciplines and practices.
Brian Adler, Casey Anderson, Ranjit Bhatnagar, G. Douglas Barrett, Bob Bellerue, Lea Bertucci, Christopher Botta+String Noise (Conrad Harris+Pauline Kim Harris), Jason Cady, Mallory Catlett/Black-Eyed Susan, Scott Cazan, Carolyn Chen, Tom Chiu, Steve Dalachinsky, Bill Dietz, Dither Guitar Quartet, Brendan Dougherty, Shayna Dunkelman, English (Bonnie Jones +Joe Foster), Kevin Farrell, Jim Findlay, Richard Foreman, iT Boy, Nick Hallett, Brian Harnetty, John Hastings, Ryan Holsopple/31 Down James Ilgenfritz, Jantar, Dan Joseph, David Kant, Catherine Lamb, Zach Layton, Catrin Lloyd-Bollard, Jonathan Marmor, Christopher McIntyre, Brian McCorkle, Paula Matthusen, Devin Maxwell, Aaron Meicht, MIL KDU DES, Phill Niblock, Object Collection (Kara Feely+Travis Just), Ensemble Pamplemousse, Fulya Peker, Michael Pisaro, Dean Rosenthal, Matana Roberts, Ric Royer, David Schafer, Aaron Siegel, Andrew C. Smith, Matthew Evan Taylor, Suzanne Thorpe, Quentin Tolimieri, Michael Vincent Waller, Philip White+Melissa Hughes, Owen Weaver+Tristan Perich, Jeremy Woodruff, and MORE
Notes from Sub-Underground will be available as a digital download to anyone who contributes ANY amount (even $1). 100% of the money contributed will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
This is not a substitute for direct political action in the face of difficult circumstances. But as purveyors of experimental performance/music/theater/art, producing work is something we are good at. Subterranean networks are the lifeblood of experimental art. It is a corollary for political activity. We flex these muscles now, to strengthen the ties across our communities.
This compilation features only American artists. Obviously we are aware that this event in American politics impacts the entire world, quite possibly in terrible disproportion. And we want borders to be erased. Nonetheless, it seems best to us, for the purposes of this compilation, to focus it thus.
On January 20th, everyone who has donated will be sent a download link for the complete compilation in both FLAC and MP3 formats. When you donate, please make sure to give your email address (we promise that this email address will not be added to any mailing lists or used in any other way).
Kara Feely+Travis Just (Object Collection)