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Sonic Circuits Festival Benefit with Chester Hawkins, Fast Not Safe, the unknown sound collective


Saturday Sep 8th 2018 -  8 p.m. -  $10

CHESTER HAWKINS (Washington DC) has recorded and performed a wide range of experimental music since 1985. The best-known project was BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT, which began as an exercise in modern audio Dadaism (via musique concrete and tape-collage) and later expanded to embrace drone, krautrock, electronic psychedelia, brutal noise, and cinematic sound design.

After 28 years, BLUE SAUSAGE INFANT was retired and new works continue under the human name. Using an arsenal of electronics, tapes, acoustics, and modified objects, the goal remains the creation of deep and elegant trance states with a glaze of paranoid tension. Past collaborators in recordings and performances include Richard Pinhas (Heldon), J. Surak (Violet), Dave Newhouse (The Muffins), Insect Factory, Thee Maximalists, Pilesar, and many others.

the unknown sound collective is a multimedia (sound, video, dance, other visuals) art collective formed by Elena Botts (mourning dove) and including many members credited here:
Elena Botts grew up in the DC area, lived briefly in Berlin and Johannesburg, and attended college in upstate New York and NYC. She is a artist of many mediums. She has had six poetry books published. Additionally, her visual art has been exhibited in galleries and she has been making sound art. &

Fast Not Safe performs electroacoustic music with a message, agitprop for all ages. Dave Vosh and Keith Sinzinger have been collaborating for many years. Dave brings his deep knowledge of modular synth improvisation to complement Keith’s samples, loops and other manipulated extractions from contemporary conflict.