KCSB-FM + CISM Present Negativland’s Mark Hosler + Wobbly w/ Irene Moon (Concert + Roundtable Workshop)

Thursday, May 24, 2018
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Free Event

On May 24th, KCSB-FM and UCSB’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM) welcome the performers Mark Hosler and Wobbly (aka Jon Leidecker) of Negativland, with Irene Moon, to the KCSB courtyard under UCSB’s Storke Tower for a night of audiovisual experimentation.

Doors open at 7:30pm and music begins at 8pm. This event is free, all ages, and open to the general public.

Negativland is an experimental “plunderphonics” project that creates sound art through extensive audio sampling. Founded in 1977 and primarily active through the ’80s and ’90s, Negativland is at the forefront of the “culture jamming” movement, pushing the boundaries of copyright law and redefining definitions of artistic authorship. As they evolved, Negativland has dabbled in sound collage, noise, spoken word, and more, all while honing their image of ironic corporatism.

As a solo artist, founding member Mark Hosler manipulates and augments raw sound sources to create a choral rain forest of electronic ear candy, blurring the distinction between man and machine.

Wobbly (Jon Leidecker), who began working with the band in 1987, joined more officially in 2011. He has also recorded with Thurston Moore, Moebius, and Matmos, among others. His music has expanded upon his engagement with Negativland, dipping into turntablism, glitch, indeterminacy, and more.

The two are joined by Irene Moon, who fuses insect entomology with performance art for a musical PowerPoint presentation. Ms. Moon also co-hosts “Unknown Territories” on KCSB-FM, which airs every Monday at 9am.

Before the performances, UCSB Music Professor David Novak (CISM’s chairperson) will be facilitating a round table discussion and plunderphonics workshop with the acts. The discussion begins at 2pm in the KCSB courtyard and is also open to the general public.

Each of these informative and creative sessions will be aired on KCSB at 91.9 FM and streamed online at kcsb.org.