needle/Sony Mao and The Inertials

presented by ArtCenter/South Florida


needle (aka Sony Mao) as part of The Inertials (ArtCenter/South Florida) “needle/microsound lounge”

In civilian guise, needle (aka Sony Mao) "... is an internationally known avant-garde sound and video artist who, during the past decade, has been called "one of Miami's foremost experimental musicians"by The Miami Herald, "the father of Miami's experimental scene" by Spanish journalist Vidal Romero, and an "aural terrorist" by Miami New Times. needle (aka Sony Mao) is part of The Inertials whose current project "WAXING AND WANING (Bridging the Gap)" celebrates South Florida sounds by creating new ones, with contemporary sound artists and musicians making live overdubs onto vintage recordings of South Florida-based artists, resulting in a montage of historical and actual performance. To that end, THE INERTIALS' SOUND SYSTEM presents: needle/microsound lounge, a "... 'cocktail music' constructed at the atomic level, using intercepted communiques between Beta Bodega Coalition (BBC) operatives during the 2000 BBC USA/EURO "nCryption tour" manipulated through an array of encryption engines incorporating granular synthesis and chaos theory developed at the BBCLACR (Beta Bodega Coalition Laboratory for Advanced Communication Research) signal intelligence division.

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