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Michael Chocholak

Michael Chocholak

Michael Chocholak


"Michael Chocholak is a sound shaman. His music transforms you, carries you away to other realities, other dimensions and other states of conciousness. If you are looking for a Bardo preview, this is the soundtrack." - Misha Nogha. Electronic and electroacoustic soundscapes. Abstract. Visceral and imagick. Structured improvisations. Surreal architectures. Alternate mythologies. Although initially a guitarist, any sound source is considered a potential instrument from skin drum to pc. Read more on Last.fm
"Michael Chocholak is a sound shaman. His music transforms you, carries you away to other realities, other dimensions and other states of conciousness. If you are looking for a Bardo preview, this is the soundtrack." - Misha Nogha. Electronic and electroacoustic soundscapes. Abstract.

Visceral and imagick. Structured improvisations. Surreal architectures. Alternate mythologies.

Although initially a guitarist, any sound source is considered a potential instrument from skin drum to pc. After moving across country to Oregon in the late 60's, Michael spent a year secluded in an old 19th century house surrounded by cattle bones, plow discs, pieces of wood and glass and other sonic objects suspended from the ceiling, running 20 foot tape loops on multiple recorders, and circuit bending sound processors out of discarded electronics. He emerged to front a number of ensembles playing original and improvisational music and issued over 25 independent releases including collaborations with cyberpunk writer and rocker John Shirley, German electronic music pioneer Conrad Schnitzler, Canadian text/sound composer and performer Richard Truhlar, Australian sound artist Rik Rue, the Schreck electroacoustic Ensemble, poets David Memmott and Mel Buffington, the garage band Leather Smile, world fusion vocalist Pandia, surreal transformationalist Richard Dunlap, and his wife, writer and poet Misha Nogha. His work has been featured by Peripheral Music, echOmusic, Underwhich Audiographics, Generations Unlimited, Harvestworks and Realization Recordings. In addition to studio and live performance, he has composed for film, video, graphics, dance, theatre, literature, poetry, installations, and the internet.

Believing in the celebration and free interchange of musics and sound, he surrounds his home with kinetic sound sculptures and has released over 100 free mp3 tracks to the planet. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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