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Noise And Experimental Music Festival Coming To Yellow Cab

Amplified Humans Festival

If you’ve been a listener to Alpha Rhythms Sunday nights on WYSO over the years you may have at least been exposed to the music of John Cage, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich and even some early Pink Floyd.

These are just some artists who have delved into the world of experimental music and sound.

If you’re a fan of the genre, you can get a big fix over two days - August 12th and 13th – at the Amplified Humans Festival at the Yellow Cab Building in Dayton. The festival will feature artists from Japan and Canada who will join other musicians from across the US and revel in the sounds of noise and experimental music.

To get some details on the event, we spoke with co-organizer Luke Tandy. 

More from the festival organizers: (WYSO is not responsible for this content) Noise music challenges typical music and song-writing conventions in favor of producing sounds that are created with an near infinite number of methods & techniques, offering the artist to explore ideas through the freedom of abstract sound creation. Influenced by the Futurist and Dada art movements of the early 20th century, contemporary artists employ dissonance, found sound, improvisation, and cacophony to construct sonic tapestries of varied textures, composition, and intent.

“N​OISE is as old as millions of years of volcanic eruption and mountain erosion. The modern industry of metal and machines added more to this mix. All we do is use everything at our disposal to record the true power that has been filling the airwaves since the beginning of time." -- Joseph Roemer, Macronympha member.

Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.