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AUX Vol. 2

AUX Vol. 2

AUX Vol. 2
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AUX Vol. 2 is a collection of experimental sound featuring artists from Athens, GA and beyond. Curated by Heather McIntosh in an edition of 250 CDs and posters designed by Joshua Ray Stephens and hand printed by David Savino. It includes 17 previously unreleased audio tracks and an original poem by Jeff Fallis.

Purchase AUX Vol. 2 ($20 + shipping)

Featuring

Derek Almstead
Visitations
Hannah Jones
Orthopedics
The Olivia Tremor Control
Jessica Pavone and Mary Halvorson
Killick
Jay Nackashi
feltbattery
Dave McDonnell
mohtzégorf
Spider Veins
Jeremiah Cymerman
Nate Wooley
Christopher Hoffman
Aaron Siegel
Melted Men
horaflora
Dark Meat

Credits

Curator: Heather McIntosh
Poetry: Jeff Fallis
Design: Joshua Ray Stephens
Printing: David Savino
Mastering: Derek Almstead
Executive Producer: Mark Callahan

Media

"Very nice" - Signal to Noise Journal
Pitchfork "Olivia Tremor Control Return"

Flagpole Magazine "AUX Vol. 2 CD Release"

AUX Vol. 1

AUX Vol. 1

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AUX Vol. 1 is a collection of experimental sound from Athens, GA. Designed by graduate students in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the packaging is entirely hand printed and assembled using archival materials. Curators JoE Silva, Heather McIntosh, and Steven Trimmer selected 18 tracksfor the project, representing diverse means of production and approaches to sound.

Purchase AUX Vol. 1 ($30 + shipping)

Featuring

Chronicle Ape and the New Sound
Javier
Sarah Black
Korena Pang
W. Cullen Hart
Noisettes
Heather McIntosh
Make Out Music for Insects
Blake Helton and Colin Bragg
Desk Pussy
Mark Fisher
Hannah Jones
Matt Williams
The QRM
The Leapyear
Pelican City
Manipulated Sound Source

Credits

Design Team: Danielle Benson, Amanda Burk, Stephanie Dotson, Audrey Molinare
Essays: Jesse Jarnow (website), JoE Silva (print)
Mastering: Chase Park Transduction
Executive Producer: Mark Callahan

The AUX Vol. 1 website was created by John Crowe with the support of a UGA Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) Summer Fellowship.

Media

Optical Atlas "AUX Review"
Frank and Earthy Blog "Another Set of Flowers"
JURO "Best of CURO"

Festivals

AUX 5

AUX 5 Experimental Arts Festival
May 7, 2011

Featuring

Robert Schneider and Colleagues: Demonstration of the Teletron Mind Controller for Synthesizer
Andrew Raffo Dewar
Surprise Performance: The Soap Scums
Improvised Dance Study: Anna Bracewell, Toi Brown, Allison Gantz, Chryssy Oseni, and Amelia Reiser with John Fernandes and Heather McIntosh
The Nice Machine
Hidden Noise Ensemble
Geisterkatzen
Trash Raft
Michael Guthrie
Merlin Olsen Twins
The Master's Request
Throne Room
Now Yes
Crow's Feet
Green Thrift Grocery
Nevada Gas Trio
Goldensection
LWOW
Lorkakar
Chartreuse
Raw Ass Temple
Smoggo
Abandon the Earth Mission
Bill Doss presents the Flash Card Orchestra
Grape Soda
The Visitations
Dixie Blood Mustache
The Magic Tape Cube, brought to you by Magic Tape Research
C.D. Howe
Mallory Baxley
Julian Bozeman
Virginia Broyles
RG Brown III
Dwayne Butcher
Daniel Cellucci
Dickie Cox
Matt Glass
Alessandra Hoshor
Mike Krzyzaniak
Cobra McVey
Elizabeth Owen
Robert August Peterson
Justin Plakas
Amelia Reiser
Peter Russell
Seth Nicholas Stephens
Whistling School for Boys
Mary Willoughby

Credits

Curator: Heather McIntosh
Video Program: Jessica McVey, Elizabeth Owen, Peter Russell
Artwork: Hannah Jones
Executive Producer: Mark Callahan

Sponsors

Little Kings Shuffle Club
Ciné
Vision Video
Nuçi's Space
Portapro Portable Productions
Transmetropolitan
Flagpole Magazine
Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

Media

Pitchfork "Watch Jeff Mangum Perform with a Weird Experimental Athens, Georgia Supergroup"
Deadlydesigns.com "Photos: AUX Experimental Arts Festival"
Flagpole Magazine "Five Years of AUX"
Athens Banner-Herald "Musicians Go Outside the Box for AUX"

AUX 4

AUX 4 Experimental Arts Festival

April 10, 2010

Featuring

Mary Halvorson and Jessica Pavone
Michael Columbia
Jeff Fallis
Nutritional Peace
Rah as Tempel
The Visitors
Pocket Full of Claptonite
Magic Tape Research
John Fernandes
Denise Posnak, Laura Hoffman, and Amanda Martin
The Visitations
Steven Trimmer
Hannah Jones
MANS TRASH
Aman Amun
Dream Scene
Case Quarter
Geisterkatzen
The Untanglers
The Flash Card Orchestra!
The Odd Trio
Brave New Citizen
Justin Roberts
Eye Gate
Dan Hole Pond
Elliott Earls
Ashley Ohman
Joleen Toner
Chris Cogan
Eddie Whelan
Ash Sechler
Carlos Casas
Ries Straver
John Crowe
Seth Nicholas Stephens

Credits

Curator: Heather McIntosh
Video Program: Seth Nicholas Stephens
Market Coordinator: Serra Ferguson
Design: Joshua Ray Stephens
Executive Producer: Mark Callahan

Sponsors

Little Kings Shuffle Club
Ciné
Nuçi's Space
Flagpole Magazine
Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

Media

Flagpole Magazine "The AUX Festival Turns 4"

AUX 3

AUX 3 Experimental Arts Festival
February 21, 2009

Featuring

Deonna Mann and Medaglia d'Oro Orchestra
Icy Demons
Dark Meat
Youth Movement Workshop
Glasspacks
Killick
A Horse Is A Sphere
The Rectanglers
Howling Jelly
Our New Silence
Dream Scene
Some Meat Out of the Eater
Mercer Street
Lisa Yaconelli
Denise Posnak and Page Campbell
Julie Rothschild and Shawn Copeland
Maps and Transit
Bill Doss presents the Flashcard Orchestra
Brave New Citizen
Spirit of the Falcon-XL
AMJ Crawford
Ash Sechler
Daniel Osborne
Eddie Whelan
Javier Morales
John Crowe
John Michael Boling
Micki Davis
Robert Peterson
Seth Nicholas Stephens
Winston Parker

Credits

Curator: Heather McIntosh
Video Program: Eddie Whelan
Sound Installation: Robert Peterson
Market Coordinator: Serra Ferguson
Artwork: Tate Foley
Executive Producer: Mark Callahan

Sponsors

Little Kings Shuffle Club
Ciné
Nuçi's Space
Flagpole Magazine
Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

Media

Flagpole Magazine "Colorful Experimentations in Art and Music"
Athens Banner-Herald "Festival an Amalgamation of Sights and Sounds"
The Red and Black "Move Over Music: Festival Goes Beyond Tradition"

AUX 2

AUX 2 Experimental Arts Festival
February 23, 2008

Featuring

Auk Theatre
Black Swan Network
Paul Thomas
Chris Herron and Friends
A Horse Is A Sphere
Howling Jelly
Hidden Noise Ensemble
Dark Meat/Pterodactyl Wingspan
Maps and Transit
Dream Circle
Lorkakar
Kid Pork
Eyes and Arms of Smoke
Julie Rothschild
Laura Hoffman
Andrea Trombetta
Laura Glenn
Kate Schoenke
Maryn Vance
Mark Callahan
Dixie Blood Mustache
Dickie Cox
Jonathan Railey
Jorge Torres
John Crowe
Tony Bravo
Ash Sechler
Eddie the Wheel
Rick Silva

Credits

Curator: Heather McIntosh
Video Program: Eddie Whelan
Market Coordinator: Kristen Bach
Design: Javier Morales
Executive Producer: Mark Callahan

Sponsors

Little Kings Shuffle Club
Ciné
Flicker Theatre and Bar
Nuçi's Space
Flagpole Magazine
Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

Media

Flagpole Magazine "Elemental Fringes"
Athens Banner-Herald "Free-Form Festival a Meeting of Creative Minds"
Optical Atlas "Report from AUX 2"

AUX 1

AUX Collaborative Arts Event
August 26, 2006

Featuring

Black Swan Network
Auk Theatre
Diet Rock Star
Lorkakar
Colin Bragg
Sarah Black
Brian Wilke
The French Toasts
Steven Yi
Paul Thomas
Julie Rothschild
Dickie Cox
Laura Glenn
Kevin Hoth
Jonathan Railey
Mark Callahan
Ear Lint Uzi
Andrea Trombetta
Killick
My Parents
James Hearon
Eli Queen
Jorge Torres
Skooby Laposky
Javier Morales
John Michael Boling
Eric Harris
Kate Schoenke

Credits

Curator: Heather McIntosh
Design: Audrey Molinare
Executive Producer: Mark Callahan

Sponsors

ATHICA
Floorspace
Nuçi's Space
Flagpole Magazine
Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

Workshops

Faust

Faust in Athens
October 10-11, 2009

The legendary experimental music group Faust gave a sold-out performance at the 40 Watt Club followed by a workshop at Ciné the next day. Athens was the final stop in Faust's long-awaited tour of North America featuring original group members Jean-Herve Peron and Werner "Zappi" Diermaier, along with James Johnston (Gallon Drunk, Lydia Lunch, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and visual/video artist, painter, and musician Geraldine Swayne.

The Faust poster is a limited edition, two-color handmade screenprint on archival paper designed and printed by Tate Foley and based on drawings by Will Hart.

Purchase Faust poster ($10 + shipping)

Sponsors

Orange Twin
Nuçi's Space
Ciné
Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

Media

Deadlydesigns.com "Photos: Faust and Circulatory System"
Deadlydesigns.com "Photos: Faust Workshop"
Flagpole Magazine "Watch and Learn from Faust"

AUX Youth WorkshopArtwork: Kiran Fernandes

Sound and Movement Composition
Integrated Arts Workshop for Youth

Winter 2009

A five-session workshop for ages 8-12 with instructors Heather McIntosh and Laura Glenn. Students learned how to create sound and movement compositions by exploring color, texture, dynamics, and spatial awareness in performance. The workshop culminated in a public performance during a First Friday event at the Chase Street Warehouses Railroad Arts District.

Sponsors

Floorspace
Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE)

Store

AUX Store

AUX Store

Limited-edition AUX merchandise may be purchased through a secure website maintained by the University of Georgia (credit card only):

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Local sales in Athens may be arranged by contacting info@auxfestival.com (cash or check only).

You may also make a tax-deductible donation through the UGA Georgia Fund website (include the word "AUX" in comment box).

All proceeds from sales and donations support future AUX events and publications.

Contact

AUX is an event and publication series devoted to experimental art in all forms. Based in Athens, Georgia, AUX is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at the University of Georgia. For more information contact info@auxfestival.com.

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