Harsh, Thoughtful, Performative Noise: Tonight at Silent Barn

January 13, 2014 | Marina Galperina

“Tonight is not only atypical of a normal night at Silent Barn, but also will be an opportunity to see acts that have never been seen before and collaborations that we may never see again,” Jane Chardiet tells ANIMAL. Her joint night with Bob Bellerue at Brooklyn’s Silent Barn tonight promises “short and sweet sets in rapid succession” with harsh noise acts from Texas and beyond.

“Dromez, hailing from Austin, is one of the premier female harsh noise ladies of right now,” Jane Chardiet explains. “She has practically been on tour for two years straight now and has perfected her game. She’s going to be joined by Tinnitus Stimulius for a very special collab. Who knows what we can expect. Dromez tends to be chaotic and visceral while Tinnitus Stimulus tends to me more calculated. I saw this picture of their last collaboration and it got me excited. She is on tour with two other texan power electronic acts that rarely make it through.”

“Flared Nostril is the noise side project of emil from Dawn of Humans, and we can expect something weird and theatrical,” Jane says. Also premiering today, is Mercury Living Presence, a new solo project by Kyle Keays. “Kyle Keays who does sound and issue project room/ for the men and has a wonderful sense of all that is sonic is opening with his first ever noise solo set but I have nothing but faith.”

So do we. Last event Jane curated at 285 Kent was one of the best shows I’ve seen at the storied venue.

“All the acts tonight are harsh but performantive and thoughtful.”


Dromez, Dakota Hogback, Sobering, Spicoli, Flared Nostril, Mercury Living Presence, $7, Silent Barn. Doors: 8pm. (Image: Dromez, Jane Chardiet)