The Noodles are a trio of sonic collagists
improvising with acoustic, electronic, sampled and concrete sound. They
are emerging from the culture jamming tradition of media ecology into
the big, bright light of sweet, narcotic noise.
Like true experimentalists their performances vary in shape and scale
from brief pieces transmitted to strategically placed transistor radios
to five-hour sleep sets, but their peculiar brand of distorted samples
and heartbreaking ambient beds lie at the center. Much of their work
is event-specific, built on sonic capture of audience, performers, and
environment. They bring to bear countless hours of diverse research
and field recordings to create fixed pieces that contemplate a variety
of subjects: 100 Days of Jerry Brown, English
Lessons on Chinese Radio, and Tell Me What
To Do, a meditation on instructional audio presented by the San
Francisco Tape Music Festival in 2004.
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The Noodles keep thinking that recombinant audio is a moribund art form,
at its very best simply amoral and at its very worst sound and fury
But the Noodles can't afford the gear
that would take it to the next level: multi-channel theatrical sound
sculptures. You know. Like Queen used to do.
But days go by and the Noodles find themselves
making and remaking and übermaking more sound.
Frankly, what else can the Noodles do?
The Noodles are born to this.