[ CALL FOR ARTISTS ] HzCollective's MegaHz Festival

As a member of HzCollective, a Virginia-based experimental music collective, I organize shows in Charlottesville, VA. The collective is putting on a two-day, two-city experimental music festival over the second weekend of October.

If you're musical experimenter, do consider submit to the fest!

See below for details//

HzCollective Presents: MegaHz Experimental & Noise Festival
October 11th-12th, 2008

Call For Submissions:

HzCollective Presents: 'MegaHz', a festival of international, touring and local artists presenting experimental, noise & avant garde music and visual media. Taking place between Charlottesville [Saturday October 11th] & Richmond, VA [Sunday October 12th], 'MegaHz' will serve as an opportunity for artists to collaborate, share & present their ideas of improvisation and avant garde composition to the perceptive experimental communities that exist within these two cities.

All experimental, noise, & avant garde musicians interested in participating in this year's festival are encouraged to submit a recording and short bio for consideration. The deadline is August 1st. All submissions will be carefully considered by the HzCollective Festival Committee and notice of acceptance will be sent via email by September 1st.

Due to the D.I.Y. nature of this event (no grants, not-for profit status, etc.) we can promise only a place to crash and nutritional sustanance. So we ask that you come prepared to participate for the purpose of community-building and networking with other artists and enthusiasts. If we collect sufficient funds from the event, we will gladly compensate performers with an equal slice of the door.

Please keep in mind that the two day festivals are in two different cities, both two hours from D.C. and one hour from each other. Be sure to clarify which date(s) your submission is to be considered for.

ATTN: RECORD LABELS! Day Two of the Festival in Richmond, Virginia will play host to a Record Label Expo, so if your record label is interested in tabling merchandise and information during this years event please write: hzcollective@gmail.com

Submit Material (CD & Bio/Press Sheet) To:
(No Mp3's, physical recordings only)

PO BOX 4296
Richmond, VA 23220

HzCollective is a Virginia based experimental, noise & improvised music collective serving to strengthen the bond between the Richmond and Charlottesville creative arts communities. The collective fosters a local network of experimental artists and enthusiasts by organizing performances and workshops involving local and touring artists from around world.

email: hzcollective@gmail.com


YellowBuzz Video: Carol Bui live @ UVa

I invited Carol Bui to speak with my students in my summer course Race and Ethnicity in Popular Music. Carol presented an extended self introduction, touching on her musical influences such as Vietnamese singer Kanh Ly and issues related to growing up as Vietnamese American. Then she played a solo short set of three songs from her latest album Everyone Wore White: 1) "Rockville"; 2) "Quan An"; 3) "Modern Dance." What a treat!

YellowBuzz Video: VHS or Beta live @ Toads Place

VHS or Beta, led by Craig Pfunder, played a kicking set at Toad's Place in Richmond, VA on April 12, 2008. Captured on my little camera is a video clip one of the songs at the show.

interview with Craig Pfunder, pages 34-7, RVA Magazine: