Hi My Name Is Ryan

Live From the MTC (remixed)


Djentrification is scheduled to perform on Friday, January 12
Trunk Space

Related Stories

More About

Live From the MTC, the debut release on Phoenix-based DIY label onewordlong, isn't exactly music because the conceptual art piece doesn't abide by any familiar formula. Project founder JRC, co-owner of the Trunk Space art gallery and performance venue, recruited four local artists/musicians (Archbishop Jason Polland, The Coitus, Zach Burba, and Djentrification) to interpret a cassette tape mailed to JRC by artist extraordinaire Ryan Avery, who is currently serving on a two-year Mormon mission. The result of each sound artist layering live sounds and effects over Avery's vocal performance — ranging from the recitation of his taxing schedule to his missionary-in-training singing while urinating — is an essential recorded document that places an integral time stamp on the downtown arts scene. Standouts from the 15-track effort include Burba's endearing atmospheric textures and studies in noise, as well as the 26-minute soundscape sculpted by Djentrification, who samples action-show themes, techno-type beats, sports commentaries, and a bizarre playing card trick tutorial. The creative sound constructions are successful because, in the spirit of Avery's religious undertaking, the artists tastefully shape the raw tape into a transformative listening experience.

My Voice Nation Help
Sort: Newest | Oldest
Phoenix Concert Tickets

Concert Calendar

  • July
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun
  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu