Burnt dot

Experimental Sound & Visual Art

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YEAR IN REVIEW: ART COMES FROM THE FUTURE

"Burnt Dot is an experimental jazz/noise group that exists between LA and Ashland. The ensemble transcends the physical limitations of concert halls and recording studios by beaming into their rehearsals and shows via telepresence.

We asked them what makes for good collaboration. Here is some of what they said."


Santa Ana Noise Fest VIII is Another Goddamn Great Festival of Sound and Vision

"Noise acts are notorious as free-flowing collectives that include both sound and visual artists, and that's true of SANF8 headliners Burnt Dot. Founded by Sarah Belle Reid and Ryan Gaston, who in collaboration with visual artist Sahir Khan, strive for work that's "as quirky, fiery and thought-provoking as the world that inspires it." Festival co-curator Mark Soden of phog masheeen, who first saw Burnt Dot at NorCal Noisefest earlier this year, calls them a "dialogue duo" for the conversational discourse between Reid's trumpet and Gaston's modular synthesizer."

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INSIDE THE SONIC WORLD OF BURNT DOT: COLLABORATION, BREATH, AND TELEPRESENCE

"In their concerts and videos, Burnt Dot magically and literally enlarges the space of collaboration and musical potential, with old technologies like breath as their anchor (and some cutting edge network audio technology).

Listen to Burnt Dot and you’ll enter a sound world so enmeshed and teeming it’s difficult to tell where one instrument begins or ends."

© Burnt Dot 2016