February 12, 2011, Chicago blizzard. I discussed ASCII with two friendsChris Hefner and Bruce Nealwith whom I had been actively exchanging downloaded audio discoveries. Since 2005, I had been distributing CDR mixes with booklets of drawings, and I wanted to excelerate the feedback loop of online audio research and assembly. The resultant mixes and objects would be elevated to a social endeavorlike a tupperware club, with the mystique of an esoteric lodgeencumbered with specifications to heighten the sense of rigor, and adorned by aspirations of elegance and fine apparel.
The project mutated over time to become a mixture of exhibition and performance, but always anchored in sonic interests.