November 4, 2005
Colorforms played Moe's Bar in downtown Cleveland, Friday, 11/4/2005.
Opener was Dan Friel of Parts & Labor (NYC), followed by Colorforms,
and headlining was Big Bear (Boston, Mass.) Moes Bar & Grill
is at 1740 E. 17th St., Cleveland, Ohio, 44115, (216) 621-2552.
On a related side-note: The debut Colorforms
album has been reviewed favorably in both the Cleveland Free
Times and Scene
For more info, please check the colorforms
August 7, 2005
Recent PTB show: Sounds from the Salon: Sample-based music made
entirely from 16th - 18th century compositions (the first era of the
traditional French salons.) Lots of sampling techniques displayed here,
which created a more dynamic listening experience.
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October 30, 2005
Colorforms performed @ the Pats
in the Flats Halloween show, along with Kong Sauce, Ohm's Law, and
the Armenian Dance Ensemble (Steve Barrett's latest project requiring
September 15, 2005
Colorforms were grateful
to have been given the honor of playing WRUWs Live From Cleveland
show! This also happened to be WRUWs first ever Live From Cleveland
performance using their all new digital (and very slick) mixing board
in studio B.
releases first full length album! Colorforms
consists of Press The Button members: every man, J.
Kyle Moyer, and 9 Volt Haunted House's
Jack Smiley. After its first two weeks of being released, it
entered the top 5 on the two most respected Cleveland's college radio
station charts! (WRUW and WCSB
- okay, yeah, we've got homefield advantage.)
The self-titled album was composed over
a six month period of time, and contains several tracks of live two-track
Their sound will appeal to fans of The
Deep Listening Band, Pauline
"Chillout", and the Spacemen
To order copies, visit the official Colorforms
"While you listen to them, colors
form!" - Joe Day (one
of Cleveland's most renowned and innovative visual collage artists)
August 6, 2005
Colorforms opened for
the very first CID (Cleveland Is Dying) event! The CID space is a DIY
venue located at 9707 Lorain Rd. (formerly the Turntstyles record store.)
Also on the bill were Thursday Club, who improvised an amazing composition
in our honor called "An Impression of Colorforms." The show's
headliner was Realicide (http://www.realicide.tk)
from Cincinatti, OH.
June 29, 2005
an all electronic showcase at the Rain Nightclub (4142 Lorain Ave,
Ohio City, Ohio 44113, x216-651-4100) as a part of SynthCleveland's
"A Month Full Of Wednesdays." Other bands playing June's month
of Wednesdays are Tofu, Fluxmonkey (Bob Luigi Drake), Sonic Disturbance,
Thieves Like Me, Infected, and Subliminal Self.
May 20, 2005
Colorforms received the
good honor of opening up for the legandary locals Morticia's
Chair at the Winchester
(12112 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, (216)-226-5681). Since these
were the only two bands on the bill, Colorforms
got to play their longest set in front of an audience to date (70 minutes!)
This was also the most well-received set they've thrown together, and
according to a loud fan shouting near the end of the set, "it's
like mushrooms without taking the mushrooms!"
May 6, 2005
Everyman promoted his second "Capsule Overdose," a
monthly experimental showcase at The Capsule Bar (which is now closed),
Friday, May 6, 2005. Steve Barrett's spontaneous and interactive art
project, Betamen of Judea opened up the evening with furniture
smashing, drum circling, pre-produced video collages, and dadaist chanting
in a high pitched voice. Next up was our very own Hetmana,
performing an analog keyboard duet with Metaphysical
Zoo's Tony Void. Finishing off the night was an experimental rock
gig coming from Cleveland's very own Metaphysical
Zoo (with Everyman doing spoken word, reading from a script
written by Tony Void and his wife.) DJ C Randolph C (of 9
Volt Haunted House) spun records and CD's in between bands, working
the crowd into a frenzy! No one left until the place closed down.
April 1, 2005
Everyman is now a promoter for a monthly experimental showcase
called "Capsule Overdose." The first show is this Friday,
featuring an experimental theatre group called Tropic, starting
at 9 pm sharp! You may know Tropic from the show that used to follow
Press The Button, Nagoya Math Journal (Micah Waldstein, Michael
St. Clair, and Shawn P. Welch.) Also appearing is Fluxmonkey,
showcasing a homemade analog modular synth. Local writer and spoken
word artist Nick Traenkner will be closing the show with another
one of his now legendary experimental powerpoint presentations! (The
Capsule Bar, 13376 Madison Ave., Lakewood, OH. 216.227.7853.)
March 4, 2005
Widget performed on stage at the Johnny La Rock Experimental Night
@ The Capsule Bar. Also performing are Subroc, Shady Living, Johnny
La Rock & Mush Mouth. (The Capsule
Bar, 13376 Madison Ave., Lakewood, OH. 216.227.7853.)
December 21, 2004
The Button releases new album: A
Very BUTTON Christmas! For a limited time, this entire
release will be made available as a free download!
This is our way of showing our appreciation to all of our devoted listeners,
supporters, and longtime fans who have followed our show for so many
years. We sincerely appreciate your continued interest in our work,
and from all of us, we wish you A Very Button
Christmas! Hope you enjoy it.
December 3, 2004
J. Kyle Moyer
performed an acoustic set at SPACES
Gallery in Cleveland, OH for their weekly Friday
Night Live event. SPACES is a non-profit, artist-run, alternative
space gallery. Since 1978, SPACES has given over 8,000 artists in the
visual and performing arts an arena in which to present challenging
new ideas. SPACES is located at 2220 Superior Viaduct on the West side
of the Flats. Superior Viaduct runs parallel to the Detroit Superior
Bridge at the intersection of West 25th Street. For details, call them
December 1 , 2004
headlined at The
Tower (of Treason) on the same bill with The
Black Fives, Nirvana "2000", and Social Junk (these guys
were super cool!) The Tower is at 8610 Madison Ave., Cleveland, OH 44012.
Show should start around 9. Colorforms features every man
from Press The Button, J.
Kyle Moyer from Ethereal
Transmission, and Jack Smiley from 9
Volt Haunted House.
November 2, 2004
every man & J. Kyle Moyer performed
on stage with 9 Volt Haunted House
at Pat's in The Flats
(west 3rd & literary, 216-621-8044.) They were asked to join a wide
cross-section of various other artists in the Cleveland experimental
scene who phased themselves on and off stage within 10 - 15 minute intervals
of playing. All these musicians are featured on 9 Volt's
upcoming record "Butterfly Boards and Soft Targets."
October 29, 2004
(featuring every man, J. Kyle Moyer,
and Jack Smiley)
performed at the Experimental
Behavior Showcase II at the Winchester
(12112 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107, (216)-226-5681)
October 22, 2004
every man performed with Ethereal
Transmission at the Hi-Fi
club (11729 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 - 216-521-8878).
September 18, 2004
every man joined a small ensemble of sound artists
for an afternoon of sonic experimentation at the Zion
United Church of Christ (2716 West 14th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44113.)
This event was to help raise money and notice for the church. This church
is a national landmark, and the resaon why the Tremont Culture Festival
is located where it is annually.
September 15, 2004
every man performed with Ethereal
Transmission to christen J
Scott Franklin's 96 day tour, hosted by Chuck at All
Go Signs, Cleveland, OH. Other scheduled performers wereInfinite
Numbers of Sound, The Volta
Sound, and of course J Scott
Franklin. Much money was raised to benefit Scott's tour!
August 14, 2004
every man performed with Ethereal
Transmission at the Lakewood
Phoenix Café with Sticky
Twinkle Wheel opening. Show starts at 8 pm.
Ethereal Transmission is an ever evolving Cleveland duo (sometimes
trio) who also mix electronics with the realness of human characteristics.
Drum samples played by hand, looped by hand, performed live by Dave
Cote. A real live vintage and custom made Les Paul played by J Kyle
Moyer. Droning dreams, meaningful meditation, and colorful collage elements
added to the mix by every man. All this done in a unique mixture of
human and electronic elements.
July 30, 2004
every man performed with Ethereal
Transmission at Talkies
with Method and Result
. Method and Result is a distinctive mix of electronics and Indie
Pop songwriting. But the core of their sound comes from a more human
element (Upright bass, found objects, voice etc...) producing engaging
melodies and lyrics inspired by personal connections.
July 9, 2004
every man performed with the
at the Asterisk Gallery in Tremont (2393 Professor) for the monthly
art walk. The artist curating the show (doug meyer) displayed a brilliant
installation of an inflatable solar system, along side a half dozen
off-the-wall homemade bicycles! Our performance was about 3 hours long.
May 8, 2004
Colorforms (a new collaboration featuring members of
Press The Button, Ethereal
Transmission, and Thursday
Club) performed for the first time with our friends 9
Volt Haunted House, and 20 GO TO 10. It's all happening Saturday,
May 8, 2004 @ Rockwood Sub Shop, 11900 Madison Ave., Lakewood, OH. (216-226-7780)
April 20, 2004
LIVE 4/20 2004 @ Pat's
In the Flats. Lakewood, OH's very own Ethereal
Transmission (featuring PTB's every man) opened for the headliner
Fashion Design from
February 7, 2004
The Button played Pat's
In THe Flats
We performed a 90% improvisational set at a night of "dueling
duos." Other bands to perform that night were Genetically Yours, Starberry,
Missing Planes, and I Sing the Body Electric (all duos.)
January 30th, 2004
The Button opened for the "Experimental
Behavior" Launch Party at the Beachland
is an online community of underground musicians, artists, performers,
and writers in Cleveland and throughout the region. The show was a smashing
success. Despite the record breaking wind chill temperatures, we managed
to fill all the seats in the ballroom! Cleveland's experimental scene
is the fastest growing in the country, and thanks to the ExBe website,
this fact will become far more evident to the masses. We therefore applaud
the efforts of everyone involved; writers, performers, and painters
January 5, 2004
every man curated the Illegal
Art mp3 Page for January, 2004!
January 4, 2004
New song "A Rick Jensen Reverie" added
In a sense, this is a live performance. Sampling exclusively from the
Trio, we attempted to make an entirely new experimental jazz record.
While the source material is clearly identifiable, the arrangement is
100% altered, made up of various 5 - 10 second samples picked at random
while listening to the Trio's albums. When the samples were gathered,
we assigned each of them to various keys on the sampler, spent a lot
of time determining the best playback order (not to mention how often
to layer or loop various sections), and then performed it all in one
take. Definitely worth a listen for fans of avant guard jazz. <Get
October 17, 2003
every man releases new solo album, "Pyramid
On his way back home from Black Rock Desert, Nevada this past
August, every man stopped to meditate before Pyramid
Lake, a most incredible vision on Native American Indian owned
land in Nevada. The adventure of doing so spiritually fed him with sights,
sounds, and physical sensations he never felt before. every man composed this extremely psychotomimetic symphony in tribute
to his experience, so that others may join this consciousness-expanding
journey on Pyramid Lake.
November 22, 2003
The Button played the Sumthin' Fierce noise festival in Bloomington,
It was an evening of noise & avant-garde electronics at
the Bloomington Playwrights Project, featuring Bobby Vomit, The Button,
Unszene, stAllio!, Dr. Butcher M.D., Failure to Thrive, Noiseman433,
Hhumdrum, T.E.C., and DJ Intuit.
November 17, 2003
The Button played the Exponential Music festival at the Hi-Fi
Club in Lakewood, OH
Lots of electronic, progressive, and experimental artists lined
up in this showcase, including NTX+Electric, To
Box With Man, Zyklus II, Peter B, Fashion Flesh, Twig Harper, and
September 6, 2003
The Button performs live at WRUW's 22nd Annual Studio-A-Rama
Studio-A-Rama (SAR) is an all day outdoor concert that is free and open to the
public. It is also the longest running concert of this sort in the state of Ohio.
This year's SAR Committee asked us if we'd be willing to provide entertainment
in between all of the stage bands, and we happily accepted! The Button performed
from WRUW's production studio, playing a large variety of mashups, audio collages,
talk radio cutups, and a new composition made from the Howard Stern show. We
were given some stage time to introduce our friends, Infinite
Numbers of Sound, and to lecture the audience about the Free
Speech For Sale project.
July 21, 2003
every man in the New York Times for the release
of Free Speech For Sale
The Button's every man and his snuggly
friends teach us How
to Turn a Jingle into a Jangle, with a 34 track artistic
response to commercial advertising. Instead of deconstructing
their sounds, Free
Speech For Sale cleverly twists their original contexts.
Learn more from the
article, or visit the equally satirical website where
you can download the CD.
<download the article
in PDF format>
July 19, 2003
Glacial 23 releases first solo album, "GLAC-2"
The Button's Glacial 23 releases a sampler album of his various works
between 1997 - 2003. A few of these cuts will be re-worked into a proper
album, but the others were too good for us to leave on the cutting room floor! <GLAC-2>
every man curated the Illegal
Art mp3 Page for June, 2003!
every man releases first solo album, "iona"
The Button's every man, usually known for his cutup & recontextualizing
approach to collage, surprises us all by releasing an extremely psychedelic
tribute to the color white. <iona>
The Button performed in Ann Arbor, MI
April 20th, 12:20 AM, at The
Sensorium, The Button performed a newer and more extended version
of their latest work in progress, "The Transcendors."
New PTB Sounds!
"Buttonized Beatles", a whole new way of experiencing the
Magical Mystery Tour. Some would call these "recontextualized" but
we prefer to call them MetaMixed. <Get Sounds>
"A Tribute to Charlie Parker", a live set we performed at
Le Cave de Vin, Cleveland Heights, OH March 12th, 2002. Posted in memory
of the late Charlie Parker who died on the same date in 1955. The performance
makes new music out of his various compositions, while layers of poems
pertaining to Charlie get played back to back.
The Button performed at the "OCEA(n) Festival 2002" November
(Oberlin, OH) The Oberlin College Contemporary Music Division invited
The Button to join the prestigious lineup of composers at this year's
OCEA(n) (Ohio Community of Electro-Acoustic) Festival, an event held
semi-regularly at Oberlin, OH to promote the innovative artists in the
regional music scene. The Button performed their latest composition,
"Escape From Music."
The Button's "every man" appears on Negativland's Over
(KPFA, 94.1, San Francisco, CA)
September, Friday the 13th, 2002, every man performed Over
The Edge with with Negativland's
Don Joyce and The Weatherman, along with special guests
George (Dirtgoddess) and Kirby Hooks. <download>
(must have realplayer)
The Button releases "The System That Never Fails"
The latest studio album by The Button, featuring
a collaboration with The Evolution
Control Committee, and samples of Phineas Narco and an NPR interview
with Negativland's Mark Hosler!
covers Ken Nordine's "Flesh" for the Dictionarokie compilation
Oliveros on PTB 05/17/1999
Episode X made the news in Cleveland!
A MILLION WORD
- Why going to collage will never be a trend.