The Textural Sound Art of John Wiese

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

With a career spanning almost 30 years (if one counts his teenage noise tapes), Wiese has carved a singular place in the experimental music world as an extremely prolific artist, with textural projects that inhabit the expanded sound art universe—noise, sound design, multi-channel installation, video art. While many refer to him as a noise artist, the term is somewhat restrictive given his often highly conceptual approach. He started doing typography in high school, later graduating from the graphic design program at CalArts, which strongly shaped his approach toward sound. “I think the design education is important in clarifying [my] certain way of thinking or at least producing a sort of rigor about it,” he says.