Steven Antonio, founder of ambient black metal record label Moribund Tree, is hosting a noise festival in downtown Santa Ana on Oct. 9, 3 p.m. at the Orange Couny Center for Contemporary Art. We picked his brains about the festival.
Antonio: The first year we did the fest it was so that we could make the most extreme collaboration of noise by multiple artists all at once. We invited everyone we could think of that was doing noise at the time to come and perform and we just had everyone set up at once and it went on for about 40 minutes of straight sonic mayhem.
The idea was the same as it is this year, which is basically to present the general public to the noise scene and since the event is always free its easy for people to just walk into the gallery and see what's going on. It was suggested by Stephen Anderson of the OCCCA that we should make it an annual thing.