Oberlin College and Conservatory

Evicshen and Aaron Dilloway

Thursday, May 9 at 9:30pm to 11:59pm

’Sco (Dionysus Club), Wilder Hall
135 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Victoria Shen (Evicshen) is an internationally acclaimed instrument inventor, composer, and performer from San Francisco. Shen’s sound practice is concerned with the materiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Her music features analogue modular synthesizers, vinyl/resin records, and self-built electronics. She is famous for her “needle nails”; modified acrylic fingernails with embedded turntable needles, allowing her to play up to five grooves of a record at once. Her close collaborator Aaron Dilloway is one of the most creative, prolific, and revered figures in the Midwest American experimental/noise scene. His performances and recordings incorporate rhythmic loops from eight-track tapes, vocal improvisations, found sounds, and field recordings. He uses contact microphones in order to generate harsh, feedback-laced noises, sometimes placing microphones inside his mouth in order to create bizarre, ogre-like distorted voices. Evichsen and Aaron will be playing a collaborative noise set, with openers Fae and Penina playing an instrument of their own invention called "String Thing #2", free with OCID!

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Arts, Music





Student Union Programming Committee
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Evicshen stretching a string between her foot and neck and playing it with a bow at a concert

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Penina Biddle-Gottesman

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