All About PsiClub & Karen
KAREN ANDERSON is a sound and multi-media artist from the San Francisco/Bay Area. Karen came to the Bay Area in 1982 to attend college at San Francisco State University (B.A. Broadcasting, '87), and has since attended the graduate programs at Mills College in Electronic Music and SFSU Inter Arts.
She has composed and engineered live sound performances with the late Joe Catalano, Guadalupe Garcia, Michele Rabkin in such diverse places as The Lab, Pro Arts, Noe Valley Ministry, Cafe de Nord and SF Institute of Art. With her husband, she co-founded the visionary independent record label, Noh Poetry Records, in 1997, to further their electronic/experimental musical adventures. She has appeared on CDs by Spaceship Eyes, Spirits Burning, Trap and the soon-to-be released work by Blue Lily Commission entitled Seshen and the White Jasmine Commission. [DISCOGRAPHY]
Currently, she is making use of her voice in a project called PsiClub. The sound is experimental ambient, a "chiaroscuro" of music - combining the natural, organic, analog & asymmetrical with the digital. PsiClub will be performing live, and preparing a CD for future release. She is accompanied by synth/bassist Don Falcone (Spaceship Eyes, Spirits Burning) in an improvised alchemy of live electronics, percussives & sensuous soundscapes. Their debut performance was on the 6th January 2001 at den of sonick illbience.
Her latest piece "Whinesong" is from the 2002-3 N©! Records release Free Speech For Sale, and she is singing harmony vocals on "High Rise" by Spirits Burning on the Daze of The Underground - A Tribute to Hawkwind compilation on Godreah Records. Also, she has recently appearanced on 2001 CD compilation from Noh Poetry called Where Stalks The Sandman performing her own composition "Ouroboros."
"Innocenti" [MP3] from PsiClub, (3:33) full version from MP3.com
Karen has been creating soundscapes since she got hooked on her Commodore Amiga in '82. Currently, she is using for her music: (Mac) Pro Tools, Absynth, and has used a PC/Audicy digital workstation, Cakewalk software, Sound Forge & Acid.
PsiClub's previous gig: September15, 9pm at 21 Grand, 21 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA
Sound and art demo at Discord-Aggregate on July 8th in Berkeley.
PsiClub's debut performance was on Jan. 6, 2001 at the den
of sonick illbience, Guerrero & 17th St. San Francisco.