The noise composer and creative technician on his festival of noise and experimental liberation, Ende Tymes.
Over the past 30 years noise composer, experimental musician, and creative technician Bob Bellerue has been involved in a wide range of explorative sonic adventures in synthesis. From abstract noise music to Balinese gamelan to sound scores for dance/ theater to sound and video installations, Bellerue has carved out a niche of his very own. He has presented his work in some of New York’s most important avant-garde spaces, like The Kitchen and Issue Project Room, and in left-of-center festivals the world over. On top of his own output, running labels and working as an engineer for venues, Bellerue curates and produces the Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation. This weekend the tenth edition of the four-day festival will take place at Secret Project Robot, featuring Ikue Mori, Puce Mary, King Vision Ultra and many more. Today, he speaks with Vivian about maintaining a niche festival like this and who he’s most excited about this year.