absolute value of noise
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About N O W Archive

(Absolute Value of Noise is a sound artist from Vancouver. He creates radio, installations, network projects, performances, curatorial projects, and handmade CD editions.)

Recent Audio Releases + Installations

Tapeloping: 30th Anniversary radio stream a generative radio stream for Art's Birthday 2018 and the 30th Anniversary of Absolute Value of Noise. Featuring the sounds of many artists that I've worked with (or been inspired by) over the years.


Tuning (Terrestrial | Transcendent) Two mellow radio pieces to close out the summer in the northern hemisphere. Featuring Absolute Value of Noise and Gívan Belá. Released October 2017.


Bio-electric Radio a collection of pieces from an outdoor installation featuring the sounds of bees and living circuitry. Most of the recordings were made in Halle at Radio Revolten in October 2016. (Released November 2016).


Rain Motors an audio release featuring magnetic recordings of motors .. film projector, electric bicycle, autobus, etc.. (Released February 2016). A special version of the piece was made for Radius Edisode 72 in April 2016.


Current Connections

No Other Possibility compilation on IFAR Musique Concrète. A compilation featuring odes to Negativland. Produced by Shaun Robert. Released July 30, 2018.

Homage for Heidi Grundmann - a collaborative network radio event with participants at Kunstradio in Vienna, ESC in Graz, Usmaradio in San Marino, and the ABC:V collective at the Western Front in Vancouver. Local Vancouver artists include: Deanne Achong, Hank Bull, Peter Courtemanche, Ann Friz, Igor Santizo, and Sarah Shamash. Deanne Achong's blog post about the event can be found here. Live event 1pm - 3pm PST July 1, 2018.

records and more records compilation on IFAR Musique Concrète. A compilation featuring work on the theme of vinyl. Produced by Shaun Robert. Released March 15, 2018.

mesmeric membrane modulations sweepings compilation on IFAR Musique Concrète. A compilation featuring work on the theme of radio frequencies. Produced by Shaun Robert. Released January 10, 2018.

Just A Moment / Just A Second on Sudden Moment Recordings. A compilation featuring 1 second samples made by 60 artists around the world. Produced by Gene Kosowan. Released August 19, 2017.



Tapeloping (a generative radio piece) is currently streaming 24/7 on NoiseartRadio.

NoiseartRadio - Tapeloping: 30th Anniversary stream.

LMYvii is currently streaming 24/7 on NoiseartRadio2.

NoiseartRadio2 - LMYvii.


absolute value of insomnia - a four hour generative radio show - airs every Sunday morning from 2 am to 6 am on CITR FM 101.9 in Vancouver.




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