Martin Bisi with Members of Sonic Youth, Swans, White Hills, JG Thirlwell, Cop Shoot Cop, Live Skull reunion, Pop 1280, The Dresden Dolls, Alice Donut, Lubricated Goat, Sxip Shirley, Parlor Walls and many more!
BC35 refers to the weekend of performances and resulting album making the 35 year anniversary of BC Studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Musicians spanning the history of the studio were grouped into ensembles — mostly improvisational, although there was new material written specifically for the occasion — and performed and recorded live before an audience of BC Studio supporters and members.
There were also some long-awaited reunions.
Recorded with a live audience comprised of sound pioneers, social deviants, and studio fans, these tracks were mixed and edited with care over several month by Martin Bisi and by veterans of the studio throughout the decades.
The results were compiled into Volumes 1 and 2, this is the second chapter that will be released on April 19, one year after the first one.
Martin Bisi founded BC Studio in 1981 in the desolate and post-industrial (but now rapidly developing) Gowanus section of Brooklyn, along with Bill Laswell, and with financial and technical help from Brian Eno.
Eno’s record On Land (released 1982) was the first recorded session at BC Studio.
Bisi has since realized albums at BC Studio by Sonic Youth, Swans, Joh Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, Herbie Hancock’s Rockit, White Hills, Serena Maneesh, Violent Femmes, Foetus, The Dresden Dolls, Pop 1280 (Sacred Bones), Fred Frith, Wrekmeister Harmonies (Thrill Jockey), US Maple, Boredoms, Boss Hog (w/ Jon Spencer), and countless others.
Live Skull reunion , White Hills, members of Swans, Sonic Youth, Cop Shoot Cop, Pop 1280, The Dresden Dolls, Sxip Shirey, Alice Donut Parlor Walls, Blind Idiot God, Barbez
Produced by Martin Bisi and Genevieve Fernworthy
1. “Save Sludgie The Whale Of Gowanus”
Martin Bisi – Skeleton Boy – Bob Bert – Alyse Lamb – Stu-Art Gray
2. “Up Against the Wall”
New Old Skull (x-Live Skull)
Algis Kizys – Jim Coleman – Phil Puleo – Jack Nantz
Jeannie Fry – Oliver Rivera Drew – Diego Ferri – Andrea Havis
5. “Down The Ladder, Up The Snake”
Andy Hawkins – Laura Ortman – Bob Bert – Algis Kizys
6. “BC Breakdown”
Brian Viglione – Sxip Shirey – Don Godwin
7. “Glass of lunch that name is King”
LAUDS String Ensemble- Lawry Zilmrah – Megan Moncrief – Valerie Kuehne -Kolin Zein john Schwartz – Jason LaFarge – Laura Ortman
8. “Rainy Day In Bern (Live at BC35)”
(John & Dan) Dan Kaufman – John Bolinger
(This Wilderness) Robbie O. Leaver, Paul Wallfisch – Jim Coleman – Phil Puleo
10. “X Dressing At The Radar Base”
(Tidal Channel) Genevieve Fernworthy – Billy Cancel
11. “Let Us Be”
(Mega Tormenta)Michael J. Bazini -Jim Coleman -Greg “Torch” Sgrulloni
13. “Bobby’s Car”
Ajda The Turkish Queen – Brian Viglione – Paul Wallfisch – Lorde Buckingham
14. “New york exit the hell out of grumphs”
Sissi Schulmeister – Steve Moses – Laura Ortman
15. “Prelude To The March Of Things To Come”
Andy Hawkins – Rich Hutchins -Algis Kizys -Laura Ortman