ESCAPE-ISM (Ian Svenonius)

ESCAPE-ISM is the “found-sound dream-drama” solo performance of Ian Svenonius, singer (Chain & the Gang, The Make-Up, Weird War, etc), author (‘The Psychic Soviet,’ ‘Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group,’ ‘Censorship Now!!’), talk show host (Soft Focus), experimental filmmaker (‘Launching of the Dream Weapon,’ ‘What is a Group?,’ ‘The Seduction of Paolo Hewitt’), and public speaker.

ESCAPE-ISM is “live collage” with a beat box, a ritual offering to the fractured landscape of AM radio. It features original performances of songs, game-time sportcasts, eye-in-the-sky traffic reports, doppler radar weather forecasts, live interviews, sermons, world news and opinion, guest appearances, electric guitars, drum machine, electro-magnetic tapes, fuzz box, reverb, psick psounds, and psamples.

ESCAPE-ISM originally was designed as a live performance to accompany the book tour promoting Svenonius’ “Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group”(2013 Akashic) but has since mutated, devolved, and is now sought out to play rock ‘n’ roll gigs, art openings, shindigs, conventions, and the like.