Thomas Fang

Thomas Fang is a sound artist living in Portland, previously based in Austin. After establishing himself as a DJ, he co-founded the Artificial Music Machine record label in 2001. Since then, he has performed experimental electronic music under his own name and as Static Storm System, and has collaborated with other musicians as part of Inversion Effect and the Bradley Telcom Ensemble. Utilizing modular synthesizers, vintage laboratory test equipment, handmade devices, field recordings, radio transmissions, circuit-bent electronics, and other non-traditional instruments, he explores sonic territory ranging from glitchy noise assaults to darkambient drones. Mr. Fang was also conductor of the Furby Youth Choir, a small army of modified toys which terrorized audiences at Bent Festival (NYC), Burning Man (Nevada), and events in Texas such as Maker Faire, Art Outside, Burning Flipside, East Austin Studio Tour, and Fusebox Festival. He currently builds synthesizers for Darkplace and 4ms, has worked for Synthrotek and Bleep Labs, as a co-curator for Church of the Friendly Ghost and volunteer coordinator for Austin Museum of Digital Art, and has taught circuit bending workshops for the Modern Aural Sculpture Symposium South and the New Media Art and Sound Summit.