Aaron Dilloway

Aaron Dilloway is one of the most creative, prolific, and revered figures in the Midwest American experimental/noise scene. His performances and recordings incorporate rhythmic loops from eight-track tapes, vocal improvisations, found sounds, and field recordings. He uses contact microphones to generate harsh, feedback-laced noises, sometimes placing microphones inside his mouth to create ogre-like distorted voices. While he channels some dark energies, there’s also a crucial element of playful Dadaist humor to his work. Though Dilloway is perhaps best known for his involvement with Michigan noise group Wolf Eyes, he’s had an extensive solo career, issuing hundreds of recordings (usually limited cassettes) under his name as well as Spine Scavenger. He’s also collaborated with artists such as Genesis P-Orridge, Bill Nace, Jason Lescalleet and many others. Dilloway is the owner of Hanson Records, a long-running experimental music label as well as a brick-and- mortar record store and mail-order service based in Oberlin, Ohio.