John Wiese is an experimental - electronic noise composer and visual artist from Los Angeles, California. Wiese has performed at major international festivals and toured extensively both as a solo artist and as a member of multiple groups including LHD, Bastard Noise, Sunn O))), and Sissy Spacek. Wiese is a prolific musician, having released over 100 7-inches on various international labels including his own imprint, Helicopter. To celebrate the release of his 100th 7-inch, Exhausted Spectral Incantation, he held an exhibition appropriately called “100 Seven Inch Records By John Wiese” in Los Angeles in November, 2011 and in Berlin, Germany in February 2012. In addition to his solo work, Wiese is also known for his collaborations with many artists including Sunn O))), Wolf Eyes, Merzbow, Thurston Moore, Bastard Noise, No Age, Liars, Smegma, Kevin Drumm, Cattle Decapitation, and C. Spencer Yeh. He has toured extensively with dates in Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, the UK and US.
“[Wiese’s] sounds can be completely serene and sublime while at the same time being equally frenetic and irregular, a sign of the artist’s ability to adapt and utilize a wide palette to build captivating aural works. As a performer and recording artist, his expertise in composition, texture, and experimentation with sound confirm his reputation of being an original and innovative voice in experimental music.” (Luke Tandy)
photo: Randy Yau