Sound Art and DJing

Over the years I have worked with experimental turntablism, contact microphones, and late night glitch and freaky beats at raves. I DJed at raves for about ten years and had an all-night radio show on CFCR 90.5 FM for about eight years. There is much more to tell :)

I’m not doing that sort of thing so much anymore these days, but I thought I would leave a digital paper trail…

You can find a lot of my work from a while back on archive.org.

Jon Vaughn, Carrie Gates & Scant Intone – Live At PAVED Arts [pan020]

Released on Panospria, 2006

Textures and patterns woven into an aural fabric to create a magical sonic carpet.

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Vinyl Interventions Trio – Live at Ecube [brico019]

Released on BricoLodge, 2005

Cuts, scrapes, slices and dices – no, it’s not the new SuperChopper Fantasy Knife, but the ultra-freaky turntablism techniques of the Vinyl Interventions Trio: Carrie Gates, Marinko Jareb, and Esther Bourdages! Using homemade record needles, toy turntables, contact microphones, pop 45’s, a sweet collection of rare experimental vinyl, mad skills, and an appetite for destruction, the Vinyl Interventions Trio created a stunning work of performative deconstructive turntablism.This album is from a very lively live set at artist-space Ecube in Montreal.

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“Unlocking the Groove” Radio Documentary

Commissioned by the send + receive Festival, 2005

Radio documentary about experimental turntablism and vinyl record sculpture and installation art by Carrie Gates.

Tim Olive, Carrie Gates, & Jon Vaughn – Floors & Frames

Released on BricoLodge, 2002

Coaxing sound from electrical instruments with a variety of extended techniques, this album synergizes in an entrancing, delicate, and focussed study in group improvisation, minimalism, and deep listening. This exploration was recorded live on Jan 12, 2002, by Tim Olive (prepared electric guitar) and BricoLodge Directors Carrie Gates (turntable, blank records, contact microphone, sampling keyboard) and Jon Vaughn (prepared electric guitar, no-input mixing board).

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Carrie Gates and Jon Vaughn – Live at CONNECT

CONNECT Festival, 2002

This is a set of two recordings from DJ sets by Carrie Gates and Jon Vaughn (Saskatoon, SK, Canada), collaborating at the annual outdoor electronic music festival, CONNECT.

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“Blank Star”

Self-published, 2002

Live turntablism recording by Carrie Gates composed entirely of etched and burned blank vinyl records.

DNTM – Rhumbas, Sambas, and Tangos – Lady Gates

Aired on CFCR 90.5, 1999

This is a DJ mix of Rhumbas, Sambas, and Tangos by the Lady Gates (Carrie Gates), April 8th, 1999 and was performed on her “Deep Nocturnal Trance Missions” (DNTM) radio show, which ran on CFCR 90.5 FM’s from 1995-2005.

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DNTM – This One’s for the Children – Lady Gates

Aired on CFCR 90.5, 1999

This is a DJ mix of children’s music on vinyl with scratching and voiceovers by the Lady Gates (Carrie Gates), October 2nd, 1999 and was performed on her “Deep Nocturnal Trance Missions” (DNTM) radio show, which ran on CFCR 90.5 FM’s from 1995-2005.

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