How to Destroy the Universe

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How To Destroy the Universe
Genre Experimental noise, industrial sounds, and avant-garde visual art
Location(s) Berkeley, California
Years active 2002 - 2006
Founded by Jim Mason, Mobilization Records
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The How To Destroy the Universe festival is a California music event that presents experimental noise, industrial sounds, and avant-garde visual art.[1] Founded in 2002 by Berkeley, California artist Jim Mason[2] and the San Francisco-based experimental music label Mobilization Records, the festival aims to expand the parameters of what is termed "art" and "culture."[1] The bands who play during the event focus on "exploding conventions around song structure, melody and rhythm and then reassembling the parts."[1] The 2002-2005 tours had included fire-art, multimedia performances and throat singing.[1] Bands who played in 2006 include Blixa Bargeld of Einstürzende Neubauten,[3] the Living Jarboe of the Swans, F-Space, and Sixteens.[1] No further festivals were and will be held after number 5 in 2006.

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  1. ^ a b c d e Asher, Tizzy. (February 3, 2006) Seattle Post-Intelligencer The Club Scene: Conventions fall by the way at 'Destroy' fest. Section: What's Happening; Page 24.
  2. ^ Doherty, Brian. (May 1, 2008 ) Reason Power from the people: what happens when creative consumers decide to generate their own energy? Volume 40; Issue 1; Page 30.
  3. ^ Hix, Lisa. (February 5, 2006) San Francisco Chronicle Clubland Section: Style; Page D4.

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