News From The Recordists

Friday, June 23, 2017

Archeology Of Hope exhibition

The Recordists (aka S.Higgins and myself) currently have work in a group show called "Archeology Of Hope", an international Surrealist exhibition taking place in a beach hut on the Isle Of Wight, UK. The show opened on June 17 and is closing today, June 23, 2017. If you happen to be in the vicinity of Small Hope Beach, Shanklin, do check it out. Otherwise, have a look at this facebook page for more details and documentation (hopefully more photos, etc. will be forthcoming) - Archeology Of Hope FB event

- W.A.Davison

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Panic Engines!

Now available from Control Valve netlabel, the first new Panic Engines release since 2014's "Ten Thousand Sleep In A Dry, Cracked Voice". It's edited from a recent live set (the Super-8 Dreamstate event, back in Feb.) and is called "A Frame Of Eyes In Flesh Red Detonations". Get it here!

- W.A.Davison

Monday, June 12, 2017

two shows

A couple of gigs coming up this weekend...

June 16, 2017
Jon Vaughn + The Bim Prongs + DJ Lorenz
LP's LPs, 2227 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Doors 8pm / Show 9pm / $10

Jon Vaughn (Saskatoon, SK - Live)

The Bim Prongs (Live)

DJ Lorenz


Jon Vaughn

Jon Vaughn is a visual artist, curator and experimental musician living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His sonic work fuses analog electronics, amplified objects and layered soundscapes that express both love for minimalism and free jazz improvisation. Releases of his can be found on labels such as Canadian labels Magnetic Domain, No Type, Panospria and Oral as well as his own Pop Quiz Records, American labels Flish and Slapart and Krakilsk from Norway. Vaughn has opened for artists such as Merzbow and Mats Gustafsson’s The Thing and performed at such festivals as send + receive (Winnipeg, MB), Vancouver New Music Festival, Sounds Like (Saskatoon, SK), Phantom Power (North Bay, ON), and RE:FLUX (Moncton, NB), Suoni Per Il Popolo, Rien A Voir, Sight + Sound and most recently Akousma, his fourth Montreal festival appearance. As a visual artist Vaughn works in drawing, collage, and installation, exhibiting and curating both internationally and across Canada. His work has been featured in many publications, mostly from Europe and continues to operate his own Ecstasy Editions publishing house since 2013. In addition to his work with books and galleries he creates artwork and designs for a variety of products including vinyl records currently holding down graphic responsibilities with Heart to Heart Records from Edmonton. Having a love for collaboration Vaughn also engages in many projects within his eclectic community of friends and peers around the world, often resulting in books, exhibits and even performance art. Vaughn as an artist and designer always is demand yet continues to challenge his brand and his audience with each bold yet deeply considered aesthetic move.

The Bim Prongs

The Bim Prongs is a (mostly) solo experimental music project by veteran Canadian musician and multi-disciplinary artist W.A.Davison, known for his numerous solo projects (Songs of the New Erotics, Th W rbl r, Panic Engines, M.Stactor), his involvement in significant Canadian underground/experimental groups (Phycus, Six Heads, Gastric Female Reflex) and collaborations with prominent artists and groups in the international experimental music scene (Nihilist Spasm Band, CCMC, AMM, MSBR,, Nurse With Wound, Monty Cantsin Amen, etc.). After a break with many of his past projects at the end of 2014, Davison established The Bim Prongs as a kind of "everything, including the kitchen sink" catch-all experimental audio project incorporating a wide variety of strategies and techniques (not to mention a vast archive of recorded material) developed over 30+ years of recording and performance experiments.


June 17, 2017

Miller/Schoorl/Krakowiak - laptop/guitar/drum
Davison/Dzinovic - objects/accordion
Dutton/Sorbara - voice/drums

June 17, 8pm
Anandam Dancetheatre
221 Sterling Rd., Unit 5, Toronto


Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Track Could Bend

Looking forward to another set with Allison Cameron this Tuesday! Details follow:


Track Could Bend #26

improvised music + weird rock offshoots
Presented by Mechanical Forest Sound

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The Steady Café / 1051 Bloor St W., Toronto

PWYC / doors @ 8 / show @ 9 / done @ 11
[the start time is not B.S. — this will start on time!]

1) Sandro Perri/Allison Cameron/Josh Cole/Nicole Rampersaud
2) Allison Cameron & William Davison
3) Moth Ash


Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Audio-Pollination #53.1

Really looking forward to participating in Audio-Pollination this weekend! It's gonna be a good one! Details...


Set 1) Abigail Trotsky / ChrisTrotter / Owen Lyons
Set 2) UsK/ Dominique Banoun/ Alan Bloor
Set 3) William Davison / Mark Gane / Ambrose Pottie / Eugene Martynec
Set 4) Alaniaris: Mark Zurawinski and Michael Kaler

April 8, 2017, 8pm - 10pm

Array Space
155 Walnut Avenue, Toronto

$10 entry

Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison

Monday, April 3, 2017

Two Halves

The Bim Prongs, in collaboration with Christopher Petkus (Donny Who Loved Bowling, Mongoose, Rigid, etc., Austin, Texas), have a track on this great new compilation of "duets" called "Two Halves: Volume One". Thanks to {AN} Eel for putting this together!


Friday, March 31, 2017

More Panic Engines

The second Panic Engines release, "Ten Thousand Sleep In A Dry, Cracked Voice", originally issued on 3" CD-R by Disembraining Songs in 2014, is now available from the Panic Engines Bandcamp...

- W.A.Davison

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Audio Bleed

Panic Engines will performing at The Belljar on Mar. 24th...



A night of sonic lacerations with surgical precision. Explore dark analog and digital caverns of tonal hues through experimental noise, rhythm, soundscape, and drones.


Hybrid Frequency

Johan Seaton

Panic Engines

Mar. 24/17, 9pm

Belljar Cafe/Bar, 2072 Dundas St. W., Toronto


Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison

Saturday, March 4, 2017


I will be performing with Allison Cameron and John Oswald at the "Music By and For Ken Aldcroft" series this coming Wed. Details follow:


Music BY & FOR Ken Aldcroft, IV
8 March 2017, 10pm
Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto

i) Allison Cameron, William Davison & John Oswald
Allison Cameron (banjo, amplified objects, etc.) William Davison (guitar, amplified objects, electronics, etc.) John Oswald (alto saxophone)

ii) Emily Denison & Andrew Furlong
Emily Denison (trumpet) Andrew Furlong (bass)

On the second Wednesday of each month, Ken Aldcroft presented live creative music in the Southern Cross Lounge at the Tranzac Club in Toronto. Ken's monthly is now an ongoing tribute to his life and music. In the coming months, his own ensembles will present their music in their own ways. It is also a primary goal of BY & FOR to create space for new interpretations by a broader circle of musicians interested in spending some time with Ken's music and sharing what they hear. Please stay tuned as things take shape.


Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison

Monday, February 20, 2017

Bim Prongs at Dupe Shop

I will be performing as The Bim Prongs this Saturday at a show organized by Wintage Records head honcho Kevin Crump (aka Roman Pilates). Details follow...


Sat., Feb. 25th, 8pm

Avant-Harrrd Extravaganza

At the Dupe Shop
1185 Bloor St. W., Toronto

Living Performances by:

Roman Pilates - Toronto shut-in takes a ride to the out-zone!

The Bim Prongs - Local legend debuts new project ear drip pouring on sound on sound aesthetics

Body of Waste - Conducting classes for art students on how to conceptualize dissatisfaction on a Kraft-Dinner budget

Doors at 8pm, jams begin shortly after

Free to get in, Pay to leave or PWYC


Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Super-8 DreamSTATE

I will be performing and projecting Super-8 films in this event coming up next week. Looking forward to sharing the bill with dreamSTATE and Heiki! Details follow:


Super-8 DreamSTATE

Sat., Feb. 18th, 6pm
@ LP's LPs
2227 Dundas St. W., Toronto


Lost Super-8 films from 1971 projected with electronic music by William A. Davison, dreamSTATE, and Heiki

W.A.Davison/Panic Engines -

dreamSTATE -

Heiki -

Admission is PWYC. Space is limited. PLEASE NOTE this is an early show! Music and projections will start at 6pm and run through the early evening.


Facebook event page -

Event created and organized by Lorenz Peter and W.A.Davison, built around Lorenz's stash of found Super-8 travelogues and home-movies from c.1971.

Lorenz didn't include himself on the bill but I'm guessing/hoping he will probably join in on the analog synth sounds as well. Also, I'm listed as "William Davison" but I consider this a Panic Engines appearance.

Again, please note this is an EARLY SHOW!! The event WILL start at 6pm!

Should be a great night! Hope to see you there!

- W.A.Davison

Saturday, January 21, 2017

La Bande Détournée

Woohoo! Just received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council to work on the fourth issue of my appropriated comics project "La Bande Détournée"! Thanks to Mark Laliberte and Carousel magazine who are the recommenders for the grant!

- W.A.Davison

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


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