||ANTIMATTER / XOPHER DAVIDSON
ANTIMATTER is the work of Xopher Davidson who began his experiments
in electronic sound from a basis in painting, film, and installation
art, mixed with a long-time interest in electronics. Davidson received
a BFA degree in painting and sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth
University in 1991.
In 1992, Davidson rode the train to Oakland, California, where he
founded the seminal Exhibit < > space. In this storefront location
(situated adjacent to a freeway onramp), he presented an ongoing installation
of signs and diagrams which his paintings had evolved into. Listening
here to the rumblings of the overhead freeway, it became obvious that
the issue of sound needed to be (re)addressed. A year later, Davidson
began work at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College in
Oakland, California. Here he performed and recorded sound in many
forms, presenting three concerts of electronic music while working
on his MFA. As a member of the live electronic groups Citizen Band
and Circular Firing Squad, he performed extensively in and around
the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest. Davidson continues
to collaborate with David Kwan performing their audio visual presentations,
a mixture of order and decay, and are currently working on a series
of DVD translations.
As an audio engineer, Davidson has worked on projects by/ for: The-Allies,
John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, Diamanda Galas, Jhno, Zbigniew Karkowski,
Lloop, Once 11, Hannah Marcus, Paul D. Miller, Mix Master Mike, Pepito,
Phoenecia, The Soft Pink Truth, Jonah Sharp, Otto Von Schirach, Subtropic,
Themselves, Tipsy, We, and Iannis Xenakis, to name a few.
As Antimatter, Davidson has released work through Artifact, Asphodel,
Sirr.records, and Auscultare.
Antimatter has performed at numerous 23five events, notably at the
Tenth Annual Activating the Medium festival in 2007.