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Songs of the New Erotics is an experimental audio and performance art project headed by Toronto-based polymedia artist W.A.Davison. The project was initiated in 1991 as a means of translating various Recordist/Surrealist experiments into finished works of music, film, and performance art (information on Recordism can be found here).

The Songs of the New Erotics project is essentially divided into two complimentary components - performances and audio compositions. Both aspects of the project may also involve film and video work (performance documents, "music videos", etc.) as well as elements of visual art, poetic texts, and other artistic forms.

For information on the performance aspect of S.O.T.N.E., including photo, text, and other performance documentation, click here.

For information on the audio aspect of the project, including sample recordings, info on sound studio work, CD and video releases, compilation appearances, and so on, click here.

For a brief history of the S.O.T.N.E. project, including recent news, click here (for more frequent news updates, visit The Organ Grinder's Gazette).




S.O.T.N.E. gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts


S.O.T.N.E. index

S.O.T.N.E. Myspace profile

Disembraining Songs

Recordism on the Web