Songs of the New Erotics is almost entirely a solo project and most S.O.T.N.E. performances, recordings, etc. are the work of W.A.Davison. However, Davison tends to think of the project as a "band" or "collective" with one main, permanent member and an unlimited number of temporary, occasional members or collaborators. The project is always open to various forms of collaboration with other artists, musicians, writers, etc. One form of potential collaboration was outlined in a S.O.T.N.E. promotional flyer which was distributed amongst mail-art and cassette networkers in the early/mid '90s. Many other forms of collaboration are possible.

Although the majority of S.O.T.N.E. works have been solo productions, there have been a number of collaborative performances and recordings over the years. On this page we will begin listing S.O.T.N.E. collaborators, the recordings, performances, etc. they are associated with, and will provide links to other sources of information, external websites, etc.


William A. Davison

- only permanent member of the project. Responsible for everything (except as noted). Chief cook and bottle washer.


Sherri Lyn Higgins

- most frequent S.O.T.N.E. collaborator. Aside from being the main documenter of S.O.T.N.E. live performances (and a constant source of inspiration and advice), S.Higgins appeared as the "Insect Woman" in "Origami Meat Play", the nude assistant in "Play For A Sealed Room", provided voice for "...night approached on rusty wheels. Outside we heard the drone of the engines...", incidental sounds on "I've built this what?", and appeared in the performances "Music For Opposite Oxygen", "The Lovers", and the two untitled S.O.T.N.E./Nurse With Wound collaborations at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, June 2006. This is only a partial list of Higgins' contributions to S.O.T.N.E. and much more will be added as this website grows.


Greg Scharpen

- appeared in the second of two live performances in which S.O.T.N.E., aka "The Recordists", provided visual and performative actions as part of the Nurse With Wound "stage show" at San Francisco's Great American Music Hall, June 2006.


Francoise Duvivier

- provided collages and title for the film "Les Archives Calcinees". Future S.O.T.N.E./Duvivier collaborations are being discussed.


Six Heads

- material from two Six Heads radio performances appears on the S.O.T.N.E. composition "A Small Beam Of Light Against A Mirror". The material was taken from Six Heads' June 2002 appearance on CKLN Radio, Toronto (personnel: James Bailey, William Davison, Linda Feesey, Sherri Higgins, Colin Hinz, Pete Mosher + guest performer Monica M.) and from their July 2003 appearance on Resonance FM, London, U.K. (personnel: James Bailey, William Davison, Sherri Higgins + guest performer Robert Atwood). Six Heads material (Bailey, Davison, Higgins, Mosher, Feesey, Hinz) was also used in the "Acrid Maltreats" web release.


Jacob Horwood

- unwittingly (via previously recorded jam sessions, etc.) contributed audio material to the S.O.T.N.E. "Acrid Maltreats" web release.


Andrew Zukerman

- same as above.


Michelangelo Iaffaldano

- same as above.


Adriana Monti

- same as above.


Steve Venright

- same as above.


John McCullough

- same as above.


Marnie Parrell

- same as above.


This list of S.O.T.N.E. personnel will be added to over time as we continue to dig through the archives of past S.O.T.N.E. performances, recordings, etc. Current collaborators will naturally be listed here as well.