will soderberg  [white rose]

www.white-rose.net  will.s@white-rose.net

 

- first tell us something about you... who you are and some other things related to you...

will soderberg...
audio/video artist/producer/writer based in ferndale, michigan (usa)
b.s. in communications, western michigan university 1986
recorded 1st electronic composition project (the-one-that-runs-through) at wmu electronic music lab 1985
advisor, the white rose network (independent arts collective founded 1986)
editor, desideratum (webzine founded 1999)
owner, the dawn of sound reinforcement (home-based studio founded 1986)
opera omnia includes over 70 audio recordings & videos
web designer, http://white-rose.net (web site)...

- you are making music. in what projects are you included

i record and perform primarily under my own name. other collaborative projects include; w§a (also known as "wsa"), 5o% beam splitter, volente o nolente and the melted lego band...

- how can you define your music


i prefer not to use definitions. i try be open to all means of participating in the competition of ideas...


- you are running label. what styles do you cover with your label and what’s the concept. how are you selecting artists and sounds that you are releasing


i function as an advisor to the white rose network, which is a collective dedicated to the production, promotion and distribution of independent art projects. the white rose network also works within print, video, online publication, live promotions, performance arts and other do-it-yourself oriented multimedia events. the white rose network works as much as possible thru collective consensus...

- what’s the meaning of your label name

the white rose network was named in homage to the white rose, a german anti-nazi group. each year since 1997, a different language interpretation is used. for 2oo3, the arabic (shabkatu 'l-ward al-abyad) is being used. from 1986-1996, the collective was known as die weisse rose netzwerk. other languages used have included swedish, spanish, latin, esperanto, haitian creole, chinese...

- what are the responsibilities of a label. what do they have to do in relation to artists, what obligations they have to take

the white rose network offers support in the areas of production, promotion and distribution. artists retain all copyrights to their works, and receive copies of releases. as a collective, artists are encouraged to participate in the mutual support of the cooperative.

- you are also running a zine. what do you cover in it, what’s the concept and what are intentions that you like to achieve with it

the online publication, desideratum (http://white-rose.net/desideratum) is an outlet for poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction, graphic arts, reviews, critiques and commentary on whatever catches our attention. submissions of original material are encouraged and welcome, as are comments, feedback and criticisms...

- noise music is quiet mainstreamised last couple of years. can you agree on that question and whats your opinion about noise scene

experimental arts, such as "noise music" are scarcely mainstream here in michigan. there are a few dedicated people who are creative and encouraging, but still struggles to find venues for performance, airplay on the radio or releases in local music stores. against all resistance, the work persists...

- what do u think about cdr releases/cdr labels that are appearing more constantly nowadays. do you think their existence is excused in this conditions of really huge music industry

i think everyone should self-release cdrs. incessantly. the music industry is irrelevant, having as much to do with music as advertising has with art...

- what can you say about music scene in america, exactly scene that you are interested in and that you cover. are there many happenings, artists, labels...

i happen to be currently located in the detroit/michigan area, where i have found not-infrequent gatherings of people with bad hair doing good stuff. makes me feel right at home. i think providence (rhode island), lexington (kentucky) and san francisco (california) are some other interesting vortexes...

selected discography:

will soderberg...
sin-eater mini-cdr [wrn-76 shabkatu 'l-ward al-abyad 2oo3]
trapezoid of opposition cdr [wrn-73 shabkatu 'l-ward al-abyad 2oo3]
protocadherinxy mini-cdr [wrn-71 shabkatu 'l-ward al-abyad 2oo3]
*69 cdr [wrn-69 shabkatu 'l-ward al-abyad 2oo3]

5o% beam splitter...
rogue spook intercepts cdr [wrn-72 shabkatu 'l-ward al-abyad 2oo3]

compilations...
"tuneless moduli" on tensile international experimental acoustic guitar compilation cd [labile music 2oo3]
"fructify thee out" on city of the future mp3 [microsound 2oo3] http://www.microsound.org/city
"pyroxenoid ratch" on ex significance radikal compilation of web musicians mp3 [sfumato france 2oo3] http://www.sfumato.fr.fm
euphoric recall 1972-2oo2 compilation cdr [wrn-6o bai mei guei wang 2oo2]