BC Studio

BC Studio A multi-floor recording studio with cavernous rooms and an historic roster-- located in industrial Gowanus, Brooklyn

03/16/2020
LAUDS

new record ! by BC Studio collaborator, partner Genevieve Fernworthy aka Thursday Fernworthy - her LAUDS project.
straight outa Gowanus All Will Be Well
tunes to soothe the plague

It's the #IdesOfMarch and we're approaching the end of the world as we know it...
so here it is, my debut album

special thanks to
my husband Billy Cancel for continued support + collaboration,
to Martin Bisi for recording + producing this body of work,
and to all my family + friends-- here, there, and everywhere--
who have endured my lamenting + bemoaning for the last 7 yrs,
and yet, still encouraged me to put this out into the universe
despite my better judgement

love to you all,
all WILL be well
-- Thursday Fernworthy

https://lauds.bandcamp.com/album/all-will-be-well

02/27/2020

Music Video shot on banks of #Gowanus Canal /Brooklyn -
in memoriam of Sludgie, the whale (died 2007 in Gowanus Canal) RIP Directed by Ego Sensation - from BC35 Volume Two on Bronson Recordings
starring Ryan Skeletonboy , Alyse Lamb , Bob Bert , Martin Bisi, Stuart Gray
BC Studio est. 1981
Find the LP: http://bit.ly/bc35v2BCAMP

Review in Italian -Martin Bisi’s SolsticeOn Bronson Recordings
02/25/2020
Digipur

Review in Italian -Martin Bisi’s Solstice
On Bronson Recordings

"Solstice" di Martin Bisi su The New Noise 🌗

"tra voci operistiche, insubordinazioni dal piglio free jazz, persino strizzate d’occhio allo Zappa più iconoclasta (“Waves On My Mind”), linguaggi qui posti al servizio di una sperimentazione priva di freni inibitori e difficile da incasellare all’interno di un percorso convenzionale" Michele Giorgi

Bronson Recordings

Slow #Gowanus weekend vibe
02/23/2020
Bronson Recordings

Slow #Gowanus weekend vibe

the perfect Sunday reading and listening.

Legendary producer Martin Bisi compiles the essential releases to have come out of his BC Studio over the last 35 years. Curious to know Martin's 10 favorite albums to come out of BC Studio ?!

thanx to Louder

BC35 Volume Two .. top 25 !The 35 year anniversary of BC Studio Gowanus
01/07/2020
Bronson Recordings

BC35 Volume Two .. top 25 !
The 35 year anniversary of BC Studio Gowanus

BC35 VOLUME TWO featured in SonicAbuse’s Top 25 Albums Of 2019!!! "One of those records that seems to throw up different highlights every time you listen, BC35 Vol. 2 is every bit the equal of its illustrious predecessor."

BANDCAMP:http://bit.ly/bc35v2BCAMP
SILVER: http://bit.ly/BC35volumetwo-Silver ltd.150
BLACK: http://bit.ly/BC35volumetwo-Black
CD: http://bit.ly/BC35volumetwo-CD
DIGITAL: https://www.feiyr.com/x/BC35Vol2

Martin Bisi and Thursday Fernworthy with members of Sonic Youth, Swans, WHITE HILLS, JG Thirlwell, Cop Shoot Cop, Live Skull reunion, Pop 1280, The Dresden Dolls, Alice Donut, Lubricated Goat, Sxip Shirey, Parlor Walls and many more!

in stores thru MVD Entertainment Group (USA) - Clear-Spot.nl (benelux/eu) - Audioglobe (italy) - Norman Records - Kaos Kontrol

Martín Bisi record release show for “Solstice” on Bronson Recordings will be on the solstice itself at Saint Vitus bar i...
12/11/2019

Martín Bisi record release show for “Solstice” on Bronson Recordings will be on the solstice itself at Saint Vitus bar in Greenpoint Brooklyn, in the afternoon-on December 21st (2pm). Wrekmeister Harmonies opens -read below

Extremely excited to announce the new album from Wrekmeister Harmonies, "We Love to Look at the Carnage", due out Feb. 21st next year.

Collaborating once again with longtime friend Thor Harris and for the first time with Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), the album compiles some of the group's most subtle yet powerful work to date, with dark meditations on loss and isolation.

Listen to the first single "Coyotes of Central Park" here >
https://wrekmeisterharmonies.bandcamp.com/track/coyotes-of-central-park

Wrekmeister Harmonies are playing New York this December with Martin Bisi and will be touring Europe next Spring, with more dates to be announced:

Dec. 21 - New York City (Brooklyn), NY - Saint Vitus Bar w/ Martin Bisi
Mar. 25 - Paris, FR - Espace B
Mar. 26 - Limoges, FR - Le Phare
Mar. 28 - Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES - Jimmy Jazz Diskoteka
Mar. 29 - Marseille, FR - Le Molotov
Mar. 30 - Langenthal, CH - Old Capital
Mar. 31 - Karlsruhe, DE - P8
Apr. 2 - Gdańsk, PL - Drizzly Grizzly
Apr. 3 - Warszawa, PL - Hydrozagadka
Apr. 4 - Kraków, PL - Alchemia
Apr. 5 - Budapest, HU - Dürer Kert
Apr. 6 - Bratislava, SK - Kulturák Klub
Apr. 7 - Prague, CZ - Punctum
Apr. 8 - Vienna, AT - Rhiz
Apr. 10 - Freiburg im Breisgau - Slow Club
Apr. 12 - Kortrijk, BE - The Pit's
Apr. 15 - Koln, DE - MTC

a mixtape by Martin Bisi -all BC Studio fare Check out the list - 1hr running time
11/27/2019
The Voice of Cassandre Mixtape

a mixtape by Martin Bisi -all BC Studio fare
Check out the list - 1hr running time

Mixtape curated by Martin Bisi on Mixcloud.

09/09/2019

Martin Bisi upcoming shows
Thursday in D.C. at The Dew Drop Inn
Friday at Static Age Records In Asheville NC
Saturday in Atlanta at The Drunken Unicorn
Sunday in Raleigh NC at Slim's

‘nuff said. From the control room at BC Studio
08/26/2019
Brooklyn Patch

‘nuff said. From the control room at BC Studio

This week's Local Legend, Martin Bisi, says 40 years making music downwind of the Gowanus Canal made him a mutant, and he likes it that way.

the noise spreads - to Ravenna Italy, from GowanusNovember 21, 22, 23November will bring Martin Bisi (band), Live Skull,...
07/31/2019

the noise spreads - to Ravenna Italy, from Gowanus
November 21, 22, 23
November will bring Martin Bisi (band), Live Skull, WHITE HILLS, Parlor Walls and Tidal Channel also for European touring

We are pleased to unveil the official line up selected by Martin Bisi & Jerusalem In My Heart for TRANSMISSIONS XII, that will take place in Ravenna, Italy 21-22-23 Nov 2019, and this year, for the first time ever, will have TWO curators!

Oren Ambarchi ● Lucrecia Dalt ● WHITE HILLS ● Nadah El Shazly ندى الشاذلي ● Live Skulll ● Maurice Louca ● Martin Bisi [Band] ● Oiseaux-Tempête ● Alexei Perry Cox ● Sote ● Parlor Walls ● Two or The Dragon - التنّين ● Tidal Channel ● BC35 Collective Set

EARLY BIRD PASSES are already available: http://bit.ly/TRXII_earlybird
Get yours today and #FOLLOWTHESOUND

www.transmissionsfestival.org
#TRXII
Transmissions XII curated by Martin Bisi & Jerusalem In My Heart

Comune di Ravenna - Ravenna Cultura - Regione Emilia-Romagna - Cultura Emilia-Romagna - inEmiliaRomagna - Ravenna Tourism

25% off all Bronson Recordings titles - including both BC35 (35yr anniversary of BC Studio) volumes ! Those are big pack...
07/30/2019

25% off all Bronson Recordings titles - including both BC35 (35yr anniversary of BC Studio) volumes ! Those are big packages -lots of sounds, posters, each with a 7”
Sounds made in #Gowanus

it's time for SALES at Bronson Recordings!
25% off on the WHOLE catalogue!
STORE: http://bit.ly/BronsonRecordingsStore
BANDCAMP: https://bronsonrecordings.bandcamp.com/music

you will find stuff from: Martin Bisi/BC35 - Sunday Morning - Micah P. Hinson - CONFRONTATIONAL - Clever Square - ELM - WHITE HILLS - Chicos de Nazca - BLUE CRIME - Bruno Dorella - Adriano Zanni - Pontiak - GUANO PADANO - THE VACANT LOTS

Various Artists – BC 35: Volume Two « Freq
06/28/2019
Various Artists – BC 35: Volume Two « Freq

Various Artists – BC 35: Volume Two « Freq

Martin Bisi‘s famed BC Studios in Brooklyn is renowned for bringing the noise to New York, and in celebration of it reaching the grand old age of thirty-five, they decided to throw a party in January of 2016, invite a load of old friends and record the ensuing fun for release.

Insanity in Gowanus ..EPA estimates proposed Rezoning will increase Combined Sewer Overflow into the Canal "from 178,795...
05/28/2019
Pardon Me For Asking

Insanity in Gowanus ..EPA estimates proposed Rezoning will increase Combined Sewer Overflow into the Canal "from 178,795 gallons per day at present to 1,977,302 once proposed development has been completed."
an 11x increase.

To Brad Lander and Stephen Levin: NO REZONING before environmental clean-up and investment in infrastructure.

EPA estimates the proposed Gowanus Rezoning will increase Combines Sewer Overflow into the Gowanus Canal "from 178,795 gallons per day (“gpd”) at present to 1,977,302 gpd once the proposed development has been completed."
That's an 11x increase. That's insane.
Tell Brad Lander and Stephen Levin:NO REZONING before environmental clean-up and investment in infrastructure.

photos from inside the fortress on the banks of the Gowanus Canalphotos by Ego Sensation of WHITE HILLS           ==GO I...
03/19/2019

photos from inside the fortress on the banks of the Gowanus Canal
photos by Ego Sensation of WHITE HILLS
==GO INSIDE==

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a rough history of BC Studio

Martin Bisi founded BC Studio in 1981 in the desolate and post-industrial (but now rapidly developing) Gowanus section of Brooklyn, along with Bill Laswell, and with financial and technical help from Brian Eno. Eno’s record On Land (released 1982) was the first recorded session at BC Studio.

Bisi has since realized albums at BC by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, Herbie Hancock's Rockit, White Hills, Serena Maneesh, Violent Femmes, Foetus, The Dresden Dolls, Pop 1280 (Sacred Bones), Fred Frith, Wrekmeister Harmonies (Thrill Jockey), US Maple, Boredoms, Boss Hog (w/ Jon Spencer), and countless others.

As an article in Newsweek put it: "Considering how diverse BC Studio's output has been over the years, there's still something recognizable about the music that Bisi lays his hands on... A certain rawness."

the 35 year anniversary recordings

The BC35 and BC35 Volume Two records were organized by Bisi and Genevieve Fernworthy as a celebration of BC Studio's 35th anniversary. They were released on Bronson Recording - find Volume 2 here: http://bit.ly/bc35v2BCAMP In 2016, dozens of musicians with ties to the studio descended upon it to stage a weekend's worth of performances in honor of the anniversary – in some cases, full bands performing new written work; in other cases, individuals grouping together randomly and improvising. The performances were recorded and mixed, mostly by Bisi himself, and the first installment was released in 2018. Of that album, Pitchfork stated:

"The credits read like a who’s who of New York’s experimental underground... It’s a sonic embodiment of risk-taking, rule-breaking, and antithesis that celebrates the endurance of a man and a space tied directly to New York’s noise, art-rock, punk, free jazz, hip-hop, and alternative movements... Bisi demonstrates—as a producer, engineer, and general facilitator of the avant-garde—what’s made his name familiar to liner-notes obsessives and New York noise nerds for three and a half decades."

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Hey Martin, thank you for the invitation. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/concertonlinebooking and https://www.facebook.com/groups/improvisedmusicgroup/ and let more people know your activities.
I would love to come here to record some days
finally! well done Martin