1996 Tic Tac Toe - A college play, absurdist, Artaudian, and Beckettish, informed by the idiocy of relationships. Starring M. Barnes, M. Chamberlain, M. Hayberry, Roesing Ape, and a special performance by Holly Price. Music by Roesing Ape. Presented at Northern Kentucky University’s Theatre Department. … Continue reading →
1997 Footage - Collection of b-roll for a radio-television class project on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in 1997. Turned into a seizure inducing piece of noise video. Features a monologue on summation, a monologue from an Edward Albee play, a review … Continue reading →
1998 Olé Fashioned Full Album - Available on: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify Or just watch it on youtube below: Initial forays into Crap Wave and Noise Music. There’s some real crap in here, there’s also some of the coolest sounds ever – complete lack … Continue reading →
1998/2003 Merlin with Cricket - A 20 minute improvisational guitar solo over a live recording of nighttime June crickets and tree frogs in the Ohio river valley. Put to b-roll hypnotic static TV footage from a performance piece done in 2003. Smoke a bowl and … Continue reading →
1999 Smacke! Full Album - Available on: Google Play Amazon WIMP Microsoft Groove Spotify Or just watch it on youtube below Initial forays into Crap Wave and free-form improvisation. Often with the likes of Jeremy Lesniak (now of Culture Queer) and S. Durm (now … Continue reading →
1999 Women & Acne Full Album - More forays into experimental noise. Mostly recorded on 2 track digital and tape, live, on shag carpet, next to an orange fireplace and an angry cat. 01 Circling You 02 J+C Crunch 03 Buzzzz oh d 04 Beep da 05 … Continue reading →
2000 First Annual Regional Error Worship Conference - Side view, just set-ups and intermissions of Roesing Ape performing, with bits of Culture Queer, Free Dance Music and Iovae set up. Held at Old St. George in Cincinnati Ohio. See photo gallery here
2000 Live at Southgate with Dance - Improv noise with guest players Lesniak & John Rich, with interpretive dance by Lauren Brown, who seemed to be able to dance to anything we threw at her. Live on the second floor of the Southgate House in Newport Kentucky, … Continue reading →
2000 Masonic Lodge Covington Kentucky - On the 55th anniversary of the first atomic bomb explosion, July 16 2000, I inserted a microphone into a woman’s vagina on stage to sample her heartbeat and play live noise with it in a former Masonic lodge in Covington … Continue reading →
2000 Southgate w/ Holly Price - Audience participation in live improvisational music and dance. Live at the Southgate House in Newport Kentucky. Dancer: Holly Price. Also some VirtualDub glitching at the end for fun.
2000 Southgate w/ Zog - Live at the Southgate House in Newport Kentucky, Roesing Ape & Zog. Intense noise. Also, there was a capture glitch with VirtualDub that causes the video to freak a little bit and speed up dramatically as time goes on. I … Continue reading →
2000 Young Bodies Full Album - Some noise jams, some minimalist nature and machine sounds, etc. Recorded on 2 track tape and PC on shag carpet in the year 2000. The title of the link got me banned from reddit/r/wtf for some reason. iTunes Amazon Google … Continue reading →
2001 Art Night Out - Filmed by C. Spencer Yeh. Roesing and Spencer hit a couple bars and art parties on a winter’s night in Cincinnati Ohio. Cameos by: Roesing Ape, Holly Price, Scott Hisey, Tim Schwallie, Monkey the cat, Bob the cat, Andrew Hissett, … Continue reading →
2001 Beltane Brakhage - Wherein Roesing Ape and Burning Star Core (C. Spencer Yeh) perform noise in front of a video montage of computer generated fire and Stan Brakhage’s film of his wife giving birth and Lauren Brown’s improvisational dance leads to a simulated … Continue reading →
2001 Live at The Comet - Live noise set to Fellini’s Roma played in reverse at the infamous ‘The Comet’ in Cincinnati Ohio. During that neat few months when C. Spencer Yeh (of Burning Star Core) and Lesniak (of Culture Queer) were part of Roesing Ape.
2001 Live at the Southgate House - Live noise at the historic no longer extant Newport Kentucky Southgate House. Taped by Wit.
2001 Live on WAIF 88.3 - A few minutes of random footage during a roesing ape DJ session for the Art Damage show on WAIF 88.3 in Cincinnati Ohio. Cameo/PSA by Holly Price.
2001 Masonic Lodge Art Show - Live noise at an art opening at the infamous Masonic Lodge in Covington Kentucky by Roesing Ape and Burning Star Core. A fascinating glimpse into the alternative culture of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky at the turn of the century. You can watch … Continue reading →
2002 Death Beam Mini-Tour pt. 1 - The Cincinnati noise super-group Death Beam: Roesing Ape, C. Spencer Yeh, Ron Orovitz and Jeremy Lesniak. Live at the Empty Bottle in Chicago.
2002 Death Beam Mini-Tour pt. 2 - The Cincinnati noise super-group Death Beam: Roesing Ape, C. Spencer Yeh, Ron Orovitz and Jeremy Lesniak. Live at the Comet in Cincinnati.
2002 Death Beam Mini-Tour pt. 3 - The Cincinnati noise super-group Death Beam: Roesing Ape, C. Spencer Yeh and Ron Orovitz. Live somewhere near Louisville Kentucky. It’s the best Death Beam show, if you watch all of it you won’t be disappointed.
2002 Death Beam Mini-Tour pt. 4 - The Cincinnati noise super-group Death Beam: Roesing Ape, C. Spencer Yeh and Ron Orovitz. Live somewhere in Michigan?
2002 F. Art - Originally titled Fuck Art, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center wouldn’t allow that in their marketing. Rambling performance art piece comprised of academic and historic arguments against art as a thing of value. So an anti-art art piece performed at a … Continue reading →
2002 Live @ The Southgate House - Live set noise. Taped by Wit.
2002 Live at Sudsy Malone’s - Live noise set at the infamous Sudsy Malone’s Bar & Laundromat in Cincinnati Ohio. During that neat few months when C. Spencer Yeh (of Burning Star Core) and Lesniak (of Culture Queer) were part of Roesing Ape.
2002 Mickey Morgan’s Blue Bottle - Presented by the Contemporary Dance Theatre of Cincinnati at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Choreography, voice and writing by Mickey Morgan, video by C. Spencer Yeh, music by Roesing Ape.
2002 The Rape of the Sabine Men - Fair warning, the end can be shocking. It’s a dance/multimedia/performance piece that investigates parallels between the use of feminine sexuality in advertising and rape. Performed at the Contemporary Dance Theatre of Cincinnati ‘s College Hill Town Hall. With Tara Guilfoil, … Continue reading →
2002 You Will Repeat Yourself - A Persian/Arabic inspired call-and-response prayer to the gods of American commerce. Performed at the Cincinnati Contemporary Dance Theatre’s College Hill Town Hall as part of the Performance and Time Arts Series. With F. Keith Wahle and Roesing Ape. Some audio … Continue reading →
2004 “Eat Herself” Roesing/Soluski - Performance for a book release at the Mockbee Art Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio 2004. Audio and spoken word by Roesing Ape, Jumping around and screaming, costumes, food sculpture and set design by Nik Soluski and Julie Roessler.
2004 Apegremlin - I was too sick to go on a Death Beam tour in 2004. So I made a weird video of myself playing drums they could project while they played. Don’t think they used it. It’s pretty weird. It zones though.
2004 Book Release Egg Pow - From 2004 book release of ‘A Beautiful Woman’, I exploded an egg in a microwave on stage set to music… because it sounded like fun.
2004 Eating Ankle (bluporn) - DVD menu screen produced for a past release mixing b-roll from various installation pieces and a track from a concurrent album.
2004 Fake Art Noise Full Album - “At first I thought my computer speakers were broken…” – Melissa Terry, Facebook Post Available on: Amazon iTunes Google Play Spotify or below Fake Art Noise for various performance pieces 2002-2004 in Cincinnati Ohio. 1: Queen (Moon I eat … Continue reading →
2004 Roesing Ape & Soluski Kitty Part 1 - Performance piece for the Culture Queer CD release at the Southgate House in Newport Kentucky. Part 1. Performed and created by Roesing Ape and Nikol Soluski.
2004 Roesing Ape & Soluski Kitty Part 2 - Performance piece for the Culture Queer CD release at the Southgate House in Newport Kentucky. Part 2. Performed and created by Roesing Ape and Nikol Soluski.
2005 Art Damage Interview - Short clip from a documentary on the Cincinnati underground music scene. Please inform me of original creator and title and link to full film.
2005 Art Damage Presents the Cincinnati Laptop Orchestra - A bunch of noise guys with laptops and a conductor with a 12 channel mixer.
2005 Art Sucks Interviews - Part of an Installation Art Class piece. I installed a booth in the halls of the art and design building (DAAP) of the University of Cincinnati, created a website, brochure and power point presentation along with a projection of this … Continue reading →
2005 How Some Came Between Others - A weird story with a weird video for a performance piece at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Alteractive series. Dancing by Sam Womelsdorf, Rachel Cook, Nikol Soluski and Roesing Ape.
2005 Ishtar - Vocals & script by Nik Soluski. Video & audio by Roesing Ape. Graphics by both. For Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Alteractive series.
2005 Land of Zog - Noise and b-roll collage made under the influence of the style of KR Zog aka Ron Orovitz.
2005 lightbornenewyears (Lightborn Bad Art Series) - Revolution themed computer cheese with gratuitous mad synth arpeggiation made for a new year’s eve party (05/06) at a Midwestern commercial video studio.
2005 O Tree - A weird story with a weird video for a performance piece at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Alteractive series. Story and speech by Rachel Cook. Cheap Bryce 3D tree video by Roesing Ape.
2005 offenbach am main feet - relax for once in a month or year or forever
2005 Sam Nation ‘why art sucks’ Series Excerpt - Sam “Nation” Shipman’s last known interview, created for an anti-art art installation for an installation art class.
2005 The Canticle - Originally 3 videos projected on different surfaces with synced audio for an art installation at the Southgate House in Newport Kentucky in 2005. Mainly a ham-fisted attempt to equate feelings of powerlessness to the incessant pressure to buy things in … Continue reading →
2005 Unloop - Experiment in mixing and effecting looping and broken records in a digital video editor.
2005/2015 Locust - ‘Taunts of Decay’. Audio by roesingape. Video is taken from 2005 roesingape performance piece at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s alteractive series, featuring: Sam Womelsdorf, Nik Soluski, Rachel Cook & Roesing Ape dancing. Original piece involved live action in front … Continue reading →
2006 banjoe - I play the banjoe.
2006 Comet CD Release - Live show at the Comet Bar in Cincinnati Ohio. Testament to their burritos that I didn’t chase everyone out of the place.
2006 IBI Test Final Full Album - Available on: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify Microsoft Groove Or just below Multi-track noise interwoven with effect-laden live-take post-folk songs recorded in a converted rectory in the hinterlands of western Massachusetts during a summer apprenticeship in 2006 described in … Continue reading →
2006 Media Bridges Live - Live set in Cincinnati’s Media Bridge’s studio, what one used to call a cable public access station. There’s vague possibilities it was broadcast. But I totally fried their recording equipment which made for a nice effect.
2006 Montage Volant Tonnere - Video noise collage made for a Hurricane Katrina benefit, originally projected onto the external wall of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati Ohio.
2006 n… - I n…
2006 NOISE - noisey tv samples messed with.
2006 Reflections - Only Interesting to me.
2006 Vide - Demo video of Holly Price and Rebecca Bedel piece. Nik Soluski does vocals on second half of music track.
2007 love - wherein I trick you into listening to my song and seeing glimpses of blurred out bukkake by the cute as hell puppet method. From the album: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify
2007 smallKno - Short noise video song.
2007 Thematic Maneuver Live @ Skull Lab - Modern call and response prayer. Second speaker: Lacey Montgomery Casanova. Drummer: Julie Roessler. 2007 at the Skull Lab in the West End of Over the Rhine in Cincinnati Ohio. Footage provided by Wounded Slug. Mastered by Roesing Ape.
2007 Tsunami Original - Live noise set over a live video of the top of my aquarium dedicated to the Tsunami victims way back when.
2007/2005 Ungrateful Heart Porn - Experimental 2007 song about porn put to a video collage of scraps from various installations made in 2005. Available on: Google Play iTunes Spotify Microsoft Groove Lyrics: What an ungrateful heart, tears up these paper towels porn pouring precipitously … Continue reading →
2010 baby - dumb video. From the album: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify
2010 Pewbacle - The pew, the proud. From the album: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify
2010 rob johnson’s white drug river medley - banjo and arrangement by rob johnson. video and audio recording and production by roesing ape. songs by various.
2012 Burn Baby Burn (Residents Cover) - god digs my daddy.
2012 Go On (Goon) - I complain and moan and bitch but I go on because the sun tastes yummy. From the album: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify
2012 Kitty - an ode to my kitty, sappy. From the album: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify
2012 Shoved (video by notthisbody) - I know baby she is the one, drives me crazy pushing and shoving. But she saved me I was down in the dumps. She walked by and then I could run. I know baby she was the one. She was … Continue reading →
2012 The tv - girls I know flicking me off in places I go. From the album: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify
2012 with - drunk S. kills gingerbread house and family. From the album: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify
2012 wouldn’t mind dying but.. .(traditional) - This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
2012/2006 Lose - The Bull Loses. Video originally from projections for a piece by Michelle Bump-Morano in 2006. From the album: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify
2012/2007 Get On - get on get off. Video recycled from a stage lighting projection made for a live show by Jeremy Milsaps. From the album: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify
2013 Monkey Sleep - Monkey Sleeps.
2013 seaspray… - splat
2013/2006 Sunny Porch w/ Scabs McGee - Porch jam offset on video b-roll from 2006. With Shannon McGavock.
2014 Lowlands (traditional) - Cover of a traditional sea shanty on the Assassin’s Creed 4 soundtrack.
2014/2004/1998 Death Poem - I read a poem I wrote at 23, at the age of 39, mixed with b-roll from 2004.
2014/2005/1997 Karmann Ghia Girl - Story written in 1997 about an event in 1994 recorded in 2014 mixed with b-roll from 2005. Pile of junk for you.
2015 August 5 - banjo explorateur
2015 Uncopy of Lord Draft - lord don’t like what the lord cant hear, better quit drinking shine by the time he’s done we wont be here. better quit drinking shine Lord shoots first then drinks lite beer, better quit drinking shine They call it fat but … Continue reading →
2015 Wrong Way Blue - blue anger
2016 Black Girl (Cover of Lead Belly) - Black girl, black girl Don’t you lie to me Tell me where did you sleep last night ‘Neath the pines, ‘neath the pines Where the sun never shines And I shivered in the cold, deadly cold* Her husband was a … Continue reading →
2016 Snippets of a Black Rock Lighthouse Service Dream - No idea. Oh god I’m out of words. 2016 Black Rock Lighthouse Service. I helped a tiny bit. It was Amaze Balls Awesome Sauce. Thanks!
2016 Superhero Street Fair - Trolling Youtube’s content ID system to shove fair use down the throats of our algorithmic overlords. Mashup by Roesing Ape, music by DJ Laird & Friends. Saturday, October 22, 2016, Napoleon @ Jerrold Streets, San Francisco California. superherosf.com.
2016/2004 Winter Bismuth - Live synth/banjo set recorded in a trailer in the redwoods set to some b-roll I had sitting around from 2004.
2016/2005 broke - Synth voice and drum jam set to b-roll from a few dance pieces in 2005. Available on: Amazon Google Play iTunes Spotify
2016/2006 Antenna for the Light - Banjo ditty recorded on a porch in a forest. Video is b-roll backdrop from a 2006 performance piece.
2016/2006 Winter Slug Half Inch Journey - Live banjo/sampler/synth set recorded in a trailer in a redwood forest during a winter rainstorm. Video is b-roll from a 2006 dance performance back drop.
2016/2006/2001 Number 35 - Live banjo jam from 2016 with lyrics from 2001 over video b-roll from 2006. Secondary vocals by Migle Ka.
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2017 Half to Fight - Or the lackey savant. An experiment in crapwave. Using old footage from phones, VHS, early 2000’s cheap home computer animation, digital cameras and the dumb orange monkey.
2017 Joshua Shine - Version of Reverend I.B. Ware’s “Better Quit Drinking Shine” with different lyrics. Shot live in Joshua Tree California, then overdubbed. Available on: iTunes Amazon Microsoft Groove Spotify