John Wiese certainly wouldn't know. There are as many Wiese projects as there are flavors of ice cream: He's a member of LHD, a harsh noise unit that generates unrelenting squawks; he's part of the fierce noisecore band Sissy Spacek; and he's collaborated with a murderers' row of artists and bands, among them Merzbow, SunnO))), C. Spencer Yeh, Smegma, the Haters, Aaron Dilloway, and the New Blockaders. He records albums under his own name as well, including the conceptually tight Circle Snare (2009) and the carefully curated Deviate From Balance (2015). Beyond sound, he's also a typographer, graphic designer, and video artist. As part of Anthology's ongoing "Show & Tell" series, Wiese is screening eight of his videos tonight. He assembled them from live performances, recording sessions, and road travels; some are silent, some have sound, but all feature Wiese translating his ever-hungry approach to montage from an aural to a visual medium. Make no mistake: Whether cutting sound or image, Wiese proceeds according to a singular creative impulse.
How much is too much?