Based in Toronto, Canada and formed by multidisciplinary artist W.A.Davison in 2000 from the ashes of the former junk instrument project Urban Refuse Group, Six Heads is an ensemble of six instrument-builders and sound experimenters dedicated to exploring the rarely trodden territory of surrealist sound collage - aware of the trails previously blazed by other audio surrealists but charting their own path by means of free improvisation, homemade instruments, and live mixing as opposed to studio manipulation/composition.
Six Heads has appeared at 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival (2000), Bummer In The Summer Festival (2006), and Electric Eclectics Festival (2010). In addition, members of Six Heads have performed at the 2008 Whitney Biennial (NYC), Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (Quebec), Y2K8 International Live Looping Festival (San Jose, California), Liz Was and Miekal And's Festival of the Swamps (Madison, Wisconsin), on Wire magazine's Resonance FM radio station (London, UK), and at legendary tape networker Hal McGee's Dictaphonia Fest (Gainesville, Florida) as well as having collaborated with members of numerous other noise, experimental, and improvised music projects such as Nurse With Wound, Nihilist Spasm Band, CCMC, AMM, and Govt. Alpha.
Recent Six Heads releases have included tapes on american labels Black Horizons ("The Popeye Scat", 2009) and Psychform ("Ether", 2007) and a full-length vinyl LP on Wintage Records. Six Heads is William A. Davison, Sherri Lyn Higgins, Colin Hinz, James Bailey, Pete Mosher, and Linda Feesey.
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