Scott Arford

Scott Arford

If one word could summarize Scott Arford’s body of work, it would be 'static'. His work encapsulates every sense of the word: infinitely complex and simultaneously unchanging. It is an incomprehensible block of sound and image, discernable only in its finely detailed parts—proof that infinity is constructed of finite pieces. Arford’s audio and visual noise is nerve grating yet somehow obscenely tranquil. He creates a crackling, electric world - beautiful to look at but you can’t breathe it. Indeed, static is one of Arford’s primary building blocks: radio static, T.V. static, garbled transmissions, magnetic and electrical
interference— technological and cultural by-products of a media obsessed society.

As a diverse electronic artist, Arford has completed many different projects with sound and video. Working
alone and with collaborators, his projects include sound art and music as Radiosonde, fully immersive multimedia installations and performances with TEST: a monthly cable broadcast Fuck TV, multi-monitor video and sound installations, a video freak show with Circus X, and graphic design for Armed & Loaded Recordings. Arford also runs 7hz, a warehouse/performance space which has featured noise artists such as Illusion of Safety, Zbignew Karkowski, Francisco Lopez, The Haters, Kazumoto Endo, and Scot Jenerik.

7hz has hosted film and video screenings as well, including Charles Pinion’s "We Await", the San Francisco premier of Marne Lucas and Jacob Pander’s "The Operation", and Matt Mitler’s "Cracking Up". Arford has screened works and performed live throughout the West Coast and Europe.
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Scott Arford Discography Tracks


aus 015 Scott Arford and Randy H.Y. Yau* Scott Arford and Randy H.Y. Yau* - Edit For Unconsciousness(CD, Album) Auscultare Research aus 015 US 2001 Sell This Version
aus 017 Scott Arford / Randy H.Y. Yau* / Michael Nine Scott Arford / Randy H.Y. Yau* / Michael Nine - 7HZ(CD, Album) Auscultare Research aus 017 US 2002 Sell This Version
LoZ 04 Francisco López / Scott Arford Francisco López / Scott Arford - Solid State Flesh / Solid State Sex(2xCD, Album) Low Impedance Recordings LoZ 04 Greece 2005 Sell This Version
afro 2033 Scott Arford Radio Station(CD, Album) Antifrost afro 2033 Greece 2005 Sell This Version
RSPT021 Scott Arford Zombie Dub(CD, Album) Resipiscent RSPT021 US 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BP-102 Scott Arford TV/LCD(CDr, Mini) Banned Production BP-102 US 2001 Sell This Version
P58 Scott Arford Hogsweat(CDr, Mini, Ltd) P-Tapes P58 US 2005 Sell This Version


GCA Vol. 1 No. 3 Scott Arford, Chris Fitzpatrick And Thomas Dimuzio Scott Arford, Chris Fitzpatrick And Thomas Dimuzio - 20041009(CDr) Gench Music GCA Vol. 1 No. 3 US 2006 Sell This Version
bp226 Scott Arford Music For A Candlelight Murder(Cass) Banned Production bp226 US 2014 Sell This Version