Drawing strength from three very different artistic disciplines, Scald Process is a three-way collaboration between virtuoso violinist Liam Noonan, pianist/modular synth practitioner Eden Grey and audiovisual artist and Combat Records label boss Stormfield. The trio formed when British-Japanese Noonan, who currently studies electronic music production at Guildhall University, met Singapore-born Stormfield while both were working as technicians at Tate Modern. American-born Grey, who’s also currently studying, working on his PhD in Music at Royal Holloway, met the other two through DIY electronic workshops in London. Inspired equally by Autechre, Basinski and Scorn, Scald Process was borne out of dark rooms and pushing the extremes of harmonic noise with a solid sound system discipline, fusing strings, distortion, huge subs and technoid structures.
Darkly beautiful and immersive, Scald Process inhabit what they describe as ‘dystopian sanctuary of shadows, with flashes of melancholic rage and flickers of light’. They blend improvisation of violin, piano and drum machine with subtle textures, seeding visuals that react with sound. Movements are captured via infrared, triggering audiovisual occurrences and modular synthesizers add further layers of sound and visuals.