Saturday, November 15th, marks the date of the most unique and interesting event to ever occur in the nearly-art deprived college town of Clemson, SC. Three residents of the little DIY house, Murder Planet, as well as many of their friendly colleagues and coworkers of a certain local radio station at which they all worked put their heads together a created their own multi-media explosion: a day-long celebration of noise, drone, and ambient music called DRONE FEST.
"The music was important. There were speakers running from the main room to the kitchen and the front porch, piping the music through the entire house. It’s not like you had to be listening, but it had to be there. Memorially, there’s this permeating sense of Dronefest itself being a performance, a play where the audience is the lead role. Murder Planet served as a sort of meta-stage. People sat and stood, came in and out, the music was a soundtrack for the collection of little ad-lib vignettes going on in every room. The plot was really just being there.
Honestly, it wasn’t as weird as it could have been. Yes, there was a didjeridoo, but it it wasn’t, like, weird." - Andrew Harris
released November 30, 2014
Special thanks to Andrew Harris, Ben Doherty, Billy Moir, Bo Whigham, Brian Loos, Chris Tollack, Cole Kilgo, Cole Monroe, Ellory Schmucker, Garrett Burke, James Nichols, Joe Dubrowski, Jordan Young, Kaleb Williams, Katie Mierek, Matt Rana, Sean Galgano and our neighbors for not calling the cops.
Audio by Cole Monroe and Garrett Burke
Photo by Andrew Harris
Poster artwork by Erin Burke
Ghost Peppers provided by Derek Riker
A performance by Sludge Country was unintentionally not recorded.