Phog masheeen is a sound art/video collective from Costa Mesa, California that focuses on using aerophones, idiophones and electronics for performance and sound design. Audio portions are accompanied by live mixed video. William Almas and Mark Soden Jr. constitute the phog masheeen core performers. Home-brew instruments, common objects and extended techniques involving dry ice are common features of phog masheeen performances. The works of phog masheeen have been presented at the Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival, Boise ID; Sonic Circuits, Washington DC; Electro-Music, Philadelphia, PA; Santa Ana Noise Festival, Santa Ana CA; Norcal Noisefest, Sacramento, CA; Wonder Valley Experimental Festival III, Wonder Valley, CA; Spring Reverb, San Diego, CA: Outsound New Music Summit, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs, CA, San Francisco, CA; 8 Bit noise art @ Leadway, Chicago, Il; Zoom 2, Torrance, CA; Jawbone Canyon IV, Mojave, CA, Dung Mummy VI, Apple Valley, CA, Los Angeles Downtown Film Festival, The Soundwalk, Long Beach, CA and The Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa, CA.
Inter-tidal Zone is a piece in two movements, Low tide and High tide. It uses programmatic material in the form of field recordings to represent the binary qualities of inter-tidal life. Low tide focuses on the society of tide pools and High tide focuses on a feeding frenzy. Found objects, samples and musical instruments will be used to produce the sounds. It has been performed on internet radio.