Alan S. Tofighi is an Interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Valencia CA, United States. Utilizing a background in research, painting, performance, writing, sound, video, and experimental animation; Alan's work deals with analyses of the dispersion, obfuscation, and deformation of information. This is done via research and infiltration of Legal parameters, myth, sensation, disinformation, and the inevitable parasitic transformation of these cells from fringe culture to central in its infiltration/engineering of dominant culture.
As a performer/composer Alan’s music typically lies within free improvisation with occasions of written work. Synthesis, just intonation, acoustics, preparations, non-formulaic scordatura, extended techniques, and conceptual grounding are all central. Alan has performed the works of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Rhys Chatham, Elliott Sharp, Michael Jon Fink, Lee Ranaldo, Isaac Aronson, Ulrich Krieger, FaUSt, Maxwell Denny, and Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier. Alan has also performed with Michael Jon Fink, Vinny Golia, Eyvind Kang, Ulrich Krieger, and others in the Feedback Wave Riders, a trio with Isaac Aronson and Fernando Orellana, a trio with Michael Jon Fink and Maxwell Denney, and FaUSt.
Alan also co-founded and maintained the Nouroboros Industrial Concern imprint with Nouroboros from 2007-2017, and managed the NASA Space Universe from 2011-2017. as of 2017 has begun operating the Flat Ledge Imprint.
Alan received a BFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts (BFA 16) and has since been accepted as an MFA Candidate at CalArts into the Art and Technology Program (MFA 18 )
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