Beginning February 12th at midnight, and lasting throughout the day until 11:59 PM PST, Stanford’s radio station, KZSU 90.1FM will broadcast 24 hours of continuous live experimental music. The artists will perform their improvisations and compositions in-studio on the Stanford University campus. Featuring 25 artists and counting, the 2012 Day of Noise will host an eclectic lineup of experimental, noise, and drone musicians from the Bay Area and beyond. 

A longtime tradition revived.

A tradition inaugurated in 1995 at KZSU, the Day of Noise was a 24-hour marathon tribute to improvised noise. Started as the brainchild of KZSU DJ the Voice of the Doom, the original lineup consisted of 8 artists, both amateur and professional. 

Now in its 10th iteration, the return of the Day of Noise promises a full day of diverse, improvised music. As founder of the Day of Noise and KZSU DJ the Voice of Doom remarks: “The “Day of Noise” event has always been about the freedom of non-commercial radio to deviate from the standardized conceptions of what the audience wants. It exploits the immediacy of the radio format with live performance. The listener has the feeling that at any moment, anything might happen, because anything can…the point is to embrace all kinds of creative sounds.”

Along with uncategorizable and sometimes abrasive sounds, music will range from David Slusser’s experimental jazz improvisations to the lush, instrumental drone of the Lickets. Performances will also include the debut of Frank Rothkamm’s K5, a special appearance by the Megabats, and the return of the Voice of Doom to the KZSU airwaves. Collectively, the artists and staff of KZSU Stanford 90.1FM hope that the Day of Noise will celebrate Bay Area/regional experimental music and the creative medium of nonprofit, freeform radio. 

KZSU invites you to listen via radio on 90.1 FM or stream live from

Artists slated to perform:

Bill Orcutt, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Jessica Rylan, The Lickets, Megabats, Voice of Doom, Danny Paul Grody, Frank Rothkamm, Thomas Dimuzio, David Slusser, Brian B James, Speculator, White Pee, Peter Nyboer, zBug, Wobbly Black Hair People, En, Matt Davignon, Matt Ingalls, John Ingle, Vulcanus 68, Abode, Thea Farhadian, Aloonaluna, Feast and Friends, Kurt James Werner, and more

For complete information, updates, and set times please visit:, or the facebook event.