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BEAST from Ben Russell on Vimeo.

Three tall guys. Skulls. Strobe. Raucous. Strobe skull. = BEAST, a noise band fronted by BR, with Thad Kellstadt and Tim Nickodemus.

Synopsis: BEAST, described in numerous circles as a “three-piece percussive drone/noise force, complete with two drummers and skull-based strobe-electronics” is comprised of three 6’ 2”+ artist/ musicians Thad Kellstadt, Tim Nickodemus and Ben Russell. Members’ projects have been viewed at La Casa Encendida (Madrid), the Rotterdam Int’l Film Festival (Netherlands), the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago). Epileptic eyes! Heart attack ears! BEAST BEAST BEAST BEAST BEAST

Filmed on 7/9/11 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL; recorded by Jesse McLean, edited by Ben Russell.


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Thad Kellstadt



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