Thomas Fang is a sound artist based in Austin. After working as a radio and club DJ, he co-founded the Artificial Music Machine record label in 2001. Since then, he has performed experimental electronic music under his own name and as Static Storm System, and has collaborated with other musicians as part of Inversion Effect.
Utilizing field recordings, radio transmissions, circuit-bent electronic devices and other non-traditional instrumentation, he explores sonic territory ranging from glitchy noise assaults to darkambient drones.
Mr. Fang is also conductor of the Furby Youth Choir, a small army of modified toys which have terrorized audiences at Bent Festival (NYC), Burning Man (Nevada), and local events such as Maker Faire, Art Outside, Burning Flipside, East Austin Studio Tour, and Fusebox Festival.
Mr. Fang assembles handmade synthesizers for Bleep Labs and 4ms Pedals, has volunteered with Church of the Friendly Ghost and Austin Museum of Digital Art, and has taught circuit bending workshops for the Modern Aural Sculpture Symposium South and the New Media Art and Sound Summit.