Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir
Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir is an Icelandic vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist. She is best known as a former frontwoman of múm, on for collaborating with former husband David Portner as Avey Tare & Kría Brekkan. Kristín Anna was a member of the band múm from 1998 until 2006. During that time the band released three full-length albums, Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK, Finally We Are No One, Summer Make Good She was accordion player in a Bulgarian goth punk band Stórsveit Nix Noltes in 2003-2010; those years she appeared on recordings and performed live with the bands Mice Parade and Slowblow. In 2005 she recorded the album Feels with Animal Collective, she is credited as "Doctess" on the album. While in the studio, Eyvind Kang heard her piano playing and asked if she'd perform solo at The Stone in New York City. On April 16, 2006 she performed at The Stone, appearing for the first time as Kría Brekkan, with Avey Tare of Animal Collective, playing grand piano and singing.
The duo performed songs they released on an LP titled Pullhair Rubeye. She performed her own songwriting for piano and voice for the first time April 21, 2006 at The Stone in New York under the name Kría Brekkan. In late 2006, Kristín acknowledged that she had left múm in the beginning of that year, published an open letter describing her thoughts on the matter. Kristín Anna appeared on the cover of Belle & Sebastian's 2000 Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant LP with her twin sister, Gyða, she mixed the Black Habit LP by Rings. In 2006, she did a Take-Away Show video session shot by Vincent Moon, she was chosen by Animal Collective to perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival that they curated in May 2011. In 2012, Kristín performed in an exhibition by Hrafnhildur Arnardottir. In 2014, she performed at the Reykjavík Arts Festival. Kristín was married to David Portner of Animal Collective from 2006-2008, her twin sister is Gyða Valtýsdóttir. Howl double LP Wildering 7" Apotropaíosong Armor Ep Uterus Water 7" Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK Finally We Are No One Summer Make Good Feels Pullhair Rubeye Black Habit Orkideur Hawai Royal Family - Divorce Be Good To Earth This Season with Antony Hegarty featured by Reverend Green on Be Good To Earth This Season/Wolfie's Christmas 7" Kría Brekkan's MySpace Page Kría Brekkan as #27 in "La Blogothèque: les concerts à emporter!"
Kria Brekkan live in Berlin Video Paw Tracks Records
Compact disc is a digital optical disc data storage format, co-developed by Philips and Sony and released in 1982. The format was developed to store and play only sound recordings but was adapted for storage of data. Several other formats were further derived from these, including write-once audio and data storage, rewritable media, Video Compact Disc, Super Video Compact Disc, Photo CD, PictureCD, CD-i, Enhanced Music CD; the first commercially available audio CD player, the Sony CDP-101, was released October 1982 in Japan. Standard CDs have a diameter of 120 millimetres and can hold up to about 80 minutes of uncompressed audio or about 700 MiB of data; the Mini CD has various diameters ranging from 60 to 80 millimetres. At the time of the technology's introduction in 1982, a CD could store much more data than a personal computer hard drive, which would hold 10 MB. By 2010, hard drives offered as much storage space as a thousand CDs, while their prices had plummeted to commodity level. In 2004, worldwide sales of audio CDs, CD-ROMs and CD-Rs reached about 30 billion discs.
By 2007, 200 billion CDs had been sold worldwide. From the early 2000s CDs were being replaced by other forms of digital storage and distribution, with the result that by 2010 the number of audio CDs being sold in the U. S. had dropped about 50% from their peak. In 2014, revenues from digital music services matched those from physical format sales for the first time. American inventor James T. Russell has been credited with inventing the first system to record digital information on an optical transparent foil, lit from behind by a high-power halogen lamp. Russell's patent application was filed in 1966, he was granted a patent in 1970. Following litigation and Philips licensed Russell's patents in the 1980s; the compact disc is an evolution of LaserDisc technology, where a focused laser beam is used that enables the high information density required for high-quality digital audio signals. Prototypes were developed by Sony independently in the late 1970s. Although dismissed by Philips Research management as a trivial pursuit, the CD became the primary focus for Philips as the LaserDisc format struggled.
In 1979, Sony and Philips set up a joint task force of engineers to design a new digital audio disc. After a year of experimentation and discussion, the Red Book CD-DA standard was published in 1980. After their commercial release in 1982, compact discs and their players were popular. Despite costing up to $1,000, over 400,000 CD players were sold in the United States between 1983 and 1984. By 1988, CD sales in the United States surpassed those of vinyl LPs, by 1992 CD sales surpassed those of prerecorded music cassette tapes; the success of the compact disc has been credited to the cooperation between Philips and Sony, which together agreed upon and developed compatible hardware. The unified design of the compact disc allowed consumers to purchase any disc or player from any company, allowed the CD to dominate the at-home music market unchallenged. In 1974, Lou Ottens, director of the audio division of Philips, started a small group with the aim to develop an analog optical audio disc with a diameter of 20 cm and a sound quality superior to that of the vinyl record.
However, due to the unsatisfactory performance of the analog format, two Philips research engineers recommended a digital format in March 1974. In 1977, Philips established a laboratory with the mission of creating a digital audio disc; the diameter of Philips's prototype compact disc was set at 11.5 cm, the diagonal of an audio cassette. Heitaro Nakajima, who developed an early digital audio recorder within Japan's national public broadcasting organization NHK in 1970, became general manager of Sony's audio department in 1971, his team developed a digital PCM adaptor audio tape recorder using a Betamax video recorder in 1973. After this, in 1974 the leap to storing digital audio on an optical disc was made. Sony first publicly demonstrated an optical digital audio disc in September 1976. A year in September 1977, Sony showed the press a 30 cm disc that could play 60 minutes of digital audio using MFM modulation. In September 1978, the company demonstrated an optical digital audio disc with a 150-minute playing time, 44,056 Hz sampling rate, 16-bit linear resolution, cross-interleaved error correction code—specifications similar to those settled upon for the standard compact disc format in 1980.
Technical details of Sony's digital audio disc were presented during the 62nd AES Convention, held on 13–16 March 1979, in Brussels. Sony's AES technical paper was published on 1 March 1979. A week on 8 March, Philips publicly demonstrated a prototype of an optical digital audio disc at a press conference called "Philips Introduce Compact Disc" in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Sony executive Norio Ohga CEO and chairman of Sony, Heitaro Nakajima were convinced of the format's commercial potential and pushed further development despite widespread skepticism; as a result, in 1979, Sony and Philips set up a joint task force of engineers to design a new digital audio disc. Led by engineers Kees Schouhamer Immink and Toshitada Doi, the research pushed forward laser and optical disc technology. After a year of experimentation and discussion, the task force produced the Red Book CD-DA standard. First published in 1980, the stand
David Grubbs, guitarist and vocalist, was a founding member of Squirrel Bait and Gastr del Sol. He has played in Codeine, The Red Krayola, Bitch Magnet and The Wingdale Community Singers. Grubbs' first band was a brief-lived punk/new wave group called The Happy Cadavers that released the four-song 7" record With Illustrations in 1982. Grubbs formed a hardcore punk band called Squirrelbait Youth that evolved into the influential Louisville, Kentucky group Squirrel Bait, releasing a 12" EP and an album on Homestead Records. Grubbs's next group was the post-punk power trio Bastro, which released and EP and two albums on Homestead. In 1991 Bastro morphed into the more avant-garde Gastr del Sol; this project soon became a partnership between Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke after the band's first album. The albums released by the duo include Crookt, Crackt, or Fly, Upgrade & Afterlife, Camoufleur. In this period, Grubbs contributed to other projects, including guitar for two tracks on Codeine's 1994 album The White Birch and guitar and harmonium on recordings by Palace Music, Will Oldham, Royal Trux, Dirty Three, Richard Buckner, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, Arnold Dreyblatt, many others.
Since the breakup of Gastr del Sol in 1997, Grubbs has released numerous solo and collaborative records on the Drag City label, for which he co-directed the Dexter's Cigar sub-label. In 2000, his album The Spectrum Between was named "Album of the Year" in the Sunday Times, his 2017 album Creep Mission was described by The Quietus as "a playful and intellectually ambitious set – and is as good an entry into the world of Grubbs as any." In 2018, Grubbs released Failed Celestial Creatures, a collaboration with Japanese guitarist and electronic musician Taku Unami. According to Pitchfork, the album "feels of a piece with Grubbs’ last two records under his own name, Creep Mission and Prismrose, both nominal solo releases that each features a handful of guests. On all three albums, Grubbs uses the presence of collaborators to play with drones and improvisatory interplay, taking his style to a more intuitive place."He operates his own label, Blue Chopsticks, which has released new and archival recordings from Luc Ferrari, Derek Bailey and Noël Akchoté, Van Oehlen, Mats Gustafsson.
Grubbs is known for his collaborations with writers Susan Howe, Rick Moody, Kenneth Goldsmith, with visual artists including Anthony McCall, Angela Bulloch, Stephen Prina, Cosima von Bonin. He has composed the soundtracks for Angela Bulloch's installations Z Point, Horizontal Technicolour, Hybrid Song Box.4, his music appears in two installations by Doug Aitken. Grubbs's sound installation "Between a Raven and a Writing Desk" was included in the 1999 group exhibition Elysian Fields at the Centre Pompidou. Grubbs's soundtrack work includes music with Matmos for Thierry Jousse's feature film Les Invisibles. Grubbs has contributed music to the Red Krayola's soundtrack to Norman and Bruce Yonemoto's film Japan in Paris in LA and to three films by Augusto Contento, to Braden King and Laura Moya's film Dutch Harbor: Where the Sea Breaks its Back, to John Boskovich's film North. Music by Gastr del Sol appears in the PBS television series The United States of Poetry, Hal Hartley's film The Book of Life, Doug Aitken's film The Diamond Sea.
Grubbs composed the score for Karl Bruckmaier's radio adaptation of Peter Weiss's Die Ästhetik des Widerstands and contributed music to Bruckmaier's adaptation of Alexander Kluge's Chronik der Gefühle. From 1997 to 1999, Grubbs was a part-time instructor in the Liberal Arts and Sound departments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he is Professor of Music in the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, CUNY. He teaches in Brooklyn College's MFA program in Performance and Interactive Media Arts and Brooklyn College's MFA program in Creative Writing, is a member of the faculty of the Brooklyn College Center for Computer Music. Grubbs received a Ph. D. in English from the University of Chicago. His criticism has appeared in Texte zur Kunst, Chicago Review, TDR, Conjunctions and Purple, from 1999-2007 he contributed music criticism to the Munich newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Grubbs received a 2005–2006 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. Grubbs is the author of two books for Duke University Press: Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, Sound Recording and Now That the Audience Is Assembled.
Now That the Audience Is Assembled was described by The Washington Post as "a new book-length poem reminds us that listening can feel stranger than dreaming."He is one of five musicians profiled in Augusto Contento's 2012 documentary film Parallax Sounds. Grubbs lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Cathy Bowman, their son Emmett Bowman-Grubbs. Creep Mission LP/CD Prismrose LP/CD Borough of Broken Umbrellas EP The Plain Where The Palace Stood LP/CD Hybrid Song Box.4 CD An Optimist Notes the Dusk CD/LP Two Soundtracks for Angela Bulloch CD Yellow Sky split 12" picture disc with Åke Hodell A Guess at the Riddle CD/LP Comic Structure LP with artist's edition by David Shrigley Crumbling Land split 12" with Avey Tare Rickets & Scurvy
New York University
New York University is a private research university founded in New York City but now with campuses and locations throughout the world. Founded in 1831, NYU's historical campus is in New York City; as a global university, students can graduate from its degree-granting campuses in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, as well as study at its 12 academic centers in Accra, Buenos Aires, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Washington, D. C. For the class that matriculated in the fall of 2019, NYU received nearly 85,000 applications for its undergraduate programs. In 2018, NYU was ranked amongst the top 40 universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, U. S. News & World Report. Alumni include heads of state, eminent scientists and entrepreneurs, media figures, founders and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, astronauts; as of March 2019, 37 Nobel Laureates, 8 Turing Award winners, 5 Fields Medalists, over 30 Academy Award winners, over 30 Pulitzer Prize winners, hundreds of members of the National Academies of Sciences and United States Congress have been affiliated as faculty or alumni.
Globally, NYU is ranked 7th by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for producing alumni who are millionaires, 4th by Wealth-X for producing ultra high net-worth and billionaire alumni. Albert Gallatin, Secretary of Treasury under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, declared his intention to establish "in this immense and fast-growing city... a system of rational and practical education fitting and graciously opened to all". A three-day-long "literary and scientific convention" held in City Hall in 1830 and attended by over 100 delegates debated the terms of a plan for a new university; these New Yorkers believed the city needed a university designed for young men who would be admitted based upon merit rather than birthright or social class. On April 18, 1831, an institution was established, with the support of a group of prominent New York City residents from the city's merchants and traders. Albert Gallatin was elected as the institution's first president. On April 21, 1831, the new institution received its charter and was incorporated as the University of the City of New York by the New York State Legislature.
The university has been popularly known as New York University since its inception and was renamed New York University in 1896. In 1832, NYU held its first classes in rented rooms of four-story Clinton Hall, situated near City Hall. In 1835, the School of Law, NYU's first professional school, was established. Although the impetus to found a new school was a reaction by evangelical Presbyterians to what they perceived as the Episcopalianism of Columbia College, NYU was created non-denominational, unlike many American colleges at the time. American Chemical Society was founded in 1876 at NYU, it became one of the nation's largest universities, with an enrollment of 9,300 in 1917. NYU had its Washington Square campus since its founding; the university purchased a campus at University Heights in the Bronx because of overcrowding on the old campus. NYU had a desire to follow New York City's development further uptown. NYU's move to the Bronx occurred in 1894, spearheaded by the efforts of Chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken.
The University Heights campus was far more spacious. As a result, most of the university's operations along with the undergraduate College of Arts and Science and School of Engineering were housed there. NYU's administrative operations were moved to the new campus, but the graduate schools of the university remained at Washington Square. In 1914, Washington Square College was founded as the downtown undergraduate college of NYU. In 1935, NYU opened the "Nassau College-Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island"; this extension would become a independent Hofstra University. In 1950, NYU was elected to the Association of American Universities, a nonprofit organization of leading public and private research universities. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, financial crisis gripped the New York City government and the troubles spread to the city's institutions, including NYU. Feeling the pressures of imminent bankruptcy, NYU President James McNaughton Hester negotiated the sale of the University Heights campus to the City University of New York, which occurred in 1973.
In 1973, the New York University School of Engineering and Science merged into Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, which merged back into NYU in 2014 forming the present Tandon School of Engineering. After the sale of the Bronx campus, University College merged with Washington Square College. In the 1980s, under the leadership of President John Brademas, NYU launched a billion-dollar campaign, spent entirely on updating facilities; the campaign was set to complete in 15 years, but ended up being completed in 10. In 1991, L. Jay Oliva was inaugurated the 14th president of the university. Following his inauguration, he moved to form the League of World Universities, an international organization consisting of rectors and presidents from urban universities across six continents; the league and its 47 representatives gather every two years to discuss global issues in education. In 2003 President John Sexton launched a $2.5 billion campaign for funds to be spent on faculty and financial aid resources.
Under Sextons leadership, NYU began its radical transformation into a global university. In 2009, the university responded to a series of New York Times interviews that showed a pattern of labor abuses in its fledgling Abu Dhabi location, creating a statement of
Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City. Established in 1754, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, it is one of nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence, seven of which belong to the Ivy League. It has been ranked by numerous major education publications as among the top ten universities in the world. Columbia was established as King's College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain in reaction to the founding of Princeton University in New Jersey, it was renamed Columbia College in 1784 following the Revolutionary War and in 1787 was placed under a private board of trustees headed by former students Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. In 1896, the campus was moved from Madison Avenue to its current location in Morningside Heights and renamed Columbia University. Columbia scientists and scholars have played an important role in the development of notable scientific fields and breakthroughs including: brain-computer interface.
The Columbia University Physics Department has been affiliated with 33 Nobel Prize winners as alumni, faculty or research staff, the third most of any American institution behind MIT and Harvard. In addition, 22 Nobel Prize winners in Physiology and Medicine have been affiliated with Columbia, the third most of any American institution; the university's research efforts include the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Goddard Institute for Space Studies and accelerator laboratories with major technology firms such as IBM. Columbia is one of the fourteen founding members of the Association of American Universities and was the first school in the United States to grant the M. D. degree. The university administers the Pulitzer Prize annually. Columbia is organized into twenty schools, including three undergraduate schools and numerous graduate schools, it maintains research centers outside of the United States known as Columbia Global Centers. In 2018, Columbia's undergraduate acceptance rate was 5.1%, making it one of the most selective colleges in the United States, the second most selective in the Ivy League after Harvard.
Columbia is ranked as the 3rd best university in the United States by U. S. News & World Report behind Princeton and Harvard. In athletics, the Lions field varsity teams in 29 sports as a member of the NCAA Division I Ivy League conference; the university's endowment stood at $10.9 billion in 2018, among the largest of any academic institution. As of 2018, Columbia's alumni and affiliates include: five Founding Fathers of the United States — among them an author of the United States Constitution and co-author of the Declaration of Independence. S. presidents. Discussions regarding the founding of a college in the Province of New York began as early as 1704, at which time Colonel Lewis Morris wrote to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, the missionary arm of the Church of England, persuading the society that New York City was an ideal community in which to establish a college. However, it was not until the founding of the College of New Jersey across the Hudson River in New Jersey that the City of New York considered founding a college.
In 1746, an act was passed by the general assembly of New York to raise funds for the foundation of a new college. In 1751, the assembly appointed a commission of ten New York residents, seven of whom were members of the Church of England, to direct the funds accrued by the state lottery towards the foundation of a college. Classes were held in July 1754 and were presided over by the college's first president, Dr. Samuel Johnson. Dr. Johnson was the only instructor of the college's first class, which consisted of a mere eight students. Instruction was held in a new schoolhouse adjoining Trinity Church, located on what is now lower Broadway in Manhattan; the college was founded on October 31, 1754, as King's College by royal charter of King George II, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York and the fifth oldest in the United States. In 1763, Dr. Johnson was succeeded in the presidency by Myles Cooper, a graduate of The Queen's College, an ardent Tory. In the charged political climate of the American Revolution, his chief opponent in discussions at the college was an undergraduate of the class of 1777, Alexander Hamilton.
The American Revolutionary War broke out in 1776, was catastrophic for the operation of King's College, which suspended instruction for eight years beginning in 1776 with the arrival of the Continental Army. The suspension continued through the military occupation of New York City by British troops until their departure in 1783; the college's library was looted and its sole building requisitioned for use as a military hospital first by American and British forces. Loyalists were forced to abandon their King's College in New York, seized by the rebels and renamed Columbia College; the Loyalists, led by Bishop Charles Inglis fled to Windsor, Nova Scotia, where the
Centipede Hz is the ninth studio album by American experimental pop group Animal Collective, released on September 4, 2012 on Domino Records. The album marks the return of band member Deakin, who sat out of the recording and touring of the band's previous album, Merriweather Post Pavilion. On the US Billboard 200, it peaked at No. 16. In November 2010, Deakin rejoined Animal Collective, after sitting out on the recording and touring of the band's eighth studio album, Merriweather Post Pavilion. With the band's fanbase expanded, the four members of Animal Collective moved back to their hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, in early 2011, to begin writing their ninth studio album. Avey Tare noted, "I moved into a house, blocks away from our high school - it was a little bit weird to feel this mixture of old and new. Just driving the same roads, going to Josh's mom's place. It's pretty much where we all started playing together for days and nights when we were in high school." Deakin elaborated, "Just having the experience of seeing each other every day was what marked this record."
Avey Tare elaborates "Yeah, we’d get up every day and just go play for about six or seven hours go home. The next day we’d do it again, it was like a workshop. The first week or so was just free-form jamming, trying to see what kind of sounds we could conjure up, it was clear that we needed more actual songs, so we started to break up the work a little bit — Noah and I might go off and work on some melodies while Josh and Brian might work on some drum sounds. We’d come back together and try to combine what we’d been doing. We recorded everything. We all had handheld recorders with us. We’d go through the stuff and pick out things that seemed promising, like we might pick out one interesting rhythm and try to build a melody around it. We might try to build a song around it. Everything was labeled — all the recordings — and I think there were 13 or 14 hours of just stuff like that from the first week or so. Much of it wasn’t worth keeping, but out of that material, the new stuff was kind of born."Almost four years after the album's release, Weitz intimated: "Coming back for Centipede Hz was difficult.
It was a super emotional time. Because of the way we set the making of that album up, taking us all to Baltimore, the unsettled nature came out on the record, it was just a different process from the more easy going one that Merriweather had been.... We wrote it for the stage and, before recording... some of us got set ideas about what songs should sound like and where certain parts should fit in. When we went to ooze all four of those different perspectives together—there weren’t battles, but it did lead to a lot of things staying in the mix." The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch in January and February 2012 and was mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta. Ben Allen, who co-produced the group's previous album Merriweather Post Pavilion, returned as the co-producer. In an interview with Pitchfork Media, Avey Tare called Centipede Hz "more grounded in one location" and less ambient than the group's previous album; the group wanted the album to have a "live-band feel" to it. In turn, live instruments were used such as live keyboards.
Centipede Hz featured the first Animal Collective song where Deakin sang lead vocals, on "Wide Eyed." Where Merriweather Post Pavilion had more of a pop sound, Centipede Hz was a return to Animal Collective's experimental roots. Writers have cited a wide variety of influences on Centipede Hz, including psychedelic rock, garage rock, Chicha music and avant-garde music. For specific bands, writers have cited, among others, Pink Floyd, Portishead, We the People, Milton Nascimento and Zé Ramalho as influences. Centipede Hz displays a large amount of abrasive vocal styles from Avey Tare; as Merriweather Post Pavilion showed more of an ambient side to Animal Collective, Centipede Hz features more samples and live instrumentation. Radio commercials and station identification announcements were additional influences on the album's sound; this influence is reflected in the album's use of white noise. Animal Collective got the idea for using radio interference while re-writing the songs on Centipede Hz for a live performance at the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The group wanted a continuous sound when playing the Centipede Hz songs live, thus they used radio interference to do so. Avey Tare noted, "My brother was a DJ when I was growing up, there was a radio station called B104 in Baltimore, he had got a CD of all the radio identifications that come between, we were going back through everything, listening to how weird and spacey and experimental it sounded. When you add that element to radio, it's this weird form of musique concrète. We thought it would be cool and a little funny to have something like "more continuous music" in our live set, just because that's our style of playing." Centipede Hz was announced on May 13, 2012, with an official video on their website which contained titles of the songs on the album. The majority of the track list was debuted live during their 2011 tour; the album was announced to be released in three formats: a standard CD, a standard 2xLP, a deluxe 2xLP version. All three formats are available to pre-order and include a bonus DVD containing the music files and a video of the band's 2011 Prospect Park show in Brooklyn.
On July 29, as part of the lead-up to the album, Animal Collective began broadcasting weekly "Centipede Radio" shows from a section of their website. During the first show, the first single from the album, "Today's Supernatural" was premiered; the single was uploaded to Domino Records' You
Joshua Caleb Dibb known by his moniker Deakin, is an American musician who co-founded the experimental pop band Animal Collective. He is the most infrequent member of the collective appearing on only about half of all albums. In 2016, he made his solo debut with the album Sleep Cycle. Dibb was born on January 6, 1978 in Orange, California to Jessica B Mendlovitz and David C Dibb, who married in 1977, he began writing and recording music with childhood friend Noah Lennox in 1991. While at The Park School of Baltimore, Josh met David Portner and Brian Weitz when they asked him to join their band, Automine. Josh introduced Noah to Dave and Brian and over the next few years the four spent time playing music together and sharing tapes of music they made individually. After high school, Panda Bear and Deakin went to Boston. Avey Tare and Geologist moved to New York City to attend Columbia University respectively. After months of playing the band settled on the name "Animal Collective". After touring with the group from 2004 to the end of 2006 and recording two albums and Strawberry Jam, the Water Curses EP and the visual album ODDSAC he decided to take a break from the rigorous touring schedule.
After not participating in the recording of the album Merriweather Post Pavilion, he rejoined the band live on April 11, 2011 in Petaluma, California after a three-year absence. On January 1, 2010, he played his first solo show as Deakin at The Ottobar in Baltimore, MD where he grew up. In December 2009, Deakin raised $25,985 through the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform to travel to Mali to play at the music festival Festival au Désert outside of Tomboctou in January 2010 and to record an album in early 2010. After playing the music festival, Deakin played five shows in Europe, including a few shows opening for Panda Bear. On January 7, 2016, Dibb sent backers of his Kickstarter campaign an announcement that his long awaited solo album was complete; the album, titled Sleep Cycle, was released on Bandcamp on April 6, 2016. "Just Am" was the first track shared from the album, accompanied by a music video. Solo albumSleep Cycle Appearances as a member of Animal CollectiveCampfire Songs Here Comes the Indian Feels Strawberry Jam Centipede Hz Tangerine Reef SplitsWastered - Paw TracksRemixes"Little Bird", released on "Caravan Girl" UK 7-inch Picture disk and on Digital EP "Mirando", released on "Mirando" Single "Boundary Waters", released on "Boundary Waters Remixed" 12" "Love Like A Sunset", released digitally in 2009" "Welt Am Draht", released digitally in 2010 "In The City That Reads" on Arto Lindsay's album Invoke, credited as Avey Tare, Geologist, Panda Bear "Seeing Twinkles" on the sampler Music for Plants, under the name Deaken and Geologist "Country Report" on the cassette tape Keep + Animal Collective Bmore Musically Informed - photos and mp3's of New Years show