Afro Sonic Signifier

Satch Hoyt


The Sonic Shadow project was born from Satch Hoyt’s desire to share his Sonic Texts (Soundscapes) with a broader public. In fact to take his Trans National African Diasporian sonic renderings to a non specific art world audience, as a visual artist as him, Sonic Texts are solely experienced in art gallery museum exhibition contexts, this in fact is limiting the oeuvre to an often elite group, which is not his mission.The studio recorded Sonic Texts are self composed/collaged sonic narratives in conversation with, and originally designed to accompany Hoyt’s sculptural objects and installations, by remixing and editing this material with Dirk Leyers in his Berlin studio.
12‘ inch Dubplate 25 min.

composed, collaged and produced by
Satch Hoyt

engineered and mixed by
Dirk Leyers

cover painting by
Satch Hoyt

photo by
Trevor Morgan

layout by
Satch Hoyt and Moritz Stumm

recorded at Funkhaus Studios Berlin

mastered at Phlexton Studios by
Kraans De Lutin

Side A

1. Fragmented Suite
Jason Dimatteo:Acoustic Bass Shara Wurden: voice

2. How the West was won
Satch Hoyt: percussion, voice, synth

3. Movements in Spinnister
Satch Hoyt: electric flute, processed thru
Wah Wah,Wah Synth,Whammy pedal, Line6, Memory Man Hazerai, and antique Sanzas from Congo, Cameroon,

Side B

1. Sonic Shadow
Dj Spinna: additional beat programming and co-production
Evan Sobel: engineer
featured voices: Joe Louis, Don King, Muhammad Ali, Ian Wright,
Malcom X, Jimmy Grierson, Marlon Brando hair combers: Michaela Angela Davis, Latasha Nevada Diggs

2. Celestial Vessel