MK9 is a sound and visual therapy project by michael nine from California, that began in the latter half of 2001.
Preceding the end of the controversial and confrontational performances as the renowned project Death Squad.
This ongoing project seeks to understand the irrational nature and motivation of the human species.
Performances include pre-constructed sound as well as live frequency creation.
Expression will occur with audio-video reporting. Material will include observed social actions and behaviors.
At times our evolution stands still and becomes a counter productive mire of redundancy and backwards progress.
It can be a very small isolated window each of us looks from, out into a much larger space of existence.
Video, voice, sound and handouts will be offered.
As Death Squad, Michael Nine has performed extensively across the globe. In 1992 he founded Spastik Kommunikations,
a record label dedicated to documenting and releasing works from Death Squad and parallel projects.
With the beginning of his new project a new record label evolved, “Neural Operations”.
Which became more suited to the current activities, performances and recordings.
Starting in 1995 he began touring and has performed nearly 200 shows around the world.
1993 First Performance OffWorldKickDeath Squad
1994 First Death Squad Performance
1995 Transgression – Theatre Pooh, Tokyo, Japan
1997 Six month US and Canada Tour
1998 Three Separate Acts of Deviant Behavior – 7hz, San Francisco, California
1998 Self Annihilation Tour – US / UK / Europe Tour with Radiosonde and Chapter 23
1998 Lecture at Toronto School of Art and Design
1999 Intent – The Lab, San Francisco, California
1999 Enacted Hostage Sequence -7hz, San Francisco, California
1999 Performance for an Ongoing Audience – Chicago, Illinois
2000 Sentinels of the Apocalypse Tour with Quell – US / UK / Europe
2000 Final Death Squad Show – Performance for Chair and Black Floor, San Francisco, CA
2002 Michael Nine – Alarm Tour, UK / Europe with Randy Yau and Scott Arford
2004 MK9 – Dissident, UK / Europe Tour
2005 MK9 – Globalisation and Detaining, UK / Europe Tour
2006 MK9 – Fifth Anti Performance – An Empty Sense Of Nothing, San Francisco, CA
2010 MK9 – Live Deconstructions, UK / Europe Tour with CON-DOM
2012 MK9 – Continuing Observations, UK / Europe Tour with CON-DOM
2014 MK9 – Anhedonia, US / UK / Europe Tour with Con-Dom
2015 MK9 – Pacific Norwest Tour with Rusalka
2016 MK9 – UK / Europe Tour with RusalkaON-DOM & BRUT