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thomas watkiss





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Performing a set for "Whote" (White Hour of the End) View video footage from this show | visit project page_



Since 2007, Thomas has released five full-length records starting with the Ancestor 7” e.p. realized while working in Boston after a period of expatriation. The e.p. was described by Doug Mousrock of Dusted Magazine as “clinical performance aligns with a sense of darkness and mystery”. Thomas' 2008, "Ancestor - Phase I: Silence" was met with wide acclaim and described as “Projecting an icy grandeur” by Steve Holtje for Dusty Wright’s Culture Catch and considered “rich in integrity” by Heathen Harvest.

Soon after the release of the 2LP. Thomas went to record and perform as a resident artist of USF Verftet in Bergen Norway. Quickly after, he made permanent residence in New York City and has publishes work under VII Sounds Ltd.

Thomas has collaborated across mediums with artists and collectives including The Black Yo)))ga Meditation Ensemble, The English filn Doxey Boggart (2017) and has provided textures for black metal albums such as Belltower's Hereafter. Thomas’ live work has been experienced in venues including Spectrum (Brooklyn), Magazin4 (Brussels), Fylkingen (Stockholm), Landmark (Bergen), Sound of Mu (Oslo), UT Connewitz (Leipzig), Spazio 210 (Torino), Rhiz (Vienna), Theater Kapellen (Berlin). He has most recently recorded with Martin Bisi of BC studios in Gowanus, Brooklyn and is an active member of ASCAP.

Thomas holds an MA from Konstfack University of Art and Design (Stockholm). He also holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh. He lives and works in New York City.



Recent collaborations and projects include:
Earth Portals - Bass on track #2 |
Doxey Boggart - Synthesizer track for Whote on this compilation |
Belltower - Hereafter - Synthesizer on this record |



Electronic press kit, CV, portfolio, reviews, fliers and the 2002 - 2007 archive is available upon request here




all works c. 2007 - 2018 thomas watkiss (ascap). re-use by permission. site index