MUSIC & SOUNDS

Chris Sollars' scores, sounds and music as $ollar$, Skullture, Egzoz, Audio Violence, 307 Outlaws, and as album based sculpture installations.
Bandcamp, Object Records, & YOUTUBE.


   


Object Records
2022


Sculpture sound edition label founded by artist & musician
Chris Sollars
of $ollar$, 💀ture, & Egzoz, Audio Violence, 307outlaws, and the art space 667shotwell.
Inspired by Sollars' Subscription 1999 - 2000 a 6 issue subscription of art works over 6 months.
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2023  


EGZOZ
Smoking Jacket May 2023

Egzoz, an international Turkish band, featuring vocalist Archie McKay (formerly of The Young Shaven, A Tension, & Erase Errata), guitarist & vocalist Chris Sollars ($ollar$ & Skullture), and drummer & vocalist Erdem Eroğlu (The Young Shaven).

"Smoking Jacket" is a mesmerizing collection of 12 fuzzed-out songs that take listeners on a narratively driven journey through the surreal streets and vibrant clubs of Istanbul.
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2022  


$ollar$
Self Titled Dec 2022


$ollar$ is Chris $ollar$' solo project turning man made environmental & social catastrophes into song and soundtrack. $ollar$ of 💀ture (SF) & Egzoz (Istanbul) creates a spectrum of composed and improvised fuzzed stoner psych songs with melodic overtones built from drum machines, chains, trash cans, wheels, and stop signs.
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Album Review: Thoughts Words Action


   

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$ollar$ Record Release
Knockout - Dec 14, 2022
San Francisco CA

$ollar$ record release show with PunishMENt and Luck and other Revenants.

   


Skullture
Self Titled May 1, 2022


The LP is a fuzzed out distorted smash & bash noise bomb of 13 jams with lyrical content pertaining to the political landscape, global warming and cultural critique being released May 1, 2022. PDF

Album Review: Thoughts Words Action


   
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Instruments
2017-2022

Built musical instruments drums, percussion, cymbals, shakers, mics, cabinets, pedals, modified guitars.

   


307 Outlaws
2022


Intergenerational cross political alt country rock band in Sheridan, WY.

   
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Ice House For Cooler Futures:
2022

Icehouse: For Cooler Futures:  Music and Video Installation in the former Macdowell Ice house featuring covid tests and foraged seeds frozen in beer cans on sawdust, bucket and ice cooler speaker cabinets, videos of ice forming and harvesting with live percussive scores with ice tools, songs, and monologues on climate change anxieties. 
   
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Amplified Listening
2022-

Audio recordings of listening to bones, owls, creeks, and icicles melting amplified through objects from the Wyoming landscape.  Featuring broken branches, buckets, and a former corner post with barb wire.

   
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So Lonesome
2022

A former corner post with barb wire plays $ollar$ singing Hank Williams’ So Lonesome I Could Cry as it can no longer hold anything in or keep anything out.  

   
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Icicle
2022

A recording of percussive icicles melting in Wyoming plays out of a metal trash can through a transducer. Jentel Residency.

   

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Wyoming Wind
2021

Electric guitar duet with sound recording of Wyoming wind.

   
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Trap
2022

Personification of a Trap sung as it is dragged down the road in Wyoming.

   
2021  


EGZOZ
2021 -

Egzoz formed with vocalist Archie Mckay, Turkish drummer Erdem Eroğlu, and myself on guitar takes our name from exhaust of cigarettes, cars, and industrial pollution in Istanbul.

   

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Kittie Paws
2021

Song describing and filming the actions of the Kitties of Istanbul, music by $ollar$.

   


Gözleme Score
2021

The process of making and cooking gözleme on convex saç pans was translated to a series of drawn steps like a cookbook to be cooked, eaten, and played with kindling as drum sticks.

   

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Electric güğüm Score
2021

Electric güğüm, amplified vessels wired with contact mics are played focusing on the güğüm’s function of filling, holding and releasing.

   


Istametabul Score
2021

Construction tools are played percussively with rebar from rubble sites.

   

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Istametabul
2021

Wall of Constantinople rubble walk with soundtrack composed of construction tools played percussively with rebar from rubble sites.

   
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Circle Moon
2021

A montage of Istanbul circles following trash to simit to luxury items was edited to a soundtrack of percussion performed by artist Ege Kanar playing bendir and myself playing locally made custom cymbal blanks.

   

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Electric güğüm
2021

Electric güğüm, amplified vessels wired with contact mics are played focusing on the güğüm’s function of filling, holding and releasing.

   

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Stair well
2021

Feedback with glass vessels and stairwells in Istanbul.

   

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Gözleme
Gate 27 - Nov 28, 2021
Istanbul, Turkey

The process of making and cooking gözleme on convex saç pans was translated to a series of drawn steps like a cookbook. As a group of friends we cooked, ate, and performed Gözleme together using the saç pans as cymbals, and kindling as drum sticks.

   

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Bosphorus
2021

Excerpts exploring the Bosphorus with soundtrack of Bosphorus Cymbal percussion played by drummer Erdem Eroğlu.

   
2020  
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End of Cars
2019-2020

Door turned into a car and flinstoned down the street.

PLAY EXCERPT

   

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COVID19 Global Warming Elect Pandemic
💀ture

Day of Noise - Feb 8, 2020 4:00-4:20-4:30am
KZSU Radio Stanford University
Collaboration with Lee Lavy

Live Video Soundtrack to the Noise of the corona virus, impeachment, primaries, Australias Fires, melting glaciers brought on by Global Warming followed by 420 Marsupial Love. #skullture #dayofnoise
⛓🦠🧟‍♂️🧱🕳🚨📝✂️🔥🌊🌲🐨🦘🌬🥁🎸🎚 🔊💀ture⛓� 🔊💀ture⛓

   
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Tools
2017-ongoing

Street Tools with Audio composition, various installations aligned on wall or tools with boxes.

   
2019  


💀ture
BART TOUR - July 20, 2019
Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland and 16th St Bart in SF, CA - Collaboration with
Lee Lavy

Roll the Skull to and on BART with beats as we ride the rail and shows in public space.

   
2018  

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💀ture
Live Acconci- April 27, 2018
Abondoned Pier SF
Collaboration with
Lee Lavy


Live Acconci for the anniversary of Vito Acconci's death. RIP. First song Acconci played blindfolded after Acconci.

   

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💀ture
Silos - Oct 13, 2018
Bread & Salt San Diego, CA
Collaboration with
Lee Lavy

   
2015  
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DAAAM
California 2014 - 2016

Slide show of California Dams with matching 'DAAAM" audio.

   
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Silver Space
2015

Silver Spaced Man collects trash and debris and returns to the medical tent for review. Collection Recology Artist in Residence.

   
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Wet Blanket CA 2015

Wet Blanket Instructions
Soak dry blanket in the lake or water source.
Place on floor.
When wet marks disappear and blanket is wet, skid blanket to the side and Repeat.
When dry start again.

   

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Farm Stands
2015


Sculpture stands that float a selection of produce grown on the Farm, highlighting Kale, Squash, & Pumpkin. Each sculpture is maintained by the farm with fresh produce. .

   
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Shoreline
2013

Walk of entire San Francisco coastline from Candlestick Point to Ocean Beach drawing a line with found driftwood Rudder. Like a phonograph needle the rudder amplifies the landscape.
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Soap Boxes
2004


A ring of 5 crushed soap detergent boxes with audio playing in the room of a Soap Box Preacher yelling the names of each box (Tide, Gain, Cheer, All).

   


To Bury a Scream
2004

I dig a hole in the middle of the night, scream, and bury it.The documentation of this performance is edited into the feature film C RED BLUE J).

   


Transcendental Scream
2004

Olana, New York

   

subscript

Subscription 2000: Help Me _____ Cd
1999-2000


Issue 4 of a 6 issue subscription of art works over 6 months. The Beach Boys' song "Help Me Rhonda" with all the Rhondas cut out. PLAY.