Wednesday, November 29, 2017

New paintings

Here are some of my new paintings from this Summer and Fall, I finally had time to put the images of them up here. You can also see them at ACME Gallery in Anacortes WA until the end of January. Some of them are available at the SIGE Records store. I made them with salt underpaintings, lamp black pigment, paint made with ashes, and ashes. 

Mamiffer video by Daniel Menche

MAMIFFER - Recordings for Lilac III from Daniel Menche on Vimeo.

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Mamiffer release available

Through the Touch store:


Side A: 0:00–3:12 found recording 2007, 3:13–10:30 recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2008-2009, 10:31–13:15 recording/mix by Randall Dunn, performance by F. Coloccia 2015, 13:16–16:13 recording/performance by A. Turner 2015, 16:14–end recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2011.

0:00–3:16: manipulated found recording/recording/performance by A.Turner 2015. 3:17–4:30: recording by F. Coloccia 2016. 4:31–6:02: recording by A. Turner, performance by F. Coloccia 2015. 6:03–8:41: recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2010. 8:42–9:33: recording/performance by A. Turner 2014. 9:34–13:35: recording by F. Coloccia 2011. 13:36–16:00: recording by A. Turner, performance by F. Coloccia 2014. 16:01–16:49: recording/manipulation by F. Coloccia, mix by Randall Dunn 2010. 16:50–End: recording/performance by F. Coloccia 2010 + 2015.

Mamiffer is Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner. Illustration by Ashley Isadore Coloccia-Turner.

Mamiffer write: "The majority the sounds on this tape were culled from cassettes we used in live performances and recordings. Many were field recordings from various sources, found tapes from thrift stores, some were samples/textures we made as backgrounds/backing tracks for specific live songs. A few pieces were also in finished Mamiffer studio recordings but ended up being somewhat buried in the final mixes - they were and are elements we felt strongly about and have thus given them a proper chance to shine herein. It was put together semi-chronologically starting with some of the earliest Mamiffer materials going back to 2008 or so. It was all edited together with the idea of creating a listenable narrative and letting the chance audio occurrences within each piece inform the choices about how they were melded together and sequenced. We have been meaning to assemble these sounds for a while and are glad to have had the chance to finally do it." – Mamiffer, Vashon, WA, 13.xiii.2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New Mamiffer release via The Tapeworm

Very happy to have a release out this year through The Tapeworm.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mamiffer composition Krakow Poland

-9/30 Krakow Poland

Nowa Huta Cultural Center

Premiere of a new composition "Mettapatterning for Constellation". Commissioned by the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Poland. Composition by Faith Coloccia, with contribution by Aaron Turner. (Arr. by Eyvind Kang) Performed by Polish orchestra.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Herbalism magic called Isadoro

Since moving to Vashon Island in the Washington State Pudget Sound, I have been learning from my environment and experimenting with wild harvesting, herbalism, farming, gardening, creating health elixirs and making magic.
I started to do this out of a desire to heal myself and help heal my friends. 

This magic comes in the form of tinctures, teas, salts, vinegars and foods. I have named this after my Italian grandfather, who I never got the chance to meet: Isadoro Coloccia. I created the designs and images based on my families background with symbols used in weaving, hoping to add healing meaning in the form of color and fertile archetypes.  

Within the last  2 years, there has been an overflowing abundance of herbs and fruits! My knowledge and experience has increased,so I would now love to share these items with other people, and I hope that this magic can help heal/nourish others as I have healed and nourished myself, my family and my friends.

All of these items were created from my local environment on Vashon Island, and also from my hometown in the desert in California where my parents still live.

Some of the things I make can be found here at Los Angeles based store "A Collection Of". 

Some more limited items can be found here on this website: Isadoro.

Here are some pictures:

Saturday, June 24, 2017

upcoming Mamiffer shows

*Mamiffer performs their last show in a while? (babies) on July 6th at Chop Suey in Seattle with friends Zen Mother (featuring SIGE BF Monika Khot!)*

Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner also have been commissioned to write a composition for this event/festival: performed by Polish Orchestra:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Barnett + Coloccia show and artwork

Barnett + Coloccia (me and Alex Barnett) are playing our first live show at Debacle Festival May 6 at Columbia City Theatre. Information can be found HERE.

We will have copies available of our record WELD that came out on Blackest Ever Black last year. This version is a cassette from SIGE records. Here is some of the artwork. Design and painting by me with found photographs. The drawings are by Alex Barnett.

You can see the LP artwork HERE