photo by Alexey Novikov

Tidal Channel is a synth-based, post-pop noise band from New York City,which formed in 2013 as a side-project between Genevieve Fernworthy (LAUDS) and Billy Cancel.
The duo is heavily influenced by world folklore & situationist thought,and they incorporate psychogeographical elements into nearly all of their individual & collaborative work.
The name of the group arises from the fact that Cancel (from Cornwall, UK) and Fernworthy (from Charleston, SC)both grew up in places surrounded by estuaries & marshes-- a natural feature which they say shaped their understanding of,and appreciation for, interlapping processes of destruction and creation.
Performances are underpinned by Fernworthy's loops and characterized by occasional danceable rhythmsoften juxtaposed with the stylized force of Cancel's vocals; and their sound feels ever-at-home within the full spectrum of moments and textures...complex & monophonic --- minimal & dense --- harsh noise and rich, robust harmonies, interrupted by decisive insertions of poetry and desperation.

Genevieve Fernworthy is a theologian, artist, and multi-instrumentalist who performs under the solo moniker, LAUDS.
She is the joint recipient of a VCU Arts research grant for the creation of new work in experimental theatre, and was an early member of the feminist art collective ORGIAZZTECH!!!
Involved in frequent collaboration with David Lackner (Synthetic Love Dream) and Adrian Knight (Blue Jazz TV), she is also a longstanding member of the Martin Bisi band. Her partnership with Celie Dailey (Spewgeyser, Charlie McAlister) has resulted in numerous projects and recordings, most notably Slow To No Wake— an instrumental timeline of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
Genevieve provides sonic accompaniment to Billy Cancel in the noise-poetry duo, Tidal Channel, and has announced a new project with Dahm Majuri Cipolla (Sapat, Torres, Watter, MONO), as Reeperbahn. Her vocal work can be found on the recently released LP Eulogy by A Family In Mourning—a collaboration between Phantom Family Halo + Lydia Lunch (Galtta Tapes, 2017).
She launched Hidden House Press in 2009, is an active member of The Park Quartet (viola).
The Founding Director of the Kings County MicroKORG Choir, she co-produced the jaw-dropping compilation, BC35: the 35th Anniversary of BC Studio (Bronson Recordings, 2018).
Billy Cancel is a Brooklyn-based noise poet whose works have appeared in 6x6, Blazevox, Gobbet, Bombay Gin, Streetcake, and Lungful! Magazine, amongst others.
A 2011 Pushcart Prize Nominee, he has consistently read at the New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon at St. Marks and the New York Poetry Festival at Governor’s Island.
In 2014, he was invited to the University of Illinois for a recitation of his poem, “Find Some Wasteland Floodlit” at the Annual Theoretical Archaeology Group conference.
His role as ‘Dissolver Indignant (barfly)’ in Marianne Vitale’s hallucinatory string of vignettes “The Missing Book Of Spurs” received wide praise when it premiered at Performa13. In Autumn 2015, he performed at RECESS Gallery in the first installment of the Poet Transmit series—a live taping and transmission of manipulated video feed curated by the experimental mobile television studio, ESP-TV.
His contribution to ‘4 WORDS’ was broadcast across Lime Street Station, on Europe’s largest motion digital screen, as part of the 2016 Liverpool Provocations Art Festival.
His latest body of work, PSYCHO’CLOCK was released on Hidden House Press.
Sound poems, visual shorts, and other aberrations can be found at