Dax Pierson

United States
Focus area: Sound, Acoustics

Dax Pierson is an experimental electronic musician/producer who has called the East Bay home for 20 years. In 2005 Subtle encountered black ice in the middle of the country while on tour and flipped over, leaving Dax with a spinal cord injury and C5-C6 quadriplegia. Since his individual fingers are now paralyzed, Dax has switched to using a laptop controlled with iPad apps in order to produce. The last 16 years have been spent exploring the possibilities that technology could offer, often with time-consuming learning curves. His work is currently informed by these limitations, college radio segues, hip-hop, ‘90s post-rock, odd time signatures, new techno, ambient drones, bobbing head beats and sentimentality.