Origin: Toronto, Ontario
The infamous, psychedelic multimedia collective Intersystems formed in Toronto in the late '60s. Comprised of architect Dik Zander, light sculptor Michael Hayden, poet Blake Parker, and musician John Mills-Cockell (later of Syrinx) the group mounted groundbreaking pan-sensory events & released a trilogy of defiantly disorienting records.
Intersystems “Intersystems” was the early collaboration of Michael Hayden, installation artist, Blake Parker, poet, John Mills-Cockell, the sound artist/composer, and the architectural designer, Dik Zander. A three album set of Intersystem work has been reissued by Alga Marghen and is being distributed by Forced Exposure Recalling Intersystems There’s really no way to put into words what…
There’s really no way to put into words what Intersystems was. A non-idiomatic group of individuals who came together to make some of the strangest records ever produced. Eons ahead of their time their work is still impossible to categorize, ahead of the pack by uncountable leagues. They were more than a sound group, but more of an art collection of people unified in total experience. The music of Intersystems isn’t made for CD or digital download formats and it’s not for the on-the-go culture of today. You have to sit with it. Listen and participate in it. These are records-as-art works. They were visual, sculptural, poetic, sound, music, political and very challenging. They still are. These are mind excursions. Drug fueled, psycho-electric-free-floating constructions from their day. At a time when minds were expanding, arts were changing and people were searching for deeper places.