NEW SCULPTURE: "Emerging Chandelier"

Posted on January 31, 2023



“Emerging Chandelier”
3D Printed Transparent PLA and ceiling mount


Posted on November 25, 2022



EXHIBITION: Perfume Our Burial at Lost Origins Galley

Posted on November 20, 2022


Installation shot for my exhibition “Perfume Our Burying” opening 12/02 at LOST ORIGINS GALLERY in Washington, DC


Posted on November 16, 2022






Posted on August 09, 2022

LOCRIAN "New Catastrophism"


“New Catastrophism”, the first LOCRIAN release in seven years sees the iconic experimental music trio return back to their roots through four immersive tracks that signal towards the band’s signature expressions through dark ambient, experimental music, drone and post rock. Massive dystopian soundscapes through the intricate, layered, and spacious sound palette LOCRIAN unveil. 

LOCRIAN is a prophetic voice of decline. From the band’s inception, it has comfortably straddled both the experimental and metal underground, weaving themes of apocalypse, urban decay, environmental destruction and birth/death/rebirth throughout its multifaceted and genre-defying releases. The trio formed in 2005 in Chicago and features Terence Hannum (synthesizers, vocals, tape loops), André Foisy (guitars, electronics), and Steven Hess (drums, electronics). Over their sixteen-year history, Locrian have released six studio albums, three collaborative albums, and numerous limited-edition releases.

Order from PROFOUND LORE here and Bandcamp here


Posted on May 27, 2022




NEW ZINE: Obsequies (Anathemata Editions)

Posted on August 16, 2021


B&W cover and insert
Edition of 50

"Collection of white charcoal drawings on black paper featuring poisonous plants."




Posted on August 16, 2021


My older work is included inthis exhibition at a pop-up space in the Chophouse Row cyratedbyRobert of Season


Posted on June 03, 2021

New work updated on the site.


Oil paintings HERE


Work on Paper HERE

EXHIBITION: Nightblooms

Posted on May 27, 2021


My solo-exhibition NIGHTBLOOMS closed 05/15 at Carroll Community College's gallery. Here are some images.


Contact for prices on available works


NEW MUSIC: Dissolving the Bonds

Posted on March 03, 2021


NEW solo full-length CD/digital available on FLAG DAY RECORDINGS



released February 26, 2021

Terence Hannum: Vocals, Korg MS-20, Moog Little Phatty, Moog Satellite, Moog Minitaur, MicroKorg, ARP Quartet, Elektron Analog Keys, Elektron RYTM, Cassettes

Recorded by Terence Hannum, Baltimore 2017 - 2019
Artwork: "Magnificent Futility", "Trihedrons" & "Insignificance, Neglect and Disdain" / sizes various / Magnetic cassette tape coating collaged on panel / 2018-2019 by Terence Hannum

Design & Layout by S. Hardacre Design

Mastered by Guillermo Pizarro

NEW MUSIC: Dead Rite

Posted on February 01, 2021


Recorded live in 2014 at Metro Gallery in Baltimore. 
Mastered by Jake Reid. 
Cover art by Zachary Buchner.

Long form 28m36s ritual drone, using voice and synthesizers. 

Edition of 50 / Comes with digital download (Bandcamp) 
Full color J-card / Pink cassette in transparent pink Norelco shell 
Same program both sides

Listen HERE

Purchase HERE


Posted on January 31, 2021


A boxed set of four 8”x10” mezzotints in an edition of 5 / Lovingly printed at Lanvale Press 

Have some HERE


Posted on July 12, 2020


I have startd a special site dedicatd to work and art zines from 2003 - 2019 where the work is available for purchase HERE


Site Update

Posted on July 12, 2020


New Poisonous Flowers piecs are up on the portfolio HERE

Interview with THE BALTIMORE SUN

Posted on April 09, 2020

I was interviewed, along with my bandmate (THE HOLY CIRCLE) and wife, Erica, about being educators, parents and creative during the time of home isolation. Check it out HERE

DEAD AIR 2020: Special Quarantine Edition

Posted on April 09, 2020


HERE is a special quarantine edition mix of apocalyptic horror and sci-fi scores. Stay safe. Stay healthy.


Posted on March 31, 2020



I contributed to MARC FISCHER's ongoing daily risograph zine project QUARANZINE which you will eventually be able to order from HALF LETTER PRESS

For my contribution I inverted some of my recent oil paintings of poisonous flowers.


Posted on February 04, 2020




Installation shots from my exhibition "Full Moon in the Morning" at Tela Real in Seattle, WA


Posted on January 08, 2020


I have a recent piece of weird fiction up over at QUEEN MOB'S TEAHOUSE. A continuation of my INSTALLATIONS series, this one titled THE VIEWING:

"In the gray light of the afternoon, the rain falls lightly through the towering pines as the funeral procession lurches through the woods."

COMMISSION: Renunciation

Posted on December 17, 2019

Recently finished this commission for a client in France



Six 18" x 24" panels increasing layers of adhered cassette tape coating on panel.

Renunciation_1 Renunciation_3

The first and third panel.


Detail of sixth panel.

(Contact me if you are interested in a commission)


Posted on December 01, 2019

Head over to the small shop I keep up at Big Cartel to receive 15% off my older pieces HERE

Exhibition at TELA REAL / Seattle, WA

Posted on November 09, 2019


I have an exhibition at TELA REAL opening 12/02/19 in Seattle, WA featuring a selection of small audio cassette tape collages. It will be up through the new year.


Posted on October 07, 2019


My annual radio show DEAD AIR is on every Thursday at midnight on WLOY with a new episode on Halloween at 7pm and midnight!

In addition I will be DJ-ing 10/10 at U Street Music Hall in Washington DC opening for Clipping.

And come out 10/20 to Ottobar from 9pm - 2am to listen to hours of soundtracks.


Posted on August 25, 2019


I have a new piece of short-fiction up at Terraform/Motherboard (Vice): "A horrifying, dystopian science-fiction short that imagines the future of big pharma." Read it HERE.

"The outer light of the descending sun transforms the evening inwards as it sinks below the overlapping crests of hills, casting the affluent landscape in a dull blue. I’m driving away from the city, and the sky above me is highlighted with a thin smear of pale orange, like dirty blood toward the horizon. I pass the beltway and traverse old pastures converted to large plots for oversize mansions, private schools, small horse barns and large garages full of upscale cars that overlap each other from behind the hills. I follow the smear, past the large maintained yards of athletes, old money, and new bankers."


MUSIC: The Holy Circle "Sick With Love" (Deathbomb Arc)

Posted on May 20, 2019


"While sacrilege may be the cooler way to rock, The Holy Circle’s angelic approach always lives up to their name. The profane scurries for the shadows on ‘Sick With Love’ as The Holy Circle draw upon the power of all theories of ballad. Yes, shoegaze and drone are checked off, but it is their mastery of sounds reminiscent of Belinda Carlisle, Bonnie Raitt, and Divinyls that truly set them apart. There is nothing unholy here. These are the sacred sounds of revisionist mom rock history. You know, mom rock for goths."

“velvet to the touch — and a sonic sawblade to the core” - NPR


releases July 19, 2019 

The Holy Circle is Terence Hannum (of Relapse Record’s Locrian), Erica Burgner-Hannum, and Rob Savillo. 
Recorded and Mixed by Nick Skrobiz
Mastered by Thomas Dimuzio
Artwork by Heather Benjamin
LISTEN HERE (courtesy of Post-Punk.com)

MUSIC/DESIGN: Vaura "Sables" LP/CD (Profound Lore)

Posted on April 18, 2019


I did the artwork and design for my friends VAURA for their new album "Sables" on PROFOUND LORE


On CD and LP and it is getting some great coverage Your Last Rites.

FICTION: Over the Flood

Posted on April 18, 2019


New flash-fiction up at SOUTH BROADWAY GHOST SOCIETY:

"Black water and a reaper over the flood. Emery’s drone glides above the shallow layer of floodwater, past the towering hulls of the collapsed harvesters rusting in the shallow mire and over the collapsed barns with their decrepit rusted silos. Flying over tens of thousands of acres of what would be soybean or durum along this new contaminated shallow. Over the submerged stele erected to mark the passing of generations. Flying adjacent to the electrical poles, whose bases gleam obsidian and silver in the encroaching formation of salt and bitumen."

NEW WORK: Improvisations

Posted on April 07, 2019


“nothing more execrable than existence” / improvised audiocassette tape coating collage on panel / 8”x10” / 2019



“insignificance, neglect and disdain” / improvised audiocassette tape coating collage on panel / 8”x10” / 2019



“influenced by contempt” / improvised audiocassette tape coating collage on panel / 8”x10” / 2019

MUSIC: Axebreaker "Brutality in Stone" CD (Phage Tapes)

Posted on April 05, 2019




Axebreaker is a new left leaning power electronics project with prior releases on Jouissance Du Rien, Anathemata Editions and Primal Architecture Records. 

Svbterranean recently wrote a review of Brutality of Stone.  Here is a section of the review:

"Helmed by Baltimore musician Terence Hannum (LocrianThe Holy Circle, et al), Axebreaker‘s particular brand of power electronics is scathing, confrontational, and is only accentuated by its anti-fascist/anti-racist themes. Axebreaker pushes listeners’ faces into its white-hot flames until the skin has melted away from the skull. Listeners who dare to align themselves with the very ideologies Axebreaker vows to eradicate might as well throw in the towel early because it won’t end well for them.

Gusts of caustic noise open up the record on “Disorder (for Alan Berg)” and bleeds directly into the pummeling, ear-splitting “Ghost Skins”. The track thunders with oscillating drones and walls of hissing sound, which are accompanied by Hannum’s fierce, reverberated shrieks. A twisted sense of melody begins to appear as the song reaches its conclusion, providing a bright, yet buried contrast to the sonic hell above."


Posted on April 05, 2019


Head over to QUEEN MOB'S TEA HOUSE to read my short story "Bounce House"

"A warehouse is a blank space, nothing, a tabula rasa. And here upon this foundation that once held storage, or a small engine mechanic, or hosted punk shows, some entrepreneurs filled the corrugated siding with themed inflatable architecture. Architecture inside of architecture.

Outside, back exit, I stand and stare into the dense woods behind the bounce house. I pull a drag from the American Spirit and ash into the grass. The ember gets snuffed out with a hiss."

FICTION: Reservations

Posted on December 19, 2018


My new short-fiction piece, "Reservations" is up at BURROW PRESS for their FANTASTIC FLORIDAS series:

"I kick some mulch from beneath my loafers. Hugo Boss. No socks. I moved to Florida so I wouldn’t have to wear socks."

About the kind of trouble a group of drunken middle-aged divorcees get into while looking for a table at a restaurant in a Florida beach town in the middle of a red tide.

Visual AIDS "Postcards from the Edge" 2019

Posted on December 12, 2018

Every year I make a piece to donate to the Visual AIDS benefit auction "Postcards from the Edge" which will be held February 22-24 at BORTOLAMI, 39 Walker Street, Tribeca.

This piece "Mix Tape I" will be there and is 4"x6" and 2" audio tape and 1/4" magnetic cassette tape coating on paper (2018)


If you are unable to make it I also have extras available from me with a % of the sale going to Visual AIDS. Message me at terence.hannum@gmail.com and inquire about a piece and its availability. Each piece is $100. Here is the first one available, all will arrive framed:


"Mix Tape II" / 2" audio recording tape and audio recording tape dist on paper (framed) / 4" x 6" / 2018

The rest of teh series is below:



FICTION: The Final Days

Posted on December 11, 2018


Coming in 2019, my novelette THE FINAL DAYS will be published by Unnerving

"Taking place during the last week of the year 1999, ‘The Final Days’ follows the rebellious teenager, Candace who is trapped with her father during the Y2K hysteria with his religious friends at the remote family camp to wait out the coming tribulation. Every day is a descent into religious fervor, extreme fasting, gun worship, paranoia, and terror that will test Candace and her father’s relationship.”

Cover photo by Alexander Binder


Posted on November 29, 2018


"12x12" November 29-December 22, 2108

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8, 1-3pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, December 22, 1-4pm

Featured Artists: 
Erick Antonio Benitez, John Bohl, David Brown, Sara Dittrich, Alex Ebstein, Ariel Cavalcante Foster, Terence Hannum, Tiffany Johnson, Haya Kim, Magnolia Laurie, Grace E. Lee, Cevahir Ozdogan, Nick Primo, Ben Piwowar, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Joseph Shetler, Haewon Sohn, Kenneth Yee, Ruri Yi


MUSIC: Machinefabriek "With Voices"

Posted on November 15, 2018


Really pleased I get to be a part of this cool vocal collaborative record by Machinefabriek on WESTERN VINYL featuring contributions from Marissa Nadler, Richard Youngs, and more.

"With Voices is the newest recording by Dutch composer Rutger Zuydervelt under the moniker Machinefabriek. True to its title, the album’s eight pieces exhibit Zuydervelt’s use of cassette recorders, tone generators, radios, synths, and other hifi curio to construct bewildering aural architecture around vocal contributions from Peter Broderick, Marissa Nadler, Richard Youngs, Chantal Acda, Terence Hannum (of Locrian) and others. These human voices are featured as musical instruments rather than mere vehicles of lyrical content, resulting in a sub-linguistic mosaic of primordially stirring moods.

FICTION: The Station

Posted on November 03, 2018


My short environmental science-fiction piece is up at Queen Mob's Teahouse "set on the edge of a recently built and abandoned Florida resort where contamination has brought about a deceptive landscape to the guards who protect it"

Review at New Flag Media:

"A contemporary riff on Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s classic Roadside Picnic.Time and reality vibrate uncertainly as a security guard protects a ruined and toxic shopping plaza on the Gulf Coast. Everything, including the narrator’s life, is waste. Worth it for details that are well chosen, showing the immense potential of the setting for a longer narrative."

DEAD AIR: Horror Soundtrack Radio 2018

Posted on October 31, 2018


My 2-hour horor-soundtrack radio show DEAD AIR will haunt the airwaves tonight over at WLOY starting at 7pm and then again at midnight. Click on the link and tune in, I'll debut a new track from Jonathan Snipes soundtrack for THE NIGHTMARE, as well as focus on Johann Johannssenn and Stelvio Cipriani.

If you miss it, it will be up again on my Mixcloud in November. 

For a preview here is a brief interview I did iwth Dan Rodricks over at the Baltimore Sun.

EXHIBITION: Goodwill at Galleries at CCBC, Catonsville

Posted on October 27, 2018


Dates: Oct. 29 – Dec 1, 2018
Reception: Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m.
Curator: Sarada Conaway
Artists: Stephanie Barber, Gina Denton, Terence Hannum, Stephanie Imbeau, Gabriel Martinez, Spoon Popkin, and Jessica Walton.

Goodwill is an exhibition that features artists that create work showing good will towards others as well as utilizing items collected from thrift stores in their artwork.

FICTION: The Courier

Posted on August 20, 2018


New Short Story "The Courier" in this collection "Thuggish Itch: Viva Las vegas" (Gypsum Sound Tales)

"The Courier" follows a nighttime courier who, while avoiding multiple ploys and plots to rob him muses on his previous job as a cop and a fatal decision that haunts him in the landscape of vacant malls, empty parking lots and purgatorial sprawl."

Pick it up physical or digital HERE


Posted on August 19, 2018


Pointing To The Sun An Exercise In Abstraction

Curator Rod Malin      

September 6, 2018 through October 13, 2018

Artists: David Brown, Zoë Charlton, Stephen Hendee, Terence Hannum, Bill Schmidt, Ariel Cavalcante Foster, Ruri Yi.
Opening Reception: Thursday September 6, 2018 6-9pm
Gallery Reception: Saturday September 8, 2018 1-3pm
Closing: Saturday October 13, 2018 1-3pm

Mono Practice is excited to announce its inaugural exhibition, Pointing To The Sun | An Exercise in Abstraction, curated by Rod Malin. The exhibition features the work of David Brown,  Zoë Charlton, Ariel Cavalcante Foster, Terence Hannum, Stephen Hendee, Bill Schmidt, and Ruri Yi. 

Pointing To The Sun | An Exercise in Abstraction is a celebratory exhibition featuring the works of Baltimore-based artists that will help establish a new beginning - Mono Practice. The importance of creating public space is fundamental to the existence of the human condition. The ability to connect and participate is key to the realization of new possibilities, and new partnerships. 

The practice of abstraction is the deity of creation; as of now, one million Earths could fit inside the Sun, yet the Sun at one time will be about the size of Earth. It's in the accumulation of moments or gestures that we equivocate meaning. 


-Lawrence Weiner

The work in Pointing To The Sun | An Exercise in Abstraction looks to the specific relationship between practice and abstraction, between mind and action, the here and elsewhere. The act of examining inspirational aspirations is common practice for creative fields, putting the mind in far away places to bring back to pace. For the world Baltimore is in now, it is both weirdly close and familiar, yet also undefined; by being everywhere, it is also geographically challenged. For those who are here, it is home.

More info HERE

Soundtrack: Adversary

Posted on July 25, 2018


Recently I got to work on the soundtrack to Scott Cummings short documentary ADVERSARY with my fellow LOCRIAN bandmate André Foisy. It is now available from ANATHEMATA EDITIONS on cassette and on digital.

"André Foisy & Terence Hannum, both of LOCRIAN, were invited by director Scott Cummings to create an original soundtrack for the short documentary ADVERSARY about the Trump-supporting real estate magnate with a history of making racist remarks politician, Carl Paladino. What they made is a tension filled, drone mantra owing in part to horror film scores and eerie dread as an expression of encroaching political terror."

Featured as "New and Notable" on BANDCAMP today.

Fiction Update

Posted on June 21, 2018


New Piece of Short Science-Fiction, "The Seam" is up at EXOPLANET MAGAZINE:

"The circular rhythm repeats on the first and last syllable of the song, and even though I know the call of the whip-poor-will is synthetic it still beckons me from my dream. Its song echoes off of the rocks and trees as the false sun dapples the top of my gray tent with perfectly replicated Rayleigh scattering."

ALL INTERNAL (novella): Interview and Review at GNOH:

"All Internal” is very likely to split opinion, many will hate it, but equally so I’m sure it will pick up many fans. Saying “I enjoyed it” is not quite the correct phrase, but it was never dull in any conventional way, and I was fascinated in seeing where the author took this off-beat story. David Cronenberg is the most obvious name-check, but I also reminded of Michel Faber’s “Under the Skin” and perhaps even David Lynch. I’m sure many readers will be heading straight to the shower, to wash away the filth, after getting to the end. A tough and demanding read for those who like their fiction to have serious edge."


"Initially when I started writing my novella All Internal  I had been DJ-ing different horror sci-fi and horror soundtracks like Susan Justin’s for the sci-fi horror film Forbidden World or Andrezj Korzynski’s score for the psychological horror film Possession for my radio show DEAD AIR. This is obviously not a comprehensive list of the genre, but one where I tried to compile some of the influences that guided me on my writing and were films I was familiar with and realized they helped me out or pushed a boundary somewhere."

INTERVIEW: North of the Internet

Posted on May 24, 2018


Brandon Guerts interviewed me for NOTI

"Does it come from a place of hoarding power or emancipation? For me I view it as an act of decomposition, decomposing. Recreating from entrails. Haruspicy."


Posted on May 09, 2018


André Foisy and I did the soundtrack for this excellent documentary short ADVERSARY directed by our friend SCOTT CUMMINGS. Proud to announce it just won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Short at the Dallas International Film Festival. Go and check it out. Soundtrack forthcoming soon.

Categories: adevsary, scott cummings, diff

PRESS: All Internal

Posted on May 04, 2018


REVIEW: The Grim Reader

"All Internal looks at the connection between the mind and the body and it will take you to a place where the character seemingly has control of neither"

INTERVIEW: Svbterranean, Everything Went Black, The Horror Tree



FULL BLEED: Trevor Pagan

Posted on May 04, 2018


I wrote a piece on the artist TREVOR PAGLEN's forthcoming exhibition at the Smithsonian American Museum of Art for MICA's FULL BLEED

"Paglen’s notoriety emerged during and in the wake of the Bush administration. In that post-9/11 era, a veritable legal gray area was encouraged, legislated, and planned, defining who could be detained, what could or couldn’t be done to them, and what, if anything, constituted a win. Bush’s “War on Terror” became an exercise in America’s moral cynicism actualizing already latent desires—the wholesale imprisonment of enemy combatants with no plan for due process, the initiating of wars with no plan for resolution, and the umbrella of domestic surveillance. Paglen perhaps best brought focus to the real geography of these desires with his multiple investigative projects on black sites, locations where covert CIA projects, including secret imprisonment and torture, took place."

Categories: mica, trevor paglen, full bleed

PRE-ORDER: All Internal

Posted on April 12, 2018


ALL INTERNAL / novella / Dynatox Ministries:

In this grotesque and dark novella, Terence Hannum introduces us to Anita, a camgirl who finds herself awakening in situations that she cannot control. After questioning her sanity she realizes that she is not alone in her body and at the mercy of a malignant parasitic entity. All Internal takes us into the edges of the mind-body problem by way of reproduction, replication and division.

"In the lineage of Dennis Cooper’s The Sluts, Olivier Assayas’ Demonlover and all things Cronenberg, All Internal collapses body, mind, culture, and technology to reveal the parasitic consciousness that emerges when pleasure gets warped and weaponized."


 "Beautifully written take of suspense from the author of Between the Remains, the new All Internal retains the unearthly Florida humidity but ups the ante and the body count. Anita is a young, ordinary, woman who works as a cam model for an audience base who seem to love her as much for her unknowability as for her desire to please. Actual porn scenes she’s been putting off, but now her handlers are putting on the pressure and she caves. Is it a coincidence that just at this moment her consciousness splits asunder, with the human, sexual part watched as if from afar by a demanding, controlling, and merciless entity? Of the old Anita there is only her body, a few sentences, and endless submission both to the unknown and to the market we all know so well. This allegory never lets up, and without mercy Hannum makes the analogy between porn and horror as clear and sharp as the black mirror of that alien lens."


 "In this vicious, startling novella, Terence Hannum brilliantly reimagines the adult industry as a porous battlespace inhabited by malevolent intelligences. You'll never look at porn the same way again."

- Jeremy P. Bushnell, author of THE WEIRDNESS and THE INSIDES

Cover art by SEAN DACK / Designed by Terence Hannum 



Categories: writing, novella, body horror

UPCOMING: All Internal / novella

Posted on December 17, 2017


Coming in 2018


"In the lineage of Dennis Cooper’s The Sluts, Olivier Assayas’ Demonlover and all things Cronenberg, ALL INTERNAL collapses body, mind, culture, and technology to reveal the parasitic consciousness that emerges when pleasure gets warped and weaponized." - Tim Kinsella, member of Cap'n Jazz and author of The Karaoke Singer's Guide to Self-Defense.

In this grotesque and dark novella, Terence Hannum introduces us to Anita, a camgirl who finds herself awakening in situations that she cannot control. After questioning her sanity she realizes that she is not alone in her body and at the mercy of a malignant parasitic entity. All Internal takes us into the edges of the mind-body problem by way of reproduction, replication and division.

(Cover art by Sean Dack. Design by the author)


SHORT STORY: Vanish on the Instant

Posted on December 17, 2017


My recent short story about a professor of theology meeting a dying god was published up at SCI PHI JOURNAL

VISUAL AIDS "Postcards from the Edge"

Posted on December 09, 2017

Every year I make a piece to donate to the Visual AIDS benefit auction "Postcards from the Edge":


If you are unable to make it I also have extras available from me with a % of the sale going to Visual AIDS. Message me at terence.hannum@gmail.com and inquire about a piece and its availability. Each piece is $100.




DEAD AIR: Horror Soundtrack Radio

Posted on October 31, 2017


My radio show DEAD AIR, on horror soundtracks, is on tonight at WLOY at 7pm and 10pm, 1620AM and to stream online. It will be available after midnight at MIXCLOUD.

I did an interview with Dan Rodricks ROUGHLY SPEAKING

And a post for BANDCAMP about some great soundtracks on their site.

Categories: dead air

SOLO EXHIBITION: Headcleaner @ AAHD Gallery / University of Notre Dame

Posted on August 30, 2017


My solo exhibition HEADCLEANER opens 09/06 at AAHD Gallery at the University of Notre Dame, more HERE

Recent Record Designs

Posted on August 20, 2017

Many of you know I run a small label called ANATHEMATA EDITIONS and I have some new releases I designed


BIRTH (DEFECTS) Single-sided lathe and cassette box set with a patch, pin and booklet


And the LP version for my band THE HOLY CIRCLE

"Painting not Painting" @ sindikit projects

Posted on August 20, 2017


I got to review an interesting show featuring Sabina Ott, Kelly Lloyd, Dan Devening, Rush Baker, Paolo Arao, Jo Smail, Phaan Howng and Sharon Butler at sindikit projects in Baltimore for BmoreArt 

Short Story: Dixie Square

Posted on August 20, 2017


My short story "Dixie Square" was published in LampLight 

Categories: dixie square, fiction


Posted on August 20, 2017


Nice to see "Dead Fade" in the home of a collector.

Categories: dead fade

IMAGES: Terence Hannum + Scott Treleaven @ THE SUBURBAN

Posted on August 05, 2017




06/25 - 07/22/2017 THE SUBURBAN

MUSIC: The Holy Circle s/t CD (ANNIHILVS)

Posted on June 18, 2017


The new full-length by my band THE HOLY CIRCLE is out now via ANNIHILVS

"this trio have already solidified themselves as experts in a modern revival of the classic 4AD sound, but bearing that as an influence, rather than an imitation. From Nathan Jurgenson’s expressive drumming, to Terence Hannum's melodic, yet occasionally harsh-edged synth work, to Erica Burgner-Hannum's distinctive, beautiful vocals, The Holy Circle is a band strictly of the present day. The perfect balance of the familiar and the fresh, it is an exceptionally captivating album." - Brainwashed 

"The Baltimore trio's self-titled debut album finds that space between Ultravox's synthetic melodrama, Jesu's heavy shoegaze and The Knife's cold, yet sensual, vocal melodies." - NPR

Terence Hannum & Scott Treleaven @ THE SUBURBAN / OPENS 06/25

Posted on June 18, 2017



SIDE PROJECT: Craft Beer Collaboration with OLIVER BREWING

Posted on June 01, 2017


Excited to announce that I was invited to be the first Baltimore based visual artist to collaborate with OLIVER BREWING on their special limited series "Side Project". They selected my piece "Mirror Fade". It will be available at Sidebar in Baltimore this Friday and in many shops in the area.


Posted on May 25, 2017


On the left is my piece "Gate" featured in the home of a collector in Stinson Beach, CA featured in DWELL.

TERENCE HANNUM "Impiety" CS/Risograph Print Set on UMOR REX

Posted on February 21, 2017


Terence Hannum


Terence Hannum is a musician and visual artist from Baltimore. Focusing in almost solely on manipulations of his own voice, Hannum describes Impiety as “unholy sacred music”. Taking cues from gospel music and Georgia’s polyphonic singing traditions, Hannum’s voice overlaps and collides with itself in a profane man-machine blend, floating atop minimal synthetic pulses generated from his Elektron Analog Keys. Pertaining to eschatological concepts in religion, the final destiny and judgement of the soul, these four staggeringly beautiful compositions are enshrined with an almost mystical power – all the while rejecting the blindness of faith. On Impiety, Hannum’s crafted his very own rite of deconsecration, inverting choral music in an act of supreme sacrilege. Terence Hannum is the second member of Locrian to join the Umor Rex roster, following drummer Steven Hess’ collaboration with Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) last year. Now in preorder, release date March 3.

Hand-numbered cassette limited edition of 105 copies on pro-dubbed chrome tape. Packaged in a cardboard box of 100% recycled stock and download coupon. Includes a set of 16 Hannum’s collages on risographic prints.

01 Further Desecrations / 02 The Final Myth / 03 Impiety / 04 Supreme Sacrilege


Pick it up from UMOR REX

SOLO EXHIBITION: Low Noise @ School 33

Posted on February 16, 2017
02/03/2017 - 04/15/2017

Standing as geometric icons to decay and obsolescence, Terence Hannum presents several large-scale collage works which focus on a variety of textures, all exhumed from the discarded remains of commercial analog audio cassette tapes: colorful strips of leader tape and reflective brown Mylar, along with the gritty black marks made from peeling the magnetic dust from the backing. Hannum's installation within Low Noise entitled Endless Gate emits a vocal drone loop through the use of two reel-to-reel tape players and spliced audiotape, the length of which is determined by the architecture of the space.


Serving as both sculptural intervention and meditative sound piece, this work harkens to the Apocrypha of Brian Eno's recording method and to Minimalist sculpture. With LOW NOISE, Hannum, a prolific musician who appears solo, with metal trio Locrian (Relapse Records) and dream-pop trio The Holy Circle, asks us to consider both the living and the dead states of recorded media.

SCHOOL 33 / Baltmore, MD

CAA Panel: Appetite for Destruction: The Impulse to Destroy in Art

Posted on February 16, 2017

Time: 02/18/2017: 10:30AM–12:00PM
Location: Gramercy A/West, 2nd Floor

Chair: Terence Hannum

Baked and Burnt: the Dark Side of Joseph Cornell
Analisa Leppanen-Guerra, Independent Scholar

The Strategy of Destruction: Alberto Burri and the Process of Combustione
Katie Larson, Johns Hopkins University

Beyond the Broken Ground: Unearthing Claes Oldenburg’s Placid Civic Monument
Katherine Smith, Agnes Scott College

Unmaking the White Box: The Artistic Destruction of Modern Architecture
Nicole Sully, University of Queensland


Solo music up on Bandcamp

Posted on September 05, 2016


Take a listen HERE to many of my solo releases, soundtracks and collaborations from various labels.

AE004: "Beneath the Remains" novella by Terence Hannum

Posted on June 13, 2016


Perfect bound / 76 Pages
1st Edition, 2016


"Spencer and Galen are dragged by their mom and their new “dad figure” to the swamplands of Florida, thrust into a new school system, patronized, bullied, starved for love. Like many white teens they turn to death metal to keep them alive and suspicious, and in this cliquey, smug, Christian village, already half rotting from the heat and the damp, there’s plenty of bad a-brew. One day Galen wakes up and his older, beloved brother has gone missing—and it’s like nobody really cares. Like most American novels of noir, Beneath the Remains is laid in a world without rules. Imagine yourself a kid in that world—or is this how most kids grow up today, in a shimmer of danger, magnified by mass ignorance?

Terence Hannum is a master story-teller with a slow beady eye, focused on human and earthbound evil, and this, his first novel, will keep you awake all night long in the grip of some uncanny power. Way I see it, Beneath the Remains has got to be the book of the year." - Kevin Killian

Illustration by Reuben Sawyer
Design by Keith Utech



If you'd like to carry this book in your shop please contact Anathemata Editions

"Something is very wrong amidst the palm trees and planned housing developments, and only Galen seems to know… or so he thinks. Hannum’s striking imagery and beautiful, stark prose lends almost a Harmony Korine-esque atmosphere to Beneath The Remains, a theatre of the grotesque in mankind. This novel’s faded kodachrome setting speaks to a sense of detachedness and nostalgia – the profound emptiness of being a teenage metalhead in a planned world, a stranger in a strange land." - Jon Rosenthal Invisible Oranges

"As vibrant as the imagery is, the story of Beneath the Remains plays out as a disparaging noir. Florida was not the paradise it was believed to be. Numerous homeless children and adults alike are described to live behind a Home Depot. Floridians in a local church grapple with the notion of death and cling to the idea of resurrection. Many times, the story switches between Galen’s memories of his time with Spencer and current occurrences with his friends Aaron and Zach, as well as other fleeting or recurring characters that appear. Both timelines become increasingly darker as Galen’s flashbacks of Spencer become angrier, tense, and on occasion, perverse, as they chronicle the brothers’ move to Florida. Meanwhile, his mother and stepfather outwardly struggle with Spencer’s absence and the police begin to step up their involvement in the missing person case." -The Amalgam

"The brunt of the story revolves around Spencer’s sudden disappearance, and how Galen handles this great loss. Interspersed throughout are flashbacks before Spencer went missing, including those from an abandoned house the brothers called “Satan House.” This multi-story clubhouse is another symbol of the hold metal has on them, with inverted crosses painted on walls, heavy alcohol consumption prevalent, and cassettes of the latest the underground has to offer reverberating through the house." - Dan Marsicano Vice

NY Times: Joy Curtis & Terence Hannum at TSA

Posted on June 13, 2016


The work in the two-person show at TSA, organized by Vincent Como, is fairly conventional in format, even if its use of materials is not: Joy Curtis cuts and shapes abstract sculptures from cotton duck fabric of a kind that many artists paint on, and Terence Hannum makes something like abstract painting from audio cassette tape.

Small mention of my show with Joy Curtis in the NY Times

Categories: terence hannum, tsa, joy curtis

AE002: Terence Hannum / Headcleaner

Posted on June 13, 2016


5 Risograph prints in gray paper box
1 - 3 colors
8" x 10.5" approx

5 Print Risograph series in a protective box. Two prints replicate the TDK Head Cleaner and Head Demagnetizer j-cards, Two prints replicate work from Terence Hannum's Impedance series of cassette work abstractions, and one print is based off of a leader tape on paper piece.


New LOCRIAN video for "An Index of Air"

Posted on June 13, 2016


New LOCRIAN video directed by Nick Rosendorf viewable HERE

AE001: Terence Hannum "Further Desecrations" 7" Lathe

Posted on June 13, 2016


One-sided 7" square on clear with full color insert.

Edition of 30 / SOLD OUT



Anathemata Editions

Posted on June 13, 2016


I have started my own editions label called ANATHEMATA EDITIONS that will be focusing on limited edition lathe records, zines and books.

EXHIBITION: "Weight Over Time" | Terence Hannum & Joy Curtis @ TSA, Brooklyn

Posted on March 31, 2016


Weight Over Time: Joy Curtis and Terence Hannum
Curated by Vincent Como
April 1 - May 8, 2016
Reception: Friday, April 1, 2016 6-9 PM 

TSA New York is pleased to present Weight Over Time, an exhibition pairing the work of Joy Curtis (Brooklyn, NY) and Terence Hannum (Baltimore, MD) curated by Vincent Como.

There is a common language at play in the works of both Curtis and Hannum, where material fragmentation and decay perform as integral a subjective and aesthetic role as do the cultural and subcultural landscapes from which the artists draw inspiration. In an entropic system like our universe we are forced to make peace with the reality of time; the present continually cycling into the past, with the future always one step ahead. Because of this we have devised many different ways to mark the passage of time, and to act as a record of our interventions within the sphere of being.

By investigating traditional methods of dyeing fabric Joy Curtis has been exploring the role of past cultural traditions in order to examine the role of craft and belief in the present. By dyeing and cutting into fabric, Curtis allows the original object (a rectangle of canvas) to succumb to the weight of its history by utilizing gravity to pull the object into a new shape/form. What was once the same material a painter would use to stretch and prepare as a flat surface, Curtis is instead inviting an invisible force to draw her work into 3 dimensions. The ensuing objects reference human form through a resemblance to rib cages and various tribal masks/costumes maintaining a consistent narrative with past ideas and techniques, acting as relics or debris from our collective history.

As we devise new methods of intervention and new technologies with which to archive our activities we also leave behind a sea of obsolescence. By repurposing analog cassette tape into a visual rather than audio mark, Terence Hannum has been recycling audio cassettes and integrating the physical “line” of brown/black magnetic tape into dense and overlaid geometric patterns and fields of information. By integrating colored leader tape and allowing the magnetic dust to break free of the tape backing, Hannum reinvents the aesthetic ensemble as a wholly visual phenomenon. This reinterpretation of the album becomes a new and different means of cataloging or preserving the same information, while altering it such that it can no longer be accessed in its original form, leaving us with the idea or memory of the cassette and our relation to it.



My Remix Track on the FRANK ROSALY: Neolithic Extraction CD

Posted on January 31, 2016


Frank Rosaly / Neolithic Extraction – The Malo Remixes

After three years Frank Rosaly returns to Utech Records with Malo, his second full-length release for the label and follow-up to Centering and Displacement. With a sound befitting its title, Malo is a five track suite of sinister percussion and ambiguous space. For this album Rosaly composed distinct, stand-alone pieces, each with their own identity, yet thematically linked by his singular ear for imaginative performance. Aggressive drum assaults, creaking bowed metal, and complex polyrhythms conjure a monolithic wall of sound. Kalimba, drums, and subtle electronics are brewed into a whirlwind of noise; the skittering and disorienting sound of an ancient ritual. Malo is a dense, haunting album from one of the masters of unconventional music.
Rosaly has developed a personal and often visceral approach to drumming, whereby gesture is a primary element to the creation of sound. Deliberate motion that may or may not produce sound leads to surprising and raw discovery for both listener and performer. Using contact microphones, oscillators, effects pedals and analog synthesizers alongside an acoustic drum setup, Rosaly navigates a wide sonic palette; Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, jazz and non-idiomatic grooves, unconventional techniques, dense free-jazz vocabulary, heavy drones and feedback, as well as soft percussive language that evokes a wide range of color.

Source material remixed by:
Terence Hannum
Dead Neanderthals
Justin K Broadrick
Joshua Convey
Kevin Gan Yuen
Lasse Marhaug
David Cordero
Sten Ove Toft
Ural Umbo
Ryan Unks

Illustration by Wisconsin artist Zachary Worth.
CD limited to 300 copies.
Packaged in a heavy 7” letterpress sleeve with full-color insert.
Mastered by Lasse Marhaug.


LOCRIAN EU/UK Tour T-shirts

Posted on January 31, 2016


I designed this shirt for the recent LOCRIAN EU/UK tour, we have some left if you would like to grab one HERE

Printed on 100% cotton SOL Imperial 11500 round collar t-shirts.

Here's the quality t-shirt information:

100% semi-combed Ringspun cotton
Reinforcing tape on neck
Elastane rib collar

Review of Jan Razauskas’ "Carbon Drawings" and my 2015 Top Ten

Posted on January 31, 2016


"The potential for carbon paper as a formal and metaphorical device is massive. It comes as quite a shock that very few artists have put it to use. I am reminded primarily of the work of Dorothea Rockburne and how she would fold and collage geometric forms with carbon paper. Occasionally a line would be drawn through the carbon paper transferring a line but more importantly that they would age and fade, they would go from black to purple. Time became a drawing element. There are certainly other artists like Latifa Echakhch with her installations using walls of carbon paper, Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen with entire books bound with carbon paper, or mail artist Clemente Padin, but carbon is not by any means a popular fine art medium." HERE


My top shows of 2015 in Baltimore: HERE

Joachim Koester at the BMA review I wrote for City Paper

Posted on December 22, 2015


"Koester's denial of the documentary impulse and the decision to excise these non-images from the history of Andrée's expedition fuel his short film. He is responding to the presumptions made by someone, who upon recovery of these plates made a decision that some plates that conveyed visual information were of higher value than plates that were developed into frozen abstraction by their exposure to the elements—circumstances of the trip and extreme cold. A value judgment was made and by challenging that judgment, Koester exhibits a poetic interpretation of existential meaning. Those plates may not show us the scene of the balloon or cruel failure, but they do evoke the expanse of cold and abject dread." READ MORE


Posted on December 08, 2015


"Archiving the Archive: Lu Zhang" review I wrote for BmoreArt

Posted on December 08, 2015


"In Jorge Louis Borges’ short story The Book of Sand, a retired librarian gives up his whole life when he discovers an infinite book. Slowly, the protagonist realizes the expanding book is consuming him and the whole world. Upon this comprehension he hides the book in the basement of the National Library, stating that, “the best place to hide a leaf is in a forest.”" Read more HERE


New Zine: Tape Cartridge

Posted on December 07, 2015


28 pages
Black on Crimson Cover w/ Rounded Corners / Full Color Interior Pages
5.5" x 8.5"
Edition of 50

In 1981 Oldsmobile gave a complimentary tape cartridge with every vehicle featuring Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Rogers, Bob Seger and more. Often found in thrift stores this tape is almost worthless. "Tape Cartridge" as a zine takes a design element of the complimentary cassette and plays with it generating new compositions from the tape.





VICE: Locrian's Terence Hannum Runs Down His Favorite Iconic Horror Soundtracks

Posted on November 03, 2015


Vice Magazine asked me to list my top favorite horror film scores, so here you go.

"Given that the witching hour is edging ever nearer and All Hallow's Eve is right around the corner, it seemed like an excellent time to hook up with Hannum and find out a little bit about the horror lurking behind some of his all-time favorite movie soundtracks (and yes, there's plenty of Goblin).?"


DJ set on 11/05 at METRO GALLERY with Author & Punisher

Posted on November 03, 2015


"Cost Benefit Analyses" in ARTFCITY

Posted on November 03, 2015


"This is a joint closing reception for four separate shows spread across the exhibition spaces of two artist-run galleries. Transmitter’s Cost-Benefit Analysis aims to highlight the importance of artist-run initiatives in relation to institutions with a show that’s going to be donated to the Baltimore Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The show features work from several artists that’ve received some AFC love before—Lisa Dillin, Andrew Lauman and John Bohl—as well as Amy Boone-McCreesh, Terence Hannum, Jason Hughes, Jacqueline Maria Milad, and Steve Riddle. It’s a really good lineup, and we’re excited their work is going to the BMA’s collection." Read more HERE

"Rosy Keyser: Lap of the High Plains" review I wrote for BmoreArt

Posted on November 03, 2015


"I have long felt a lineage for Keyser connected with the formlessness of artists associated with Art Informel like Alberto Burri or even the reductive interests of the Supports/Surfaces movement from France in the late 1960s. In Keyser’s work the material constantly admits its lowly origin as a found object, as trash or detritus, but then goes through a handful of adjustments or accretions of paint, plaster, gesso. It mutates by way of disassembly and reassembly." Read more HERE

City Paper on my radio show DEAD AIR

Posted on November 03, 2015


"For the past three years, we've looked forward to musician, visual artist, and Stevenson University professor Terrence Hannum's spooky Halloween/horror-themed podcast "Dead Air" like Cantonites awaiting their first pumpkin spice latte. Unlike most blabby podcasts, Hannum, a lifelong horror fan, just lets the music do the talking. This year's hand-picked theme music goes from the obscure, such as "CUBS," about a wandering Boy Scout troop, to the mainstream such as Mike Oldfield's classic music from "The Exorcist" (though Hannum picked the track 'Georgetown' instead of the ubiquitous theme song, 'Tubular Bells')." Read more HERE

Categories: city paper, dead air

DEAD AIR my radio show of horror movie soundtracks

Posted on November 03, 2015


My Radio show DEAD AIR is up for the 2015 edition, go listen HERE

Night of the Living Dead, It Follows, Candyman, Just Before Dawn, 7 Notes in Black, C.H.U.D., A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Contamination, Carnival of Souls, Zombi Holocaust, Shockwaves, House by the Cemetery, The Exorcist, The Hills Have Eyes, Maggie, Angst, Cub, Dawn of the Dead and Last House on the Left

"Theater at the Edge" a review I wrote about Timothy App's show for BmoreArt

Posted on November 03, 2015


"The six pieces in Recent Paintings are certainly pictures, though not all successful ones. Their scale asserts their presence, half as theatrical visions in pieces like “Tuonela” and the other half as barriers to pictorial resolution with a work like “Lux Barrera.” The first half reaffirm their pictorial qualities as windows into space, specifically the architectural space of the theatre, so even being flattened, these abstractions are still read as windows. This pictorialism and emphasis on the picture has the potential to undermine the reductive power of abstraction by reaffirming the centuries old trap of painting as window, even at its most reduced state." Read more HERE

New Zine: Best of

Posted on November 03, 2015


The Best Of
24 Pages / Black and White Xerox
5.5" x 8.5"
Edition of 50

“The Best Of continues my series of zines using cassette tape j-cards to generate abstractions using the information sheet from the mid-1980s cassette "The Best of The Band”, compiling the root-rock group’s greatest hits onto one cassette. The Best Of as a zine showcases the spaces in the design, the hard edge abstract black and white forms as a meditation on negative space.“


Categories: hannum, zines, the band

Exhibition: "Cost Benefit Analyses @ Transmitter (Brooklyn)

Posted on November 03, 2015


Cost-Benefit Analysis:

A Survey Exhibition of Baltimore Artists To Be Donated to the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA)

September 18 - October 25, 2015

Opening Reception Friday September 18, 2015 6pm - 9pm

Closing Reception Sunday October 25, 2015 3pm - 6pm

“The museum’s fate is inextricably linked to the future of the economy. Just as the museum’s role must change substantially, our collective understanding of art and the cultural infrastructure must reflect the importance of that change. This is why adding the works in Cost-Benefit Analysis to the BMA permanent collection will be a contextual, educationally-enriching, and self-referential step for the museum; a formal institutional recognition of the importance of the artist’s role in the self-organized movement.”  

John Bohl

Amy Boone-McCreesh

Lisa Dillin

Terence Hannum

Jason Hughes

Andrew Laumann

Jacqueline Maria Milad

Steve Riddle

New Zine: Epic Stereo Cassette

Posted on November 03, 2015


24 pages
Full Color Cover / B&W Interior Pages
5.5" x 8.5"
Edition of 50

In a continuation from my past zines such as "17" and "Tusk" I took the j-card from the album "You Can Tune A Piano...But You Can't Tuna Fish" by REO Speedwagon and composed with the logo of the Epic Records Company to make a formal study.

Pick it up HERE or HERE

"A Fitting End" a review I wrote for BMOREART

Posted on August 19, 2015


I wrote a review for BMOREART about the final exhibition at Baltimore's LEASE AGREEMENT featuring BOYANG HOU

LOCRAIN tour Fall 2015

Posted on August 19, 2015


I got to design this poster for the forthcoming LOCRIAN shows.

Categories: locrian, tour, relapse records

New Zines

Posted on May 15, 2015


24 pages
Full Color Cover / B&W Interior Pages
5.5" x 8.5"
Edition of 50

Uses the j-card from Chicago's cassette "17" to focus on the warning to keep the cassette out of the sun. Manipulated in the xerox machine to bend and form patterns and text.

24 pages
B&W on Blue paper cover w/ Color and B&W Interior Pages
5.5" x 8.5"
Edition of 50

Uses varying sizes of slipsheets enlarged across the gutters of pages in an abstract study.

"Noise Reduction"
24 pages
B&W on Pink paper cover w/ B&W Interior Pages
5.5" x 8.5"
Edition of 50

Uses the Dolby Noise Reduction logo from the back of an Alabama "Greatest Hits" cassette to make an abstract form, part totem and obsolescent technological guide.

20 Pages
Full Color Cover and Interior Pages
5.5" x 8.5"
Edition of 50

Uses Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk" cassette to focus on the distinct pink bars associated with that era of Warner Brother's cassettes. Including the awkward phrasing around how a cassette can be a "Double Play Equal to Two Albums" and have "Blank Tape" to replicate the sequence of an LP.




Momenta Art Spring Benefit 2015

Posted on April 14, 2015


I'll have this piece, "Low Noise" in this Spring's Art Benefit for MOMENTA ART SPING BENEFIT

Terence Hannum | Katrina Umber: Art at Antioch University

Posted on March 17, 2015


The 2nd in a curatorial series at Antioch in Culver City, 'Basin View North,' with cassette works by Hannum and photos by Umber. Food and drink at reception.

March 5th - May 20th, 2015

Terence Hannum: "Impedance" @ Stevenson University Gallery

Posted on January 27, 2015


My solo show IMPEDANCE opens next week 02/04 at STEVENSON UNIVERSITY GALLERY from 6-8pm.

Terence Hannum's exhibition Impedance features collages and sculptures made while at the Vermont Studio Center in the summer of 2014. All of the work centers around acts of destruction committed to commercial audio cassette tape, using the peeled lines of ferric magnetic dust, glossy black cassette tape, brightly colored leader tape and stacks of cassette tape spools. Many of the pieces divide, or impede, a motion in space. These works address the tradition abstraction by introducing corruption, decay and anti-form.

Impedance will also be accompanied by an essay by Chris Hosea. Hosea is an American poet and winner of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award from the American Academy of Poets and the author of Put Your Hands In (LSU Press 2014).


Posted on December 28, 2014



"If you’ve followed this far I think it wouldn’t be unfair to ask, why just formal abstraction? Can the same be said for zombie figuration, Zombie New Image Painting, Zombie (New) Casualists, or zombie photo-based painting, zombie sculpture, etc. this can go on indefinitely. Name a medium and prefix it with the undead and welcome to the 21st century." - About:Content

"Decay" Reviewed in the BALTIMORE CITY PAPER

Posted on December 28, 2014


"So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal." - Baltimore City Paper

So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpu
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpuf
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpufSo, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal.
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpuf
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpuf
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpuf
So, you find yourself reaching for comfortable precedents: graphite, large swaths of black paint, electrical tape. As for artists, well, Barnett Newman perhaps, or Ellsworth Kelly, only, you know, a lot more metal. - See more at: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/visualart/bcp-terence-hannum-tells-us-were-all-gonna-die-using-dead-media-20141209,0,6952460.story#sthash.9c3WNzFA.dpuf

Magnetic Dust (Interview) @ The Morning News

Posted on December 09, 2014


I was interviewed by THE MORNING NEWS about my exhibition at Guest Spot that is up until Jan. 17th.


Posted on November 26, 2014


"New American Paintings' alumni look great this month. In Chicago, one of the city's most interesting emerging artists, Dan Gunn, has new abstract work at Monique Meloche, as does Terence Hannum at Guest Spot in Baltimore and Seth Adelsberger at ltd los angeles. In New Orleans, Havana-born local legend Luis Cruz Azaceta looks good at Arthur Roger Gallery. My own gallery in Boston has been taken over by the great Franklin Evans, who is presenting new paintings in the context of a floor to ceiling installation. Former New York City dealer, and all around great guy, Jeff Bailey, has relocated to Hudson, NY, where, this month, he is presenting work by University of Iowa Professor and painters' painter, John Dilg. In the City, Sarah McEneaney continues to blow me away with her suite of hard won new paintings at Tibor de Nagy (Be sure to read Roberta Smith's review of the show in the New York Times.)" HUFFINGTON POST

Solo Exhibition: Decay @ Guest Spot (Baltimore, MD)

Posted on November 03, 2014



November 15, 2015 through January 17, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday November 15, 2014 7pm-10pm

Hours: Saturdays 1-4pm & Wednesday 5-7pm or by appointment

Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE  is proud to present Decay, a solo exhibition by Terence Hannum.  Opening Friday November 15, 2014 from 7pm – 10pm, Decay will be on view through January 17, 2015. A discussion on painting and cross-practices; influences of the self-organized, will be held in conjunction with the closing on January 17, 2015, 2pm-4pm. Accompanying the exhibition will be an essay by Drew Daniel, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University and member of the experimental electronic music duo Matmos.

Decay is a natural component of the sound envelope; it is part of our understanding of sounds from an instrument, voice, or ambient source in our environment. It is also the natural state that sound media finds itself in – decaying. The record’s surface develops scratches and pops. The Library of Congress is fighting to address CD rot. Cassette tapes accumulate hiss, warble. Moving parts fail.

Terence Hannum’s new collages made from commercial cassette tape inherit the properties of paint. The physicality of cassette material adheres to a dense strata that is manipulated and peeled away, leaving behind ferric magnetic dust. It’s within this dust, in the contact between tape and tape head, that sound is captured. Hannum’s use of cassette tape acts as a parallel to current attitudes towards painting; concepts in his work regarding time, memory, and decay become fixed in a period of changing political attitudes and transformation. While the creation of magnetic tape transformed the recording process, bringing about over-dubbing, erasing and time manipulation, Hannum’s collages presents the media anew:  a strata of accumulated time and sound, a decay from the mass of potentialities that once was betrothed to paint.

“Like the barren mountains of e-waste or the ship-breaking yards of Chittagong, Hannum’s studio is a place where commodities go to die. But in an alchemical act of “nigredo” in which there is a generatione ex putrefactio, the waste matter of the now-dead commodity becomes re-born as art. In a familiar allegory of the move from the baroque to modernity, the smooth clarity of abstraction is achieved through the redaction of content, the reduction of information, and the foregrounding of the material surface.”

Drew Daniel, Where Even the Darkness Is Something to See: Regarding Terence Hannum {excerpt} 

Decay will also feature Hannum’s zines and handmade artist’s books, showcasing his research into cassette culture, with elements of cassette tape j-cards, slip sheets and other ephemera.

Terence Hannum is a Baltimore-based visual artist and musician who performs solo and with the avant-metal band Locrian. Hannum teaches Foundations in the Art and Visual Communication Design Department at Stevenson University. He has had solo exhibitions at Western Exhibitions (Chicago, IL), Stevenson University, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Gallery 400 at UIC (Chicago, IL) and been in group shows at TSA (Brooklyn, NY), sophiajacob (Baltimore, MD), City Ice Arts (Kansas City, MO), Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA) and more. He recently collaborated with artist Scott Treleaven to compose a soundtrack for the film Picture Yourself in a Burning Building that was commissioned by the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Flat Flies: Year Two @ TSA (Brooklyn, NY)

Posted on November 02, 2014


The Flat Files: Year Two @ TSA

November 14 – 23, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, November 14, 7pm-10pm

TSA is pleased to present an exhibition to celebrate the launch of the second year of our Flat File program. The 33 artists in this exhibition were chosen from an open call, attracting a range of strong and diverse international artists. The pieces in the show will debut as the last exhibition in our current space and then will mark a transition to our new space by remaining for a year in the physical flat files in our new space, due to open in the new year. As of November 14th, all works will launch on our online flat files, which can be viewed at http://newyork.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/flatfile. For more information, please contact TSA.

The Flat Files features works by: Ali Osborn, Anne Russinof, Beth Livensperger, Brian Cypher, Charmaine Ortiz, Christopher Gideon, Christopher Ho, Elizabeth Ferrill, Elizabeth Livingston, Emily Berger, Erin O’Brien, Evan Venegas, Gregory Slick, Hannah Cole, Jacquelyn Gleisner, Jason Mones, Jeff Fichera, Jonathan Cowan, Jonathon Cancro, Jordan Buschur, Kristin Richards, Lindsey Landfried, MaDora Frey, Margaux Ogden, Melissa Staiger, Peter Schenck, Robert Otto Epstein, Sarajo Frieden, Scott Dickson, Sophia Chai, Terence Hannum, Theresa Daddezio and Will Hutnick.

Categories: the flat files, tsa, brooklyn

NEW ZINE: Tape Guide

Posted on October 21, 2014


8.5" x 11" / 24 pages
Edition of 50
Black and White Xerox

TAPE GUIDE is composed of spread from my reference materials culled from various ads for blank tapes from Sony, Denon, TDK and more next to 1-cent tape clubs from mid-1980s heavy metal magazines. Images are doubled, reflected and repeated, while other ads are left as is in their spread.

Order it here or with credit card here

Skate or Die Deck @ Light Gray Art Lab

Posted on October 21, 2014


My deck "Pure Hiss Mix Tape" for LIGHT GRAY ART LAB's Skate or Die exhibition is available to purchase (or purchase a print of it) here

Artist Books at Scupture Center w/ Desert Island

Posted on October 03, 2014


If you're in NYC this weekend I will have two one of a kind artist books available from DESERT ISLAND at their pop-up during the opening of the new SCULPTURE CENTER

Video Screening w/ LITURGY and WHITE/LIGHT @ Land & Sea Dept. in Chicago

Posted on September 25, 2014


If you are in CHICAGO got to the Land & Sea Dept. on 09/30 and see some of my videos with LITURGY and WHITE/LIGHT on Tuesday!

Interview with TABS OUT PODCAST

Posted on August 23, 2014


I was interviewed about my art for the most excellent tape obsessed TABS OUT PODCAST

No Dead Artists @ Jonathan Ferrara Gallery / New Orleans, LA

Posted on August 22, 2014



27 August --- 27 September, 2014

Opening Reception ||| Saturday 30 August ||| 6-9 pm

Fifteen Artists Selected by Prestigious Jury To Exhibit In New Orleans

I'll have four pieces in this exhibition.

(e)merge art fair

Posted on August 22, 2014


I will have work as a part of the upcoming (e)merge art fair in Washington, DC / October 2 - 5, 2014.

Categories: terence hannum, (e)merge

"Negative Theology" in the CITY PAPER

Posted on July 30, 2014


"Terence Hannum, one-third of the Baltimore-Chicago experimental metal powerhouse Locrian, learned a very important lesson early in his life: His knowledge of the world was limited. The visual artist, musician, and Stevenson University assistant professor of art recalls being 12 years old in Florida, about the time he first started getting into punk, hardcore, and the DIY culture of making zines, when a friend’s older sister put him in his place. She had a great tape collection, and one day she decided to school the youngsters because, as she told them, “You don’t know anything.” READ MORE HERE

Interview w/ Steel for Brains Podcast

Posted on July 24, 2014


I was interviewed by the excellent blog STEEL FOR BRAINS about my new solo LP Via Negativa on UTECH RECORDS, the forthcoming LOCRIAN album and my visual art. Take a Listen.

Interview w/ JUNG KATZ

Posted on July 16, 2014


I was interview over at JUNG KATZ.

2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists

Posted on July 15, 2014

Thursday, July 17-Sunday, August 3
Fox Building: Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, July 17, 6-9 p.m.
Semifinalists' work from the ninth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is exhibited at MICA during Artscape weekend, July 18-20, and continues through late summer.

I have five pieces in this exhibition.

"Via Negativa" LP on Utech Records

Posted on July 03, 2014





FORMAT: Powder blue LP in single pocket gatefold jacketDownload + bonus track

Edition of 300




1. Become More, Become Less

2. If Only You Knew What DarknessI am Plunged Into


1. Unapproachable Light

BONUS TRACK1. The Ideal Forms


ART: Terence Hannum



RELEASE DATE: August 16, 2014


Via Negativa is the first solo album by visual artist and Locrian member Terence Hannum for Utech Records. Incorporating voice and synth, Hannum creates a world where time slows and sound is reduced to the steady pulse of the universe.

Via Negativa is latin for “negative path.” It is a means of distillation. A way of describing something by saying what it is not.

You might say that ambient music is the music of subtraction: subtract the melody, subtract the harmony, subtract the rhythm. Subtract the author. Where much of music composition is a process of layered construction, ambient composition is closer to that of distillation: find the essential ingredient that will fundamentally transform a sonic environment and dispense with the rest. Recorded in Hannum’s basement studio with the most basic equipment, Via Negativa is a document of the artist’s own meditative process of subtraction. (Liner notes by Jenks Miller)

Interview w/ Design Studio 210

Posted on June 24, 2014


"Terence uses cassette tapes as his material for his visual arts. The cassette tapes are a reflection of his second talent and passion: music. By combining the two art forms he has created something meaningful and powerful for him whilst providing us with interesting pieces to hang on the wall. They are pretty cool right?" - DESIGN STUDIO 210

Reductions @ City Ice Arts w/ Vincent Como, Terence Hannum, Gehry Kohler and Don Voisine

Posted on June 16, 2014


City Ice Arts
2015 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
featuring: Vincent Como, Terence Hannum, Gehry Kohler and Don Voisine
July 11 - August 09, 2014

Bid on two of my pieces for Threewalls Benefit

Posted on May 28, 2014

Two of my pieces "Dolby I" and "Dolby II" are available for purchase at PADDLE 8 as a part of the upcoming THREEWALLS benefit auction courtesy of my friends at THE FRANKLIN.


Soundtrack for SCOTT TRELEAVEN's film debuting at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival

Posted on May 16, 2014

I am honored to be working with my friend SCOTT TRELEAVEN  on a film Picture Yourself in a Burning Building that is debuting this June at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (TIFF).


"Specially commissioned by TIFF for Queer Outlaw Cinema is Picture Yourself in a Burning Building (2014), a new work from Toronto-born artist and filmmaker Scott Treleaven. Inspired by a life-changing encounter with Jarman, this single-channel video projection utilizes a combination of fireworks, “flash frames” and degraded images to meditate on questions of queer mentorship and queer historical continuity.“

Interview for the STUDIO BREAK Podcast

Posted on April 25, 2014

Take a listen to a recent interview I did with the Podcast STUDIO BREAK run by the excellent DAVID LINNEWEH.  In it I talk about how I became an artist, how my work relates to sound and tape culture.  Take a listen HERE.


Interview for Sondheim Semi-Finalists

Posted on March 28, 2014

I was interviewed about my work and studio practice for the BALTIMORE ARTS website's series on the SONDHEIM PRIZE SEMI-FINALISTS.  Read it HERE.


My mix for NTS (UK)

Posted on March 18, 2014


Guest Mix From Terence Hannum (Locrian)

  1. Cybotron – Colossus
  2. DeepChord Presents Echospace – First Point of Aries
  3. Psychic TV – The Orchids
  4. You – Curious Phenomena Part 1
  5. Blessure Grave – Stop Breathing
  6. Alberich – Rumbala
  7. Popol Vuh – They Danced, They Laughed, As…
  8. Hive Mind – Detritus
  9. Inquisition – Darkness Flows Towards Unseen
  10. Indricothere – X

LISTEN HERE to Don't Trip on NTS

Drawing in the 25th National Drawing & Print Exhibition @ Gormley Gallery

Posted on March 17, 2014


NEW PUBLICATION: Chrome / Visitations w/ Félicia Atkinson

Posted on March 08, 2014


Double Zine / 5" x 7.5" / 28 pages each 
Wrapped in a full vellum obi band 
2014 / Edition of 50

"Visitations" is about forces and shapes. A kitty meets a mushroom. A saint meets a piece of clay. Shapes happen.

"Chrome" features edits of spliced cassette-tape collages into hard edge forms. Chrome was a term used in cassette tape type for duplication that referred to a high performance of the tape.

Felicia Atkinson is born in 1981 in Paris and currently lives in the French Alps. The visual artist and musician released records under her own name and the moniker Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier with different labels such as Spekk, Hibernate, NNA Tapes, Digitalis, Stunned... Her music pieces, installation and and drawings are often improvised and inspired by her travels and night visions. She is also Co-Founder of the label Shelter-Press. (http://feliciaatkinson.be)


Watch a VINE of them

Open Space PMF V: March 8-9 2014

Posted on February 26, 2014


I'll be participating in this excellent prints and multiples fair in baltimore.


Open Space's Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair

D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
March 8th and 9th12pm - 6pm Saturday and Sunday


Open Space Baltimore began as a collectively run space in Remington in 2009, and has since included a core group of members with a rotating cast of friends, volunteers and interns rounding out the Open Space team.
Open Space aims to provide an outlet for artists ranging from local to international and to provide a space where the Baltimore community can behold these artists’ work. We believe that a successful arts space develops and curates a wide variety in programming; allowing for an expansive range of ideas while simultaneously generating and maintaining a greater scope of community interests. Since its inception, the gallery has maintained an interest in exhibiting all types of media, genres, and ideas from a broad geographical scope; thus the title ‘Open Space’. Open Space has been host to painters, sculptors, printmakers, book-makers, video artists and performers from allover the United States, Germany, Belgium, China, and Chile. We are currently working to reopen the gallery at a new location.



Work featured on UPPERCASE MAGAZINE'S Blog

Posted on February 19, 2014


My work was featured over at UPPERCASE MAGAZINE'S blog

Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalists Announced

Posted on February 19, 2014

Today the semi-finalists were announced for the SONDHEIM PRIZE and I am very pleased to be included in the group.

FORAGE PRESS: Headcleaner

Posted on January 29, 2014


I was invited by FORAGE PRESS to contribute some new work to a series based off of audio inspiration.  I selected Eliane Radigue as my inspiration and created the work for HEADCLEANER go take a look HERE


Posted on January 27, 2014



Posted on January 06, 2014


INTERSOUND / Terence Hannum

8.5" x 11" 
20 Pages 
B&W Xerox on Orange Cover / Full color print on white paper insides 
In hand cut orange envelope 
Edition of 50 

"INTERSOUND focuses on the "slip sheets" found inside of cassette tapes. These gray teflon forms were used to reduce friction between the tape shell and moving spools of cassette tape. In the process of destroying cassettes to retrieve the magnetic tape for my new work I have accumulated many of these sheets and have identified quite a few different forms the cassette manufactures would use. Those forms can be further abstracted to make other more unique forms. INTERSOUND is the beginnings of an intuitive formal investigation brought on by a found material that is literally among the sound."


My Top 5 Books of 2013 for SELF-TITLED MAGAZINE

Posted on December 20, 2013


I was asked about my top five books for SELF-TITLED MAGAZINE and put together a list featuring "Fountain of Age" by Nancy Kress, a monograph on John Stezaker, "Urne-Buriall" by Sir Thomas Browne, On Vision and Colors by Arthur Schopenhauer / Color Sphere by Philip Otto Runge and Project Japan: Metabolism Talks by Rem Koolhaus and Hans Ulrich Obrist

"Paint it Black" on Deana Haggag's 10 favorite art shows in the Baltimore Sun

Posted on December 18, 2013


"Multiple Artists, "Paint it Black, Guest Spot," Nov. 9-Jan. 4, 2014

Paint it Black was one of the most cohesive group exhibitions I've seen all year. Guest Spot curated seven artists all working with the concept of 'black'. The breadth of works included is expansive resulting in an an exhibition I think everyone should see before it closes January 4, 2014."


Enter The Void: Ian MacLean Davis Reviews Paint It Black

Posted on December 17, 2013


"Terence Hannum’s works all use magnetic audio tape as art media.  This an obsolete technology. As such, the deliberate choice of this material reads as symbolic, chosen for its history as much as the way it looks and functions. Audio tape is ferrous powder bonded to narrow strips of plastic film; audio tape records sounds through the rearrangement of the iron particles into patterns by an electro-magnetic head, which also decodes those patterns back into audio. This encoding, the rearrangement of particles, is invisible to the eye. With a CDR or DVR, one can see a different pattern in how the surface of the disc reflects light. There, the unwritten portion looks different from the encoded.  The tape is uniformly grey/brown and shiny. Magnetic tape is similar to a traditional hard drive; the magnetic encoding is the same.  And with each, the recording of information and change to the material does not leave a visible mark or pattern." READ MORE HERE

NEW PUBLICATION: Epistle w/ Bagus Jalang

Posted on December 14, 2013


A pair of 12 page, black and white 5.5" x 8.5" zines bound by a full color double sided obi-strip. 
Edition of 50 

A project begun over a year ago, two friends on opposite sides of the globe decided to make some publications together.

In Terence Hannum's contribution to "Epistle" his zine showcases recent pieces made by adhering the magnetic coating of old cassette tapes to paper and peeling off the mylar backing. These silent ghosts of obsolescent media are stratified into abstract and minimal compositions.

Bagus Jalang's contribution to "Epistle" consists of a zine of tediously drafted organic forms composed of small circles. The forms these meticulously drawn circles make resemble sections of earth, stalactites or other geologic formations all floating in expanses of negative space.

ORDER HERE (PayPal) or HERE (Credit Cards)

"A head and a tail with no body" : Publications from Baltimore @ PRINTED MATTER

Posted on December 02, 2013


I was asked to curate a table with GARY KACHADOURIAN over at PRINTED MATTER's new website so go take a look HERE

"Ending" Film and Video Screening at HOOD COLLEGE

Posted on November 20, 2013


My film for LOCRIAN "Panorama of Mirrors" will be screened during this film screening at HOOD COLLEGE on 11/25

"Terence Hannum’s Minimalist Paintings Created Out Of Cassette Tape" @ B/D

Posted on November 19, 2013


My new work was featured over at BEAUTIFUL/DECAY

My Top Ten Synth Tracks for MOOG's blog

Posted on November 13, 2013


I did a guest list for MOOG about my top ten favorite synth tracks featuring Yes, Envenomist, Prurient, Black Sabbath, Cluster & Eno, Kevin Drumm, Staccato du Mal, Manuel Göttsching, John Carpenter and OMD.  Go take a listen HERE

Artwork for VAURA's "The Missing" featured at PITCHFORK

Posted on November 04, 2013


Take a listen to this new excellent album "The Missing" by my friends VAURA (Profound Lore Records) streaming in full over at PITCHFORK ADVANCE

BALTIMORE SUN: Studio Visit with Mera Rubell

Posted on November 04, 2013


Pictures from my studio visit with Mera Rubell from the Baltimore Sun for the WPA 36 Studios in 36 Hours Event.

NURTURE Art Benefit

Posted on October 26, 2013


NURTURE Art Benefit
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery @ 37 West 57th Street, NYC

Monday, October 28, 2013, 7 - 9 pm, VIP Preview: 5 - 7 pm



Posted on October 26, 2013

Baltimore, MD

November 9, 2013 through January 4, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday November 9, 2013 7pm-10pm
Hours: Wednesday 5-7pm & Saturday 1pm-4pm or by appointment
Discussion Panel: Saturday January 4, 2013

Vincent Como, Ryan R Compton, Adam Farcus, Terence Hannum, Jason Lazarus, Jen Schwarting, Michael Sirianni

NEW LP: Spectral Life

Posted on October 26, 2013


"Spectral Life" a new solo LP by Terence Hannum is available for pre-order from Shelter Press now. The first 100 copies come with a limited edition art zine.LISTEN


Posted on October 26, 2013
My pal Sean interviewed me for DC's Brightest Young Things for my upcoming show opening solo for RICHARD YOUNGS at the Black Cat in DC on 09/10. We also talked about art, art books, Deicide, Yes and LOCRIAN.