TIME MACHINE Electronic Embassy: Keith Fullerton Whitman
Time Machine presents world renowned electronic musician Keith Fullerton Whitman (USA), supported by a lineup of exploratory Australian artists.
+ Keith Fullerton Whitman
+ Solo Andata
+ Wrong Button Death Squad
+ Half High
+ Angel Eyes
Location: Embassy: 826 George St, Chippendale
Tickets: $20 + booking fee (presale) / $25 on the door
KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN is an electronic music composer and performer based in Cambridge, MA, USA. He has been active since the mid-1990′s, first as a performer of real-time computer music (as “Hrvatski”), then computer-processed instrumental music (i.e. the “Playthroughs” system), and now a variety of hardware-based synthesis & process-oriented musics (“Generator”, “Occlusion” etc.). He has been known to playfully mix through-composed work with pure improvisation & “hands-off” algorithmic & generative systems. In addition, to his own music, he is known for his realizations & performances of pieces by Dick Raaijmakers, and Conrad Schnitzler. He has also performed alongside Tony Conrad, Charlemagne Palestine, and Terry Riley in improvisational settings as well as performing the work of Rhys Chatham & Phill Niblock in ensemble settings. Keith has also recently released another record through seminal European label, Editions Mego.
“Keith Fullerton Whitman invents electronic music systems which allow their creator godlike supremacy over a macrocosm of sonic events and space-time illusions.” – The Wire, February 2012
SOLO ANDATA is Kane Ikin and Paul Fiocco, whose work has been described as ‘beyond the expected domain of textural and analytical microsound-type composition’ (Boomkat) and as a ‘looming tapestry of undulating, post-rockian, free-jazz-tinged, minutiae-detailing, electro-acoustic brilliance’ (XLR8R). Solo Andata have been labeled everything from “electro-acoustic”, “dark-ambient”, “modern classical” to “folk-americana”. Their debut album Fyris Swan (HEFTY!057) received critical acclaim and attention, particularly from 12k boss Taylor Deupree who invited them to release their next full-length album through 12k (Self-Titled 12k1056). Their work has been remixed by Giuseppe Lelasi and Ryuichi Sakamoto, the latter of which asked Solo Andata to contribute to Stop Rokkasho, an appeal to raise awareness about Japan’s nuclear processing plant. Paul and Kane have also released their own works. In 2009, Paul released Torsions and Drifts on Perth label Meupe. In 2012, Kane released Strangers with Swedish artist David Wenngren (Library Tapes) on Kesh Recordings, and also in 2012, Kane released Contrail, a limited edition 7” on 12k. Solo Andata is currently working towards another release in late 2012. This will be their first live performance in over a year, and will feature brand new, unheard material.
WRONG BUTTON DEATH SQUAD (aka Henry Mills [voss bender, counterfeit vitamins, wardenburger, old growth cola]) plays self made analog controllers and sequencers for mixer and mic feedback, combining expert inexactness with a this’ll never work approach. Expect abandoned square waves, unwise oscillations, vague synthesis and disoriented wildlife.
HALF HIGH is a new project by Lucy Phelan and Matthew P. Hopkins, both known for their work with a number of Sydney based groups, most notably as founding members of the band Naked On the Vague. Half High create a slightly damaged form of new age, where enlightenment is achieved through broken golem voice, heavy breathing, meditative synth lines, and atmospheric tape collages. Half High map a sonic terrain that is in parts alien and industrial, and in certain areas, tranquil and mesmerising.
ANGEL EYES is the solo vessel of Melbourne-based artist Andy C. solo vessel of Melbourne based artist Andy C. 2010 saw the release of Dire Dish, his debut recording on the always intriguing Not Not Fun label based in L.A. It was a slow motion psych fest, with dusted drum machines, drones and twangy guitars at its core. This year his second release Vice to Vice was released on the eclectic and exciting Minneapolis label Moon Glyph – it was a more up beat yet contemplative pop. 2012 heralds Angel Eyes’ first official release here in Australia on the young but already legendary Bedroom Sucks label. It promises to be an intricate album, perfect for late night drives. He’s played alongside LA Vampires, Mark McGuire, Wet Hair, Fabulous Diamonds, Holy Balm, Geoff O’Conner to name a few.