|Future Perfect 9
The Nature of Time
Fredrick R. Weisman Musum
past four or five months, I have thought an awful lot about time.
Time as metaphor, time as distance,
time as geography, and of course time
Gosh it's big, I
mean really big. If you really want to know what your
place in the universe is, I think
you first have to realize how big it is,
and how infinitesimally small you
are. No offense but it's true,
a great big universe and we are really puny/just tiny little ants
about the size of Mickey Rooney"
- Yakko Warner
The weird thing is
that's the second time I have used that quote from the
Animaniacs cartoon series in program
notes. Perhaps because it sums it up
rather nicely. Thinking this much
about time can really do your head in,
because its bigger than your definition
of big, We all know the universe is
vast and huge, but we throw around
words so callously that we forget how
awe-inspiringly large the concept
If your looking for
some grand definitive statement on Time, I can't give
it to you, but I think you'll this
even if it doesn't unlock the secrets of
the universe, well maybe it does and
we just can't read the language, maybe
it like Poe's purloined letter...maybe.
Maybe thinking too much about time
causes you to think in fragments.
Even as I type this, it is the present
to me and the past to you, even though
you are reading it now. They are
all valid experiences but it is yet
another point where the time lines
When I was in seventh
grade I had a teacher, Ms. Kaye Steadman. The best
teacher I ever had for two reasons:
one, she never discouraged even my
goofiest idea, but even more importantly
she encouraged me to find my own
methods of organization. Find what
works for you - granted, she was
referring to non linear diagrams.
Let's just say I extrapolated on the
If you enjoy tonight's
concept you might want to check out Einstein's
Dreams by Alan Lightman, it's
even more confusing (he has a very cool site
improvises music on an arsenal of amplified aluminum instruments.
Elemental forms evolve, transform, and
decay, striving towards the visceral
within the cerebral.
Zaftig was founded
by Jeff Feddersen, and includes Meleck Davis, Aaron
Fabrini, Brett Hatcher, and Brian
Drone (AKA Dave Jarros) started his DJ'ing career 6 years ago.
One of the pillars of Future Perfect, he is also the owner of Bassment
Records, an all vinyl DJ store. A popular figure in midwestern electronica
culture, graduating with a jungle major, with special emphasis in
breakbeats. he is also a member of mindphaseone
Happy Sound is a collaboration between, McKnight wining composer
Lorren Stafford (Richard For Cerebellum) and Chris Strouth. Dedicated
to smashing artistic and intellectual barriers, they combine elements
of Pop, electronica , and "New" music to create a genre that can frighten
Picture a mix between early Italian lounge into Ramellzee, Connie
Francis into Johny cash into nurse with wound . a seamless mix and
without the aid of headphones then you get the picture of TS Jupiter
61 is a colabration between :
Paul Horn does experiments in
sound wave modulation using envelope laden guitar work, analog synthesis,
found percussion, and modern electronics. Ambiance that may not be
easy to listen to. A former member of Ousia and Shapeshifter. labels.
Paul has performed on every FP so far, and has the unique distinction
of being the only one who has/
Fetik 3(AKA Jason Shapiro) is
best known from his work with the now-defunct ensemble OUSIA. FETIK3's
involvement in the avant- music scene range from projects with ANA
VOOG to the MILO FINE FREE JAZZ ENSEMBLE. Currently, FETIK3 is working
on his first solo release "Conventions Considered Analogous"
Erickson Is a memebr of Astonaut wife, he will be performing with
two of his bandmatesJaney Winterbauer and Angela Orluck. The piece
is "the Boxer"
Shinozaki is a improv based guitarist who has played in such groups
as Tribo, and Exploding Head Trick. He has performed regularly as
part of Red Eye's Uneasy Listening Series. He was also featured as
part of Intermedia Arts' "You're My Guitar Hero" Show.
Radar Threat is Benjy Gross. an analog archivist, and sonic prankster.
He is frequent contibutior to the New Alantis. This is Mr. Gross first
apperance with Future Perfect.
Daddy Jr and the Spook
featuring Terry Hannen (Lunar 9, Shapeshifter),Jason
Ducklinski (Lunar 9, Shapeshifter), and Tim Ritter (Passage, Shapeshifter).
They made this groups debut at Future Perfect 5 as Aumana Letters
is John Vance, noise/not noise srategic/not strategic, John is
also the chief of Mpls Based ensamble "Wrong" and is the co founder
of Panelectric Living Sinema
Hubbell (voice of the puppet)is an actor for stage and film. Charles
produces the comedy group Idiot Box but also performs with the Mary
Worth Theatre Company. Performances include Macbeth, Godspell (Judas),
Titus Andronicus (Lucius), The God's are Thirsty (Robespierre), Picasso
at the Lapine Agile (Bartender) and for the films Mulligan, Staring
at Headlights, March, and Nuada. Charles is currently in production
for Marat/Sade at Theater in the Round.
Bryan (Networks) worked on Future Perfect 5, and he is back again
and better then
ever. He has had many years of experience
in the computer industry as well as in the
Cox(Resource management) Having no musical talent of his own,
Andy has found
ways to support various musical projects
over the years through the sweat and toil of his
brow. He has been the silent third
member of EBOP, the muscle behind the Bedrock
Music Appreciation Society and the
guy who has humped the gear and stood at the door of a goodly number
of late night disco extravaganzas. Always handy with a razor knife,
cardboard and duct tape, Andy is guy
you don't see who makes sure its done.
Halverson (video) is a self taught video monster. proving that
good things can come from cable access. A long time collaborator of
Chris Strouth. Keri was the resident video person for Red Eye's Uneasy
Listening Music Series, and has done video for Seduction of Timothy
and Richard for Cerebellum.
Stafford (Puppet master) is classically trained pianist and violinist
. His main focus as a composer has been in melding classical and industrial
styles, electronic instruments and sampling, found instruments and
sound, computer software, image and video into his own work. For 1995-96,
he received a McKnight Composers Fellowship Grant.
Lantern Light Show:
Richard Tatge: He studied art at MCAD
and the U of M. In 1968 he learned light show
techniques in Boston, doing shows with
such bands as Sun-Ra, Velvet Underground and
the Doors. Back in Minneapolis, he did
shows at Dania Hall, The Labor Temple and Cedar Theater with the Center
of Consciousness. He formed the Magic Lantern Traveling Light Show
in 1988 and has performed at raves and rock festivals across the upper
Born in 1952 in Gary, Indiana. Learned light show techniques at
Syndrome in Chicago and at the Music
Box in Omaha with the Moose family. Did shows
with Pink Floyd, Uriah Heap and Jethro
Tull. Joined Magic Lantern in '92 .
Strouth is a conceptual theorist, the director and founder of
Future Perfect. He is the Chief and sole employee of UltraModern,
a company based on furthering of new music.
A man sits
with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems shorter than a minute.
But tell that same man to sit on a hot stove for a minute, it is
longer than any hour. That's relativity.
of thanks and Praise: to Phil Ford and all of the Weisman staff,
The fine folks at
Tierney Brothers , Jeff Julick and
the staff of Total Music Aura Lee, The American Composers Forum, in
particular Dr. Philip Blackburn. Everyone in the Future Perfect Camp,
this is SUCH a team effort, Lorren , Keri, Andy, and David, Charlie
E ,Kii, Arden, Jillian,the staff of Allied Chemical. Ren & mambo
(R.I.P. Stimpy I miss you, so does Ren), the Music of Tom T. Hall,
the Cure, Papas Fritas, Stevie Wonder, Stephen Hawking, Alan Lightman,
and all the other people that helped us get here today, and as