with the Sonic Circuits International Festival of Music and Art
my friends to the show that never ends come inside, come inside,
well I suppose those opening lines have been take before but whatchya
you see tonight represents the work of hundreds of people, a gaggle
of organizations, a number of very giving companies and at least
two very nice cats..
after Earth's unlikely but hypothesized second moon, LILITH forges
the genre we call "Anti-Ambience." By this, they mean to suggest
that the listener cannot treat the music as "background" ; but must
rather actively create the experience of listening. We promise to
offer sounds that are both familiar and alien; playful and sinister.
Founded in 1986, LILITH produces recorded works regularly, and performs
live infrequently. They have scored movie soundtracks and pieces
for multi-media and dance performance. Still, our primary focus
is to produce interesting new music. The personnel and instruments
they employ constantly fluctuate.
Shinozaki is an 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. Satoshi
First FP performance was 5, at the Walker Art center
Croswell is the man behind the musical group Metaphor, (check
out their album serene traveler on Innova. Mike is a frequent collaborator
with Fred Teasely and A Most Happy Sound.
AKA John Vance: has been working in the underground music, painting
and film/video scenes in the Twin Cities since landing in the Midwest
in 1989. While his work is centered around experimental sound performance
and soundtrack, he has been involved in curating events and the
general promotion of a wide-range of artistic activities, underground
and otherwise. The chief vehicles for most of my artistic output
are under the umbrellas of WRONG and Panelectric Living Sinema.
WRONG is an ever changing unconventional
everything from large group improvisation to solo composition and
performance art, usually with some sort of anti-strategy.
Zwicky is one of the unsung superstars of the Minnesota music
community, a multi talented producer, engineer, and mix artist,
as well as being a talented composer in his own right. To quote
him "As someone who works professionally making records, I am attracted
by the freedom of playing spontaneous improvisational music. These
performances exist very much outside of the conventional music industry
paradigm; there is nothing for sale here, nothing being composed
packaged and presented. The music is
Born at the moment of
performance, vibrates the air briefly and disappears, hopefully
resonating in the hearts and minds of the audience."
is the solo electronic act of performance art band Unconditional
Loathing's Paul Akin. He has been performing experimental music
for about four years and started Appliancide in late 1999. Musically,
Appliancide is an eclectic mixture of modern and classical electronic
music with little regard for any specific genre. All Appliancide
performances are accompanied by video collage arranged to guide
the audience through their listening experience.
Joining Paul for this performance will be Kristen Ternes.
Kristen has taken a hiatus from her poverty-stricken life, as a
New York film and video producer to return to Minneapolis for a
rendezvous with Paul to represent America at it's finest with a
good beat. Additional audio and video source material provided by
Greg Anderson and Jay Siewert from Unconditional Loathing.
Picnic is a collaboration between Fred Teasley (from the group
Ousia) and John Mica, Their music is without definition or boundaries
Higham: Using the internet as an installation space since 1993
and engaging in research fellowships /residencies in Rapid prototyping/3d
printing /V.R.medical visualization labs in US, harnessing these
emergent technologies to produce digital art, starting this inquiry
at Goldsmiths College of Art,London University in the early 70s
using new media /video and sound . In 1995 coming over from England
to organize and curate "4th dimension pocket"for the
"City of Glass".British Arts Council I.T. festival at the University
of : developing the internet as a performance/ telecommunication
sculpture/installation area Now using A.I./ virtual reality, haptic
force feed back and rapid prototype /3d printing to directly engage
the algorithmic generation possibilities of cyberspace.
his piece for FP 10:
series: is an international project sampling in London, New York,
Paris using 3d scanners to induct real world coordinates into the
datum space of the computer, this is the starting point for an evolving
series of art works.and internet
consists of the remote 3d laser scanning iconic objects;such as
the Statue of Liberty, Ronald Mcdonald ,Dow jones etc. thereby capturing
real world form by using telemetric scanners to digitize objects
volume by volume at a distance. The abducted coordinates of that
object are then turned into a digital mesh or virtual 3D representation.
Evolving algorithms may mutate the form after it has been sampled
not unlike a virus.
Jindra Composer of varied musics (post-modern jazz, guitar/voice,
noise electronica, cut-n-paste drum&bass), curator of new music
events, guitarist, vocalist, bassist, programmer, engineer, and
appearent "Indie/DIY" cowboy. jindra's first presence in the music
world was felt from his project "Mooter". While that presence
was only briefly felt from MPLS to NYC for one year, it was followed
by numerous other group and solo projects. Now jindra focuses on
jindra (solo guitar/voice), jindra/dosh project, and sound design
for modern dance and film. jindra has two full lengths and an EP
of his own works available from JindraEstateMusic (owned and run
by guess who...jindra). Litigation is partially performance art
and partially composition. The primary characters in Litigation
are MIDI guitar, analog synth guitar, sampler, and two microphones.
The resulting sounds of Litigation often betray the personas of
the instruments involved. jindra was awarded a 2000 McKnight
Fellowship from the American Composers Forum.
Stitch (Bob DeMaa (keys, programming, production and guitar)
Sarah-Jane Hill (lyrics and vocal lines) Will Pierce (programming,
percussion, and keys)) Carty Fox (Bass n more) the sound...big
motivations, textures from everywhere, dark intro's, warm bottom
beats for foundations and a constant fluidity from voices--no top
to be found in the sound--just reach up! It evades easy descriptions.
It's hard to pin down.
by Dave "Drone" Jarros
floor stair well
improvises music on an arsenal of amplified aluminum instruments.
forms evolve, transform, and decay, striving towards the visceral
was founded by Jeff Feddersen, and includes Meleck Davis, Aaron
Brett Hatcher, and Brian Whiton.
Radar Threat is Benjy Gross. an analog archivist, and sonic
prankster. He is frequent contibutior to the New Alantis. This is
Mr. Gross third appearance with Future Perfect. Benji's First FP
performance was 6, at the Intermedia Arts
(curated by Craig Harris)
#1 is a collaborative performance work by Randall Packer and Steve
Bradley, along with John Young (Network Design), Gregory Kuhn (Sound
Design), Christopher Styles (Web Design), Jorge Castro (Web Design),
Andrew Bruntel (Web/Flash Design), Geoff Janjua (Software Design)
and Jason Corso (Software Design). Special thanks to Bionicbox.
A production of Zakros InterArts and [email protected]
#1, superimposed on the hyper-dramatic telematic stage are statements
concerning the network and its potential for social and aesthetic
transformation as voiced by an Artist-Evangelist, and challenged
by an Artist-Antagonist. The on-line and on-site audience in turn
collectively confront and celebrate this assumption by forming their
own identities such as the Idealist, the Cynic, the Lurker, the
Capitalist, and the Anarchist. Together they join as an ensemble
of disparate voices brought together by collapsed geographies and
fractured ideologies concerning the impact of telematics on the
By: Magic Lantern Light Show:
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 Theater with the Center
of Consciousness. He formed the Magic Lantern Traveling Show in
1988 and has performed at raves and rock festivals across the upper
Schlensig: Born in 1952 in Gary, Indiana. Learned light show
techniques at the 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 .
by: Keri 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.
Bryan made his debut on Future Perfect 5, and is now the minster
of wires. He has had many years of experience in the computer industry
as well as in the video/multimedia realm.
Stafford is classically trained pianist and violinist currently
working in the Minneapolis (MN) area. 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, which has allowed him to
further research projects in the area of computer music technology
and interactive performance technology. In to my work with Richard
For Cerebellum, and A Most Happy Sound, he works with many other
and musicians in both an improvised performance setting, as well
as a compositional setting.
Harris: New Media
Dietz: : web based work
Jarsoz: DJ Room
Strouth Everything else
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.
provided by Tierney brothers
acces provided by AT&T Broadband
provided by Total Music system
Cast by St. Paul neighborhood Networks
commissioned works by Randall Packer and Bob Hoffner receiving their
world premieres tonight) were underwritten by the American Composers
Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.
Circuits is cosponsored by:
American Composers Forum
Endowment for the Arts
of Thanks and Praise: Philip Blackburn , Wendy Montgomery and the
restof the staff of American Composers Forum, they rock and if your
not a member you really should join, Phillip Bither Doug Bendit
Steve Deitz and all of Walker Performing Arts, and New Media. Chuck
Stannard and the Fine folks at AT&T Broadband. Emily and the
Schubert Club. Tierney Brothers , Steve Brunsburg, Cable access
St Paul, and the St. Paul Neighborhood Networks, radio K, Jeff Juliek
and Total Music Systems. A special huge thanks to Andrea Fulkerson
for her production help. Ditto Lorren Stafford who helps to make
the Impposibile real. All the groups and musicans that make this
happen, And a big heaping helping of thanks to Mo who rocks
a little bit harder than anyone else
of Jack Nitche, and Steve Allen, R.I.P.