ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents
DATE OF PERFORMANCE: Saturday, May 7
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM / PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM
$8 for advance/reserve seating, $10 at the door
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________________** SEATING IS LIMITED **
Advance ticket purchase strongly advised to secure your reservation
One Thousand Pulses is very proud to present Robin Storey, aka Rapoon
, making his first-ever appearance in New Jersey.
For over 30 years now, Robin Storey has been releasing innovative and influential music, first as a founder member of the groundbreaking and much lauded band :zoviet*france:, and for nearly two decades as the solo musician and multimedia artist Rapoon. From 1992 to the present day, the huge Rapoon back catalogue has (and rightly so) gained a notoriety and forged a large measure of influence few artists in any experimental subgenre can claim.
While studying fine arts at Sunderland University, Storey began pursuing a long-held interest in sound manipulation by taking classes in electronic and experimental composition. In 1979, he formed the pioneering industrial group :zoviet*france:, remaining a member until 1992. That same year brought about the first Rapoon album, The Dream Circle
, its entrancing fusion of Indian ragas, African rhythms and experimental textures anticipating the evocative soundscapes of the many releases to follow. Also a noted visual artist and animator, Storey's work has been exhibited throughout the world and is in the collections of many major galleries.
Post 1994, Storey concentrated on his musical output and has to date released well over 40 solo recordings as Rapoon, in addition to numerous other collaborations and side projects including Reformed Faction (with Mark Spybey) and Hank and Slim with Nigel Ayers (Nocturnal Emissions). He has collaborated widely and has produced albums with artists including Joachim Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia), Nigel Ayers (Nocturnal Emissions), Randy Grief, as well performing live with artists such as former Can vocalist Damo Suzuki. He has also created numerous soundtracks for independent films and produced two best-selling sound loop libraries for Sony Media.
Storey's achievements as a conceptual artist and sound designer remain completely original and uncompromised over more than twenty-plus years of continuous work. His melding of tribal motifs, coarse ambient atmospherics, and strangely awry rhythmic loops and textures remain utterly unique within the modern-day electronic music lexicon. Darren Bergstein, writing in the summer 2009 issue of Signal to Noise
magazine, observes that "...eclectic in the extreme, never content with glib reiterations of what has long been a dense, regenerative, percussive enterprise, Storey’s Rapoon works seem to only get more and more thematically rich with each successive volume."
We hope you will join us for this very special event.
> Rapoon site