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ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents

KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN

DATE OF PERFORMANCE: Saturday, May 28

DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM / PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM

ADMISSION:
$8 for advance/reserve seating, $10 at the door

FOR TICKET PURCHASE, DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFO:
http://www.onethousandpulses.com

Keith Fullerton Whitman started his path through music at an early age (9) by intentionally 'versioning' Commodore Vic20 basic sound programs to yield raw computer-speak skronk. Growing up at record-collector fairs throughout northern New Jersey in the late 80s, Whitman had access to just about every type of underground music imaginable, declaring allegiances early on to European free improvisation, progressive and psychedelic rock, breakdance-themed urban machine music, the post World War II orchestral avant garde, and the early electronic experiments of the WDR and INA-GRM camps.

Whitman is a composer/performer obsessed with electronic music, from its mid-century origins in Europe through its contemporary worldwide incarnation as "digital music." He has implemented a complete system for performance of improvised electronic music that incorporates elements from nearly every era: a reel-to-reel tape machine, a selection of small "jerry-rigged"/"circuit-bent" battery-powered sound-producing boxes, an analog modular synthesizer, an early "consumer" home-computer, and at the core, a contemporary computer running a custom-built Max-MSP based modular system that both controls these elements and acts as a central conduit into which their sounds are captured/collected, processed, then diffused to up to eight separate channels/speakers/amplifiers. It's a more than impressive set-up that has already undergone several permutations; Whitman has metamorphosed all the technology now down to several more manageable modules, but he reserves the right to surprise future audiences with who-knows-what unimaginable electronic beasties at his charge.

In addition to his seemingly ever-growing list of daily activities, Whitman runs a mailorder service named Mimaroglu Music Sales which mainly sells reissues of early electronic music. He also runs the Entschuldigen record label and had previously run Reckankreuzungsklankewerkzeuge. He is not German. He has previously dabbled in "virtuosic dance music" under many stage names/pseudonyms, most notably Hrvatski. Key recordings in his oeuvre include two outings released under his given name on the Kranky label, Multiples and Recorded in Lisbon 10/4/2005, but just two superb examples of his unique, processed dronemuzik.

For his OTP debut, he'll be previewing exclusive new works for synth, proof that as a full-on modular man, Whitman is an expert at singing the body electric.

> Keith Fullerton Whitman site
> Mimaroglu Music

Brian Bieniowski:
Hey Darren,

Were you playing Whitman the other night?  If so, what was the CD?

Rapoon was totally awesome, BTW.  I ran out and ordered that big LP set on Vinyl on Demand ...

B

Anodize DB:

--- Quote from: Brian Bieniowski on May 09, 2011, 11:40:33 AM ---Hey Darren,

Were you playing Whitman the other night?  If so, what was the CD?

Rapoon was totally awesome, BTW.  I ran out and ordered that big LP set on Vinyl on Demand ...

--- End quote ---

That was his Recorded in Lisbon 2005 disc on Kranky...superb stuff. Hope you'll make it up here for his set...he grew up in Hillsdale, one town over from mine, so he hopes many of his old friends will show up as well. :)

Glad you liked Rapoon. More on that recording soon...

Should have snagged that VOD set when I was in SanFran last year...oh well. It's on the 'to buy' list.

Brian Bieniowski:
Not to hijack the thread, but Rapoon's set was awesome and made me explore a few of his most recent albums.  Can't say they grabbed me much, though I suppose I can't help but compare them to the analog stuff he was doing in the 90s, which is my favorite.  The last one I could truly say I connected with was Time Frost on Glacial Movements.

I got the box set from Forced Exposure, btw.  Looks intriguing and the VoD package can't be beat if the O Yuki Conjugate set is any indicator.

Anodize DB:
We hope you can join us for Keith's OTP premiere, where he will be debuting some new synth works created specifically for this performance. See you here!

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