ONE THOUSAND PULSES presents
KEITH FULLERTON WHITMAN
DATE OF PERFORMANCE: Saturday, May 28
DOORS OPEN @ 7:30 PM / PERFORMANCE @ 8 PM
$8 for advance/reserve seating, $10 at the door
FOR TICKET PURCHASE, DIRECTIONS & FURTHER INFO:
http://www.onethousandpulses.comKeith 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