Please note slight change of venue due to a clash with another event at the St James.
Westend Theatre, St James Complex, 312 Queen St.
Hope to see you there.
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From: Andrew Clifford
To: Aotearoa Digital Arts
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 6:18 PM
Subject: Fw: Boston's KFW visits Auckland
Boston's KFW visits Auckland
An Alt.music presentation in association with ARTSPACE
Keith Fullerton Whitman, Dean Roberts + Guy Treadgold, and Pumice
$10, Saturday April 29, 2006, doors 8pm, starts 9pm
Westend Theatre, St James Complex, 312 Queen St
KFW free artist talk, 1pm, Grand Circle Bar, Sat Apr 29
Alt.music is proud to present Boston's Keith Fullerton Whitman in Auckland as part
of his April ROOM40 Australian tour. This visit coincides with the release of the Lisbon
CD on American label Kranky. Brisbane label ROOM40 will also release an edition to
accompany the tour - 'Track4 (twowaysuperimposed)' - some of KFW's most
bass-heavy tone work to date. KFW is also known as legendary laptop composer (and sometime
Greg Davis/Kid 606 sidekick) Hrvatski, his joyful/nutso/crazy hyper-programmed
slice'n'dice laptop project.
Lisbon is a continuation of KFW's Playthroughs real-time processing
guitar-and-electronics project. Recently he has been augmenting the pure-guitar sound(s)
with a collection of small, battery-powered sound-devices and several tapes of
"automatic synthesizer compositions" and field recordings from all over
god's green earth. In addition, he places microphones and small speakers/FM receivers
around the space, capturing the sounds as they occur at various points in the room,
feeding them back through the central artery that is the max-msp-based playthroughs patch,
then out again to any number of locations.
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, Keith 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. A
guitarist from the age of ten, Whitman studied at Boston's Berklee College of Music
where, in the early 1990's he discovered contemporary post techno. During the day he
worked in the studio on his academic work, and the late evening and night he devoted to
his youthful, beat-oriented pieces.
Dean Roberts + Guy Treadgold
Although currently residing in Auckland, New Zealand-born guitarist and composer Dean
Roberts has spent much of the last decade in Europe. His latest release is under the guise
of the Autistic Daughters, a group that also features Werner Dafeldecker and Martin
Brandlmayr. The seven tracks on the trio's debut, Jealousy and Diamond, continue the
exploration and mutation of the rock song Roberts undertook on his seventh solo album, Be
Mine Tonight, which was also released by kranky and demonstrated a move from electronic
texturing into songwriting and arrangements, combining rock music and sound manipulation.
Playing with the Autistic Daughters, under the White Winged Moth alias or under his own
name, he has toured extensively in the US, Europe and China, and released material on
various labels (including Mille Plateaux, Erstwhile, kranky, and his own Formacentric
label). For his Alt.music appearance, Roberts will debut a new project featuring Guy
Treadgold on percussion.
Since the 2004 release of his Raft album on US label Last Visible Dog, Pumice (aka
Stefan Neville) has been wowing audiences around the world with his one-man-band
broken-sound performances and recordings. Subsequent releases include Worldwide Skull
(Audiobot), Spears (Pseudoarcana) and Yeahnahvienna (Soft Abuse), the latter two resulting
from a residency last year at Vienna interdisciplinary arts institute, Quartier 21.
Described as "a shipwreck in slow motion" by Pavement magazine, Pumice was
formed in Hamilton by Stefan Neville and Sugar Jon Arcus in 1991. Existing in various
forms and towns since then, these days it's usually Stefan by himself as he struggles
to be the whole band. Neville is also responsible for the drum-monster rhythms that propel
Chris Knox's new act, The Nothing.
Alt.music is an ongoing series of events, regularly bringing a vital injection of
contemporary sound art from around the world to Auckland. Founded by Auckland gallery
ARTSPACE and now organised in conjunction with the Audio Foundation, Alt.music began as an
international festival of experimental music and sound art in 2001, followed by successive
festivals in 2002 and 2004. Previous Alt.Music artists include Peter Rehberg, Pan Sonic,
Tetuzi Akiyama, Jon Rose, Voice Crack, Sachiko M, Francisco Lopez, Pierre Bastien, Oren
Ambarchi, Alan Licht Richard Nunns and the Dead C.
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