|Future Perfect 7
Fredrick R. Weisman Musum
When I was in grade school when
I was in the third or fourth grade our English book was called 7 is
Magic, books' 1-6 had equally goofy titles but this is the one
that I remember. I think I remember it mainly because it was
also the first place I read Langston Hughes, they reprinted
Play it cool
And dig all jive
That's the reason I stay alive.
As I live and learn
Dig And Be Dug
- Langston Hughes
I first Heard this, it seemed very Sesame Street to me. Maybe
that notion was helped by the illustrations that surrounded
it, it was the 70's after all. I didn't really like it at first,
but I remembered it, couldn't get it out of my head, and when I finally
asked my teacher about it, I was shocked to discover it wasn't
some P-Funk all-star (when I was in Kindergarten my father gave
me a crate of records, all weird 70's funk, don't ask me why, but
add that a year in a small town where the only show on Saturday mornings
that was at all like a cartoon was Soul Train, and well... you do
the math) but rather Hipster Poetry from the 1920's well, Lets
say I needed to know more. Because without the full
story your first impression may not be the right one.
I was reminded this
summer about that while garage sailing, I was at an estate
sale for a woman that had been a cultural anthropologist, studding
Africa , learning dialects and such, she also must have
been some sort of missionary has well, (no I don't no if she
saw the irony in that) she had made hundreds of field recordings,
of various Dialects, but amongst those reels was also ones
of Dale "Win Friends and Influence people" Carnage, Robert
Schuller and other evangelist types. Apparently she was
translating their writings into various and sundry dialects
. I was intrigued enough to buy all the reels, it cost me
two dollars, They sat in a closet for about a month
when at another garage sale, once again I encountered a gaggle
of reel to reel tapes, this time from a singer songwriter who had
died in the early 80's, I walked away with his tapes, for
two Dollars. I realized that if I hadn't bought these tapes
most of this information, things people spent there entire
lives pursing would be lost. History is important and not
just important history either .After all you don't know where you're
going till you know where you're... well you're bright you can figure
Matt's crazy Aunts' Geneology)
lobby: the radar threat
real time man/machine sound production
interface. fu*k computers!
voltage control manipulation, magnetic
imperfectionist electrosonic transission
descriptionalizationalism: every moment
is a new universe. mechanize
biorhythmis imperative- compact disc
out on history of the future.
the radar threat is benji gross.
Miller and David Stenshoel
with Dr. E.E. Mammal
Drew Miller wears a number of
hats in this business we call show:
´Bass & dulcimer player, leader
of Boiled In Lead
´Head + A&R of Omnium Recordings
´Label manager for ESD & NorthSide
Since pestering his parents for a record
player at age 3, he's been obsessed by music and records. In his early
20s he saw a bright red bass guitar in a Phoenix pawn shop, and before
learning to play the thing, started Boiled In Lead. He also DJed on
KFAI for some 10 years, before getting caught up in touring with BiL
in the mid-90s. He's now working fulltime in the record biz, with
artists that range from Wendy Carlos and The Residents to Finnish
jews harp players and Balkan-influenced rock. Old music is more fun
than new music...but old music needs to be made new for today's listener.
It lasted forhundreds of years; it can stand up to modern punishment.
78rpms and traditional deathfolkfiddletunes rule his ears.
´Paul Horn, does experiments in
sound wave modulation using envelope laden guitar work, analog synthesis,
found percussion, and modern electronics. Ambiance that may not be
easy to listen to. Sounds may conjure
images of sci-fi horror or bring
on relaxing bliss. Non-chemical mood alteration may occur if the listener
wishes to participate cerebrally.
´Glen Jones was the former bassist in
the group Grow Like Topsy. All Di Dollari songs are based on
melodies composed by Glen jones.
Shinozaki is a 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.
Pod (Jim Anton)
´Dimi2 Bass Calimba, Samples
a native Bostonian has been living in
Minnesota since 1986. He is a bassist, producer, and composer who
has worked and recorder in a variety of musical environments (Greazy
Meal, Eight Head, Kalevala, Tarnished Doubloon Featuring Ed Volker
from the Radiators, Peter Ostrushko, Greg Brown, Jesse Johnson, John
Casey, Steve Tibbetts, and Dean Magraw).
Has been working in the underground
music, painting and film/video scenes in the Twin Cities since landing
in the Midwest in 1989. While VAnce'sown 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.
Daddy Jr and the Spook
featuring Terry Hannen (Lunar 9, Shapeshifter),Jason
Ducklinski (Lunar 9, Shapeshifter), and Tim Ritter (Passage, Shapeshifter).
They made this groups debut at Future Perfect 5 as Aumana Letters
Born in Thailand and raised Maple Grove
MN, TS developed a style unique to himself influenced by old
skool hip hop but using a palate far wider than what would currently
be considered, even though in days of old that would not be the case.
A true experimentalist TS is also a visual artist, a painter for the
Happy Sound a collaboration between, Carty Fox (Squelch One),
McKnight wining composer Lorren Stafford (Richard For Cerebellum)
and Chris Strouth. Dedicated to smashing artistic and intellectual
barriers, they combine elements of Pop, electronica , and "New" music
to create a genre that can frighten everyone equally.
Went from the Disco Boogie blues of
Uncle Sam's to helping format the modern icon of night clubs, that
being First Avenue. He created nights like Club Degenerate., House
Nation, and Depth Probe. He was the artist formerly known as Prince's
fave DJ from Dirty Mind until Under the Cherry Moon. Voted Best DJ
by City Pages in '89, '90, and '91, before they got rid of the
category, he sold most of this town their record collections as the
vinyl guru of Platters. He was part of the team that put out the first
collections of Mpls electronica Big Game Hunter, Cabin Rave. He was
the music director and had three specialty shows, on the late KJJO
104. He started and was the music director for Rev 105, with his Radio
Depth Probe program being the longest running mix show in the US.
And in 7th grade he played Rhythm Guitar in the Black Knights.
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."
Named after Earth's unlikely but hypothesized
second moon, LILITH forges the genre we call "Anti-Ambience." By this,
we mean to suggest that the listener cannot treat the music as "background"
ambience; but must rather actively create the experience of listening.
We promise to offer sounds that are both familiar and alien; playful
and sinister. In return, we ask that you LISTEN. Founded in
1986, LILITH produces recorded works regularly, and performs live
infrequently. We 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 we employ constantly fluctuate.
You can find out who did what for each project by looking in the liner
notes (start in the discography). Our favorite instruments are voice/text,
imported "folk" instruments, homemade and "vintage" synthesizers.
However, our primary emphasis is on sound processing/editing.
Bryan (Networks) worked on Future Perfect 5, and he is back again
and better then ever. He has had many years of experience in the computer
industry as well as in the video/multimedia realm. Despite having
just graduated high school this past spring.
Cox(Resource management) Having no musical talent of his own,
Andy has found ways to support various musical projects over the years
through the sweat and toil of his brow. He has been the silent third
member of EBOP, the muscle behind the Bedrock Music Appreciation Society
and the guy who has humped the gear and stood at the door of a goodly
number of late night disco extravaganzas. Always handy with a razor
knife, cardboard and duct tape, Andy is guy you don't see who makes
sure its done.
Halverson 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
Stafford (Sugar Daddy)orren is classically trained pianist and
violinist . 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
Lantern Light Show:
Richard 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 Cedar Theater with
the Center of Consciousness. He formed the Magic Lantern Traveling
Light Show in 1988 and has performed at raves and rock festivals across
the upper midwest.
Born in 1952 in Gary, Indiana. Learned light show techniques at
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 .
Strouth (where the Buck Stops) 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. For the past
five years he has been on the curatorial panel of the American Composers
Forum's Sonic Circuits. Dr. Strouth is currently the head of artist
and product for TRG records (Twin Tone Record Group).
of thanks and Praise: to Phil Ford and all of the Weisman staff,
The fine folks at Tierney Brothers , Kevin, Lilith, Dave Daydodge,
Toatal music, Frank Streck, The American Composers Forum, in particular
Dr. Philip Blackburn. Everyone in the Future Perfect Camp, this
is SUCH a team effort, Lorren our Sugar Daddy, Kerri, Andy, and David
who just got over been terribley ill, just in time to be here, thank
God,! Roz,Fetik 3 the staff of Allied Chemical. Ren &
Stimpy, the Music of Sakamato, Brian Wilsion, Mad Proffesor, Main,
Badwai, Mad Magazine, and all th other people that helped us
get here today,
and as always Mo...